With 14 days till Christmas, Maxis is giving you some gadget gifting ideas if you haven’t bought a present for yourself or your loved ones. They are offering special promotion on selected Blackberries, Nokias and Android devices which some being several hundred ringgit cheaper than usual.
On the BlackBerry line up, the Curve 8520 is going for RM99 (less RM200) while the Pearl 9105 goes for RM399 (less RM200). Meanwhile the previous top of the range Bold 9700 is going at RM699 (less RM200). These BlackBerry prices are tied to a 24 months of any Value Plus Plan with bolted on BIS Pro Plan of RM90/month.
For the non-BlackBerry line up, they are offering special deals with 24 months tie up of 3GB data plan of RM88/month on existing Value Plus plans. The Motorola Charm is offered at RM599 (less RM200) and the Nokia N8 at RM799 (less RM200). The Samsung Galaxy S bundled price remained unchanged at RM1099 while the Galaxy Tab is priced at RM1699 (less RM50). Since it is the season of giving, Maxis offers Free wrapping service at Maxis centres nationwide.
Maxis is also throwing out 2 Nokia devices at reduced prices with the Nokia X6 16GB at RM699 and Nokia N97 mini at RM799. These 2 devices are priced without contract and it is limited to 1 unit per customer. Do note that it is only available at Maxis i-Centre at KLCC, Northram and at JB Danga Bay.
For more information, head to Maxis’s Christmas promo page.
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Maxis has added 2 more entry level Android devices into its line up with the Motorola Charm and Motorola Flipout. These are relatively new Android devices that offer a more refreshing form factor than the typical candybar or slider design.
The Motorola Charm is a full QWERTY based device that comes with BackTrack touchpad at the back for navigation. It has a 2.8″ touchscreen with supports a low 320×240 resolution. There’s a 3.2MP camera at the back. The Charm is powered with a 600MHz processor, 512MB of ROM, 512MB of RAM and it runs on Android 2.1 Eclair. It retails at RM1399 but on Maxis data contract, it goes for an affordable RM999 for 12 months, RM849 for 18 months and RM799 for 24 months.
The next device is the Motorola Flipout which is quite similar in specs but it has a funky flip out mechanism design that hides the QWERTY keyboard. It also has a 2.8″ 320×240 display and 3.2MP camera at the back. Just like the Charm, it also runs on a 600MHz processor, with Android 2.1. The Flipout retails at RM1299 and with Maxis data contract, it is offered at RM949 for 12 months, RM799 for 18 months and RM649 for 24 months.
We must say that the 2 new motos are quite affordable and this gives the entry level Android devices like HTC Wildfire some heated competition. With Android 2.1 running on these 2 new Motorola devices, we see no reason why anyone would get the Motorola BackFlip which is much more expensive and runs on an older Android 1.5 Cupcake.
For more info on the bundling, head to the Maxis Android promo page.
Motorola has officially announced the Motorola Charm which is a QWERTY device running on Android 2.1 (Eclaire). The device looks pretty sleek and this will appeal for those who prefer candybar qwerty phones like Blackberry/Nokia E71.
Apart from having a QWERTY keyboard, the Charm features a 2.8″ touchscreen and a touchpad behind the device called the “Backtrack”. For camera, it spots a 3MP camera with “Kodak Perfect Touch Technology” which they claims produces better and brighter pictures. For better enhanced voice call, it even has a 2nd microphone to cancel out background noise.
Check out the video after the jump.