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Other than the pictures, nothing else has been revealed about the Sony Nexus phone. There have been rumours in the past of Sony making the next Nexus but those rumours have not carried much weight and we can’t understand why Google would want to have more than one Nexus phone in the market at the same time.
There are plenty of phones in the market running Android right now and the Nexus line has been successful in differentiating itself from the pack. Having multiple Nexus phones in the market simultaneously will just defeat that purpose and confuse consumers. Nexus phones are what we’d call halo devices. Nexus phones are developed to deliver the purest form of the Android experience and having two of them in the market will negate that.
So we’re pegging this as fake until more concrete information surfaces.
The Acer Iconia Tab A701 tablet which comes with 10.1″ full HD (1920×1200) display is now offered for bundling with U Mobile Broadband plans. The Iconia Tab A701 can be yours from as low RM979 with 24 months broadband bundling of MB128 which comes with 20GB for RM128/month. If that’s too much, there’s an alternative bundling at RM1,179 with MB68 plan that comes with 5GB for RM68/month.
All contract are tied with 24 months duration and you would need to pay 6 months advance subscription for the broadband plan during sign up. U Mobile is also offering Credit Card Easy Payment Plan for 12 months period as well.
To recap on the specs, the Iconia Tab A701 which comes with 3G HSPA+ support up to 21Mbps runs on 1.3GHz Quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and is powered with a huge 9,800mAh battery.
The Iconia Tab A701 doesn’t run short with expansion ports as it come with micro SD slot, micro HDMI and micro USB port. It comes with a main 5MP camera and a front facing 2MP shooter. Outright, the Iconia Tab A701 retails for RM1,699 for 3G version while the WiFi only A700 is priced at RM1,499.
For more information, head over to U Mobile.
Instead of the recently launched Optimus VU II, we are getting the earlier Optimus VU model instead which is powered by Quad Core Tegra 3 4-Plus-1 processor. The 5.0″ display pushes 1024×768 pixels resolution. Compared to the Galaxy Note, the Optimus VU appears to be more squarish due to its 4:3 display aspect ratio. Over at the back, it comes with a 8MP shooter and is powered by a 2,080mAh battery.
The Optimus VU weighs 168 grams and has a thickness of 8.5mm. A Rubberdium stylus is also included. When the Optimus VU has announced, it ran on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Hopefully it comes running with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box when it goes on sale.
No pricing and availability exact dates we’re mentioned but it will definitely be having a tough fight against the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
With telcos gearing up for 4G LTE in 2013, Celcom has has announced that they will upgrading their network across Malaysia to be LTE ready. Just like DiGi, customers may experience service interruptions but Celcom strives to minimise downtime as short as possible.
According to their announcement, the service interruptions will only happen a few hours a day for each area. This affects voice calls, mobile internet and reloading/transferring of credit. Celcom has posted a full list of areas which they are upgrading from today until February 2013 and it is interesting to point out that no upgrading works will be performed during festive weeks.
The full list can be viewed here.
Thanks @weisheatan for the alert!