While all 3 players Celcom, DiGi and Maxis are offering Micro SIM, we have always wondered when is U Mobile’s turn. Today they have answered the call by announcing the availability of U Mobile’s own Micro SIM. The best part is that conversion of SIM is FREE by visiting any U Mobile service centre nationwide.
According to the its CEO, Dr. Kaizad Heerjee, U Mobile recognises the need to provide producs and service which are compatible with the latest device to enhance the user experience. By saying that, U Mobile indeed is looking at fulfilling the users of iPad 3G and also the iPhone 4.
U Mobile offers one of the most affordable 3G broadband plans with 2GB going for RM40 a month. Now they are even having a promotion that comes with a free modem. This is worth considering if you’re within their 3G coverage.
Looks like things are finally moving at U Mobile. Just recently they have also started commercial roll out of HSPA+ which is expected to expand beyond its HQ Berjaya Times Square in the coming weeks.
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Those of you who have been using iPhones for the longest time, well you don’t know the kind of cool apps that’s only available for Android that you’ve been missing out on. Ok, to be fair, there’s a number of cool apps on iOS that you can’t get on Android as well.
Ok, whatever it is, Google Goggles is one of the coolest apps you can get on a smartphone and previously it was only available on Android devices but now it’s available for iPhone users too, and it’s really sleek.
We like how the app is implemented on the iPhone, and if we may be a bit subjective at the moment, it looks better on the iPhone than on the Android. *gasp*
But Goggles works well on either, it’s just that we think it looks a tad better on the iPhone.
Goggles is enabled only for English-speaking users, and since it requires an auto-focusing camera it is supported only on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 running iOS 4 or above.
To download Google Goggles on your iPhone click the direct iTunes link here. Or you can search for “Google Mobile App“.
It’s embedded in the official Google Mobile app for iPhone so if you’ve already downloaded that, all you need to do is update that app.
Head on over to after the jump for a short video demo on Google Goggles.
Dell’s 5in Android tablet made it’s debut in India yesterday, and while that may not be anything out of the ordinary, it’s retail selling price might make you go WTF.
The Streak, still running Android 1.6, retails for Rs. 34,990 which is about RM2,436 which is a little more than a 16GB iPhone 4 but waaay too much for a 5in Android 1.6 tablet. Here’s another way to look at it, a 16GB iPad 3G in Singapore sells for SG$928 or about RM2,191.
We’re not sure why the Streak is priced so high in India, in the US the devices retails for US$549.99 or roughly RM1,703 and that’s a reasonable price for something like the Streak.
Dell Malaysia has told us that the Streak will only be coming next year, let’s hope the pricing is closer to the what people in the US are paying for it rather than what people in India are.
Reuters reports that the Samsung Galaxy S has sold over 5 million units worldwide, making it the best selling Samsung model today. This includes the various variants sold in the US with its respective partner telcos. The 5 million figure for the Galaxy S alone almost matches the total phones sold by Samsung last year.
Their success is attributed to 100+ telco tie ups worldwide and its impressive hardware combination especially its Super AMOLED display. Kudos to the South Korean electronics maker for having a great device. We are still waiting for its successor rumoured to be Galaxy S 2 that was speculated to offer 1280×720 display.
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Motorola has released a fresh new range of Android devices that come in a variety of form factors. A total of 7! The Motorola Spice is one of them that caught our attention as it features a vertical slider QWERTY keyboard. Yup, it sure does look similar with a Palm Pre and BlackBerry Torch.
The Motorola Spice is powered with a 528MHz processor and comes with a 3.0″ QVGA 240×320 TFT display. Connectivity wise, it supports HSDPA up to 3.6Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth with A2DP and aGPS. The spice runs on Android 2.1. At the back, there’s a 3MP Camera with 8X Digital Zoom. For ease of navigation, it also comes with Motorola’s own BACTRACK which is a touchpad located at the back for navigation use.
It is disappointing that a funky form factor like this is using a lower 528MHz processor. It is the same story as the Motorola BackFlip which is now available in Malaysia through Maxis. No details on availability or pricing is known at this point.
Check out a hands-on video after the jump
The biggest thing happening this month will be Microsoft’s comeback to the mobile arena with Windows Phone 7. The official platform launch is happening October 11 and we’re expecting a plethora of WP7 devices to hit the market soon after that.
Word on the street is that Microsoft will be launching WP7 simultaneously worldwide so we’re expecting the new platform to make and appearance here in Malaysia.
If this early built of the Windows Phone 7 is anything to go by, there’s indeed a lot to loo forward to come its launch this October 11. Question is now, how well with the app ecosystem support WP7 because as sleek as the platform goes, that will be the deciding factor in this epic mobile OS battle.
In any case, head on over to after the jump to see how WP7 compares against the iPhone 4 and Nexus One.
UniFi subscribers have more content to watch on HyppTV. They have added 6 new premium channels including MUTV and SyFy Universal. Other channels include Universal Channel, Baby First, iConcerts and Screen Red.
In addition to that, UniFi subscribers can still watch premium HyppTV channels free for an extended period until 31st October 2010 this month. After this, normal charges will apply.
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Those who have been following the developments of the iPhone 4 launch here in Malaysia will note that at launch Maxis didn’t make it’s iData 1 plan available. Early adopters of the iPhone 4 with Maxis has to subscribe to either iData 2 or iData 3 plans or its selection of iValue plans, all of which tied the subscriber to a 12 or 24 months contract.
Now that most of the first to buy crowd already purchase their iPhone 4s, Maxis is drumming up interest again by re-introducing the iData 1 plan.
Maxis iData 1 offers a paltry 250MB data for a monthly fee of RM30. With the iData 3 plan iPhone 4 hopefuls can look forward to purchasing the phone outright sans contract. RRP for the iPhone 4 are RM2,290 for 16GB version and RM2,690 for 32GB.
Wonder if DiGi has anything up their sleeve to counter this.
More on Maxis iData plans here.
The retail price is supposedly RM999 and it is currently offered at RM899 on their site. Surprisingly this mid-ranged Android device is sold quietly without much announcement by Sony Ericsson. The last we heard is when it was introduced sometime in June with expected release in Q3 2010.
Compared to the X10 Mini, the X8 has a higher HVGA 320×480 screen but sacrifices on camera with a lower 3.2MP. As usual, it runs on Android 1.6 which they are still shouting is upgradable to newer version in future.
Check it out at PBBemall. It even comes with free shipping.
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