U Mobile is offering a Buy 1 Free 1 Nokia offer when you sign up with their new U Postpaid plans with bundled data. For the first phone purchase, they are offering the Nokia E5 and the Nokia X3 Touch and Type for contract however the free unit provided for both is only the X3 Touch and Type.
For the first plan, you can pick from U Value, U Plus and U Premium plans which monthly commitment is at RM98, RM138 and RM168 respectively. Upon sign up, you would need to pay the RRP price of the phone of RM705 for the E5 or RM540 for the X3 Touch and Type. Depending on the plans you pick, U Mobile offers subsidies for the device in the form of rebates which goes back to your bill usage. The lower 2 plans – U Value and U Plus are tied to a 18 months contract while the higher U Premium is tied at 24 months.
For the free X3 Touch and Type device, you’ll need to sign up for a U38 plan but the good news is that there’s no contract. The only catch is that you’ll need to put up an upfront payment of RM380 for credit card or RM500 for cash payment which either one will be rebated back in 10 months evenly.
For more details, head to U Mobile’s Buy 1 Free 1 Nokia page.
UPDATE: FAQ for the BlackBerry Buy 1 Free 1 offer available here. Both devices must be signed up 24 months contract with RM468 up front payment each.
U Mobile has recently renovated its Flagship store at Berjaya Times Square. In conjunction with the opening, they are doing a couple of promotions particularly a Buy 1 Free 1 offer from 1PM to 7PM today, 23rd March 2011 with Nokia E5, HTC Wildfire and Nokia 7230 shown. It is not clear how it works but most likely it is tied with a contract postpaid plan.
That’s not all, for the next 30 days they are also doing a lucky draw, BlackBerry Buy 1 Free 1 offers and Free U Broadband modem bundling.
View the full details here.
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U Mobile is on a roll today after announcing its long awaited HSPA+ service. Now they have also announced a range of phone bundlings that’s tied with different plans and contracts.
Some of the bundle offers are the same such as the BlackBerry Curve 9300 and Bold 9780 going for RM90/month and RM142/month respectively with 12 months contract of U Mobile BIS Plan. The U Mobile Huawei MiFi too is the same at RM210 with U Broadband plan.
What’s new is that U Mobile is offering an Android device, the HTC Wildfire for only RM199 with 24 months contract of U Premium Plan. We have no idea about this new U Premium Plan and it is not even on U Mobile’s website. In the previous bundling plan for Nokias, there was a PAYU Voice plan which is added on top of an existing UB68 data plan that looks similar with DG Smart Plan.
For those who want a cheap phone without contract, there’s the U Mobile SOU which supports 2 SIM and priced at only RM230 outright. For that price, it includes a U Mobile Prepaid starter pack, a RM50 top up voucher plus an extra battery.
Head after the break for more bundles of Nokia devices which includes the Nokia 7230, Nokia E5, Nokia X3 Touch & Type and Nokia C7.
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U Mobile had kicked off the new year with their latest slogan “Simply Different”. Now they are doing a special promo where you can get a Nokia E5 or Nokia 7230 absolutely free only at selected U Mobile Service Centres at Berjaya Times Square, 1 Utama, AEON AU2, Sunway Pyramid and BBT One Bukit Tinggi.
Having to see U Mobile giving free phones now is something different, but there are some similarities in the way the phones are being bundled. Firstly the offer is primarily tied to a UB68 Data Rate Plan which gives you unlimited data access (5GB FUP) with bolt-on U Mobile Pay as you use Voice Plan. Now doesn’t that remind you of DiGi’s Smart Plan? Let’s take a closer look at U Mobile’s UB68 + PAYU rate offer.
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 on, we’ve had the unboxing of the Nokia E5 with a brief look on the device itself. Just to recap, the E5 is targeted to a segment of the market that Nokia calls “life-builders”, people who are in their mid 20s who have a young family and are looking for a functional device that can cope with today’s demands but at the fraction of the cost of full-fledged smartphones. So after an extended duration of usage, we share with you our experience with the Nokia E5 and how it performs on a day-to-day use.
Does this diminutive device does what is says on the box? Read on to find out.
We managed to get our hands on a Nokia E5, Nokia’s latest in its line of E business phones. But unlike high-end E71 and E72 devices before it, the E5 is targeted at a different segment of buyers altogether. Nokia calls them life-builders, the 20 to 30 somethings who’ve just started on their careers and are building a life for themselves. They might not want to splurge on an expensive phone but are demanding mobile users and what a phone that can get the job done but doesn’t cost much. Basically what we have with the E5 is Nokia’s concept of a do-it-all phone at a grab-it-now price.
How does the E5 performs in the hands of life-builder? We’ll explore that in our in-depth review but for now let’s look at what you get for RM830 — the asking price for the E5 outright.
Read on for the unboxing of the Nokia E5.
Retailing for a very attractive RM830 the candy-bar with full physical QWERTY keypad E5 looks like a smart choice for the value conscious out and about-er.
Considered as an entry-level “business smartphone” in Nokia’s line-up the E5 runs on a competent albeit very dated Symbian S60 third edition platform. Sporting a 2.4in QVGA screen with 320×240 screen, the E5 boast HSPA connectivity with up to 10.2Mbps download and 2Mbps download. There’s A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP and WiFi b/g.
Processor wise the E5 is powered by a ARM 11 600MHz processor with 250MB on board memory. The E5 takes MicroSD memory expansion up to 32GB and there’s a 2GB MicroSD card included in the box. There’s also a 5MP camera with LED flash. The camera doesn’t have autofocus and records VGA video.
And finally for the stylistas out there, you’d be happy to note that the E5 comes in two colours, carbon black and chalk white. But there are other colours available elsewhere including Sky Blue, Copper Brown, Silver Grey which we won’t be getting at the moment unfortunately.
At launch, no telco are saying that they will offer the E5 on contract basis. Considering the price of the phone, we’re not expecting a a contract plan as well.
For the price, you can’t expect much and we’d love to get our hands on one a pit it against the HTC Wildfire which is roughly in the same class as the E5. Nokia says that the E5 is “one of the most affordable smartphones in the market, the best value for the serious networker, whether you are in the midst of living life to the fullest, or taking a break to enjoy the moment.” It’s going to be interesting to see how both phones perform.
Which one to you think will take the cake? The Nokia E5 or the HTC Wildfire? Comment us!
Nokia just recently announced three new social media centric phones, the C3 and C6 duo designed for tweens and twenty-something uploaders and the E5, which is a social media-work messaging phone hybrid of sorts complete with support for corporate email accounts.
All three come with QWERTY keyboards and allow the user to access social networks and IM updates directly from the homescreen. This new line of Nokia mobile phones are skewed towards users who are hardcore messaging and social networking addicts and have multiple email accounts, various IM services and subscription to a selection of social networks.
Essentially, these phones are built on a budget and are targeted directly to the entry- and low-mid level market segments. Despite that, the trio is pretty well equiped.
Check out demo videos and detailed specifications of the C3, C6 and E5 after the jump.