Is iPhone 5 keys-friendly in pocket?

iFixtit actually performed scratch test on the new iPhone 5 and the result was quite disappointed. Check out the video below;

It guess that iPhone 5's case will be sell-able fast and probably you won't see naked iPhone 5 unless he/she are ready to accept scratches or even dents on their new iPhone.


As what everyone has waited, the World's first Tablet to run Android Jelly Bean 4.1 has touched down to Malaysia, ASUS Google Nexus 7. Out of surprise, Malaysia is one of the earliest countries in Asia to have it, ahead of China and Singapore.

A quite recap of Nexus 7 specification;

  • Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 7-inch IPS screen with Gorilla Glass Corning (1280 x 800)
  • 16GB storage with microSD slot for memory expansion
  • 1.2MP front camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC
Malaysia will only receive 16GB model and wear a price tag of RM999 (about US$317) slightly higher than what offers in US, US$249. Still RM999 is a good bargain for it hardware specification.

ASUS Google Nexus 7 is now available at most ASUS retail shops.

Check our the intro video of Nexus 7


As you know, HTC has just announced their Windows Phone 8 flagship device HTC 8X. Must be wonder how's the specification comparison between the Nokia's Windows Phone 8 flagship device Lumia 920.

wpcentral has made a quite spec-to-spec comparison which one is the best.

It's very obvious Nokia Lumia 920 has better specification.



Say hello to the stunning Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC. These smartphones are the first in a family of signature models built with the new Windows Phone 8 operating system. Both models are available in multiple colors and boast iconic design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™, and incredible camera capabilities


HTC has just announced 2 new Windows Phone 8 devices, HTC 8X flagship Windows Phone 8 by HTC and HTC 8S mid range device.


HTC 8X features a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 Super LCD 2 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 in a unibody polycarbonate form factor which are similar to the current HTC One X. Inside of the device has a dual-core 1.5GHz from Snapdragon S4 processor and a generous 1GB of RAM. It will have 16GB internal storage, NFC, LTE, WiFi and for the battery it has 1,800 mAh to keep it going.

8MP camera with f/2.0 camera will be sitting at the back that capable to record 1080p HD video with single LED flash and at the front, it will have a 2.1MP front facing camera with remarkable 88-degree ultra wide angle. Cam-ho make easy now! Not forgotten HTC Beat Audio built-in.

Similar to what Nokia Lumia has, it will come with variants of colours to choose from, California Blue, Flame Red, Limelight Yellow and Graphite Black


HTC 8S is a mid-range device that has a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 600) Super LCD Corning Gorilla Glass display running on a dual core 1Ghz Snapdragon S4, 512MB RAM and a decent 5MP rear camera that capable to record HD.

4GB memory will be onboard and it is expandable with microSD card slot. HTC Beat Audio is built-in as well.

No words on pricing and it will be available early of November through more that 150 carries in 50+ countries, unfortunately Malaysia's was not mentioned.

Read more from the press release below from HTC Global.
New Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC to be available through
more than 150 mobile operators globally

NEW YORK, 19th September, 2012 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, and Microsoft today unveiled the first signature Windows Phones, the stunning Windows® Phone 8X and 8S by HTC®. The smartphones feature the new Windows Phone 8 operating system and boast iconic design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™ and incredible camera capabilities.

“Pairing HTC’s beautiful new Windows Phone 8X and 8S with our brand is a big milestone for both companies,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “Together we are offering customers a clear choice and a truly unique experience. I’m thrilled to take our longstanding partnership to the next level.”

“We’ve been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to create new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design and personality it deserves,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world.”

Iconic Design
The only phone with Live Tiles, Windows Phone has a clear, differentiated vision and the consumer experience has been widely recognized as being groundbreaking, innovative and fresh. HTC created the Windows Phone 8X and 8S to blend the virtual and the physical utilizing a three dimensional, pure uni-body design based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles. The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC are perfectly sculpted with a dramatic taper making them feel magically thin in your hand.

Because color is such an integral part of the Windows Phone experience, HTC is bringing bold, sophisticated and adventurous colors in a premium matte finish to these devices. The Windows Phone 8X will come in a variety of colors including California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow. The Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available in Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray.

Capture and share your world
For the first time, HTC is introducing a 2.1mp, f/2.0 aperture, 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that allows up to four people and more to be captured at once. It also supports 1080p video capture. The rear camera sports an 8mp CMOS sensor with backside-illumination (BSI) for improved low-light performance, along with an f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens and a dedicated imaging chip. A physical shutter button makes it quick and easy to capture spontaneous action, even if the phone is locked.

Spectacular Sound with Beats Audio
Exclusively available on HTC smartphones, Beats Audio provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC featuring Beats Audio also offers a unique audio amplifier powering the 3.5mm audio jack and the speaker, boosting the audio signal for even better sound no matter if you’re listening to music, playing a game or watching a video.

Brilliant Display
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC features a beautiful, 4.3″ HD-resolution super LCD 2 screen protected from everyday bumps and scrapes by lightweight Gorilla® Glass 2, while optical lamination reduces reflections and glare, ensuring you see every detail. The Windows Phone 8S by HTC boasts a bright super LCD 4″ screen with Gorilla® Glass, allowing users to see the Windows Phone Live Tiles, and every message and photo, with crystal clarity and sparkling color.

With the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC people can carry their favorite music, movies and photos with them wherever they go. With the Windows Phone Store and Xbox Live, it is easier than ever to enjoy the latest video, music and games on the move.

The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC will be available beginning in November. Available through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries, the Windows Phone 8X or 8S by HTC will be available from the world’s top carriers including: United States: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Europe: Orange, O2 Telefonica, MTS, Three UK, T-Mobile, and Vodafone Asia-Pacific: Chunghwa Telecom, Optus, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel), Smartone, Telstra and Vodafone Australia.


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