UPDATE: Celcom has published its iPad Air plan and pricing on their website. It’s Celcom First Data Lite, Data Basic & Data Advance offers 2.5GB, 4.5GB and 10GB of data respectively.
The full iPad Air bundled pricing from Celcom are as follows:
iPad Air WiFi + 4G 16GB
iPad Lite Plan (12 months) – RM1,848
iPad Lite Plan (24 months) – RM1,598
iPad Basic Plan (12 months) – RM1,748
iPad Basic Plan (24 months) – RM1,498
iPad Advance Plan (12 months) – RM1,648
iPad Advance Plan (24 months) – RM1,248
iPad Air WiFi + 4G 32GB
iPad Lite Plan (12 months) – RM2,108
iPad Lite Plan (24 months) – RM1,858
iPad Basic Plan (12 months) – RM2,008
iPad Basic Plan (24 months) – RM1,758
iPad Advance Plan (12 months) – RM1,908
iPad Advance Plan (24 months) – RM1,508
iPad Air WiFi + 4G 64GB
iPad Lite Plan (12 months) – RM2,418
iPad Lite Plan (24 months) – RM2,168
iPad Basic Plan (12 months) – RM2,318
iPad Basic Plan (24 months) – RM2,068
iPad Advance Plan (12 months) – RM2,218
iPad Advance Plan (24 months) – RM1,818
During registration, an upfront payment between RM100-RM700 depending on plan option is required. The advance upfront payment will be rebated back to your monthly bills across 10 months.
Celcom didn’t reveal much of its iPad plan data offering but based on its existing published info, the Lite plan offers 1.5GB of data followed by Basic at 4GB and Advance at 6GB.
The iPad Air will be available at all Blue Cube outlets nationwide on 9th December onwards. Alternatively you can order yours online through Apple Store which has started selling both iPad Air & iPad mini with Retina Display.
The latest iPad mini with Retina display is now available in Malaysia on the Apple Online Store from as low as RM1,279. It makes an appearance alongside the iPad Air which was made available yesterday from RM1,599.
The official 2nd gen iPad mini Malaysian pricing are as follows:
iPad mini with Retina Display (2013)
16GB WiFi – RM1,279
32GB WiFi – RM1,599
64GB WiFi – RM1,929
128GB WiFi – RM2,249
16GB WiFi + 4G – RM1,699
32GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,029
64GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,349
128GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,679
First gen iPad mini (2012)
16GB WiFi – RM999
32GB WiFi – RM1,299
64GB WiFi – RM1,599
16GB WiFi + 4G – RM1,399
32GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,699
64GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,999
It is exactly a year since its previous iPad mini was launched in Malaysia. In terms of pricing, it is RM280-350 more than its predecessor with the earlier iPad mini going from as low as RM999 for the 16GB WiFi version. That’s a massive price increase for the iPad mini compared to the iPad Air vs 4th iPad with Retina display.
If you’re contented with the non-retina display model, the first gen iPad mini is now going for RM949 for the 16GB WiFi and RM1,379 for the 16GB WiFi + Cellular model on their online store.
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Voice commands have come a long way since computers understood what we were saying and today we have two prominent services that allows you to simply say commands to get a lot of things done.
Apple’s Siri and Google’s Now have progressed in leaps and bounds with each update but which one is better than the other?
Check out the videos after the jump that showcases pretty much everything Siri and Google Now can do, and let us know which you think is better, which one do you use more, which one understands you better and most importantly, which is more useful to you.
Airbags are good for keeping us safe in cars so surely it can keep our phones safe from drops. That’s what one obsessed Honda engineer thought and he spent a great deal of his time making a case with six built in airbags to save dropped phones from instant death by concrete.
Does it work? Sure. Is it practical? Not so but is sure is cool to have.
Head on over to after the jump to see how the engineer created the Smartphone Case N. You can check out full details of the case here (the page is in Japanese).
Nokia challenged an internationally renowned celebrity wedding and lifestyle photographer Joy Marie to capture a wedding using a smartphone and only a smartphone. So the photographer equipped herself with a few Lumia 1020s and did what she does best, take pictures.
The results are stunning. In the capable hands of a professional, the Lumia 1020 with its amazing optics and imaging software stops being a smartphone and starts to become a precision tool, one that a person with the right skills can really appreciate and make the most out of.
But can everyone do what Joy did? In the hands of the everyday Joe is the Nokia just as capable? We’d argue not but that’s a topic for another. In the meantime, head on over to after the jump to see how the Lumia 1020 performed.
UPDATE: 2nd gen iPad mini with Retina Display now officially available in Malaysia from RM1,279.
Just a short update from some information we got off the street. If you’ve been holding out on your iPad mini purchase for the Retina display version then your wait won’t be long.
The iPad mini with Retina display launch in Malaysia is set for December 12 if the information that we’ve gathered is correct and while nothing is firm at the moment our source has a 100% record on being correct with these things so we’re going to mark this as almost confirmed. Pricing is still a closely guarded secret but anything can change between now and December 12 so stay tuned for updates.
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Announced about a month ago, the Iconia W4 runs Windows 8.1 and feature an 8-inch 1280×800 IPS display pushing out an unimpressive 189 ppi but the viewing angle is a wide 170 degree.
Powering the device is the Intel’s Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on board storage with microSD card expansion. You also get a 5MP rear camera with 1080p video and a 2MP front-facing camera.
There’s a 4,960 mAh battery which gives the Iconia W4 a claimed maximum of 10 hours of web browsing battery life. In terms of connectivity, the Iconia W4 comes with a micro USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI port with HDCP support and WiFi 802.11b/g/n.
The Iconia W4 is priced at RM1,099 and is available from Friday at major Authorised Acer Resellers nationwide.
If you’re looking for a large format smartphone, here’s another one that has just been introduced here. The ASUS FonePad Note 6 is now available in Malaysia.
As the name suggests the, FonePad Note 6 brings with it a 6-inch 1080p Super IPS+ display pushing out 380 nits and 367 ppi. Where most mobile devices in the market use Snapdragon processors, the FonePad Note 6 is powered by a 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor which, from our experience, is more power efficient than its competitors.
Other than that, everything else about the FonePad Note 6 is pretty standard, there’s 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage with MicroSD expansion up to 64GB, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video and a 1.2MP front camera with 720p video, you also get a built-in stylus and dual-front speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio enhancement and a 3,200 mAh battery pack.
Together with the FonePad Note 6 announcement ASUS has also announced the availability of the 8GB version of the FonePad 7.
The FonePad 7 is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor with 1GB of RAM and a microSD slot that takes cards up to 32GB. The FonePad 7 retains the same 7-inch 1280×800 IPS LCD display as its predecessor with a rather average 216 ppi. There’s also dual-front stereo speakers, a 5MP main camera that supports Full HD video, a front facing 1.2MP camera and a 3,950mAh battery pack that ASUS claims is good for up to 10 hours of use.
The ASUS FonePad Note 6 retails for RM 1,399 and the ASUS FonePad 7 8GB is priced at RM749. Both devices will be available starting from Friday this week.
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UPDATE: 2nd gen iPad mini with Retina Display now officially available in Malaysia from RM1,279.
16GB WiFi – RM1,599
32GB WiFi – RM1,929
64GB WiFi – RM2,249
128GB WiFi – RM2,579
16GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,029
32GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,349
64GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,679
128GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,999
In comparison with iPad 4, the new iPad Air WiFi version is about RM100-RM180 more. For example, the 16GB WiFi version used to be priced at RM1,499 but the new lighter and thinner version is going for RM1,599 which isn’t bad considering the extra improvement it brings. For the 4G LTE units, SenQ’s pricing is slightly different from what Maxis is offering.
If you’re looking to get one now, you better start queuing at SenQ’s 10 participating outlets which will be open at 10:30AM. For those planning to use it with 4G LTE connectivity, Maxis is offering the 16GB WiFi + 4G model on contract from RM1,449 with its SurfMore 75 contract.
UPDATE: Full iPad Air pricing revealed. From RM1,599 for WiFi & RM2,029 for WiFi + 4G model.
Apart from SenQ, you can get your hands on the iPad Air in Malaysia through local Apple retailers such as Machines, Switch & MacCity. All 3 retailers have hinted that the iPad Air will be available in-stores starting from today.
Just a couple of hours ago, Maxis has revealed its bundled pricing from as low as RM1,449 for the 16GB WiFi+Celluar model. Outright it is priced at RM2,049 for its base 16GB storage option which is RM150 more than last year’s iPad.
The new iPad Air is a total redesign from its previous 3rd & 4th generation iPads. While maintaining its 9.7″ Retina Display, the new model is 20% thinner at 7.5mm and 28% lighter with just 469 grams of weight. Internally it runs on their top notch A7 chip and M7 co-processor that’s also powering its flagship iPhone 5S. It is available in both Space Grey & Silver with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacity. You can read up more info on the latest iPad Air & 2nd generation iPad mini here.
Since its official announcement, the iPad Air took 43 days to arrive in Malaysia just in time for the Christmas holiday season. The arrival of the latest iPad came quietly without the usual formal PR announcement from Apple. For those looking for a compact iPad mini with Retina display, do expect it to be available shortly after this.