The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus goes for as low as RM999 while the Galaxy W as low as RM349 on U Mobile’s U88 plan. If 3GB a month is too much, you can opt for U28 or U58 plans. The price difference for the device is RM200 in between postpaid plans. In terms of contract duration, both devices are tied with 24 months contract.
Without contract, the Tab 7.0 Plus is priced at RM1,699 while the Galaxy W is going for RM999. For more information, head over to U Mobile’s phone deals page.
To recap on the plans, U28 offers 1GB, U58 with 2GB and U88 with 3GB. You can read more about these plans here.
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UPDATE: Maxis confirms launching iPhone 4S in Malaysia on 16th December. ( source )
UPDATE 2: Maxis starts pre-booking of iPhone 4S. Read more.
UPDATE 3: Maxis official iPhone 4S plans are out. Read more.
This is it people. Maxis has commenced registration of iPhone 4S in Malaysia. As mentioned earlier today, the iPhone 4S Malaysia launch is set to be 16th December 2011. So now we have Celcom and Maxis in the picture. When is DiGi’s turn?
You know the drill, if you’re interested, sign up here.
If you’re curious to know how Siri works in Malaysia, check out our findings in our Siri review.
UPDATE: U Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9790 plans are officially revealed. Full plan details below after the jump.
The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is said to be offered as low as RM799 with 24 months contract plan of U88. For BIS service, additional RM20 subscription fee is required which makes it a total of RM108 for 24 months. There’s also an upfront payment of RM264 upon registration. In total, that’s RM1063 to be paid upon subscription and it is payable via credit card’s 0% interest easy payment installment.
Thanks SirProtos for the heads up!
DiGi too has joined in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 bandwagon with its latest bundling from as low as RM1200. This is RM499 savings off the Tab 8.9 3G retail price of RM1,699. Currently there’s one bundling option that’s tied with a 6GB broadband plan at RM99/month on Easy Payment Scheme. There’s no mention of contract period but if it follows the Galaxy Tab 10.1 offer, the RM99/month payment of 24 months is likely to be inclusive of 12 months subscription + tablet price.
DiGi is also doing some extra promotions in their Gila Sale where they are giving extra savings of RM480 (RM20 rebate x 24 months) on Smart Plan 68 phone bundling.
UPDATE: Maxis starts registration of interest for the iPhone 4S. Malaysia launch confirmed on 16th December.
If you’ve been waiting for the iPhone 4S to launch in Malaysia, mark your calendars this 16th December 2011. According to our regular tipster, the 16th December launch date is more or less confirmed with Celcom being among the first to offer the device. Although they were late for the iPhone 4 party earlier this year, it is likely they will be joining the ranks of other big boys on the big day.
Next question would be how much would it go for? We predicted the pricing could be slightly lower compared to previous iPhone 4 outright pricing but prevailing US Dollar exchange rates might prove this otherwise. With 3 telcos offering the device, we can expect some competitive bundling.
Thanks to rakyat biru for alerting us.
Just by looks alone the Asus Transformer Prime is already one of the most desirable Android tablets we’ve seen but Asus is not just banking on the sleek form factor of the Transformer Prime to convince you that this is probably one of the best Android tablets to date.
The biggest attraction to the Asus Transformer Prime will be its performance with an all new Tegra 3 quad-core processor that’s slated to run at around 1.5GHz. Another selling point for the Asus Transformer Prime will be the f/2.4 8MP camera that’s capable of shooting 1080p video.
But numbers is just one side of the story and there are a bunch of 8MP devices in the market today, so naturally many will be curious to find out how the camera on the Transformer Prime performs compared to the other 8MP devices.
We’ve gathered here for you some sample pictures and a video of the camera in action. The picture samples came from Asus’ own Facebook fanpage and unfortunately the full 8MP resolution is not available but that doesn’t detract from the fact that the camera on the Transformer Prime is mightily impressive.
The video performance is spectacular as well, we got a full 1080p video sample for you right after the jump and if we didn’t say that it came from the Asus Transformer Prime, we’re pretty sure you’d think the footage came from a proper dedicated camera. The Transformer Prime’s camera looks to be that good.
Head on over after the jump and tell us what you think.
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Retailing for RM1,488 the Bold 9790 can be purchased for as little as RM1,090 on a 24-months contract with Maxis.
If Maxis is not the operator for you, U Mobile has mentioned that will also offer the the Bold 9790 and is scheduled make its Bold 9790 plans available to the public starting December 5, onwards.
In addition, Maxis has also started offering the Curve 9360 which can be had for as low as RM690
For full details on the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9360 plans from Maxis head over here. Plan details after the break.
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Just recently the Galaxy Nexus was reported to have a volume bug which was affected by GSM 900MHz signal. What happened is that a Galaxy Nexus would automatically reduce or mute the sound completely whenever their phones switched from 3G to EDGE/GPRS reception.
Those affected are happy to know that Samsung is currently pushing a patch Over The Air (OTA) to Galaxy Nexus owners beginning this week. Those that will be getting their Galaxy Nexus in the next couple of days should receive a prompt to download the update shortly after switching on the first time. Lucky for Samsung and Google that this was solved rather quickly.
Video of the volume problem after the break.
With growing offering of smart phones, who can live without mobile data these days. Most of the time, mobile internet is often sold as a separate add-on which is bolted on existing postpaid voice plans. Some of the telco players have noticed the importance of data and had introduced single postpaid plans that comes with bundled data in the monthly commitment fees. This makes it affordable especially for those that need a postpaid plan with data and doesn’t really make much calls or SMS.
Today Maxis has introduced its new Value Plus Internet which comes bundled with voice calls, SMS and data. 3 plans are being offered – Value Plus Internet 30 (Supplement), Value Plus Internet 50 and Value Plus Internet 80.
For Value Plus Internet 50, you’ll get 250MB of data, 100 minutes of calls and 100 minutes of SMS for a monthly commitment of RM50. Additional usage is charged at RM0.30/MB, calls within Maxis at 12sen/min and calls to other network are charged at 20sen/min. SMS are charged at 5sen/sms within Maxis and 15/sms to all networks. For supplementary Value Plus Internet 30, you’ll get the same perks as Value Plus Internet 50 but with less Talk and Text minutes. However, they are bundling Free 900 minutes and 1500 SMS within your connected family lines.
For those that need more, there’s Value Plus Internet 80 which comes with 500MB data, 300 minutes of calls and 300 SMS. The rates for excess usage are similar but calls to other network are charged at a lower 18sen/min. While the bundled data option doesn’t seem a lot for heavy users, they are offering mobile data quota upgrades from hourly to weekly packages. The biggest option is RM25 for 7 days usage of 1.5GB.
Overall, these are great options for those looking for an all in one plan with low data usage. We would be expecting Maxis to offer mobile bundling on these new Value Plus Internet plans sometime soon. For those that require more data monthly, the standard Value Plus + Mobile Internet add-on would be a better option in the long run. Currently their biggest data add on is their 6GB option at RM98/month which is the closest thing to their former RM99 unlimited mobile internet with 5GB Fair usage.
For more information on these Value Plus Internet plans, head over to Maxis.
UPDATE: Lowyat Store offers the BlackBerry Bold 9790 at RM1,399 and Curve 9380 at RM999 outright.
In most occasions, smart phones don’t normally go on sale on launch day but the folks at Lowyat.net is giving Malaysians an alternative way of getting it faster. Of course, no rioting is necessary as Lowyat.net is having limited units for sell at their store today. If you can wait, U Mobile is bundling the Bold 9790 with availability scheduled on 5th December onwards.
Keep your eyes locked on to Lowyat.Net Store today to be among the first to get it in Malaysia.
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