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Apple has just announced that a Wireless Speaker from beats can be a potential danger and they want you to stop using it immediately. The affected device is the Beats Pill XL wireless speaker and Apple wants you to return it back for RM1,175, as part of its recall campaign that’s applicable in Malaysia. According to the official notice, they have initiated the recall exercise after finding that the Pill XL’s built-in battery is prone to overheating, which can be a serious fire risk.
DiGi is cranking up the beats by offering Beats Solo headphones for the first 5 customers that order the HTC Sensation XL from their online store. Normally out of the box, the Sensation XL is bundled with in-ear urBeats and the Beats Solo is an on-Ear headphone with a RM1030 price tag.
According to the T&Cs, the campaign will run until 11.59PM on 8th January so that’s 4 days to go. The 5 eligible subscribers are picked based on the first 5 that successfully purchased the HTC Sensation XL from the online store each day. Winners will be contacted by email in the next working day and the Beats Solo headphone will be shipped together with your Sensation XL order.
The Sensation XL which is sold RM2099 outright is offered as low as RM1399 with 24 months contract on DG Smart Plan 68. To recap on the specs, it comes with a large 4.7″ 800×480 display, 1.5GHz single core processor, 768MB RAM, 8MP Camera and a generous 16GB of storage.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s website.
The HTC Sensation XE is making its way to all telcos fast. Now it is also available on U Mobile for postpaid bundling with their new postpaid plans from as low as RM1,299 with 24 months contract of U88.
For those that want a HTC Sensation XE with lowest commitment, there’s the U28 which comes with 1GB of data. On U28 plan of RM28/month, the Sensation XE goes for RM1,699 with no upfront fees required. For a bit more, there’s U58 with 2GB data and 300 minutes of calls that offers the device for RM1,499. U Mobile’s offering is quite affordable with generous allowance of data.
For more information, head over to U Mobile’s phone deals page.
Thanks to tessiemah for alerting us at the comments.
DiGi today has finally revealed its bundling plans for the HTC Sensation XE. On DG Smart Plan 68, it is offered as low as RM1,299 on 24 months. Just like its Galaxy Note offering, there’s an extra RM120 off if you purchase it with DG Smart Plan 68 24 months contract. This will be rebated at RM10/month for 12 months.
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM1,649
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM1,499
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM1,599
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM1,299
There’s also upfront payment required ranging between RM50-RM500 depending on which plan and contract duration option. For more information, head over to DiGi’s online store.
Celcom earlier today had revealed its HTC Sensation XE bundling plans but it was taken offline just hours later.
UPDATE: We have been told that Celcom’s stock for the HTC Sensation XE has been delayed.
Outright, the dual-core 1.5GHz android smart phone with Beats headphones is priced at RM1,999. You can read more about the smart phone in our previous introductory post.
With 18 months contract of Celcom Exec 250, it can be yours for only RM1,248. On the very bare minimum commitment and contract tenure, it goes for RM1,588 with 12 months contract of Celcom Exec 50 + Broadband mBasic.
For more information, head over to Celcom’s smart phone page.
Need help deciding which smart phone to get? Check out our smart phone comparison post.
The Sensation XE will retail for RM1,999 and the HTC Radar will be selling for RM1,399.
These are two ground breaking devices from HTC. The Sensation XE will be the first Beats Audio phone to hit the country and the Radar will be the first Mango phone in Malaysia.
Sensation XE brings with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 768MB RAM, 1,730mAh battery, a 4.3-inch Super LCD Gorilla Glass display pushing 540×960 pixel resolution and an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording. The Sensation XE will also be bundled with a set of iBeats headphones (which HTC are calling upbeats) in the box. The headphones are designed to make the most out of the Beats Audio technology integrated in the device — not bad considering the RM1,999 asking price.
The HTC Radar brings 3.8-inch 800×480 pixel Super LCD display. Featuring a a single piece metal construction, the Radar packs a 1GHz single core processor with 512MB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. You also get a 5MP rear camera with a fast F2.2 lens and a BSI Sensor for low light photography. The camera shoots 720p HD video. Powering the device is a 1520mAh Lithium Ion Battery. At RM1,399 is slightly expensive when compared to similar specced devices like the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray for example.
We expect Samsung to also release a deluge of device to counter what HTC is doing. Look out for the latest on SoyaCincau.com
What did we tell you about an exciting final quarter?
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Update: The Sensation XE is expected to retail for EU589 or about RM2,480. Ouch! (Thanks @samchoo for the headsup)
The Sensation XE is not just a mere music rebranded HTC Sensation as it comes with 1.5GHz dual core processor and larger 1,730mAh battery. It will also be bundled with either 8GB or 16GB of microSD storage depending on markets.
The screen still uses a 4.3″ Super LCD with qHD resolution. There’s a 8MP camera at the back and a VGA camera at the front. RAM is still similar at 768MB.
When paired with its special set of Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones, it will automatically switch to a custom “Beats by Dr. Dre sound profile” for optimal experience.
No pricing details and market availability are known at the moment. Head after the break for more pics.
More information on the Sensation XE over at HTC.
Notch up a gabillion cool points for HTC. The Taiwan device manufacturer has just announced that it will buy a 51% stake in Beats Electronics for a cool US$309 million.
If you don’t already know, Beats Electronics founded by Jimmy Iovene and rapper extraordinaire Dr Dre makes high-end headphones and speakers. You’d probably seen the Beats cans around sporting the stylized lowercase “b” logo worn by teens and old folks alike.
The acquisition will give birth a line of HTC devices that will prominently feature the Beats brand and technologies in its hardware. HTC says HTC-Beats phones will debut in time for the holiday season.
In the mobile device turf war, HTC’s move to acquire and integrate a critically-acclaimed brand like Beats into its product lineup will definitively set the Taiwan brand apart from its competitors. When the HTC-Beats phone hit stores later this year, you can expect drones of Beats fans coming out to grab it.