Not content with merely stating that the performance of the camera on the N8 is better than dedicated point and shoot cameras, Nokia has enlisted the Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl and Pamela Anderson to star in a short movie that will be filmed entirely using the Nokia N8.
The short film dubbed The Commuter will also feature two lucky fans who will star alongside Ms. Anderson in a bedroom scene (of course) and Mr. Westwick in an elevator scene.
Alas, this opportunity is only opened to hopefuls in the UK.
The Commuter will be directed by the McHenry Brothers, who have just finished filming their first full-length animated movie, Jackboots on Whitehall, starring Ewan McGregor and Rosamund Pike. A part from little is known about the storyline and script of this short film.
Shooting begins in London on the September 20.
DiGi Prepaid is giving up to 30% extra talk time for 2 DAYS Only. A RM30 Top up gives you 30% extra talk time while a RM15 Top up gives you 15% extra talk time. This is only valid for 6-7 September so you gotta hurry to take advantage of this extra top up bonus.
In the FAQ, a subscriber can only get a maximum of RM30 free talk time. The free talk time will be credited immediately and there’s no expiry for it.
For more details, visit DiGi’s Extra Talk Time Promo site.
The Nokia N8 may be slated for an early October launch here in Malaysia but prospective owners can already get the full details of what the device can do from its official digital manual.
Yes, Nokia fans and future N8 owners, you can download the Nokia N8 manual as use as spare time reading material while you wait for the device to be launched in Malaysia.
You can download the full Nokia N8 manual here.
For those who are waiting, official word from Nokia PR states that the N8 will be coming to Malaysia early October. We predict that the pricing will be within the RM1,900 to RM1,700 range outright and we’re not expecting any contract plans from the local telco boys.
For the latest on the Nokia N8, keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com.
At the Nokia N8 preview, Glen Cha, the Manager of Nokia Product Marketing gave a walkthrough demo on some of the highlights of the device.
In this post we’ve uploaded a video of Glen giving a brief intro of the Nokia N8 and the new Symbian S^3 mobile platform, along with the Nokia N8’s music player.
As you can see from the video, the S^3 OS that will making its first appearance in the Nokia N8, offers up a much improved and responsive user experience.
You can read our first impression of the Nokia N8 here.
Head on after the jump to view the video.
Original Post: U Mobile is now offering free USB 3G modem with subscription to the UB40 and UB68 mobile broadband plans.
The promo requires that you pay RM168 upfront and RM100 will be rebated back into your bill in the form of RM20 across five months.
Other than that there’s no changes to the mobile broadband plans offered by U Mobile. The UB40 offers download speeds of up to 1.0Mpbs with a 2GB data cap. Additional data usage after the 2GB cap will be charged RM10/MB with a maximum charge of RM176/month for excess data on top of your monthly subscription.
For UB68, you get “unlimited” data usage and download speeds of up of 3.6Mbps. By unlimited, U Mobile means you get 5GB data a month at up to 3.6Mbps download, once you burst that cap, you connection will be throttled until the next billing cycle (there’s no charge for additional data). U Mobile doesn’t state what at what speed the connection will be throttled to.
Like all the U Mobile mobile broadband plans, the UB40 and UB68 are contract free.
We find that it’s weird that U Mobile keeps the model of the free modem vague. Naturally, as the modem is offered for free, marketeers would want to highlight what modem it is exactly. Reading through the FAQ and T&C, all we know that the modem is from ZTE.
What’s our take on this? Its a pretty standard offer, nothing that we haven’t seen before. If you don’t mind the limited coverage compared to the big three, U Mobile offers decent, stable connectivity. We have a backup U Mobile prepaid data SIM and never had problems with connectivity.
Click on the link for more info.
Earlier, we picked up a Reuters report quoting a certain Mr. Steve Felice, who happens to be the president of Dell’s small and medium business unit, who said that the Streak will only be entering APAC markets in the first quarter of next year.
But on the other hand we’ve got the official Twitter account for Dell Malaysia telling us that the Streak could be here as early as November. So who are we to listen to? Is the Reuters report inaccurate or did Dell Malaysia somehow miscommunicated the launch period for the Streak?
As it turns out Dell Malaysia might have gotten the launch period for the Streak mixed up. We’ve received official email from a representative of Dell PR confirming that the Streak will come to APAC next year and not in November as earlier mentioned.
It’s a bummer that those who are interested in the Dell Streak will have to wait at least another four months for the Streak to hit APAC, a Malaysian launch would probably take longer. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Malaysia will be amongst the first markets in APAC to get the Streak.
But on the other hand, this could be a blessing in disguise. As you already know the Streak is currently running the super old Android 1.6. Although running Android 1.6 the Dell Streak sill manages to look snappy and responsive in the videos that we’ve seen, the archaic OS is not going to cut the mustard against iPads running on iOS 4.2 and Samsung Galaxy Tabs running on the latest and greatest Android 2.2. A later APAC launch could mean we might be getting, at the very least, Android 2.1.
Let’s hope that this will be the case.