Panasonic, which exited the smartphone game some two years ago, has now returned…technically. The company has just announced the new CM1 smartphone at Photokina 2014, but Panasonic prefers that it be known as a camera first, smartphone second; it is even branded as a Lumix. And judging by the camera specs, it isn’t hard to figure out why.
Who says you’ll need to sell a kidney or two to own the latest smartphones in the market? Google’s Android One initiative, which was announced in Google I/O back in May, will bring high-quality and affordable smartphones to emerging market, and they have just announced three new Android One smartphones earlier today in an event in India.
Little known British electronics manufacturer My Go appears to be preparing to launch its own Windows Phone based smartphone. This news comes from a leak of the product page that was supposed to be internal use only. It may not be the next big thing to arrive on the market, but the information found in the specifications and product pictures could provide some insight into the future of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.
Last week, Oppo shared a teaser on their Malaysia Facebook page featuring a picture of an old-school phone with a rotary dial. The teaser that reads, “This was the phone. Time to turn things around in October”, is believed to be the next generation camera-centric N series smartphone from the company – the Oppo N3.
GSMArena seems to have gotten their hands on a set of images believed to be press pictures of the Oppo N3. It features a brand new design that honestly, looks pretty weird to us but worry not, you’ll still get a rotating camera similar to the Oppo N1, so you can take high resolution and perfect selfies easily.
One of the best things of iOS 8 would definitely have to be the ability to use third-party keyboards like SwiftKey, but it looks like things has just gotten a little more interesting. PopKey recently unveiled a custom keyboard app for iOS 8 that allows you to use animated GIFs instead of plain text or even emoticon.
In conjunction with the upcoming Malaysia Day, Microsoft Malaysia has announced a promotion for its entry-level smartphone the Nokia Lumia 530. Currently priced at RM 355, customers are able to purchase the highly affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device for only RM 57 under the special promo.
Several months ago, Xiaomi entered the Malaysian market, with an online-only sales model. That meant the company only sold its products officially online, which was a unique factor that arguably made the already-desirable devices a lot more difficult to obtain – especially for those who aren’t used to e-commerce. This phenomenon exposed a secondary economy, and one that had been thriving on devices which have high demand.
Now that the iPhone 6 is officially out, these enterprising retailers – colloquially known as scalpers, for obvious reasons – are out to play once again.
We are not kidding when we said that September is the month of new smartphones. Here comes two more new models into our market but surprisingly, these phone are not from your usual list of suspects.
Instead, these new smartphones called F5 (shown above) and T3 comes from BenQ which were originally launched in China and Taiwan two months ago.
Looks like 19 September will be a big day for both Samsung and HTC in Malaysia. Shortly after it was announced that Samsung will launch its Galaxy Alpha smartphone in Malaysia next Friday, HTC Malaysia has now begun sending invites for the launch of the its Butterfly 2 smartphone here in the country.
Now that Maxis is offering the Xiaomi Redmi Note, along with Celcom and DiGi, let’s take a look at who’s got the better deal. All three telcos are offering the phablet from Xiaomi for a very low price – from RM0 for Maxis and DiGi and from RM38 for Celcom, but they all come with a 24 months contract so if you wish to sign up, you’d better pick the right package because you’ll need to use it for two whole years.
A leaked front panel bearing the Microsoft name have appeared on the internet. We could be inclined to believe that this is the real deal after news of the Nokia brand being dropped appeared yesterday. First published by French website NowhereElse, the images appear to show a large glass panel that may slightly resemble the one found on the Lumia line of smartphones.