The upcoming LG Star that’s rumoured to be running on dual core Tegra 2 is caught on camera again. This time it reveals more of its interface along with its benchmark numbers. It is also revealed that the LG Star has a HDMI port at the top as well.
Looking from the interface above, you can’t help but notice that LG uses a custom skin that’s a mixture of the familiar HTC Sense and Samsung’s TouchWiz. They probably think this offer the best of both worlds. No details on launch dates yet but we think this is going to be a serious contender in the sea of Android devices next year.
Check out more photos and benchmark numbers at Phandroid.
Lady Gaga is one of the attention grabbing artiste out there. It is no surprise that Sharp too is wanting the same attention and they’ve gotten some help from Lady Gaga to promote its Sharp IS03 device.
The Sharp IS03 is one of the highest resolution displays found on an android device which offers similar 960×640 pixels like the iPhone 4. This is something which Sharp calls ASV (Advanced Super View) that boasts wider viewing angles.
Check out the commercial videos with Lady Gaga after the jump
So the iPad is now officially available in Malaysia with Maxis being among the first to shout availability of iPad centric data plans. However did you know that there are other alternatives as well? Practically, you just need a data plan which comes in microsim or a MiFi device that lets you connect via WiFi. Let’s take a brief look at the choices available.
The tweet from the operator’s official Twitter account seems to suggest this but details are scarce. There’s no mention of anything on Yes’ web page as well. All that is certain now is that there is no activation fee if you opt for the bundle.
The tweet also seems to suggest that you can purchase an iPad at the Yes flagship store in Lot 10. We have no confirmation on this but will try to find out more. Keep it locked on.
(Update 1531hrs 30112010:) We’ve just gotten an update that Yes is currently having an iPad promotion where if you purchase an iPad from Machines in Lot 10 you can get the RM50 Yes ID activation fee waived when you purchase a Yes Huddle outright on the same day. The 10GB free usage is also applicable in this offer. This promotion is only for new Yes subscribers. The promotion starts today and ends December 31, 2010.
For a full list of iPad compatible data plans, click on the link.
This is definitely a case of better late then never if there was any.
The Apple iPad, which was officially released in April 2010 in the US and a few selected markets, has finally and officially hit Malaysian Apple stores. If you’re counting, that’s a full seven months of waiting, if you’re counting further, Singapore got their official iPads in July 2010, four months ahead of Malaysia.
Here’s the full list of iPad prices:
To many, this is great news, to be able to purchase the iPad backed by full official tech support and warranty but the thinking man might reconsider the proposition of buying an iPad now considering the fact that a replacement will be announced in somewhere in April 2011.
Some might question, sure, Apple will announce the new iPad in April but when will Malaysia get it? If we know our Apple products, it is a safe bet that you’ll be seeing the new iPad hit Malaysian stores earlier than the original iPad did.
So if you ask us, we’ll be holding on to our cash a little bit longer. The notion of getting a device, no matter how good, knowing that it will be obsolete in less than six months doesn’t make us feel too comfortable.
In any case, here’s a full list of where you can get the iPad
Apple Shop, Harvey Norman:
Note: Limited to three units per customer
Special thanks to E.T. for the magnificent flag pic.
Just to recap, Maxis offers 3 plans – Entry 3.5GB, Super 6.0GB and Premium 15.0GB at RM70/monthly, RM90/monthly and RM200/monthly respectively, while only Entry 3.5GB for starters is available for prepaid. There are options for extra quota purchase for postpaid from 500MB to 1GB, while prepaid users have a wider choice of top ups with different quota and validity periods.
There’s no sign however of the iPad device themselves and Maxis states that “they do not currently sell iPad devices. This is for data plans only.” For those who are using or planning to get a WiFi only version of the iPad, Maxis is also offering their Huawei MiFi device (E5832) at RM380. According to their FAQ, the MiFi device add-on offer is only available during your iPad data plan subscription and you can’t get the device after walking away from the counter. It was also mentioned that Maxis iPad data plans offer speeds up to 7.2Mbps download and up to 1.4Mbps upload.
So where’s the iPad? If Maxis is not bringing them in, it might be sold at various Apple retails channels soon.
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Looking at the photo taken off the brochure above, Maxis offers both postpaid and prepaid plans for the iPad. For postpaid, they offer 3.5GB, 6.0GB and 15.0GB monthly data plans at RM70, RM90 and RM200 respectively. It looks like there’s also an additional RM10 rebate if you’re an existing iValue or iData subscriber.
If the data quota of your subscribed plan is not enough, you can top up additional 500MB at RM8 which last for a day or RM18 for 500MB that’s valid for 30 days. Topping up additional 1GB will cost RM28 a month.
For prepaid users, they offer a range from as low as RM8/day for 500MB, all the way to the more expensive RM200 for 15GB a month.
Looking at the standalone postpaid plans, the cost per GB will be calculated as follows:
RM70 for 3.5GB=RM20/GB
RM90 for 6.0GB=RM15/GB
RM200 for 15GB=RM13.33/GB
When calculated cost per GB, the iPad data plans are cheaper than the normal Maxis plans but it is still costlier than U Mobile & DiGi’s offering.
Special thanks to Matt for the heads up!
Nokia Malaysia has tweeted the availability of the new C6 in Malaysia with the price tag of RM1140. The new C6 which carries the full model number of C6-01 is a Symbian^3 device, not to be confused with the older C6-00 with QWERTY keyboard that runs on Symbian S60. The C6 device was first announced announced together with the C7 and E7 at Nokia World 2010.
It comes with a 3.2″ AMOLED display and has a 8MP Camera with dual LED flash capable of shooting 720p HD videos. It comes with 340MB memory onboard which is expandable with microSD. You can check out the full specs over at Nokia’s C6-01 product page.
Check out the Nokia C6-01 video after the jump.
UPDATE: Maxis iPad data plans leaked ahead of launch.
Rumours started flying around last week that the local release of the world’s most popular gadget is just around the corner. There have also been some speculation on the pricing of the iPad 3G with the 16GB version rumoured to be priced at RM1,999, the 32GB at RM2,299 and the 64GB at RM2,599 — but this has yet to be confirmed by Maxis.
We’re looking forward to see how the dedicated iPad plans will compare to the iPhone plans. What we know so far from the release is that the plan are without contract, so the iPads are most definitely sold without subsidies. And considering that the press release states that Maxis will be releasing iPad 3G plans suggests to us that the iPads will be sold via Apple retail channels like Machines and EpiCentre, though we can’t confirm this but it looks very likely.
If you’re considering to purchase the iPad, it is worth noting that Apple is expected to make an announcement on the replacement for the iPad sometime in April 2011. We don’t know about you, but we’ll be waiting for that one.
After several days since the launch of the HTC HD7, Maxis’s website finally showed its bundled pricing. It is offered from RM1399 for 24 months and RM1699 for 12 months contract with a 1.5GB or 3.0GB data plan.
The plan & pricing was earlier revealed for pre-registered users last week. It is also worth mentioning that the bundled data plans are given a RM10/month rebate. This means a 3GB data plan would cost only RM78/month from the usual RM88/month, giving a total savings of RM240 for 2 years subscription. For greater peace of mind, the device comes with 24 months warranty.
For more information, head to Maxis’s HD7 page here
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