Maxis COO, Jean Pascal van Overbeke broke the news that Maxis could be offering the iPhone 4 in Malaysia as early as August. However he didn’t reveal any pricing but mentions that the data plans would not be expensive.
This is what we have predicted earlier this month and we believe the pricing shouldn’t be too far off from Maxis offering for the iPhone 3GS.
Several days back, we also received confirmation that Maxis will be offering the 8GB version of the iPhone 3GS.
These signals that Maxis is preparing for imminent launch and we simply can’t wait for them to start accepting pre-orders soon. We also just hope that Apple would step up its supplies amidst strong demands.
In the same report, the COO also mentions that Maxis could be offering the iPad 3G but now it seems that decision depends on Apple right now.
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Google is pushing out the another Android 2.2 Froyo update to Nexus One owners as highlighted earlier. If you have a Nexus One, do keep a look out for an update notification that will appear on your screen. The new update carries the build number FRF85B.
So why another update? According to Android Central, the first Froyo update numbered FRF50 wasn’t the final version. It seems that Google has pushed it first on Nexus One as a trial run experiment. Now with this upgrade, users will be getting the real deal although we are unsure if there’s any significant new features or they are just mere bug fixes.
Maybe this could be the reason other handset manufacturers are holding up. Hopefully this latest build is improved especially the external app storage option which seems to be left hanging in our review.
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While Nexus One is getting another Froyo update as we speak, there’s some good news for HTC Android owners that bought a phone released this year. According to Recombu, HTC is currently busy updating its HTC Sense on Froyo and they are eager to distribute them soon. HTC mentions that the upcoming Froyo update is slated for HTC Desire, Legend and Wildfire beginning of Q3 this year.
This couldn’t have come in a better time as just recently there was some commotion over HTC Legend not getting Froyo. Since they mentioned early Q3, we hope it the updates are being pushed out as soon as next month.
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The WiMAX Inside plan for WiMAX embedded laptops and netbooks have been revealed, which is called 1NSiDE and it goes for RM89/month with 15GB monthly data.
Download speeds are uncap which allows you to download up to 10Mbps. However they are quick to point out that the average download speed is between 1-3Mbps and upload 300-500Kbps which is roughly what we got for average speed during our Road Test.
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Laptops today are getting more demanding with users requiring both work and play on the go. With growing dependence on online application and services, connectivity has become a vital need. P1 is launching a new breed of laptops today with the Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 embedded inside allowing users to connect to the Internet using WiMAX.
P1 claims this new breed of WiMAX-Inside laptops offer the ease of use and flexibility of WiFi but with the performance and range advantages of WiMAX. To find out if this claim is real, we took a WiMAX-Inside laptop on a roadtest. Our roadtest covered ride on the LRT and also a drive drove around on some of KL’s busiest highways.
Head on over to after the jump to see what we found out.