The first trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty game, called “Call of Duty: Ghosts”, was unveiled after last night’s Xbox One announcement. Unlike EA and DICE’s epic 17-minute gameplay video, CoD: Ghosts’ video is more run of the mill, with a focus to the storyline and epic sequences that the Call of Duty series have been known for in the past.
According to developers Infinity Ward, the new CoD title will also be powered by a new graphics engine that promises “amazing graphic fidelity and new innovative ways to play the game”. While the new graphics engine does not feature environment destructibility like that on Frostbite in EA’s Battlefield series, it also adds some new nifty movement-related features, such as the ability to retain momentum and automatically jump over small obstacles, and also to slide in and out of the battelfield – similar to what the Medal of Honor game implemented.
As we also know, “Ghosts” will feature a new set of characters, and a brand new story. Infinity Ward have revealed that the story will be written by Academy Award-winning writer Stephen Gaghan, whose previous works include “Traffic” and “Syriana”. Check out the behind-the-scenes video embedded after the jump – it’s a must-watch for all CoD fans.
While the arrival of BlackBerry 10 might have made previous iteration of BlackBerry OS pretty much outdated (no offence, BlackBerry fans), Porsche Design are still not yet done with their P’9981 smartphone which was originally launched back in 2011.
But this time around, only 25 units will be made available through selected Porsche Design stores throughout the world. The reason is rather obvious: this particular extra limited Porsche Design P’9981 Gold features a stainless steel case and a gold-colored titanium coating which is than further finished with a layer of 24-carat gold.
As if it is not pimped enough, the limited edition number for each unit is put on display right on the device’s camera cover that is located on the backside of the phone and is actually milled from a solid block of 24-carat gold.
No price was mentioned but frankly speaking, the Porsche Design P’9981 Gold most probably out of reach for us mortals given that the standard P’9981 already costs RM 6388 when it was launched in Malaysia last year.
[Source: via CrackBerry]
Apart from the Acer Aspire P3, Acer Malaysia today is also launching the new Aspire R7. The Malaysian unit of this multi-mode notebook is powered by Intel Core i5 and will be priced at RM 2999 once it hits retailers in June.
Meanwhile, the company will also be launching the 2013 Acer Aspire V series Ultrabooks in the same month although they will be arriving slightly later than R7; specifically towards the middle of June. Available in two different sub-series: the refreshed V5 (which is said to be slimmer and lighter than 2012 edition) and the all-new V7, the starting price for the 2013 Acer Aspire V series Ultrabooks will begin from RM 1,699 onwards.
Our brief preview of the Acer Aspire R7 and V7 alongside Aspire P3 will be available soon, so stay tuned but for now, do check out the Aspire R7 spec sheet and list of features for the 2013 Aspire V series through the Read More link below.
LG Electronics Malaysia has today announced its partnership with Brightstar Malaysia as the national distributor of selected models of LG’s Optimus smartphones. Effective this month, three new LG Optimus smartphones - the LG Optimus G, Optimus L9 and the Optimus L5 II Dual – are now officially available at all smartphone retailers nationwide, with the promise of more devices to come in the future.
Article continues after the break, with more information regarding the three devices.
Yes 4G, one of Malaysia’s telecommunications provider as well as a key component behind the 1Bestarinet initiative by the Ministry of Education, has just announced the world’s first 4G Google Chromebook, manufactured by Samsung. The Samsung Chromebook is a new type of mobile computing device, where almost everything is done in the cloud. Of course, relying heavily on the cloud requires an equally extensive high-speed wireless Internet network, which pairs perfectly with Yes 4G’s 4G network (the largest in Southeast Asia).
Article continues after the break.
The first of what appears to be five devices that ASUS will be unveiling at next month’s Computex has been announced. The Taiwanese company has announced a new Ultrabook, called the ASUS Infinity Ultrabook, and it will be showcased next month at Computex.
Retaining the concentric circles design that has become iconic with ASUS, the Infinity Ultrabook shifts away from the norm by making the lid and keyboard surround out of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Corning’s patented glass material also sports Native Damage Resistance (NDR) which increases scratch resistance, reduces scratch visibility, and improves toughness.
Incredibly, the new Zenbook Infinity will also be only 15.5mm at its thickest point – 14% thinner than the previous generation Zenbook. This incredibly slim profile, coupled with the use of aluminium and glass, is sure to make the Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook one of the most highly desired products at next month’s Computex – and one we’ll definitely look forward to seeing.
As mentioned previously, Acer Malaysia is about to launch couple of new notebooks today and one of them is the Acer Aspire P3. The 11.6-inch convertible Ultrabook will be available from today onwards and will come with either Intel Core i3 or Intel Pentium processors.
The price tag for the device has been set at RM 1,999 for the Core i3 model while the Pentium-based unit is priced at RM 1,799. Stay tuned for our hands-on with it coming your way very soon but for the meantime, check out the specifications sheet of the new Acer Aspire P3 right after the jump.
UPDATE (236PM): We just received the info from Acer that the Intel Core i5 version of Aspire P3 which also comes with 4GB worth of RAM will be made available in Malaysia sometime in June through selected retailers.
No price were given though.
UPDATE (741PM): The Core i5 version will be priced at RM 2299.
Another day, another set of rumors and leaks about Samsung future smartphones. Today, for the first time since the rumor started, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active appears in a video, looking pretty much the same as the photos we saw yesterday, the front part of it at least. Unfortunately though, if you were hoping that Samsung will at least keep the high-end specs, you’re in for a disappointment. According to the video captured by MobileTechReview, the S4 Active only packs a dual-core processor with an 8MP camera on board, I can’t help but feel disappointed.
As for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it looks like the next generation flagship phablet from Samsung might be on its way. The Galaxy Note 3 made an appearance on Antutu Benchmark, scoring some pretty impressive results – 27,914, just slightly above the Galaxy S4 that runs on Exynos 5 octa-core processor. Also revealed in Antutu Benchmark is a set of specifications for the Note III including a 1.6GHz processor (Exynos 5 perhaps, judging from the score), and Android 4.3 operating system. Few weeks back, Shin Jong-kyun, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics mentioned before that the Note III will debut in Germany in September with a 5.9” display.
Pictures after the break.
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