Motorola took out an ad in the Now York Times to promote its latest Android heavyweight, the Droid X. That’s nothing out of the ordinary.
Here’s something that is. In the tail end of the body copy of that ad it read:
“And most importantly, it comes with a double antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls.”
Sadly, Apple ain’t got nothing much to say about that.
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Sweden’s TeliaSonera is getting ready to launch the world’s first dual-mode 3G/LTE modem this week.
TeliaSonera is the world’s first telco to launch LTE way back in December 2009, and until recently the telco had only offered LTE modems. It had promised to make 3G/LTE modems available in the second quarter of 2010.
The modem in question is a Samsung GT-B3730 modem and is reported to be able to deliver “real world” speeds of 80Mbps on LTE and 16Mbps HSPA+.
Sounds awesome but TeliaSonera is quick to admit that the modem is not perfect with connectivity issues if users are moving from one network to the other. The modem cannot automatically switch between LTE and HSPA+ networks, instead users have to disconnect and reconnect to switch networks. TeliaSonera however said that they are fixing the problem with software upgrades to both the network and modem side, though this will come only in 2011.
WiMAX netbooks will start at RM99 and notebooks start from RM999!
Obviously with these kind of things, available units are extremely limited so you will be looking at an overnight stint standing in line.
But be warned if demands exceed supplies there will be a lucky draw to decide who are entitled to purchase the laptops. At prices this low, there will definitely be more demand than supply so you can expect the lucky draw to take place.
The sale will be done at Berjaya Times Square, Saturday 10 and Low Yat Plaza, Saturday 17 July, 1200hrs.
Head on over to after the jump for the laptops that will be on sale
12 sen/minute seems cheap until you dig deeper into the details.
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And while we all wait in earnest, here are a couple of wallpapers of the internals of the iPhone 4 from iFixit that you can use in your existing iPhone now. One features a high-res scan of the iPhone 4’s vibrational gyroscope and the other is a picture of the phone’s innards showing the battery and main chip broad.
The new Gingerbread is reported to have major user interface change and may have a minimum required spec of 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM. So for those owning devices below 1GHz such as HTC Legend/Wildfire or Moto Droid shouldn’t be putting much hopes of getting it.
While Froyo is not fully available yet, Gingerbread is rumoured to come this year which we’re expecting pretty late towards year end if there’s no delay. So if you’re looking to get a new Android device, we highly recommend one running 1GHz with minimum Android 2.1 pre-installed.
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In just months after launch, Microsoft has finally pulled the plug on KIN which seems to be getting poor response. It is rumoured that only a small number of KINs – approxtimately 500 units were sold.
For those who didn’t know, KIN is a Windows Phone 7 derivative based mobile phone that’s targeted towards Social Media addicts. The concept is great and it was launched with 2 variants: KIN One and KIN Two.
In an official statement, Microsoft says that they will not launch KIN in Europe as planned earlier. However they will still continue with work with Verizon to sell existing stock. The team that worked on the KIN is to be redeployed to focus on Windows Phone 7.
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