U Mobile offers 250MB Data with their new Unlimited Mobile Internet Plan for RM18/month which is called as UMI 18. For as low as RM18/month, you will get a bundle of 250MB of data, 25 minutes of free calls to all networks and 25 free SMS to all networks with 30 days validity. The unutilised minutes and SMS can be carried forward to next month but limited to a maximum of 50 minutes and 50 SMS. When you have exceeded your 250MB quota, you can still use for free but download speed will be throttled down to 64kbsp.
Check out DiGi’s online store now if you want to get a great deal which sounds like this! FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. All you have to do is sign up for their DiGi Broadbank Explore 6GB plan under 12 months contract with a monthly fee for only RM98/month. However, I can’t seem to buy this because DiGi says Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is currently out of stock now!! Will DiGi replenish their stock again?? I doubt so because it is stated “this offer is based on a first come first served basis”. Just a little too late.
Check out DiGi’s webpage here for more information.
Finally I have received an email from Celcom informing the pricing details and launching date, time and venue for Samsung Galaxy Note II. Celcom is offering the device from as low as RM1,498 with Celcom First Plans.
It will be launched tomorrow on the 19th October at the venues as below :-
Blue Cube @ Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (Time : 10.00am – 10.00pm)
Blue Cube @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (Time : 10.00am – 10.00pm)
Celcom outlet @ Taman Molek, Johor Bahru (Time : 9.00am – 5.00pm)
Celcom outlet @ Bangunan KWSP, Penang (Time : 9.00am – 5.00pm)
Best of all is you can get free flip casing worth RM149 tomorrow at the launch if you are the first 100 customers at Blue Cube Publika and Pavilion, and the first 50 customers at Taman Molek, JB and Bangunan KWSP, Penang outlets. On top of the free casing, you can also get KFC voucher worth RM40 and Free 6-month MUSICUBE subscription which apply to all customers that subscribe tomorrow. You can also stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S III or exclusive tickets to watch JLo or Siti Nurhaliza live in concert by taking part in the lucky draws that will be held at the launch venue stated above.
Celcom is offering three voice plan options bundled with Samsung Galaxy Note II which include Celcom First Prime 40, Celcom First Premier 80 and Celcom First Elite 150 either with 1GB or 3GB data quota. The contract duration will be either 12 months and 18 months. Celcom is offering Galaxy Note II for RM1,498 when you sign up for 18 months contract of Celcom First Elite with 3GB data for RM150/month. You need to pay advance payment of RM250 to RM450 depending on your voice plan and it will be rebated from your first bill onwards depending on your usage. Check out the image below for detailed pricing of different plans.
It has been rumoured for some time now, but Taiwan’s HTC has confirmed that it is set to launch the world’s first smartphone with a full HD display. Unfortunately for most of us, the HTC J Butterfly will only be released in Japan and will not make its way to other markets.
While manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung have been pushing for larger and larger smartphone screens over the past few years, screen resolutions have not really caught up. This has left many larger screened phones with relatively low image qualities, despite having seemingly high resolutions.
The J Butterfly not only has a 5 inch Super LCD 3 screen but combines this with an impressive 1920 x 1080 resolution, resulting in a staggering 440 pixel per inch (ppi) quality. When Apple launched the iPhone 4 back in 2010, with its “Retina” display, it had been fairly boastful about the 326 ppi quality. While some Android phones have since surpassed this ppi, none have yet got to the impressive quality offered by the J Butterfly. Of course, anything higher than the iPhone’s ppi is impossible to detect with the human eye, Apple will tell you, but it is still a sign of things to come.
ASUS has officially launched PadFone 2 (hybrid between smartphone and tablet) simultaneously in Milan and Taipei event today. It has a bigger screen of 4.7-inch 720p Super IPS+ HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) display and comes with 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 processor with ARM Cortex A15 cores and 2GB of RAM. The PadFone 2 has Android 4.0.4 installed but an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be released shortly after launch.
The phone and the station that transform into a tablet has a total weigh of only 649g which was much lighter and slimmer as the redesigned docking system doesn’t need a cover to secure the phone inside the dock. For now, you just need to slide the phone into the top of the tablet and there will be a small vibration to indicate it has been inserted property which has been improved from the first generation of PadFone that has a in-tray docking mechanism instead. Easy slide in and out mechanism.
Two photos are posted in Xperia Blog saying that they might be the leaked photos of Sony Nexus X, the Sony made Nexus device. The photos were originated from Picasa and the device was shown with the word “Google” on its back. There have been rumours of Nexus smartphones to expand to multiple devices from multiple manufacturers this year. So the image might be real? Check out the images below :-
Based on a report on last Friday, it was revealed that web usage of Apple’s iPhone 5 has surpassed the popular Samsung Galaxy S III which was launched since 4 months ago while iPhone 5 has only been out for less than three weeks since 21st September! Chitika Insights compared and analysed the web usage rates between iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III within time frame from 3rd October to 9th October 2012 and reported that the mobile web traffic on iPhone 5 surpassed Galaxy S III by 12%. Seems like iPhone 5 is still standing firm in the market. The web traffic volume between two devices is shown in the pie chart as below :-
After TalkMore28, TextMore28 and TalkMore48, Maxis is now introducing TalkMore78. You can get 600 minutes of talktime and 500 SMS to all networks in Malaysia worth RM126 for monthly commitment of only RM78. If you exceed the bundled talktime and SMS, you will be charged at 8 sen/minute or 8 sen/SMS to the same network (Maxis and Hotlink network) and when your usage exceed RM150, you will get to enjoy a lower rate at 3 sen/minute or 3 sen/SMS to same network (Maxis and Hotlink network).
For more information, you can visit to Maxis’ page here.
DiGi is now offering pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy Note II either in titanium grey or marble white color. It is offered from as low as RM1,399 (RRP: RM2,299) with 24 months contract under DG Smart Plan 88.
DG Smart Plan 48, DG Smart Plan 68 and DG Smart Plan 88 offers 1GB data, 3GB data 5GB respectively for every months. Calls and text messages are charged at 15sen/minute and 10sen per SMS respectively as shown in the table below :-