We broke the news yesterday that Celcom will be offering the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play along with the LG Optimus Black and the HTC Wildfire S, we’ve just been informed today that the devices are available for purchase today and that the pricing for the Xperia Play revealed yesterday was provisional. The actual RRP for the Xperia Play is RM1,649 and NOT RM1,899 as earlier indicated.
Since RRP for the device is now cheaper, the subsidised pricing is also lower as a result. So instead of the earlier stated RM968, the Xperia Play is available from Celcom for as low as RM848 with Celcom Exec.
Revised pricing table after the jump.
Update: Celcom updates us on the revised pricing for the Xperia Play. RRP is now cheaper by RM250. Celcom Exec subsidised pricing is now cheaper too as a result. Details here.
Holy guacamole! Will you look at that. Out of nowhere, Celcom — the BlackBerry-centric operator — will be offering a line of the latest Android smartphones including the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play along with LG Optimus Black and the just released HTC Wildfire S. Could this be a sign of Celcom’s eagerness to get into the mobile device game? We sure hope so.
The Xperia Play retails for RM1,899 and will be available from Celcom for as low as RM968 when you subscribe to one of the operators Celcom Exec plans.
In terms of the Celcom Exec plans, it is the same deal as previously with RM88, RM118 and RM250 packages. Typical to Celcom, there will be an upfront fee imposed as well. the amount varies depending on the plan you choose and the duration of the subscription contract. Refer to the chart after the jump for details.
The information we got from regular tipster Rakyat Biru didn’t reveal the availability date for these devices, we’re assuming Celcom will make an announcement soon.
Big shoutout to Rakyat Biru for the awesome tip!
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Celcom Axiata is doing a weekend only promo which offers free calls and mobile internet for high usage subscribers on Celcom Exec. The weekend promo runs from Friday 00:00 midnight until Sunday 23:59 and it is valid from now until 31st January 2011. However it doesn’t really look as simple as it seems and the information on their website is overly complicated.
The Nokia C3 is offered at RM278 on Celcom Exec 50 + Mobile Internet RM38 and RM238 on Celcom Exec 50 + Mobile Internet RM68. It comes FREE if you subscribe to Celcom Exec 250 that comes with free data. The contract duration is 12 months and they require an upfront payment of RM300.
Somehow we felt that the subsidy by Celcom isn’t as generous as compared to Maxis’s X3 Touch and Type deal. For a phone that’s worth RM520 we find it a bit too much for Celcom to ask for RM300 upfront even when customers have to pay RM278 for the device.
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Celcom has commenced registration of interest for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 which they claim to be the first to offer in Malaysia. To make the pre-registration more attractive, they are giving away a Jabra Bluetooth headset (worth RM125), 8GB microSD card (worth RM68) and a Energizer Portable (worth RM58) for the first 100 to register and purchase the actual device.
When Celcom claims to be the first, we got a little surprised as Maxis too had launched its pre-registration for the BlackBerry Torch last month. A quick check on Maxis site revealed that the ROI and mentions of Torch has been removed or hidden from its front page and BlackBerry section. The Maxis BlackBerry Torch ROI form however is still accessible via this direct link.
Anyway, if you’re eyeing for a Torch, why not sign up for both ROI forms and see which one gives you better pricing. After all, pre-registration is not confirmation for actual purchase.
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While DiGi is merely starting its ROI for the new BlackBerry Curve 9300, Celcom is going full swing with the device. Celcom Exec 50 and Exec 250 customers can get the Curve 9300 for RM688 with a RM250 monthly commitment. If that’s too high, the device goes for RM788 or RM888 for a lesser monthly commitment of RM148 and RM118 respectively. The commitment plans are on a 12 months contract.
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