Nokia has halted sales of its first Windows RT 8.1 tablet, the Lumia 2520, due to safety issues arising from the tablet’s charger. The charger, manufactured by a third-party manufacturer, has a design flaw which could result in users being on the receiving end of an electric shock.
The Oppo R1 is only a mere four months old, but the Chinese company has seen it fit to release a refreshed edition of the mid-range smartphone, which was launched in Malaysia back in February. The primary reason for this is to add LTE connectivity to the smartphone – but the good thing is, Oppo did not stop there.
Over the weekend, I watched a football match. It was a match between a team that’s had an illustrious past but has fallen off considerably from the heady heights it once called home, against another team who are in the business of buying success. This latter team is widely considered the antithesis of what football stands for; that hard work and tenacity paired with technique and finesse will win you the game.
Over the past two weekends I had also been using the new HTC One (M8). As the game progressed, I realized there were some interesting parallels between the fortunes of HTC with the first team: an entity that was used to being successful, which then endured years of being in the shadows, and is now on the cusp of a renaissance. With a brand new, refined and undeniably handsome flagship smartphone in tow, could HTC mark the start of a resurgence with its latest flagship, the HTC One (M8)? Let’s find out.
Right after its South-East Asian launch, the new ASUS ZenFone family is now available for pre-order at Storekini. These new, highly affordable Android smartphones will be available at a special pre-order price from only RM279.
Yesterday, ASUS finally launched its new ZenFone range of Android smartphones in the Southeast Asian region. Powered by Intel’s Clover Trail+ range of processors, these smartphones take the word “budget” and “affordable” to new low levels. With retail prices starting from only RM299, the new ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 could well be the smartphones to watch.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint scanner that can be used to authorize PayPal payments. Less than four days after it was officially available, a security research firm has found a way to hack it. Interestingly, the firm was using the same method that fooled the first fingerprint sensor to be found on smartphone, which is Apple’s Touch ID on the iPhone 5s.
It appears that Samsung Malaysia has quietly released the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo in Malaysia. The device, which was first rumoured some three months ago, was officially unveiled at MWC 2014 – though Samsung hardly made mention of it. Similarly, it has arrived in the local market sometime in the past week or two to little fanfare.