Good news for Maxis postpaid subscribers with mobile internet plans. Beginning 3rd December 2012, there will be no excess charges if you use beyond your monthly internet quota. Currently subscribers are charged at a Pay As You Go rate of 30 sen per MB once you have hit your limit. This would be a good relief for those wanting to avoid bill shocks but obviously your downloads will be throttled down to lower speeds. To regain your speed, you can top up additional data quota by dialing *100*7*1# (daily) or *136*9# (monthly).
Do take note however that this is only applicable for those having 1GB plans and above. So if you’re on a smaller monthly data plan, the same old 30sen/MB excess charge still applies.
Thanks @maxcool3r for the alert!
If you’re looking for the 3rd gen new ipad, Maxis is offering it as a bundle with SurfMore 75 plan from as low as RM799. The SurfMore 75 is a postpaid plan which comes with 5GB of data. 2 models are offered – 16GB WiFi + Cellular at RM799 and 32GB WiFi + Cellular at RM999. Both bundling are tied with 24 months contract.
During sign up, Maxis requires RM1,000 advance upfront payment which will be rebated back to your bill across 5 months period.
For more information, head over to Maxis iPad promo page.
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Tom Dickson and his mighty Blendtec blender has destroyed dozens of new shiny devices in his Will it Blend? series. So how about the “indestructible” Nokia 3310? Watch the video to find out. As pointed out by some video commenters, the blendtec container appears to have some crack lines, indicating that the Nokia 3310 is a tough nut to
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The just launched Samsung Galaxy Camera looks impressive on paper especially with its WiFi & 3G connectivity and the endless application possibilities on an Android platform. In the end of the day, the Galaxy Camera is still a compact camera first and a capable Android device second. Some of our fellow readers have commented that for the same amount of money (RM1,899), one would rather get a Galaxy S III or a Note II which doubles up as a full functional phone.
So which is a better buy? To find out, we compared several shots taken with the Galaxy Camera and the current flagship Galaxy Note II. Head after the break for the comparison .
UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Camera launch promo includes additional battery worth RM89 and a Hotlink Broadband pack worth RM388. The broadband pack comes with 2GB of data (30 days validity) and 25GB Maxis Loker cloud storage (12 months). More details of the Hotlink Broadband package here.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera is now officially launched in Malaysia with the price tag of RM1,899. The Android camera will hit the stores starting tomorrow, 29th November. No telco bundlings are mentioned but for a limited time promo, the first 5,000 buyers will get a free Hotlink Prepaid Broadband SIM Pack with the Galaxy Camera.
To recap on the specs, the Galaxy Camera is running a recent Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS on a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Exynos processor that’s also found on the Galaxy S III. In terms of imaging, the Galaxy Camera has a 1/2.3″ BSI sensor that does 16.3MP. You’ll also get 21X Optical zoom which also comes with optical image stabilisation. Over at the back, it has a large 4.8″ Super Clear LCD screen that does a respectable 1280×720 pixels resolution. In burst mode, the Galaxy Camera lets you snap photos at 4 fps and videos up to 120fps. Just like the latest Galaxy smart phones, you’ll get similar features such as Best Face and Voice control.
Since Samsung is positioning this as an always connected device, one can share photos instantly with WiFi and 3G connectivity built in. Despite having a 3G micro-SIM slot, it doesn’t let you make phone calls however it is still possible to make Skype calls using its built in microphone and speakerphone. On-board, there’s 8GB of storage which is expandable up to 64GB using microSD. Overall, it is 19.1mm thick and weighs 300g with its 1,650mAh removable battery.
Being an Android device, the Galaxy Camera can run most apps which is normally accessible on Android smart phone. Since it is easily connected online, you can now take and upload photos in real time or even set it to auto upload to the cloud as soon as you take them. At home, the Galaxy Camera also lets you share photos and videos via wireless DLNA and HDMI cable as well. So far, the only competitor in terms of Android powered camera is the Nikon CoolPix s800c which runs on a lower Android 2.3 OS.
Stay tuned for our Galaxy Camera first impressions coming soon.
Maxis has revised its smart phone bundling on its lower commitment plans such as SurfMore & TalkMore. With the latest revision, the 5.5″ Galaxy Note II can be yours for RM1,199 with 24 months contract of SurfMore 75 (5GB) which is a RM200 reduction from its initial offering during launch.
If you prefer something smaller, the 4.8″ Galaxy S III is offered as low as RM799 while the HTC One S can be yours from just RM399. For the ultra-light users, they are also offering the Nokia Asha 311 for free as well.
Full bundled pricing below:
Samsung Galaxy Note II (SurfMore 75) RM75/month – RM1,199
Samsung Galaxy S III (SurfMore 75) RM75/month – RM899
Samsung Galaxy S III (TalkMore 75 + 1GB data) RM126/month – RM799
HTC One S (TalkMore 48 + 1GB data) RM96/month – RM399
Nokia Asha 311 (TalkMore28 + 200MB data) RM56/month – FREE
*All bundling are tied with 24 months contract
As usual, there’s an advance payment of RM1,000 required for phones with a RRP above RM500 which is basically all of the above except for the Nokia Asha. For the Nokia Asha 311, an advance payment of RM500 is required. The advance payment will be used to offset your upcoming bills. It isn’t mentioned here but loyal Maxis customers on Maxis One Club would normally be waived from payment advance payment.
Head over to Maxis for the full bundling details.
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The battery on the L-Series is said to be a removable 1,800mAh capacity and it is visible that a microSD slot is present as well. Along with BlackBerry 10 OS, it comes with refreshed icons and an all new interface. Officially, the BlackBerry 10 new devices will be officially launched globally on 30th January with local availability expected shortly after. Apart from the full touch screen L-series, BlackBerry is also expected to launch its traditional QWERTY candybar format which is dubbed as the N-series.
Head after the break for more pics.
If you’re a fan of the Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise, you’ll love this app.
GTA Radio allows you to listen to the many fictional radio stations and you don’t even need to have the game installed. The app even allows you to listen the the stations in the background while you’re using other apps.
GTA Radio includes all of radio stations from GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories, GTA Vice City Stories and GTA San Andreas. The app has some of the stations from GTA IV as well but it’s not complete. The makers of the app say that they will be adding more GTA IV stations soon.
GTA Radio is available for download right here.
Click this link if you can’t see the embedded video player.
This is an old video (appeared to be finished in July 2011 and Ron Johnson is no longer in Apple) but it has remained unreleased in the public domain up till now. No matter what your opinion is about Apple, you can’t argue that they’ve made the mundane retail store into a work of art, the humdrum retail experience into something memorable.
No wonder Apple Stores are always packed, people don’t come to just buy something, the come to experience Apple.
Wondering when will we get our very own Apple Store here in Malaysia.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera will be launched in Malaysia tomorrow which is their first Android powered compact camera running with Galaxy S III-like internals. To get to know the device better, Samsung has released a rather detailed walk-through video which is available after the break.
To recap on the specs, the Galaxy Camera features a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor mated with a wide angle 21X optical zoom. Powering the device is a quad-core Exynos processor which is juiced up with a 1,650mAh battery. Internally there’s a
3.878GB memory which is expandable with microSD up to 64GB. The back comes with a 4.8″ Super Clear LCD multi-touch screen which is one of the biggest displays for a camera. As it is pushed as an always connected device, the Galaxy Camera comes with WiFi and 3G data support which uses micro SIM.
Being a connected device, the ability to share instantly to Dropbox is a pleasant touch especially if you fear of losing your photos or have the sudden need to clear your memory card without any computers nearby. There are several smart imaging features as well and it is capable of shooting 4FPS (20 photos in 5 seconds) photos and videos up to 120fps in its slow motion mode. The Galaxy Camera also offers a variety of on-screen filter and editing tools. Since it is an Android device, the application possibilities are endless but obviously running such apps would be a battery killer, something which you would want to avoid during a long outdoor trip.
In terms of pricing, launches globally are showing under RM2,000 range which is rather decent for its “smart phone” features bolted on. Full details will be out tomorrow and we will be sharing more as soon as we find out. Head after the break to watch the videos.