Before the clock strikes 12, the new iPad is now ready for online orders at the Apple Store. As expected, there’s no change of pricing compared to the previous iPad 2 with the 16GB WiFi version going for RM1,499.
For the 4G + WiFi version, although the 4G band is not supported in Malaysia, it still supports the usual 3G networks here with micro-SIM. The extra difference is the support for HSPA+ with download speeds up to 42Mbps which is currently supported by U Mobile. Of course, availability of higher speeds depend on actual coverage with HSPA+.
If you don’t want to spend on the latest, you still can order the iPad 2 which is priced at RM1,199 for the 16GB WiFi or RM1,599 for the 16GB 3G version. 32GB and 64GB models are no longer available online.
To order the new iPad at the comfort of your home, head over to the Apple Store.
The Nokia Lumia 610 will be available in Asia beginning with the Philippines in the last week of April. For the rest of us in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and China will be getting it several weeks after.
To recap, the Nokia Lumia 610 is an entry level Windows Phone which comes with an affordable price tag about RM600-800. It runs on a lower 800MHz processor, 256MB, 8GB of storage and a 3.7″ WVGA screen. In terms of OS, it runs on a Windows Phone 7.5 Tango which is optimised to run with lower hardware specification. At a lower price point, the Lumia 610 is expected to accelerate Windows Phone adoption especially with the youth segment.
To get to know the Lumia 610 better, head over to Nokia’s product page.
The next Galaxy or anticipated as the Galaxy S III is a one of the best guarded secrets at the moment. With just 2 weeks away from its May 3rd reveal, we have yet to see a confirmed leak unlike other smart phones we’ve seen before.
Just recently BGR Brasil has released photos which purported is the upcoming Galaxy S III. They have reported that the device is thinner, heavier and comes with a 12MP shooter. Looking at the photo above, it does resemble the earlier leaked i9300 which isn’t the new flagship phone that we’ve been waiting for.
However taking a closer look at the photo above, there’s a difference with the i9300 that we saw earlier. If you noticed, the front of the device seems to be encased in another body. From the looks of it, it does look like a Galaxy Nexus inside. The front home button looks dodgy and we might potentially see a button-less design in the final product.
It appears that Samsung is adding mock design or cases to thwart premature leaks of its upcoming product. A very smart way to prevent sharp shooters of catching it in public while their product guys are doing real life test. If the “additional” case theory is true, the upcoming device could be even thinner and lighter than what was earlier reported. Since Samsung is extremely cautious, it is possible that there are multiple test prototypes and the final product could be extremely different from what we’ve seen so far.
Thanks @override182 for the tip!
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