We’re just hours away from the iPad 2 event and unexpectedly the Apple Store goes down. Any Apple junkie knows that when the Apple Store goes down it is almost certain that a new product is going to make an appearance when it goes back up.
There were rumours indicating that the iPad 2 will be available in stores virtually immediately after Apple announce its existence. Could the rumours be true? Well it’s not long now until we all find out what Apple has planned for the iPad 2.
It makes a lot of sense for Apple to push the iPad 2 immediately after it announced the device. The tablet market place is now crowded with capable contenders in the form of the Motorola Xoom, the BlackBerry PlayBook HP’s TouchPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab II. Although these devices have been announced none of them are in the market.
If Apple can make the iPad 2 available in store ahead of its competitors, that is half of the battle won.
The main question in the minds of many Malaysians will be whether Malaysia make it onto the list of the first markets to receive shipments of the iPad 2. Here’s hoping.
Added one live video streaming link. Don’t bother with the Ustream link. It’s a dud.
After much waiting, speculations and rumour, the time has finally come. Apple is making an announcement about the iPad 2, almost exactly a month short of one year after the original made a huge impact in the mobile computing world.
If you’re like us and would like to follow the minute-by-minute updates on what Apple will unveil at the iPad 2 event, here are some of the love blogs that we follow and we recommend you do to.
Reuters Live Blog
Ars Technica Live
Video streaming via Apple Live Keynotes on Ustream (thanks @LiewZY on Twitter for the tip) Don’t bother with this link. It’s a dud and we’ve disabled it
Bonus tip: Tracking realtime results direct from Google realtime gives a good overall picture of what people are saying about the iPad 2.
Also, Apple might stream the iPad 2 event live directly on their Apple Events page but there’s no indication of this. In any case, you will still be able to catch the whole event on video on the Apple Events right after.
The event is happening at 1000hrs Pacific Standard Time or 0200hrs our local time.
Maxis via its twitter account @maxiscomms has revealed that they are bringing in Google’s Nexus S to Malaysia. The announcement was made to call upon interested bloggers to sign up for the Maxis 10 program for a chance to review devices with the potential of keeping them in the end of the program.
This is certainly a great addition into Maxis’s array of Android bundled devices and the Google Nexus S is worth looking forward to with its Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. With its NFC Capabilities, we wonder if Maxis’s FastTap will be extended to the Nexus S as well.
Finally, an proper channel to purchase with bundling possibilities for a Google device.
DiGi is giving extra Freebies for those that top up their DiGi Prepaid with RM30 or RM50 credit for the month of March. What you’ll get is free bundled digi to digi talk time, MMS, Facebook SMS Updates and Mobile Internet. This promotion however is only for DiGi Prepaid plans and Happy Prepaid or Prepaid Internet customers do not apply. For those on DiGi Easy Prepaid, you’ll get additional 30 Free SMS.
The Freebies come only with specifically RM30 or RM50 top ups and it will be rewarded immediately. On the table below, the 30 Free Mobile Internet is a little vague as we’re not sure if it is 30MB or other forms of measurement.
Also in the FAQ, it is also mentioned that DiGi has removed the RM15 and RM25 from the talk time credit transfer and talktime request options. The total transfer amount permited has been reduced to RM10 per month.