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MWC 2015: Eyes On with Intel Atom x3 Reference Design Smartphones and Tablets

by Chief Chapree · 18 hours ago · No Comments · 518 views

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Originally called SoFIA which stands for Smart or Feature phone with Intel Architecture, the new Intel Atom x3 processors were officially launched here at Mobile World Congress 2015 earlier this week. Made for the entry and value segment of the market, devices featuring these new processor will only be ready for consumers later this year but that doesn’t stop Intel from showcasing several reference design smartphones and tablets at its booth in MWC.

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MWC 2015: Hands On With Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

by Chief Chapree · 2 days ago · No Comments · 766 views

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In addition to the Lumia 640 and the Universal Foldable Keyboard, Microsoft has also announced another new smartphone called the Lumia 640 XL at its MWC 2015 media briefing earlier this week. The name itself implies that it is the bigger brother of Lumia 640 and there are indeed many similarities between them.

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MWC 2015: Hands On with Gionee Elife S7

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · No Comments · 621 views

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You may have heard in passing of a smartphone company named Gionee – it’s a Chinese smartphone maker that’s been steadily gaining a following outside of its home country. It also gained quite a bit of fame last year when it released the Elife S5.1, which held the world record for the thinnest smartphone for a little while. Yesterday, the company unveiled its latest smartphone, the Elife S7 which features a unique frame that promises to be harder to bend than the iPhone 6.

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MWC 2015: Hands On With Microsoft Lumia 640

by Chief Chapree · 2 days ago · 1 Comment · 534 views

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The news of its existence might have been accidently leaked out just before Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off earlier this week but nevertheless, here is one of Microsoft’s star for this year’s edition of MWC: the brand new Lumia 640. As you might able to tell from its name, the Lumia 640 is a lower mid-range model within Microsoft’s Lumia smartphone family.

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(Update: Now with Video!) Hands On: Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 9 Comments · 5.4k views

Just moments ago, Samsung has finally announced its two latest flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. With so much at stake, Samsung has made the bold move of redesigning its sixth iteration of the company’s flagship smartphone from the ground up, using premium materials along the way. But how does it translate to the final product?

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MWC 2015: Hands On With Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

by Chief Chapree · 3 days ago · 5 Comments · 1.2k views

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Apart from launching Lumia 640 and 640 XL, Microsoft seems to have surprised quite a number of pple in the crowd earlier today by also unveiling its brand new Universal Foldable Keyboard. Just like the previously released Universal Mobile Keyboard, this new Bluetooth wireless keyboard supports Android, iOS and Windows devices.

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[Updated with Video] MWC 2015: Hands On With HTC One M9

by Chief Chapree · 4 days ago · 13 Comments · 2.7k views

So, it is finally here. Officially revealed for the first time moments ago here in Barcelona, the HTC One M9 is the fourth flagship smartphone in HTC One series with its lineage can be traced back to the original HTC One X smartphone back in 2012.

However, it is hard to ignore how similar the One M9 looks like to its previous two predecessors: the 2013’s One (a.k.a the M7), and 2014’s One M8. Nevertheless, HTC insists that the One M9 is a much more refined product than previous flagship devices. So, let’s take a closer look.

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Lightning Review: Leagoo Lead 7

by Huei Song · 1 week ago · 7 Comments · 2.4k views

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Why buy a smartphone when you can have a smartphone and a powerbank in one? Leagoo recently launched the Lead 7, a mid-range budget Android smartphone that packs a huge battery under its 5” hood that can even be used to charge up your other devices. Desperately need to charge up your smartwatch or second smartphone? The Lead 7 will come in handy.

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IPRO Livepad 8.9: The Sub-RM 1000 Windows 8.1 Tablet With WUXGA IPS Display

by Chief Chapree · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 2.2k views

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A typical Intel Atom-based Windows 8.1 tablet in the market does not usually come with a full HD display. After all, such tablet is usually made for the budget segment of the market and having lower resolution display would tone its price tag down.

But not for IPRO Livepad 8.9 though as it is actually equipped with an 8.9-inch WUXGA IPS display. That’s 1920 x 1200 resolution, to be exact and believe it or not: the tablet still costs under RM 1000.

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Hands On: Samsung Galaxy E7 and E5, Coming Soon to Malaysia

by Huei Song · 3 weeks ago · No Comments · 2k views

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Remember the Samsung Galaxy E series that was announced last month when Samsung launched its Galaxy A series in India? Well, it looks like they will be coming soon to Malaysia.

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Review: LG G Watch R – Not Quite the Full Circle Yet

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 13 Comments · 6.8k views

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Smartwatches are not quite a thing yet, and this is probably due to the rather geeky or nerdy nature of such a gadget. If you’re afraid of being labelled as such, LG could have the perfect solution with the G Watch R, the smartwatch that sports the look of a traditional wristwatch.

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ASUS ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse Coming Soon To Malaysia, Pre-Order Opens Now For RM 279

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 552 views

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Back at Computex 2014, ASUS has unleashed plenty of products under its Republic of Gamers family which include the ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse. It might took the company quite some time to bring the gaming mouse to our shores but gamers now able to pre-order directly from ASUS Malaysia.

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