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Heads up Hotlink, this is nowhere near #ohhsome

by Vijandren · 13 hours ago · 10 Comments · 1k views

Here at Lowyat.NET, we’re all about new ideas and doing things different. In the advertising world, doing something fresh and new is always a sure fire way of captivating the public to your brands. This new commercial by Hotlink however should be put in the archives of how-not-to-make an advertisement.

Please turn down your volumes, and brace for it.

With free basic internet, the #hotlink plan is still one of the best prepaid plans out there if you want to have basic internet access without additional charges, but this horrendous excuse for a commercial is really too much to take. The ‘abstract’ art doesn’t have any meaning, and its quite impossible to understand what message the advertisement is trying to convey.

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Customers Reported Service Disruption In Multiple Locations: Is Yes 4G Having Massive Network Outage?

by Syefri Zulkefli · 14 hours ago · 3 Comments · 969 views

Yes 4G Router

Said to take place mainly since yesterday, a significant number of customers are reporting service disruptions to their Yes 4G Internet connections. These complaints can be seen publically on Yes 4G’s Facebook page as well as on Twitter and have also been reported on our forums.

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Get Nokia Lumia 530 For Only RM 57 This Malaysia Day

by Syefri Zulkefli · 2 days ago · 36 Comments · 7.5k views

Microsoft Malaysia Lumia 530 Malaysia Day

In conjunction with the upcoming Malaysia Day, Microsoft Malaysia has announced a promotion for its entry-level smartphone the Nokia Lumia 530. Currently priced at RM 355, customers are able to purchase the highly affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device for only RM 57 under the special promo.

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There Are Xiaomi Scalpers, and Then There Are iPhone Scalpers – Fancy Paying RM5600 For the iPhone 6 Plus?

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 6 Comments · 6.8k views

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Several months ago, Xiaomi entered the Malaysian market, with an online-only sales model. That meant the company only sold its products officially online, which was a unique factor that arguably made the already-desirable devices a lot more difficult to obtain – especially for those who aren’t used to e-commerce. This phenomenon exposed a secondary economy, and one that had been thriving on devices which have high demand.

Now that the iPhone 6 is officially out, these enterprising retailers – colloquially known as scalpers, for obvious reasons – are out to play once again.

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Grand Theft Auto V For PS4 and Xbox One Coming In Nov, Followed By PC On Jan 2015

by Syefri Zulkefli · 3 days ago · No Comments · 354 views

Grand Theft Auto V

While it has been known for quite some time that Rockstar Games is already working to deliver Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, it is only today that the developer has finally revealed the actual release date for all three version of the game. Yup, the next-gen consoles and PC gamers will finally be able to enjoy the game which is currently limited to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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BenQ To Launch F5 and T3 LTE Smartphones In Malaysia On 23 September

by Syefri Zulkefli · 3 days ago · No Comments · 1k views

BenQ F5 LTE Smartphone

We are not kidding when we said that September is the month of new smartphones. Here comes two more new models into our market but surprisingly, these phone are not from your usual list of suspects.

Instead, these new smartphones called F5 (shown above) and T3 comes from BenQ which were originally launched in China and Taiwan two months ago.

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HTC Malaysia to Launch Butterfly 2 in Malaysia on 19 September, Too

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · No Comments · 1.1k views

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Looks like 19 September will be a big day for both Samsung and HTC in Malaysia. Shortly after it was announced that Samsung will launch its Galaxy Alpha smartphone in Malaysia next Friday, HTC Malaysia has now begun sending invites for the launch of the its Butterfly 2 smartphone here in the country.

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Telco Price Comparison: Xiaomi Redmi Note on Maxis, Celcom and DiGi

by Huei Song · 3 days ago · No Comments · 1.7k views

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Now that Maxis is offering the Xiaomi Redmi Note, along with Celcom and DiGi, let’s take a look at who’s got the better deal. All three telcos are offering the phablet from Xiaomi for a very low price – from RM0 for Maxis and DiGi and from RM38 for Celcom, but they all come with a 24 months contract so if you wish to sign up, you’d better pick the right package because you’ll need to use it for two whole years.

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Supposed Front Panel Of Microsoft Branded Smartphone Leaked

by Farhan · 3 days ago · 1 Comment · 560 views

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A leaked front panel bearing the Microsoft name have appeared on the internet. We could be inclined to believe that this is the real deal after news of the Nokia brand being dropped appeared yesterday. First published by French website NowhereElse, the images appear to show a large glass panel that may slightly resemble the one found on the Lumia line of smartphones.

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Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 210 Processor Will Bring LTE To Low Cost Smartphones

by Farhan · 3 days ago · No Comments · 645 views

Snapdragon 210

Qualcomm is preparing to further expand its reach in the budget smartphone market with the new Snapdragon 210 processor. The main weapon in this arsenal is its ability to bring LTE capabilities to sub-US$100 (RM320) smartphones, which is something that competitor MediaTek has yet to achieve.

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MSI’s New Gaming Laptop Has An Impressively Sized External Graphics Card Dock

by Farhan · 3 days ago · 4 Comments · 2.5k views

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Graphics power has always been an issue with gaming laptops, and it is nigh impossible to install a full sized GPU without losing all semblance of portability. MSI’s solution to this problem is to provide the new GS30 Shadow gaming laptop with a GamingDock that will boost performance when the two are combined.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Officially Launching in Malaysia September 19

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 3 Comments · 2.2k views

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Samsung Malaysia will officially launch the Galaxy Alpha next Friday, 19 September. Invites have just been sent out to members of the media, while Samsung has already begun teasing the device via its social media channels.

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