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As you’ve just entered the new year 2013, Celcom has already brought in three latest Android smartphones, HTC Butterfly, Samsung Galaxy S III Mini and Sony Xperia Tipo, and bundle them with attractive plans for the customers. It seems if there’s a new phone in town, it’s got to be first on Celcom!
These 3 latest Android smartphones, each for different user segment, are added into the wide range of devices Celcom has to offer. It gives buyers the best smartphone choices paired with the best plans.
HTC Butterfly (as low as RM1,468)
HTC have been doing very well in bringing in their latest smartphones to Malaysia in the shortest time in recent years. Just merely after 1 month after HTC Butterfly’s official launch in Japan, it has finally reached our shores and Celcom is now offering this HTC latest flagship Android smartphone from as low as RM1,468!
HTC Butterfly is labelled as the world’s first full HD smartphone, so you won’t be disappointed with its latest hardware and software:-
- Runs on the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor.
- It has the world’s first full HD smartphone display, 5” wide.
- With an amazing 8MP camera, you won’t need any other.
- Equipped with Beats Audio to bring music to life.
- 16GB storage with expansion card slot supports microSD memory card (up to 32GB).
Samsung Galaxy S III mini (as low as RM588)
Celcom is currently offering Samsung Galaxy S III Mini at a very affordable price from as low as RM588 making it a good mid-end alternative to its expensive but more powerful sibling Galaxy S III.
Despite Galaxy S III Mini is offered at a cheaper price, it is still running on the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). On the exterior, it has a 4” Super AMOLED display and sports a similar intuitive and elegant design with Galaxy S III. On the inside, it features some quality hardware too :-
- Has a 1GHz dual-core processor.
- Take pictures wherever you go with the 5MP camera.
- Integrated with S Voice, Samsung’s advanced natural language recognition software.
- 8GB storage with expansion card slot supports microSD memory card (up to 32GB).
Sony Xperia Tipo (as low as RM88)
Sony Xperia Tipo is priced as low as RM88 by Celcom, making it the least expensive Android smartphone among these 3 latest devices.
Sony Xperia Tipo has a 3.2” Scratch-Resistant display and weighs only 99.4g, so it suits user who prefers a light and small phone. Below are the highlight of its specifications:-
- It is powered by a 800MHz Snapdragon processor.
- Running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
- 3.2MP camera with 4x digital zoom.
- 2.9GB storage with expansion card slot supports microSD memory card (up to 32GB).
Celcom First Plan
If you are looking for a Android smartphone, get the HTC Butterfly from as low as RM1,468 (RRP: RM2,299), the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini from as low as RM588 (RRP: RM1,199) or Sony Xperia Tipo from as low as RM88 (RRP: RM499) with any Celcom First Plan of your choice:
|Voice Plan||Celcom First Prime (RM40)||Celcom First Premier (RM80)||Celcom First Elite (RM150)|
|Data Plan||Mobile Internet Basic
|Mobile Internet Advance
|Mobile Internet Basic
|Mobile Internet Advance
|Mobile Internet Basic
|Mobile Internet Advance
|Device Price (12 months contract)|
|Samsung GALAXY S III Mini||RM988||RM888||RM688|
|Sony Xperia Tipo||RM368||RM288||RM208|
|Device Price (18 months contract)|
|Samsung GALAXY S III Mini||RM888||RM788||RM588|
|Sony Xperia Tipo||RM288||RM208||RM88|
Why Celcom First? Here are the top 10 reasons why:
- 3 simple plans with one FLAT RATE for voice & video calls, SMS & MMS.
- Enjoy more to talk with AUTOMATIC SAVINGS on your calls to all networks.
- The FLEXIBILITY to switch between postpaid and prepaid, anytime.
- Payment choice made CONVENIENT for you via reload, online or over the counter.
- EXCLUSIVE & PERSONALISED customer service always ready to assist you.
- NO BILL SHOCKS with your monthly commitment already inclusive of IDD and roaming fees.
- MULTIPLE PLANS for lower, middle or higher usage to suit every mobile need.
- FREE DATA instantly to keep you surfing, chatting and emailing on the go.
- Connect with PEACE OF MIND via real-time updates and notifications on your usage.
- The FASTEST NETWORK in Malaysia that offers superior coverage and quality.
Please feel free to visit the nearest Blue Cube outlet or get more information at www.celcom.com.my.
Nokia held a preview session for Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in Malaysia and I had the chance to experience these 2 latest Nokia smartphones running Windows Phone 8 operating system.
The new Nokia LUmia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 will be retailing for RM1,999 and RM1,599 respectively at Nokia Store nationwide starting today. While these 2 phones may arrive just in time for Christmas and New Year, the accessories such as wireless charging plate will only be available in January 2013. Anyway, local mobile operators Digi and Celcom will carry the phones while Maxis is expecting to join soon and they all will announce their pricing separately.
Nokia Lumia 920 & Nokia Lumia 820 Preview Session
It’s not surprising the Nokia Lumia 920 sold out in many countries during its launch. Physically, it is a beauty with rounded edges, a smooth glass finishing and seamless polycarbonate body. It boasts a 4.5” PureMotion HD+ display with ClearBlack technology and is the world’s brightest, fastest and most sensitive touchscreen. It also comes with Nokia’s signature PureView imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics for the ultimate smartphone camera experience. With Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a revolutionary floating lens built in taking a clear picture and video is so easy, even in low light conditions and holding it with one hand.
Side by side: Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 820 & Nokia Lumia 920
The inner beauty of Nokia Lumia 920
I was invited to UPS (Uniterrrupted Power Supply) Storm Season – Product Showcase Event by Schneider Electric IT Business Malaysia early this month to share my personal experience with UPS at home and workplace. During the event, a few latest UPS models were showcased including APC Back-UPS Pro (BR900GI) in the Back-UPS lineup which is ideal for home offices and SOHOs. Another UPS model was used in the demonstration is the APC Smart UPS On-Line system, that is designed as power protection solution for servers, voice/data networks, medical labs, and light industrial applications in Small Medium Enterprises (SME).
APC UPS Storm Season – Product Showcase Event
John Atherton, Malaysia IT Business Vice President of Schneider Electric, mentioned at the event that We live in a country that is ranked 5th in the world in terms of lightning density, Kuala Lumpur experiences an average-thunder day level between 180-300 days per year. Our work, leisure, healthcare, economy, and livelihood depend highly on a constant supply of electrical power. Even a temporary stoppage of power can lead to chaos, monetary setbacks, and possible loss of life. The APC Back-UPS Pro (BR900GI) offers homes and business owners guaranteed power protection for high performance computer systems, routers/modems, external storage devices, gaming consoles and other electronics.
Just right after the launch of Windows 8 at the end of last month, Logitech released a new lineup of products designed for easy and intuitive navigation of Windows 8 in the Malaysian market. One of the new Logitech products is this Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 that features a glass touch surface that is designed for smooth horizontal and vertical scrolling with your fingers.
As you might have already known, Windows 8 has a beautiful new user interface designed specifically for touch screens but many Windows 8 users don’t have a touchscreen desktop monitor. Therefore, Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 could be the right mouse for simple and easy navigation in Windows 8. Anyway, the mouse is compatible with Windows 7 and it works in a similar way in Windows 7 too.
Rovio Mobile just released the much anticipated Angry Birds Star Wars in all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Mac, PC and more! Get the game in the download links below and enjoy smaching the pigs.
Mobile Phones & Tablets:
- Android – Google Play – Free
- Android HD version – Google Play – US$2.99
- iPhone – App Store – US$0.99
- iPad – App Store – US$2.99
- Windows Phone – Windows MarketPlace
- Windows 8 Tablet – Windows Store
- Kindle Fire – Amazon
- Windows PC – Angry Birds Online Store – US$4.95
- Windows PC via Intel AppUp – Intel AppUp – US$0.99
- Mac PC – Mac App Store – US$4.99
Don’t forget to view the awesome Angry Birds Star Wars cinematic trailer too.
Microsoft officially launched its latest and much awaited operating system Windows 8 in Malaysia at Lowyat Plaza last Monday. Windows 8 introduces a beautiful new user interface designed specifically for touch and is designed for a no-compromise experience for work and play across various device form-factors.
The new Metro-style Start screen in Windows 8 is customized with live tiles and provides a fast, easy way to view and interact with all your favorite apps, people and content. Live tiles provide a glimpse into the information you care about most, all at a glance.
Thousands of apps are already available from the new Windows Store as well as many local apps such as The Star Online, AirAsia, Genting Resort World, iProperty and DiGi. The new Windows Store is cloud connected, which means that your settings automatically follow across your Windows 8 devices and the purchased apps can be downloaded on any Windows 8 device.