Celcom to offer BlackBerry Classic exclusively on contract

Posted:  December 20, 2014   By:    No comments   

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Celcom, which seems to be the flag bearer of BlackBerry devices in Malaysia is going to offer the new Classic model very soon. They have just posted a teaser and it indicates that the new QWERTY device will be available exclusively on their network. Like their flagship BlackBerry Passport, we expect Celcom to bundle it with their usual Celcom First plans.

The BlackBerry Classic was just announced recently and it offers the familiar BlackBerry Bold form factor on top of its BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. It features a 3.5″ 720×720 display and it runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage that’s similar to its earlier BlackBerry Q10 QWERTY smart phone. According to BlackBerry, the new Classic offers 60% more display, 50% more battery life and 3X faster web browser performance than the earlier BlackBerry Bold 9900.

You can read up more details in our BlackBerry Classic announcement post.

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LG G3 and LG G3 Stylus available 22nd December. Here’s the list of participating dealers

Posted:  December 20, 2014   By:    4 comments   

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The LG G3 and LG G3 Stylus is now open for pre-booking in Malaysia with stocks to be available on 22nd December 2014. The LG G3 is priced at RM1,699 while the LG G3 Stylus is more affordable at RM799. As a special Christmas promo, LG Malaysia is giving the first 300 LG G3 and first 500 LG G3 Stylus buyers a free Quick Circle Case that’s worth RM150.

To recap on the spec, the LG G3 is their current flagship with a 5.5″ Quad HD (2560×1440) display that boast a pixel density of 538ppi. It runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage and has a 13MP main camera with OIS and Laser AF. The front meanwhile settles for 2.1MP camera. With a 3,000mAh removable battery, the LG G3 is one of the lightest 5.5″ smart phone at 149 grams and has a thickness of 8.9mm.

Meanwhile the LG G3 Stylus is the affordable alternative with dual-SIM that’s powered by a MediaTek Quad-Core 1.3GHz processor. It also gets 5.5″ display but pushes a lower qHD (960×540) and it gets 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage and a 13MP + 1.3MP combo cameras. The battery is also 3,000mAh capacity and the Stylus as the name suggests, comes with a Pen-Stylus for drawing.

The LG G3 and LG G3 Stylus are distributed by Brightstar and you can find the list of participating dealers below.

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Samsung use over 70 Galaxy devices to tell its Christmas Story

Posted:  December 19, 2014   By:    No comments   

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We all know Samsung make smart phones and tablets in all shapes and sizes. For this coming Christmas season, they have created a short holiday tale that uses 74 different screens ranging from Gear smart watches to larger curved UHD TVs.

The video is quite epic as the main character jumps across the synchronised screens. No doubt such production requires a lot of coordination particularly the props and video playback for each screen. Some of the devices spotted include a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Gear S and Samsung Galaxy Tab S.

Check out the actual video and making of it after the break.

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Is this the new Sony Xperia Z4?

Posted:  December 19, 2014   By:    No comments   

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Sony Pictures is having an IT security nightmare as confidential documents and conversations are being leaked online. A week ago, the script of the upcoming Bond flick, Spectre had also being leaked ahead of its 2015 release.

The image you’re seeing above is allegedly the new upcoming Sony Xperia Z4, which would make a product placement appearance in the new James Bond movie. Like the current Xperia Z3, it uses metal frames with rounded edges. The front stereo speaker grills have shifted closer to the edge for a more cleaner look. This could be a tentative concept design for the upcoming flagship but it does look like a pleasant progression from its current design.

The source also added that the Xperia Z4 would be released in May or November, which is a little too long. However it could be possible that Sony is returning to a single flagship per year approach to boost profitability.

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Microsoft rolls out Lumia Denim update starting with the Nokia Lumia 520

Posted:  December 19, 2014   By:    No comments   

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As promised earlier, Microsoft Devices is now rolling out its latest Lumia Denim update that’s based on the new Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. According to their availability list, owners of the Nokia Lumia 520 in Malaysia should be receiving the update by now. If you didn’t get any notification, you can check for it manually under Settings > Phone update.

The new Lumia Denim brings a couple of new features including live folders, SMS merging, faster Internet Explorer and heaps of new camera features especially for the high-end models. Check out Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update walkthrough video after the break.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G now offered from RM99 with MaxisOne Plan

Posted:  December 19, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The Redmi Note 4G has finally arrived in Malaysia and it is available with its usual online flash sales. If you’re needing a 4G postpaid plan and want to get a unit without the mad rush, Maxis is now offering the device on contract with its MaxisOne Plan.

Retailing at RM589, the Redmi Note 4G can be yours from only RM99 with a 24 months contract. The full Redmi Note 4G bundled pricing with Maxis are as follows:

MaxisOne Plan Lite (1GB – RM78/month) – RM299
MaxisOne Plan (2GB – RM128/month) – RM99
MaxisOne Plan (3GB – RM158/month) – RM99

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LG G3 and LG G3 Stylus official pricing revealed

Posted:  December 18, 2014   By:    5 comments   

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UPDATE: LG G3 and LG G3 Stylus will be on sale in Malaysia on 22nd December. Here’s list list of LG Mobile dealers.

A few days ago, LG Malaysia had surprised everyone with its comeback to our local smart phone scene. They will be launching 2 smart phones – the flagship LG G3 and its affordable LG G3 Stylus.

The folks at Amanz have received confirmation from distributor Brightstar that the LG G3 will be priced at RM1,699 while its affordable LG G3 Stylus is priced at RM799.

Obviously after a 7 months wait, the LG G3 isn’t spanking new but it still boast high-spec credentials with a 5.5″ Quad HD display and it runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM. It also has 32GB of on-board storage, 13MP main camera with Optical Image Stabiliser and a decent 3,000mAh capacity battery.

A unique feature on the LG G3 is its Laser AF assist to reduce its focusing time. It supports 4G LTE and currently it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Its Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been released and it should be rolling out to Malaysia very soon.

The overall hardware on the G3 is quite close with OPPO Find 7 but the LG is thinner, lighter and narrower in comparison. You can see how it stacks up against the rest in our smart phone comparison.

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Microsoft takes over HERE maps development for Windows Phone

Posted:  December 18, 2014   By:    2 comments   

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The popular HERE maps with offline turn by turn functionality for Windows Phone will no longer be developed by Nokia. Microsoft will take over its future development but that doesn’t mean that Nokia is abandoning HERE maps altogether.

Most recently they had released an Android version as well as an extension for Samsung Gear S smart watch. Nokia still has plans to expand HERE maps and soon they will be announcing an iOS version in 2015. Hopefully Microsoft would be able to maintain HERE maps for Windows Phone with necessary updates in the near future.

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OnePlus is making their own custom ROM and they want you to name it

Posted:  December 18, 2014   By:    No comments   

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OnePlus, which is now a year old is running a contest to name its upcoming new ROM. The OnePlus One smart phone was launched with Cyanogen for international markets while China units are running on OPPO’s ColorOS.

With its recent roadblock of using Cyanogen in India, the obvious next step is for them to develop their own custom ROM. Like what users would expect, the upcoming ROM would be close to stock experience, bloat-free and has room for customisation.

To stand a chance to make naming history, just drop your suggestion along with your details in their Google Docs form and you’ll stand a chance to win a OnePlus One Smart Phone (64GB) and round trip to Hong Kong to meet the OnePlus team. They are also giving away its new 10,000mAh Power Bank to its 20 finalist.

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Meizu’s new affordable smart phone leaked ahead of launch

Posted:  December 18, 2014   By:    No comments   

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Meizu will be announcing its affordable smart phones that would go head on with the likes of Xiaomi’s Redmi series. It will be announced at their upcoming “No Blue” event that’s taking place next Tuesday. For those who are curious, we now have an early peek of what may look like thanks to a couple of leaked shots.

The upcoming Blue Charm smart phone (aka Meizu K52) is said to come in 2 sizes – 4.7″ and 5.5″ which is similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both will be having Full HD resolution and the smaller 4.7″ model could be priced at 799 CNY (about RM447). If the pricing is true, this is possibly the most affordable new smart phone with a Full HD display.

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