If you’ve been aching to get your hands on Facebook Home, the controversial Facebook-centric launcher that was first made available on HTC First, you’ll be happy to note that the application is now available for selected devices.
Users of the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note II, the HTC One X and the One X+ can now experience Facebook Home via an app download — search for Facebook Home in Google Play.
If you’re on the Galaxy S4 and HTC One, just update your Facebook app to get Facebook Home.
Officially, Facebook claims Home has achieved over 1 million installations but the launcher is also the most poorly ranked application released by Facebook with an average of just 2 stars from over 16,000 people who’ve rated the application.
It looks like Facebook Home is a case of “much ado about nothing”.
Get Facebook Home here.
The aluminium clad HTC One has finally landed on Celcom with bundle offering from as low as RM1,428. It comes with 12 months, 18 months and 24 months contract duration together with a choice of different commitment voice and data options. The model that they are offering is the 32GB version which retails at RM2,299.
Full bundled pricing as follows:
Celcom First Prime + 1GB/3GB (12 months) – RM1,888
Celcom First Prime + 1GB/3GB (18 months) – RM1,848
Celcom First Premier + 1GB/3GB (12 months) – RM1,848
Celcom First Premier + 1GB/3GB (18 months) – RM1,818
Celcom First Elite + 1GB/3GB (12 months) – RM1,728
Celcom First Elite + 1GB/3GB (18 months) – RM1,678
Celcom First Prime + 5GB (24 months) – RM1,428
Celcom First Premier + 5GB (24 months) – RM1,428
Celcom First Elite + 5GB (24 months) – RM1,428
Celcom First Data mPro Plus (24 months) – RM1,548
An upfront payment of RM250-450 is required for 12-18 months contract while 24 months contract requires RM700 upfront. The advance payment will be refunded back to your monthly bills.
For more information, head over to Celcom’s HTC One page.
The QWERTY keyboard based BlackBerry Q10 will officially be available in Malaysia next week on the 15th of May. Maxis which is one of the 2 telcos offering the device has started its registration of interest.
Just like the BlackBerry Z10, the Q10 will be bundled with its BBMore plans. As an early bird incentive, Maxis is giving additional RM150 rebates for the first 1,500 customers that registered their interest. The BlackBerry Q10 is retailing at RM2,388 outright and comes with 4G LTE support.
If you’re interested with the BlackBerry Q10 from Maxis, sign up here.
Apart from the usual hardware specs, the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a host of smart features that uses gestures, eye tracking, NFC and Infrared port. Obviously taking a subtle jab at iPhone, they have released a commercial demonstrating S4’s capability in a graduation party setting.
Not a bad way to show off but the reality is that the smart features may not work properly if the environment isn’t ideal. When we tried on our own Galaxy S4, features such as smart scroll, smart pause and smart rotation doesn’t really work as smooth as intended. However we gotta admit that it is a neat party trick and a conversation starter.
When people mention Android, typically it’s all about humongous smart phones and how much processing cores it can pack. That is normally the trend for the high end flagship models today with 5″ screens being a standard benchmark today. However there are those who seek practical sized smart phones. Something that offers decent performance without having their phones outgrowing their palms.
This is where the Acer CloudMobile S500 comes in, which is a mid-spec device that strives to create a balance between performance and size. Read on for the full review of the CloudMobile S500 to find out how it fares on a day to day usage.