Sony has officially announced the availability of its single SIM Sony Xperia tipo in Malaysia at the price of RM499. This is one of the cheapest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smart phone you can get right now. The Xperia tipo comes after the Xperia tipo dual that comes with dual-sim support, priced at RM559.
To recap the specs, it is powered by a modest 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and 2.9GB of storage which is expandable with microSD. The front has a 3.2″ TFT display that does 480×320 pixels resolution. It comes with a 3.2MP camera that shoots VGA resolution videos. Powering the device is 1,500mAh battery which is rather generous for a entry level device.
Overall it weighs 99 grams and has a thickness of 13mm. Three colours are available – Classic White, Deep Red and Navy Blue. For a limited time, Sony is also bundling a CTIA stereo handset worth RM75. Visit the Xperia tipo page for more info.
Head after the break for the promo video
With more Sony Xperia devices getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, Sony Mobile has given its Xperia sola something extra. The Xperia sola with its Floating Touch feature lets you perform hovering actions on screen without touching the display. This lets you expand drop down menus on web pages and pre-select text links before clicking on them.
With the new ICS update for Xperia sola, they are introducing a new feature called Glove Mode, like the title suggest lets you interact with the display even if you are wearing gloves. This comes just in time for the winter season at the upper hemisphere. The feature is an extension of Floating Touch and bikers that wear gloves would certainly find this useful.
Head after the break for the demo video.
Sony Mobile has announced that its latest entry level Xperia miro and Xperia tipo dual will be coming to Malaysia soon. The Xperia miro is priced at RM699 while the Xperia tipo dual is priced at RM559. So far no availability dates for the Xperia miro but the dual-SIM Xperia tipo dual will be hitting the stores beginning 7th October. The single SIM version of the Xperia tipo will be available later in November with retail price unknown currently.
To recap on the specs, both Xperia miro and tipo runs on a modest 800MHz single core Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. Both comes with a 480×320 resolution display with the miro having a 3.5″ screen while the tipo has a smaller 3.2″ screen. The Xperia miro is a notch higher with 4GB of on board storage, 5MP camera and it also comes with a front facing VGA camera as well. The Xperia tipo dual has a smaller 2.9GB storage and a 3.2MP camera.
Both devices packs a 1,500mAh battery which is generous for an entry level category and both are running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If the on board storage is not enough, both devices come with micro SD slot for expansion.
Head after the break for our brief hands-on of the two devices.
After the Sony Xperia S, its next in line Sony Xperia P is finally getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The update brings a host of new features which include a new lock screen, resizable widgets, new recent apps function and a couple of interface improvements.
The remaining Sony Xperia devices such as Xperia U, Xperia sola and Xperia go will be updated soon, hopefully within the coming months.
In other news, Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note which recently gotten Ice Cream Sandwich is said to be upgraded for another round to Jelly Bean. The same goes for the latest Samsung Galaxy S III where its official Android 4.11 Jelly Bean firmware was leaked recently.
Head after the break to watch an intro video of Android 4.0 for Xperia S/P.
DiGi now bundles the current Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablets which comes in both 7.0″ and 10.1″ sizes. Since they are capable of making phone calls and SMS, it is also bundled on their usual DG Smart Plan which comes with monthly data and optional phone calls.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ version is going from as low as RM499 while its bigger 10.1″ sibling is going for as low as RM649 on 24 months DG Smart Plan 88. Outright, the 7.0″ is priced at RM1,299 and the 10.1″ at RM1,499.
The full bundled pricing on different plans and duration below:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM999
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM899
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM949
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM699
DG Smart Plan 88 (12 months) – RM799
DG Smart Plan 88 (24 months) – RM499
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM1,199
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM1,049
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM1,099
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM849
DG Smart Plan 88 (12 months) – RM999
DG Smart Plan 88 (24 months) – RM649
On top of the normal subscription, DiGi is also throwing 6 months of rebates up to RM210 savings especially for those that sign up with 24 months contract on Smart Plan 68 & 88. At the moment, the tablets are not available thru the online store but it’s available at selected DiGi authorised outlets.
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HTC Incredible S users can start spamming that “Software Update” button because Ice Cream Sandwich – in Android 4.0.4 guise – is now available for your device.
To get the update, go into “Settings” scroll all the way down to “About Phone” and then tap on “Software Update” to check for availability. As always, updates are released by batches, so the update may not be available immediately to you but keep on checking this couple of days. Enjoy!
Thanks @evofantasy for the tip!
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Update: It looks like a number of Galaxy tablets getting ICS in batches. Here’s the list that we know so far. If you own and of these devices, check for updates regularly and let us know once you get the update. Thanks!
GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI
GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI + 3G
GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI
GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI + 3G
GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI
GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI + 3G
GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI
GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G
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Following the US release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Droid RAZR, the rest of us in Asia can expect the official roll out happening soon. Officially, Motorola SEA via their Facebook has announced that the upgrade roll out will be happening next week with exact date to be announced later.
At the moment, some users had reported that they have received the update notification on their devices. The upgrade carries the more recent Android 4.0.4 version. If you can’t wait, you might want to try checking for updates from the phone settings. You can check out some of the new features of ICS on the RAZR here.
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The recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now being offered on contract with Celcom. The 7.0″ version which retails 1,299 is offered as low as RM688 while the 10.1″ version as low as RM888.
In terms of plans, Celcom is bundling both devices with Celcom Broadband with Pay As you Go voice & SMS. There are 3 options 1.5GB for RM48, 4GB for RM68 and 6GB for RM98. In terms of speed, they are being capped at 700kbps, 1.5Mbps and 3.6Mbps respectively. The contract comes with 2 options – 12 months and 24 months period.
Head after the break for the bundling plan and pricing for the Tab 2 10.1.
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Motorola have started rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX in the US. These two devices are slightly different from the non-DROID branded RAZR and RAZR MAXX here in Malaysia, the major difference being the omission of LTE in the Malaysian versions.
Also, since MCMC doesn’t allow SIM-locked devices in Malaysia there are less bloatware and operator specific applications installed in the RAZR and RAZR MAXX sold in Malaysia, this means that the Ice Cream Sandwich update is pretty much a straight forward upgrade as there’s no real delay-inducing development and customizations to worry about.
And with that, it’s reasonable to assume that a global release shouldn’t be long now. We’ll update you once we get the word. In the meantime, check out more Motorola RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich videos here.