Monday, February 25, 2013

Samsung Galaxy's Next Launch - 14th March 2013

The next best thing for Samsung smartphone users are coming up on March 14th. The Samsung Galaxy SIV is widely expected to be the announced during the event in New York 7pm EST which translates to 7am Malaysian time.
Live streaming could be obtained at

Update: JK Shin, Vice President of the Samsung Mobile confirmed that the March 14th event would see the launching of the Samsung Galaxy SIV.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

The war on tablet is more heated than ever with the Samsung new introduction to the tablet family. Samsung during MWC 2013 in Barcelona recently announced the arrival of the iPad mini direct competitor named Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.

As the naming goes, this is an 8-inch device which has very much similar outlook as the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Some would say the Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note II and Note 8.0 are of the similar lazy mechanical styling designer as not much difference in terms of design is actually seen in the recent Samsung Galaxy devices since the Galaxy SIII. Galaxy Note II grows slightly 0.8-inches from the Galaxy SIII and the Galaxy Note 8.0 grows additional 2.5-inches from the Galaxy Note II.

The Note family members are always equipped with something slightly different from the rest of the Galaxy family, which is the SPen.

In the hood:

  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution (189ppi)
  • 1.6GHz A9 Quad-Core processor 
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB
  • micro SD Card expandable
  • 5MP and 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Battery capacity 4600mAh
  • Powered by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 3G and WiFi models
Unfortunately no price was announced during the launch but to be a serious contender to the iPad mini, the price has to be similar to RM999 as the WiFi 16GB version of the iPad mini.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Apple Drops Price for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

I guess even the entry model of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display was too high in price. Previous entry level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was selling at RM5299. Now the new price is RM4599. There are a whole bunch of new spec bump on the Retina display category as well. Head on the link below for further details.

Source: Apple Store

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Maxis 4G Devices (Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One XL)

The first telco to introduce 4G LTE in Malaysia has now launched their first 2 products package, namely the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC One XL. Both devices supports 2600MHz LTE bandwidth in which Maxis 4G LTE is running on. Unfortunately not many 4G LTE devices in Malaysia supports the 2600MHz band. For example, the iPhone 5 does not.
During the launch, both devices will only be available in Maxis KLCC and TTDI. LTE coverage are limited at the moment.

Quoted from Maxis's website:

Source: Maxis 4G LTE

Asus MeMO Pad (RM499)

In the recent CES, Asus debuted the budgetry version of 7-inch tablet with a price tag of RM499. That is almost half the price of the 8.9-inch iPad mini and Nexus 7.

What's in the hood?

  • 1024 x 600 resolution
  • Single core 1 GHz processor with 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory
  • 32GB external micro SD card support
  • 720p front facing camera
  • Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

You can now get it at Senheng.

Source: Asus MeMO Pad

Friday, February 8, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note II Pink Edition

Ladies... Interested?
This is not the first time Samsung releases pink colour devices after the official launch. The Samsung Galaxy Note II Pink Edition was first spotted in the Samsung Taiwan website. Not sure if it will make its way to Malaysia.

Source: Samsung Galaxy Note II Pink Edition

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

iOS 6.1. Untethered Jailbreak Released

The much anticipated iOS 6.x untethered jailbreak has been released. The program is named as evasi0n. The tools was released by Evad3rs Dev-Team.

Further instruction on jailbreak could be found here.

Source: iClarified