Are you a Hotlink user? If you are, and you’ve got a smartphone, you might want to check on your credit balance. We have been receiving numerous reports from Hotlink subscribers that from late last night, they have been receiving messages that their internet quota has been depleted, and they will be charged based on usage. Needless to say, to those who didn’t read the message and did not turn off their data services, they would have woken up this morning to find their credit exhausted.
The above image, courtesy of forumer Mafiaz shows the SMS he received notifying him that his internet quota has been exhausted, but a quick check reveals he has only used up half of his 3GB allocation. Those who tried to renew their Internet plans were notified that the system was down, and those who did not turn off their data connection had their credit exhausted at RM0.05/10kB. We did a quick check on Maxis’ facebook page an noticed many more complaints of a similar nature.
A check on the Maxis Customer Support forums also shows at least a dozen topics on the issue, with no comment or response from the Maxis CS team in sight. At time of writing, a few customers have managed to lodge a complaint via the Maxis customer service hotline, but have not got any kind of response or acknowledgement on the issue.
Only less than 2 days to go before the BlackBerry Q10 officially arrives but it looks like you can already preorder it with Maxis. Maxis is offering the latest BlackBerry device from as low as RM1,178 when you sign up for a BBMore plan – BBMore55, BBMore88, or BBMore148, from as low as RM55/month. Unfortunately though, the offer is only available for new sign ups so if you’re an existing Maxis subscriber and wish to keep your number, you will need to wait till 15 May 2013.
Available on Maxis’ online store, you can do your purchase entirely from the comfort of your own seat, and the device will be delivered to you on 15 May 2013. The offers are as shown below:
Ever since it was announced at New York alongside Aspire R7 and Iconia A1, our eyes are locked on the Acer Aspire P3 since it is the first out of those three devices that will be made available in Malaysia. There are other reasons as well including its uncanny resemblance to Microsoft Surface which made us wonder how does it fare against Microsoft’s own Windows 8 tablet.
Anyway, we found out that we might be able to see it sooner than we expected. According to a blog post by a local blog advertising network which have been appointed by Acer Malaysia as one of the marketing platform for the device, 22 May will be the release date for Acer Aspire P3 in our shores. Furthermore, the convertible Ultrabook is said to be powered by the third generation Intel Core i3.
Meanwhile, we predict that the Malaysian price for Aspire P3 will not be far different from its listed starting price of around RM 2397 (USD 799.99) in United States considering that the price tag of the previously released Acer Iconia W700 – which features identical 11.6-inch display size and Intel Core i3 processor series – is also within the same price range.
Well, let’s see if our prediction will hit the spot this coming 22 May.
Fancy a quick family getaway but money an issue? You’re in luck! Bring your kids on a quick getaway with Malaysian airlines new promotion; If you book from now until 20th May 2013 for the travelling period until the 31st of May, every Adult ticket booked with MAS will allow an under 12 year old child to travel for free! This is a perfect means to bring the family on holiday for cheap(er). Book your flights at your nearest travel agent or MAS Ticketing Office.
Conditions as follows
- Booking period: 29 Apr 2013 to 20 May 2013.
- Travel period: 29 Apr 2013 to 31 May 2013.
- Eligibility: For every paying adult flying out from Kuala Lumpur, one accompanied child or infant is entitled to fly for free.
- Valid for Economy Class purchases only.
- Not applicable for promotional fares.
- Complimentary child ticket applicable for first accompanied child. For second child onwards, normal fares will apply.
- Valid for all international sectors, except for Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur-Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur-Chennai, Kuala Lumpur-Bangalore and all domestic sectors.
- Promotion is not applicable during peak periods, demand flights and subject to seat availability.
- Not applicable for online bookings. Bookings can be made via travel agents, Malaysia Airlines ticket office or by calling 1 300 88 3000.
It looks like Sony is very serious when it comes to producing high-end tough phones, the company just announced the Xperia ZR that wants to go for a swim with you. Boasting the ability to let you film under water in Full HD, the Xperia ZR is a waterproof smartphone that can be submerged under 1.5m of water; that’s even more resistant than the Xperia Z.
Beneath the 4.55” 720p shatter proof display, the Xperia ZR comes packed with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core processor on board, 2GB of RAM, and runs on Android 4.1. It features a 13MP fast-capture camera with Exmor RS sensor and a whopping 16x digital zoom. Other specs include 319ppi display, Mobile Bravia Engine 2, NFC and LTE connectivity on board.
No further details have been revealed regarding pricing and availability, the device is listed as “Coming Soon” on Sony’s website. Check out Sony for more information or catch the YouTube ad right below.
Fresh from launching the new Nokia Lumia 928 for the American market on Verizon, Nokia has begun teasing its new Lumia smartphone. The ad above was shown on British TV, with the words “more than your eyes can see” as the ad shows off parts of the device, such as the large camera sensor and flash module before ending with the classic Nokia ringtone.
The Finnish company is scheduled to hold an event tomorrow, where it is likely to announce the new Lumia codenamed Catwalk. Rumoured to be called the Lumia 925 when launched, the Catwalk will reportedly ditch the now-iconic polycarbonate body for an aluminium one. In addition, Nokia also has another Lumia coming soon. Codenamed EOS, this device is rumoured to finally bring the large 41MP sensor from the 808 PureView to the Windows Phone 8 platform.
(Source: The Verge)
It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini that is rumored to be announced later this month may actually be the real deal. A Weibo user, PunkPanda, recently posted a pretty large collection of pictures of the said device. Looking almost identical to its big brother in terms of design, the Galaxy S4, the mini comes in a smaller frame measuring approximately 13cm x 6cm.
Hit the break for more images of the phone posing next to the Galaxy S4 and more. No further details have been revealed yet like the pricing and availability but according to previous rumors, the Galaxy S4 mini will pack a 4.3” display, be powered by a dual-core processor and will run on Android 4.2.2 out of the box.
Check out our previous post for more information about the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.
Not long after its release in Japan, the English version of Soul Sacrifice for PlayStation Vita has finally landed on the shelves throughout the world recently including in Malaysia. With that, the people at Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong (SCEH, who are in-charge of all things PlayStation in our region) decided to celebrate the release of the game by having a community event for Soul Sacrifice specially for Malaysian gamers.
Taken place at the Sony Store in The Curve, similar event has also been held in Singapore shortly before Malaysia’s turn. Gamers – who registered through prior to the event – who came to the event were given a list of tasks that they need to complete inside Soul Sacrifice through the provided PlayStation Vita demo units or their own if they brought one themselves.
By completing the tasks, they were able to participate in a lucky draw that gave away a copy of the game as well as a brand new PlayStation Vita. The gamers were also treated to free food (always a good thing) as well as a discussion session with SCEH folks themselves on how the company can work to provide better experience for PlayStation fans and general gaming community in Malaysia.
Interestingly, SCEH folks have mentioned that they are planning to organize more PlayStation community event in Malaysia in the near future and hoping that more gamers will come over to hang out with them at these upcoming events. They are still working in getting the necessary arrangement in place though but nevertheless, it is something that gamers especially PlayStation fans out there should look forward to.
Do bookmark PlayStation Asia’s blog or their official Facebook page to keep in the loop with all PlayStation news and activities in the region but for the meantime, click on the Read More link to check out more sights and scenes from the recent PlayStation Asia’s Soul Sacrifice community event.
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