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Samsung Galaxy S3 launched in South East Asia

by: RandyMay 25, 2012

Finally, the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched in Bandar Utama, Malaysia. Already pre-ordered more than 9 million times, the Galaxy S3 will take the glorious legacy of its predecessor one step further. After the launch, Samsung Malaysia was kind enough to drop us a brand new white Galaxy S3 to do an unboxing.

Designed for Humans, Inspired by Nature – the tagline of the worldwide Galaxy S3 launch speaks volumes of the 3rd iteration in the Galaxy S lineup. “It is a smartphone that’s designed to be effortlessly smart and intuitively simple,” said Mr. Kwon Jae Hoon, the Managing Director of Samsung [...]

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Not even Android can save Nokia now

by: RandyMay 18, 2012

How many of us first started with Nokia? I’m willing to bet that for most of you, a Nokia device was your first mobile phone. Having ‘grown up’ with Nokia phones, I’ve since made the graceful hop to Android, and it’s never been better. That being said, I still think back fondly, almost like an adolescent love relationship that all of us have had – and still cherish in my heart the time we spent together. However, this broken love is just a remnant from the past, and I, and the market, have affirmed their love for Android. Not everyone has plunged into the ever growing world of Android though, as we are still hearing cases [...]

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Ainol Novo 7 Elf review and promo code

by: RandyApril 13, 2012

Can a $150 tablet be any good? We recently had a chance to spend some quality time with the Ainol Novo 7 Elf, and, we must say, for the price, it’s an excellent tablet.

Almost everything is made in China these days. The combination of low cost resources and cheap labor seems to be an irresistible draw for most companies in the tech industry. Hot out of the furnace of an industrialized and modernized China, rises an unlikely competitor in the tablet arena. One that seeks to provide acceptable quality products at affordable prices. All that without the “bleeding edge” factor of high end products.

Ainol is a Chinese company, and when we heard that our [...]

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HTC One X Impressions – All hail the new king of Android

by: RandyApril 4, 2012

First Impressions

Do you remember 2010? Those were the days for HTC. The HTC Desire and HTC Legend were winners playing in their own league. Nothing could defeat them, nothing could touch them. In 2011, the consumer market changed hearts. The Samsung Galaxy S2 won the battle against the Sensation. It was dark skies across all HTC forecasts.

Despite facing a mountain of obstacles, HTC pressed on. Unlike Samsung, which has its own Bada operating system, HTC is all-in Android and Windows Phone 7. In the face of vicious competition, investing in another OS made little sense for the Taiwanese. It was time for HTC to [...]

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Galaxy Nexus – It Wasn’t What I Hoped It To Be…

by: RandyJanuary 22, 2012

You could say that the Galaxy Nexus is the most anticipated Android device of 2011. It’s what Android enthusiasts were hoping the Nexus S to be when dual core technology started cropping up in mid-2010. The Galaxy Nexus was already out towards the end of 2011 in the West, but here in Asia, we are only getting a glimpse of this device now.

As an Android Enthusiast, I have high expectations of the Galaxy Nexus. After all, it is a Pure Google device that’s considered by many to run bleeding edge Android OS. It is Android at its best. However, after spending 5 days with the Galaxy Nexus, it seems to me that either Android hasn’t exactly arrived, or I’ve had too high an expectation [...]

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Up Close & Personal With HTC

by: RandyDecember 19, 2011

During the recent HTC Beats Party in Kuala Lumpur, we had a chance to rub shoulders with Wayne Tang, the Product Marketing Manager, Southeast Asia to answer a few questions about HTC Beats and upcoming HTC devices. Dig in.


AA: Why HTC & Beats? WT: HTC, being a rising brand in terms of smartphones, we recognize that music is something that is very important. Music groups the whole community together. Music breaks through cultural, racial and the language barrier boundaries. This has been a realization within HTC, and through Beats, it is executed to be a reality. A lot of companies realized the same importance of music, but none have come up with a [...]

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Samsung Mobile Sales Reaches A New High In 2011

by: RandyDecember 14, 2011


Samsung shipped the most number of smartphones in Q3 of 2011. Now, they’ve achieved a record breaking high in handset sales globally a fact proved by their 300 million sales; which is not a small number. This figure is a testament of Samsung’s effort with Android and how they have gone the distance in the mobile and tablet category.

The climb will be tougher for Samsung, as other manufacturers turn on the heat. Until then, Samsung can enjoy the fruit of their labour and continue producing cutting-edge Android devices that has exceeded in both form and function requests.

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Is ASUS Considering the MeeGo Smartphone Route?

by: RandyDecember 8, 2011

MeeGo. Sigh MeeGo…

I once erroneously believed that MeeGo had a fighting chance against the giants. After the unexpected turn of events, I no longer believe this.

When Nokia decided to take up MeeGo in the N9, there was still a glimmer of hope for this dying OS. However, when the N9 was finally released, almost everyone said that Nokia was the one who hammered the nail that sealed MeeGo’s coffin.

ASUS and the MeeGo Eee PC has never been a secret. ASUS even made it clear that they were determined to support MeeGo on their PCs and drive its success. Will this mean that MeeGo will start appearing on ASUS phones too?

Honestly, ASUS didn’t do really [...]

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Gametel Bluetooth Controller – Xperia Play Is No Longer Special

by: RandyDecember 4, 2011

Fructel, a gaming peripheral company from Sweden is introducing a new way to play games on your smartphone. Here comes Gametel – a console-style wireless Bluetooth controller that turns your Android smartphone and tablet into a portable gaming console.

Gametel is compatible with Android 2.1 (Éclair) devices and once paired, it automatically connects to your device every time it’s switched on. It comes with a D-pad, quartet of buttons and 2 shoulder triggers; replicating actual console-style gaming controls. Surprisingly, the device boasts up to 9 hours of battery life – making this a must-have controller for [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus hands-on and review

by: RandyNovember 29, 2011

Samsung has definitely been striking gold recently. Not only did they create the Galaxy S2, one of the best-selling Android phones in history; they are also threading new grounds with the Samsung Galaxy Note. In Malaysia, the Galaxy Note has received such a high demand. Despite restocking efforts by Samsung, the Note is practically sold out at this point of time.

There must be something Samsung is doing right.

Here comes the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It’s a decent (and more affordable) tablet option that performs extremely well. We took the HoneyComb tablet for a review and below are the results:

Sturdy Built Quality

The 7.0 Plus feels solid in [...]

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