Acer has just given a quick glimpse of its upcoming devices that’s coming to Malaysia really soon. First up is the Acer Liquid C1 that runs on Intel’s single core 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 Processor, 1GB of RAM and comes with a 4.3″ display pushing 960×540 pixels resolution. Included is 4GB of on-board storage that’s expandable via microSD. In terms of imaging, it has a 8MP shooter with a front facing VGA camera. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which is upgradable to Jelly Bean. The Liquid C1 is juiced up with a 2,000mAh battery which weights 140 grams and has a thickness of 10mm.
The next device is the Liquid Z120 which is a entry level android smartphone. It comes with a smaller 3.5″ 480×320 display and a rather decent 1GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM and a 3MP camera. Surprisingly it runs on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and it supports dual-SIM. Powering the device is a 1,300mAh battery and weighs 110 grams with a thickness of 12.25mm.
Pricing wise, the Liquid C1 is expected to be priced below RM1,000 which is pretty decent for a mid-spec device while the entry level Liquid Z120 is priced at RM399. Both devices are expected to hit stores next month.
Head after the break for more photos of the devices.
Sony has officially announced the availability of its single SIM Sony Xperia tipo in Malaysia at the price of RM499. This is one of the cheapest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smart phone you can get right now. The Xperia tipo comes after the Xperia tipo dual that comes with dual-sim support, priced at RM559.
To recap the specs, it is powered by a modest 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and 2.9GB of storage which is expandable with microSD. The front has a 3.2″ TFT display that does 480×320 pixels resolution. It comes with a 3.2MP camera that shoots VGA resolution videos. Powering the device is 1,500mAh battery which is rather generous for a entry level device.
Overall it weighs 99 grams and has a thickness of 13mm. Three colours are available – Classic White, Deep Red and Navy Blue. For a limited time, Sony is also bundling a CTIA stereo handset worth RM75. Visit the Xperia tipo page for more info.
Head after the break for the promo video
With more Sony Xperia devices getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, Sony Mobile has given its Xperia sola something extra. The Xperia sola with its Floating Touch feature lets you perform hovering actions on screen without touching the display. This lets you expand drop down menus on web pages and pre-select text links before clicking on them.
With the new ICS update for Xperia sola, they are introducing a new feature called Glove Mode, like the title suggest lets you interact with the display even if you are wearing gloves. This comes just in time for the winter season at the upper hemisphere. The feature is an extension of Floating Touch and bikers that wear gloves would certainly find this useful.
Head after the break for the demo video.
Sony Mobile has announced that its latest entry level Xperia miro and Xperia tipo dual will be coming to Malaysia soon. The Xperia miro is priced at RM699 while the Xperia tipo dual is priced at RM559. So far no availability dates for the Xperia miro but the dual-SIM Xperia tipo dual will be hitting the stores beginning 7th October. The single SIM version of the Xperia tipo will be available later in November with retail price unknown currently.
To recap on the specs, both Xperia miro and tipo runs on a modest 800MHz single core Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. Both comes with a 480×320 resolution display with the miro having a 3.5″ screen while the tipo has a smaller 3.2″ screen. The Xperia miro is a notch higher with 4GB of on board storage, 5MP camera and it also comes with a front facing VGA camera as well. The Xperia tipo dual has a smaller 2.9GB storage and a 3.2MP camera.
Both devices packs a 1,500mAh battery which is generous for an entry level category and both are running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If the on board storage is not enough, both devices come with micro SD slot for expansion.
Head after the break for our brief hands-on of the two devices.
After the Sony Xperia S, its next in line Sony Xperia P is finally getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The update brings a host of new features which include a new lock screen, resizable widgets, new recent apps function and a couple of interface improvements.
The remaining Sony Xperia devices such as Xperia U, Xperia sola and Xperia go will be updated soon, hopefully within the coming months.
In other news, Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note which recently gotten Ice Cream Sandwich is said to be upgraded for another round to Jelly Bean. The same goes for the latest Samsung Galaxy S III where its official Android 4.11 Jelly Bean firmware was leaked recently.
Head after the break to watch an intro video of Android 4.0 for Xperia S/P.
DiGi now bundles the current Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablets which comes in both 7.0″ and 10.1″ sizes. Since they are capable of making phone calls and SMS, it is also bundled on their usual DG Smart Plan which comes with monthly data and optional phone calls.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ version is going from as low as RM499 while its bigger 10.1″ sibling is going for as low as RM649 on 24 months DG Smart Plan 88. Outright, the 7.0″ is priced at RM1,299 and the 10.1″ at RM1,499.
The full bundled pricing on different plans and duration below:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM999
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM899
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM949
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM699
DG Smart Plan 88 (12 months) – RM799
DG Smart Plan 88 (24 months) – RM499
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM1,199
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM1,049
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM1,099
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM849
DG Smart Plan 88 (12 months) – RM999
DG Smart Plan 88 (24 months) – RM649
On top of the normal subscription, DiGi is also throwing 6 months of rebates up to RM210 savings especially for those that sign up with 24 months contract on Smart Plan 68 & 88. At the moment, the tablets are not available thru the online store but it’s available at selected DiGi authorised outlets.
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Update: It looks like a number of Galaxy tablets getting ICS in batches. Here’s the list that we know so far. If you own and of these devices, check for updates regularly and let us know once you get the update. Thanks!
GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI
GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI + 3G
GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI
GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI + 3G
GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI
GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI + 3G
GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI
GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G
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Following the US release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Droid RAZR, the rest of us in Asia can expect the official roll out happening soon. Officially, Motorola SEA via their Facebook has announced that the upgrade roll out will be happening next week with exact date to be announced later.
At the moment, some users had reported that they have received the update notification on their devices. The upgrade carries the more recent Android 4.0.4 version. If you can’t wait, you might want to try checking for updates from the phone settings. You can check out some of the new features of ICS on the RAZR here.
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Finally the multi-convergence ASUS PadFone is finally launched in Malaysia. Revealed officially months ago at MWC, it features a 4.3″ Android ICS Smart phone that’s dockable into a 10.1″ tablet form factor. In addition, the tablet is also expandable into a “notebook” form factor with a matching keyboard dock. This offers 3 different usability in a single solution.
In terms of specs, the PadFone runs on dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm 8260A Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM with
32GB 16GB of storage. Over at the back, it comes with a 8MP f/2.2 camera with assisted flash and has a front facing VGA camera. Juicing up the “Fone” is a 1,520mAh battery and it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
When plugged into the PadFone station, it expands the display to a IPS 10.1″ at 1280×800 resolution and it comes with a front facing 1.3MP camera. The key benefit of this is having to share just one 3G data plan for both Fone and Tablet usage. In addition, the larger battery in the PadFone Station works as a battery pack that charges the PadFone while being docked. The keyboard dock also comes with battery that also acts as extra juice for the entire combo.
At time of launch, both the “Fone” and PadFone station is priced at RM2,399. The dockable keyboard is sold separately with pricing yet to be confirmed. So what happens if a call comes in while the “Fone” is being docked? There’s a stylus headset which is a pen stylus that doubles up as a phone receiver. This probably looks less silly when answering calls than to hold the entire tablet onto your face. The stylus headset is sold separately at RM179. In terms of warranty, ASUS is giving 2 years warranty for the PadFone and 1 year warranty for the PadFone station.
For more information, head over to ASUS.
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The recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now being offered on contract with Celcom. The 7.0″ version which retails 1,299 is offered as low as RM688 while the 10.1″ version as low as RM888.
In terms of plans, Celcom is bundling both devices with Celcom Broadband with Pay As you Go voice & SMS. There are 3 options 1.5GB for RM48, 4GB for RM68 and 6GB for RM98. In terms of speed, they are being capped at 700kbps, 1.5Mbps and 3.6Mbps respectively. The contract comes with 2 options – 12 months and 24 months period.
Head after the break for the bundling plan and pricing for the Tab 2 10.1.
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