First on the comparison is the screen which Epic 4G offers the Super AMOLED screen used on the Galaxy S. Also compared is Epic’s slider QWERTY keyboard and its DLNA capabilities that allows you to stream multimedia content wirelessly to a DLNA supported TV. Meanwhile the EVO uses a HDMI cable for sharing onto the big screen. Don’t expect detailed video comparison as it is merely compares on sales brochure details.
The Sprint Samsung Epic 4G will go on pre-sale tomorrow, 13th August at $249.99 with a 2 year contract and $100 rebate and will be officially made available on 31st August.
Watch the video after the jump
Engadget has posted a video which looks like Dell’s upcoming Android prototype – Thunder. From the video, the program grid has 4 columns which indicates a possible higher resolution than 800×480 for its 4.1″ OLED screen. Other details that they managed to share was a 8 Megapixel camera, 720p HD video recording and a removable 1400mAh battery.
It was reported that it runs on Android 2.1 but from what saw from the video, we believe this is the 1.6, with its familar grey tab on the home screen. So Dell has a half-sized Streak tablet and now with a phone in the works. Now it seems that everybody wants to get a bite from the Android cake.
Check out the video of the Thunder protoype after the jump
U Mobile’s IDD Bonanza is back and this time it offers cash prizes for lucky high spending users. From now until the end of the year, the highest spender for selected IDD Bonanza countries will be rewarded with RM18,888 cash.
There’s also monthly prizes of RM1,888 for the highest spender for each respective month. In addition, they are giving RM50 free airtime for every 10th entry for the first 100 users that spend RM10 on IDD Bonanza calls. If you win the RM50 airtime, RM25 will be credited in 2 separate following months. The monthly “2nd” prize mechanics is a little bit confusing which requires some reading on the T&C to understand.
Apple has issued a new iOS update version 4.0.2 that fixes the PDF vulnerability issue that puts your iPhone at risk.
When the Motorola Droid 2 was announced, it was mentioned that there’s a Star Wars R2-D2 version as well.
R2D2Central has twitpic a photo of the device. From the photo, it features a white colour base with robotic decals which is disappointingly ugly. The Droid 2 with all that makes it look cheap and childish.
We’re expecting much more than just a slap on of stickers which probably fade or scratch off after a period of time. Hopefully this isn’t the final product but we’re not keeping our hopes too high on this one.
UPDATE: Hotlink revises plans again. Drops 250MB option and introduces 5MB weekly package. Read about it here.
Hotlink has introduced a bi weekly rates for its mobile internet package in addition to its hourly, daily and monthly mobile internet packages.
The new bi weekly packages offer a 100MB data usage plan for RM18 and a 250MB data usage for RM38. It offers good options for the prepaid user but managing your data use the MB is a bit of a hassle in our opinion. If we had to choose, we’d take a monthly option any day. But having said that, if you’re using your mobile exclusively for IM and tweeting then, the bi weekly plans are worth a look.
NEW: Hotlink bi weekly mobile internet plans
OLD: Previous Hotlink mobile internet plans
Also, Hotlink will be revising their pay-per-use data rates to reflect industry standard rates of 10KB per block (RM0.10/10KB from 7am – 2am & RM0.05/10KB from 2am – 7am). The average price per KB remains the same. The new pay-per-use rates will take affect from 16 August onwards.
For more details on Hotlink’s mobile internet plans, click here.