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New Nokia N series phones and HTC Touch Pro launched

August 27th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Nokia today launched a couple of new N series multimedia phones, including the candy-bar N79 (above right), which the company is holding up as the smallest N series model so far. The Finnish phone maker also launched the N85...
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As the hoopla hits Singapore…

August 24th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Apple is hit with a lawsuit in the United States, from a woman who is alleging that the iPhone 3G’s performance and reliability has been subpar. (source: Ars Technica) According the widely reported story, Alabama resident...
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Hype versus reality

August 22nd, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
There’s a saying that the market corrects itself when the hype gets overboard. It’s happened to dot.coms, bloated Big Media companies… and apparently it’s happening to Apple’s new-found status at the...
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Apple releases fix for iPhone 3G

August 20th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Barely acknowledging a problem with its over-hyped iPhone 3G gizmos, Apple has released a fix that would “improve communications with 3G networks”, according to the Associated Press. According to the report, a...
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iPhone 3G woes mount

August 14th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
It’s becoming a piece of bad news a week for Apple’s over-hyped wonder-gizmo, as reports from around the world now claim that the 3G iPhone has poor 3G reception that is “well below the standard”, which as...
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As the hype fades…

August 6th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
… reality sinks in for the Apple iPhone. At first, the story was about how frenzied crowds queued up for the hyped up wonder gadget. Now, weeks after, people are complaining about how they can’t log in with their...
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New ROM for HTC Touch Diamond users

August 6th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Don’t like the sluggish performance of the HTC Touch Diamond? There’s a new ROM out for Singapore users here that should speed things up on the small screen. A Hong Kong version of the new ROM (1.93.xxx.xxx) has...
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BlackBerry Bold 9000 in Hong Kong

July 29th, 2008 | by limbeer
The BlackBerry Bold has landed here in Hong Kong. Well, at least some of it cos Smartone-Vodafone is allowing pre-orders here and PCCW Mobile has launched it here. I’m excited. GPS, Wifi, HSDPA, Qwerty keyboard,...
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Apple = no virus?

July 24th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
You’ve probably seen those Apple ads that proclaim that there are no/few viruses for Macs. Well, it doesn’t matter that virus writers don’t bother with Macs because they only take up less than 5 per cent of the...
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2.5G iPhones now cost more!

July 21st, 2008 | by limbeer
Went by Mongkok so had a look at the cellphone shops. As per Alfred’s post and the postings on local Mac lists, the 16GB 3G iPhones were indeed out in full force. Prices were 8800 to 9800 HKD or about S$1525 to S$1698. Way...