The Sony SmartWatch is now available in Malaysia through an exclusive deal on Groupon. Priced at RM399, there’s no discount and if we are to believe the description, this is the only way to buy it right now.
The SmartWatch acts as a secondary screen for your Android smart phone where you can check who’s calling, text messages, social updates and even control your music. Not only does it support the latest Xperia S, it also supports previous Xperias including Xperia X10, X10 Mini and X8.
According to the full specs, it is also somewhat compatible with non-Sony Android phones such as HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire, Motorola Defy, Samsung Galaxy S II and Motorola RAZR.
The SmartWatch comes with a black colour watchband and each order comes with a Sony T-Shirt. If you’re interested, head over to Groupon.
Check out the promo video of the Sony SmartWatch after the break.
UPDATE: New iPad now available with similar pricing from RM1,499 for 16GB WiFi.
This is it. If you’re anticipating for the high resolution new iPad, your wait is finally over as Apple has announced 20th April 2012 as the official availability for Malaysia and other 11 countries including South Korea and Brunei. Our neighbouring Thailand will be getting theirs the following Friday on 27th April.
Pricing wise we don’t expect deviation from the current RM1,499 starting price for the 16GB WiFi version. As for the 4G + WiFi version, although it isn’t fully supported in Malaysia, we believe it will still make an entrance considering it supports 3G and HSPA+ speeds up to 42Mbps.
The new iPad isn’t a huge leap forward compared to the previous version apart from the high resolution screen, faster processor and improved 5MP camera. The new version is slightly thicker and heavier but it shouldn’t be that noticeable. If being the latest isn’t a priority, you can snap the iPad 2 from the Apple Online Store from just RM1,199 while stocks last.
So anyone going to queue up on Thursday night? Hopefully no grandmas queuing this time.
The Galaxy S Advance comes with a slightly curved 4.0″ Super AMOLED screen that pushes 800×480 pixels resolution and a dual-core 1.0GHz processor with 768MB RAM. It comes with a 5MP main camera with assisted flash and a front facing 1.3MP camera. Although it looks like a mini Galaxy Nexus, the 5MP shooter is only capable of shooting 720p HD videos.
Juicing up the device is a 1,500mAh battery and internally the Galaxy S Advance runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The version that’s coming to Malaysia comes with 8GB of storage which is expandable via microSD up to 32GB.
This is probably the last model to be introduced before the unveiling of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy model next month, which we’re hoping is the Galaxy S III. If not, we might be seeing another stop gap model in the form of i9300 with a high density display.
This is it people. Samsung has confirmed that it will unveil the next Galaxy smartphone on May 3 at a special Samsung Unpacked event happening in London based from Tweakers.net, who’ve received an official invite from the Korean company. An anonymous Samsung employee has also confirmed the news to DDaily over in Korea. In addition to this, Samsung via its official Twitter account released what is believed to be the same image as the official invite.
In the invite, Samsung is very careful not to reveal the name of the new Galaxy smartphone. While the consensus is for the Galaxy S II replacement to be called the Galaxy S III, Samsung has not confirmed this, which also leads to the possibility of the much anticipated device to be called something else entirely OR that it could also mean that Samsung is referring to a totally different Galaxy device altogether.
Very little about the Galaxy S III – or the “next Galaxy” (sounds similar to Apple’s decision to call the iPad 3, the new iPad!) is known to the public. Speculations are rife but not much has been confirmed. Top on the list of specs expected to make it to the next Galaxy is a 1.5Ghz quad-core Exynos processor with 1GB RAM, a 12MP camera with 1080p video and built-in software with special effects like slow-mo and time-lapse mode. In addition, the camera is said to be capable of shooting videos at 60fps (standard is 30fps). There’s also a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD display with a 1280×720 pixel resolution and a 305ppi pixel density promising a razor sharp viewing experience.
Other specs include NFC support, a 1.3MP front camera with 720p video and a removable 1,750mAh battery and 32GB of on board storage. In terms of dimensions, the Galaxy S III is said to have a thickness of 8mm – not ultra-thin but still thin by today’s standards.
While the specs look promising, we’re still not seeing anything spectacular. There are rumours that the that the device will be made out of ceramic and Samsung will embed wireless charging technology in the Galaxy S III but these nuggets of info, like the rest, are still rumours.