Imagine, you’re walking down the street and out of nowhere this attractive girl walks up to you and starts talking to you. She then passes her Blackberry to you and asks you to take a couple of pictures with her. After that, she asks you to key in your phone number into her Blackberry and says that she might call you for drinks sometime.
Chances are, she’s probably not going to call you at all. Why? Because she’s probably being paid to flirt with you and she just wanted you to try out the new Blackberry.
Its all a part of a crafty yet ethically dubious promotional trick called stealth marketing that Blackberry is currently employing to create interest and awareness for its latest Pearl 3G smartphone.
This is all happening in the US and there are two camps on the ethics of stealh marketing, be it good or bad, it’s something that might catch on here in Malaysia.
We like the concept. It’s definitely going to get attention and there’s nothing wrong that. What about you?
Read up the full news report here.
Phones on offer include the HTC Legend (checkout our extensive review here), Motorola Milestone, SonyEricsson Xperia X10, Samsung Galaxy and LG GW620.
Maxis are offering subsudised pricing for the devices as well, with the entry level Galaxy going for a very attractive RM799 when you sign up for a 12 months data contract.
We’ll look into the details a little later but for now head on over to after the jump for the subsidised pricing of all the Android phones Maxis has to offer.
The phones will be available from Maxis starting Labour Day, May 1st.
Letterman gets an iPad and plays around with it. Simple yet hilarious.
He opens with, “you know what the iPad is? It’s an electronic device put out by Apple and they have things like the iPhone and the iPod and now the have the iPad…last night I peed.” Badabing!
And the laughs just keeps on comming after that. This one’s even funnier than the “Top 10 excuses from the guy whole lost the iPhone prototype” video.
You got to see it, seriously, head on over to after the jump.
After Letterman, it’s time for the Daily Show to take some pot shots at Apple and Jobs.
“Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one, but now Apple is busting down doors in Palo Alto while Bill Gates rids the world of mosquitoes. What the f**k is going on?” Asks Daily Show’s Jon Steward.
Has Apple gone too far with the whole iPhone HD/4G? Did they went “all Minority Report” on the Gizmodo guy?
Apple may have lost the plot but whatever it is, come Jun 7 when the new iPhone greets the world, everybody will probably want one ,
Check out the video after the jump. OMG it’s hilarious!
Skyfire an alternative browser that was once popular for having built-in browser flash support for Windows Mobile is now available for the Android.
More first screen shots and first impression after the jump.
Google recently released a redesigned interface for Image Search on Android 2.1 devices and the iPhone 3.0+. The redesign eleminates the need for you to browse through numerous pages of search results. Instead the new interface focused on making lookign for images easy, allowing you to quickly see as many image thumbnails as possible.
Here are some of the details of the new image search on Android 2.1 and iPhone 3.0+:
We really like the swipe feature, searching for images is now indeed so much more easier and faster. The response and loading is almost instantaneous. It’s like the whole WWW is your picture galery.
Head on over to www.google.com on your phone and tap on “Images” to try out the new enhacements in Image Search. It’s available in over 38 languages worldwide including Malaysia.
Check out the video after the jump.
By the way, did you know that you can now use Google Maps free turn-by-turn navigation in Malaysia? Details here.