Update: It looks like we missed a very important clue in the invite. The HTC Desire S will be joining in the fun as well this Friday. So we are actually looking at two more new devices from Maxis! Hats off to the product people at Maxis.
Just to refresh your memory, the HTC Desire S is an evolution of what was one of the best Android smart phones in its time — the HTC Desire. The Desire S features a unibody chassis that is slightly thinner (0.27mm) than the original Desire. Specs-wise, the Desire S runs Qualcomm’s latest single-core 1Ghz Snapdragon MSM8255 that is in the Incredible S, Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and Xperia Play.
The significant difference is that the Desire S comes with 768MB of RAM and 1.1GB of on board storage. Also, it’s very likely that the Desire S that will be launched this Friday will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. If this is indeed that case, this makes the Desire S the third device in the local market to run Google’s latest mobile OS.
Other than that, you get 3.7-inch 480×800 pixel Super LCD screen, a 5MP camera with a single LED flash and 720p video recording, there’s also a VGA front camera, dual-mic for active noise-cancellation and a 1450mAh battery to power it all up.
Check out a promo video of Desire S here.
One of the most promising and yet vastly underrated tablets to come out this year is coming to Malaysia and it’s happening this Friday!
We got to hand it to Maxis for being really proactive in bringing all this new and exciting devices to Malaysia. In the span of less than two months we’ve seen the Nexus S, the awesome Xperia arc and now the HTC Flyer tablet make their debuts with Maxis. All this action is certainly is keeping a lot of geeks and device junkies out there very, very happy.
Excited about the HTC Flyer? Check out a full six minute demonstration video of the device here.
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Update: Unofficial details of Celcom iPhone 4 plans here.
Whoa. Its like we went back into time to September 2010 when the iPhone 4 was all the rage.
Celcom’s registration of interest for the iPhone 4 has just gone live for those of you who are still thinking of getting an iPhone 4 but are still holding out hoping to strike a good deal.
And that’s precisely what we’re expecting from Celcom — a damn good deal. With most, if not all, who want to get an iPhone 4 probably have gotten it already, it’s going to be slim pickings for Celcom when it comes to prospective iPhone 4 customers. Let’s hope they have a pleasant surprise for us all.
Hit up the source link if you’d like to register your interest for the iPhone 4 with Celcom.
We’ve showed you how good the Exmor R sensor on the Xperia arc is at taking pictures in low or almost no light conditions. But how does the camera on the arc performs overall? With 8MP to play with and Sony’s reputation of making splendid digital cameras at stake, is the Xperia arc better than the iPhone 4, currently world’s most prolific mobile phone camera, when it comes to taking pictures and videos?
Head over to after the jump to find out.
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Here’s a viral video Sony Ericsson made to showcase the screen display quality of the Xperia arc. The video presents us with a scenario where a car’s windows are all covered with sheet metal and the only way for the driver to see where he’s going is through the screens of a few well-placed Xperia arcs around the vehicle. With only the screens of the Xperia arcs as his guide, the driver then traverses a dirt road circuit as fast as he can.
Yes, it is overly dramatic and we’re a bit confused as to how this stunt shows how good the Xperia arc’s Reality Display is (we’re pretty sure you can do the same thing with any smart phone and get pretty much the same results), but it is still fun to watch nonetheless right after the jump.
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That’s right ladies and gents, Malaysia will be one of the very few countries outside of the US that’s getting some PlayBook playtime — albeit by invitation only — ahead of the devices’ official launch which, we presume, is sometime around May/June (though we could be completely wrong).
We don’t expect BlackBerry Malaysia to hold a PlayBook sneak preview session just to let us fondle with the PlayBook long time. We believe there is more in store at the event, perhaps some info about the PlayBook’s Malaysia release date and even pricing as well.
In any case, we will be where the action is, so stay tuned for our first impressions of the BlackBerry PlayBook right after the sneak preview this Friday.
If you like Android figurines and you like DIY and you like customising the hell out of anything and everything that you own then this Androski DIY Android figurines was probably created with you in mind.
Available exclusively online at The Taken Shop, the Android Androski Figure Avatar Self-Assemble Kit comes with ruberised body parts and accessories for you to assemble your own rendition of the Android robot. The way that kit is design means that the Android figurine is virtually infinitely customisable and pose-able in any way you can think of.
The Androski kit includes:
We got our own kits courtesy of The Taken Shop and we’ve been having crazy fun customising the Androski. We especially like that it’s configurable to become a phone holder. The kit is more rubber than plastic and if you’re expecting snap-on parts you’ll be sorely disappointed. All the parts in the Androski kit are assembled using thin metal wires. The kit is designed this way to allow for the infinite configuration possibility.
The only gripe we have is that the instructions are in Korean. It took us some time to figure out what part goes where but once we got the knack of it, the Androski figure is pose-able in every which way we wanted it to pose. Also, there are numerous small parts and sharp pins included in the kit, so the Androski is NOT a toy. Don’t give it to your kids to play with.
There are two types of Androski kits. The self-assembled kit retails for RM35.00 while the pre-assembled kit is RM50.00. Both prices exclude shipping and handling costs. These kits are the genuine article, imported directly from Korea and available only from The Taken Shop. For more info on the Android Androski Figure Avatar Self-Assemble Kit, head on over to TakenShop.com.
Head on over to after the jump for a hands-on video of the Android Androski Figure Avatar Self-Assemble Kit plus some pictures we took while playing with the both kits.