By now most people must be wondering what sort of plan Maxis is offering. Having the RRP of RM2499 outright, it is mind boggling to see Maxis subsidising RM2300 for a device. If you’re thinking that Maxis is charging a premium per month, you may be close to the truth.
According to some tipsters in the comments and via twitter, the HTC Flyer will be offered with a 24 months contract on a RM250/month plan. However that’s not all as you would need to pay a rather hefty upfront payment of RM2499, which is equivalent to the full device price but in exchange, you’ll get RM96 rebated back to your monthly subscription,. This makes your monthly commitment RM154 instead of RM250. If you do the math, RM96 over 24 months gives you RM2300 which is the subsidy amount for the Flyer.
So what will be included with the RM154/month commitment after rebate? We believe it should be a combination of Voice + SMS + Data plan. According to the tips, 16GB is included. As comparison with its typical Android bundles, the typical offer is to bundle a Maxis Value Plus postpaid RM50 with a RM88/month 3GB data plan which makes it RM138/month. As for data only plan, Maxis offers 16GB 3G Broadband for RM158.
However since the HTC Flyer doesn’t allow you to make phone calls, we’re not sure if they are providing voice at all. So it is interesting to see what the plan has to offer with RM250 worth of value. Who knows they might be bundling another smart phone like the Motorola Xoom?
We would like to stress again that the details mention are still unconfirmed but all shall be revealed tomorrow. Keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com for the latest updates.
If you’ve got a question on the HTC Flyer, head to this page and drop us a comment.
Special thanks to Sam & @azharbinismail for the tips!
Pre-order customers will be getting a special price for the all important keyboard dock purchase. The dock retails for RM429 but all the 150 pre-bookers will be able to purchase the accessory for RM300.
Though this doesn’t mean that the dock will be available this Saturday. Instead interested pre-bookers will be required to put in a deposit when they collect their Eee Pad on May 28. ASUS Malaysia says that they will inform interested customers when shipment of the dock arrives before the end of June.
So ASUS Eee Pad Transformer pre-bookers, will you be claiming your pad this weekend? To those who are still on the fence, ASUS Malaysia reminds that unclaimed units will be sold to public after 12pm on the same day.
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Super AMOLED Plus is also on the Samsung Galaxy S II. Word in the street is that this bad boy is coming to town before July. Excited?
While the BlackBerry Playbook supports Android Apps, the little green droid is now making its way to Windows Platform. BlueStacks has announced that it is developing a program which lets you run Android apps in Windows environment seamlessly. At the present moment, BlueStacks is readily bundled on ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Pro tablet and they working with various PC vendors towards making it a standard for upcoming Windows tablet and all-in-one desktops. Strangely Windows Phone 7 is not in the picture.
With BlueStacks, you are able to run both Android and Windows simultaneously and it even supports multi-touch on touch screen computers and Windows tablets. If this is done right with acceptable performance, this will expand the choices of apps for Windows tablet devices. Currently, we are still not convinced why anyone would run mobile apps on desktop with non-touch screens. Looking at the future, this opens up opportunity for Android developers to develop mobile, tablet and desktop apps in a single environment.