The “biggest” thing to hit social media these couple of days is Facebook Places. If you’re not familiar with what Facebook Places is something like FourSquare where you “check-in” into a bunch of places an announce to the world that you’re here and there.
Honestly speaking, all this checking in, location based social media voodoo is not really our thing but apparently there’s a lot of people out there that’s really into this kind of stuff. There has to be, else Zuckerberg wouldn’t have told his Facebook minions to round up a bunch of smaller companies to make this Facebook Places thing happen.
Well in any case, if you’re one of the many that’s into location based social media, you’ll be happy to know that Facebook has updated their app for the iPhone to include Facebook Places, and you can see the feature but you can’t use it.
That’s because, Facebook Places is not available here yet. So all you can right now it just see but no touch. No word yet on when Places will be available in Malaysia.
Facebook Places video about after the jump.
The devices shown above are for dramatisation only. We have no info on the exact devices that YTL will offer.
Sources deep inside YTL have revealed that the aspiring 4G conglomerate is will be bringing Android powered 4G mobile phones and 4G MiFi devices.
All this sounds exciting but looking at YTL’s many no shows in the past, we’re sceptical that they will be able to deliver the goods. A 4G mobile phone is a big ask, YTL will need a bucket load of coverage areas to pull this one off and assuming that YTL doesn’t have the coverage, they will have to work with a telco partner to make up for the 4G blindspots. And if we know the telco boys, they don’t play nice together, so it’s going to be interesting how YTL is going to do this nationwide mobile 4G network thing.
We’re not too sure bout the 4G mobile phone but we’re pretty excited about a 4G MiFi. We’re perplexed as to why P1 have yet to introduce one if the market. From our observations, there is a great deal of interest for such a device here. And it sure is a hell of a lot easier to sell then a WiMAX laptop.
Anyways, we’ll be keeping a close eye on YTL in the coming most, already the are on a huge hiring drive, so something is definitey a brewing. If they do pull this off, its going to be awesome for all of us, but that’s a big IF.
We’re getting one. Nuff said. If you want one for your iPhone, click here. US$10 (roughly RMRM32) excluding shipping.