At Sony’s regional event to showcase its latest devices from MWC 2014, the company has also shared some information about the devices’ availability in Malaysia. Yup, the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra, Sony Smartwear and also the Xperia Z1 Compact will all be coming to Malaysia – and they’re all coming next month!
Look at what we just saw on DiGi’s website, the telco has just unveiled its new DG Smart Plan postpaid plans and it looks like they will be offering 4G LTE for smartphone users as well…finally! Previously available for DiGi Broadband and Tablet Internet Plans only, DiGi has finally decided to roll out LTE for its voice plans and in conjunction with that, the telco also has got some new plans that looks pretty competitive with 2GB of data at only RM50 a month. Hit the break for the full details about the new DG SmartPlan postpaid plans.
After making its debut at CES 2014 and teasing the “pre registration” from Sony Malaysia, at an event in Jakarta, Sony have finally announced the arrival of the Z1 Compact. The original Z1 was one of the Lowyat.NET team’s favourite phones of 2013 and with the Z1 Compact coming in and trimming the size down while keeping it feature packed, the Z1 Compact may be one of our favourites from 2014.
As of 0434hrs +8 GMT here is a compendium of our MWC 2014 coverage in case you missed it!
Samsung has staged a surprise here today, with the announcement of the new Samsung Gear Fit wearable device. Featuring an integrated heart rate monitor, the sleek wearable aims to be the perfect companion device, particularly for fitness enthusiasts. While the Gear 2 Neo and Gear 2 made its debuts earlier than expected, the reveal for the Gear Fit came on point when Samsung spoke to the integration of life and technology for the S5.
As expected, Samsung has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 here at its Unpacked 2014 Episode 1 event in Barcelona. The new Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s latest push at making the perfect Android smartphone for consumers, with a particular focus on software. Unlike the Galaxy S4 from last year, this time round Samsung has gone for quite a revamp, with less clutter and more polish.
The TouchWiz UI has been revamped, featuring a new set of icons and an interface that Samsung promises to be minimal. Edit: The TouchWiz UI has merely been tweaked, with a new icons-based Settings page and less clutter in the UI as a whole.
We have covered this phenomenon when it popped up on our Instagram feeds last year but it seems that this clickbait scam has reared its head again, this time on Facebook.
Looking at the posts on Facebook, the modus operandi is the same. Share a page, comment and apparently you’ll be claiming your giftcard for $500 in no time!
Here’s another Public Service Announcement from the Lowyat.NET team:
It’s a scam. Don’t do this.
Today in Barcelona, Sony announced the successor to the Tablet Z, the Z2 Tablet. Coming in with a 10.1Inch Triluminos Display with Live Colour LED and powered by the 2.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM the Z2 Tablet shares a lot with its namesake phone in terms of design language. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is the slimmest and lightest 10.1inch tablet out there coming in at 6.4mm thin and only 426g/439g for WiFi/LTE model respectively. Rounding off the specs is an 8.1MP rear camera and 2.2 front facer so unfortunately no 4K recording here.
Finnish startups Jolla has announced that its alternative mobile operating system, Sailfish, will soon exit the beta tag with its upcoming software update coming in March. With that, Jolla states that the platform is now ready for global distribution. In addition, the company has also stated that the OS will soon be available to flash on Android devices.
In a highly unexpected and unprecedented move, Facebook has entered into an agreement that sees it buying out the popular messaging client WhatsApp for US$16billion in cash and stock. As with its acquisition of Instagram last year, Facebook says that it will be letting WhatsApp operate independently from Facebook messenger after the purchase but claims the deal “accelerates Facebook’s ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world.” Facebook is also throwing in an extra $3 billion in restricted stock units that will go to WhatsApp’s employees; those will vest over a period of four years after the acquisition is finalized.
Press renders of HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone has appeared online. Serial Twitter leaker @evleaks has appeared to not only confirm that the HTC One successor will be called the All New HTC One, but also that it will feature a gold colour option as standard instead of a limited edition colourway previously.
As it turns out, the Xiaomi press conference from this morning also revealed the company’s vision with Malaysia. In an interview with HardwareZone Singapore, Xiaomi Global Vice President Hugo Barra has revealed that Malaysia has been selected as the next market in its global expansion, and will be expanding into the country “in the next two months”.
A conversation with several Oppo staff after the launch of the Oppo N1 smartphone in Malaysia has revealed several huge plans for the company in Malaysia. The N1 may mark the coming of the Chinese giants in the country, but Oppo are already making plans several months down the pipeline – including that of its upcoming flagship device.