For the die hard Android fans, now there’s a new mini collectible for Halloween. Dyzplastics the maker of genuine Android mini figures has introduced Don Pablo, a special edition Mexican themed droid for Halloween.
The official release date is on 1st November but you can order it now for RM39.90. Since this is a special edition design, stocks would be rather limited. If you’re interested, head over to the Taken Shop.
The HTC Explorer is finally available for sale in Malaysia with a RRP of RM759. The discovery was found on SuperBuy website after being tipped via twitter. If you order online, they are offering it with discount at RM729 which also can be paid with 6 or 12 month installments by credit card.
Just to recap on the specification, the HTC Explorer runs on a 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS installed. It has a 3.2″ HVGA display with 480×320 resolution and comes with 512MB of storage which is expandable via microSD. For photo shooting, there’s a 3MP camera at the back.
The HTC Explorer is HTC’s cheapest Android phone to date and it fits right between the Samsung Galaxy W and Galaxy Y in terms of pricing. Which is a better phone depends on usability experience and built quality. If you’re looking for an Android phone with QWERTY keyboard, the HTC ChaCha is now selling at RM799.
You can check out full details and promo videos in our earlier HTC Explorer post.
Thanks @icycold156 for the tip!
Sony Corporation and Ericsson today has jointly announced that Sony will buy Ericsson’s 50% stake in Sony Ericsson. This makes the business 100% wholly owned by Sony after the 2 companies were together for 10 years.
According to the release, Sony will have the opportunity to integrate smart phones into its array of network connected consumer electronics devices such as tablets, television and computers. In addition, it will provide Sony a wider intellectual property cross licensing including patents related to wireless handset technology. For Ericsson, they will be receiving €1.05 billion and shall focus on enabling connectivity through R&D. You can read the full press release here.
Now what’s gonna happen next? Another rebranding exercise to drop Ericsson from the name?
Check out the story behind the Sony Ericsson logo design. An organic and futuristic approach to combine “s” and “e”.
Yet another Samsung device appears and it is the Samsung Galaxy Y, an entry level Android smart phone. The pricing is written as RM499 outright with Superbuy offering it for a discounted price of RM475. At the moment, it is only available for pre-order which we believe full availability would be happening in the next couple of weeks. IMCC, a popular online retailer has yet to put up any details of the Galaxy Y.
The Samsung Galaxy Y is a replacement for the existing Samsung Galaxy 5/Mini which has been selling rather well for under RM700. Now at a much lowered RM499 price, it comes with a decent 832MHz processor, 3″ QVGA TFT screen, 2MP Camera and a 1200mAh battery. On board there’s 160MB of storage which is expandable via microSD. The Galaxy Y runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.
Priced below RM500 mark, the Galaxy Y is probably the cheapest Android smartphone running on Android 2.3 in the market. Earlier on, we’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy W going for RM999 which is quite a bargain for a 1.4GHz Android with a decent 3.7″ WVGA screen. It is obvious now that Samsung is aggressively hitting the smart phone segment at all price range.
Let’s see if the HTC Explorer will be able to match the price tag.
Thanks to J0hn for the heads up.
Yesterday Nokia has revealed its Windows Phone 7 line up with the Lumia 800 dubbed as the first real Windows Phone. Despite close collaboration with Microsoft, there isn’t any significant Nokia-exclusive features except for a couple of apps such as Nokia Drive and MixRadio.
So how does it compare spec by spec with HTC? We’ve compiled a comparison above against Nokia’s latest Lumias & N9 for reference. Earlier last month, they have announced the HTC Radar and Titan. The HTC Radar is currently available in Malaysia for RM1,399.
Tentatively it looks like Nokia is giving a pass on Malaysia for the latest Lumia devices which will make its Asian debut in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore at the end of this year. So if you’re planning to get one, you might have to wait until early 2012. The estimated pricing is about RM1117 for the Lumia 710 and RM1830 for the Lumia 800 before shipping and taxes.
If you are planning to get a Windows Phone 7 Mango smart phone, would you wait for Nokia?
Don’t forget to check out our previous Smart Phone comparison.
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A few days ago, the upcoming ASUS Transformer replacement known as the Transformer Prime was revealed to the world at AsiaD. The new Android tablet + keyboard dock combo is slimmer and comes with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.
Now more close up photos of the device had surfaced, revealing more of its polished metal goodness and design. The tablet now looks shinier with a lighter colour tone compared to its predecessor.
From the screenshots, it appears to be running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the Transformer Prime. It is expected to be launched with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. All shall be revealed on 9th November.
Head after the break for more pics and hit the source link for full details.
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