Look at what we just received in our inbox, U Mobile will be launching its 4G LTE service to subscribers, and not just postpaid subscribers, it’ll be available for prepaid as well. The event is scheduled for next Tuesday, 17 December 2013, so stay tuned as we keep you updated with the latest information.
Attesting to the telco’s commitment to provide an elevated, seamless mobile experience to consumers; U Mobile is officially announcing the availability of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service to its subscribers, promising high-speed mobile internet experience that is ideal for internet browsing, video streaming, uploading and downloading content; and ultimately, staying connected with friends and family. U Mobile will also be among the firsts in Malaysia to offer LTE service to prepaid subscribers, giving more possibilities and high-speed mobile internet connectivity to its customers.
So, U Mobile users, are you excited? I know I am, especially with how affordable the current U Mobile rates are – from as low as RM28/month for 1GB of data that comes with free SMS too.
As many of you know, the current state of Battlefield 4 is less than finished. Thankfully, DICE has been very open and honest about the whole affair and has kept the community informed about their work to fix the issues. The latest move is a locked thread in the game’s forum listing every known bug, and the status of the fix.
It is this kind of move from the developers who keep the faith in a game that has been plagued with all sorts of problems. Building trust with players is an important part of the gaming industry, and coming from a company related to Electronics Arts it means a whole lot more.
It looks like today is a popular day to review back how the entire year has been, Facebook has already launched its “Year in Review” feature, allowing to see your top 20 memorable moments in Facebook in 2013 and it looks like YouTube too has got something for you. If you visit the YouTube page, you’ll notice a little dancing fox next to the logo on the top left corner and the reason behind that is that The Fox is the top trending video of 2013 with over 275 million views.
Clicking on the Fox will bring you to a Youtube Rewind 2013 page with a local touch in it – find the trending video of the year for the whole world, and even in Malaysia alone. There’s also a mashup video made by the team in YouTube themselves, which we have embedded right below.
Check out YouTube Rewind 2013 now.
(Source: YouTube Blog)
Today is the 11th of December and as promised, Asus has finally officially taken the curtains off its Padfone Mini, a 4.3” smartphone. Like its larger sibling, the Padfone Mini comes with a tablet dock, but it too has also been shrunk to a smaller size of 7”.
The Padfone Mini was launched just hours ago in Taiwan and as expected, it also packs less powerful hardware under its hood to allow for a more affordable price tag – 1.4GHz Snapdragon MSM8226 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 960 x 540 resolution on phone and 1,280 x 800 on the tablet, 16GB of expandable storage, Android 4.3 out of the box with 1,500mAh and 2,200mAh batteries in the smartphone and tablet respectively. Camera wise, it has an 8MP rear shooter on board with some custom features such as Hi-Light “Owl Mode” and high speed continuous shooting.
The device is currently available in Taiwan for NT$11,990 (approximately RM1,300) and according to Engadget, Asus plans to expand it to the U.S., Europe and Asia; let’s keep our fingers crossed that Malaysia is in that list.
Gaming is a great way to spend the holiday season. It might even be one of the few times a year anyone has to finish playing all those games that were bought on impulse during the Steam Sale. Whether you are shopping for yourself or buying a present for someone this very short list should give you some ideas about where to start.
Continue after the break.
During the recent Typhoon Haiyan tragedy in Philippines, Viber announced Viber Out, a call service for the Philippines that allows Viber users worldwide to call landlines and mobile numbers in Philippines. Back then, the company partnered with several telcos across the world and even Globe Telecom to allow users to call Philippines for free. Today, Viber is announcing Viber Out for global users, allowing users from all around the world to call to any landline and mobile numbers using their Viber account. It’s not free for the rest of us of course, but Viber brags a “competitive” call rate with significantly lower price-per-call than other competing services.
Viber out is currently available for desktop, iOS and Android platform, with Windows Phone support to come soon. All you need to do is update to the latest version to get Viber Out. We can’t seem to get Viber Out for Viber’s iOS app at the time of writing, but it’s already available for Android and desktop. Viber Out will connect to your phone number, allowing recipients to easily identify your call. Credits can be bought via the conventional method using a credit card, and even via in-app purchases through Viber’s mobile apps.
It follows the Lumia design language and features a single button like an Asha device but apparently, the Nokia device shown above – codenamed “Normandy” – is running on Android. Not only that, the device might be heading to market in 2014. Yup, the biggest Windows Phone advocate in the market are actively crafting an Android device for consumers according to The Verge.
The Verge’s vast insider sources also stated that the Nokia Normandy is designed to for low-end segment of the market just like the existing Asha series. Normandy apparently will be using a highly customized version of Android, similar to what Amazon have done for their Kindle devices. It will also support popular Android apps such as Skype and many more.
Nokia Normandy is scheduled to hit the market in 2014 according to Nokia’s staff that are working on it but since Microsoft acquisition of Nokia’s devices division have been green lit by almost everyone, it is hard to say if the device will see the light of the day or else. Nevertheless, we are pretty sure that many consumers out there are very curious and are eager to see Nokia’s take on Android operating system.
The year is coming to an end, we only about 20 more days to go before we say goodbye to 2013, what have you done in the past 365 days that is more memorable than the rest? What is your biggest moment of the year? Facebook has launched its “Year in Review” version 2013 that shows you your 20 biggest moments on Facebook.
If you log on to Facebook profile, the Year in Review link would be located on the left side. Clicking on it will bring you to a personalized page that highlights your biggest moment on the social network like your photos, friends added throughout the year, achievements, life event and such.
Check out your Facebook Year in Review now in your profile. So, how has your year been on Facebook? Mine is definitely a work trip to Monte Carlo.