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Yes Buzz & Yes Zoom now available


During the launch of Yes, only two devices were offered – a USB dongle called the Yes Go and portable 4G MiFi called the Yes Huddle. At the November 2010 event, Yes also unveiled a 4G home gateway and an all-4G mobile phone, called the Yes Zoom and Buzz respectively.

Today, Yes finally released the other two devices , the Yes Buzz phone and Yes Zoom Home Gateway.

The Yes Buzz mobile phone from Samsung is sold at RM488 outright or FREE when you purchase RM1199 worth of credit, this is similar to the Yes Huddle offering. The phone runs fully on 2.3GHz WiMAX and there’s no SIM card required. There’s a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for easy texting and it also works as a 4G modem when tethered to your computer via USB.

As far as mobile phones go, the Buzz is no-frills. You get a 2.2-inch TFT screen and a single 2MP camera at the back with 4x digital zoom, and that’s pretty much it. There’s 64MB on board storage and the Buzz accepts MicroSD memory expansion though the official spec sheet doesn’t say up to what size MicroSD can the Buzz take.

The Yes Zoom is a 4G home gateway that acts as a WiFi router and also a VOIP terminal that you can plug your home phone into. The new Yes ValuePacks, make Yes considerably more affordable for home users who typically use more data than mobile users.

Yes claims the Zoom has a powerful omnidirectional antenna that negates the need for you to place the modem close to a window — a problem usually plagues other WiMAX modems. In addition, the Zoom has a WiFi range up to 50 feet and supports 802.11b/g/n.

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The Zoom retails for RM399 outright or you can get it for free if you purchase RM1199 worth of credit.

For more info, head to Yes Buzz or Yes Zoom product pages.