If you’re getting bored with BlackBerry’s black, Maxis has something different. We spotted an ad running on TheStar that tells us that Maxis is offering a white version of BlackBerry Bold 9700.
The ad also says that the first 200 buyers will get RM500 worth of Freebies and it is only available at Ampang Mall, KLCC next Friday 4th June 2010.
That’s all we know as clicking the ad brings us to this page which is not available.
It is either Maxis‘s web team had forgotten to upload the page or simply their advertising agency had placed their ad ahead of schedule. There’s no sign of such white BlackBerry on Maxis’s website either.
Anyway, having a white BlackBerry does stand out among the sea of black BlackBerry devices. So for those looking to buy a unique looking BlackBerry might consider waiting until next Friday for it.
Update: Maxis finally uploads BlackBerry White promo page. Read all about it here.
Bulgarian telco Mobitel have suspended what appears to be a very auspicious 0888 888 888 mobile phone number after every single person carrying that number died in the span of 10 years.
A Bulgarian Mafia boss, a crooked real estate agent and even the CEO of Mobitel himself have all died while carrying the number – one due to cancer and the order two brutally gunned down.
So if you’re thinking of getting a 8888 number for your mobile phone line, remember Bulgaria.
Apple’s iChat is confirmed on the next iPhone HD/4G released by Apple. According to a source, Sam Mendes will be directing a commercial showing a mother and daughter having a video chat thru the iPhone in one of its commercials.
This significantly assure us that the front facing camera is really included in the final production model and will be used for video conferencing.
It will be interesting to see how Apple known for revolutionising things will succeed in mobile video conferencing. Video calls which is the killer function in 3G never really kicked off in a big way and it is exciting to see how Apple will turn things around.
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According to a tip off, sales of the iPhone 3G has been frozen by AT&T signaling the end of the model. At the same time, the price of the iPhone 3GS has been reduced by Walmart with the 16GB version going for only $97.
All these changes are pointing that the iPhone HD/4G launch is near, making the iPhone 3GS the lowest entry level model in the market. Maxis did the same thing last year when iPhone 3GS was launched.
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Recently Facebook just announced Facebook Zero or better known for 0.facebook.com. This basically is a lightweight text only version of Facebook which aims to allow Free access to mobile users on supported telcos. It was launched with more than 50 telcos worldwide.
Lowyat has reported that DiGi too is in the running to implement Facebook Zero. Once this is implemented, DiGi users can access Facebook for free with this light version. Free Facebook access, who would complain? We tried now with our DiGi SIM but the site says that our current network is not supported yet. There was even a tweet from @digi_telco cautioned that those trying the site may incur some data charges.
Let’s hope this will come true soon even if it means DiGi willing enough to sacrifice some of its revenue on its Facebook SMS Service.
Of course, there are some limitation as no photos and external links will be charged separately.
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We found out that DiGi has just revised their DG50 postpaid plan which strives to give more value to its subscribers. When we look at it, it doesn’t look much different from the original DG50 launched nearly 2 years ago. The rates are still the same and even the billing block cycle is still 30 seconds.
Postpaid rates has been pretty stagnant lately and old fashion price war is not heading anywhere. So what’s new with DiGi postpaid? If they can’t cut the rates, they give further discounts depending on your total bill spend.
So does this translate to big savings? Well, Yes and No.