It took them long enough but we’re happy that it’s finally here. Twitter has released a tablet optimised version of its mobile app but before you jump for joy you’ll want to know that the app is available for Samsung tablets only at the moment — Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) first, other Samsung tablets will follow soon. If you’re using Android tablets other than Samsung, you will have to wait until the end of the year to download the app. On Samsung tablets, the Android tablet optimised Twitter app works in Multi Window mode allowing you to use Twitter while also using another application at the same time.
This collaboration between Twitter and Samsung to release a tablet optimise app for Android is a big step in the right direction and here’s hoping other developers will follow suit — we’re looking at you Facebook.
iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C hopefuls can now register their interest to purchase the device with Maxis. The operator follows DiGi and Celcom in announcing that it will also make the iPhone 5S/5C available presumably on October 31 as announced by Apple.
Expect Maxis, Celcom and DiGi to announce pricing, plans and pre-order details anytime after the Hari Raya Haji holidays. For now, Maxis is the only operator that will be able to take advantage of iPhone’s LTE connectivity as it is the only operator that currently offers LTE data together with its voice plans. Celcom and DiGi currently offer data-only LTE plans.
If contract purchase is not your thing, expect retail stores line SenHeng to make the iPhone duo available soon after the October 31 launch if not on launch day itself. The Malaysian Apple Online store have also started advertising the new iPhones in anticipation of the local launch so you will be able to order direct from them as well.
|iOS, iPhone, Maxis, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS, Players on the Field|
|apple, Apple Online Store, Buy iPhone 5C in Malaysia, Buy iPhone 5S in Malaysia, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5C Launch, iPhone 5C Malaysia, iPhone 5C Malaysia Launch, iPhone 5C Malaysia Price, iPhone 5C Maxis, iPhone 5C Price, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5S Event, iPhone 5S Launch, iPhone 5S Malaysia, iPhone 5S Malaysia Launch, iPhone 5S Malaysia price, iPhone 5S Maxis, iPhone 5S Price, Maxis, Maxis iPhone 5C, Maxis iPhone 5S|
Things are getting desperate for BlackBerry as the company consider breaking itself up to be sold for parts if Fairfax Financial Holdings — its largest shareholder — is not able to raise the US$4.7 billion required to take the troubled company private reported Bloomberg citing an inside source.
BlackBerry has until November 4 to seek other options while the Fairfax group raise the necessary funds. Prospects don’t look good as a source close to the matter say the group may not be able to deliver the goods the Bloomberg report continues.
SAP, Cisco and even rival Samsung, were approached by BlackBerry advisers for a buyout bid but the companies have indicated that they’re only interested in acquiring parts of the once formidable Canadian tech giant. A breakup would enable interested parties to do just that — bid for BlackBerry’s most valuable pieces, such as its patents or enterprise network .
“If you break up the company, you’re going to get more than the company is worth right now,” Sachin Shah, a strategist in special situations and merger arbitrage at New York-based Albert Fried & Co. told Bloomberg. Whether Fairfax’s bid is successful or not, “breaking it up sounds more appetizing for all involved,” he said.
Closer to home, BlackBerry Malaysia Managing Director has left his position a little over two years after assuming the role, his departure is presumably linked to the recent company development.
The final chapters of BlackBerry, a company that once took the mobile industry and commanded an 80% market share in the United States is shaping up to be very sad indeed.