Ok we’re not terribly excited about this — actually not excited at all — but we’re pretty sure there are quite a few tinny bopping tweens, their moms and maybe some of their guy friends out there who are jumping over the moon when they found out about this.
So Bieber beavers, Justin will be in KL on April 21, 2011 and Tune Talk subscribers get first pick on tickets next Saturday, January 15 at Bangsar Village 2!
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We all can recall the big brouhaha the external antenna on the iPhone 4 has caused, and as of now, there is still no real fix to the problem. Apple has issued a firmware update to downplay the matter but drop calls are still a problem for people who use their iPhone 4s sans a case.
Now, it seems that Apple is looking to bury the antennagate issue for good with a proper hardware fix — specifically, a redesign of the external antenna.
The new antenna, presumably destined for the next generation iPhone which is set to be released sometime in the middle of this year, features four black bands separating the antennas as opposed to the three band design on the current iPhone 4. The additional band should see the “death grip” problem disappear altogether.
If the picture is genuine and this new antenna design is real, it gives us a major clue as to how the next generation iPhone would look like.
By the looks of it, we predict that the next iPhone will look very much like the current iPhone 4, externally at least — akin to how much the iPhone 3GS looked a lot like the iPhone 3G. Internally, the next iPhone could be different.
It is also possible that this new antenna design is for the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 for the US market, but considering that the redesigned antenna has a micro-SIM slot on it and that CDMA phones don’t use SIM cards, this possibility is unlikely.
The new antenna could also be for the still elusive white iPhone 4 that Apple says will ship in early 2011. It could be. But launching the white iPhone 4 less than six months away from when the next iPhone is expected to hit the market? Not sure if there’s any point in that.
The LG Optimus 2X which was previously known as the LG Star is currently one of the fastest android available in the market right now thanks to its dual-core Tegra 2 processor from Nvidia. Now LG has released a video commercial which promises Optimus 2X in delivering speedier application start up, multi-tasking without lag, HDMI mirroring, full HD 1080p video recording and much more.
Watch the 3 minute video after the break.
DiGi’s Discovery Day broadband plan which offers 3GB of data for a mere RM38/month is now cheaper. If you order online now, you’ll get 50% off your subscription which makes it RM19/month which is rather a steal for cheap mobile broadband. The speed offered is average of 700kbps download and 200kbps upload.
However what they didn’t tell you up front is that this 50% promo is only valid for the 1st and 2nd month of your subscription. Such details is shown only when you hit the “More Info” button in the Online Store page. We all know Marketing gimmicks can be deceiving for customers but we don’t understand why can’t they be more up front on the terms. Most people might think that 50% applies throughout your subscription tenure when it is only valid for 2 months.
P1 too is doing something similar with their 50% promo but at least they make it visible that their 50% off is applicable only for 2nd and 3rd month. They are doing the same also for their new P1 MiFi device. Personally, we don’t look highly on such gimmicks and there’s gotta be a better way to promote their services clearly to potential customers.
Back to the Discovery Day Time offer, you can order this online with RM50 upfront payment where you get a SIM and RM50 credit which can last you more than 2 months subscription. If you need a short term broadband which you mainly use during the day, 3 months subscription without contract for this Discovery Day offer would only cost you RM76. After 7PM, you still can continue using it but download speeds are throttled down to 128kbps. If you need a 3G USB modem, you can add that in for additional RM100 at the online store.
More details at DiGi Online Store page.
UPDATE: Sony Ericsson Malaysia PR informs us that the sleek looking Xperia Arc will be heading to Malaysia within Q2 2011.
Sony Ericsson has finally shown some action with its latest Xperia Arc Android smart phone. The Arc is a sleek little candy bar device which curves in the mid section of its back, forming an “arch” like appearance. In the midsection, the Arc is only 8.7mm thin! We gotta admit this one sexy device from Sony Ericsson and we like the fact that it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Hopefully the Sony Ericsson days of using old Android versions are over. Other specs include a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, a 8MP camera with Sony’s Exmor R technology and a 4.2″ screen with BRAVIA engine that supports 854×480 resolution.
Head after the jump for more pictures & video.
Android developers had released a sneak peek video on the upcoming Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. This gives you a better picture of what to expect from this new OS especially its UI. Among the things shown are enhanced Gmail and YouTube interface which obviously make full use of the new expanded display real estate and support for video call on GTalk.
Honeycomb OS was built from the ground up and Google claims to have spent tremendous amount of effort in refining the experience for tablet use. The major upgrades are on the web browser which will come with tabbed browsing, Google Chrome synchronisation, the latest 3D Maps of Google Maps 5.0 and much more.
Check out the video after the jump