Get ready for massive around KL over the weekend, PC Fair is back! And as always you can expect some deals and promos from the many device manufacture and distributors in Malaysia.
HTC is no different putting out revised pricing for its range of devices and throwing in a free spa voucher worth RM1,390 as well as a 1+1 year warranty for all devices.
In all honesty, the revised prices are not that great considering the vintage of these device and that LG Optimus 2X is just RM1,899 outright and our current Android favourite, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc with its Exmor R 8.1MP camera and Bravia Engine 4.0 Reality Display is the same price as the Desire HD outright, but if you’ve always been a fan of these HTC devices that are on offer, PC Fair weekend would be a good time to hunt for a great bargain.
Update: It looks like we missed a very important clue in the invite. The HTC Desire S will be joining in the fun as well this Friday. So we are actually looking at two more new devices from Maxis! Hats off to the product people at Maxis.
Just to refresh your memory, the HTC Desire S is an evolution of what was one of the best Android smart phones in its time — the HTC Desire. The Desire S features a unibody chassis that is slightly thinner (0.27mm) than the original Desire. Specs-wise, the Desire S runs Qualcomm’s latest single-core 1Ghz Snapdragon MSM8255 that is in the Incredible S, Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and Xperia Play.
The significant difference is that the Desire S comes with 768MB of RAM and 1.1GB of on board storage. Also, it’s very likely that the Desire S that will be launched this Friday will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. If this is indeed that case, this makes the Desire S the third device in the local market to run Google’s latest mobile OS.
Other than that, you get 3.7-inch 480×800 pixel Super LCD screen, a 5MP camera with a single LED flash and 720p video recording, there’s also a VGA front camera, dual-mic for active noise-cancellation and a 1450mAh battery to power it all up.
Check out a promo video of Desire S here.
One of the most promising and yet vastly underrated tablets to come out this year is coming to Malaysia and it’s happening this Friday!
We got to hand it to Maxis for being really proactive in bringing all this new and exciting devices to Malaysia. In the span of less than two months we’ve seen the Nexus S, the awesome Xperia arc and now the HTC Flyer tablet make their debuts with Maxis. All this action is certainly is keeping a lot of geeks and device junkies out there very, very happy.
Excited about the HTC Flyer? Check out a full six minute demonstration video of the device here.
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Maxis, Malaysia’s most prolific telco when it comes to Android devices has started another recruitment drive for Maxis10 Review program. This time is the HTC Desire S as announced via twitter. Following the pattern of the past few Maxis 10 program, the launch of such device should be happening pretty soon in matter of weeks time. Just a few days back, they did the same drive for the HTC Flyer.
Slashgear has reported that HTC’s current and older line up of Desires will be receiving Android 2.3 Gingerbread update which includes the original HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z. The news was confirmed by a HTC spokesperson and it will be rolled out in Q2 this year. Another model, Incredible S which was launched recently with Froyo is also receiving the Gingerbread update about the same time.
Earlier on, there was teaser from Three UK that HTC Desire but this latest updates confirms it further. So far HTC seems to be the most progressive Android manufacturer in terms of software updates as they were among the first to announce Froyo updates for its older models and now the Gingerbread. Hopefully the rest of the Android players will follow suit.
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Three UK has just tweeted to acknowledge that there will be an Android 2.3 update for the original HTC Desire but no timelines are available. If this is true, it will be great news for HTC Desire users making it the 2nd major OS update since its launch early last year with Android 2.1 eclair. It later received its Android 2.2 Froyo update in August.
So far that’s the only lead from a telco and we hope to see some confirmation directly from HTC’s mouth soon.
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DiGi is giving away a white HTC Desire worth RM1999 hourly from 12:01AM of 21st February till 2.00AM of 23rd February for eligible prepaid customers that top up a minimum of RM50 and above. As an instant reward, they are also giving free 15 minutes worth of DiGi to DiGi calls with the RM50 top up.
How it works, according to the T&C is that DiGi will pick the 1000th subscriber that top up for each hour. After that, DiGi will call the shortlisted subscriber between 1st – 31st March 2011. If the person fail to answer 3 calls, he/she will be disqualified. So looks like those who are eying for the prize must stick to their phones like glue during the month of March.
That’s not all, you would also require to answer a question which if you fail to do so, the opportunity will then passed to the 1001th user. There will be a total of 72 winners and only 1 subscriber is eligible throughout the contest. There’s also an exclusion however that Happy, Prepaid Internet and DiGi Prepaid Easy customers are not eligible for this contest.
For more information, head to DiGi’s promo page.
HTC has freshen up its Android lineup for this year with the HTC Desire S and HTC Wildfire S. This replaces its previous HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire were the key drivers of Android for HTC last year. For the new product update, it is funny HTC decided to add “S” behind the model names which sounds similar to its Korean rival Samsung.
Naming aside, let’s see what has HTC improve and let’s see if the latest Desire and Wildfire has what it takes to continue the momentum generated last year.
The Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire and the HTC Wildfire — what do all these devices have in common? Well, all of them are aching for a refresh. In short, the time has come for the lot to be replaced.
Both HTC and Samsung didn’t have much to show at CES this year so all eyes are on the Mobile World Congress happening next week. What do they have in store? Samsung will be unpacking the new Galaxy S and HTC is expected to release a slew of new and updated devices to make up for the deficit at CES.
Ahead of the event, leaked specs for the new Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire and the HTC Wildfire have surfaced and they are awaiting your reading pleasure right after the jump.
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Every year Google Zeitgeist provides an interesting overview of signs of the times through what people search online based on the aggregation of billions of search queries people typed into Google. You can see the full report here.
Google Zeitgeist also provides a look at local searches, terms that’s most searched based on country, so we zoomed into Malaysia and found this rather interesting statistic — Fastest Rising Mobile Phones.
Head on to after the jump to see what mobile phone was the fastest rising search keyword for 2010 in Malaysia. The result may surprise you. We were surprised when we saw it.
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.