Several months ago, Xiaomi entered the Malaysian market, with an online-only sales model. That meant the company only sold its products officially online, which was a unique factor that arguably made the already-desirable devices a lot more difficult to obtain – especially for those who aren’t used to e-commerce. This phenomenon exposed a secondary economy, and one that had been thriving on devices which have high demand.
Now that the iPhone 6 is officially out, these enterprising retailers – colloquially known as scalpers, for obvious reasons – are out to play once again.
While it has been known for quite some time that Rockstar Games is already working to deliver Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, it is only today that the developer has finally revealed the actual release date for all three version of the game. Yup, the next-gen consoles and PC gamers will finally be able to enjoy the game which is currently limited to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
We are not kidding when we said that September is the month of new smartphones. Here comes two more new models into our market but surprisingly, these phone are not from your usual list of suspects.
Instead, these new smartphones called F5 (shown above) and T3 comes from BenQ which were originally launched in China and Taiwan two months ago.
Looks like 19 September will be a big day for both Samsung and HTC in Malaysia. Shortly after it was announced that Samsung will launch its Galaxy Alpha smartphone in Malaysia next Friday, HTC Malaysia has now begun sending invites for the launch of the its Butterfly 2 smartphone here in the country.
Now that Maxis is offering the Xiaomi Redmi Note, along with Celcom and DiGi, let’s take a look at who’s got the better deal. All three telcos are offering the phablet from Xiaomi for a very low price – from RM0 for Maxis and DiGi and from RM38 for Celcom, but they all come with a 24 months contract so if you wish to sign up, you’d better pick the right package because you’ll need to use it for two whole years.
A leaked front panel bearing the Microsoft name have appeared on the internet. We could be inclined to believe that this is the real deal after news of the Nokia brand being dropped appeared yesterday. First published by French website NowhereElse, the images appear to show a large glass panel that may slightly resemble the one found on the Lumia line of smartphones.
Qualcomm is preparing to further expand its reach in the budget smartphone market with the new Snapdragon 210 processor. The main weapon in this arsenal is its ability to bring LTE capabilities to sub-US$100 (RM320) smartphones, which is something that competitor MediaTek has yet to achieve.
Graphics power has always been an issue with gaming laptops, and it is nigh impossible to install a full sized GPU without losing all semblance of portability. MSI’s solution to this problem is to provide the new GS30 Shadow gaming laptop with a GamingDock that will boost performance when the two are combined.
Malaysia Day will be happening next Tuesday, 16 September 2014 and in celebration, Samsung Malaysia is offering a free Samsung Gear Fit with every purchase of selected items in participating Samsung Authorised Dealers. Buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy S5 or a Galaxy Note 3, and Samsung will give you a brand new Samsung Gear Fit at absolutely no cost.
A new free-to-play version of Counter-Strike will be entering an open beta phase later this month. Known as Counter-strike Nexon: Zombies, it was originally assumed to be a Western port of the Korean Counter-strike Online 2. However, it is apparently a genuine new standalone title, and will feature new game modes and models. Despite all this, it appears to be unavailable in Asia.
Hate your iOS device because the keyboard is just too annoying but you have no choice but to stick to it? Well, it looks like that problem will be over very soon, SwiftKey recently announced that its award-winning keyboard will be heading to iOS on 17 September 2014 – the day where iOS 8 will be released to users.