Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lenovo announces S2, S2005, S2007 and S2010

Lenovo just announces four new additions of Android-powered devices, LePhone S2 Gingebread smartphone, the 5" LePad S2005 phoneblet as well as the LePad S2007 and LePad S2010 Honeycomb slates.

Lenovo LePhone S2 Key features :

  • 3.8" WVGA LCD.
  • Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset with a 1.4 GHz single-core Scorpion CPU.
  • Available in 2 version - 512MB RAM/ 8GB storage and 1GB RAM/ 16GB storage.
  • 8MP camera with 720p video recording.
  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.

Lenovo S2 will cost about $470 (Approximately RM1.5k).

Lenovo LePad S2005 Key features :

  • 5" LTPS display with WVGA resolution.
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU.
  • 1GB of storage.
  • 5MP camera with 1080p video recording, a 1.3MP front-facing snapper.

Lenovo LePad 2007 Key features :

  • 7" 1280 x 800 pixel resolution IPS display.
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 8MP primary and 1.3MP secondary camera and dual-mode 3G (EV-DO and WCDMA).

Lenovo LePad 2010 Key features :

  • 10" 1280 x 800 pixel resolution IPS display.
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 8MP primary and 1.3MP secondary camera and dual-mode 3G (EV-DO and WCDMA).

I am sure Lenovo LePad 2007 and 2010 will get a taste on android 4.0 soon!


Google Maps 6.0 bring indoor navigation

Google just release the 6.0 Maps, brings you indoor map and navigation where allowing you to find your way around malls, airports, IKEAs and whatnot.

Right now there aren't too many places where you will be able to use the indoor maps. Here goes the full list of retailers, airports and transit stations in the U.S. and Japan:

  • Mall of America, IKEA, The Home Depot, select Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Daimaru, Taskashimaya and Mitsukoshi locations and more.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Narita International (NRT), among others.

  • JR and Tokyu Corporation

The map is available to download via market..some region might not get it yet.


Nokia N9 PR1.2 update

I bet alot Nokia N9 user already gotten their PR1.1 update. But very fast, Nokia is working on PR1.2

Here are the major update in PR1.2 :

  • Button will look slightly difference.
  • New camera interface - flash control is available.
  • Face recognition in gallery.
  • A Manage application button has been added.

more picture preview of the update can get from the source :)


Friday, November 25, 2011

Sony Ericsson’s Nypon and ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset demoed on video

The latest Sony Ericsson LT22i Nypon smartphone made its first public appearance as several demo videos appeared. The ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset comes with a couple of Cortex-A9 cores, clocked at 1GHz and a Mali-400MP GPU.

As can see from the video, Sony Ericsson Nypon will be running on Android ICS.

No exact specification for Nypon yet however rumors it'll have 4.3″ qHD (540×960 pixels) screen - Which same with HTC Sensation.


Toshiba reveal AT100 and AT1S0 tablets in Malaysia

Toshiba released two new tablet, a 10" size of AT100 and 7" AT1S0 Android Honeycomb running device.

The Toshiba AT100 WiFi version is priced at RM1,699 and comes with 1GHz dual-core processor and 32GB of storage. The pricing of its smaller 7″ tablet hasn’t been revealed yet but it comes with a smaller 16GB storage capacity.


Celcom offered Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 package

Celcom is taking part to offered the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 after the own sibling, Galaxy Tab 10.1. Now Celcom is also offering the Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G version from as low as RM1,288.

But eh? The processor of Galaxy Tab 8.9 is 1.5ghz offered by Celcom? As everyone know both Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 for this region are running on dual-core 1.0GHz processor. It is either Celcom is offering the US 4G LTE version with 1.5GHz processor or it is another product mistake by Celcom.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 come to YES

Apparently YES is taking interest on Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and prepared a package for it.

Head on to Sengheng, Harvey Norman or any Yes Retail outlets from 25 November until 31 December 2011 and you can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi (RRP RM1,299), and Yes Huddle (RM399) inclusive of Yes ID worth RM50 and Yes credit worth RM90 for only RM1,679.


ASUS Transformer Prime demo Ice Cream Sandwich

ASUS promises to upgrade the latest tablet that come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future.

But i guess the time is coming very soon! Nvidia has released an official demo of the tablet running on the latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

ASUS Transformer Prime look pretty promising!

LG Optimus Pro & Optimus Net available in Malaysia now

LG has released 2 new budget Android models in Malaysia, the LG Optimus Pro and the LG Optimus Net. Both phone is cost less than RM1k where the LG Optimus Pro is a QWERTY candybar Android smart phone priced at RM649 while the LG Optimus Net is priced at RM749.

LG Optimus Pro C660 Key Specification :

  • 2.8 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (240 x 320 pixels).
  • 800 MHz processor, Qualcomm MSM7227T chipset.
  • 256 MB RAM.
  • 150 MB storage (expandable up to 32GB via external memory).
  • 3.15 MP rear camera.
  • Li-Ion 1500 mAh.
  • Android OS, v2.3.3

LG Optimus Net Key Specification :

  • 3.2 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels).
  • 800 MHz processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227T chipset.
  • 512MB RAM.
  • 150 MB storage (expandable up to 32GB via external memory).
  • 3.15 MP rear camera.
  • Li-Ion 1500 mAh.
  • Android OS, v2.3.3

Both android offer almost same specification however abit disappointed with the RAM offered by LG Optimus Pro which actually very important for multitask. However, no complain for a budget phone isn't?


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Nikon D800 image leaks

It has been three years since D700 launched and now is time for a new replacement. The image above is leaked Nikon D800 image.

Nikon D800 rumors spec :

  • Smaller and lighter than D700
  • Resolution: 7360×4912 (36MP)
  • CF+SD memory card slots
  • Slightly larger display
  • Excellent video quality, better than D3s
  • Video modes: 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24
  • Video AF identical to D3/D700


Lets wait for the official annauncement and pricing availability.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

HTC Zeta leak

HTC next phone, codename Zeta apparantly is on leaked!

This phone is supposed to have a 2.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 CPU and 1GB of RAM. Other interesting items on the spec sheet are a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display and Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed along with Sense UI.

The handset supposedly measures 109.8 x 60.9 x 9.8mm and weighs 146g. Inside you'll find 32GB of storage space, 8 megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and 1080p video recording, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Beats Audio and an 1,830mAh battery.

Not sure is the image is real or fake, but we'll follow up and find out more for soon!


Acer Iconia Tab A701 and A700 leak

After the hype of Asus Transformer Prime, Acer follow up the game! Acer Iconia Tab A701 and A700 running on the Tegra 3 chipset, featuring a quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU. In addition the display would be full HD 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution with 16:10 aspect.

That's all info we had right now and we are looking forward for more soon!


Sony Ericsson Xperia line will get ICS update

Sony Ericsson do keep their promise and soon will bring ICS update to their Xperia devices. Here are the list :

  • Xperia arc
  • Xperia arc S
  • Xperia PLAY
  • Xperia neo
  • Xperia neo V
  • Xperia mini
  • Xperia mini pro
  • Xperia pro
  • Xperia active
  • Xperia ray
  • Live with Walkman

Unfortunately, the exact date for the update roll-out start still not available, but hopefully they the Sony Ericsson R&D won't take much longer than the CyanogenMod Team to finish it.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Celcom & Digi bring Samsung Galaxy Note

Celcom and Digi finally bringing in Samsung Galaxy Note!



- 24 Months DG Smart Plan 68 – RM1,549

- 24 Months DG Smart Plan 48 – RM1,749

- 12 Months DG Smart Plan 68 – RM1,799

- 12 Months DG Smart Plan 48 – RM1,899

Samsung Galaxy Note Key Features :

  • 5.3 inches (800 x 1280 pixels with 285 ppi pixel density) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
  • Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset.
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB.
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash.
  • Battery 2500 mAh.

For more info go to Celcom and Digi official website.

Celcom & Digi bring HTC Sensation XE

HTC Sensation XE for both telco, Digi and Celcom is out!




HTC Sensation XE Key Features :

  • 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels); Gorilla glass.
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0.
  • 1.5 GHz dual Scorpion CPUs, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset.
  • 768 MB RAM and 1 GB of app storage.
  • Beats audio enhancement and premium Monster ibeats headset.
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection and geotagging.
  • 1080p and 720p video recording @ 30fps.
  • microSD slot up to 32GB.

For more detail info, check out Celcom and Digi official website.

iOS 5.0.1 available as an OTA update

Finally Apple release iOS 5.0.1 to fix some numerous bugs and problem.

The changes in iOS 5.0.1 are :

  • Better battery life.
  • Reappearance of the multi-touch gestures on the original iPad.
  • Improved voice recognition for Australian users using dictation.
  • Fixed bugs with Documents in the Cloud.

The update is now available as an Over The Air (OTA) download and weighs in at 44.6 MB.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime goes official

Finally, the long awaiting Tegra 3 processor for tablet it out! ASUS will be the first tablet to used it!

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Key Featured :

  • Display: 10.1-inch LED backlit Super IPS+ screen at 1280x800 resolution. 10-finger multitouch. Gorilla Glass.
  • Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU.
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2.
  • Storage: 32GB or 64GB. Also has ASUS cloud storage.
  • Wireless: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
  • Cameras: 8MP rear with flash, f2.4; 1.2MP front.
  • Ports: 3.5mm headphone/mic-in, microHDMI, microSD, internal mic, stereo speaker. On the keyboard dock: USB 2.0 port, SD card.
  • Battery: 25 Watt-hours (tablet only) for 12 hours of 720p video playback at 60 nits, 18 hours with keyboard dock attached.
  • Size/weight: Tablet - 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm, 586 grams; keyboard dock - 263 x 180.8 x 10.4 mm, 537 grams.
  • Apps: ASUS launcher, @Vibe Music, ASUS WebStorage, MyLibrary, MyNet, MyCloud, file manager, ASUS sync, SuperNote, App Locker, App Backup, TegraZone, Polaris Office
  • Other: G-sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, GPS.

Look promising doesn't it? A good replacement for current ASUS Tranformer. It will be available in 32GB and 64GB capacities and will also have a microSD card slot for additional storage space. It will be priced at $499 and $599 respectively. The keyboard dock will be an optional extra and will cost an additional $149.


Pink Galaxy S II Anyone?

Looking for a perfect Samsung Galaxy series for your love one? Why not a pink Samsung Galaxy S II?

Just in time for the holidays, the pink Galaxy S II will be available in South Korea at first, but might as well hit other markets.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HTC Edge to be one of the first quad core smartphones

Technology is moving very fast! The HTC Edge appears to be one of the first quad-core smartphones heading to the U.S.

HTC Edge Key Specification :

  • 4.7-inch megadisplay with 720p resolution.
  • Quad-Core Tegra 3 1.5Ghz Processor.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 8MP camera with f/2.2 lens.

Looking forward for the official announcement. I kinda like the screen size!


Panasonic announces LUMIX DMC-GX1 and LUMIX DMC-3D1

The rumors Panasonic new Micro Four Third camera is officially announces! Besides announcing the new mirrorless system, Panasonic unveiled LUMIX DMC-3D1, which is a point and shoot 3D camera as well.

LUMIX DMC-GX1 Key Specification :

  • 16.01 megapixel Live MOS sensor.
  • Venus Engine.
  • ISO up to 12,800.
  • 460,000-dot Touchscreen LCD.
  • 1920 x 1080 video at 60i or 30p in AVCHD format.
  • Built in internal flash.

Panasonic claim that the auto-focus system as fast as 0.09 second. The LUMIX DMC-GX1 will be sold in mid-December with the body-only version costing $699.99 (Approximately RM2.3k) If you get it in a kit with the 14-42 standard zoom lens, it will cost you $799.99 (Approximately RM2.6k) and if you buy it with the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S (H-PS14042) lens it will cost you $949.99 (Approximately RM3k).

LUMIX DMC-3D1 Key Speficification :

  • 12.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensors.
  • Venus Engine.
  • 25mm wide-angle lens (Twin).
  • 4x optical zoom.
  • Able to capture 8 megapixel 3D images as well as 1080i60 3D videos.

One of the interesting point of this camera is the ability to shoot videos and pictures simultaneously using the two lenses and sensors. This means you can record a video in 2D with one lens/sensor and simultaneously take a picture (with zoom) using the other.

In addition, the Venus engine that uses a quad-core processor that enables it to capture the 3D HD video in AVCHD and capture 8 fps in camera mode without auto-focus and 4 fps with auto-focus.

The LUMIX DMC-3D1 will be available in December for $499.99 (Approximately RM1.6k).


Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi LT26i leaks

Five month after the rumors dual core phone by Sony Ericsson and later is disappeared like smoke. But now, finally the rumors Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi is on leak!

Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi Rumors Key Features :

  • 4.3" with 1280x720 pixels resolution.
  • Dual-Core 1.5GHz Processor.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (might run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich when hit the market).

The Xperia Nozomi look very pretty! And buttonless too of course. Thus, highly chance it'll run Android 4.0 once it hit the market and start shipping. Looking forward for the camera built and performance as well. COuld be the sensor as good as iPhone 4S? ;P


Motorola unveils Motokey Social

After HTC Chacha and Salsa, Motorola is hitting a social facebook based phone with pretty low and budget spec.

Motorola Social Key Specification :

  • 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display.
  • 64MB RAM.
  • 128MB ROM.
  • fixed-focus 3MP camera.
  • 910mAh.

Another QWERTY keyboard android based phone that came with the special blue Facebook button on the bottom left, which is used for easy sharing of content. From the screenshot, looks like the Android is customized into simple version in order to run with the 64MB RAM. How well it will run? Let's wait for review.


HTC Rezound goes with Beats Audio

HTC had finally officially znnounced HTC Rezound. The HTC Rezound with Beats Audio is the company's new Android flagship.

HTC Rezound Key Specification :

  • 4.3-inch 1280x720 pixels display (342 ppi).
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Scorpion processor.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 16GB built in Memory and expandable via external memory.
  • 8MP f/2.2 camera with dual LED flash.
  • Beats Audio sound enhancements.
  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.
  • HTC Sense 3.5

Look pretty good with 4.3 inch display! Plus the camera with low f value is good for lowlight photography. Plus, HTC promised will update it to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich early next year.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Motorola XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition goes official

Finally, another tablet from Motorola. The company officially announced not one, but two XOOM tablets - the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition. Apparently this duo share the similar specification. This kinda remind me Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9.

Motorola XOOM 2 Key Features :

  • 10.1-inch 1280x800 display with Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
  • 1GB of RAM.
  • 16GB of built-in storage.
  • 5MP camera with single LED flash, 1.3MP front camera.

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition Key Features :

  • 8.2-inch 1280x800 display with Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
  • 1GB of RAM.
  • 16GB of built-in storage.
  • 5MP camera with single LED flash.

Both tablets will run Android Honeycomb 3.2, with the company keeping its cards close to the chest whether Ice Cream Sandwich will hit both versions of the XOOM 2.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Note will hit KL, Johor and Penang!

Love it, hate it! Samsung Galaxy Note is a confuse identity device but no doubt, is an awesome device that came with stylus. Eye-ing for this device? No sweat! Samsung Galaxy Note will have upcoming roadshow from 11 to 13 November at three different venues across Peninsular Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur: Bukit Bintang Entrance, Pavilion
Penang: South Side, Queensbay Mall
Johor Bharu: AEON Tebrau

Rumors that it'll be launching in Malaysia on this month! So keep your eye on this page, we'll update you! :)


Apple promise will fix battery life issue in iOS 5

I bet you know alot people complaint about the battery life in their iPhone, especially iPhone 4S that running iOS 5. It has been more than a couple of weeks now but Apple refused to comment on the situation, until now.

However apple has admit the problem and promise to release a software update in a few weeks to solve the issue. In addition, Apple already included iOS 5.0.1 beta to developers. On version 5.0.1, battery life will be improved. In addition, multitasking gestures in the first generation iPad, resolved bugs with documents in the Cloud, improved voice recognition for Australian users using dictation and other security improvements also included.


Nokia 600 is disappeared..FOREVER

Nokia 600 was announced back in August and apparently Nokia has decided to pull off the phone. All pages dedicated to the Belle-running Nokia 600 are now gone from the Nokia servers and even the Nokia developer website has no mention of it. Videos, featuring the Nokia 600 have been removed from the Nokia YouTube channels as well.

"The thing is, after careful consideration, we have decided not to ship the Nokia 600", said official Nokia Facebook.