UPDATE: DiGi confirms that Astro Mobile TV is meant to be used with digiwap APN.
DiGi now offers Astro Mobile TV on your 3G Mobile which they are also giving a 7 day free trial to try it out. iPhone users are able to watch it via Astro B.Player which was previously used by Maxis for live World Cup broadcast.
In terms of Live TV, there are 4 Channels – Bloomberg, History, Astro Hitz TV and Awani with 2 more channels (Crime and Investigation & Bio) coming soon. The other contents are looped channels and Video On Demand which are basically replays of selected segments such as Akademi Fantasia, Raja Lawak, Miss Astro 2010 and Vaanavil Super Star 2010.
The playback on 3G was rather smooth but the quality is nothing to shout about as the original video resolution is about 160×120. So don’t expect to read the tiny scrolling text on Bloomberg. Despite that it’s still worth to watch while being stuck in traffic or on the train. Of course, this isn’t as good as DVB-H based Mobile Live TV.
So how much is it to watch? After the 7 days trial period, you have a choice of RM1.50 per channel per week or RM5.00 per channel per month. There are no additional data charge to view the channels so that’s a flat rate without worrying about excess data usage. However DiGi didn’t mention if there’s any specific APN to access. In the previous experience of Facebook Zero, the FREE usage is only applicable if you’re using digiwap APN so this might be the case for Mobile TV too.
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BlackBerry Malaysia has announced that the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry Curve 9300 now comes in 2 new colour options respectively. The BlackBerry Torch now comes in Red and White while the Curve 3G comes in Bright Chrome and Pink option.
It is mentioned that the new BlackBerry colours are available from carriers and authorised distributors in Malaysia. This means that the Red BlackBerry Torch is no longer exclusive to Celcom and should be available from DiGi, Maxis and phone dealers as well. Last week, Maxis was the first to announce the availability of the White BlackBerry Torch.
Head after the break to see all colour options.
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Slashgear has reported that HTC’s current and older line up of Desires will be receiving Android 2.3 Gingerbread update which includes the original HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z. The news was confirmed by a HTC spokesperson and it will be rolled out in Q2 this year. Another model, Incredible S which was launched recently with Froyo is also receiving the Gingerbread update about the same time.
Earlier on, there was teaser from Three UK that HTC Desire but this latest updates confirms it further. So far HTC seems to be the most progressive Android manufacturer in terms of software updates as they were among the first to announce Froyo updates for its older models and now the Gingerbread. Hopefully the rest of the Android players will follow suit.
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While checking our Yes February statement, we noticed something extra in their SelfCare. At the bottom of the Usage Summary, there’s a new section called valuepack and campuspack that shows the balance and expiry of voice, data and SMS. So far there isn’t any details on such valuepacks on the website but this looks like Yes is about to introduced bundled packages which could be good news for heavy users.
We reckon, it could be something similar to Hotlink’s Hot Tickets where they give out bundled SMS, voice with a certain validity in a single voucher. As mentioned before, Yes pricing of 3 sen per MB is affordable for casual users however it costs much more for heavy users especially for those using more than 6GB per month. The campuspack could be a cheaper student price equivalent catered for their Education Partner Programme.
This could be their preparation towards the availability of Yes Zoom home gateway, which normally incur more usage than mobile users. It would be interesting to see how low can they go cost per GB wise with these valuepacks.