The LG Optimus One which retails at RM899 is going for RM549 over 12 months or RM299 over 24 months contract with DG Smart Plan which gives a substantial savings of RM600. If you’re looking for an affordable tablet, the 7″ CSL Droidpad Mi700 fits the bill as it is offered at RM1049 over 12 months or as low as RM799 over 24 months contract. The Droidpad originally retails at RM1599. Last but not least, the already affordable Huawei Ideos U8150 is offered at RM399 over 12 months or as low as RM149 over 24 months contract.
More details on the offers at DiGi Smart Plan page.
The LG Optimus 3D is looking like the hottest Android device to date with its claim as the world’s first dual-core phone with dual channel memory and ability to record 3D video.
Most people will know the advantages of having dual-core processor but what about the benefits of dual channel memory? LG explains it in layman terms with an example of a production factory.
Check out the video after the jump
LG has finally reveal its Optimus 3D at MWC boasting as the world’s first smart phone that comes with a stereoscopic screen, allowing you to view 3D without the need of glasses. Not only can you watch 3D content, the Optimus 3D also lets you capture 3D videos as well thanks to its dual camera set up at the rear.
In terms of hardware, the LG Optimus 3D offers a 1GHz dual-core OMAP 4 processor from Texas Instrumental, dual-channel memory for maximum throughput and dual memory set up (8GB + 4GB LP DDR2). The screen is 4.3″ wide and supports a resolution of 800×480. In terms of connectivity, it supports HSPA+, DLNA for wireless media streaming and HDMI 1.4. The 5MP camera is capable of shooting 1080p HD videos in 2D and a lower 720p HD videos in 3D format.
At the moment, it is launched with Android 2.2 Froyo pre-installed and 2.3 Gingerbread update is expected to come later on. Android Central, reporting live from Barcelona has posted a quick hands-on with the Optimus 3D and they seem to be pretty impressed by the 3D capabilities. Of course, it is hard to tell from the video and we can’t wait to try it out ourselves.
Check out more pics and hands-on video after the jump
Having two screens on a mobile phone would be better than having one right? Maybe, and that’s the logic behind this latest Android phone to hit the market. The Kyocera Echo’s claim to fame is its unique dual-touchscreen setup consisting of two 3.5 inch 480×800 screens on two separate halves linked together with a proprietary hinge that’s made out of titanium which is developed in-house by Kyocera.
Hardware wise, the Echo packs a second generation 1GHz Snapdragon processor (QSD 8650) running Froyo (Android 2.2). There’s 1GB of on-board storage and an 8GB micro SD card included in the box (the micro SD card slot support cards up to 32GB).
If you’re wondering why the Echo is running a slightly dated Android OS it’s because Kyocera says that the dual screen interface required extensive customisation to the seven core native apps which includes the messaging, browser and email apps so that the user can utilise both screens when using these applications.
Good news for HTC Wildfire users! The Android 2.2 Froyo update is finally available for South East Asian region via Over The Air (OTA) update. This comes just several days after it was made available in Europe. You should be getting a software update notification soon or if you can’t wait, you can download it immediately at [ Settings > About Phone > System Software Updates ].
The latest firmware carries the number 2.24.707.1 and if you don’t have a data plan, we strongly suggest you download via WiFi. As per any software upgrade, it is advisable to backup your data first before proceeding. Support details are now showing at HTC SEA support page.
Thanks to @whitegoh for updating us via twitter and Syahmi at the comments!
Last week we saw HTC releasing the long awaited Froyo update for the HTC Legend and HTC Aria. The next question is when is the HTC Wildfire‘s turn? We’ve been tipped that HTC Wildfire users in Europe are starting to get their Froyo update via OTA right now. This means that Malaysian users could possibly getting theirs in the next couple of days if it follows the same trend as the HTC Legend.
In the case of the Legend, the Froyo update for South East Asia (SEA) users was pushed about a week after Europe. Watch out for updates on HTC SEA support page or try checking manually in the next few days at [ Settings > About Phone > System Software Updates ].
Special thanks to Alvin for the heads up!
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We previously reported that Froyo OTA update is available for HTC Legend users in Europe. Well the time has come for users in Malaysia to join in the update frenzy. Yes that’s right HTC Legend users of Malaysia, the official update for Android 2.2 Froyo is now available over the air for you. It carries the firmware version number of 3.15.707.3.
To get your OS update go to Settings: about phone > system software updates and download away.
Some of the notable changes are:
-Navigation Beta (Doesn’t work here)
-Updated Youtube App
-Ability to move selected apps to SD Card
If you have swype installed, you would need to uninstall and reinstall again.
Do note that the update is 87MB big so we recommend you connect to WiFi network before updating. Good luck and have fun!
Big thanks to goh who clued us in in the comments section
As for us, we’re waiting for an update from HTC Malaysia on when local Legends be getting the 2.2 update. Fingers crossed it won’t be far off from the European release.
It’s times like this when this Android fragmentation thing starts being a pain in the SD card slot, if you get what we mean.
On DiGi Smart Plan, the HTC Desire HD goes for RM1699 for 12 months and RM1399 for 24 months contract. This time around, DiGi is only subsidising RM900 for 24 months plan which is RM100 less compared to its previous RM1000 subsidy on the HTC Legend and Aria.
More details at DiGi’s Desire HD page.
Earlier this morning, DiGi had commenced its registration of interest for the Desire HD ahead the launch as we’ve predicted earlier on. It was mentioned that the Desire HD will be available on HTC and DiGi centres next month.