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When the BlackBerry Z10 came out, it was hard to ignore the throngs of people asking when the Q10 was going to come out. Fast forward a couple of months, Malaysia will be the FIRST country in Asia to get the Q10. The Q10 features a 3.1inch SuperAMOLED touch enabled display with a 720×720 resolution at 330PPI, Dual core Cortex A9 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB built in memory as well as an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. The unit coming to Malaysia will be LTE enabled as well. Weighing in at 139g, the Q10 is not the most svelte of phones, but it’s the design and the familiar physical QWERTY keyboard that will completely get you hooked.
The BlackBerry Q10 will come in both black and white, available from Celcom and Maxis from the 15th of May. Celcom is starting their pre-orders on the 8th of May, letting you be one of the first in Malaysia (and indeed Asia) to get your hands on one of these sought after handsets. The Q10 will retail for RM2,388 before carrier plans.
Hit the jump for more images of the Q10 from the BlackBerry Elite preview session
It was a nerve-wrecking few days for many at our Kopitiam subforum. Some eagle-eyed members found that there was a glitch over at Sony’s online store, which displayed PS3 sets going for as low as RM79, and even free for certain models. It led to quite a discussion at the forum thread (which eventually overflowed with comments, that a V2 thread was opened), as well as our front page write-up and our (and also Sony Malaysia’s) Facebook page.
A quick scan in the thread revealed that as many as 1000 units were ordered last Saturday when the error popped up, which would have meant over RM1.1 million in losses for the company were they to honour the orders received.
Unfortunately, Sony has decided not to honour the orders. In an email sent to all who ordered it last weekend, Sony Malaysia apologised for the incorrect pricing, where the RM79 and RM99 price was meant for certain PS3 titles, and not including the console. Internal investigations conducted by the company revealed that this was due to a “system error during unscheduled maintenance”, and as such, the company will not be processing any orders made during that period.
After weeks of speculation, and plenty of rumours and leaks, it is official: the next Galaxy is upon us. At Times Square in New York, Korean giants Samsung officially announced its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S IV.
Following on its illustrious and super popular predecessors, the 7.9mm thick Galaxy S IV retains the iconic design as the S III. The Galaxy S IV is powered by an Exynos 5 1.6GhHz eight-core processor or the more modest quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
S4 Pro 600 processor (depending on the region it is released) paired with 2GB of RAM. In addition, storage options include 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, expandable up to another 64GB via microSD cards. Connectivity options on the S IV include WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), LTE for all global frequencies, Bluetooth, NFC, IR blaster, as well as a temperature and humidity sensor. Keeping this monster of a device is a massive 2600mAh battery, which is removable.
More on the Galaxy S IV after the break.
In addition to the earlier announcement for the ASUS Zenbook Touch, ASUS Malaysia has also announced the availability of its latest tablet in the MeMO Pad series, the MeMO Pad Smart 10. As the larger sibling to the original MeMO Pad, which we previewed at an ASUS event at the end of January.
The new MeMO Pad Smart 10 sports a 10.1-inch LED IPS multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Instead of the Wondermedia chipset powering the smaller MeMO Pad, the MeMO Pad Smart 10 goes for a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. Also, there is 16GB of flash storage, which is complemented by 5GB of lifetime ASUS Webstorage space, and a microSD card slot.
The 580g tablet also features a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front-facing module, as well as stereo speakers. Also, there is space for a micro USB port, headphone/mic combo port and a micro HDMI port.
The ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10 will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and will be available in Crystal White, Midnight Blue and Fuchsia Pink (coming soon). It will retail for RM1099, and will come with a one-year global warranty. For a list of retailers offering the MeMO Pad Smart 10 now, download the list of retailers here. For more information about the MeMO Pad Smart 10, head on to ASUS Malaysia’s product site here.
(Source: ASUS Malaysia (Facebook))
Announced back in November last year, ASUS Malaysia have finally released the price and availability of the premium Zenbook Touch Ultrabook. Featuring a 13.3-inch Full HD touch-enabled IPS screen, the Zenbook Touch is one of very few premium Windows 8 Ultrabooks in the market today. It is powered by an Intel Core i5-3317U processor with 4GB of RAM, and a speedy 128GB SSD fitted inside. There are also two USB 3.0 ports and the latest Bluetooth 4.0, all in a svelte 1.3kg chassis.
The ASUS UX31A Zenbook Touch Ultrabook will be available at the listed outlets here, at a price of RM4099. As with other ASUS products, the Zenbook Touch will come with two years global warranty. For more information on the Zenbook Touch, head on to the ASUS Malaysia product page here.
(Source: ASUS Malaysia (Facebook))
Announced worldwide last week at the Mobile World Congress 2013, Sony Malaysia has given members of the media a sneak preview of the world’s slimmest Android tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z. The good news? It will be available sometime in the next quarter of this year. Unfortunately, pricing details were not announced.
Head on after the break for the Xperia Tablet Z’s specs, as well as more images of Sony’s sexy new tablet.
Astro, the largest pay TV provider in Malaysia, today announced its latest service. Having already received unprecedented success on its Astro On The Go service, which provides subscribers access the best of Astro’s services, the company has announced Astro On The Go (AotG) for subscribers and anyone abroad.
Hit the jump for more on Astro’s latest innovative service.
And it’s official, Samsung has just officially announce that it will launch the Samsung Galaxy S IV on the previously rumored date – 14 March 2013. The teaser didn’t mention a specific device, it simply wrote if users are “Ready 4 The Show” and invited them to “Come and Meet the Next Galaxy”, so what else could it be other than the device most of you are waiting for.
The Samsung Unpack event will be held in New York on the said date at 7pm EST. No further information have been revealed regarding specs but according to rumors, please take this with a pinch of salt, the Samsung Galaxy S IV will not be using its own Exynos processor or an AMOLED display. Instead, it was reported that Samsung will be using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset with a CPU score of 1.9GHz; sorry for the disappointment, no octo-core for you, not yet at least.
Other rumored specs include a 1080p SoLux display, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage, 13MP rear shooter, a non-unibody design, and finally a dimension of 140.1 x 71.8 x 7.7mm that weighs 138grams.
So, will this announcement kill the HTC One before its arrival? Will you wait for the Samsung Galaxy S IV?
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Chief Chapree says:No announcement by Microsoft about its global availability at the time being....
zork says:how about 1tb of cloud storage instead??...
Chief Chapree says:As mentioned in the article, not at this moment....
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