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You think Apple has the best voice assistant on Siri? Think again after you watch the video below;



Although voice search is not commonly or widely use by it's an interesting feature that all smartphone users would want to have.

The video above shown iPhone 4S which run on iOS 6 beta 2 and Galaxy Nexus on pre-release Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. It seem that the new Android Jelly Bean update voice search is faster and the voice is much more fluid and less robotic.

It's time for an update for Apple Siri?

SOURCE


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The film above was made purely using the Nokia 808 PureView. Turn "I wish I had a good camera" moments into beautiful detailed photos and Full HD movies.

Check out the video to learn more about the ground-breaking smartphone with its 41MP image sensor. Zoom. Shoot. Share in seconds.

It's pure image quality.


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Google has just officially announced their first tablet to the public on Google I/O 2012 event.

The device is called the Google Nexus 7 and it's the first tablet to run on the latest Android 4.1 Jellybean OS.


Google Nexus 7 is built in partnership with ASUS and Google, given the exclusive privileges of using the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.


The Google Nexus 7 bring High Definition 7-inch IPS screen display with resolution of 1280x800. It runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-core Tegra 3 processor paired with 1GB of RAM couple with a 12 core Ultra low voltage nVidia GeForce GPU.

It comes with a 1.2MP front camera for video call, no rear camera, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC with Google Wallet support. It has an impressive battery life of 9 hours HD video playback on a single charge. The weighs of this device is only 340g and thickness of 10.5mm.

This device will be available through Google Play Store in few countries and globally soon. The Nexus 7 comes in two variants of sizes 8GB and 16GB with price tag of US$199 and US$249 respectively. That is RM637 for 8GB and RM797 for 16GB.

More info of the new Google Nexus 7

Check out the Nexus 7 introduction video below;


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Received Nokia's latest flagship Windows Phone, Nokia Lumia 900 from Nokia Malaysia.

Below is a quick unboxing of the Nokia Lumia 900 video;



The packing is compact and quite similar with the Nokia Lumia 800, 710 and N9.

The box contains;

  • Nokia Lumia 900
  • Warranty Card & Quick Guide
  • microUSB Cable
  • USB Quick Charge
  • Stereo Headset

Nokia Lumia 900 the successor of Nokia Lumia 800 has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor paired with 512MB of RAM run on the latest Windows Phone OS, 7.5 and ready to upgrade to 7.8.

It has an impressive and large 4.3-inch AMOLED Screen with ClearBlack Display on Gorilla Corning Technology. This offers bigger, clearer and vibrant colour display no matter in indoor nor outdoor.

It has a HD wide angle front camera that allow us to make video calls easier with more participants.


At the rear place a large 8MP f/2.2 Carl Zeiss optics with dual flash LEDs. HD video recording is supported.



3 colours to choose from, Cyan, Black and Sporty White. The Nokia Lumia 900 is price tagged at RM1,799 only. You may as well own this phone for as low as RM959 with Maxis mobile data package.

More information and details reviews coming up next.


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Fan of Batman "The Dark Knight Rise"?

You could win yourself a Limited Edition "The Dark Knight Rise" Nokia Lumia 900 by answering a simple question, fill up your details and cross fingers. It's as simple as that!


The contest begins on 19th of June and ends on 2nd of July. 5 lucky winners will be picked random as the recipients of a Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone.

Take part now at Nokia's Facebook


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Check out Camera Extras can do for you with Nokia Lumia devices.



The upcoming camera extras include four new features. Smart Group Shot makes it easy to capture great group shots with just one attempt. Action Shot captures movement in several shots and allows you to go back and forth the action. With the self-timer, you can get yourself also to the picture. And finally, the new Panorama UI helps you to capture beautiful wide landscapes with precise alignment.

VIA


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The long waited Internet Sharing feature for the Nokia Lumia 710 & 800 is coming globally from 27th June onward by rolling a new software update.

The new software update does not only bring one new feature, it also introduce Flip-to-Silent and media streaming from your phone (something like DLNA)

SOURCE


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Nokia as an exclusive partnership with Microsoft Windows Phone, Nokia has announced few new applications and features to all Nokia Lumia users to compensate the disappointment of the unavailability of Windows Phone 8 update.

Below are the update updates will be available by next week exclusively for Nokia Lumia;

Nokia PlayTo

All Lumia users can share videos, photos and audio wirelessly onto their TV or Blu-Ray player by using the DLNA technology.

Nokia Music 3.0
Gig Enhancement, Mix Radio Enhanements and Offline Playback Enhancement.

Nokia Maps
New Nokia Maps were introduced by the name My Commute. This allows you to get online traffics and how to get to a location in the shortest time.

Camera Extras
Nokia has updated their camera app with supporting of Panorama Capturing, Self Timer, Action Shot and Smart Group Shot through Camera Extras.

Nokia Counters was also introduced for you to monitor and manage your mobile internet data usages.

VIA, SOURCE


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Today at Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft has introduced a new version of their mobile OS, the Windows Phone 8 (codename Apollo)


Windows Phone 8 has the similarity with the Windows 8 that release for PCs and tablets, sharing the common networking, security, media and web browser technology and a common file system. This translate into greater performance with more features and new opportunities for app developers and hardware makers to innovate faster.

Below is a list of some new features introduced on the Windows Phone 8.
  • Multi-core processor support: As reviewers have noted, Windows Phone runs buttery smooth on phones with a single processor. But piggybacking on the Windows core provides support for multiple cores—so we’re ready for whatever hardware makers dream up.
  • Bigger, sharper screens: Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions—1280x768 and 1280x720, opening the door to amazing new handsets with high-definition 720p displays.
  • More flexible storage: Windows Phone 8 supports removable MicroSD cards, so you can stuff your phone with extra photos, music, and whatever else is important to you, and then easily move it all onto your PC.
  • NFC wireless sharing: If you haven’t heard the term “NFC” yet, I’m betting you soon will. This emerging wireless technology lets phones share things over short distances. In Windows Phone 8, it helps make sharing photos, Office docs, and contact info easier—just tap your phone another NFC-equipped device. How cool is that?
  • Internet Explorer 10: The next version of Windows Phone comes with the same web browsing engine that’s headed for Window 8 PCs and tablets. IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
  • Wallet: Windows Phone 8’s new digital Wallet feature does two great things. It can keep debit and credit cards, coupons, boarding passes, and other important info right at your fingertips. And when paired with a secure SIM from your carrier, you can also pay for things with a tap of your phone at compatible checkout counters.
  • Better maps and directions: Windows Phone 8 builds in Nokia mapping as part of the platform. Our partnership will provide more detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions in many countries, plus the ability to store maps offline on your phone so you can work with maps without a data connection.
  • Cooler apps and games: Basing Windows Phone 8 on the Windows core will unleash a new wave of amazing apps and especially games, for reasons I’ll touch on in a moment.
SOURCE


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Microsoft has just announced the new Windows Phone 8 at the Windows Phone Summit and everyone was wonder does the current Windows Phone 7.5 users will received the upgrades?

Unfortunately the answer is "NO" from Microsoft including the latest Nokia Lumia 900 or any other Windows Phone 7.5 devices. This is because of the kernel switch from Windows CE to NT.

However Microsoft will be an update for the existing users dubbed Windows Phone 7.8, which will bring over the new Start screen improvement. It has tiles customization that support three tile sizes and it will fill the entry screen with live tiles that make better accessibility.

This update will bring all the look and feel of the new Windows Phone 8 user-interfaces.

The Windows Phone 7.8 updates will be delivered to all Windows Phone users by passing the carriers and can be done OTA. The update will be rolled out very soon along with the launch of Windows Phone 8 device.

Basically that's the only thing announced for Windows Phone 7.8 according to @WindowsPhoneSupport

Introducing the New Windows Phone Start Screen

Live Tiles are the heart and soul of a Windows Phone. With the new start experience, your Windows Phone is even more personal than ever before

What do you think about the new Start screen? Wouldn't this be very cramp on small screen size like Lumia 610, 710 & 800?

SOURCE


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TalkBox is an Instant Voice Messaging and also one of the fast cross-platform messenger, multiple platforms including iPhone, Android & Windows Phone. It's now available for BlackBerry OS via OTA installer.

It features Build-in notification, support build-in Sound and Alert Profile, trackpad and keyboard.

Currently the supporting languages are English, Traditional/Simplified Chinese. It also support various connections including BIS, WiFi, WAP2, TCP and as well custom push notification service and BIS push service.

You can download it HERE NOW.


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Today Microsoft has revealed a series of tablet devices powered by Windows 8 - Surface.

Was expecting it from Nokia to release these tablets since Microsoft & Nokia partnership on mobile devices.

There are two options of Microsoft Surface; Microsoft Surface for Windows RT which targeted for consumers and Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro which are targeted for business profession.

Both of the Microsoft Surface come with 10.6-inch display which are physically identical aside the different of thickness and weight.

Microsoft Surface for Windows RT
  • Processor: NVIDIA-made ARM chip
  • Weight: 676 grams
  • Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
  • Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capactive touchpanel
  • Battery: 31.5Wh
  • I/O: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae
  • Software: Windows RT + Office Home & Student 2013 RT
  • Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand
  • Capacity: 32GB / 64GB
Availability: “Around” the Windows 8 launch (fall 2012)
Pricing: To be determined; competitive with most tablets


Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge)
  • Weight: 903 grams
  • Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
  • Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) capacitive touchpanel
  • Battery: 42Wh
  • I/O: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2×2 MIMO antennae
  • Software: Windows 8 Pro
  • Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, Pen with Palm Block
  • Capacity: 64GB / 128GB
Availability: “Three months after” the Windows 8 launch this fall
Pricing: To be determined; competitive with ultrabooks



Microsoft developed two covers for the Surface tablets which is touch-typing Surface Touch Cover which an integrates of a multitouch keyboard and trackpad. The cover itself only add 3mm to the devices's thickness and will be attached to the tablet with a magnetic connector similar to Apple's smart cover. It's a pressure-sensitive technology which sense keystrokes as input.

The other one is also a Type Cover but with more conventional tactile keyboard with touch pad.


It comes with five eye-catching colours which are Cyan, Red, Magenta, Black and White. These colours does look similarity to the Nokia Lumia smartphone devices.

Check out the promo video of Microsoft Surface below;


What do you think about these new Microsoft Surface Tablets?

Killers for Android Tablets, Apple's iPad and maybe indirectly Ultrabook as well?

More info on Microsoft Suface: www.surface.com


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Seem that everyone like to use their phone as hammer lately?

Below is a video made by a China man to test how tough is the Gorilla Glass Corning on HTC One X.



Remarkable it survived with such pointy pressure applied on the screen. See it to believe it!


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If you guys did follow me on twitter, you might have know that I've just had a preview session of Nokia's new flagship Windows Phone, The Nokia Lumia 900 special thanks to Nokia Malaysia for the invitation.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is already available in locals Nokia Store nationwide with price tag of RM1,799.

Mr. Glen Cha, Head of Operative Product Management brief us about the new Lumia 900.


Basically the Lumia 900 is identical with the current Nokia Lumia 800 with its distinctive, sleek polycarbonate unibody design. Lumia 900 has a larger display of 4.3-inch AMOLED with ClearBlack display, faster internet speed with the supported HSPA+ (other country such as USA would have LTE), a bigger battery capacity of 1,830 mAh and a wide angle HD 1MP f/2.4 front camera.

It has 3 colours for opted, Black, Cyan & White. Black and Cyan has a matte surface whereas the Sporty White is glossy.

The thickness of Lumia 900 and Lumia 800 is about the same or maybe slimmer.

The screen display of Lumia 900 is not flat not like the Lumia 800 / N9 with curve surface. The rear of Lumia 900 placed a 8MP f/2.2 Carl Zeiss optics with dual-LED.

The 1MP front camera is impressive and sharp thanks to it large aperture f/2.4 and wide angle lens Good news for cam-whorer like me. lol!

4.3-inch vs 3.7-inch AMOLED CBD. I found the Lumia 900 has better contrast ratio and lumens compare to Lumia 800 with the same brightness of settings.


On the software wise, it runs on Windows Phone 7.5 (Tango) with Internet Sharing/Tethering is enabled, TuneIn Radio (Local Radio Stations), Apps Highlight & Tango Video Call will be preloaded on the device. Of course Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Contacts Transfer, Network Setup & Lumia Highlights come in as standard.

For a limited time, Nokia DC-16, external battery (2,200mAh) will be bundling along with every purchase of the new Nokia Lumia 900.


Do check them out at the nearest Nokia Store near you and do have a hands-on of the device, you will be impressive.


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photo credit to WPCentral

LINE Messenger which already available for iOS, Android, PC and Mac has made it way to Windows Phone. This messenger has been used in over 230 countries worldwide and you can enjoy exchanging free messages with all your friends.

LINE features;
◆ Easy, Fun and Convenient
Send messages, photos, videos, voice messages, as well as location info in an instant!

◆ Link your Smartphone - PC - Tablet
Use the smartphone version while on the move, PC/MAC versions on your desktop, and a web-browser version for tablets. Stay in touch wherever life may take you!

◆ Lots of Stickers
Convey your emotions and make your chats more fun with a huge variety of fun stickers! There are 4 free sticker-sets waiting to be downloaded by you.

◆ New Windows UI - Metro
This version of LINE uses the new Metro UI system, unique to Windows Phones. Enjoy increased usability with the Panoramic View and the Application Bar features.

It's quite similar to WhatsApp, Talkbox, Kik and etc. The current version released does not support VOIP just chat.

You can try have them for FREE from MarketPlace or scan QR code below


Credit to @belon1986


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If you have walked into local Nokia Store you may spotted 2 new Nokia devices, Nokia's 3rd Windows Phone introduced, the Nokia Lumia 900 (successor of Nokia Lumia 800) and Nokia 808 PureView (successor of Nokia N8)

The price of both of these devices finally revealed and it's available starting tomorrow onwards.

The Nokia Lumia 900

The device run on a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor paired with 512MB of RAM. Nokia first largest screen smartphone at 4.3-inch AMOLED on Gorilla Corning technology with ClearBlack Display that offers bigger, clearer and vibrant colour display indoor and outdoor.

On the back of the Lumia 900 place a large 8MP Carl Zeiss lens f/2.2, 28mm with dual flash LEDs and support HD video recording.

Not that all, the Lumia 900 has a front-facing camera which Lumia 800 does not have. It comes with 4 colours to choose from, Cyan, Black, Magenta & my favourite White.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is wearing a price tag of RM1,799 only.


The most talk about smartphone by techgeeks and as well photographers, the Nokia 808 PureView.

Nokia 808 PureView has received the Best Mobile Device at Mobile World Congress 2012 and also picked as the Best Imaging Innovation 2012 by TIPA.

What so impressive about this 808 PureView?

It has top-notch Carl Zeiss camera sensor at whooping 41MP. You read it right, it's 41-MEGAPIXEL. It can shoot full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4x lossless zoom. It's like handling a standalone digital camera with impressive quality.

It has a 1.3GHz single-core chip processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB internal storage with expandable memory with microSD, 4-inch corner-to-corner AMOLED ClearBlack Display Gorilla Corning Glass.

It runs on Symbian Belle OS, how I wish it run on Windows Phone. Maybe a Nokia Windows Phone with 41MP in the making?

The Nokia 808 PureView is priced at RM1,899. You can ditch your digital camera and have this phone as your primary camera.

Both of the new Nokia device is available starting from tomorrow (8th June 2012) onward at Nokia Store nationwide.

Nokia Lumia 900 - RM1,799
Nokia 808 PureView - RM1,899


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The most talk about smartphone in Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, the Nokia 808 PureView were spotted in local Nokia store without price tag, just a "Coming Soon"

Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 are also available in Nokia store for hands-on but yet can be purchase. It seem that Nokia now would like to showcases their latest smartphone in advance on their store before make available in the market.

No price or date indication, my personal estimation would be around RM1,800.

How much would you pay for a 41MP camera smartphone that you could replace your standalone camera?

VIA


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Android Authority has performed a heartache drop test on the latest Samsung Galaxy SIII along with the Apple 4S.

Samsung Galaxy SIII to use the latest Gorilla Glass Corning which claimed even stronger than the first generation of scratch-resistant glass from Corning.

Each phone was dropped on concrete floor in three different orientations, rear, side and lastly front. Guess what? The Samsung Galaxy SIII doesn't even last the final test which is front drop test, it already cracked after suffered side drop test.

So the Gorilla Corning Glass 2 is protective enough?

This is how should Gorilla Corning Glass be; No hammer? Use Nokia Lumia 900



CREDIT, VIA


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A video uploaded shows off all the features of the latest Samsung Galaxy S3.



Experience a day in the life of the GALAXY S III, and how it plays an intimate role with you and your loved ones. It sees. It listens. It knows. It's the GALAXY S III, designed for humans and inspired by nature.

Evoking the elements of wind, water and light, the minimal organic design provides a natural fit both in your hands and life. The brilliant HD Super AMOLED display is a visual treat for sharing precious moments captured with the intelligent 8-megapixel camera.
And that's just the beginning.