Update: Maxis has revealed the pricing for the HTC Desire S and it looks like our below RM2k prediction is on the money.
Assuming the Desire S that Malaysia is getting will run Gingerbread, we have to ask the question. What is the point of getting a Nexus S?
With the launch of the HTC Desire S looming, one of the most asked question will be how much is it going to cost?
Let’s try to make an educated guess shall we?
We also know that the comparable Sony Ericsson Xperia arc is going for RM2,099 outright.
In addition to this, AP sets of the Desire S are starting to crop up in forums like Lowyat.NET and are going for RM1,700.
So from all this are we able to deduce how much the Desire S is going to cost?
The Desire S has the smallest screen compared to the other devices listed here but in terms of processor speed, RAM and camera (actually the Desire S has the least MP count of the lot), all these devices are very close to each other which would mean that the Desire S will very likely be priced around the RM2k mark.
Could we be more specific?
Considering that the AP Desire S is fetching RM1,700 and that the Incredible S has better optics with a 8MP camera with dual-LED flash rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera (5MP single LED flash rear camera and VGA front camera on the Desire S), and a bigger screen (4-inch compared to 3.7-inch on Desire S), we’re predicting that the Desire S to be priced below the Incredible S. So our final number is under RM2k.
Of course with all these things, we could be completely wrong. At least the wait to find out won’t be long. Keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com this Friday to find out what the real price of the HTC Desire S will be.
For the PC Fair this weekend, BlackBerry is offering a pretty good deal with 50% off the RRP on your second BlackBerry purchase. That’s right when you buy a BlackBerry device you’re entitled to purchase the second unit for only half of price. The catch is that the offer is limited to the first 30 customers/day (10 per device) and one offer per customer.
In addition to that, BlackBerry is offering “free accessories” worth RM264. We’re not sure what these accessories are and its only for the BlackBerry device purchased at full price only.
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Get ready for massive around KL over the weekend, PC Fair is back! And as always you can expect some deals and promos from the many device manufacture and distributors in Malaysia.
HTC is no different putting out revised pricing for its range of devices and throwing in a free spa voucher worth RM1,390 as well as a 1+1 year warranty for all devices.
In all honesty, the revised prices are not that great considering the vintage of these device and that LG Optimus 2X is just RM1,899 outright and our current Android favourite, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc with its Exmor R 8.1MP camera and Bravia Engine 4.0 Reality Display is the same price as the Desire HD outright, but if you’ve always been a fan of these HTC devices that are on offer, PC Fair weekend would be a good time to hunt for a great bargain.
Nokia has recently launched 2 new devices, the Nokia E6 and the Nokia X7. The E6 is fresh new upgrade of its popular QWERTY candy bar model of its Nokia E5/E72 siblings which now comes with a touch screen. The other device, the Nokia X7 is an entertainment skewed smart phone which comes with toughen glass and seamless stainless steel body.
Update: By official we mean out of beta and into version 1.1. Apologies for any confusion.
BlackBerry users take note, BlackBerry has just release the official Twitter app for BlackBerry.
The official Twitter app for BlackBerry offers pretty much the same functionality as official Twitter apps on other smart phones, including:
We’re not sure if there’s multiple account support. If you’re on a BlackBerry and have tried the app, please let us know your thoughts and if there is multiple account support.
Get the official Twitter app for BlackBerry here.
The Sensation features a 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD screen with Gorilla Glass that displays a whopping 540×960 pixels. The display also features a contour design along the entire edge of the screen which HTC claims lend a premium feel to the device while at the same time protecting the screen from grit and sand when it’s placed screen-side faced down.
Processor-wise the Sensation is packing a 1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon with 768MB RAM and 1GB of internal storage. In the camera department, there’s an 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 1080p HD video capabilities. HTC says the camera offers instantaneous shutter response allowing you to capture images and videos faster. At the front you get a standard VGA resolution camera.
In addition the the plethora of wireless connectivity the Sensation supports both HDMI and DLNA output as well. Powering all this is a 1520mAh battery.
The HTC Sensation runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the latest HTC Sense UI skin on top. The new Sense UI features HTC’s active lockscreen which serves live information, like weather and stock prices right without the need to unlock the phone. In addition the active lockscreen allows you to unlock straight into an app by dragging its link into an unlocking circle.
The HTC Sensation also brings with it HTC Watch video store which allows users to download movies and television shows by renting or buying them directly from the device. We doubt that this feature will be of much use here in Malaysia.
Asia launch window for the HTC Sensation is sometime between June and September (yes, we’re looking at you Maxis). Head on over the jump for a some promo videos of the HTC Sensation.