The Wexler Ultima 7 Twist+ is a 7″ Android tablet while the Ultima 8 Twist is a larger version with an 8″ display. Both pushes a 1280×800 HD resolution, using an IPS panel and underneath, it runs on a Quad-Core processor with 1GB RAM and has 16GB of on-board storage. The front looks plasticky, the back has a metal plate. Out of the box, they are still running on Android 4.4 KitKat. In terms of connectivity, it only supports 3G.
For the 7 Twist+, it gets a rotating 13MP camera that’s assisted with flash, and it looks similar to the OPPO N1’s camera design. Surprisingly the bigger 8 Twist gets a lower resolution 8MP shooter instead. Another obvious difference is the 7 Twist+ has the dedicated Android capacitive keys while the 8 Twist uses on-screen buttons. We are not sure if OPPO would be as furious with Wexler like it did with Polaroid, but at least the body design is different.
Check out more photos of the “OPPO-N1”-ish tablets after the break.
Apple sold more smartphones than Samsung in the last quarter of 2014 and no wonder the Korean brand is worried, because the Korean brand has been selling more phones than Apple since 2011. But the blue oval of tech still commands a large chunk of the smartphone market share (24.7% in 2014 over Apple’s 15.4%), according to Gartner.
However, Apple is not the only problem Samsung has in his hands. On the other end of the spectrum, you have Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo and Oppo, these Chinese brands are quickly winning customers over in the middle and lower end of the market segment — a segment that used to be a Samsung stronghold. If the trend continues, Samsung will have a major problem in its hands.
“Samsung’s performance in the smartphone market deteriorated further in the fourth quarter of 2014, when it lost nearly 10 percentage points in market share,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner. “Samsung continues to struggle to control its falling smartphone share, which was at its highest in the third quarter of 2013. This downward trend shows that Samsung’s share of profitable premium smartphone users has come under significant pressure.”
This makes the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge the most important devices Samsung has ever produced. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2015, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will have to turn Samsung’s fortunes around and putting the brand back on top over arch rivals, Apple.
Your fingerprint is probably one of the best way of securing your device, offering better than average protection that can be unlocked with a single touch. However such feature is only limited to high-end flagship devices that normally cost more than RM2,000.
If you want to add fingerprint security to your existing entry to mid-range device, here’s an interesting solution that was spotted at MWC 2015. It is a fingerprint scanning module that you can attach to your smart phone’s camera lens.
Not happy with Maxis? Then ask for your money back. Or at least get a month’s waiver on your bill. Maxis say that its completely committed to delivering the best experience to its customers that its willing to put its money on the line.
What is the best experience from Maxis?
Maxis say that it wants to makes things easy for its customers. So you’re not gdoing to see complicated plans with complicated pricing structures, they will also be removing hidden charges and nasty bill surprises. On top of that, the operator say that it will be giving you the best possible network experience on your mobile phone and at home.
In a charter posted on their website, Maxis says you don’t have to worry about being charged about pay-per-use-data without you knowing about it. They also promise not to charge you more than RM50 per month for accidental pay-per-use data charges and you don’t have to worry about being charged for excess usage if you burst your data quota, and you can forget about getting a crazy expensive data bill at the end of the month after you’ve been roaming overseas.
On network, Maxis say that you should experience zero buffering 96% of the time you’re watching videos on YouTube. Popular sites should load in less than 8 seconds, you should get a minimum download speed of 1Mbps 80% of the time and be connected to 3G data 98% of the time you’re on a Maxis network.
You can read more about the Maxis customer promise here.
So is Maxis delivering on their promise?
That’s up to you to decide, what important now is that the operator has drawn the line on the sand. You now know what Maxis is and what Maxis isn’t, so it makes it easier for you to call them out if they don’t deliver on what they should. And this is a good thing. It puts the power in our hand, giving use all the information we need to know that we’re not being cheated out of our money.
We’re not saying that Maxis is the best operator out there but it looks like they are trying hard to be one. At least the desire is there. I guess all they need is a push in the right direction. So let’s give them that push.
What are your thoughts? Do you believe in Maxis’ customer promise? Or is it all a bunch of baloney? Sound off in the comments section.
If you happen to own a Hyundai, you’re in luck; you can now control your car with a smartwatch.
The Blue Link companion app developed by Hyundai for smartwatches is finally available to download for Android Wear devices, and it lets you pretend you’re a spy by letting you remotely take control of your car.
Sadly it doesn’t let you drive it remotely (we don’t think technology is that sophisticated yet) but it does let you remotely lock/unlock doors, start and stop the engine, flash lights or honk any Blue Link enabled car’s horn, call roadside assistance, and our favourite; help find your car if you’ve forgotten where you parked it. All of those functions are able to be done via voice command too; as long as you got your thumb on the mic button.
There will also be an Apple Watch version ready to launch the moment the wearable hits the market.
Rumours about a 12.9 inch iPad have been around for months, though Apple has never confirmed plans for such a tablet, though it could potentially boost iPad sales which have been on a downward trend. The new iPad is expected to be sporting newer hardware and performance oriented improvements like improved multi-tasking to name a few.
The larger iPad is part of Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook’s effort to bring some new life to the iPad line, which he feels sales is being affected by competition from larger iPhones which had delivered record profit last quarter.
If Apple sticks to it’s established cycle of announcing new iPad hardware there is a chance the tablet could make an official appearance sometime in October or the weeks to follow, assuming Apple can nix the supply issue.
Looks like the next generation Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus is going to be getting a RAM upgrade.
Apple‘s iPhones have been using just 1GB of RAM since the launch of the iPhone 5, and the decidedly timely bump in memory would be great for improving multi-tasking capabilities and generally making the devices faster though it’s likely to also impact battery life. Apple’s iPad Air 2 was also given additional RAM at launch last year as opposed to the 1GB on the original iPad Air.
The new iPhone 6s models will also be launched out of box with the Apple SIM card seen on the Wi-Fi + Cellular Apple iPad Air 2 that would allow users to select a number of short term plans from AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in the U.S. and EE in the U.K, though how the Apple SIM configuration would function with Malaysian telcos is still anybody’s guess as the move is unlikely to sit well with telcos in general.
Want to know more about the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge? Then you will want to check out these official hands on videos from Samsung. There are three in total and the videos highlight the design, hardware and camera features of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
You’ll also get to see the new packaging designed developed for the two devices, as well as the many advanced technology that makes the stunning Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge among the most powerful and technologically advanced devices at the moment.
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Wearables are personal. Putting a smartwatch on your wrist is like making a statement — I’m cutting edge and I’m stylish. That’s the reason why smartwatches have evolved from square displays made out of plastic to stylish timepieces crafted from polished steel and glass. And this is one of the most stylish smartwatches at Mobile World Congress 2015 – the LG Watch Urbane.
The LG urban is stylish because it doesn’t look or feel like what a typical smartwatch. The round watch face, the polished metal body and a selection of quality straps made out of leather, metal and various other materials, means the LG Urbane is built to last with a timeless, classic look.
The LG Urbane is stylish because it looks like a very well made mechanical watch. The centre piece of the Urbane is its bright and clear 1.3-inch plastic-OLED display (320×320/245ppi). It may not be as advanced as the 1.4-inch AMOLED display and on the Huawei Watch with its Sapphire glass high 400×400/286ppi resolution but the display on the Urbane is still very good to look at.
There are two versions of the available. The standard version, which runs on Android Wear and will require you to pair with a smartphone to work. And the LTE version with built-in LTE and can work without the need to be pair to a companion device, thanks to the proprietary LG Smartwatch Platform.