What’s a better mobile game than Angry Birds? Well another installment of course.
Angry Birds Rio is a combination of the overly popular game and animated film called Rio.
Rovio — the developers that struck gold with the Angry Bird franchise — says that this latest installment of Angry Birds will hit “app stores everywhere” sometime in March 2011
Not much is revealed about the new Angry Birds game but as far as Angry Birds go we think the franchise is aching for a refresher, especially in the gameplay department. Catapulting a bunch of birds is looking to get really dated very soon.
Head on over to after the jump for the Angry Birds Rio trailer as well as a bonus Rio movie trailer.
When we went on a road test to Penang earlier on, Yes 4G coverage on the North South highway wasn’t really as covered as we would expected. The speeds were great at areas with coverage but the lack of coverage makes it a tough choice if you require seamless connectivity on your trip up north.
With Chinese New Year around the corner, most people will be traveling back to their respective home towns outside the Klang Valley. Now Yes has proudly announced that North South highway is now powered by Yes 4G. This makes long journeys more entertaining provided that their coverage is truly seamless throughout the route.
If you’re a Celcom Exec or Celcom Biz customer who is away from home this festive season, here’s a contest just for you. They are giving away a VW Golf TSI 1.4 and BlackBerry Torch for lucky subscribers that make bulk number of calls back to Malaysia from selected telcos under the AXIATA Umbrella. This includes Singapore (M1), Sri Lanka (Dialog), Indonesia (XL), Bangladesh (Robi) and Cambodia (Hello).
To be in the running to win the VW Golf car, just make 20 calls home to Malaysia from 18th January till 12th April. If you’re selected, you would be asked to answer 2 questions related to Celcom. For the BlackBerry Torch, just make 10 calls to be in the running and they are giving out 10 units each month.
Earlier on, DiGi made a little boo boo on their website when a contest T&C appeared on their CNY Prepaid promo. The T&C revealed a 888th caller contest of the hour where the 888th caller of each hour during 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year will stand a chance to win RM888 talktime for prepaid or 8888 Bonuslink points for postpaid.
A couple of hours later, the said T&C was replaced with the correct one. Initially we thought this was a CNY easter egg but @digi_telco was rather silent about our discovery. Now DiGi has finally revealed the contest just couple of days before CNY. So far the terms look the same as before.
For more information, check out DiGi’s 888th caller contest page on Facebook .
Looks like the winds of change are blowing hard at RIM headquarters and what you’re looking at here is the effect of that change. This is purportedly a full touchscreen BlackBerry device that is set to take a place next to the BlackBerry Curve as an entry-level offering from RIM. Bucking the trend, the unofficially named BlackBerry Curve Touch (codenamed Malibu) will have no physical QWERTY keyboard and is slated to be released towards the end of this year or early 2012.
Unconfirmed specs include:
Yes, its listed as CDMA for now but it is not wrong to assume that a GSM version will also be in the works. It only makes sense for RIM who’s major market lies in the predominantly GSM regions like Indonesia and India.
BlackBerry fans have always said that the major attraction to BlackBerrys have been the trademark physical QWERTY keyboard. It’s no surprise then that RIM’s first attempt at a touchscreen only device — the Storm — was a flop, but with the optimised BlackBerry 6 OS, will this rumoured all-touch BlackBerry win any fans?
We’ll just have to wait and see. What are your thought?
A week after we discovered the appearance of this “Statement of Accounts” section in the Yes self-care portal, we’ve found out that you can now check the details of your usage with the Yes ebill. This ebill is available within the self-care section of the Yes portal and is available for down in PDF.
In contrast to the previous statements, the ebill shows the full breakdown of charges including data usage, SMS sent and calls made along with rebates earned and top ups made.
The itemised ebill also show where you usage is deducted from. Whether it is from your credit about or your rebate amount. This is tremendously useful as it gives a clear understanding of how the rebates are earned and it keeps track of exactly how much you use from which amount.
The weird part about the ebill is that under the service tax section, only the SMS and phone call usage amount was taxed but data usage wasn’t taxed.
There is a note at the bottom of the ebill that states that government tax only apply to calls and SMS made to other operators using your top up credit. However, calls and SMS within the Yes network are not taxable. In addition, calls and SMS made using rebate credit are not taxable too.
This is a pretty good deal, considering that rebate amounts are almost as good as cash encouraging Yes users to earn as much rebates as possible.
Check out out Yes ebill right after the jump for your reference.
Happy birthday iPad! Launched on January 27, 2010, it’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the launch of this iconic device. More importantly it is hard to conceive of a world without it. Very possible that if it not for the iPad there wouldn’t be a PlayBook and a Galaxy Tab and a Xoom.
So while we wait impatiently for the replacement to make its debut lets head on over to after the jump and scroll down memory lane to see how much the iPad has completely revolutionised the tablet computing world.
Now that the pleasantries are over and done with, when are you going to whip out the iPad 2, Apple?
The big news today is the launch of the Next Generation Portable or what all of us will be referring to as the PlayStation Portable 2. Still no news on the PlayStation phone or what will most probably be called the SonyEricsson Xperia Play but there is definitely something going on with Sony and Android.
At the launch PSP2/ NGP today, Sony also announced the “Playstation Suite”, a new cross-device game platform that will bring PlayStation games to Android device.
Slated to launch by the end of this year, the PlayStation Suite will have the potential to grow the PlayStation franchise beyond the realm bespoke devices developed by Sony. With the platform, almost overnight, Sony and its PlayStation game developers will have access to millions of customers who are not necessarily looking at getting a PlayStation device but who don’t mind having fun playing PlayStation games.
This is something huge.
Via the suite (which is also accessible from the PSP2 aka. NGP), Android users will be able to buy a host of “PlayStation Certified” games. The certification ensures that the games that go on the Suite are licensed, tested and are of a certain quality before being pushed out to the store. But currently only PlayStation 1 games will be playable on Android devices.
So with Sony having shown so much interest in the Android platform, the only thing left now is to see how their vision of a portable gaming device that is also a smart phone pans out. We so want it to be awesome!
In typical DiGi fashion, this latest Chinese New Year tribute ad from the telco is trademark cheeky, what else can you expect from the telco that gave us the lovable and unforgettable Yellow Coverage Fellow?
Head on over to after the jump to view the ad. One thing that’s got us curious is the obvious appearance of a white coverage fellow in the ad. We’re not sure what it means but is DiGi trying to clue us in on something here? Its a long shot but could it be a symbol for the year of the rabbit?
The only other time we saw a white coverage fellow was in the DiGi roaming ad, the one that featured Japan as a roaming destination. Remember that ad? Well if you don’t its available for viewing after the jump. Though we don’t think that there’s any correlation.
Anyone can decipher what the appearance of the white coverage fellow means? Or are we just over analyzing things? Comment us!
Anyways, we always look forward to these festive ads, wonder what Maxis has in store?
UPDATE: DiGi has updated the T&C. Not sure if the 888th caller contest is still on at this point. Considering they had a complete T&C, they might just announce it later.
We’re not sure if this is a deliberate easter egg or a botched up T&C but we got tipped that DiGi is doing a CNY 888th Caller Contest that’s open to all DiGi Postpaid and Prepaid subscribers. This was revealed upon clicking on the T&C link on the DiGi Prepaid CNY Promo page. The contest starts at 12AM on 3rd February until 11.59PM on 4th February.
To join, just make the 888th call of the hour to be shortlisted for the contest. DiGi will contact the respective shortlisted subscribers from 7th – 11th February to answer a simple question. There will be a maximum of 3 call attempts so make sure you answer them and not think its a prank like the iTunes lady. If the 888th caller is disqualified, the 889th caller will be the next subsitute.
So what prizes are they giving? Since it runs for 2 days, there are a total of 48 prepaid and 48 postpaid prizes to be won. For Prepaid, they will get RM888 worth of talktime while postpaid users get 8888 bonus link points. As expected the prizes will be distributed across a period of 8 months starting from March if you win.
So looks like DiGi does have something interesting up their sleeves this CNY. Thanks to the commenter “digi” for tipping us in the DiGi Prepaid CNY Promo post!
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