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Celcom has put up a Nokia N9 teaser on its website. It’s not big secret that Celcom (and DiGi) will be the operators that will offer plans for the very interesting Nokia N9. This was announced during the Nokia N9 event held earlier this month. The only question is, when will the device be available and how much subsidy will the operators offer.
The Nokia N9 will retail from RM1,799 for the 16GB version and RM2,088 for the 64GB version without contract and is expected to be in stores withing the first two weeks of October. Celcom’s tease tells us that the launch is going to be soon, it’s going to be be grand and Celcom could be ahead of DiGi in launching the N9.
We know there are a number of you out there who have been waiting for this. IMCC has just announced the availability of the white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II in Malaysia but stocks are limited. Expect more stores and retailers to start carrying this variant of the popular Android phone.
At the same time, retail price for the device has also dropped from RM2,099 to RM1,899. This is probably the best time to get one of the world’s bestselling Android phone
China is awesome. Some enterprising manufacturer decided it would be a great idea to counterfeit the Nokia N9 and endow it features not available in the original.
This US$64 Nokia N9 knockoff certainly looks like the real deal. Available in four colours — pink, blue, green or black – the fake N9 packs dual full-sized SIM card slots and runs on a proprietary mutant OS that looks like a mish-mash of almost every mobile OS and UI under the sun. There are hints of Meego, iOS, HTC Sense, Symbian, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry, and Samsung’s TouchWiz in this bad boy.
Other details like the processor and RAM are unknown but you get a 3.8-inch touchscreen pushing out lowly 240×400 pixel resolution (what? You were expecting the glorious CBD panel that you get in the real N9?) – and 1.3MP sensors for both the front and rear cameras. There’s also a microSD card slot, Bluetooth and FM radio.
On top of that, the camera can do 5fps burst mode and you get popular games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Real Racing all running on Java(!)
We’re pretty sure some of you are probably thinking, “RM200 for this almost real looking N9 fake, why not”.
For loads for pictures, head on over to after the jump.
The slim teardrop shaped iPhone 5 cases similar in appearance to the one that first surfaced in China, are now in US retail stores. MacRumors reports that AT&T retail store employees have sent in pictures of thin iPhone 5 cases (seen above) verifying the existence of the thin iPhone cases making this probably the clearest sign that the upcoming iPhone will be completely different from the current model.
On the other hand, we also have the allegedly leaked box label suggesting the existence of an iPhone 4S, but at this point in we’re dismissing that as a hoax as the picture looks doctored. But at the same time, some punters still believe that Apple could very well unveil two iPhones come October 4.
Although none of this is written in stone but looking at things as they are, we’re putting money on just a single new iPhone being announced next week.