What’s the best way to show off the capabilities of a smartphone that comes with a camera unlike anything we’ve seen before? Make a promo video shot entirely out of said phone of course.
That’s exactly what Nokia did with its 41MP-equipped 808 Pureview. The almost 2-minute long reel begins with a caption that says “This film was made using the Nokia 808 PureView” to tell viewers that Nokia means business when it comes to its PureView range phones.
The video highlights all the strengths of the 808 PureView’s epic 41MP camera including the amazing clarity and detail that the device is able to capture as well as the camera’s rapid photo-taking capabilities. While the 808 PureView’s video recording capabilities are nothing to shout about – only 720p seen in this video and grainy, by the looks of it – you can’t ignore the immense details seen in the 808 PureView’s stills. “Mind-blowing” is a word that readily comes to…erm…mind.
The Nokia 808 PureView is expected to hit the UK sometime next month but there’s no word on when the device will hit Malaysian stores. We have a hunch that it will be in June but we don’t have any intel to back this up.
In any case, we’re pretty sure many would be more interested in a PureView device that runs Windows Phone rather than Symbian. Don’t you think?
When the iPhone 4S was launched, most telcos are offering all in one plans with bundled voice, text and data. With more people getting onto the Whatsapp, Skype and other VOIP/IM bandwagon, not many would need that much talktime and bundled SMS. To address such usage patterns, DiGi is finally offering the iPhone 4S on DG Smart Plan 48, 68 and 88 which comes with 1GB-5GB monthly data quotas.
The full DiGi bundled pricing for the iPhone 4S as follows:
DG Smart Plan 48 (iPhone 4S 16GB) RM1,849
DG Smart Plan 48 (iPhone 4S 32GB) RM2,149
DG Smart Plan 48 (iPhone 4S 64GB) RM2,449
DG Smart Plan 68 (iPhone 4S 16GB) RM1,699
DG Smart Plan 68 (iPhone 4S 32GB) RM1,999
DG Smart Plan 68 (iPhone 4S 64GB) RM2,299
DG Smart Plan 88 (iPhone 4S 16GB) RM1,549
DG Smart Plan 88 (iPhone 4S 32GB) RM1,849
DG Smart Plan 88 (iPhone 4S 64GB) RM2,149
iDiGi 88/138/238 (iPhone 4S 16GB) RM2,090
iDiGi 88/138/238 (iPhone 4S 32GB) RM2,390
iDiGi 88/138/238 (iPhone 4S 64GB) RM2,690
From the above device pricing, the iDiGi plans look more pricey but in actual fact, DiGi subsidise heavily on the monthly subscription instead of the device on iDiGi contract. As usual, all iPhone 4S contracts on DiGi are tied to 24 months duration.
For more information, head over to DiGi.
Maxis too has offered something similar a few weeks ago by bundling the iPhone 4S on its Internet Value 50 and Internet Value 75 which comes with 1.5GB – 3.5GB monthly data quotas.
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The long awaited ASUS Eee Pad MeMo 171 is finally announced here in Malaysia. Carrying the price tag of RM1,599, the Eee pad MeMo 171 is a 7″ Android tablet which lets you make voice calls through a mobile network. While there are other hybrid tablets with phone features like the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Tab 7.0 Plus, the MeMo lets you answer calls with the smaller MeMic Bluetooth headset instead of putting the entire tablet next to your head. The MeMic headset comes with a transparent monochrome display that display text messages, calendar updates and lets you control your music.
Powering the MeMo is a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor which is accompanied with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that’s expandable with microSD. In terms of display, it uses a 7″ Super IPS+ that pushes 1280×800 pixels resolution with brightness rated at 600 nits. To offer more versatility, the Memo also comes with a digital stylus that lets you write or draw through its MyPainter app. The stylus is easily tucked away into the silo at the sides of the tablet.
There’s a 5MP camera at the back and a 1.2MP camera at the front. At time of availability, the MeMo still runs on Android 3.2 but it is said to be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Compared to the usual tablets, the Memo is slightly thick at 12.85mm and it weighs 400 grams.
In terms of specs, it isn’t really that ground breaking as the Transformer Prime but for those who are looking for something different, this might be worth considering. Overall it is a tablet + phone + remote headset + stylus combination, which is one of ASUS’s innovative hybrid tablet designs like the Transformer and PadFone.
For more information, head over to ASUS Product page. More product images after the break.