We can’t wait to experience HTC’s new Scribe Technology. It uses a stylus as an input device but instead of just being a pointing tool, the stylus that comes with the Flyer works more like a pen and paper.
Take a look at the video, the implementation the Scribe Technology is interesting, and if it works the way HTC says it does, then the Flyer is a tablet that brings something new into the tablet game.
We’ve just gotten the above teaser artwork from DiGi. The full details will go up live on DiGi’s website midnight tonight. Full details are now online. 300 units limited to 13 outlets nationwide.
We’ve just got this announcement moments ago. The first 300 customers to subscribe to a 24-months DiGi Smartplan contract will be able to purchase the HTC Incredible S for just RM599. From the press release, details are scarce but we’ve sent a series of questions, so let’s hope they get back to us on more info soon.
But here’s what we know:
Currently the link — www.digi.com.my/htc — mentioned in the announcement doesn’t work, so while we await more details from DiGi, head on over the jump to read the announcement.
Update: Maxis has updated its HSBB plan yet again, where previously the Standard and Value plans get different equipment bundle (an Aztech DECT phone and a residential gateway respectively), the new plans now offer both equipments together. So if you subscribe to the Maxis Standard or Value HSBB plans you get both the residential gateway and Aztech DECT phone.
Maxis launched it’s HSBB service late October last year but you might not be aware of this because it is not as heavily promoted as their mobile broadband offerings. Initially, Maxis had offered only one plan offering a 6Mbps line plus VOIP for RM118/month for existing Maxis and RM158/month for non-Maxis subscribers.
Today, Maxis updated it’s HSBB service with three new plans — 4Mbps with 30GB quota for RM128/month, 6Mbps with 60GB quota for RM158/month and 10Mbps with 60GB quota 100GB quota for RM218/month with varying monthly data quotas. All the plans include VOIP which requires a RM75 deposit (RM300 if you’re not a Malaysian resident).
In addition to the broadband and VOIP packages, Maxis is offering value added services that include music downloads, internet security, IPTV and an integrated inbox. All these offerings however come with separate charges. For more details head on over to Maxis.
On top of that, Maxis is offering preferential rates to its FTTH customers who would like to sign-up for its 3G broadband service. Based on the previous offering from Maxis, this updated offer is more expensive but does offer a free 3G MiFi if you subscribe to a higher monthly plan.
But having said that, even the add-on 3G plans that offer just a USB dongle has increased in price where previously, you can get a 1.5GB/month 3G broadband plan for RM20, the new plan charges over double that — RM48 for 1.5GB/month.
Similar to UniFi, Maxis charges for RM200 installation for its high-speed broadband plans and all plans come with 24-months contract. Unlike UniFi however, where the equipment that you get is similar no matter what plan you subscribe to, with Maxis, different plans give you different equipment and depending on what equipment you get, you might have to consider the additional cost of purchasing more equipment to make full use of the services offered by the Maxis HSBB plan.
For example, from what it says on the website, if you subscribe to the cheapest Maxis HSBB plan — which is the 4Mbps RM128/month — you get an Aztech (yes, Aztech) DECT phone. This means you’ll have to purchase a FTTH modem separately. This is weird considering the fact that most people would have a phone already so it would make more sense just to offer a FTTH gateway across the board to make the entry cost low.
It looks to us that Maxis is trying to force customers to purchase the more expansive plans because it looks more attractive as the entry costs are low (you don’t have to buy a gateway). In the the long term however, subscription cost is high but more lucrative to Maxis.
Android is a platform which game developers can’t ignore. With its growing popularity, we are seeing more popular iOS titles making their way to Android including Angry Birds. Now there’s another game that is also available for Android – Tap Tap Revenge 4. In this release, it comes with the latest hits from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Bruno Mars and much more.
To download, head to the Android Market here. Check out the promo video after the jump.
Note: We tried to download but it doesn’t seem to be available in Malaysia right now. It is the same also for the latest Angry Birds Rio over here. Perhaps it will be available in next couple of days.
For Android users having issues signing up for Amazon AppStore or just simply can’t be bothered to register, Rovio has announced that they will be bringing it to the Android Market by end this week. The Ad-supported full version Angry Birds Rio has a couple of bugs to fix and if all goes well, it should be out in the next few days.
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Firefox 4 for Android is finally official after several beta releases. We tried their Firefox 4 Beta 1 which was rather horrid but Mozilla had constantly improved with each release after that. In fact, the latest beta release we tried on a Samsung Galaxy Tab worked pretty well and it is no wonder they have made it official today.
So what’s great about Firefox 4 for Android? Well, it extends your desktop Firefox experience to your mobile device from synced bookmarks, history and even open tabs on your desktop computer. In addition, you can add on more functions with Firefox Add-ons. It also supports full HTML5.
Check out the Firefox 4 video after the jump.
Here’s a nice hands-on video of the Samsung Galaxy S II which has been revealed but yet to hit the market. Apart from the new hardware improvements, Samsung has also put in effort in their TouchWiz 4.0 UI which runs on top of the Android OS.
One interesting feature they have is the browser zooming capabilities. While you can pinch to zoom, the Galaxy S II also lets you zoom in and out by pressing 2 fingers on the screen while moving it towards or away from you. Looks pretty cool and you’ve gotta watch the video after the break to see it yourself.
Another feature is the home screens which feature live panels. Now it displays widgets in tile-like fashion and that’s not all. You can also switch between home screens by waving it left or right.
So far no details of Malaysia availability but it was mentioned that it will be coming to Singapore next month.
This ad moved us so much that we just got to share it. From the suspense built-up to the expression on the guy’s face as he delivers the punchline, it’s just perfect!
HTC’s upcoming 7″ tablet, the HTC Flyer seems to be coming to Malaysia very soon. Maxis via its Maxis 10 programme has announced on twitter that they are accepting new applicants to review the HTC tablet.
The HTC Flyer runs on a single core 1.5GHz processor with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with a 7″ screen supporting 1024×600. It comes with 4000mAh battery and weights 420 grams. You can check out more details of the specs here.
Apple has just issued a release announcing that its annual Worldwide developer congress (WWDC) will be happening on June 6. For the most part the lay man, is not so much concerned about the many things that happen at WWDC, all they want to know is will Steve Jobs come on stage to reveal the successor to the iPhone 4?
Come June 6, it will be exactly a year ago Steve Jobs showed the iPhone 4 to the world at the same event. Now we’re just two months away and we can’t wait!