Maxis is offering discounted bundled pricing for port-in customers where the iPhone 4S & HTC One X is offered from as low as RM799 while the Samsung Galaxy Note & Nokia Lumia 900 from as low as RM599. The special pricing is tied with 24 months contract of Maxis Value Plus 50 postpaid voice plan + 1GB data plan that costs RM98/month (RM50 + RM48).
As comparison, the devices are normally offered at RM1,850 for the iPhone 4S, RM1,449 for the HTC One X & Samsung Galaxy Note and RM1,309 for the Nokia Lumia 900 on the similar postpaid + 1GB data subscription. This is a substantial savings of RM650-1051 off the usual bundle. The only turn off in this case is the hefty upfront advanced payment where Maxis is asking for RM1,500 for the iPhone 4S and RM1,000 for the other 3 smart phones. The advanced payment as usual be refunded into your next bill which is used to knock off your upcoming usage charges. For those getting the HTC One X, they are throwing in urbeats headphones worth RM599 for the first 3000 customers.
The offer is not just limited to MNP (Mobile Number Portability) customers porting in from other telcos but also valid for existing Maxis postpaid customers. The offer is valid until 20th August and while stocks last.
For more information, head over to Maxis.
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After the jump, is an interesting read from Jaime Rivera of Pocketnow.com. But first, we have to make it clear that didn’t write the post below and neither are we claiming any ownership of the post published by the good people at Pocketnow.com.
We’re posting Rivera’s work here because 1) we agree with all of the things mentioned in his article and 2) we’re posting his work here so you can offer your thoughts and give some local perspective on this very interesting discussion.
Has Apple really lost the plot? Or has the landscape changed so much and become so competitive that it is increasingly difficult for any one brand to really stand out? Has Google’s Android finally come of age and taken over? Or will iOS 6 and the new iPhone reaffirm Apple’s dominant position the mobile race?
Head over to after the jump for the full article.
If you’re planning to get a device outright without contract, DiGi has something on offer with DG Smart Plan. DiGi offers a few hundred ringgit off the outright device for the HTC One X (RM200), HTC One V (RM100) & Samsung Galaxy Note (RM100). In addition, DiGi also gives more monthly rebates at RM10/month for DG Smart Plan 48 & RM15/month for DG Smart Plan 68/88 for the first 12 months, inclusive of auto-billing rebate.
While this offer doesn’t tie you to any contract duration, the fine print mentions that subscribers must stay for a minimum of 3 months. Failing of which, a RM100 admin fee will be charged. The iPhone 4S is also on offer with extra monthly rebates but there’s no price reduction from its outright pricing.
For more information, head over to DiGi.
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Maxis, through its customer reward program – the Maxis One Club – is offering the much talked about Samsung Galaxy S III for an unbelievable RM599. In addition, Maxis is also offering the iPhone 4S (16GB) for the same price to One Club members.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch so you will have to subscribe to a 24 months contract on the Maxis ValuePlus 150 plan with a 1GB data plan to be eligible to purchase the Samsung Galaxy SIII for RM599. If you’re keen on the iPhone 4S, you’ll have to subscribe to the Maxis iValue 2 plan (RM155/month) for 24 months.
In comparison, non-One Club members pay RM1,599 for the Galaxy S III on the same contract and duration, and RM1,250
This is a really great deal any which way you look at it as the devices are generously subsidized. Considering Maxis One Club members are generally high users, the offer is a no-brainer as it brings little or no change to their monthly bill.
For those of you who are not aware, Maxis One Club is an exclusive membership program that offers priority customer service, special rewards and affinity program. Customers who have been with Maxis (postpaid) for more than a year with a minimum monthly commitment of RM150 and above are automatically upgraded to Maxis One Club member status.
The offer is valid from June 9 to 24 and is available at all Maxis Centres and participating Maxis Exclusive Partner stores nationwide. For more information and to check on membership eligibility, call 1 800 82 1123 or visit www.maxis.com.my/moc.
DiGi is throwing additional savings in the form of monthly rebates for those that purchase a new device with 24 months contract of DG Smart Plan 68 or Smart Plan 88.
The first promotion offers 1 year rebate of RM15/month if you sign up for a Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 7.7 on contract. This gives additional savings of RM180 on top of the RM5/month rebate if you opt for auto billing. This offer
only available at both DiGi centres and their online store. The promotion is only valid from now until 30th June.
The next offer is 1 year rebate of RM10/month which gives a savings of RM120. This covers a wider selection of devices below:
The offer is available thru DiGi Online Store and is valid until 31st of May.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s Smart Plan promo.
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The folks at Cupertino were not amused when Siri thinks that the Lumia 900 is the best smart phone/cell phone ever. The so called embarrassment was due to the fact that Siri uses Wolfram Alpha engine to answer various inquiries.
As a “solution”, Siri has been updated to ignore such questions by responding differently with answers such as “the one you’re holding” and “you’re kidding, right?”. Is Apple’s action is a little too much for the sake of saving face? Luckily Apple isn’t venturing into many industries under the sun or we would be getting biased answers from Siri.
Apple says its voice recognition app – Siri – is intelligent and it understands what you mean. This is primarily due to Siri’s analytical brain – Wolfram Alpha. Unlike most other search engines, Wolfram Alpha doesn’t search the web, it understand it by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.
So when you ask Siri what is the best smartphone in the market right now, you can expect the chatty collection of codes to return a response that’s intelligent, and maybe it did.
Some iPhone 4S users in the US asked Siri “what’s the best cell phone ever?” and it returned a surprising result. Based on the Wolfram Alpha method, Siri says the Nokia Lumia 900 is the best cell phone ever and here’s how it came up with that blasphemous revelation.
This is based on the data collected in the US, and of course we won’t know if Siri is telling the truth for a few more weeks till the Lumia 900 is launched here but what do you think?
UPDATE: Added BlackBerry Bold 9900 into the comparison.
In our previous Samsung Galaxy S III spec comparison, we compared it with its direct rival the HTC One X and its former Galaxy predecessors. Now we are comparing it with the rest of the notable flagship models including the Sony Xperia S, Huawei Ascend D Quad, iPhone 4S and the Nokia Lumia 900.
With the Xperia S in the picture, Sony is in the lead for having the highest pixel density for squeezing 1280×720 pixels display into a compact 4.3″ screen. In terms of camera, it is the highest among the lot at 12MP. However it is one of the thicker and heavier models of the lot. In our review, the Xperia S performs admirably well despite being a dual-core processor and we appreciate the polished interface it has to offer.
Huawei too is going quad core with its Ascend D Quad which is expected to be released in mid 2012. It uses its in-house K3V2 processor which is clocked either at 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz. It is one of the smaller quad-core phones with a 4.5″ screen that has better pixel density at 326ppi. For those that feel 4.7″ or 4.8″ is too big in the hands might find the Ascend D Quad as a more comfortable choice.
In terms of cloud storage, it is worth pointing out that both Apple & Microsoft are bundling their own storage in the form of iCloud and SkyDrive. Overall, looking at all flagship devices launched this year, all of them are on the Micro-SIM bandwagon. So for those who are still using a standard SIM format, you are likely to convert/cut your SIMs if you’re getting a new high end phone soon.
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A screen protector is just an overpriced plastic sheet that does very little in protecting the screen of your prized smartphone. Sure it’ll keep the screen of your phone free from scratches but drop your phone on the pavement and there’s really nothing much a flimsy screen protector can do to protect it from the impact. That is unless you use Buff – a screen protector that is incredibly tough, capable of withstanding knocks from a mug, a hammer and even a brick.
What makes the Buff screen protector special is its construction which consists of four impact absorbing and dispersing layers. This special construction not only make the Buff screen protector tough as nails but also help it reduce air bubbles trapped beneath the protector if the protector is not properly applied. Buff says unsightly bubbles will disappear within 24-48 hours, depending on room temperature.
Wondering where you can get a Buff screen protector? Currently, no one knows how or where to get one. At this point, they don’t appear to be available on the BUFF website, although word has it that these ultra-tough screen protectors are going for around US$20 — $30 around the web. Good luck finding one. And if you do find one, let us know.
When the iPhone 4S was launched, most telcos are offering all in one plans with bundled voice, text and data. With more people getting onto the Whatsapp, Skype and other VOIP/IM bandwagon, not many would need that much talktime and bundled SMS. To address such usage patterns, DiGi is finally offering the iPhone 4S on DG Smart Plan 48, 68 and 88 which comes with 1GB-5GB monthly data quotas.
The full DiGi bundled pricing for the iPhone 4S as follows:
DG Smart Plan 48 (iPhone 4S 16GB) RM1,849
DG Smart Plan 48 (iPhone 4S 32GB) RM2,149
DG Smart Plan 48 (iPhone 4S 64GB) RM2,449
DG Smart Plan 68 (iPhone 4S 16GB) RM1,699
DG Smart Plan 68 (iPhone 4S 32GB) RM1,999
DG Smart Plan 68 (iPhone 4S 64GB) RM2,299
DG Smart Plan 88 (iPhone 4S 16GB) RM1,549
DG Smart Plan 88 (iPhone 4S 32GB) RM1,849
DG Smart Plan 88 (iPhone 4S 64GB) RM2,149
iDiGi 88/138/238 (iPhone 4S 16GB) RM2,090
iDiGi 88/138/238 (iPhone 4S 32GB) RM2,390
iDiGi 88/138/238 (iPhone 4S 64GB) RM2,690
From the above device pricing, the iDiGi plans look more pricey but in actual fact, DiGi subsidise heavily on the monthly subscription instead of the device on iDiGi contract. As usual, all iPhone 4S contracts on DiGi are tied to 24 months duration.
For more information, head over to DiGi.
Maxis too has offered something similar a few weeks ago by bundling the iPhone 4S on its Internet Value 50 and Internet Value 75 which comes with 1.5GB – 3.5GB monthly data quotas.
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