Since May, there has been much talk about Google developing its own tablet as a showcase to demonstrate the latest and best innovations that its Android platform is capable of.
Now from Australia, we have what is alleged to be the leaked details of the much talked about device that is said to have come from training materials for the device.
The Nexus Tablet (not its official name) looks to be a 7-inch device that’s apparently built by ASUS. The device is expected to make its global debut at the Google I/O developer conference scheduled to happen this week and here are the unconfirmed specifications:
- 7-inch 1280×800 IPS Display with a 178-degree viewing angle
- Android Jelly Bean
- 1.3GHz Quad-Core Tegra 3 CPU
- NVidia GeForce 12-core GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB / 16GB Internal Storage
- 1.2MP Front Camera
- 9 Hours Battery Life
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- Android Beam NFC
- Google Wallet support
The Nexus Tablet is expected to cost US$199 for the 8GB version and US$249 for the 16GB version. The hardware isn’t groundbreaking which means that the next iteration of the Android OS, right now only known as Jelly Bean, will have to be awesome to make up for what the hardware lacks.
Of course all of this is unconfirmed so don’t get too excited just yet. Google I/O is happening on June 27-29 in San Francisco, USA. Stay tuned as we bring you the developments on the Nexus Tablet and Android Jelly Bean in the days to come.
Take a look at this video that compares the recent Microsoft Surface announcement lead by Steve Ballmer with the first iPad keynote made by the late Steve Jobs way back in 2010.
Is an interesting read from Jaime Rivera of Pocketnow.com. But first, we have to make it clear that didn’t write the post below and neither are we claiming any ownership of the post published by the good people at Pocketnow.com. We’re posting Rivera’s work here because 1) we agree with all of the things mentioned in his article and 2) we’re posting his work here so you can offer your thoughts and give some local perspective on this very interesting discussion. Let’s start this list with a disclaimer though. There’s nothing in these five disappointments that considers iOS either superior or inferior to other platforms. There’s no such thing as a perfect operating system, and the idea that one is better than the other is anything but objective. This is about iOS 6, and why we believe it could’ve done better 1. As of this year, it’s no longer ahead of its time Back when Steve Jobs released the original iPhone in 2007, he said that the operating system was “at least five years ahead of its time”. If any of you were using the Motorola Q9h or BlackBerry Pearl that I was using back then, you’d agree with me in the fact that the guy was right. Sadly it seems that nobody at Apple remembers that any more. Those five years are up, and sadly nothing that was released at WWDC has prepared iOS to leap ahead of its time again. Today, a natural user interface is no longer a feature. It became mainstream years ago. Even feature phones have flick scrolling, Opera Mini for improved web browsing, and yeah, they’ve been doing music for a while now. iOS 6 should’ve been about where the puck is going to be next. Siri, while superior in many ways to whatever other platforms currently do, is still half-baked. iPhone OS 1 made the phrase “ease-of-use” change in meaning half a decade ago, but today, the concept is no longer a selling point. So my question is, what’s next Apple? Your reluctance to change a legacy UI makes you, not look like you. 2. Most of what it’ll do, it won’t do any better than others When they’re timely, Apple is famous for launching products that define new standards. When they’re late, they usually leapfrog over competition with something dramatically better. iOS 6 is sadly nothing like that. Prettier maps are not necessarily the same as better maps. It doesn’t challenge the system to be any better than it already is. It’s just a late catch-up that’s great to have, but that won’t give you a reason to choose iOS over a competing platform. Facebook integration? Been there, done that with Windows Phone 7 or HTC Sense. FaceTime over cellular? Third party apps have been offering video calls over cellular long before the iPhone’s own manufacturer figured it out. These reasons are no longer big enough to stir any customer away from the competition. 3. It still looks the same Surely the wheel can evolve, but overall, it’s still just a wheel. With operating systems, that’s a different story. Can you imagine Microsoft launching a Windows Vista that still looked like Windows XP? The age difference between them is just five years, and still the user interface evolved for better or worse. The age difference between iPhone OS 1 and iOS 6 is exactly that, five years. Functionality has changed here and there, but eating chicken every day for the last half-a-decade must drive even some Apple employees crazy by now. Even though I carry an iPhone 4S as one of my two daily drivers, I’ll admit that I’ve spent more time using HTC Sense on the One X that arrived on my doorstep a week ago, than this beta of iOS 6. I know this remark isn’t fair to all of you, since I know that for some people, what’s not broken shouldn’t be fixed, but my honest impression of iOS 6 is that I’m bored. I do understand Apple’s purpose in keeping the grid of icons all over, but why not figure out some way to have UI profiles. If you’re a first-time user, you get the grid, and if you’re a power user, you can customize it differently. Hey, if Cydia could figure that out, I’m sure all those thousands of Apple Engineers can do better. 4. It brings more fragmentation I’ve got to hand it to Apple here. Users of legacy devices probably don’t get everything in future updates due to hardware limitations, but they at least get some of them. The problem is when this fragmentation is not justified by hardware limitations. For example, as of beta 1, Siri is not supported by the iPad 2, whose guts are almost identical to what we find powering the iPhone 4S. And if the iPhone 4 and 3GS are getting iOS 6, why isn’t the first-generation iPad getting it? None of these technical decisions make logical sense, unless you add dollars into the equation. We have seen Apple change their minds as betas keep coming to developers, so let’s hope this is just another phase where they’ll lighten-up sooner or later. 5. We’re stuck with it for at least another 18 months Using a device that’s no longer ahead of its time, boring or no better than competitors isn’t easy in our times, but knowing that it won’t change for another 18 months is torture. Even if Apple released a new iPhone in the fall, which runs iOS 6 with some minor enhancements, nobody can switch phones every couple of months in this economy. Apple has slowly pushed users into adopting newer hardware just to get this new feature or that one, and it’s really not a good way to drive additional loyalty towards the platform. The bottom line This is not like if I don’t recommend iOS 6. Again, there are a ton of reasons why the iPhone 4S is still in my pocket running the beta. My biggest concern lies in its future. Apple seems to have fallen into a comfort zone that’s dangerous in this day and age. Competitors are no longer struggling to catch-up; those tables turned last year. For the first time since I started in this ecosystem back with the iPhone 3GS, I feel like it’s time to move-on. It’s in Apple’s best interest that people that agree with me, have real reasons to stick around. (source)
This is not a new app but it’s something that we’ve just recently discovered and one that we thought is useful, awesome and amazing enough for us share it with you. AirDroid is a simple to setup and easy to use application that allows you to manage your Android device wirelessly from the web browser on your computer. The app is a really great way to access stuff on your Android device. You can manage files and documents on your device’s micro SD card, you can drag and drop files to and from the device, and even access your contacts, call logs, emails, and a whole host of other things too. You can also text using the app as well as download and install apps on your device all wirelessly from the web browser of your choice on your computer. The interface is pleasant and you don’t need to root your device to access most of the cool features of AirDroid. You don’t even have to install anything on your PC either. Just key in passcode or scan a QR code and you’re done. (source)
Foxconn makes iPhones, a lot of iPhones, along with other Apple products like the iPad and iPod touch, and gadgets from other big tech companies too like Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation. And if someone of a considerable deal of influence — say, like the Chairman of Foxconn — talks about an anticipated product that has not been released yet, you can bet that there’s some degree of credibility in what that person says. In this case, Foxconn’s Chairman Terry Gou told China Times at a recent annual shareholder’s meeting straight up that consumers should “wait for the launch of the iPhone 5″ because “the new model will put Samsung’s Galaxy III to shame”. Those are mighty words coming from a man that would probably know more about the iPhone 5 than anyone else outside of Cupertino and it makes you wonder if Apple does see Samsung and the Galaxy S III as a real threat. It also makes you that little bit more curious as to what goodies the new iPhone will bring when it is unveiled possibly this October. As for now, all we know about the iPhone 5 are rumours including a longer and thinner all-aluminium body housing a 4-inch screen that is expected to have a high enough screen resolution for Apple to tag the Retina Display name on it. (source)
Sony Xperia S users, your big day has finally arrived! Sony Mobile today announced that it has started releasing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the device. In addition to the new operating system, the update brings some new Sony Mobile applications as well (“WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”). ICS for the Sony Xperia S is available now via OTA or via Sony’s device management software for the PC and Mac. For those of you who want to get the update via OTA, note that the file size is 200MB. While you can still update OTA on 3G, WiFi is you best option. To help manage your expectations on wait time and availability, Sony has setup this page to help you check when your Xperia S will getting the update. For a step-by-step run through on how to update you Xperia S, head over to after the jump. (source)
As teased earlier, Maxis is also offering the new iPad for contract bundling. On Maxis, the new iPad can be yours as low as RM999 with 24 months contract of its 12GB plan. In terms of data plan bundling, Maxis offers 3 plan options – 2GB data plan for RM48/month, 4GB data plan for RM68/month & 12GB data plan for RM108/month. As comparison, Celcom offers its 4.5GB plan for RM70/month and 7GB for RM100/month for the new iPad bundling. The plans from Maxis are tied with 24 months option and they require an upfront payment between RM300 – RM800 depending on plan. The upfront payment will be rebated back evenly across 5 months. The iPad data plans do not charge for excess data but speeds will be throttled down once you’ve exceeded the limit. To speed up, Maxis also offers top up of data quota from RM8/day for 500MB. For long term add-on, there’s RM18/month for 750MB (30 days) and RM28/month for 1.5GB (30 days). In addition, it’s worth noting that in certain areas, the Maxis network runs on DC-HSPA+ that’s capable of supporting theoretical download speeds of up to 42Mbps. DC-HSPA+ is supported in the New iPad and Maxis say that in DC-HSPA+ areas subscribers can expect a download speed of up to 10Mbps. For more information, head over to their new iPad page. For Maxis One Club member, they are throwing additional discounts where the new iPad can be yours from as low as RM699. You’ll get RM150 off on 4GB data plan bundling and RM300 off on the highest 12GB data plan option. There’s no price difference on the 2GB data plan option. For more information on Maxis One Club new iPad offer, head over here. (source)
Celcom today has finally revealed its new iPad bundling plans which is offered as low as RM1,329. The new iPad WiFi + Cellular version is priced at RM1,899 for the 16GB, RM2,199 for 32GB and RM2,499 for 64GB capacity. On Celcom, they are offering 2 plans – Celcom Broadband iPad Basic that offers 4.5GB/month at RM70 and Celcom Broadband iPad Advance of 7GB at RM100/month. In terms of speed, the Basic plan download speed is limited up to 3.6Mbps while the higher Advance plan goes up to 7.2Mbps. You’ll get a choice of 12 months or 24 months contract for the iPad bundling. Additional data quota can be topped up at RM10 for 500MB, RM15 for 1GB and RM50 for 5GB. On the bundled pricing, you’ll get a subsidy savings of RM270 the normal price if you subscribe on 12 months contract of iPad Basic plan. The biggest subsidy obviously comes from the longest of 24 months tenure and highest plan of iPad Advance where you get to enjoy RM570 off. Full subsidised pricing of the new iPad on Celcom as follows: iPad Basic (4.5GB) – 12 months – 16GB – RM1,629 iPad Basic (4.5GB) – 24 months – 16GB – RM1,429 iPad Basic (4.5GB) – 12 months – 32GB – RM1,929 iPad Basic (4.5GB) – 24 months – 32GB – RM1,729 iPad Basic (4.5GB) – 12 months – 64GB – RM2,229 iPad Basic (4.5GB) – 24 months – 64GB – RM2,029 iPad Advance (7.0GB) – 12 months – 16GB – RM1,529 iPad Advance (7.0GB) – 24 months – 16GB – RM1,329 iPad Advance (7.0GB) – 12 months – 32GB – RM1,829 iPad Advance (7.0GB) – 24 months – 32GB – RM1,629 iPad Advance (7.0GB) – 12 months – 64GB – RM2,129 iPad Advance (7.0GB) – 24 months – 64GB – RM1,929 When signing up, Celcom requires an upfront payment between RM180-RM240 depending on plan and contract duration. The upfront payment will be rebated evenly across 12 months period. If you plan to break away earlier, Celcom imposes a RM500 penalty. For more information, head over to Celcom’s new iPad page. (source)
The BlackBerry Porsche Design has finally reached our shores. The BlackBerry Porsche Design offers a unique radical design that sets you apart from the typical BlackBerry Bold devices. The exclusivity comes with a price of RM6,388 which gives you BlackBerry Bold 9900 hardware covered with stainless steel and leather.
To recap on the specs, it runs on a 1.2GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 2.8″ VGA display & comes with a 5MP camera capable of shooting 720p HD video. According to Lowyat.Net, the device will also be offered on contract via Maxis.
Obviously this isn’t for the everyday mainstream user. However it might be something worth considering if money is no object for the sake of being different. Speaking of being different, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 comes with an exclusive BlackBerry Pin that starts with 2AA.
Here’s a nice little late-night rumor for you to dream about while you slumber. There’s been some talk that HTC is readying a 5.3-inch Galaxy Note challenger of their own by the name of the One XXL (double x’s for a double dose of pimpin’). Other than its gargantuan size, we really haven’t heard much else. Well, a new leak is flipping everything we once thought, showing us that the HTC One XXL might not be 5.3-inch device we hoped for. Instead, it could be a souped up version of the HTC One XL (our version of the international Tegra 3 One X). The details were “revealed” in the below screenshot (top image is just concept art) and shows off all the specs that make a Phandroid’s heart flutter. We got a 4.7-inch display, quad-core Qualcomm S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP camera and 1.8MP front facing camera. Of course, this sorta stuff is pretty easy to fake with a little time on your hands, and a few simple XML edits. Still, I can’t help but think if this device were true, and it comes to Verizon/Sprint/T-Mobile later this year, maybe that would take some of the sting out of missing out on the regular old One X. (source)
Motorola Mobility today announced the latest addition to the RAZR line-up for South East Asia. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor packed in a decently thin 8.35mm body, the Motorola RAZR V is designed to combine value, performance and style in one.
The RAZR V features a 4.3-inch Gorilla Glass display that is enhanced with Motorola’s ColorBoost display technology. In addition, the RAZR V runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and features a backplate that is completely covered with Kevlar.
Other than that, we don’t have much detail on the full specifications of the device. We’ll have to wait till closer to the launch date for more info. In terms of pricing, the RAZR V will be the most affordable Android-based RAZR in the market, so it should be cheaper than the RAZR MAXX that currently retails for RM1,688. Release date is slated for Q3 but not firm date has been set.
Despite being the budget device of the bunch, it’s good to see that Motorola has not taken any of the stylish elements of the RAZR away from the RAZR V. We’re still firm that the RAZR is the most stylish Android devices in the market right now and the RAZR V looks to follow that trend. In addition, the affordable pricing could possibly make this new RAZR the most desirable in the lineup.
Will Google be announcing its next Android OS, Jellybean, at the upcoming Google I/O 2012? We don’t know for sure, but let’s not get too far because it seems like many manufacturers are still slowly updating their devices to Android ICS. Samsung just announced recently that they will be rolling out the updates to its Galaxy Tab devices by August. Posted on Samsung Canada’s page, the updates will begin in July and by August, majority of the Galaxy Tab devices will be updated. Check out the full list below, are you excited for the update or do you think it’s a little late? GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 Wi-Fi GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI + 3G GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI + 3G GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI + 3G GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G (source)
Excited about Windows Phone 8 and what’s to come? As you might already know, the new mobile OS from Microsoft will come with multi-core support, high resolution display and such, so what else is new? A whole bunch actually, LG announced its Siri-like “Quick Voice” that allows for voice control, Microsoft will also have its own Speech Platform that allows you to search for things and listen to ebooks. This feature will arrive to all WP Mango devices so no worries if you’re an existing user. Windows Phone 8 will also come with a new Start Screen, probably the biggest and most obvious change in terms of visuals. I personally love the new redesign, the current big tiles shows too little information and I don’t think I’m that old to require big buttons, yet. There’ll also be deep Skype integration, offline turn-by-turn navigation maps powered by none other than Nokia, IE10 which smoked Safari and Android browser in the SunSpider Java test, improved camera with panorama and burst shot, ready for enterprise, over the air updates for future WP8 devices, and 18-months support cycle. (source)
LG Malaysia is said to be bringing the LG Optimus L5 into Malaysia in July with the price tag of just RM719. The Optimus L5 is the middle model of the L-Series that’s more designer centric. The Optimus L5 runs on a single core 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM with 4GB of storage that’s expandable with microSD. Over at the front you’ll get a rather generous 4.0″ TFT LCD display but with HVGA resolution of 480×320. That gives a pixel density of about 144 ppi. You’ll also get a 5.0MP camera at the back which only shoots VGA videos and it is powered by a 1,540mAh battery. For those looking for the latest, it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. For this price tag and features, the LG Optimus L5 is going head on against other entry level ICS devices such as the HTC Desire C, Sony Xperia tipo and Sony Xperia miro. The other models of the L series – Optimus L3 and Optimus L7 was already announced at the price tag of RM499 and RM999 respectively. (source)
Available from Brightstar, the Motorola RAZR MAXX retails for RM1,788 outright. The RAZR MAXX adds a whopping 3,300mAh battery to everything that’s good about the Motorola RAZR – 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced 960×540 resolution (about 256ppi) display with Gorilla Glass. 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. 8MP rear camera with 1080p video and a 1.3MP front camera with 720p video. The 3,300mAh battery gives the RAZR MAXX 21 hours of talktime and 15 hours of continuous video playback or two and half days of continuous music playback. To accommodate the battery, the RAZR MAXX is slightly thicker at 8.99mm compared to the RAZR’s svelte 7.1mm body. With the large battery, a decent screen, spectacular call quality and snappy performance wrapped in that sleek RAZR design and sexy Kevlar backplate, the RAZR MAXX has a lot going for it and very little against and if battery performance is a big deal for you, this device is definitely worth a look, there’s really nothing else in the market. (source)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet range is now available in Malaysia and they come in 2 forms – Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″. In terms of specs, both are running dual-core 1.0GHz and both are the first tablets from Samsung that runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. When compared with its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t differ that much except that it weighs 23grams more and it is thicker by 1.1mm. The front facing camera has been downgraded from 2MP to 0.3MP. Screen resolution & battery capacity remains unchanged. Meanwhile the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ appears to be a notch lower than the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as the processor on the 7.0″ Plus runs on much higher dual-core 1.2GHz. The pricing according to the folks at Lowyat.Net is RM1,299 for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ and RM1,499 for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″. (source)
Normally, wireless Internet is something that gamers always tried to avoid due reliability and latency issues. However, it seemed that Yes are quite confident with their quality of Internet services by agreeing to collaborate with local gaming service provider OffGamers for a special set of Yes 4G packages that are targeted for gamers. Based on the Yes Super Postpaid plans, these packages will be making their debut at the upcoming Yes Techgaming League that is scheduled to take place at Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur this weekend. However, the packages looked quite confusing since they are a lot of details that are very unclear to us especially the numerous types of rebates that are listed under the packages. While we have already submitted our queries to OffGamers representative for further clarifications, we are able to confirm that new subscribers of Yes Postpaid Packages as well as Yes Prepaid Card customers at the Yes Techgaming Festival might be able to go home with free SteelSeries gaming peripherals through lucky draws at the event. To learn more about the new collaborative OffGamers - Yes Postpaid packages as well as further information on the Yes Techgaming League, head on to www.offgamers.com. (source)
With the success of the original Galaxy Note still following them well into the second quarter of 2012, Samsung is already preparing a successor to the popular phablet. Thanks to a rumor report out of MK Business News, we may now have an idea what could go into the device. According to MK Business News, the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be improved in just about every way possible. Not only is the Note II rumored to include a quad-core processor, sturdier build, better battery life and Jelly Bean, it will also deploy a new screen technology known as unbreakable plane, or UBP. Instead of using glass like with traditional OLED displays, UBP displays use a polymer film allowing for thinner and lighter components. UBP technology has also been called a, “precursor to the flexible display.” So while the Galaxy Note II may not feature a flexible OLED display, it will bring us one step closer. If the latest rumors are right, you can look for the Galaxy Note II to launch sometime this October, going head-to-head with the Apple iPhone 5. In the meantime, we’ll still be keeping our eyes out for that elusive T-Mobile branded Note spotted in late April. (source)
E3 event just ended last week, and as expected Microsoft provided absolutely no details about the Next-Ge Xbox product line. However, there are some new supposedly leaked details that shed insight to what the company is working on behind-the-scenes. Based on what has been presented as a confidential series of concept art, it looks like Kinect isn't going away. In fact, it appears to be one of the major points of the Xbox 720. If these leaks are to be believed, the new console will have "Kinect v2" built directly into the console, so there will be no need for an extra peripheral. Among the enhancements referenced are the ability to track four players simultaneously, stronger integration with other devices like the PC and Windows Phone 8, and just all-around more powerful performance. Another interesting thing mentioned in the leak is a project Microsoft is reportedly working on, called Kinect Glasses, which has hints of Google's Project Glass in it. Few solid details are laid out, but it looks like they'll both enhance your core experience with the Xbox 720, and can be used on-the-go as well. And the biggest piece of information from this alleged document - the console will launch at a nice price point of $299. (source)
Scientists from the University of Texas are on the verge of developing a mobile technology capable to see through walls and other solid objects. The technology combines the capturing of an unused "TERAHERTZ" range in the electromagnetic spectrum with a a new microchip capable of reproducing the data. Thanks to the direct tapping in the terahertz range the future sensors will be much more simple than similar technology used nowadays, as it won't need the use of several lenses inside a device. The new chip is based on the popular CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) technology, but when combined with terahertz waves it becomes possible for the sensor to capture images behind solid objects like walls and bodies. The technology is very powerful as it offers limitless uses in construction, medicine, archaeology, document and money authentication and many more fields. The simplicity of the technology also makes it usable in mobile devices, which adds an interesting privacy concern to the matter. (source)
Nokia released a few teaser images on its US Facebook page that contain the date, Monday, June 18th. This is the same day Microsoft is holding a tablet event and people started speculating that Nokia's announcement is related to the Microsoft event. The two announcements are not related. Sources told the blog that Nokia will likely announce the US launch of the 41-megapixel 808 PureView. The 808 PureView is a Symbian-powered handset with a 41-megapixel camera. It's mid-range phone with a 4-inch OLED display, a 1.3GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. (source)
We have seen a lot of renders of the next generation iPhone before but these are some of the best we have seen so far. a Gizmodo reader made these after looking at some of the leaked images that have come out so far and has done a terrific job with them. You'll notice things like the vertically stretched display and an aluminum back, along with a new connectivity port that we have seen and heard about in the past. He also took the time to put some fake fingerprints on them to make the renders look even more realistic. (source)
You May already know that the Samsung GALAXY S III has a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 covering the whole front of the smartphone for maximum protection, Here is a Screen Scratch test Video showing how the Galaxy S III can handle anything without making one scratch on the screen. (source)
Hate contract commitments that usually last for a minimum for a whole year so when the service suddenly deteriorate, you’re not allowed to switch to a different telco? DiGi is now offering Zero Contract devices that give you a subsidy on selected device together with special rebate of up to RM15/month as long as you’re subscribed to its services.
Available on the iPhone 4S, HTC One X, HTC One V and Samsung Galaxy Note, sign up for DG Smart Plan 48 and get a special rebate + auto-billing rebate of RM10 in total. DG Smart Plan 68 and Smart Plan 88 on the other hand will give you a total monthly savings of RM15. Do note that offer is valid on a while stocks last basis and special rebates is only applicable for the first 12 months and if you want to be eligible for the rebates, you’re technically tied to a contract because you must sign up for DG Smart Plan for at least3 months otherwise an admin fee of RM100 will be charged.
The new iPad may have been launched here in Malaysia quite some time ago but if you still haven’t gotten the tablet you’ve always wanted, here’s the chance for you to do so as Celcom is going to offer the device with a broadband plan. The telco recently opened up its pre-registration page for the new iPad package which will be launched at CUBE @ Subang Parade, Subang Jaya this Friday, 22 June 2012, 11am onwards; the first 80 customers dressed in blue at the launch will even get a special surprise so happy queuing. In case you were wondering, last week, Maxis also teased an iPad offer which will be happening on the same date so if you wish to get your hands on a Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad, get your ammo ready. Meanwhile, you can check out the retail price of the new iPad over at Apple’s Malaysian store. (source)
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U Mobile is offering a special bundle on Acer Iconia Tab W501 Windows Tablet & the M3 Ultrabook. The 10.1″ Tablet runs on Windows 7 and it is powered by AMD Fusion 1.3GHz processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB of SSD storage while the M3 Ultrabook runs on Intel Core i5 1.6GHz processor. For this bundle, U Mobile is basically offering up to 6 months free subscription for its 5GB broadband plan worth RM408 and RM668 off its 6 months 20GB broadband subscription. They are also throwing in a free pouch and keyboard dock for the tablet as well as a backpack for the M3 Ultrabook. Contract is tied to 18 months for cash and credit card payment while those who opt for Easy Payment Plan are tied with 24 months contract. For more information, head over to U Mobile’s Acer bundling page. (source)
HTC Malaysia has announced that they are throwing a limited edition HTC One S bundling with Beats solo headset. The combo is priced at RM2,199, which is a pretty good value considering the solo head costs about RM1000.
As an early bird promotion at their Pavilion KL & Gurney Plaza roadshow, they are offering the urbeats heatset combo for just RM1,839. Stocks are limited at 200 units for Pavilion KL and 150 units at Gurney Plaza. DiGi, U Mobile & Maxis are expected to offer contract bundling and so far U Mobile has revealed its offering from as low as RM1,149.
Apart from the HTC One S which is officially launched today at RM1,838, HTC has also made available other variants of the HTC Desire series – the entry level Desire C and the dual-sim capable Desire V. The Desire C is priced at RM738 which comes with a 600MHz processor, 3.5″ HVGA display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a 5MP camera. Meanwhile, the RM1,099 HTC Desire V which was already being offered by U Mobile from RM499 comes with a single core 1GHz processor, a large 4.0″ WVGA display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and 5MP camera. Both are running on the current Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Below is the list of HTC Smart Phone pricing from IMCC. HTC One X – RM2,099 HTC One X + Solo – RM2,499 HTC One S – RM1,838 HTC Desire V – RM1,099 HTC One V – RM999 HTC Desire C – RM738 HTC Sensation XE – RM1,699 HTC Sensation XE (without beats headset) – RM1,449 HTC Explorer – RM529 (source)
Maxis has revealed its bundling plan for the Nokia Lumia 900. Retailing at RM1,799, the Nokia Lumia 900 can be yours from as low as RM959 with 24 months contract of Maxis 6GB data bolt-on plan on top of any postpaid plan from Value First (RM30/month) and above. There are other contract options available with 12, 18 and 24 months duration on 1GB and 3GB data bolt-on plans. As an early promo, they are also giving out a Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger worth RM109 together with the Nokia Lumia 900. To recap on the specs, the Lumia 900 is the bigger sibling of the Lumia 800 with a bigger 4.3″ AMOLED Clear Black Display, comes with a front facing camera and a larger 1,830mAh battery. It still retains the same single core 1.4GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 8MP rear camera. For more information, head over to Maxis Nokia Lumia page. (source)
From the first time we saw this mouse, we seriously can’t help from associating the newly announced Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse with Razer Naga, thanks to that massive amount of buttons - all 12 of them! - on the left side of the mouse. Not to forget, both of them are also designed to cater for massively multiplayer online (MMO) gamers.
The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse is also equipped with 8200 dpi laser sensor, on-the-fly DPI button, on-board memories to store up to three mouse profiles, 1 millisecond USB report rate and almost 2 meter of braided USB cable. On top of all these, Logitech has also included customizable illumination options to those side buttons with more than 16 million possible combinations.
It has been a while since we heard anything about Logitech’s gaming mouse series, so this is rather welcoming news from them and guess what, Logitech Malaysia has confirmed that G600 will be available in Malaysia very soon. No official pricing for Malaysia for the time being but we believe it shouldn’t be that far from its US price tag of RM 255 (USD 79.90).
Not a Maxis One Club member to enjoy the special privilege of buying a 16GB iPhone 4S for RM599? No worries, DiGi is offering the 64GB iPhone 4S at the price of a 32GB unit for all customers. The catch is of course, a 24 months contract under iDiGi 138 plan at RM88 a month – you’ll get 3GB of data, 450 free minutes, 400 free SMS and 40 free SMS bundled together in the plan.
Retailing at RM2,799, get the 64GB iPhone at RM2,390 when you sign up for a 24 months contract with DiGi i138. The previous phone price for the same plan was RM2,690. The promotion period according to DiGi’s website runs from 12 June to 15 July 2012 (while stocks last) , you’ll even get a free phone skin and screen protector when you buy online (while stocks last) as well as free delivery.
We recently got a look at Samsung's new Ivy Bridge-enhanced Series 5 laptops, but it turns out that's not the only refresh the line has gotten this month. Samsung's also now rather quietly introduced a pair of new AMD-based models on its website, including an $850 14-inch version with a quad-core A10-4655M APU, and a $700 13.3-inch model with a quad-core A6-4455M (both otherwise known as Trinity processors). You'll also get an AMD Radeon HD 7500G GPU on the 13.3-incher (while the 14 relies on integrated graphics), but their specs remain pretty much in line with their Intel-based counterparts beyond that, including a standard 4GB RAM on both models and 500GB or 750GB hard drives.
Still remember Razer’s gaming laptop, the Razer Blade? Guess what, the gaming laptop will soon be available for gamers outside of United States for the first time ever since it was announced last year. However, before you get all excited about the prospect of owning one and rushed off to the nearest Razer dealers, the laptop will be only be made available in Singapore. We are not surprised by that though since Razer’s regional headquarters is located over there but what really caught our attention is its price tag of RM 9,929 (SGD 3,999.99). Mind you, the 17-inch Razer Blade Gaming Laptop is still rocking previous generation hardware such as a dual-core 2.80GHz Intel Core i7-2640M CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M GPU but of course, Razer Blade comes with a set of unique features such as the dynamic Switchblade User Interface shortcut keys and a LCD that acts as touchpad as well as a secondary display. Nevertheless, we just wish that Razer would at least update Blade’s hardware to an Ivy Bridge-based Intel Core CPU and Kepler-based NVIDIA’s GPU as these updates would be able to further justify its RM 9.9k price tag. Meanwhile, if you cannot resist yourself from owning the new Razer Blade Gaming Laptop, do note that it will be available in Singapore starting from tomorrow, June 14 onwards (source)
Can’t wait to get your hands on the next “One” from HTC? U Mobile just announced its phone plan for the HTC One S and if you’ve been waiting for it, you can soon get it from as low as RM1,149; the launch price is RM1,799.
Featuring a gradient metal unibody, the Malaysia version of HTC One S is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Krait Processor with 4.3” AMOLED display and an 8MP rear camera. Like the existing One X and One V, One S runs on Android ICS and also has Beats Audio to make your multimedia content come to live.
Sign up for a 24 months contract with U88 at RM88/month and the device will be yours at only RM1,149. If you’re hoping for a lower monthly commitment, the device can also be purchased with a U58 or U28 contract.
- 15-17 June 2012 – Pavillion KL, Gurney Plaza Penang
- 23-24 June 2012 – Sunway Pyramid
- 29 June – 1 July 2012 – eCurve Damansara
- 6-8 July 2012 – Sungei Wang KL
- 13-15 July 2012 – Berjaya Times Square
We’re glad to report that the ultra-cool and super-sexy Kevlar backplate is here to stay. In addition, it looks like Motorola has increased the surface area of the Kevlar backplate to cover the whole back portion of the unreleased device that you see here. The backplate re-design has also moved the camera, which is said to have a 13MP sensor, to the top centre of the backplate instead of the off-centre position in the earlier RAZR.
Unfortunately however, one of the world’s thinnest smartphones will get a bump in thicknes. Fortunately however the increase in thickness is very likely due to the inclusion of a massive 3,300mAh battery that’s expected to give the new RAZR amazing battery performance.
Speaking of performance, DROID RAZR HD is said to run on Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4. Yes, you’ve read that right, Motorola’s new flagship device is rumoured to run a dual-core chip, although we would like something with a bit more firepower (say, quad-core with 1GB RAM or more) to make it into the end-product. We would be surprised if it was something else.
The display on the new RAZR has been described as “amazing” by those who know about the device and that the phone also has on-screen navigation keys which means it should be running ICS.
The Android-based RAZR put Motorola back on the map when it was unveiled last year. Even now, we still think that the RAZR is one of the most stylish Android smartphones you can get with performance to spare. Its built quality is top-notch too. Pity we can’t say the same about the camera though. Even so, the RAZR gets better and better with each new firmware update.
Now that there’s a new RAZR looming in the horizon with the promise of a better camera and a stellar battery performance all wrapped in roughly the same sexy shell as before, there’s really not much going against this upcoming Motorola. Question is will it come to Malaysia.
Maxis, through its customer reward program – the Maxis One Club – is offering the much talked about Samsung Galaxy S III for an unbelievable RM599. In addition, Maxis is also offering the iPhone 4S (16GB) for the same price to One Club members.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch so you will have to subscribe to a 24 months contract on the Maxis ValuePlus 150 plan with a 1GB data plan to be eligible to purchase the Samsung Galaxy SIII for RM599. If you’re keen on the iPhone 4S, you’ll have to subscribe to the Maxis iValue 2 plan (RM155/month) for 24 months.
In comparison, non-One Club members pay RM1,599 for the Galaxy S III on the same contract and duration, and RM1,250
This is a really great deal any which way you look at it as the devices are generously subsidized. Considering Maxis One Club members are generally high users, the offer is a no-brainer as it brings little or no change to their monthly bill.
For those of you who are not aware, Maxis One Club is an exclusive membership program that offers priority customer service, special rewards and affinity program. Customers who have been with Maxis (postpaid) for more than a year with a minimum monthly commitment of RM150 and above are automatically upgraded to Maxis One Club member status.
The offer is valid from June 9 to 24 and is available at all Maxis Centres and participating Maxis Exclusive Partner stores nationwide. For more information and to check on membership eligibility, call 1 800 82 1123 or visit www.maxis.com.my/moc.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is launching in a 2 versions across the globe internationally, the SGS III with model number GT-I9300 has a quad-core Samsung Exynos chip and 1GB of RAM. Stateside, the Galaxy S III 4G version has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chip with a Dual-core S4 processor with built-in LTE, but doubles the RAM to 2GB.
Now, Here is The Perfect combination that brings, a Samsung Galaxy S III with both a 1.4Ghz Quad-processor Exynos CPU AND 2GB of RAM. It's expected to land only on Korea's SK Telecom in July. Here is the Galaxy S III korean version unique Technical details:
- Quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 with CPU clocked @ 1.4GHz
- 2GB of RAM
- 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen
- 4.82 ounces (136.5 grams)
- 0.35 inches (9mm)