Sony Xperia Z3 Compact leaked with striking new colours

Posted:  September 2, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, is a smaller flagship model done right that’s loaded with high-spec internals. For the next model, Sony is skipping a number and they are going straight with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Instead of retaining the same Black, White, Pink and Yellow options, Sony is taking a bold step by replacing Pink and Yellow, with a new fruity looking Green and Red colour options.

Just like its new upcoming full sized Xperia Z3 model, the Xperia Z3 Compact comes with a different colour scheme where the edges looked as if there’s some translucent effect to it. In terms of specs, it is said to be having a 4.6″ HD 720p display and it runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor. Also retained is the same 20.7MP camera with Sony’s G-Lens while the battery is bumped up with a larger 2,600mAh capacity unit.

Head after the break for two more shots of the Xperia Z3 Compact.

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Counting down to Galaxy Note 4 launch. Here’s how to watch Samsung Unpacked live

Posted:  September 1, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be announced in 2 days time. Now they have released a new teaser video that reveals the silhouette of the device and a clearer view of its new S-Pen stylus. If the video is showing the actual product, the S-Pen stylus now appears to have a ribbed texture on its body.

Design wise, the Galaxy Note 4 could be incorporating some of its premium design from its recently announced Galaxy Alpha. A couple of leaked images had hinted a metallic frame and a more serious business looking rear cover design. In terms of hardware, you can expect top notch specs such as Quad HD (2560×1440) display, 16MP camera with OIS and a bigger 3.7MP front facing camera, which is the biggest for a Samsung Galaxy device. Powering the new device is likely to be either their Octa-Core Exynos 5433 processor or Qualcomm’s new Quad-Core Snapdragon 805 unit. Like most flagship Samsung devices, you can probably expect the Galaxy Note 4 to be launched here within a month from its global debut.

The Galaxy Note 4 launch event is happening this Wednesday, 3rd September at 3:00PM Berlin Time, which is at 9:00PM in Malaysia. You can watch the live video stream on their official Samsung Mobile Youtube Channel.

Check out their latest teaser after the break.

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VIDEO: DiGi Store employees aggressive towards customer at IOI Mall Puchong

Posted:  September 1, 2014   By:    37 comments   

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This happened a few days ago at a DiGi Store Express at IOI Mall. A customer had made payment at the centre a day before but his payment wasn’t reflected on their system. When he approached the staff the next day for a solution, all he got was further frustration.

As the camera started rolling, the situation starts to get ugly. The male staff appears to have started explaining about waiver and when he noticed that he’s being caught on video, he immediately snapped back why is he being recorded. This was followed by another female staff shouting back rudely “customer besar ke?”

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Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk leaked ahead of launch

Posted:  September 1, 2014   By:    No comments   

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Sony will be making a big announcement this week at the coming IFA 2014. Other than the 3 new waterproof devices, Sony will be launching 2 more smart wearables at the event as well.

The folks at 9to5Google had managed to get a low res image of the upcoming SmartWatch 3 and its SmartBand Talk. Their 3rd generation SmartWatch is said to be running on Android Wear, the same operating system that’s powering the LG G Watch, Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live. As you would expect, it is water and dust resistant at IP58 and it gets a 1.68″ display with 320×320 pixesl resolution. Design wise, it looks less boxy with the edge flowing smoothly towards the strap.

As for the SmartBand, it adds more functionality compared to the existing fitness focused model. With the SmartBand Talk, it has a curved e-ink display and it likely to get additional phone calls and notification features like its name suggests. So that’s a total of 5 new devices from Sony which will be announced in just 3 more days.

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Lenovo Vibe X2 teased with an interesting invite

Posted:  September 1, 2014   By:    1 comment   

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The Lenovo Vibe X2 is going to be announced this coming Thursday at IFA 2014. They had just posted a teaser which obviously is poking fun at Apple’s recent iPhone event invite.

Apart from its 4th September date, the invite showed a Lollipop in the middle. Could this mean that the new model runs on the very latest Android L?

Spec-wise, the Vibe X2 looks like a premium mid-tier device with a 5″ IPS display that does Full HD resolution and it is speculated to run with an Octa-Core processor. From its earlier leaked photos, it looks pretty different with a layered metal design that consists of different shades of colours. You can check out the rest of the Vibe X2 photos over here.

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AirAsia starts Free User trial of in-flight WiFi service

Posted:  August 31, 2014   By:    No comments   

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Low cost airline, AirAsia has started public trial of its in-flight WiFi service. It is available now until October and it is limited to the first 60 passengers on board. You’ll know if your flight has WiFi connectivity when the crew makes an announcement during the flight.

To sign in, you’ll need to request for access from its connectivity portal and they will limit one connection per device during the flight. Before you get excited with what you can do at over 35,000 feet, the free trial WiFi service is capped at 1MB. It appears that usage would be restricted to popular instant messaging apps such as LINE, WhatsApp and WeChat.

We reckon they would offer more paid options once the WiFi service is commercially available. Expect to pay a premium if you wish to do more vigorous internet surfing during the flight. Apart from AirAsia, Malindo too has indicated that they would be offering WiFi on-board but there’s no mention of its roll out until now.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available in Malaysia

Posted:  August 30, 2014   By:    3 comments   

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UPDATE: Samsung Malaysia says the Galaxy Alpha has not yet been officially released here. As such, the price may be different from the one shown in the newspaper advertisement featured in this post. Samsung Malaysia informs us that the official retail price of the Galaxy Alpha will be announced at its official launch happening soon.

As we celebrate our Merdeka Day on 31st August, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has finally arrived in Malaysia. The new metal smart phone is priced at RM1,999 and retailer Harvey Norman is offering it for only RM1,847, with the option of 12 months easy payment instalments.

To recap the specs, the Galaxy Alpha gets a compact sized 4.7″ Super AMOLED display that does 1280×720 pixels resolution and it runs on their very own Exynos Octa-Core processor (4 cores at 1.8GHz / 4 cores at 1.3GHz). You’ll get also 2GB of RAM and there’s 32GB of on-board storage which isn’t expandable. The rest of the specs include 12MP + 2MP cameras, heart rate sensor, finger print scanner and 4G LTE connectivity.

The Galaxy Alpha is the thinnest Galaxy smart phone yet at only 6.7mm and it weighs just 115 grams with its 1,860mAh capacity battery on-board. Retailing at RM1,999, the Galaxy Alpha is priced lower than its current Galaxy S5 flagship that’s priced at RM2,149.

Special thanks to Christopher for the tip!

Check out the newspaper ads and Galaxy Alpha promo videos after the break.

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Lenovo Vibe X2 spotted with unique layered metal design

Posted:  August 30, 2014   By:    1 comment   

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After introducing its flagship Vibe Z2 Pro, Lenovo is about to unveil its new mid-tier offering with the Vibe X2 that’s shown above. Like the Vibe Z2 Pro, the new model also uses upmarket materials such as metal in a layered fashion. As shown, you’ll notice there are 3 shades of colours underneath its front glass panel.

There’s no official details yet but it could make its debut at the upcoming IFA 2014 next week.

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DiGi offers Redmi Note on contract

Posted:  August 30, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The 5.5″ Redmi Note is now available on contract with DiGi’s Smart Plans. Retailing at RM509, it is offered for free if you sign up with 24 months contract of Smart Plan 108 which comes with 5GB of data.

The full Redmi Note bundled pricing are as follows:

DG SmartPlan 78 (24 months) – RM169
DG SmartPlan 108 (24 months) – RM0

During sign up, DiGi is asking for 1 month subscription fee and an upfront payment of RM360 (Smart Plan 78) or RM528 (Smart Plan 108). If you have been an active DiGi postpaid subscriber for the last 12 months, they will waive the advance payment for you. In addition, DiGi is also offering extra RM30 rebate that’s reflected on the 2nd month bill.

To recap on the specs, the Redmi Note is Xiaomi’s affordable phablet with a 5.5″ HD 720p screen, an Octa-Core 1.7GHz processor with 2GB RAM, 8GB of on-board storage and a large 3,200mAh capacity battery. It also gets a 13MP camera that shoots Full HD videos and a front facing 5MP camera. You can compare the specs of the Redmi Note versus other Xiaomi smart phone models in our comparison post.

For more info, head over to DiGi’s Redmi Note page.

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Nokia makes HERE maps available for Samsung Galaxy devices and Tizen smart watches

Posted:  August 29, 2014   By:    3 comments   

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One of the killer features on the Windows Phone platform is its HERE maps. Many have praised it for its excellent offline turn by turn navigation, making it the perfect companion when data is non accessible. Now Nokia is breaking HERE maps exclusivity to Windows Phone by making it available for Samsung Galaxy devices that are running on Android.

On top of that, they are extending it to its Tizen powered smart watches. This includes the recently announced Samsung Gear S, that can work standalone with built-in 3G connectivity. The HERE Maps for Samsung devices will be free to download as both parties have signed licensing agreements.

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