A little over a month after U Mobile started opening registration of interest (ROI) for it’s HSPA+ network, we are now seeing a few seeding units of its 42Mbps HSPA+ broadband modem being tested in the wild.
No price plans or device pricing has been revealed just yet but we are now getting an indication of what kind of speeds you can expect to see on this new HSPA+ network — possibly Malaysia’s first. This picture taken by a tester, shows a download speed of 2,180KB/s or about 17Mpbs.
17Mbps is certainly fast when you compare it with the current average speeds that you can get on a 3G network. But if you compare it with a similarly new network with very little load like Yes 4G and the fact that U Mobile is claiming download speed of up to 42Mbps, then 17Mbps might not look so spectacular but it is still very good for a wireless connection.
If you look closely at the picture, you’ll note that the download manager estimates that it takes a little over 30 minutes to download a 60MB portion of the total 512MB file. If you do the math you’ll know that a 60MB file will take much less than 30 minutes to download if you’re getting a constant 17Mbps stream. So that could mean the indicated 17Mbps is the peak speed that the tester was able to get during this particular download.
Though, we’d like to point out U Mobile does clearly state in its ROI page FAQ that users should expect an average download speeds of 3Mbps – 10Mbps and average upload speeds of 0.5Mbps to 1.5Mbps. So if that is that case then 17Mbps is well about the average speed claimed by U Mobile.
We got whiff of a Nokia N8 looking slider phone way back in May even before the iPhone 4 was launched. Back then we couldn’t make out if the then rumoured N98 was just a concept device or was it an earlier rendition of the Nokia N8.
Well it turns out that the picture that we spotted was a finished product and we know it now as the Nokia E7 and we will get a sneak preview of this not-yet-released device very soon. So we’re going to put it out to you if you have any questions that you’d like to ask about this new flagship business smart phone from Nokia that is said to replace the Nokia E90 Communicator.
Have a question on the E7? Comment us.
While you’re at it. Head on over to after the jump for a couple of Nokia E7 promo videos.
Android’s founder Andy Rubin gave a glimpse of a Motorola tablet device running Honeycomb (Android 3.0 or is it 2.4 now?) at the D:Dive Into Mobile event earlier this month and rumours staring flying that Motorola will be joining in the tablet race in 2011, well with this video it’s pretty safe to say that the rumours have some substance in them.
Ahead of the Consumer Electronic Show happening January 2011, Motorola has released a teaser video to clue viewers in on what to expect and it looks like the US company is looking to make some serious impact calling the iPad a “giant iPhone” and that the Android OS that’s running the Samsung Galaxy Tab is “for a phone“.
Towards the end, the video clues us in on what OS the Motorola tablet will be running and it looks like Honeycomb.
No other details was revealed in the video but sources are saying that the Motorola tablet could very well have the following specs but of course all this is not confirmed. All we are sure off is that a Motorola tablet is coming and it is coming very soon.
So the stage is set for 2011 to be the year of the table with the upcoming iPad 2 getting ready to compete with the like of RIM’s PlayBook, a revised Samsung Galaxy Tab and this newcomer from Motorola. We can’t wait for the year to end!
Head on to after the jump for the Motorola tablet teaser video — “Tablet Evolution”
It might be winter in most parts of world where Christmas is a major celebration but Christmas is certainly the warmest time of the year.
Take a look at this emotion filled yet so delectably simple iPhone 4 TV spot called “Under the Covers” and you’ll know what we mean. Warm and fuzzy feeling all around.
By the way, Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays everyone 🙂
We’ve just discovered that Happy Prepaid, an MVNO service under DiGi has just introduced a prepaid internet offer exclusive for Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Their starter packs are going at RM15 which comes with 3 days worth of data and validity period. It starts off similar to DiGi prepaid internet at RM2/day but it gets cheaper
with higher value top ups.
For RM10 top up you’ll get 6 days of usage while RM30 top up gives you 18 days which is about RM1.67 per day to stay connected. The fair usage for this plan is capped at maximum 2GB a month which upon exceeding you might be just throttled further to snail crawling speeds. Just like the rest of DiGi prepaid internet offerings, download speed is limited at 384kbps which is adequate for normal surfing but challenging for those who require speedier downloads.
For more information, check out Happy Prepaid Kota Bharu page here.
Swype our favourite speed typing keyboard for android has just released another new update. This time around they re-open beta registration for first time users. Earlier on it was a time-limited beta which early adopters are able to sign up to receive Swype beta updates. New registrations were no longer accepted until now.
In this new update, they have added a host of new features such as support for English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, French and an early but unstable preview release of Chinese Pinyin. Other neat features include double-tap-to-edit, cursor restore, voice to text and support for HVGA, WVGA and WVGA854. Unfortunately QVGA displays like the HTC Wildfire is still not supported.
To sign up, head to Swype Beta page here. Note that this is not applicable for phones that comes with Swype pre-installed, like the Samsung Galaxy S.
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