Update: ASUS Malaysia has reached out to us regarding the retail prices. With the exception of the MemoPad 8, all retail prices shown here are correct.
Back at Computex 2013 and IFA 2013 a few months back, ASUS announced several new tablets: the MemoPad HD 7 and FHD 10, as well as the MemoPad 8 and FonePad Note 6. While the MemoPad HD 7 is already available in Malaysia and the FonePad Note 6 was teased to arrive in October (which did not happen), there is no word on the others about their upcoming availability in Malaysia.
However, a leaked image sent to us revealed that these devices will be heading to our shores very soon. The MemoPad 8 and FHD 10 as well as the Galaxy Note competitor, the FonePad Note 6, are all set to be available next month. More importantly, the prices for these devices have also been leaked.
To recap, the ASUS MemoPad HD 7 is powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, and has a 7-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front facing HD camera, as well as dual stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology. It measures 127mm from side to side and weighs only 350g. The MemoPad 8 will retail for
RM699 (Update: it’s RM649 according to ASUS) and will be on sale from next month.
As for the MemoPad FHD 10, the tablet is powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz dual-core processor and has a 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS 10.1-inch display. There’s also a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front-facing camera, all in a body that is 9.5mm thick and weighs 580g. It will be sold at RM1199, and will also be available from next month.
Finally, the FonePad Note 6 was one of the highlights of ASUS’ IFA announcements. With top tier specs such as a 6-inch Full HD IPS display, Intel Atom Z2580 2GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM, dual frontal stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology and a bundled digitizer stylus, it was soon touted as competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note. And, given our shock at the leaked retail price for Malaysia, it could very well be. The ASUS FonePad Note 6 FHD will be available in Malaysia next month for a jaw-droppingly affordable RM1399. We’re not sure if that’s a typo, but at that price, that’s one hell of a device.
Given that the new devices will be available as early as next week, we’ll soon find out for sure.
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Just moment ago, Nokia Malaysia have officially launched the new Lumia 1520 for our market and have announced that it will be heading to stores next month with a price tag of RM 2159. At the same time, they have also revealed that the online pre-order program for the program will start from today onwards at…yup, you guess it, Lowyat.NET’s own Storekini online shop.
For RM 1999, pre-order customers will be receiving an iGo stylus, Macsonic 5200mAh powerbank and Kingmax 32GB microSD card alongside their spanking new Lumia 1520. In addition to that, the first 100 pre-order customers will receive a Coloud Bool WH-530 headphones too.
This pre-order program will last until 5 December 2013. For further details or to place your order, just point your browser starting from 6PM today to Storekini through this link.
As per our report last week, Nokia Malaysia are scheduled to officially announce the arrival of Nokia Lumia 1520 into the country today and that is exactly what they did just moment ago. Nokia Malaysia have confirmed that the brand new device which is the first Windows Phone phablet in the world will be heading to retail stores starting first week of December in Klang Valley and mid-December for the rest of the country.
In terms of pricing, the new Nokia Lumia 1520 will carry a price tag of RM 2,159 which is slightly lesser than the price that was announced at Nokia World Abu Dhabi last month. Customers are able to pre-order the device at RM 1999 at Lowyat.NET’s own Storekini as well as 20 Nokia Stores throughout the country and DiGi’s online store starting at 6pm, today.
Details on the Storekini’s Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-order program are coming shortly, so stay tuned for that. At the meantime, check out our hands-on first look at the gigantic Windows Phone on Lowyat.TV and our earlier brief look at the device during Nokia World right here.
It’s the holiday season once again, school holidays have started, parents are all busy clearing their annual leave so what better way to celebrate a hardworking year than to travel? Google has just made travelling to a foreign country a lot easier with the introduction of Google Street View for selected airports, train and subway stations around the globe – 16 international airports, over 50 train and subway stations, and even a cable car station in Hong Kong.
Having to transit in an airport if you have very limited time between your flights is definitely one of the worst things about travelling. With Google Street View, you can now check out the airports before hand, find the check-in counter, the baggage claim, or even find the place to rent a vehicle in your destination. The airports that have Street View include Madrid, Tokyo International Airport, Dubai and more. For those traveling to Hong Kong, Google has expanded Street View to cover the train and subway stations in the busy city.
Visit Google now to find out more.
We were fortunate enough to get a brief hands-on with the Lumia 1520 ahead of the official launch in Malaysia. The Lumia 1520 is Nokia’s first foray into the Phablet segment and is actually the first Windows Phone Phablet in the market as well. Check out the video on Lowyat.TV to see what all the fuss is about!
We’re working on a full review as we speak, subscribe to Lowyat.TV to get the first look at our videos as soon as we upload them!
This week has seen the seedy side of the internet surface. Social media has lead us to a couple of websites that are stealing pictures of young girls and displaying them online. Kind of like those male entertainment sites; except this time using underaged girls. There is no specific mention of those sites because I’m sure they fall under some definition of pedophilia.
Malaysian legislature doesn’t cover personal privacy; and neither does the common law (or at least the state of the common law is still uncertain). The recent implemented Personal Data Protection Act 2013 doesn’t protect private individuals against other individuals. But that’s not the point here, governments across the world are usually too slow to deal with the changes wrought by the internet.
Which means that anyone who wants to remain safe on the internet should take matters into their own hands. Here’s what you can do to remain anonymous, or at least private.
Article continues after the jump.
For those of you who are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the new iPads – iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display, Machines has just teased that they are coming soon and senQ has just opened up its registration of interest page for the upcoming tablets from Apple.
While none of the sites mentioned the exact date of arrival of the new tablets into Malaysia, Celcom’s ROI page said that they will be offering the iPad Air Wi-Fi and Cellular from Monday, 9 December 2013 and judging by how Apple works, that release date should be applicable for everyone else.
If you haven’t done so already, visit senQ to register your interest, for those of you who are interested in a telco package for the LTE version of these latest Apple tablets, you may register your interest with DiGi and Celcom too or follow Maxis to find out their plans when they release it.
One of the year’s top Android smartphones has been given the luxury treatment. Well, it was already given a third-party 18-carat gold treatment, but now HTC has released a new gold colourway for its flagship smartphone, the HTC One.
Following in the footsteps of Apple’s champagne gold iPhone 5s, as well as the gold Samsung Galaxy S4 (which was only available in the Middle East), HTC has introduced a new gold HTC One in Europe. It will retail for €625 ($845) and will be available from December 12 in Finland, though it is as yet unclear whether this will be available outside Europe.
Besides the new colourway, nothing has been changed on the hardware front. HTC has retained the sexy aluminium unibody, as well as the Snapdragon 600 chipset, 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 Full HD display and the 4MP UltraPixel camera sensor that continues to split opinion.
(Source: Phone Arena)