Research in Motion (RIM) has announced the arrival of its newest addition to the Bold family, the BlackBerry Bold 9780. You probably expect some physical changes for a newer model but the 9780 retains the similar external shell as the BlackBerry Bold 9700. The key differences lie on the inside where they have bumped up the on board memory from 256MB to 512MB while the camera has been improved from 3.2MP to 5.0MP. Being a new phone, it runs on the latest BlackBerry 6 OS.
That’s about it on the new changes as you’ll get the same 802.11 b/g WiFi, assisted GPS, Bluetooth Tri-band with 3G HSDPA support and the usual features you get on the 9700. With the minimal changes, we won’t expect existing BlackBerry Bold 9700 users to make a switch anytime soon, considering RIM will eventually offer them an upgrade to the latest OS. Obviously the newer 9780 will be a better performer with its doubled memory but that isn’t enough to justify for an upgrade.
For more information on the Bold 9780, you can download the pdf brochure and spec sheet here.
Previously in our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S, we were singing nothing but praises of the device. With a vibrant 4” Super AMOLED screen, a zippy 1GHz processor supported with a SGX540 GPU and incredible photo and HD Video shooting capabilities, The Galaxy S packs quite a punch in the hardware department.
So impressed were we with the Galaxy S that we noted in our first impressions that it was a worthy contender that’s capable of bringing the fight back to the iPhone contingent.
Beyond the hardware and the gorgeous display, the next thing that we would like to find out is how does the Galaxy S performs on a day to day basis? We’ve gotten some extended playtime on the Galaxy S and here are our findings on the usability experience of the Galaxy S.
Well, the short film made its premier earlier this week and now it’s up online for your viewing pleasure.
You can check out snaps taken at the premier here and head on over to after the jump to watch the full version of the seven minute shortie.
We’d expected a bit more from the short film but after viewing it, we felt it was rather “meh“. Pamela Anderson and Ed Westwick played cameos rather than star in the film and the story line is boring. What do you think?
The Blackberry® Torch 9800 is coming to town & we have some crazy deals for you, so crazy you won’t wanna miss out! Just come down to Pavilion KL (in front of La Bodega) on 29 Oct 2010. Registrations starts 3pm so get there as early as possible coz it’s 1ST COME 1ST SERVED & only limited stocks are available! Be there to enjoy the Blackberry Torch at the best deals plus the widest coverage!
Celcom has just announced that it will start selling the BlackBerry Torch tomorrow,
November October 29 from 3pm at Pavillion KL. From what we’ve gathered on the Celcom Blue Cube Facebook page, you don’t need to register you interest before hand to be able to purchase the device. All you need to do is to be at Pavillion KL (in front of La Bodega) early as stocks are limited and it’s on a first come first served basis.
Will keep you posted on developments as we get them. Keep it locked on.
Original Post: Maxis has officially revealed the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 with its postpaid and Hotlink prepaid bundling. Few months ago, Maxis had already dropped hints via twitter that they are offering the device. The Pearl 3G is a different device from your typical BlackBerry as it uses a normal keypad rather than a full QWERTY keyboard. You can check out the demo video of the Pearl in our previous post.
The Pearl 3G retails at RM1,299 and Maxis is bundling the device with paid in advanced BIS subscription. For Postpaid, it comes bundled with 12 months BIS Advance plan of RM360 (RM30/month) for a total of RM1,659. For Hotlink prepaid, it goes for RM1,479 with 6 months BIS.
For more info, head to Maxis’s BlackBerry page here.
Those who have registered their interest in the BlackBerry Torch with Maxis would have by now gotten an email saying that the device is available for purchase starting tomorrow,
November October 29 at the KLCC Maxis Centre.
Oddly enough, there will be only 100 units of the BlackBerry Torch for sale on the date. We’re not sure why Maxis is doing this as we think it would make more sense just to sell as many units as you can on that day. Alas…
Also, do note that for those who did not register interest earlier, you won’t be able to purchase the device on
November October 29.
Nationwide sale starts on November 5 with the BlackBerry Torch retailing at RM2,299 (promotional price).
To geeks and gadget junkies alike this is probably one of the most interesting lists this year.The TIME 100 gadgets of all-time lists gadgets from all the way back to 1923 — the year the iconic magazine began publication.
Among the gadgets mentioned in the list, the top ranking phones (including PDAs and tablets) are:
Can you imagine how the world would be today without these pioneering gadgets? Having owned almost half the devices listed above and a few more on that full 100 list, we couldn’t.
For a full list of the 100 gadgets of all-time click here.
From what we discovered, there’s only a 6Mbps plan at RM118/month for existing Maxis subscribers or RM158/month for non subscribers. The plan comes with 40GB monthly quota and tied to a 24 months contract. As comparison, UniFi offers 5Mbps for RM149/month with 60GB download quota.
Just like the recent P1 add-on package, you can add 3G broadband that comes with free modem from RM20/month with 1.5GB quota. While UniFi started charging RM200 for installation, Maxis waives it together with its registration fee for now. When you sign up, you’ll also get a free home gateway, a DECT phone and VOIP calls worth RM275 monthly.
At the moment, Maxis has not updated its HSBB site with the commercial plans above. According to their site, the service is only limited to Bandar Utama 11, 12 & Sierramas. For more details or to register interest, check out Maxis HSBB page here.
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