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Samsung Galaxy S5 to cost more than HTC and Sony rivals in Singapore

2 Apr

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The next big thing from Samsung, specifically the Galaxy S5, started going on sale last week in Singapore for a rather hefty S$1,068. Despite keeping much to formula, though with some hardware upgrades, the top-end phone will cost more than the previous Galaxy S4, which went on sale for S$998 last year.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Galaxy S5, pre-oder, price and availability, samsung, Singapore,  

Hands on: Asus MB168B+ portable monitor

6 Jan


Asus is not the first one out with a portable monitor – Toshiba had one two years ago – but the Taiwanese manufacturer’s MB168B+ slim screen is surely one of the smartest and most practical.

Very light at just 800 grams and conveniently powered by a USB 3.0 connection, the 15.6-inch Full HD screen comes in handy for folks who want a large screen on the go – without always carrying a heavy laptop.

Tagged in: Audio-visual, laptops, monitors, PCs, asus, MB168B+, portable monitor, price and availability, review, USB 3.0,  

Hands on: HTC One mini will find competition tough

29 Sep
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As its name implies, the HTC One mini is the smaller sibling to the quite stunning-looking HTC One launched earlier this year.

It’s got some of the good stuff of the bigger brother, such as a great UltraPixel camera, but there are also a number of cost-cutting trade-offs involved when you opt for the HTC One mini.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, HTC, One mini, price and availability, review, Singapore,  

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 out in Singapore on September 28

16 Sep
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Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 3 will be available at Samsung retail stores and cellphone operators in Singapore from September 28, the Korean phone maker said today.

Those who have registered their interest with their cellphone operators can get their hands on the large-screen “phablet” a day earlier.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Galaxy Note 3, price and availability, samsung, Singapore,  

Sony Xperia Z out in Singapore on March 1, costs S$988

7 Feb

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Sony seems to have gotten its game together like never before, and that includes shipping its flagship phone on time to steal a march over rivals.

The Xperia Z, possibly the best phone from Sony in a long while, is going on sale in Singapore on March 1, for a rather expensive but not unexpected S$988. Impatient buyers can pre-order from February 15 at Sony stores or telecom operators.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, 4G, LTE, price and availability, Singapore, Sony, Xperia Z,  

Asus starts selling 3G version of VivoTab RT tablet in Singapore

10 Jan
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Remember that Windows RT tablet that Asus was showing off at the end of last year? Well, there’s a 3G version of the VivoTab RT now in Singapore and it’s started selling on Wednesday for S$1,049.

It’s not bad a deal, considering it’s just S$100 more than the Wi-Fi only version that went for S$949 at launch. With 3G, you will be able to connect on the go without worrying about Wi-Fi hotspots not working when you need them the most. 

Tagged in: Singapore, Tablet, 3G, asus, price and availability, VivoTab RT, windows rt,  

Yet another 4G tablet out in Singapore – Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE

5 Jan

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If you’re looking for a tablet that will hook up to the new 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks in Singapore, there’s another option in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1, which now supports the new technology. The updated version of the tablet will start selling for S$998 in stores today, and come in grey.

Tagged in: android, broadband, Internet, Tablet, Galaxy Note 10.1, LTE, price and availability, samsung, Singapore,  

Asus cuts price of 16GB Nexus 7 to S$349 in Singapore

21 Nov

Asus is cutting the price of its small Android tablet, the Nexus 7, in Singapore at the Sitex show from tomorrow, as it tries to reflect the lower prices for the device in the United States.

The 16GB version will go for S$349, while a new 32GB version will cost S$399, which was what the lower capacity version was sold for previously in Singapore. However, there is no news yet of a 3G version unveiled in the US weeks ago.

Tagged in: android, Singapore, Tablet, asus, Nexus 7, price and availability, Singapore, SItex 2012,  

Goondu review: LG Optimus 4X HD

13 Aug

When it first turned up earlier this year at trade events, LG’s Optimus 4X HD was likened by some pundits as a close replica of fellow Korean electronics maker Samsung’s Galaxy devices.

That may be a slight to the folks at LG, but if you consider how well Samsung has been doing with its Galaxy phones, the comparison is not such a bad thing.

Indeed, after using the LG phone for close to a week now, I have to say it’s a nice addition to the range of Android phones that now spoil smartphone users when it comes to choice.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Android 4.0, LG, Optimus 4X HD, price and availability, review, Singapore,  

Goondu review: S$488 Sony Xperia go is a great mid-end phone

5 Aug

Sony seems to be a forgotten name these days when people talk about Android phones and inevitably bring up Samsung and HTC. But its latest range, including the top-end Xperia ion, waterproof Xperia acro S and sporty Xperia go, is well worth a look before going with the popular choices.

Since taking over Sony Ericsson earlier this year, the Japanese electronics firm seems to have improved on its designs and clarified who each phone should target. The Xperia go, which we had the chance to check out recently, is one example. 

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