Love the HTC One’s sexy design and all the cool features it has on board, but don’t wish to pay over RM2,000 just for a smartphone? It looks like HTC is working on the HTC M4 (the One was named HTC M7), a mid-range Android smartphone that looks very much like the flagship HTC One, but packs a mid-range spec under its 4.3” hood.
From the image leaked on @evleaks, the HTC M4 looks almost identical to the One, with a sexy aluminum design and HTC’s New Sense interface with Blink Feed on board; even the speaker grill looks similar. The difference lies on the display, unlike its big brother that packs a Full HD quality, the M4 is rumored to come with a 4.3” 720p display. The LED flash on the M4 has also been relocated to the top of the lens.
Specs wise, the M4 is reported to pack a dual-core processor with only 16GB of internal storage on board and 2GB of RAM. The camera will also carry the 4MP UltraPixel technology like the One, and it will run on 1,700mAh battery that is as its design suggest, non-removal.
Expected to ship near the end of second quarter, the HTC M4 is rumored to come with LTE flavor and will run on Android 4.2 out of the box.
Earlier today, Lenovo Malaysia marked the arrival of the company’s latest addition to the ThinkPad family: the ThinkPad Helix. Announced back at CES this year, this new Ultrabook from the company features a “rip and flip” design, allowing the ThinkPad Helix to be used in four different “modes” as was shown before in the IdeaPad Yoga and ThinkPad Twist.
In addition, despite being a hybrid device the ThinkPad Helix is specced to be as uncompromising a device as possible, featuring the latest Intel Core i7 processor and a hefty 256GB of speedy SSD storage.
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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
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally landed in Malaysia, over the weekend, all our major local telcos – Maxis, Celcom, DiGi and U Mobile had their own respective launch events that gave away more freebies and such, and if you still haven’t decided on which bundle to pick, let us help you a little with this price comparison.
All the four telcos in Malaysia have their own bundle for the Samsung Galaxy S4, Celcom has a very broad option for you to choose from with contracts ranging from 12- to 24-months; Maxis is offering with its usual TalkMore and SurfMore plans; while both DiGi and U Mobile are pretty straightforward with plans for light to heavy mobile users.
Hit the break for the comparisons.
If you’ve been happily playing Angry Birds Friends on Facebook, competing with your friends to get the highest scores, then you’re going to love this because Rovio just Tweeted that they will release Angry Birds Friends for mobile soon. To be available this Thursday for both Android and iOS platform, Angry Birds Friends will have weekly tournament whereby the winners will be awarded with medals.
No further information have been released regarding the game as to exactly how things will work, but I guess it shouldn’t be too different from what you can get on Facebook. Remember to mark your calendar for 2 May 2013 and visit your respective application store to check them out.
Tons of Android users have been enjoying Google Now as part of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for their device and today, iOS users are able to use the app as well through the newly updated Google Search app for the operating system.
Well, Google Now for iOS is not exactly a secret though as the promotional video for the function has appeared online last month which was subsequently pull out from circulation soon after. Sure enough, the promo pops up again once the updated Google Search app goes live moments ago:
So, hit on this link to download Google Search with Google Now app for iOS if you planning to give it a try on your iPad and iPhone. At the same time, we would how many iOS users out there would prefer Google Now over Siri and vice-versa. Let us know your thoughts through the comment section below.
The HTC One has been launched in Malaysia last week, it is scheduled to hit the shelves (and your pockets) in early May (ETA 6 May 2013 from DiGi and Senheng), and if you’re wondering if you should get this flagship smartphone from HTC, check out this torture test done by PhoneBuff that comprises of a key, a knife and a huge hammer.
We won’t give away the ending, but just to let you know, the phone will get scratched and hit not only on the display, but also on the sides and at the back. Is the aluminum back just sexy, or is it durable? Watch the video and find out.
We hope you enjoyed that. And just for you to end your boring old mundane Monday, hit the break for more torture test videos done on the latest smartphones in the market including the Galaxy S4.
Samsung has just announced its latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3. Featuring lower-end specs and Samsung’s iconic design language, the Galaxy Tab 3 looks set to cater to another target market in its product portfolio.
The Galaxy Tab 3 sheds close to 40g off the Galaxy Tab 2‘s weight, and is also smaller in every dimension, including thinner side bezels. Powered by a more powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Samsung’s latest tablet also runs on a newer version of Android (4.1 Jelly Bean) than the Galaxy Tab 2.
Otherwise, this is pretty much the same tablet. The Galaxy Tab 3 retains the same 7-inch 1024 x 600 TFT screen, the same 3MP rear and 1.3MP front facing cameras, similar 8 or 16GB internal storage options (with support for 64GB microSD cards) and 1GB of RAM as well as the same 4000mAh battery.
The Galaxy Tab 3 will be available in both WiFi-only and WiFi+3G variants. The WiFi-only variant will be available globally from May, while the 3G version will roll out in June. Pricing details for both, however, were not revealed.
So after the controversial acquisition of OMGPOP, the orignators of the classic social game “Draw Something”, Zynga have launched their “new and improved” sequel aptly titled Draw Something 2. When it first came out, many an hour was spent laughing at how terrible your friends are at drawing before you realise you’re even worse at guessing. The pictionary-esque game has been updated with a couple of new features including new textures, new play modes, new drawing tools as well as an obligatory social feed that lets you follow friends, celebrities or even artists. Users can comment on pictures what are shared as well even if its not part of their game. Will this be enough to wrestle your attention away from that damn candy? Only time will tell…
Draw Something 2 is now available on your iOS device. No word on Android equivalent yet!
At the tail end of last week, we were at the HTC Malaysia media launch of the new flagship, the HTC One. Here are some of the features that were demoed that night.
If you want to read our camera comparisons or even our initial preview of the phone, head on over to the link below!
About 2 weeks back, Samsung quietly rolled out its latest Galaxy Note device – Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to Samsung Malaysia outlets as well as to Senheng stores nationwide. You can buy it outright for RM1,699 at the stores, but if you were hoping to purchase the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet along with a data plan, check out Celcom’s bundle – Celcom is now offering the Galaxy Note 8.0 with its data plan and pay per use voice rate from as low as RM1,088.
Available with a 12- or 24-months contract, you can sign up for a Celcom First Data Lite, Basic or Advance plan with data volume of up to 6GB. The plans are as shown below:
Visit Celcom for more information.
This is definitely a great way to start the weekend, you’ve seen the phone bundles from the rest of the Malaysian telcos, here’s what Celcom has got to offer. Sign up for a Celcom First postpaid plan along with a mobile internet data of up to 5GB and you can own the Samsung Galaxy S4 from as low as RM1,338.