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Hands-on: BlackBerry Z10

24 Feb

BlackBerry Z10

Come March 7, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry’s attempt to claw back market share from iOS, Android and perhaps even Windows Phone will officially begin on our tiny island, beginning with its Z10 smartphone.

Is it enough to inspire BlackBerry fans who have been waiting with baited breath to upgrade?

Tagged in: BlackBerry, Cellphones, BB, BB10, BlackBerry, price, review, Singapore, Z10,  

Singapore firm to produce dual-screen YotaPhone

22 Feb
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Singapore-based Hi-P International is going to manufacture the dual-screen YotaPhone that first wowed audiences at the recent CES gadget fest in the United States last month.

The company yesterday said it had signed on with the creator of the YotaPhone – Russia’s Yota Devices – to be an original design manufacturer (ODM) – for the Android gizmo. 

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Hi-P international, Singapore, Yota Devices, Yotaphone,  

Uber brings simplified limousine booking to Singapore

21 Feb


Getting hold of limousines in Singapore is about to get a whole lot simpler thanks to a new booking service called Uber.

Acting as a bridge between the passenger and local limo rental companies, the San Francisco-based company develops the apps central to the booking experience and takes a 20 per cent cut of the final fare. The service currently has around 100 Mercedes Benzes, Audis, and BMWs at its fingertips.

Tagged in: Software, limo, limousine, Singapore, taxi, Uber,  

Goondu review: Sony Xperia Z

10 Feb

Sony Xperia Z

Hitting all the right notes in terms of specs and design, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone certainly seems like a recipe for success. And with the device landing on our shelves from March 1, we don’t have very long to wait, either.

Is the Xperia Z finally the breakout device for Sony, or is the “Z” an ominous symbol for the end of the line for the Japanese company? Let’s find out!

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, review, Singapore, Sony, xperia, Xperia Z,  

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

7 Feb

Sony Xperia Z

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,  

Dead Space 3 descends on Singapore, PC version available for direct download

6 Feb
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credit: Electronic Arts Singapore)

The highly anticipated horror action shooter game Dead Space 3 is now available in Singapore with a co-op mode and new features to take the adrenaline levels up another notch.

Dead Space 3 pits players against subzero conditions and new Necromorphs and boss creatures in a new planet called Tau Volantis. The game features a new weapon crafting feature that allows users to build their very own ideal weapons with tools and spare parts collected in the game.

Tagged in: Gaming, Singapore, Dead Space 3, Singapore,  

How technology can help in a Singapore with 6.9 million people

2 Feb
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(source: Diary of A Singaporean Mind)

After enduring packed trains and sky-high prices for housing in the past few years, many Singaporeans just cannot imagine what life will be like when the government brings another 1.6 million people to the Tiny Red Dot by 2030.

What will be the place be like when 6.9 million people throng this place, up from the current 5.3 million? No matter how many roads or new MRT lines are built, there will still be a limit to the number of people who can be packed into a busy place like the central business district.

Perhaps it is time for companies and employees to seriously consider working from home, or just about anywhere, rather than having everyone squeeze like sardines into an MRT train to go to work at peak hour each day.

Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Enterprise, Internet, PCs, Singapore, Tablet, 2FA, BYOD, congestion, NAF, population white paper, sensor network, Singapore,  

Hands-on: LG Optimus G finally comes to Singapore

1 Feb
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LG Optimus G

LG’s Optimus G was unveiled in September last year – an age ago in mobile electronics – and will finally be available in Singapore this Saturday for  S$798 without a telco contract.

The Optimus G is undoubtedly the first LG phone to warrant any real excitement, a fact that even LG executives on hand at the launch event were not shy to admit. What’s all the fuss about?

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, android, Jelly Bean, LG, Nexus 4, Optimus G, review, Singapore,  

Will you buy a BlackBerry 10 device?

1 Feb
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When the folks from BlackBerry brought out Alicia Keys as a global creative director at their big launch on Wednesday, you know they were pulling out all the stops.

Tagged in: BlackBerry, Cellphones, Featured, Singapore, BlackBerry, Q10, RIM, Singapore, Z10,  

Hands on: Poetic Slimline Portfolio cases for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

26 Jan


One of the things about buying an Android tablet is that there are fewer choices when it comes to cases.

That has changed a little in the past six months with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7, which has proven very popular, and the Nexus 10 that is being sold in the United States, but it’s still not that easy looking for one in Singapore stores.

Earlier this week, a couple of cases I ordered from Amazon finally came for my wife’s Nexus 7 and my own Nexus 10. They are branded Poetic and sold by Exact-Deal on Amazon. And they turned out pretty nice.

Tagged in: android, Singapore, Tablet, Amazon, case, Google, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Poetic, review, Singapore,