No word yet on when the iPad will hit the many Machines and Epicentre stores here. Rumours were buzzing that WiFi iPads could be in Malaysian stores as early as July and the 3G versions will be sold by telcos.
It’s now nearing September and there’s still no sign of the iPad, WiFi or 3G, making an appearance here.
While many would be iPad hopefuls still cling on the hope that one day official iPads will be sold here in Malaysia, let us all enjoy the latest iPad ad to hit the web.
Take a look after the jump.
We have here a short video walkthough of RIM’s latest OS — the BlackBerry 6 — running on a non-touchscreen, non-QWERTY slideout keypad BlackBerry Bold 9700. Oddly enough, the BlackBerry 6 OS seems to be running better on the old Bold 9700 than the new Torch 9800.
But BlackBerry Bold 9700 owners will be happy to know that the BlackBerry 6 OS can run on their device. Now it’s only a matter of RIM making the BlackBerry 6 update available to Bold owners ASAP.
Head on over to after the jump for the video walkthrough.
Spotted in the wild recently are some very detailed pictures of HTC Vision (aka HTC Desire Z or the T-Mobile G2 in the US). For those who don’t already know, the Desire Z packs a 3.7 inch screen with a 800×400, possibly of the SLCD origin. It will run Android 2.1 (Eclair) powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and will feature a kick-out QWERTY keyboard.
From the pictures here, it appears the the Vision has a unique mechanism in producing its keyboard. It looks interesting.
If September 15 is the Vision’s slated UK launch, we can’t help but wonder how long will it be till us Malaysians get in on some of the action. We can’t wait.
No, not in our hands but in the lucky hands of the people at Engadget, who are bagging all the scoops of late.
From the pictures we can definitely see that the Dell Thunder is a decidedly unique looking piece of Android hardware. Put it in amongst a slew of Android lookalikes, and you’ll definitely be able to pick out the Dell Thunder in an instant.
The dudes at Engadget are saying it looks sleek and all but we’re not buying it. It does look different, but we’re not a fan of the chrome sides, and the design of the three navigation soft buttons as the bottom looks rather dated in our opinion. But as always, we’ll reserved final judgement when we get a unit of our own to play with.
Specs wise, nothing has changed from the earlier leaks. There’s an 8MP autofocus camera with a single LED flash and 4x digital zoom and 720p video recording. The Thunder is purported to have a 4.1in OLED with 800×480 resolution. Engadget reviewed two units with one running 800×480 and the other had an impressive 1280×768. Both, they claim, are running standard LCDs NOT OLEDs. Considering that this are pre-pro units, we’re going to say that none of the resolutions are confirmed, so the final production Thunder might be running 800×480 or 1280×768 or something in between.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 can be yours for only RM1199 or the BlackBerry Curve 8520 for only RM459. These prices are applicable with a 24 month contract on DG Smart Plan. Just like the PC Fair promo, the first 6 months subscription is offered at RM28/month instead of the usual RM68/month.
So how much do you save? From the offer, you’ll save additional RM100 from the usual DG Smart Plan 24 months BlackBerry contract price. On top of that, you save a further RM40x6 months off your subscription. That’s a total of RM340 savings.
If you missed the PC Fair Offer, this is your chance again but you would need to catch them at their roadshow at Lowyat Plaza until 29th August.
On their Facebook page, the offer is offered at:
1. Lowyat Plaza Boulevard
2. Sungai Wang Plaza (DiGi Specialised Store)
3. Lowyat Plaza Concourse
4. Carrefour Kepong
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This time around, we have to say that the latest beta release is better. Now you are able to change the text size which was extremely big by default. They also had finally added notification settings where you can set the intervals and alert type such as light, sound and vibrate.
To make TweetDeck more “share friendly”, TweetDeck finally is listed when you select “Share” on various Android media and apps. Those who share links a lot would be happy too as bit.ly URL shortener is now supported. However, we still can’t remove/sign out accounts that have been logged in.
For future release, Tweetdeck will also offer a widget, support for ANdroid 1.6 and video uploads.
To download the latest TweetDeck Beta 0.9.4, click here.