The Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) has announced a new mobile app that will make it easier to sort through local telco plans and make an informed decision when selecting a provider. Called CFM MY Mobile Rights the app will be released at the end of June
The BlackBerry Leap will be arriving in Malaysia next week, and pre-orders for the device have already started on 11street. As a full touch interface alternative to the BlackBerry Classic, the Leap is aimed at young professionals and combines long battery life and advanced security features.
[Update 11/5/2015]: A lot has happened since our last update. Almost all the telcos have new plans up their sleeves for the year, so hit the break to check them out.
[Update 26/12/2014]: We’ve added Celcom’s new postpaid plans with Optimiser to the list.
[Update 21/8/2014]: Since that quite a lot has changed over the past few months since posting this article, here’s an update to reflect all those changes. Maxis has removed most of its older postpaid plans and replaced them with an all new MaxisONE Plans that gives “limitless” calls and SMS from as low as RM78 a month. Celcom also renamed its data plans to the Celcom First One for those who complained about how the MaxisONE plans have too little data. Finally, DiGi added new iDiGi plans that are streamlined with its existing Smart Plan postpaid plans.
Just a little reminder, none of these plans is tied to any contract. Contract only applies for phone bundles, or when the telco gives you an extra discount for signing up for a contract. Otherwise, you will be free to change your plans anytime you want.
Hit the break to check out the changes.
Alibaba group is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Indian smartphone maker Micromax. The Chinese e-commerce giant is looking to gain entry to India, and its rapidly growing consumer market. Alibaba could be investing as much as US$1.2 billion (RM4.3 billion) into the company for a 20-percent share of Micromax.
It’s been around for over a year now, but the Google Chromecast is finally officially available in Malaysia, via Maxis. At RM170 (or RM150, if you’re a OnePlan subscriber), this little product promises to transform any TV with a HDMI port into a Smart TV, changing the way we spend time in the living room. Most of you may already own one, but here are some steps you can take to make the most out of the Chromecast!