About a month ago, Dell had showed off its new Venue 8 7000 Android tablet and it will be officially available by the end November at US$499 (about RM1,635) in the US. At 6.0mm thin, this makes it the thinnest tablet yet, beating the iPad Air 2 by a mere millimetre.
In terms of specs, the Venue 8 7000 gets a high solution 8.4″ 2560×1600 display which is similar to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4. As comparison, the iPad Air 2 has a 9.7″ display that does 2048×1536 resolution.
Underneath it runs on Intel’s Quad-core 2.33GHz Atom Z3580 processor that’s mated to 2GB of RAM. Its imaging capability is quite interesting as well as it comes with a total of 4 cameras. There’s a front facing camera, a rear 8MP shooter and another 2 more at the back for Intel’s RealSense technology that allows you to measure distances between two points.
At the moment, there’s no word of it heading to the rest of the world including Malaysia. Check out the promo video after the break.
U Mobile has introduced a new mobile payment system which lets small and medium business owners to accept credit or debit card payments through their mobile phone. Called QuickPay, it consists of a mobile application and a credit/debit card reader device that’s similar to Square‘s mobile payment system.
The payment device is plugged into your smart phone’s headphone jack and it is capable of reading both credit/debit card chips or the traditional magnetic strip. To accept payment, just swipe or insert the card and use the app to complete the transaction. The process is paperless as the customer signs on the smart phone’s screen while receipts are being sent either via email or MMS.
The QuickPay card reader costs RM250 with any U Mobile plans while the app supports both iOS and Android devices. As a merchant, there’s no monthly fees but there’s a transaction charge per sale which can be as low as 2.20% which is subject to your agreed terms with the acquiring bank.
Here’s an app where getting a high score could also mean instant death to your smartphone.
If you’re the kind that likes to live on the risky side of things then this app suits you perfectly. Send Me to Heaven (SMTH) is a reckless game and it challenges you to throw your expensive smartphone up in the air as high as you can in order to score points. The higher your throw the more points you get. Your score is then uploaded to a leaderboard so you can see how you fare against other cheap thrill seekers from around the world.
SMTH is currently available only for Android and its definitely not a game for butterfingers but if danger is your thing then the game is free for you to play. Google Play link here.