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I’ve gotten my hand on Yes Eclipse about 2 weeks ago, it’s the only phone that supports both Yes 4G and GSM networks and it runs on Android. I’ve been using it daily since I got it, below is my view from an user experience standpoint. First and foremost, I don’t want to get into the debate of whether the term WiMax or 4G should be used. So, I’ll just use the term 4G for the ease of understanding.
Let me start with the list of the phone’s specification :-
- CPU: Single-core 1GHz Snapdragon
- Memory: 512MB RAM
- Storage: 2GB ROM, supports MicroSD card up to 32GB
- Band: WiMAX IEEE802.16, HSPA/WCDMA (900/1200MHz) & GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
- OS: Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- Camera: (Back) 5 Megapixel with autofocus with LED flash
(Front) 0.3 Megapixel
- Connectivity: Micro-USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, GPS/AGPS
- Battery: 1500mAh Li-Polymer
- Dimension & Weight: 122 x 65 x 12.9mm, 135g
Yes Eclipse is priced at RM1,688 which I think is a steep price for a phone of these specifications running on Android 2.2. Anyway, prepaid bundle plans with 12-months – 24-months contract are available so you can get the device at a lower price.
Yes Eclipse – Hardware
Frankly, the above technical specifications may not look impressive individually but I think it’s more important to look at what the smartphone can offer as a package. As a dual-mode smartphone, Yes Eclipse offers seamless connectivity on fully converged 4G and GSM networks. This is one thing that I truly appreciate as I can now switch between networks with just a tap. In other words, I can use 2 phone numbers on Yes Eclipse too.
Nokia 808 PureView has finally arrived in Malaysia! This latest Symbian Belle phone features a new Nokia PureView Pro imaging technology and a 41 megapixel camera sensor with Carl Zeiss optics.
Nokia 808 PureView sets some new industry standards with its groundbreaking image technology. Basically, it gives you lossless zoom in taking pictures or video without losing any detail while capturing the moment. You won’t get blur/pixelated image in the following situation :-
- 3x zoom for shooting still images
- 4x zoom in full HD 1080p
- 6x zoom in shooting 720p HD video
- 12x zoom in shooting nHD (640×360) video
Below are the highlights of the phone hardware specifications :-
- 41 megapixel camera sensor with Carl Zeiss optics
- Nokia PureView Pro imaging technology
- HDMI & DLNA outputs
- Support NFC & USB On-The-Go 1.3
- 16GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 48GB
- Camera Resolution: 7728px X 5368px
- Able to shoot still image in 3MP, 5MP, or 8MP
- 30 fps Full HD (1280×720) video recording
- Rich Recording: distortion-free audio recording up to 140 dB
- Dolby Headphone: Dolby surround sound playback from any stereo headphone
Visit this media gallery if you are interested in checking out the clarity of the pictures taken using Nokia 808 PureView
The Nokia 808 PureView will be retailing at RM1899 in Malaysia at Nokia retail stores. It will be available from today (8 June 2012) onwards in Black and White.
Apple iPad has become a gadget for all generations from kids to grannies and everyone in between. These 2 tablet accessories from Belkin suit the best for housewives who can’t take their hands off the iPad even when they are in the kitchen, all thanks to the wide variety of apps for planning out meals and discovering new recipes.
Nokia launched two of its latest Nokia Lumia phones, Nokia Lumia 800 & Nokia Lumia 710, in Malaysia early February this year. They created a buzz in the mobile phone industry in Malaysia as the consumers here are relatively new to Windows Phone platform. Many people are curious to find out what Nokia Lumia phones have to offer.
I did an unboxing video with a brief introduction to Nokia Lumia 800 a few days ago. Check it out to see what we’ll get in the package.
Below are the key features of Nokia Lumia 800 that worth mentioning.
Design & Ergonomics
Nokia Lumia 800 runs on Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS but on the exterior it looks very much the same with the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 which has one-piece polycarbonate body too. The phone is nice to grip because of its durable and slip-resistant polycarbonate material. Nokia Lumia 800 is currently available in 3 lovely colours (Black, Cyan & Magenta) at the moment while the white one will join the family later this year.
The curved 3.7″ AMOLED ClearBlack display seamlessly integrated into the body and it’s protected by the tough Corning Gorilla Glass. Basically, ClearBlack display reduces reflections on the screen and improve visual image quality, especially when we are at outdoor.
Nokia Lumia phone was officially launched in Malaysia in February 2012 and I finally I got my hands on a Nokia Lumia 800 a couple days ago. Just managed to shoot a quick unboxing video and some introduction of this phone.
The packaging is almost the same as the Nokia N9 has and it contains the following items :-
- Nokia Lumia 800
- Warranty card, quick guide & safety information
- Silicon case that matches the colour of the phone
- microUSB cable
- Phone charger
- Stereo earphone
Nokia Lumia 800 is now available in all Nokia Store in Malaysia and the RRP is RM1,650.
below is the unboxing video :-
Read my detailed post of a closer look at Nokia Lumia 800.
The long awaited Yes 4G postpaid plan was finally launched today! Before this, there were only pay-as-you-go prepaid plans being offered since their official launch in November 2010.
The official Yes 4G postpaid plans are :-
- Super 48 – RM48/month, 1.5GB data
- Super 68 – RM68/month, 4GB data
- Super 98 – RM98/month, 6GB data
- Super 168 – RM168/month, 10GB data
The network speed of all postpaid plans is uncapped so you may enjoy up to 20Mbps! Besides, the postpaid line won’t be barred and no extra charges will incur if the monthly data quota is exceeded but the network speed will be reduced. No exact figure on what the throttled speed will be though. Will update again once I get the information about it.