How creative can one get when it comes to promoting a new smart phone like the HTC One M9? With Robert Downey Jr as their ambassador, you might expect HTC to come up with some hollywood style videos for their latest flagship.
Instead the Taiwanese smart phone maker had commissioned him with a studio to produce a series of shorts that are completely random in nature. The promo site describes: “These playful vignettes juxtapose the sleek, color–‐changing attributes of the new HTC One with timeless pop–‐culture inspirations, from The Prisoner to Andy Warhol to Charlie Chaplin. Viewed individually or as a whole, the M9 Project speaks to the HTC philosophy: One Life. Make it Count.”
What do you think? Watch the series of HTC x RDJ videos after the break.
Going for the emerging markets, Microsoft has announced its new Lumia 430 that’s priced at only US$70 (about RM260). This is currently their most affordable Windows device and it also supports dual SIMs with 3G HSPA+ connectivity.
On paper, the Lumia 430 is hardly any different from the Lumia 435 that was announced recently. It has a 4″ display that does a modest 800×480 pixels resolution and runs on a 1.2GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon 200 processor. Also included is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage which you can expand up to 128GB extra with microSD.
Jabra, well known for their Bluetooth headsets and audio devices, have launched a new, easy to use headset for early adopters that’s built with battery life in mind.
Combining Jabra’s tech and Scandinavian design, this sleek headset is looking quite practical; and it is with up to 9 hours of talktime per charge. The headset is also equipped with the Power Nap function that turns off your headset if it has been disconnected from your smartphone for an hour to save on juice. You will also get a set of ergonomically designed EarGels too.
The Jabra Boost features a dedicated button for activating Siri or Google Now from your phone and it allows you to use voice prompts to look up information, check calender events or even get directions in a snap.
The Jabra Boost will be available nationwide for RM 179 at at these stores: All IT Hypermarket, epiCentre, Machines, Radioshack and Viewnet Computer Systems, and is available in three colours, Black, White and Gold.
Just as the dust settles after MWC, Huawei will be launching its new flagship smart phone for 2015. Dubbed as the Huawei P8, without the “Ascend” moniker, this will be their high-end offering in a compact size.
Like the past Ascend P series, the P8 will feature a sleek premium design and this time, it gets a larger 5.2″ display, which is slightly bigger than the current Ascend P7. Word has it that the screen is doing Full HD resolution and underneath it runs on its in-house developed 64-bit Octa-Core Kirin 930 processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM.
It is also speculated that it would come with at least 32GB of on-board storage and Huawei could incorporate a fingerprint scanner, that’s similar to its Ascend Mate 7. For taking pictures, it could be rocking a 13MP camera with a possible dual-camera set up, similar to its Honor 6 Plus. Keeping the lights on is a 2,600mAh battery which is 100mAh more than the current P7 model.
The event is happening at 3PM in London, which is at 11PM Malaysian time. Check out more official teasers after the break.
If you didn’t catch HTC’s Big announcement, you didn’t really miss that much. The HTC One M9 will be released in the US starting on 10th April, which is the same time as its main rival, the Galaxy S6.
Also announced was its new HTC Uh-oh, which is basically a device protection service that’s better than its previous HTC Advantage. It is offered currently for the US market and it gives you a free replacement if you damage your One M9 from drops and even water damage within the first 12 month. If didn’t make any replacement claim after 12 months, HTC will give you US$100 rebate for your next HTC One flagship purchase.
UPDATE: Apparently there’s a reason why the X5Max for Malaysia is thicker than its original 4.75mm model. The extra 0.33mm gives way for a much larger 2,300mAh battery which offers 15% higher capacity.
Recently touted as one of the slimmest smartphones in the market, vivo’s X5Max is finally hitting Malaysian shores, but isn’t as thin as they originally claimed.
Coming in at 5.08mm thick (as opposed to the previously claimed 4.75mm) the smartphone is the first smartphone with built in Hi-Fi standard 2.0 and to manages to fit a 3.5mm audio jack on that slim frame.
Under the hood, the vivo X5Max will have a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 mated to 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage that can support up to 128GB of storage via it’s microSD slot which also doubles as a secondary SIM card slot. It runs on vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.0 which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and it sports a 5.5″ Super AMOLED 1080p display as well as a 13 megapixel rear camera with a wide F2.0 aperture and 6P lens.
The front snapper is a 5 megapixel wide-angle lens for those who like selfies. Juicing up the X5 Max is a non-removable
2,000mAh2,300mAh capacity battery
The vivo X5Max will be hitting the market effective immediately and will be retailed at RM 1,799.