You probably might not realise it but the undersea cable fault that crippled our internet speeds last month has finally being fixed. TM has reported that restoration works have been completed, and international internet traffic between Asia and the US should be back to normal.
The problem had occurred right after Malaysia Day and many users had been complaining of incredibly slow speeds connecting to various international sites including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The faulty 20,000KM high bandwidth fibre optic cable not only affected Malaysia but other operators around the region that rely on AAG for international traffic. It was earlier estimated that the issue would be restored by 6th October this week.
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Sony’s been up to something, and it’s going to be big. Since their Xperia Z3 series had been released, a quiet and discreet hush had shrouded around them. Another model has arrived, with the intention of replacing the Xperia Z Ultra, named the Sony Xperia Z3X (for now). What it aims to be is to be one heck of a powerful device with a very powerful camera, in which the Z Ultra was not able to deliver back in the day.
Initially the Z3X was just a mere concept that slowly lost its hype since last year, but had resurfaced recently since its appearance on the Antutu benchmark database. The list of hardware that the Z3X will have is pretty scary. It begins with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit Processor that’s coupled with a plentiful 4GB of RAM, and will feature the all-new powerful Adreno 430 GPU, which Qualcomm claims to be 30% more powerful than its predecessor the Adreno 330.
Buying BlackBerry is usually very easy with a simple choice of Black or White colours. If you want something more posh, you have the BlackBerry Porsche Design which is now in its 3rd generation with the P’9983.
The guys over at CrackBerry have gotten a couple of images which suggests that BlackBerry might be releasing a gold colour version of its current Passport flagship. Details of the gold unit is non-existent at the moment but it does look more luxurious than your mainstream gold coloured phone. It isn’t clear if this is an official BlackBerry product or simply an enterprising modder that offers gold plated add-ons accessories.
Check out more images after the break.
The picture above is purported to be the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet that’s developed by HTC. According to the @upleaks, the Nexus 9 (codename T1) would come in a matte plastic body like the Nexus 5, as opposed its earlier rumoured metal body.
From the picture, we can see its main camera which comes with an assisted flash light. The design of the Nexus 9 looks more squarish which is similar with the iPad mini and Xiaomi Mi Pad with a 4:3 aspect ratio screen.
Spec-wise, the Nexus 9 is rumoured to be a tablet powerhouse with an updated 64-bit Tegra K1 processor that’s mated to 4GB of RAM. Like the Galaxy Tab S, the 8.9″ display is said push a Quad HD resolution at 2560×1440 which gives this a pixel density of 330ppi.
We can expect the Nexus 9 to run with the very latest Android L out of the box. It has just passed FCC certification and word has it that it could be launched as early as October 15.
HTC’s ultimate selfie device, the HTC Desire Eye is likely to be announced at their upcoming 8th October event. From its initial leaked images, the Desire Eye features a larger 13MP front camera with assisted flash but we can’t seem to notice any speaker vents at the front.
According to @upleaks, HTC hasn’t removed its famed BoomSound speakers and they are still present but it is placed more discreetly right above and below its 5.2″ display. Based on the full press render by htcfamily.ru, the side buttons appear to be jutting out a little which reveals not only a side mounted volume rocker and power button, but also an additional button at the bottom which is likely to be a dedicated camera button.
To recap on the specs, the HTC Desire Eye is speculated to be running on a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB RAM and it is powered with a smaller 2,400mAh capacity battery. Both front and back will feature 13MP cameras and it is said to be water resistant like its current HTC Butterfly 2. We’ll find out more this coming Wednesday where HTC is expected to launch this along with its rugged action camera.
As Android moves on to its next Android L release, the Nexus project appears to be alive and kicking with a possible new Nexus 9 tablet developed by HTC. For the smart phone segment, it is speculated that they are working on a Nexus 6 which this time will be made by Motorola.
A sharp eyed commuter had spotted a prototype looking device and it is alleged to be the Nexus 6. As seen at the bottom of the screen, you’ll notice the new Android L icons for the on-screen buttons. Also visible is a pair of front stereo speakers as seen on the latest Motorola range of Moto G and Moto X.
HTC’s One series had always been impressive. Having the impression of being in the premium Android range for their high quality builds, impressive specs and beats audio, HTC seems to have another release up their sleeves, and we believe it will be quite an “eye-opener”. The strangely named HTC One M8 Eye is said to debut on October 8 together with its action camera that could be called recamera. The new One M8 eye appears to be a slight upgrade over its current flagship the HTC One M8.
This new kid on the block will firstly have a 13-megapixel camera instead of their no-longer-impressive 4MP UltraPixel camera that’s being frown upon on the current M8. Also retained is a secondary camera that gives it additional depth of field features for U Focus. In a nutshell, the HTC One M8 Eye is basically the same One M8 with the new 13MP Duo Camera from the recently announced Butterfly 2.
The rest of the specs are rumored to be closely identical to the original M8, with probably slight dimension changes or design to set them apart. Performance-wise would somewhat be the same, expecting the same Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM. The same 5” 1080p display is likely to be used again, with their HTC Sense-skinned Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Personally, if they want to be impressive or top off their previous HTC One M8 sales, they should at least fit a Snapdragon 805/810 chipset with 3GB of RAM or perhaps jump into the QHD bandwagon to be really be an eye-opener. Their current high-end offering is the same thing across the board except for couple of differences separating the One M8, One E8, Butterfly 2 and this upcoming new One M8 Eye.
Oppo currently has a habit of throwing teasers to the public, especially with their upcoming Oppo N3. With an already confirmed release this October in Singapore, the teasers alone were both impressive and playful. Initially just revealing the metal frames of the device’s body, it had escalated to more leaked images, renders, and basic specs.
Earlier leaks had pointed out that the Oppo N3’s design would be similar to its predecessor, the Oppo N1. The form factor is the same along with the trademark swivelling camera that brought the unbridled joy of a high definition selfie. With these new renders, there’s going to be less guessing and more expecting.
If you love deals, Lazada Malaysia has kicked off its #MyCyberSALE promo that’s running for 3 days only (29 Sept – 1 Oct). There are heaps of interesting offers with significant discounts on smart phones, electronics and home appliances.
the newly announced Sony Xperia Z3 is offered at RM2,259 that comes with an additional RM500 hotel voucher. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is offered at only RM1,699. Also available is the iPhone 6 (Imported units) from as low as RM2,399 with their “LazadaiPhone6″ voucher code. If you can’t wait, the Galaxy Note 4 (Imported Unit) is offered at RM2,429.
Apart from smart phones, there are a number of good deals on home appliances including 40″ Full HD LED TVs like the Sony KDL-40R350B that’s offered at RM1,099. Another cheap buy is Sharp’s Air Purifier (FUA28E) priced at RM299.
To make the deal sweeter, Lazada is giving out special voucher codes which are applicable only for products without on-going promotion:
CYBERLAZ25 : RM25 off RM150 purchase
CYBERLAZ50 : RM50 off RM300 purchase
Make sure you enter the voucher code on the right side column during the check out payment page. You can explore all #MyCyberSALE offers by clicking on the banner below:
It’s pretty obvious that HTC is going to launch something other than a phone this coming October 8, how will its action cam look like? An eager beaver on Reddit scoured through recamera.com — the teaser site for the upcoming product launch — and found these images you see here.
Could this be the rumoured HTC action cam?
What we can is that it sure does look different from the many other action cams available in the market right now, almost like a periscope. But more than an action cam, is HTC creating a companion camera that’s always on, always capturing your activity making sure you don’t miss a moment? HTC seem to suggest that but we can’t say for sure. Anyway, we’ll find out in a couple of weeks.