[UPDATE @ 8:03pm] The Maxis Midnight Express is now live. More below.
[ORIGINAL ARTICLE @ 7:43pm]
With pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus going live at midnight, Maxis will be unveiling its own special delivery service for those who make their pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Say hello to the Maxis Midnight Express, which will be unveiled later tonight.
Xiaomi has been quiet beyond its weekly flash sales recently, but behind the scenes the company is working on expanding its after-sales services. Several people have spotted that a Xiaomi service centre is set to open in Plaza Low Yat within the heart of Kuala Lumpur to cater for the increasingly large Xiaomi user base in the country.
The team over at Google’s Project Ara recently released an update showing off the progress of one of the most exciting smartphones to look forward to in the near future. The update consists of a video showing the work done at NK Labs (the people in charge of building Project Ara’s prototype), and demonstrates an actual working unit of the device booting up and running on an older version of Android.
DiGi is going big and loud with its upcoming iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launches in Malaysia. Besides being the first local telco to announce the two new iPhones’ availability in the country (by about ten minutes), it has also introduced a virtual queueing system with a twist. It’s called QueLi, and it offers you the chance of being one of the first to own the new iPhone in Malaysia, without having to queue to get it. Here’s how QueLi works.
Plenty of teasers have been posted online prior to today but nevertheless, the moment of truth has finally arrived. Just moments ago, Oppo has officially taken the drape off from its new smartphone, the Oppo N3 and as a direct successor to Oppo N1, the N3 also features a rotating camera.
There’s a new twist though: N3’s camera is actually motorized. In another words, you don’t have to use your hand to rotate it.
There’s no doubt that Xiaomi is one of the fastest growing smartphone manufacturer in the world. Just a few months back, Xiaomi was crowned the fifth largest smartphone vendor in Q2 2014 by Strategy Analytics and now, according to IHS iSuppli, the Chinese company is the third largest smartphone maker in the world.
For the majority of users that have experienced it, losing a mobile phone whether due to accidental reasons or theft is a rather troublesome (and traumatic) experience – all the lost memories or worse, the private data stored inside your most personal of devices. To help Malaysian users cope with such situations as well as an effort to curb mobile phone theft, the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has activated the Public Cellular Blocking Service (PCBS).
According to rumours on Weibo, Vivo is working on the world’s thinnest smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer also held the record for the thinnest smartphone with the Vivo x3, now held by the Gionee Elife S5.1 and also the very first smartphone with a 2k resolution display in the Vivo Xplay 3s. Their latest entry into the world of smartphones comes in the form of the Vivo Xshot.
Modern Sleek. That is the design philosophy behind Samsung’s latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. The South Korean company shared plenty of details behind its new Note 4 and Note Edge smartphones via its official blog, detailing key design decisions behind the two smartphones, from choice of material, the removal of the controversial fake stitching along the back cover, and even the curvature of the Edge Screen on the Galaxy Note Edge.
Fan meet-ups are a regular phenomenon for Chinese smartphone companies in its home markets as a way of showing appreciation for fans’ support for the brand. There has been some pretty epic ones we’ve seen in China, where the meet-ups are exceptionally epic – and now Oppo is planning to hold one here in Malaysia.