The new Oppo N1 is now available in Malaysia, and Oppo is touting the prowess of its swiveling 13MP camera sensor as one of the best around. At the launch event held yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, we had a brief encounter with the company’s flagship smartphone to test out the low-light capabilities of the device. Check out some sample images after the jump!
In addition to the N1, Chinese smartphone makers Oppo has also announced three other smartphones that will be making its way to the country: the Find 5 Mini, the R1 and the Oppo Neo. Together with the flagship N1, it appears Oppo are hitting the ground running with an attack on the Malaysian mobile scene on both the high- and low-end markets.
Oppo has officially announced its arrival in Malaysia today with the launch of its latest flagship device, the N1. Touted as the world’s first swivelling smartphone camera, the Oppo N1 will retail at RM1798. Update: the Oppo N1 will be available in Malaysia at its flagship retail store in Plaza Low Yat from the end of this month, before gradually hitting other markets.
Last Friday, DiGi hosted #IdeaJam, the first ever idea accelerator session for its Challenge for Change (DiGiCFC) programme. This 4-hour interactive event gathered about 150 people including the Challenge’s best 60 idea contributors together with industry experts to refine the quality and potential of these ideas, in a bid to identify the season’s top 20.
In its fifth edition, the DiGi Challenge for Change aims to solve issues affecting the everyday Malaysian with mobile applications. Open to all Malaysians, the Challenge for Change programme rewards the best app ideas and provides a platform to connect the people with ideas with developers who could help make these ideas a reality.
This year, the DiGi Challenge for Change received over 2500 idea submissions, where they were narrowed down to 60 entries spanning across four categories ahead of the #IdeaJam session.
If you have been watching Barclays Premier League matches on Astro recently, chances are that you would also see a ubiquitous “Escape” logo underneath the match score on the upper left side of the screen. That logo belongs to ESCAPE by Celcom, who recently announced its partnerships with Astro SuperSport and Fox Sports as broadcast sponsors of the Barclays Premier League.
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Lenovo Malaysia has today announced the company’s first premium smartphone under the Vibe series, the Lenovo Vibe X. Announced back in September last year, the Vibe X was initially only available in China, before gradually rolling out worldwide last month.
This 5-inch smartphone is likely to appeal to selfie lovers, as the Vibe X is equipped not only with a 13MP rear camera, but also a wide-angle 5MP front-facing camera – complete with auto-enhancing features.
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We interrupt your CES news for this special announcement from Apple. It looks like Apple has got something special for Malaysian shoppers, the Cupertino company just sent out an email invitation for a special one-day only shopping event happening this Friday, 10 January 2014.
As with last year’s one-day shopping event, it should offer some of the latest Apple products at a discounted price. Apple has not unveiled anything yet so stay tuned to Apple Online Store (MY) to find out more. The shopping event will commence at 12:01am on 10 January 2014 and will end at 11:59pm. According to Apple, sale prices are limited to stock on hand and while supplies last.
Visit Apple’s Online Store now for great gift ideas then shop on the day of the event.
Always wanted to donate some of your stuffs to the underprivileged children but have no idea how you can help? Well, no problem, thanks to MyTeksi and Science of Life Studies 24/7 (SOL 24/7) , donating things to these underserved children is as easy as booking a cab. MyTeksi and SOL 24/7 are currently having an on-going collaboration to help collect used (and hopefully new too) toys and English children books, which would be donated to 2,000 underprivileged children in the rural areas of Malaysia. Called “Delivering Happiness”, the charity drive will gather all these toys and books from the general public to fill 20 toy libraries in rural areas like Minusuh in Sabah, Kulim in Kedah and Sungai Suloh in Johor Bahru.
So how can you help? From 28 December to 19 January 2014 (only weekends), prepare 5 toys and 5 English children books suitable for children between the age of 8 to 14. After that, book a cab using the MyTeksi app from your location to MyTeksi headquarters (MYTEKSIHQ). MyTeksi will send a cab over and all you need to do is pass him the items and they will be on their way to put smiles on these children’s faces.
Christmas and New Year is supposed to be a jolly season celebrated by everyone around the world, so let’s come together to give these underprivileged children a jolly season they would remember and a fantastic year ahead.
Finally, the Sony PlayStation 4 is officially here in Malaysia which was marked by the official launch ceremony at 1 Utama earlier today. We don’t know whether it is intentional or coincidence but the event was actually held at the same venue as per previous PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 3 Slim launches several years ago.
However, the launch of PlayStation 4 was not as big as its predecessors though. Gone are the campers that we witnessed at previous PlayStation 3 launches since the console was not exactly on sale at the event and it mainly acts as a collection point for pre-order customers. Furthermore, the first official PlayStation 4 customers were pre-order customers from Sony Stores and Sony Malaysia’s online shop which means there is no reason for gamers to camp out overnight as there was no actual reward for being the first in line at today’s event.
Nevertheless, gamers are still able to check out what PlayStation 4 is all about as the launch today also served as a road show that will last until this Sunday, 22 December. Some of PS4’s launch title are on display for gamers to experience there such as Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, The Playroom, Resogun, FIFA 14 and many more.
In addition to that, visitors to the roadshow are also able to test out the equally new PlayStation Vita TV that will be released in Malaysia next year as well as the new Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3 and a number of new titles for PlayStation Vita. To have a closer look at the PlayStation 4 roadshow area in 1 Utama, check out all the photos from today’s launch event through the Read More link below (if available).
At today’s Limitless Possibilities event by Lenovo Malaysia, the company also revealed that its upcoming flagship Vibe X smartphone will be coming to Malaysia “very early” in 2014, with a release sometime in the first quarter. The Vibe X, which is also known as the S960, was announced in September this year at IFA 2013, alongside the Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga Ultrabooks.
To jog the memory, the Lenovo Vibe X is powered by a Mediatek MT6589T 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of non-expandable storage and a 2000mAh battery. There’s a 5-inch Full HD IPS display protected by Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 3, while Lenovo’s also fitted the Android 4.2-running Vibe X with a 13MP rear camera as well as a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera that also sports facial enhancement software.
Besides that, Lenovo Malaysia also announced that a refreshed edition of its current flagship, the K900, is available from today. The refreshed K900 smartphone now has double the internal storage to 32GB, and sports a new sleek black colourway. Its retail price has also been retained at RM1499.
Check out the other new devices unveiled by Lenovo Malaysia at its Limitless Possibilities event here.
Lenovo is betting big on multi-mode devices as the standout feature of the PC+ era. Today, Lenovo Malaysia showcased a total of nineteen devices at its Limitless Possibilities event, with almost every one of them a new product. The company’s hero products from IFA 2013 also made their debut here, such as the sexy Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga Ultrabooks. In addition, the new Yoga Tablet is also now available in Malaysia.
Check out the new Yoga devices and more after the jump.
The day all U Mobile subscribers have been waiting for is finally here, the telco has just officially announced its 4G LTE service for almost all of its prepaid, postpaid and broadband plan subscribers. Starting today, all new and existing users will be able to leverage on the telco’s high speed 4G LTE mobile internet with speeds of up to 75Mbps.
For the start, U Mobile will be offering 4G LTE to users in several strategic areas within the Klang Valley namely Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Buchong and Berjaya Times Square, as well as Taman Molek in Johor Bahru. To enjoy 4G LTE on your LTE-enabled devices, all you need to do is activate it by sending an SMS “LTE ON” to 28118. U Mobile 4G LTE is available for existing and new customers who subscribe to one of its existing plans:
- Prepaid – UMI 38 and UMI 48
- Postpaid – U58, U88, E58, E88, UD68, UD98, UD158, U Premium, U Platinum and Internet Share Plan 68
- Broadband Plans – MB40, MB68, and MB128 for prepaid and postpaid plans
- Booster Plans – Prepaid Booster 1GB and Prepaid Booster 1.5GB
U Mobile will be using the 2,600MHz spectrum awarded by the MCMC.
In conjunction with the 4G LTE launch, U Mobile will be offering attractive promotional LTE device bundle-plans starting from 17 December 2013 to 31 January 2014. Customers can take home a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at a price of RM999 when they sign up for the Ultimate Device 158 plan with a commitment fee of RM120/month.
Did you recently purchased a Nokia Lumia 1520 or any Windows Phone 8 devices out there and looking for ways to unleash its potentials? Or simply wondering what Nokia Lumia 1520 and Windows Phone 8 have to offer for you? Well, this upcoming Nokia Lumia 1520 Workshop in collaboration of Lowyat.NET, our online shop Storekini.com and Nokia Malaysia is certainly for you then.
Scheduled to take place on this coming Saturday, 21 December from 2 to 4 pm at Plug & Play Technology Garden in The Gardens Kuala Lumpur, the workshop is free of charge although you need to RSVP it for RM 10 at Storekini.com which will be refunded on the workshop day itself.
Complete with hands-on assistance by trainers from Nokia Malaysia, the workshop aims to provide a detailed look into the vast feature of Nokia Lumia 1520 as well as the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Topics of the workshop includes the Lumia 1520’s 20-megapixels PureView camera, Nokia MixRadio music streaming service, Live Tiles interface, WP8′s built-in support for social network, the Family Room feature, Microsoft Office, HERE navigation suites and selected key apps in the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem.
Together with the chance to win prizes worth more than RM 500 through a lucky draw, refreshments will be served throughout the entire workshop and each participant will also be going home with goodie bag. Not to forget, there will be a special promo offer for the Lumia 1520 together with other selected Lumia and Asha devices at the event as well.
To register or learn more details about the workshop, check out its official page over at www.storekini.com right away.
Recently, we have reported that the first three PlayStation 4 customers in Malaysia will be honoured with 10 years’ worth of PlayStation Plus membership. While that is true indeed, don’t camp out at 1 Utama just yet though because the recipients have been determined according to the clarification that we received from our friends over at Sony Malaysia earlier today.
Specifically, the first three PS4 customers that Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia referred to are actually pre-order customers that purchased the console from Sony Stores in Suria KLCC and The Curver as well as Sony Malaysia’s online store. In fact, we were made to understand that Sony have actually informed these three pre-order customers about their status as the first official customers for PS4 in the country.
So, I guess you need to pack up your tent, sleeping bag and folding chairs for storage then…
Meanwhile, our friends at Sony Malaysia have also confirmed to us once again that members of the public that didn’t pre-order PS4 prior to the launch event are still able to get their hands on the console at the PS4 roadshow in 1 Utama this weekend. They not able to confirm the amount of stocks available for the event though, so I would advise you to come as early as possible to secure your unit.
Even though Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia have announced that the Sony PlayStation 4 will be released in Malaysia on 20 December, they didn’t actually mention any public launch event during the PS4 Malaysian press event. Well folks, it turns out that the company didn’t forget about it and have confirmed to us through a media invite that they will be having a grand launch event for the console on the day of its arrival in Malaysia.
Specifically, the PS4 Malaysian launch event will take place at the entrance of the New Wing of 1 Utama on 20 December. We have also learned that the first three buyers of PS4 will be honoured at the event in the form of 10-year PlayStation Plus membership although SCEJA and Sony Malaysia have yet to provide information on how gamers could actually be part of these three lucky customers.
Additionally, we also believe that SCEJA and Sony Malaysia might have planned some activities at the venue throughout the weekend since the launch event will also act as roadshow for PS4 until 22 December. Not to forget, pre-order customers will be able to pick up their new PS4 at the same venue while visitors are also able to check out the new console themselves or even purchase one throughout the duration of the event.
We will keep you updated once we receive more information from SCEJA and Sony Malaysia regarding the PS4 Malaysian launch event later this month.
UPDATE[16 Dec - 1042PM]: So, we have received clarification from Sony Malaysia about the 10 year PlayStation Plus membership that we’ve mentioned above. Learn more right here.