It can only be one of those “Only in China” things. On the final day of MWC 2015, while trawling through the smaller exhibition booths I did a double take; literally walking backwards to see if I really was seeing what was in front of me: a Pierre Cardin booth showcasing its smartphones, tablets and yes, even smartwatches.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad has been in Malaysia for quite some time now but there’s one problem – it’s only available for sale (officially) on Xiaomi Malaysia’s website. This means that those who wish to get a look and feel of the tablet first before paying RM799 for it are not able to do so. ESC ICT just announced that they are now an authorised distributor for the Mi Pad in Malaysia, which means that for the first time, you can officially buy the Xiaomi Mi Pad in a physical store.
HTC unveiled the One M9 at MWC 2015, as well as couple of other products like the HTC Vive and HTC Grip. However, sources have reported that a HTC One E9 could make its debut in China as early as March 2015. The HTC One M8 also had an E variant back in 2014 and it seems the Taiwanese company will be doing the same for its latest flagship.
OnePlus has revealed that it will be entering a new product category in April, but beyond that little announcement, there is nothing else that the company has shared. It did, however, mention that the new product will not be a tablet or a smartwatch, which are basically the obvious guesses.
A device with the name Nokia 1100 appeared in a performance test and it seems the device will be running on Android 5.0. It is still too early to tell whether it is really a device from Nokia and we still don’t know what form the device will take, but it bears the same name as the now-retro device.
In the latest rumour surrounding the next Nexus smartphone (or in this case, smartphones), Huawei and LG will apparently be manufacturing a Nexus device of their own, giving consumers the choice of two different Nexus smartphones. Turns out our previous post regarding a Chinese manufacturer building a Nexus smartphone has some truth to it.
MSI has announced a range of new motherboards that support USB 3.1, which promises to be substantially faster than the current USB 3.0 standard. In addition to this, the new MSI Z97A Gaming 6 will also be one of the first motherboards to deploy the new reversible USB Type-C connector.
Ustwo, the company who developed the very popular game called Monument Valley, isn’t just a company that make games with beautiful artworks. The company is also an accomplished design studio and it looks like they want to redesign your car’s dashboard to not only make things a whole lot prettier, but also more useful than ever.
The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has filed a police report against a man who flew his drone up to planes landing at KLIA to take pictures. The DCA said that the act was reckless and was endangering the lives of those on the planes. On the other hand, it appears that the Malaysian Airports Berhad (MAB) thinks that this is a good idea and wants him to work for it.
Originally called SoFIA which stands for Smart or Feature phone with Intel Architecture, the new Intel Atom x3 processors were officially launched here at Mobile World Congress 2015 earlier this week. Made for the entry and value segment of the market, devices featuring these new processor will only be ready for consumers later this year but that doesn’t stop Intel from showcasing several reference design smartphones and tablets at its booth in MWC.