The month of September has just gotten a lot more interesting, on top of IFA 2014 which will be starting tomorrow, Apple’s event on 9 September 2014, and a regional event from Sony, we now have one more thing to look forward to as Google sends out invitations for an event happening in India on 15 September 2014.
IFA week is finally here but before the show starts for real, here are more image leaks of one of the more exciting devices to look forward to – the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. All the leaks we’ve seen so far featured blurry images but this time round, say hello to what looks like press images that shows off the Xperia Z3 Compact in a range of pretty attractive colors.
If you’ve always wanted to get your hands on Xiaomi Redmi Note, then look no further because Celcom and DiGi are now offering the phablet when you sign up for a contract with the telcos. Retailing at RM509, Celcom is offering the device from as low as RM38 while DiGi is offering it from as low as RM0.
Samsung. For the longest time, the world’s biggest Android smartphone maker has faced criticism over its Galaxy line of smartphones over its lack of imagination in design and worse, an over-reliance on cheap plastic materials for quicker manufacturing processes. As the competition produced sleeker, more handsome Android devices that made use of more premium materials, Samsung began to feel the heat.
Suddenly, it feels like the Korean giants isn’t the top dog anymore.
But, Samsung did not make its way to the top by chance. This is a company known for rapid iterations, and responds to industry changes quicker than most companies do. The result? The Galaxy Alpha, the first Galaxy device to use a metal frame. Announced officially only last month, it will make its debut to the world at next week’s IFA trade show…but we’ve had the opportunity for a quick peek.
Now that Apple has finally announced its event for 9 September 2014, are you excited to see what the company has got to offer? Over the past couple of days, rumors and leaks about the iPhone 6 have been making their way around the internet including NFC chip, components and more importantly, the price.
Excited about all the Sony IFA leaks we’ve been seeing so far including a Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and even an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact? Well, it looks like they’re all true and they will be unveiled at IFA 2014 on 3 September 2014. Sony just released a teaser video that not only hints at 3 mobile devices, it also has some clues to what they will offer.
Mark your calendar, Apple fans; here comes the next big press event by the Cupertino giant. Earlier today, the Internet was sent abuzz after media members throughout the world have received an invite from Apple for that the said occasion which is scheduled to take place on 9 September (10 September, 1AM in Malaysian time). If you can recall, the same date has been mentioned previously by a number of prominent tech medias.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1156PM]: We have finally received a copy of the actual, full official statement by SPAD which is not available publicly on SPAD’s website, even at the time this update is posted. The copy was sent to us by Uber. Read more to check it out.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1100PM]: Uber has come out with another statement, this time on its official blog. The company has also come out with #MalaysiaNeedsUber hashtag. Read more for the details.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1217PM]: We have received an official statement from Uber. Read more for further info.
[ORIGINAL POST, 28 AUG 1024AM]:
In yet another blow to Uber’s operations in Malaysia, the transport service which is rapidly gaining traction in Kuala Lumpur has been deemed illegal by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). This comes right after a recent public outcry by Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat-Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia (Gabungan) as well as Sunlight Radio Taxi Service.
Dialog Hub, a distributor associated with Liquipel Asia, held the grand opening of its first boutique store in SS15 Subang Jaya today. The store will specialise in providing customers with the Liquipel nano-coating service. Pre-coated devices are also available for sale at the store, in case consumers do not feel like surrendering their phones for a couple of days.