Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blackberry Bold 9900 Torn Apart & Re-Fix

From DirectFix, the guys manage to tear down the Blackberry Bold 9900 and re-fix it. (this is actually a new model launched recently by RIM). Enjoy the short 8mins+ video clip.

Samsung's New Wave With Bada 2.0

Samsung Electronics Mobile Division just released 3 new Bada 2.0 operating system Wave smartphones.
They are Samsung Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y.
Just for those who aren’t sure what Bada is, Bada is actually an operating system created by Samsung. It is independent from Android OS. The Bada 2.0 version will have multi-tasking capability as well as Near Field Communication (NFC).

Wave 3: Super AMOLED 4” Display

Wave M: 3.65” HVGA Display

Wave Y: 3.2” HVGA Display

It also features ChatON, a Samsung’s proprietary for mobile communications across all platform iOS, Blackberry and Android as well.

Source: Samsung

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Runner's Tribute to Steve Jobs

A very nicely done tribute to Steve. Joseph Tame, a marathon runner paid his tribute to Steve by making a 21km run across the streets of Tokyo in the shape of an Apple logo. He uses his iPhone and Runkeeper app in succession of mapping the run of the Apple logo.

"It’s for this that I’d like to personally show my appreciation to Steve for his vision and leadership, which has made a direct positive impact upon my life. His work has also served to revolutionise the mobile phone industry, something that was desperately needed here more than anywhere. I’d like to wish Steve all the best, and hope that his health improves fast now he’s able to focus more on getting well again."

Joseph had previously made art by running on a few other occasions which includes, Hello Kitty, his name, Twitter, Google..

Source: Joseph Tame

Saturday, August 27, 2011

iPhone 4S Leaked Back Cover (White)

Fresh news again with the iPhone 4S which could probably be released together with the iPhone 5.
I still don't understand the need to release a 8GB version of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S..

Source: macpost

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Celcom Releases Blackberry Bold 9900 and Blackberry Torch 9810 Plans

Celcom is the first in Malaysia to release the package of the new Blackberry Bold 9900 and Blackberry Torch 9810. There is no news on the Blackberry Torch 9850 though.

Source: Celcom

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple's CEO

Update: Tim Cook officially the new Apple CEO and Steve was made the 1st Chairman of Apple.

The sad day has come for Apple. Steve officially announces his resignation as the Apple CEO.

Letter from Steve Jobs

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.


Source: Apple (1) Apple (2)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Why Sony?

No words required..

Source: 9to5mac

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RIM Launches New Blackberry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370

RIM today launches the new family of the Blackberry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370.
Each of the models will be with the new Blackberry OS7 which claims almost 100% browser improvements when comparing to OS5.

Display will be 480x360 with 2.4" and with NFC integrated as well. Much similar to the older brother Blackberry Bold 9900.

The 3 models are identical in terms of outlook but the details are as below:
  • BlackBerry Curve 9350 - CDMA with 512MB of RAM / 512MB of storage.
  • BlackBerry Curve 9360 - GSM Tri-Band UMTS/Quad-Band EDGE with 512MB / 512MB of storage.
  • BlackBerry Curve 9370 - CDMA/EVDO/Quad-Band EDGE with 512MB of RAM / 1GB of storage.

8GB iPhone 4 in September 2011?

Fresh rumors stating that there will be a 8GB version of the well-known iPhone 4 pending for launching in September. Reliable sources were stating that the smaller capacity sized iPhone 4 will be manufactured by a Korean firm. No news if there will be a white version as well.
Not really sure why Apple decided to churn out a lite version of the iPhone 4. Perhaps to finish up the raw inventories?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Update: Mac OSX Lion USB RM199 Now Available on Apple Malaysia Store

Update: Just to note that the OSX Lion USB stick is also available now in Malaysia Apple Store for RM199. Ships in 24 hours.
This is for those who have virtually no or bad internet connection. Otherwise RM199 for a USB stick pre-loaded with Lion OSX is pretty darn expensive!

Blackberry Bold 9900 - Brightstar

New information from Brightstar that the new Blackberry Bold 9900 will be available for pre-order on 17th August 2011 at MidValley for a price of RM2188.
Some sources mentioned that a pre-order of RM300 is required.
Not sure if anybody is that interested in the BB..

As mentioned earlier, the expected launching will be on 15th September 2011.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Sneak Peak of iPhone 5

Coming from the chinese twitter weibo, take a closer look at the home button..

Maybank2U + Groupon

New partnership announced today between Maybank2u.com and Groupon Malaysia. Just so you know, Groupon is the leading online group purchasing deals. It ranges from food, services, travels and more.

The partnership, "Maybank2u-Groupon Exclusive Offers" will allow users to browse exclusive Groupon offers from the world's fastest-growing group buying portal, Groupon via Maybank2u.com.

Source: Maybank2u 

Maxis's Blackberry Bold 9900 Pre-Register

Maxis today updates its range of devices to allow registration of interest to the new Blackberry Bold 9900.

Just to recap, the new Blackberry Bold 9900 comes with overhaul improvements both in hardware and software. It will have a higher resolution of 640 x 480 on a 2.8" capacitive screen.
Internal storage of up to 8GB, 768MB of RAM and a single-core 1.2GHz processor. It has a 5MP camera and will be loaded with the new Blackberry OS7.

Source: Maxis

Update: Lenovo Tablet K1 Launching on 18th August 2011 (RM1199)

It's official now that the launching will be on 18th August (Thursday), Lenovo Exclusive Store at MidValley KL. Promotion price of RM1199 will be available from 11.30 ~ 1.30pm and limited to first 50 customers only. Also there will be a free gift of the Lenovo Tablet K1 t-shirt for the first 50 customers as well.
Normal price is RM1499.

  • NVIDIA Tegra 2.0 T20 1.0GHz processor
  • Google Android 3.1 operating system
  • 10.1” HD (1280x800) display
  • Up to 1GB DDR2 memory, up to 32GB SSD storage
  • Integrated Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, 3G (for 3G-enabled model only)
  • Micro SD card reader, Mini HDMI connector
  • Integrated front (2M) & back (5M) mounted webcam
  • Colours: Red & White (Wi-Fi only), Black & Brown (3G only)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mac OSX Lion USB $69 Now Available on Apple Store

As stated in the earlier post, Apple has officially place the Lion OSX USB stick on the Apple Store for sale at $69.

Source: Apple

Man Utd plans $1 Billion IPO in Singapore by Year End

Sources states that the English Premier League Champion Manchester United is eyeing for $1 billion IPO in Singapore by end of the year.

Forbes this year ranked Manchester United as the world's most valuable football team in 2011, valuing the club at US$1.86 billion. The club is one of U.K.'s most successful, having been crowned English league champions 19 times and European champions three times in its 133-year history.

Source: IFR

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lenovo Tablet K1 Launching on 18th August 2011

Lenovo is also stepping up the game in the tablet arena by launching the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1.
Price is yet to be announced but should we should expect to have the first indication of the price tomorrow (16.08.11).

  • NVIDIA Tegra 2.0 T20 1.0GHz processor
  • Google Android 3.1 operating system
  • 10.1” HD (1280x800) display
  • Up to 1GB DDR2 memory, up to 32GB SSD storage
  • Integrated Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, 3G (for 3G-enabled model only)
  • Micro SD card reader, Mini HDMI connector
  • Integrated front (2M) & back (5M) mounted webcam
  • Colours: Red & White (Wi-Fi only), Black & Brown (3G only)

Celcom's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launching in 4 Days

Now Celcom is saying that the launching of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be in 4 days. That's this coming Saturday.

There's a little small countdown timer at the bottom right.
Celcom is expected to launch the 3G + 16GB variant this coming Saturday. We will have to wait till then to find out the package contracts.

Google To Buy Motorola Solutions for $12.5 Billion

Google had just announced today that it is acquiring Motorola Solutions for $12.5 billion. It's approximately 63% premium to the last closing price.

"Motorola Mobility's total commitment to Android has created a natural fit for our two companies," said Google CEO Larry Page, in a statement. "Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners, and developers. I look forward to welcoming Motorolans to our family of Googlers."

Sunday, August 14, 2011

How To Remove All Your Phone Contacts in Facebook

This is amazingly unnoticed by lots of people. This would fall into the category of privacy infringement I guess.
If you are using any smartphones with Facebook application, you are bound to fall into this category of Facebook having all your contacts that you are storing in your smartphones.

From an official reply to BGR, Facebook spokesperson claimed that the phone contacts are not visible to everyone. 

Here are the steps to remove your phone contacts from Facebook account.

Step 1: Login to www.facebook.com from your Mac or PC
Step 2: At the top right corner, go to "Account" -> "Edit Friends"
Step 3: Click on "Contacts" at the top left
Step 4: At the right side, there is a link "this page". Click on it.

Step 5: Click "Remove"

Step 6: Go to your mobile Facebook Application and switch off sync
Step 7: For iPhones, launch Facebook app and go to "Friends"
Step 8: On the top right, tap on the arrow and select "Sync Contacts"

Step 9: Slide to Off on "Syncing". Done.

Friday, August 12, 2011

iPhone 5 Launch Event on September 8th?

Rumors are not circulating that the Apple new launching of the iPhone 5 will be held on September 8th (Malaysian time zone).
Most probable announcement should be the long awaited iPhone 5 and the iOS 5 integration of iCloud.
iPad 3 will probably not be in the agenda.

China Based iPhone 5 - Clone

It just got better in China. See the video from micgadget.com. Design was supposedly based on the new iPhone 5.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Apple Soon To Be World's Highest Market Value Company?

Apple was almost the world's most valuable company in yesterday's trading. Climbing to $337.17 billion beating Exxon Mobil of $330.77 billion. At least for a brief moment.
Take note that Apple was once upon a time in the verge of going to bankrupt!

Apple is due to announce iPhone 5 in September or October 2011 and perhaps few months later with iPad 3.

Update (12.08.11): Exxon is now back at the top spot with market capitalization of $348 billion compared to Apple's $346.5 billion.

Lion USB Stick

Finally, no more needs of downloading 3.5GB from the slow network. It was mentioned earlier during the first few days of Lion launching, there will be a USB stick version for the upgrade from Snow Leopard. Price is at $69.

Obviously you can always make you own USB bootable Lion after downloading from Apple Store but the idea of Apple coming out with $69 USB sticks is for those having slow internet connectivity at home.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Facebook Messenger

The team in Facebook Inc. just released Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Androids.

Obviously it's free. It's a standalone app which is just for texting/chatting.
It simplifies the problem that you need to load up your Facebook app and go to message section each time you get a new message form your friends.
It's basically the whole idea of Facebook buying over Beluga sometime in February.

Another interesting part is that, it was rumored that the current Facebook Messenger app has the hidden capability of supporting video calls as well. We will have to wait and see for now..

Now, with this new app by Facebook, would it post a threat to Whatsapp?

Acer Aspire 3951 = Macbook Air Copycat?

Now it's Acer's turn perhaps? This would be ultimate rivalry between Acer and Apple with the almost easily deceived version of Macbook Air, dubbed as the Acer Aspire 3951. Perhaps when it actually launches, it should have a more flashy name. 3951 will probably not make it to the mind of most people after a week or so.

Interestingly the design is almost similar to the well known Macbook Air. It even comes with aluminum design. Just like the Apple machine, it has 13.3" display. Weight reported to also be almost similar to the Macbook Air, estimated to be 1.4kg. The Air weighs 1.35kg. There is an optional 160GB SSD and perhaps a HDMI slot as well.
Obviously it does not have Thunderbolt port and definitely will not run on OSX Lion.
Most interestingly would definitely be the price. No definite price available for the moment.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sony Tablet S1 and S2 (Android Honeycomb 3.2?)

It was announced sometime back in April 2011 that Sony is also trying to fit into the tablet war with Apple, HTC, Samsung and the rest of the guys.
Current naming found all over the internet are Sony S1 and S2.

It is expected that the screen size for the S1 is 9.4"with a resolution of 1280x800. There is also a front facing camera right. The design looks a little awkward as it doesn't fulfill the usual tablet design.

Few buttons are shown on the side, ON, volume up/down and perhaps a slot for memory expansion. It is also spotted with a hard reset button which we don't see normally in the tablet nowadays. Sony expecting problems with the Android Honeycomb 3.2 software? Maybe.. 
At the rear is the usual rear camera.

The Sony S2 spots two 5.5" display in a curvy design at the back. It looks very much like the Nintendo DS.

Sony does have a sense when designing gadgets but the usual problem with Sony is with the price. Take a look at the Sony P series so called notebook. It's sleek and nice design but the price is too costly. Hope that would not happen in this tablet case. Otherwise, it'll not stand a chance with the iPad or the Samsung Tab.

Enjoy the official trailer by Sony..