It’s been said time and again now that at its peak, Nokia were not only making the best handphones in the world, but the Finnish company were also readying plans for an eventual change into smart devices. Tales of building its first smartphone and an “ecosystem” before the word even became synonymous with smartphones are aplenty, but many will not be aware of the fact that Nokia was also very, very close to releasing its first tablet in 2001 – nine years before the original iPad was announced.
On the day after Nokia and Microsoft announced the finalization of the American giants’ acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division – and the renaming of the Nokia brand to Microsoft Mobile – let’s take a look at the Nokia tablet that the company felt was too far ahead of its time.
As an online card game, Hearthstone does its best to remove most of the human interaction. There’s an opinion piece on Polygon about how the lack of chat options makes for a better game. That will all change on 26 April, when Blizzard hosts Fireside Gathering; which are events for Hearthstone players to meet up and play the game in the real world.
Users on Reddit have discovered an unusual piece of malware that only exists on Apple devices that have been jailbroken. Called Unflod, it intercepts all incoming data and attempts to steal user’s Apple passwords. Security researcher Sophos is currently looking into the source of the malware but neither it, nor Reddit users, have been able to determine how it spreads.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and Google are attempting to entice developers to release games on their platform first. Gaming apps are a vital piece of the mobile eco-system, and both companies are preparing to escalate the competition to the next level. However, while popular games are a large draw to mobile platforms it is not easy to tell which game will draw the crowds.
Nokia has halted sales of its first Windows RT 8.1 tablet, the Lumia 2520, due to safety issues arising from the tablet’s charger. The charger, manufactured by a third-party manufacturer, has a design flaw which could result in users being on the receiving end of an electric shock.
Now that the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab has finally landed in our shores for a retail price of RM999, you can purchase the device from redONE and enjoy a rebate worth RM120. redONE Mobile, Malaysia’s only postpaid MVNO is offering the Slate 6 with its postpaid plan at only RM58/month.
Microsoft has officially announced the existence of Age of Empires: World Domination for mobile devices. There are few details about the game, and it is unknown how the classic real-time strategy gameplay will be adapted for a touch interface, although the preview video promises a new battle system.
This is rather surprising: with any indication, Sony Malaysia today has announced the availability of the new Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet in our market. As you might able to recall, the tablet was originally launched at MWC 2014 and a number of Sony Centre in Klang Valley have begin to accept pre-orders from customers last month.
Waking up early to attend Celcom’s launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 paid off for retired military office Abdul Hamid Husin as he was gifted the smartphone for being the first in line. Abdul Hamid had arrived to the queue at 6.30am, despite the Blue Cube in Sunway Pyramid only opening it’s doors at 10am.