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Last week there was a lot of speculation on the Nexus Two which is rumoured to be developed by Samsung. Now a new story by a Korean news site had reported Samsung denying such speculation and rubbishs the mock design above as nothing but a rumour.
With the big Samsung event happening on the 8th, it is now believed that the new device is more likely the new Samsung Galaxy S based Continuum that comes with a dedicated 2nd screen for time and various status.
However that doesn’t mean that a Samsung developed successor of the Nexus Two is impossible. We would just have to wait and see if there are more sightings or possible leaks on the rumoured device.
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Singapore may be getting the Samsung Galaxy Tab a few weeks later than Malaysia but it sure is cheaper to get it there outright.
SingTel — the carrier offering the Galaxy Tab — have already put up a register of interest site to take in orders for the device that will be hitting stores on November 13.
Outright selling price for the Galaxy Tab is S$998 which roughly equates to RM2,388. As a comparison, Maxis sells the Tab for RM2,699 or about S$1,128. Ringgit for Ringgit that’s a savings of RM311.00 — a substantial amount if you happen to be in Singapore on launch day.
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Facebook sent out media invites for an announcement that the social networking site will be making this week.
The invite mentioned a “mobile event” and immediately the web’s a buzz with notions that Facebook will be announcing a Facebook phone but that rumour has been strongly denied by Facebook.
So if it is not a phone, what will Facebook launch this coming November 3? No one can tell for certain but what we can expect is that it will be something big. Big in this case could mean either a hardware or platform-related announcement or it could simply mean an new version of its official app for iPhone and Android.
Truth be told, we’re not sure but come November 3 we’ll definitely stay up to find out what the hubbub is all about, so keep it locked on!
DiGi is doing another promo in conjunction with the coming Deepavali festival. For DiGi Prepaid customers, they are giving 30 minutes free talk time between DiGi numbers for top ups of RM30 and above. This is only applicable for top ups between 2-4 November 2010. For DiGi Postpaid, DiGi-DiGi calls are discounted 30% from 9AM to 9PM on Deepavali Day. You can check out the FAQ for this promo here.
In this festival of light, DiGi is also doing a charity drive via SMS where the RM2 charged will be fully contributed for the sale of “Share the light” ringtone. All proceeds will go to the Total Empowerment Camp to improve students from less fortunate backgrounds. This is a much better charity drive compared to the last one they did during Hari Raya.
More details on the SMS donation here.
DiGi is bringing back its Discovery Day broadband plan. Just like the name, its a broadband plan that’s meant primarily for day time use. For RM38/month you’ll get 3GB of data and average speeds of 700kbps from 7AM to 7PM daily. You still can use it after 7PM but speeds will be throttled to 128kbps. Previously this was offered as a time limited offer during PC Fair.
To save more from your monthly bill, DiGi is also giving RM5 rebate if you opt for auto-billing. This reduces your monthly subscription to a mere RM33/month.
For details, head to DiGi’s Broadband site.
UPDATE: Updated with Full length version of the Dell Streak ad.
You might know it but Dell has just started a global re-branding exercise to become the PC industry’s “most loved brand“.
And while in our minds the name Dell is synonym with no-nonsense, good value for money PCs, laptops and monitors, far be it from us to profess our love to the brand and we’re sure that many of you out there feel the same way. It’s not to say that Dell is a bad name, far from it, Dell is a strong and trusted brand but to be positioned as the “most loved brand” is going to be a tall order for Dell.
We don’t see a lot of Dell TV ads here in Malaysia, so it’s going to difficult to compare this new treatment with Dell’s previous advertising campaigns but the company claims this new series of ads represents a new approach for the brand. Where previously Dell commercials tend to highlight a product’s specifications, cost and ordering details, this new series hopes to draw customers in and forge an emotional connection with viewers by showing how its technology enables relationships. Dell hopes the new ad will convey its evolution into a more consumer-centric company.
The new ad stars the Dell Streak and highlights its various features in a somewhat real-life setting. Take a look at the new TV ad after the jump ad tell us what you think.
Surprise, surprise! The Dell Streak was recently launched in Vietnam and Indonesia making these two amongst the first countries in the region to market the device. The Streak retails for VND14,990,000 or about RM2,395.00 in Vietnam and INR6,250,000 or about RM2,178.
Price wise the Dell Streak looks to be comparable with the similarly spec-ed Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S and the HTC Desire. In fact, if you take into account the screen-size of the Streak, it looks to be offering a better value and if you consider the possibility of a contract bundle with a local telco then, the Streak is set to be the cheapest tablet to hit Malaysia (barring the fact that the Streak runs an archaic Android 1.6).
Although speculating the price of the Dell Streak in Malaysia is interesting, what has got us very intrigued is the Malaysian launch date of the device.
If you recall earlier, we picked up a news report from Reuters that quoted Steve Felice the president of Dell’s small and medium business unit who said that the Dell Streak will be making it’s APAC debut only in 2011. On the other hand, Dell Malaysia replied to our Twitter question saying that the Dell could hit Malaysia as early as November — this comes two days after the Reuters report.
We’ve gotten in touch with Dell Malaysia right after that to verify when exactly will the Streak come to Malaysia and Dell PR tells us that the Reuters report is correct, meaning the Streak will only be on sale in Malaysia some time next year.
But with the Dell Streak now launched in Indonesia and Vietnam, it’s very possible that plans have changed at Dell and that we could see a Dell Streak launch in time for end-year holiday season. We have a feeling that the first targeted November launch could happen but Dell PR is tight-lipped about this so we’ll just have to keep a really close eye on the developments at Dell Malaysia to give you the latest update on the Streak, so keep it locked on!