This is going to be popular with the ladies. You get all the awesomeness of the Butterfly S — including the amazing 5.0-inch 1080p Full HD display, speedy 1.9GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm 600 processor and a massive 3,200mAh battery as well as the superb BoomSound dual-front speakers — and all the cuteness of Hello Kitty.
It’s a perfect combination for the Hello Kitty fans out there but unfortunately this limited edition device is only available in China. Why HTC? Why?!
This is the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids and as the name suggests, the tablet has a very specific target audience. Based on the Galaxy Tab 3, the Tab 3 Kids gets a bright yellow shell protected by an orange rubber bumper that can hopefully withstand the many drops and bumps the device will inevitably experience. As an option, Samsung also makes a matching prop stand with an integrated stylus for the device.
Being designed for kids the Tab 3 Kids get a pretty kiddish spec sheet as well. The 7-inch device comes with WiFi and Bluetooth, a 1024×600 display (about 170ppi), a 4,000mAh battery, a 3-megapixel rear camera with a 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The kids also get Android 4.1 on top of a kid specific UI skin complete with its own app store. In addition to that there’s also a Time Management feature that allow parents to set usage time limits and automatically locks the device once the usage time is up.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will hit Korea in early September with releases planned for China, Europe, US, Africa, South America, and South East Asia. No word on whether it will come to Malaysia but we don’t think so. Pricing details have not been released at the moment but expect it to be cheap.
Additional details on the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids after the jump.
Angry Birds, the game’s a bit long in the tooth and besides how many versions of the same game can you make? A lot by Rovio’s count but seriously we’re getting sick of throwing a bunch of birds at pigs. And Bad Piggies didn’t really take off like the birds did. Thankfully Rovio has started working on other games and the developer’s latest project looks to be its most interesting.
Rovio is teaming up with cool juice maker Red Bull to create a new spin-off based on the Angry Birds franchise. The new game will be called Angry Birds Go and from the just released teaser video, you can expect the game to have kart racing and maybe some track building. Whatever it is, it looks like fun and we can’t wait to try it out.
It took a while but its finally here. Launched in mid 2007, Google’s super useful virtual reality map feature is now available in Malaysia at selected locations.
Starting with Kuala Lumpur, Google is rolling out its Street View vehicles equipped with special cameras to collect street-level imagery to add to the Street View database in Malaysia. In it latest blog post Google Malaysia said that it plans to capture Street View imagery across the next few years. However the post didn’t specify, how much of the country’s roads will be mapped by Street View and for how long.
Along with the rolling out of the Street View vehicles, Google is also publishing new Street View imagery of 18 sites across the country, including Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Sri Subramaniam Temple Batu Caves and Masjid Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. You can get the Street View of these locations via Google Maps. To set your expectations, the Street View experience is seamless but the database is rather limited with vast areas still unmapped, so be weary of that. You can also see Street View using Google Maps on your iOS or Android phone. Just open Google Maps, search for a location with Street View, long press on the location and the Street View option will pop up.
In addition to paved roads, the Google Street View team will also go off the streets to capture imagery of Malaysia’s off-road sites for everyone to experience online.