Apple October 2012 Special Event Roundup

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Apple has announced a massive lineup for this holiday season this morning during their special event in San Francisco.

The main star of the show was no other than the all new “iPad mini” – basically a miniaturized iPad with a 7.9″ (non-Retina) display, a dual-core A5 processor, an option for 4G LTE, 5-megapixels rear camera as well as 1.2-megapixels front camera. Price starting from RM329 (~ RM1,007).

However, the supporting actors were not that bad either. There was the revised “big” iPad (now sporting a much faster A6X processor and new lightning dock connector), the revised Mac Mini, the 13″ Macbook Pro with Retina display (!!!), and the surprisingly thin new iMac!

We’ll be bringing a detail breakdown of each new device in coming days.

You can now download or stream the whole presentation from Apple’s websites or from iTunes (podcast section) or from iOS Podcast app.

Get Maxis Fiber Internet – 10Mbps for RM148/month (Limited Time Offer)

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Want a faster internet with no monthly quota? What about twice the speed but at the same price as UniFi VIP5?

Welcome to the latest offer by Maxis Fiber Internet.

The Downsides:
a) No IPTV
b) Free calls only to Maxis fixed line no.
c) This offer is only applicable to existing Maxis postpaid customers with plans of RM48/month or more
d) 24-month contract
e) RM500 cancellation fee (if still in contact)
f) RM500 phone service deposit for non-Malaysian

The Advantages:
a) Free calls (limited to monthly quotas) to Maxis mobile no.
b) Free IDD calls (limited to monthly quotas
c) Unlimited monthly internet quota (until further notice)
d) No installation fee (worth RM200)
e) No phone service deposit for Malaysian (worth RM75)

And did you know that Maxis is leasing TM’s fiber network? That means, wherever there’s UniFi, there’ll be Maxis Fiber too!

Sony Nexus X is Fake!! Bummer…

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Via The Verge
Many were excited when the web broke out the leaked pictures of the purportedly Sony-branded Google Nexus phone, dubbed the “Sony Nexus X”.

Unfortunately, it was a fake concept, admitted the creator.

A fake mockup that looks so good, that many were hoping it was the real thing.

His brilliant work on the fake mockup left us wondering whether such a collaboration (Sony – Google) could really take place. In the end, Sony does need this kind of attention after the cold acceptance of the Xperia lines.

So, anyway, thanks dude, for giving us false dream! A real Sony Nexus would have nice!

Galaxy Note 2 is Now Available on Maxis with Special Package for MOC Members

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Maxis today has finally announced the availability of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 starting from RM1,599 depending on the packages. And as usual, there’s an advance payment of RM1,000 (refundable) on top of that.

In addition, perhaps a more interesting deal is, as a special privilege for its Maxis One Club members, Maxis is offering the Note 2 at only RM999 if you sign up for a 2-year contract with monthly commitment of RM146 (talktime = RM78 + 3GB data = RM68). And there’s NO advance payment for this package. However, you still need to check whether you’re eligible for the offer or not, which you can do that here.

Related Articles:

Galaxy Note 2 on Celcom

Galaxy Note 2 on DiGi

Google Android Event on Oct 29th

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Via The Verge

Google has just sent out the invitation for an “Android Event” on 29th Oct, roughly 6 days after Apple’s rumored iPad “mini” unveiling but significantly on the same day as Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 launch event.

Among the possible candidates stars of the event could be the LG-branded Nexus phones as well as the Sony’s branded one.

Seems like it’s gonna be a busy week for tech bloggers and fans worldwide.

Galaxy Note 2 is now available on Celcom

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Celcom has announced that it Galaxy Note 2 will be available for purchase on 19th Oct.

Celcom is offering the phone at discounted prices ranging from RM1,498 to RM1,898 depending on the the packages.

There are extra goodies await the launch customers as well like free casings, KFC vouchers, free MUSICUBE subscription or lucky draw for a chance to win a Galaxy S3 or tickets to JLo or Siti Nurhaliza’s live concert!

Checkout Celcom promo page for detail.

p/s: do check out this offer from DiGi as well.

Selected Android Smartphones for only RM669 from DiGi

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Don’t fancy an RM699 iPhone 4S? Here are great top-selling Android devices, yours for only RM699. Only at DiGi.

Applicable for these devices:
a) Samsung Galaxy S3 (RRP: RM1,999)
b) Samsung Galaxy Note (RRP: RM1,999)
c) Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (RRP: RM2,199)
d) HTC One X (RRP: RM2,099)

The catch:
a) monthly commitment of RM148 for 24 months
b) you have to pay an upfront payment of RM1,699 (RM1000 will be returned as monthly rebates)

Good news for customer currently under Corporate Employee Program, the RM1,000 advanced payment will be waived.

Units are limited. So hurry up.

More detail at the official DiGi page.