Monday, April 23, 2012

[Teaser] Samsung Galaxy SIII Video Teaser Ahead of May 3rd Launching

Samsung teases with video before the launching on May 3rd.
Specifically in the video, we could observe Samsung is constantly emphasizing on ergonomics of the physical device.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Resorts World Genting Now Has App on iOS

With the pathetic Steve Jobs wannabe, Resorts World Genting releases the free app for iOS devices. The app features latest information on events, attractions, packages, recommended itineraries and other all year round activities at the Resorts World Genting. You can also check your Genting and WorldCard Points.

Source: Resorts World Genting

[DiGi] New iPad Plan

DiGi is the first to launch a dataplan for the new iPad which started the sale in Malaysia last Friday. The prices in the above table are after RM5 rebate and therefore please remember to register at DiGi selected branch when you pick up the plan. Take note that only DiGi Centers are capable of registering the auto-billing and not DiGi Stores. 
It starts with iPad Lite plan which costs RM25/month after auto-billing rebate. iPad Lite gives you monthly data usage of up to 500MB. Now this is slightly different from what DiGi normally does. On the iPad Lite plan, it charges 5sen/MB and with a maximum of RM90/month. Such charges is now called Pay-As-You-Use (PAYU). Nevertheless, the extra charges is only applicable to iPad Lite plan.
As for iPad Basic and iPad Pro, you will be paying RM53/month and RM83/month with a data quota of 2GB and 6GB respectively. Both the iPad Basic and iPad Pro plans do not have additional charges applicable upon exceeding the monthly data quota but the speed will be throttled to 128kbps.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Nokia's New Ad Recorded Fully on 808 PureView

The video above was recorded fully with Nokia 808 PureView, the 41 MP camera but will be running on Symbian.

[Rumor] Samsung Galaxy SIII Leaked Ahead of May 3rd Launching

Samsung Galaxy SIII purportedly shows up on Tinhte website from Vietnam. Here in the picture above shows the Model number of GT-I9300 which is supposedly the code number for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy SIII which is scheduled to be launched on May 3rd.

The next generation Samsung Galaxy is expected to feature a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM capabilities. Screen resolution of 720 x 1184 with roughly 320 dpi and with the screen size of 4.6-inch, similar to Samsung Galaxy Nexus. At least the Samsung Galaxy SIII still be has external microSD capabilities. Camera would be the same as the current SII which is 8MP. It has battery capacities of 2050mAh and should come with NFC functionality.

The New iPad Now Available At Malaysia Apple Online Store

The new iPad is now available on the Apple Online Store Malaysia. You can already start to purchase it via online, apparently early than the shop gets to open tomorrow.

The prices are as below:
  • new iPad 16GB WiFi = RM1499
  • new iPad 32GB WiFi = RM1799
  • new iPad 64GB WiFi = RM2099
  • new iPad 16GB WiFi + 4G = RM1899
  • new iPad 32GB WiFi + 4G = RM2199
  • new iPad 64GB WiFi + 4G = RM2499
Source: Apple Malaysia

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

[Official] New iPad to Land in Malaysia This Friday (20th April 2012)

As the earlier rumors mentioned that the new iPad would arrive in Malaysia's shore by end of April turns out to be true. Along with Malaysia, there are 11 other countries to be receiving the first batch of the new iPad - South Korea, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Replubic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The price is expected to be the same here in Malaysia starting from RM1499 being the lowest model with 16GB WiFi. So, who's providing 4G LTE in Malaysia? None for the moment..

Below are the text from Cupertino:

CUPERTINO, California―April 16, 2012―Apple® today announced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive in South Korea and 11 additional countries on Friday, April 20. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light.

In addition to South Korea, the new iPad also will be available beginning on Friday, April 20 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model.** The new iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store ( and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just $399.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

**4G LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the U.S. and on Bell, Rogers and Telus networks in Canada. Data plans sold separately.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.
Source: Apple

Monday, April 16, 2012

[Official] Samsung Galaxy SIII - London 3rd May

And now it's official. Samsung Galaxy SIII to be reviewed on Thursday, 3rd of May 2012.
Taken place at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London beginning at 19:00.
Apparently livestreams are available via or

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Do You Have Problems With Your HTC One S Chipping Out?

HTC is reporting to replacing the HTC One S immediately upon return of your device to the location that you had purchased it from. It will be a 1-to-1 replacement terms but usually in a standard country related terms.

"HTC is committed to delivering a high quality product and great experience for all our customers. There have been a few, isolated reports of this issue. The finish on the One S was laboratory tested as being at a hardness similar to ceramic. While that's hard, it doesn't mean it's impossible to damage. Regardless, HTC takes quality very seriously and are providing all customers with an immediate fix and we are implementing some small changes to ensure customers do not experience this issue in the future."

Currently in Malaysia, we only have HTC One X and HTC One V. Hopefully there isn't any problems with the other two siblings.

Source: The Verge

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Android Malware Disguised As Software Update via SMS

A new malware affecting Android OS had been circulating via SMS. The content requests that the users follow the link for a software update. Malware is called UpdtBot. Once affected, it could control your device by sending text messages, make calls and even download and install apps.

Source: NQ Mobile

How Are iPads Being Manufactured

Exclusive video from Marketplace shows a short insight from Foxconn on the manufacturing of the successful iPad.
There are about 240,000 employees currently in the Foxconn Longhua production plant, Shenzhen. Approximately 50,000 of them are staying in dorms.

Source: Martketplace

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Toshiba Excite 7.7, 10.1 and 13.3-inch Tablet

Toshiba is trying to get back into the tablet zone by announcing Excite 7.7, 10.1 and 13.3-inch Android 4.0 tablet. Device will be powered up by quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The 13.3-inch device will be spotting a resolution of 1600x900, the 10.1-inch with 1280x800 and the 7.7-inch comes with AMOLED display much like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Camera feature 5MP rear while front-facing camera is 2MP.
I guess Toshiba is the first to release a tablet with the size of 13.3-inch.

Source: The Verge

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

Facebook yesterday announces to be purchasing the photo-social-sharing company Instagram for a total worth of $1 billion.
That sums up to be the biggest acquisition to date for Facebook. The news comes after Instagram releases the app for Android version recently. In terms of users, it should grow significantly with the addition of Android users. Instagram was voted the best Apple app in 2011.

Source: Instagram

Monday, April 9, 2012

[Rumor] Foxconn's HR Manager Says Next Generation iPhone in Oct 2012

Foxconn's HR Manager was reported saying to the press that Apple had already placed orders for the next generation iPhone to ready for launching in October 2012.
So, why would the HR manager risk his/her job for such news? As usual, this are rumors and should be taken as lightly as possible.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Apple 25th Billion Winner - Meet The Winner

The recent news regarding Apple's 25th billion winner, ChunLi Fu collected her $10,000 worth gift card from Beijing Apple Store. The app that got her the gift card was the "Where's My Water" free app from Disney.

Source: MICgadget

Samsung Galaxy FAKE Note

Welcome to the world of China!
First introductory of fake devices from this blog - Samsung Galaxy FAKE Note

If you can fake eggs in China, you can fake anything in China!
The fake Samsung Galaxy Note has 5.3-inch display with lesser resolution of 800x480. Take note that the device is powered by the latest Android 4.0 ICS which the current original Note is still struggling to release the ICS version.

Under the hood, it has 1GHz ARM single-core processor with 768MB of RAM. It has rear camera of 5MP and 1.3MP front-facing camera.

Don't worry, the fake has SPen too. Take a look closely at the last picture which shows the packaging. Spot the difference? Bottom right corner..

Source: MyDrivers

Thursday, April 5, 2012

[Rumor] Another Rumor? Samsung Galaxy SIII Rumored on May 22nd London Launching

Judge yourself.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Instagram Is Now Officially Available on Android

Picture above shows the Instagram Android version now available on Google Play.
Head up the link below and download.

Source: Instagram

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

HTC One Series Plan Comparison (Maxis, DiGi, Celcom, U Mobile)

As promised, the table above shows the comparison between Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and U Mobile with the different plans offered for the latest HTC One Series smartphones.
Take note that the comparison is only based on the minimum committed contract period with the lowest monthly plan offered.

At a glance, we will see that Maxis is the one which is the most expensive (RM2835) upon completion of the 12 months contract. You get Value First plan which basically provides RM30 worth of calls and SMS. Among the 4 telcos, the phone rebate for Maxis is the lowest, which in this case is RM1899. One thing to highlight is that Maxis provides 24 months warranty for the devices. Also, there is no upfront payment required.

Second in place is Celcom at RM2754 upon completion of 12 months contract. Celcom provides Celcom Exec 50 which includes RM50 worth of calls and SMS. As to why the price is quite close to Maxis (only RM81 difference), Celcom provides more rebate on the device itself.
Celcom too provide PPU (pay per use) possibility but without contract. That's the reason why you see the device price is RRP at RM2099. But there is a special rebate of RM10/month if you opt for this plan. PPU means you pay as per usage for your calls and SMS. This is good for people who seldom call or hardly send any conventional SMS since there is Whatsapp available nowadays.

DiGi on the other hand provides the most affordable package with a total commitment of RM2215 upon 12 months. As DiGi usually does it, they offer PPU package with a monthly commitment of RM43 per month after registration of auto-billing.

U Mobile was one of the first to announce the HTC One Series registration of interest. With the plan U28, it sums up to have RM2431 upon 24 months contract. Take note that U Mobile only offers 24 months contract. Calls and SMS are PPU concept but with U28 plan, it provides 100 free SMS (same network) and 200 SMS (different network).

Below shows the comparison for HTC One V.

Source: MaxisDiGiCelcomU Mobile

Monday, April 2, 2012

Maxis Releases HTC One Series Plans

Lastly, Maxis has too released the plans for the HTC One Series.
Comparison with other telcos will be done later. Stay tuned.

Source: HTC One Series - Maxis

Celcom Releases HTC One Series Plans

The above table shows the plans for HTC One Series from Celcom.
Comparison with other telcos will be done later. Stay tuned.

Source: HTC One XHTC One V

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pre-Order of HTC One Series With DiGi

Yellow man is also in the game now with the HTC One Series Pre-Order. With DG Smart Plan 88, you could own a HTC One X for RM1249 and HTC One V for RM299. Pre-Order now and get it delivered on 6th April.

Selling points of the HTC One X includes the 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Audio featured the Beats Audio Technology and device powered by Android 4.0 ICS.
The outlook design somehow looked very plastic.

Source: HTC One XHTC One V