DiGi has revised its Samsung Galaxy Nexus offering with bundle offer from as low as RM1,399. This was the same offer when it started pre-orders before official availability in Malaysia. However DiGi later revised its offering with only 24 months option and the device going for a higher RM1,999.
Now the Galaxy Nexus can be yours from DiGi at the following subsidised pricing:
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM1,749
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM1,549
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM1,649
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM1,399
As usual, you get RM5/month rebate if you opt for auto billing. Unfortunately you don’t get the extra savings enjoyed previously if you go for the 24 months subscription of DG Smart Plan 68.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s Galaxy Nexus page.
Thanks @weisheatan for the alert!
The LG Prada 3.0 is finally announced in Malaysia. With a retail price of RM2,299, it carves a niche in the branded smart phone category — at a price. The style centric device runs on a dual-core 1.0GHz OMAP4430 processor, 1GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage. The sleek and glossy front features a 4.3″ WVGA IPS display that boasts a brightness of 800 nits for optimal viewing outdoors.
Other features include a 8MP camera that’s capable of shooting 1080p videos, a front facing 1.3MP camera, microSD slot, NFC and a 1,540mAh battery. To compliment the designer exterior look, the Prada 3.0 internally runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with custom monochrome UI.
Looking at the specification, the Prada is asking a lot for money for what it’s offering. Obviously being a designer device priced at premium, the Prada 3.0 is not something that will appeal to the mainstream. Perhaps it might find the right fit among those who seek exclusivity. The Prada 3.0 will be available at LG dealers nationwide in March.
ASUS has introduced its high end tablet, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 series. Back at CES, this was better known as the ASUS Transformer Prime TF700 which comes with a full HD display.
At MWC 2012, ASUS has refreshed the device with a new name and upgraded specs. There are 2 versions – WiFi only which runs on Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad core processor at 1.6GHz and the LTE version which runs on dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. For the LTE version, this marks the first LTE tablet with Full HD display and also the first Cortex A15 class processor to be fitted on a tablet.
The full HD screen is of Super IPS+ variety which has a brightness of 600 nits. The design hasn’t change much from the original Transformer Prime but now there’s a noticable rubber/plastic strip at the top which could probably improve signal reception. Overall it still retains the brushed aluminium finish and has a slim profile of just 8.5mm. It still retains the 8MP f/2.2 camera at the back and comes with a 2MP camera at the front.
For the full details, head over to ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity page. Head after the break for more press photos and also a video replay of ASUS press conference at MWC.
|Android, Asus, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS|
|Asus, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2, Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 Malaysia, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Malaysia, Asus Eee pad Transformer Prime, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Malaysia, ASUS tablet, ASUS TF201, ASUS TF700T, ASUS Transformer Pad, ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, ASUS Transformer Prime, Asus Transformer Prime Malaysia, ASUS Transformer Prime T700, Quad Core Tablet, Tegra 3, TF201, TF700T, Transformer Prime|
At MWC, Huawei has also revealed its MediaPad 10 FHD tablet. Just like its current product line up, Huawei is claiming it as the World’s First 10-inch quad core tablet that runs on its own proprietory 1.5GHz quad core processor. The biggest highlight of the MediaPad 10 FHD is its 1080p HD 10″ IPS screen that pushes a massive 1920×1200 resolution. In terms of connectivity, it supports up to 84Mbps connectivity with HSPA+ with support for LTE networks.
It comes with a 8MP camera at the back and a front facing 1.3MP. In the press release, it mentioned having 2GB of RAM for storage, which we incline to believe is a typo. Overall it weighs 598 grams and has a thickness of 8.8mm.
We are having trouble digesting its World First claims on the MediaPad 10 FHD. The thinner and lighter 10.1″ ASUS Transformer Prime which is available here is already running quad-core and now there’s the Transformer Infinity (also known as TF700) which also does 1080p display. Unless of course Huawei’s “first” is specifically referring to the exact size of 10″. The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD is said to be rolling out globally in Q2 this year.
[ SOURCE ]
After announcing the ultra slim Ascend P1 S, Huawei is raising the bar with its Ascend D Quad which claims to be the world’s fastest smart phone. In terms of specs, the Ascend D Quad is challenging the big boys of smart phones with its own K3V2 Quad Core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor.
Over at the front, the Ascend D has a high resolution 4.5″ 720p HD display which gives a pixel density of 330ppi. That’s higher than the iPhone 4S at 326ppi. Other details revealed include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Dolby 5.1 surround sound, a 8MP BSI Camera that supports 1080p HD video recording and a front facing 1.3MP camera. The Ascend D comes with a 1800mAh battery and overall has a thickness of 8.9mm.
Apart from the Ascend D, there are other variants as well in the series. The Ascend D quad XL offers similar hardware but instead comes with an extended 2500mAh battery for longer usage. Finally there’s the Ascend D1 which runs on a lower 1.5GHz dual-core processor with a lower capacity 1670mAh battery. The Ascend D quad will be available in Q2 this year.
Head after the break for the promo video and photos.
It’s official, Apple will be unveiling the iPad 3 next week. How do we know that it’s official? Well, Apple has already sent out invites for the event. But with Apple being Apple, it’s a sure bet that the invite has so much more to tell than just a date and a venue. And sure enough, it does.
Gizmodo theorises that the “And Touch” phrase in the Apple invite suggests that Apple will do away with the iconic hardware home button in the new iPad.
Here’s what Gizmodo has to say:
…there seems to be NO home button, which explains the mention of the “And touch.” in their invitation. How can we know? First, the photo they are showing is on portrait mode. You can’t achieve that icon spacing in the landscape mode (which is the only explanation for the lack of home button). Moreover, the icon falls right onto the same water drop that the current iPad 2 falls while in portrait mode. It’s clearly a photo of the iPad in portrait mode. And there’s no button to be seen.
Rumours of a home button-less iPhone/iPad have been around for ages but in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, this no button vision didn’t happen. Could the iPad 3 finally confirm this rumour to be true? It sure does look like it.
Right on que – after the major Android manufactures have made all their MWC announcements — Apple has sent out invites to the unveiling of its next iPad. The iPad 3 (name yet to be confirmed) will be unveiled on March 7 (March 8 Malaysian time).
The event will take place in San Francisco at 10AM PST, on Wednesday, March 7. That’s 2AM, on March 8, our time.
From the invite, we can see that the new iPad will feature a higher resolution screen possible with 2048×1536 pixel resolution. On a 9.7-inch screen, that will give you a pixel density of about 264 ppi. You can also expect a much faster processor in the new iPad. Rumours are rife that it will be a quad-core unit. We won’t be surprised if Siri makes it into the new iPad iteration as well.
Another interesting rumour is saying that the new iPad will be available in more markets faster with some market possibly selling the device within a few days of the announcement, or maybe even on the event day itself.
There’s also a lot of talk of Microsoft will share the stage with Apple at the iPad 3 launch. The software giant is believed to be working on iPad versions of its ubiquitous Microsoft Office. Full Microsoft Office support on the iPad could effectively change the way we work in a very, very big way. This is something we are looking forward to come March 8.
Whatever it is, we will be able to get all the juicy details together in a week from now.
Now, iPad 2 owners, have you start looking for a buyer yet?
On the processor aspect, the HTC One X runs on quad core, while the One S comes with 2 and lastly the One V runs only on a single core. In terms of OS, all 3 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The HTC One V is probably the only Ice Cream Sandwich device launched with a single core right now.
In terms of dimensions, the HTC One S is the thinnest at only 7.8mm, followed by the HTC One X at 8.9mm and lastly the One V at 9.24mm. For storage, the HTC One X and One S doesn’t come with a expandable microSD slot however it is available on the One V. It is also interesting to note that the HTC One X comes with NFC support.
What do you think of the new HTC devices? Drop your thoughts in the comments below.
UPDATE: HTC One X, One S and One V specification and features compared.
We’re pretty sure that many of you are looking forward to the launch of the HTC One series here in Malaysia. We’re pretty stoked about the three devices as well. HTC look like they’ve gotten their act together and will be bringing a lot of awesome for this year, and that’s always a good thing for all of us gadget junkies.
At the launch, HTC says the One series will begin shipping globally in April. In addition, the devices are expected to be available through more than 140 mobile operators and distributors globally. Are Malaysian telcos included in this list of 140 operators?
Why yes, tipster @TheGadgetGuy18 pointed us to the press release page for the HTC One series and found some interesting nuggets of information — DiGi and Maxis are listed in the 140 mobile operators that will be getting the newly announced HTC devices.
We’ve spoken to a few people in the know and you can definitely expect the One X, S and V to be available here by April. In terms of pricing, we don’t have any information on that yet but the top of the line One X with the quad-core Tegra 3 should not go beyond the RM2.3k mark.
Super duper thanks to @TheGadgetGuy18 for the tip.
We have awesome readers. True Story.
|DiGi, HTC, Maxis, Mobile Devices, Players on the Field|
|HTC, HTC One, HTC One Malaysia, HTC One S, HTC One S DiGi, HTC One S Malaysia, HTC One S Maxis, HTC One series, HTC One series Malaysia, HTC One V, HTC One V DiGi, HTC One V Malaysia, HTC One V Maxis, HTC One X, HTC One X DiGi, HTC One X Malaysia, HTC One X Maxis, Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress 2012, MWC, MWC 2012|
At MWC, ASUS has revealed its ASUS Padfone which has been teased and shown for the longest time. This time around, the Taiwanese maker has enhanced the overall package by offering a 3-in-1 solution: Smart Phone + Tablet + Keyboard dock.
The main focus is the smart phone which is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual-core snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM and storage between 16GB-64GB built in. For display, it has a 4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED that supports a resolution of 960×540. The phone has a 8MP f/2.2 camera at the back and a front facing VGA camera for video chat. It weighs 129 grams and is 9.2mm thick. In terms of battery, it is rated at 1,520mAh.
Plugging it into the tablet’s “Fone” dock, it offers a familiar 1280×800 IPS screen and a front facing 1.3MP camera. With the phone docked, the tablet uses the phone’s 8MP camera for imaging. In total, both keyboard + phone weighs 724 grams which is rather heavy for a 10.1″ tablet.
There’s not much details about the keyboard dock but based on the photos, it does look like the keyboard dock used in the original ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. Even the front appearance of the tablet looks like the original Transformer as well.
Another nifty new feature is the stylus which can be picked up and used as a handset. We wonder which one would look more silly, talking to an oversized tablet or a pen? The ASUS PadFone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and no pricing or availability details have been revealed yet.
So is this Smart Phone + Tablet + Keyboard dock solution practical? Having a Smart Phone docked within a tablet looks clean but it does look cumbersome if you just want to take out your phone and make a call the old fashion way. We’ll see how it goes once it is available here.
Head after the break for promo video and photos of the PadFone.