[Update: Now with hands-on video shot from Beijing!]
Xiaomi’s meteoric rise as everybody’s favourite smartphone brand is relentless, and with the release of its first-ever flagship Mi Note phablet, the signs are that there is no slowing this train anytime soon. Shortly after the launch event, we managed to sneak some precious few minutes with the device, and here’s our first impressions.
Now that WhatsApp is finally available on the web, meaning that yes, it’s available for your PC and Mac, how do you get it to work? Update the app on your mobile phone, load the WhatsApp Web page, scan the QR code and you’re good to go.
Having problems with the update? Here’s a quick guide to help you out.
Xiaomi’s Mi Note launch event last week was a particularly significant one for the company. Not only was this the first real global launch event by Xiaomi, the Mi Note was also the first Mi phone designed for the international market. Even Hugo Barra, the Xiaomi Global VP famed for his casual polo tee outfits, was decked in a suit; evidently, this was a big deal.
It was also a big deal for Malaysian Mi Fans, as after the event it was revealed that Xiaomi will not be releasing its current flagship, the Mi 4, into Malaysia. This was the latest in a series of let-downs from the Chinese company, and for some, it may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. After arriving to such frenzy in Malaysia, has Xiaomi-mania hit its lowest ebb?
Claiming itself as an “independent entity that is not linked to any telco companies“, Don’t Bodoh looks like a nifty, professionally-done website that apparently allows users to “compare” telco plans and determine which one is most suitable to them. As we dug deeper in our effort to learn more about this particularly secretive “independent entity”, we learned that Don’t Bodoh is misleading users into believing that the site is actually giving sound advice to them.
In fact, Don’t Bodoh can be considered as a fraud depending on how you look at things.
With the release of the new Xiaomi Mi Note, suddenly the Chinese company is setting its sights on a market dominated by just a few phones: the premium phablet. This market is home to a select few devices which manage to balance a large screen with plenty of practical features to separate it from smaller-screened flagships. How does the new Mi Note fare in this elite club? And just for the sake of it, let’s throw in the Mi Note Pro as well.
On top of announcing the Xiaomi Mi Note, the Chinese company also officially announced the Mi Note Pro, the flagship phablet we’ve been all waiting for. It is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor and paired with all the latest and greatest hardware available in the market right now.
As it turns out, Xiaomi’s latest smartphone isn’t a revolutionary new product, but the new Mi Note opens a new product category on its own. The Mi Note is the company’s first flagship phablet to complement the Mi 4 smartphone, and Xiaomi has set its aims very high – to take on the iPhone 6 Plus.
When it was revealed at CES 2015 last week, Dell claimed that its new 2015 XPS 13 is the smallest 13-inch laptop in the world. Judging from what we have just seen moments ago at the ongoing Dell regional launch here in Thailand, we have not much reason to doubt that claim.
In fact, it seems like the new 2015 XPS 13 might just be the best XPS laptop to date.
Before the explosion of round smartwatches at CES 2015, the LG G watch R and the Motorola Moto 360 were the only smartwatches featuring a round display. However, as far as Android Wear devices go, the G Watch R and the Moto 360 are the only round smartwatches running the OS from Google. So how does the G Watch R fare as a smartwatch?
For all Dota 2 kakis out there, it is now time to sharpen your skills as the Major All Star Dota 2 Tournament is about to hit Kuala Lumpur very soon. Set to be the biggest Dota 2 tournament to hit not only Malaysia but also South East Asia, eight teams from all over the world will be fighting for at least US$100,000 (around RM 356,800) worth of total cash prizes.
What is it for Malaysian Dota 2 enthusiasts then? Read on below to learn more.
The pure Android experience is something of a rarity outside of the Nexus line of devices. A cheap Android smartphone, on the other hand, isn’t exactly hard to find. However, what if you want a cheap phone that is running on stock Android? Look no further than the second iteration of Motorola’s highly successful budget smartphone, the Moto G.
(UPDATE @ 5:13PM, 12th January) The Galaxy A7 has been officially unveiled by Samsung. Find out more about the device here.
At the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 launch event that took place earlier today, the Galaxy A7 was unexpectedly up for display as well. Making its debut in Malaysia later in February, this is the first time Samsung has announced the availability of the Galaxy A7 in any market. The big brother of the A5 and A3 is also quite the looker, so don’t dismiss it as just another product from the giant Korean company just yet.