Monday, October 31, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S III may have a quad-core processor, depending on when it is launched

Samsung has just announced that they will be launching a new Exynos processor in 2012 that will use ARM’s big.LITTLE technology where the new Exynos processor will combine the new Cortex-A15 MPCore processor with the new Cortex-A7 MPCore processor on a single chip and will switch between the two as and when required.

The Cortex-A15 is the heavy lifter here and will be handling all the power hungry tasks whereas simpler tasks will be handles by the Cortex-A7. The Cortex-A7 is designed to be very power efficient, which means the device will be using 70% less power while running on the A7. Think of it as the Optimus Technology from NVidia, where it switches to a low power GPU when not doing graphics heavy task, except here both the processors will be on a single chip.

Both the A15 and the A7 will contribute two cores to the processor so even though it will have four cores in total it will only be using two at most at any given time. The A15 will have a clock speed of between 1-1.5GHz and the A7 will be clocked at 1GHz.

But this new Exynos processor is expected to come out in the second half of 2012 and unless Samsung pushes the launch of the Galaxy S III till then it will have to settle for the recently announced Exynos 4212 with a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU that has 50% more powerful graphics performance and consumes 30% less power thanks to a new 32nm low-power process.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Panasonic GX 1 Leaked!

A couple hour ago image of Panasonic GX1 is leaked.

Here are the rumors spec :

  • It has the same 16 Megapixel G3 sensor.
  • New image processing engine and ISO12800.
  • The fastest AF of all Panasonic cameras: 0.09 seconds AF!
  • Electronic Level
  • 920,000 dots touchscreen LCD (non tiltable!!!)
  • LVF2 external viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots. (no Built-in EVF)
  • Color: black, silver.





Look very similar to GF1 and GF2. What say you?


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nokia officially announces the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710

Finally, Nokia window 7 phone first ever! The spec and design are more or less same with previous rumors. Both Lumia devices running latest Mango, 7.5 version.

Nokia Lumia 800 design are similar to Nokia N9. It also using microsim like Nokia N9! The camera of the Lumia 800 is an 8MP f/2.2 camera with Carl Zeiss optics with auto-focus and dual LED flash. Lumia 800 also features Nokia Drive, which is the first voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation on a Windows Phone device.

Nokia Lumia 800 Key Features :

  • 3.7 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels).
  • 1.4 GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 3D Graphics HW Accelerator.
  • 512 MB RAM.
  • 16 GB storage.
  • 8 MP Carl Zeiss optics.
  • 1450 mAh.

Meanwhile, Nokia Lumia 710 share pretty similar spec with its big brother. One of the interesting part of this phone is the Lumia 710 will come with interchangeable back covers, helping you match the color of your Windows Phone tiles..

Nokia Lumia 710 Key Features :

  • 3.7 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen ( 480 x 800 pixels).
  • 1.4 GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 3D Graphics HW Accelerator.
  • 512 MB RAM.
  • 8 GB storage.
  • 5 MP camera.
  • 1300 mAh.

Both the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are expected to hit stores in November.

Prices for the Lumia 710 will start at about €270 (Approximately RM1350), while the estimated price of the Lumia 800 is about €420 (Approximately RM2100).


Nokia unveil Asha 200, 201, 300, 303 at Nokia World

Nokia World just ended and Nokia introduced 4 new line Asha series phones. All of these devices are running on Series 40. Asha comes from Hindi and means something along the line of hope.

Nokia Asha 200 and 201 share similar design and looks like Nokia C3. Nokia claim it come with the most loudest speaker on it. The 200 is a dual-SIM device, while the 201 is a single-SIM one. Both devices offer QWERTY keyboards and Nokia have incorporated the popular WhatsApp messenger into Series 40. Both devices will also have up to 32GB on-board storage.

Nokia 200/201 Key Features :

  • 2.4 inches TFT resistive touchscreen (320 x 240 pixels).
  • QWERTY keyboard.
  • 2MP camera.
  • 1430 mAh.
  • Colors : Graphite, Green, Blue, Aqua, Pearl White, Light Pink, Pink, Orange.

The Nokia Asha 300 offers a 1GHz processor and 3G connectivity and it a touchscreen devices. It will feature a 5MP camera. It will not be a dual-SIM device.

Nokia Asha 300 Key Features :

  • 2.4 inches TFT resistive touchscreen (240 x 320 pixels).
  • 1 GHz processor.
  • 128 MB RAM.
  • 5 MP camera.
  • 1110 mAh.
  • Colors : Graphite, Night Shade, Gold, White Silver, Pink, Red.

Finally the Nokia Asha 303, a 1GHz phone with a 2.6" capacitive touchscreen and a keyboard combo. It looks a lot like the Nokia X3-02 touch'n'type. It also offers a 5MP camera on the back. It will Nokia's cloud-based browser that compresses web content up to 90% to reduce data consumption.

Nokia Asha 303 Key Features :

  • 2.6 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (320 x 240 pixels).
  • 1 GHz processor.
  • 128 MB RAM.
  • 3.2 MP camera.
  • 1300 mAh.
  • Colors : Red, Graphite, Silver White, Aqua, Green, Purple.

Apart from WhatsApp messenger support S40 will also get the Angry Birds treatment.

Price list of Nokia Asha devices :

  • Asha 200 : 60 EUR (Approximate RM 300)
  • Asha 201 : 60 EUR (Approximate RM 300)
  • Asha 300 : 85 EUR (Approximate RM 425)
  • Asha 303 : 115 EUR (Approximate RM 575)

Most devices will be ship on Q4 of 2011 except Asha 201 on Q1 2012.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How Nokia N9 was Made?

Who doesnt love Meego? The UI is awesome! Now we are on journey to discover how Nokia N9 was born.

I think this video is better than porn for engineer :P

Motorola Solution ET1, Tablet for enterprise

Motorola ET1 Key Features :

  • 7-inch capacitive touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass (1024x600 resolutions).
  • dual core 1GHz processor.
  • 1GB of RAM.
  • Android 2.3.4
  • 4GB built-in flash memory.
  • 8-megapixels autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 720p front facing camera.

Being a tablet specially designed for enterprise, the Android 2.3.4 is runs on an enterprise-ready version which is designed to be used around the clock by multiple users.

In addition to all that, the ET1’s battery is hot-swappable and is able to retain RAM data for up to 15 minutes when the battery is removed. Apart from that, it is also built to stand bumps and drops as well as extreme weathers.

The Motorola Solutions ET1 tablet is also the company’s first product to utilize their new development framework called RhoElements which uses HTML5 to streamline app’s development across various devices and platforms. The new tablet is expected to be available in the market some time in Q4 2011. To learn more, get in touch with Motorola Solutions through


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Digi Package is out!

Apparently the data plan price are difference from other! With RM98/month, you'll get 6GB plan and the tablet price will be priced on RM 1,584.

However bear in mind if you are interested, you'll need to pay for the device plus 12 months subscription upfront or pay installments over 24 months (24 x RM115).

For more information visit the DiGi Tablet Page.

HTC Malaysia slashes down Wildfire S, Chacha, Salsa and Sensation Price

Recently, HTC Malaysia just announced they'll slash down prices for Wildfire S, Chacha, Salsa and Sensation.

HTC Wildfire S will be reduce to RM899.

Meanwhile, HTC Chacha will be priced to RM799 instead of RM1099.

HTC Salsa received quite huge price reduction, from RM1499 to RM999.

Finally, HTC Sensation drop to RM1799, RM500 reduction as well.

Our guess, with the arrival of HTC’s new line of smartphones such as Rhyme, Radar and Sensation XE, it is about time for them to reduce the price. Good for consumer!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Siri in Android

Many of our readers may not aware that both the author of this blog is a fan of Android.
There are some discussion among the author on how ridiculous Siri could be but have no chance to try it out since at the moment, we don not possess any i-devices.
Voice command and recognition has invited far beyond our notice in few years back. Thanks to the recent announcement of Iphone 4S, the voice command has become a hip again.
As a result, the author install a similar voice command virtual assistance in her phone (HTC Desire) to test it out at this is the result:

Asked: What's your name?
Sam: It's Sam of course. At your service.


Asked: What can you do?
Sam: I can send e-mails, manage your Facebook or Twitter account, and find information on the web, just to name a few.
Sam: I have lots of useful skills. I can answer questions, check the weather, convert units of measurements or update your social networking sites. And I am learning more.

Asked:Where are you?
Sam: I'm here in your phone, What Is this. On call 24/7

Asked: Sam(Sam read it as send instead), you are stupid.
Sam: That's very disrespectful, what Is This.

Asked: Can you smile?
Sam: (The avatar smiled) Hows that?

Author's note: Everytime you asked a question, there will be different answer. It's more interesting than Siri because other than choosing the assistance to have Male or Female voice, you can choose it's avatar and the avatar can have interaction with you. It doesn't get less stupid than Siri but it will make a good company for you during your bored or stress times =)

So, what do you say? Leave a question to Sam on the comment section below and we'll ask Sam and answer it to you XP

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Asus unveils Transformer Prime Android tablet, Padfone news and ICS upgradeon Eee Pad Transformer

After the teaser release by ASUS yesterday, today they unveils the Transformer Prime, ASUS next Eee Pad generation. This will be the first tablet that equipped with quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3. Transformer Prime come with 10-inch display, mini-HDMI port, a 14.5-hour battery, an SD card slot and a top lid that looks precisely like its Zenbook line. It's 8.3mm thick, not sure is docked or undocked.

Transformer Prime will come with Honeycomb OS but ASUS said by end of the year or earlier, it'll hit with Ice Cream Sandwich! The official ship date not reveal yet but stay tune on 9th November for the official release!

In addition, ASUS chairman Jonney Shih just affirmed that the long-awaited Padfone will be shipping in Q1 of 2012, and yes, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be onboard.

Not to forget, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich update as well! But the official schedule still unknown.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ASUS teases us with next version of the Transformer tablet

Finally, the next generation Transformer is coming! The slate is rumored to be powered by the mighty NVidia quad-core Kal-El platform and will most probably be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

I know, ASUS always the best when come to innovative design.


Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. What new?

Beside unveiling the latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google officially announced Android Ice-Cream Sandwich as well. Compare to previous update, ICS brought alot new function into the phone.

Ice Cream Sandwich combines the tablet optimized Honeycomb and Gingerbread into a cohesive whole. The unification of the UI and APIs means that developers will no longer have to worry about multiple devices and hardware configurations and just have to develop their apps for one OS and it will automatically work perfectly across all devices. This is what Google promised us at their I/O event when they first announced Ice Cream Sandwich and that is what they delivered today.

Android Ice-Cream Sandwich key features :

  • Optimized for smartphone and tablet use
  • New user interface, with updated animations, transition effects, multi-touch gestures and live wallpapers
  • Improved multitasking
  • New homescreen folders and favorites tray
  • Improved lock screen with facial unlock
  • Improved notification menu
  • Resizable widgets, viewable through the application menu
  • Built-in screenshot utility
  • Improved text input and spell-checking
  • Improved voice input
  • Ability to monitor and control data usage
  • Improved accessibility for disabled users
  • New Peoples app
  • Improved Gmail and Calendar app
  • Improved web browser with ability to save web pages and incognito mode
  • Visual voicemail
  • Improved camera app with face detection and panorama mode
  • Improved video recorder with continuous auto-focus, zooming while recording, snapshot while recording and time lapse mode
  • Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor
  • Android Beam for transferring data using NFC
  • Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth HDP support

Enjoy some screen shot of Android Ice-Cream Sandwich








Samsung Galaxy Nexus is finally official, comes in November

FInally, the long awaiting Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Previously know as Nexus Prime) is official. Lets take a look on the spec.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Key Features :

  • 4.65 inches HD super AMOLED (720x1280).
  • 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm.
  • 135g.
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A9, powered by the TI OMAP 4460.
  • 1GB of RAM.
  • 16/32GB memory and expandable via a microSD card slot.
  • 5MP camera at the back and 1.3MP front camera.
  • 1080p Video HD Recording.
  • LTE and NFC support.
  • 1750mAh.
  • Android OS 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich.

The first Android ever that running Android 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich! If you guys dunno, Samsung Galaxy Nexus doesn't have any physical button and replace by the virtual button located at bottom on the screen, just like Honeycomb tablets.

With Ice Cream Sandwich, the camera can take and automatically stitch shots to make a panorama, shoot a time-lapse video and zoom while recording. The hardware of the Galaxy Nexus is quite unique. On the bottom of the device has a hidden notification area, which glows with a green dot when you get a new email, message or miss a call. The back cover is also covered with a specially designed material called "Hyper Skin" to protect it from slipping.

Here is some hands on video of Samsung Galaxy Nexus with some preview of Android Ice Cream Sandwich.


RIM announces BBX

Your hear that? Finally RIM announced BBX, a new platform for both phones and tablets. BBX combines "the best of BlackBerry and the best of QNX". The new BBX-OS will offer support for apps developed for the previous BlackBerry OS 6 and OS 7, but also Adobe Air and Flash apps, HTML 5 or even for Android apps thanks to the BlackBerry Runtime for Android software module.

RIM has also announced the PlayBook OS 2.0 Developer Beta. Its announcement is also accompanied with the Native SDK final version release with all tools needed for porting Android apps, support for Adobe Air 3.0 and Flash 11, as well as WebGL (hardware accelerated graphics for the web browser). All this PlayBook-related OS and tools will become available later today.

Gamers should be happy to hear RIM is preparing a cross-platform SDK called Marmalade, which is used to port code. The demonstrations on the DevCon showed ported games such as Tomb Raider and The Guardian of Light, Dead Space, Need for Speed, etc.

In addition, the BBX is as focused on the security as the previous BlackBerry platforms and it has EAL4+ and SIL3 security certifications. It’s also a good thing to know the BlackBerry PlayBook is the first ever tablet certified for government use.


Motorola Droid RAZR unveiled

Finally, Motorola Droid RAZR unveiled! This sexy designed droid will never let you down!

Motorola Droid RAZR Key Features :

  • 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass.
  • dual-core 1.2GHz processor.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 8 megapixel rear camera.
  • 1080p HD video.
  • 1,800mAh battery.

This new Moto is 7.1mm skinny silhouette and familiar topside hump. Moto's also included Lapdock 100 and 500 Pro compatibility, converting this latest red-eyed beastie into a power user's best friend. In addition, Moto included SmartActions software to manage your phone's battery life, shutting off Bluetooth when you return home, slowing down the processor speeds while on the phone.

A new personal cloud feature comes bundled with the device, dubbed MotoCast. Video, photos, documents and music can be streamed from your laptop straight to the handheld. And for the IT departments of the world, the RAZR comes business ready with Citrix Receiver, Motorola Webtop and videoconferencing abilities.

Of course, there are a slew of accessories you can pair up with that new Droid: two lapdocks, wireless keyboard options, HD docks and Bluetooth headsets.


Samsung Galaxy Nexus leaks

Samsung Galaxy Nexus leaked again! It seem it cant wait before the ICS event!

Base on the leaked, here are the key featured of Samsung Galaxy Nexus :

  • 4.65-inch 720x1280 HD super AMOLED display.
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, TI OMAP 4460 chipset.
  • 5MP Camera.
  • 1080p full HD video Recording.
  • 136mm x 68mm x 8.8mm.
  • 1,750mAh.
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Unpacked event will be on air later morning 9.30am (19th October 2011). I'll try to update here as much and as fast as possible since I am working. Stay tune on Dygadget page ;)


Canon announces EOS-1D X

Today, Canon had announced new EOS, 1D X!

Canon EOS-1D X Key Specification :

  • 18 megapixel full-frame sensor.
  • Dual Digic 5+ imaging processors.
  • 3.2-inch, 1,040,000-dot LCD.
  • 61-point AF.
  • ISO setting of 204,000 (51,200 native).
  • 252-zone metering system.
  • 14 fps JPEG (or 12 fps RAW) burst mode.
  • built-in wired gigabit LAN connection.
  • 1080p video capture at 24 (23.97), 25 or 30 fps, or 720p at 50 or 60 fps.

Canon EOS-1D X will be available next year March at price $6800 (approximately RM21,760.00). Will this camera able to take over Lowlight King position of Nikon D3s?


Samsung launched MV 800, NX 200, ST 96, WB 750 and SMX-F700

Samsung just launched 5 brand new cameras and promise to bring brand new experiences to the photography.

Samsung MV800 is a Multiview camera where you'll never miss on any angle. Besides, it is a fun camera to have it with preloaded features such as magic frames, funny face and etc. This camera had 16.1 MP, 5x Optical Zoom, 26mm Wide Angle. One of the selling point of coz the flipable 3.0" LCD screen where allow you to take pics from any angle until 180 degree.

Next is Samsung NX 200, the next generation of Mirrorless Camera. Samsung had done pretty good job on designing this baby into smaller and nicer design. Samsung NX 200 was built by 20.3 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor. It has 7fps continuous shooting, ISO 100-12,800 and 1080p HD Recoding, 3.0" AMOLED Display and i-Function 2.0.

3 new lens was unveiled as well in conjunction of new Mirrorless Camera announced. Those lenses are 18-200mm f3.5-6.3, 60mm f2.8 and pancake 16mm f2.4.

Samsung SMX-F700 is a camcorder that packed with 5 MP CMOS Sensor, 52X Optical Zoom, 720p HD Recording, 2.7" LCD and Hyper DIS (Dual Image Stabilization).

Next is Samsung WB 750, a replacement for WB 700. It packed with 14.6 MP CMOS Sensor, 24mm Wide Angle, 18x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, Dual IS, 1080p HD Recording and Manual Mode for full control for setting.

Finally, Samsung ST 96 is more likely an entry level Compact camera for consumer. It came with 14 MP CMOS Sensor, 5x Optical Zoom, 26mm Wide Angle, 2.7" LCD, 3D Live Panorama and 1080p Recording.

Samsung MV 800 will be available in retail store starting tomorrow with RM999 retailed price followed up by other sibling by end of this month or early next month.