We have received a tip that LG Optimus One and LG Optimus 7 is coming to Malaysia real soon, in fact sometime next week. The LG Optimus One is an Android device that runs on Froyo which recently sold over a million units in just 40 days. The other device is the LG Optimus 7 which runs on Windows Phone 7. Word has it that the devices will be exclusive on Celcom, which has been very quiet lately with non-Blackberry devices.
It was also mentioned that Celcom together with LG is trying to push the launch as early as possible in order to beat rival Maxis’s similar announcement on a HTC device. The HTC device in question is most likely the HTC HD7 which is undergoing ROI with Maxis.
We have to stress that this piece of information is not confirmed yet. If its true, it will be an exciting face off next week between 2 telcos and 2 Windows Phone 7 devices.
Special thanks to Panda for the heads up!
Australian telco Singtel-Optus is facing trouble over a series of advertisement which the government finds deceiving under the Trade Practices Act. The ad as shown above advertises 150GB of broadband for $59.99 which is split for 75GB for off peak and another 75GB for on peak usage. Sure enough there will be throttling involved like any other telco however the tricky part is that your entire broadband is throttled once your 75GB of on peak usage is used up.
As a normal consumer, you probably expect off-peak and on-peak quotas to be treated separately. However with this unique throttling policy, your entire 75GB off peak quota is simply burned out once on-peak is depleted. To make matters worse, the throttle speed is a pathetic 64kbps download, making it unusable for rich media websites. The main issue here is that consumers will not get to fully enjoy 150GB as claimed and the telco could be facing a fine up to A$1.1 million.
This is something for our local telcos to take note when it comes to advertising. By the way, did you notice Optus uses ‘yes’ on their brand? We wonder if YTL got their yes branding inspiration from them.
Now Sony Ericsson has announced on their blog that while the Xperia X10 was never intended to support multi-touch since day 1, they are still working on making this possible due to the requests of its users. They are trying to enhance its driver and firmware for its touch digitizer to allow multi-touch gestures to work. However they also stress that this is still work in progress and it does come with some limitations.
Therefore, they are only looking at having multi-touch available strictly for web browser and maps upon release. No exact dates were given but they say it should be out by early next year, Q1 2011. We have to say it again, Sony Ericsson please buck up and come out with a proper flagship android device. Their devices doesn’t make us go WOW at first sight and the pricing is too expensive compared to what others are offering. Even their UPCOMING Anzu device is not impressive enough to compare with today’s Galaxy S or Desire HD.
In the mean time, Watch their Work in Progress video on the Xperia X10 after the jump.
Google Docs has introduced a new enhancement which allows you to create and make edits on your mobile device. So now it is possible to get things done while on the go at anytime as long as you have mobile internet connectivity.
This will be rolled out in the next few days for English users worldwide but it is only limited to Android 2.2 Froyo and iOS devices version 3.0+ such as the iPhone and iPad. To get started, access docs.google.com from your mobile browser.
Check out the demo video after the jump.