“It comes with a camera in the front, one in the back, and one in your neighbor’s shower.”
Give us ten of those please.
In every one of his famous viral videos Blendtec founder Tom Dickinson asks the question, “will it blend?” We’ve seen all manner of things get stuffed into his ultra powerful blender and come out a pile of unrecognisable blended dust.
Things are no different with this latest installment of the Blendtec viral video. Will the iPad 2 blend? With a heavy sigh, we tell you yes.
If watching a seemingly pristine right out of the box gadget being destroyed to oblivion right in front of your eyes disturb you then don’t click play. For the rest of you, enjoy the spectacle.
While Motorola Atrix is getting the spotlight for its dual core capabilities, its ever popular Motorola Droid with its sliding keyboard is getting a deserving update as well. What you see above is the rumoured Droid 3 which will replace the current Motorola Droid 2.
In case you are wondering, Motorola Droids are CDMA based used by US operators such as Verizon. For the rest of us, there’s the Motorola Milestone which is the GSM model. For the newer Droid 2, there’s actually a Motorola Droid 2 Global which supports both modes.
The new rumoured Droid 3 shown above spots a new keyboard which has its keys more spaced out and possibly more depth than its predecessor. No details on the internal specs but we’re expecting them to have a dual-core processor in there with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
You can check out more rumoured pics of the Droid 3 at AndroidCentral.
Maxis has announced that the Nexus S will hit local stores this Friday with a retail price of RM2,499 outright without contract. Immediately we got comments in response to out earlier post saying that the retail price for the Nexus S here is Malaysia is exorbitant.
Consider the math. You can get an unlocked Nexus S from Best Buy in the US for about US$530 which translates to about RM1620 at today’s exchange rates. This is of course, excluding taxes and what not. But even if you factor in all the taxes and shipping costs, a privately purchased — meaning one single unit bought — shouldn’t cost the savvy internet shopper anything more that RM2k tops.
In fact, bulk orders and shipments should yield even more savings.
So our question is why is Maxis and Samsung asking for a close to RM900 margin on top of the US retail price for the Nexus S? If anything, the Malaysian RRP for the Nexus S should be very close to the US price. What justifies the 54% jump in price?
Could it be that because the Nexus S is a fairly decent spec-ed device infused with the strong desirability of the Google branding Maxis and Samsung feel that they can capitalise on the hype and make some money from the huge margins?
We have no idea and we can only speculate at the moment but what is certain is that we don’t think that this should be the case and we hope Maxis and Samsung can give us answer.
What do you think of the price of the Nexus S here in Malaysia
For the longest time the Google Mobile app has been a bit of a hit and miss affair when it come to giving the fullest Google experience on the iPhone. We don’t know about you but the Google app for iPhone has always left us wanting more. We like the voice search function and the built-in browser but we don’t like that the browser will shutdown when you switch apps and honestly we’d save the hassle and just use Google right on Mobile Safari instead.
Well things are decidedly different now as Google has just released a major update for its iPhone app so much so that Google has even changed the name of the app. From Google Mobile App, it’s now simply called the Google Search app but don’t let the name confuse you, there is so much more you can do than just search with the new app.
The first thing you’ll notice is that the home screen is now completely different with a big Google logo and a search box. From the homepage you can easily sign into your Google account as well. On top of that, Google use swipe gestures to give you fast access to various features like apps and results filters. Its a pretty nice user experience overall.
One of our biggest gripe with the old Google iPhone app was when you switch app midway into your search. When you go back to the old Google app, you have to start your search all over again. The new Google Search app makes picking up where you left off much more convenient by simply tapping on the lower part of the page.
That’s just the skin of it. The new Google Search app for iPhone brings a lot more functionality than the old app which naturally, makes it more useful. It’s definitely something we recommend iPhone users out there try out.
In the meantime, head on over to after the jump for a short intro video of the new Google Search app for iPhone.
Those who’ve indicated their interest for the Nexus S with Maxis last week would have gotten an email from the operator today indicating the price of the device, and would’ve known by now the full pricing details and launch date of new Google phone.
For those who didn’t registered your interest, do worry, we got your back because we’ve registered our interest in the device as well. Here are the details of the upcoming Nexus S from Maxis.
The Nexus S is available from Maxis from March 18 onwards and will retail for RM2,499 outright. The launch is this Friday, the same day as the HTC Incredible S launch. We speculated earlier that it is very likely for the Incredible S be launched with a telco partner and we named Maxis as the likely partner. With the telco now launching the Nexus S on Friday, could this mean that the HTC Incredible S will be launched with DiGi instead?
We have no confirmation on either. All that we know is that Friday will be a very busy day for the local gadget junkies.
While you wait for Friday to come, click the link to see what reviewers are saying about the Nexus S