The creators of Whatsapp are going to be charging $1 per year to all Whatsapp users starting this year, sometime this year. While no date has been set, its in their plans to charge this nominal amount to for usage of this cross-platform messaging service.
Not a big deal if you ask me, it’s a small fee to pay for the service which is probably saving you lots of money that you might have spent on those SMS/MMS.
Source : Redmondpie
The new iPhone uses a the New Nano Sim card, a even smaller sim compared to the MicroSim that was used on the iPhone 4 & 4S. The 5 x 12mm MicroSim which seemed small compared to the 25 x 15mm Sim card is going out of fashion as well with the 12.3 x 8.8mm Nano Sim, telco’s are going to be flooded with request for the new sim. Why?
When the MicroSim was launched, users simply cut their existing Sim’s to work. The new Nano Sim is slightly thinned as well measuring 0.67mm compared to 0.76mm.
Maxis has announced that the Nano Sim will be available from the 24th of September onwards for RM 25 at Maxis Centres in KLCC, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Sunway Pyramid, The Gardens Mall, Penang’s Queensbay Mall and Johor Bharu’s Danga Bay. Other branches throughout the country are expected to receive it by late September.
If you are a mobile phone user who still hasn’t jumped on the Smart Phone bandwagon .. Pay attention! I know many who are happy with the Calling & SMS functions and dish out an average of RM 600 , this is the phone you need. Samsung released the Galaxy Mini 2 on the 14th of May 2012 in Malaysia to the appearance conscious consumers. While they say that it’s for the appearance conscious, I think that if you are looking to try out a Smart Phone but don’t want to part with too much money, this is your gig.
This 3.27″ screen device comes with a 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage which is expandable through microSD (Supports up to 32Gb). In normal terms, it’s not as big as a iPhone, not as expensive as a iPhone but does the job! If you are wondering, wait now if it’s a entry-level .. What’s the camera like? It comes with a 3MP camera, this is almost as good as the iPhone 3GS which came with a 3.2 Megapixel camera. Whats surprising is for the price point, the Galaxy Mini 2 comes with Near Field Communication (NFC) support built-in,
This device runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) which is a very easy to use operating system which has more than 500,000 applications on Google Play, Android’s App Store. So if you are worried of how you are going to ‘graduate’ from your conventional phone to a Smart Phone, don’t fret .. It will be a very seamless and fun experience!
When i got my hands on the device, I was concerned on how slow the phone might be considering the processor but to my surprise the device responded very well to touch and has good response time. What i like best about the Android Operating System is the ability to customize the phone. There is no one formula, you are free to add widgets and set up multiple pages the way you want it.
Sample Images taken under low light conditions
If you are planing to try a smart phone and don’t want to dish out too much, this is the one for you. It’s very good value for money and perfect for the young, our parents or the elders who have not got onto a smart phone experience as well. Its retail price is only RM599 and available via major telco’s and phone shops around the country.
Maxis is offering Maxis One Club members the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the Apple iPhone 4S for s superb price of just RM599. The offer is valid from June 9 to 24 and is available at all Maxis Centres and participating Maxis Exclusive Partner stores nationwide.
To qualify for the Samsung Galaxy SIII, all members need to do is commit to the ValuePlus 150 plan and above with a 1GB data plan for 24 months. This plan will also provide members with the best in voice rates and internet. MOC members who are interested in the iPhone 4S (16GB) need to sign up for the iValue 2 plan for 24 months.
Digi subscribers in Malaysia can now access Wikipedia for absolutely FREE! This is part of a Wikipedia’s collaboration to offer free mobile access to Wikipedia.
Wikipedia Zero, a project launched by the Wikimedia Foundation to offer free mobile access to Wikipedia in emerging countries, expanded into Asia for the first time this week via a partnership with Malaysian operator Digi, opening access to more than 10 million subscribers in the countries
To access this service, log on to zero.wikipedia.org using Opera Mini Browser Only. The other countries that have this service are Tunisia and Uganda.
The service launched on the 21st of May and soon will be available in Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Serbia, Montenegro, and India via Telenor, the parent company for Digi in Malaysia
Source : TNW Asia