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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...
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Want a 3G iPhone? Buy one for S$1,700 to S$2,000 in HK

July 16th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
So, you can’t wait for SingTel to bring the hyped-to-the-heavens 3G iPhone? Well, since the red camp missed the July 11 launch, you can get one from places where the gizmo is sold. One place would be Hong Kong, where my bro...
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No 3G iPhones from HK to SG … yet

July 3rd, 2008 | by limbeer
Hutchinson/3 here in Hong Kong recently announced their iPhone prices and their mandatory subscription plans here. To cut to the chase, it seems like if you’re thinking of getting an iPhone at an uncontracted price for use...
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The benefits of number portability -free calls, free phones!

July 2nd, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
The street battles for mobile users are intensifying here, and these days, with cellphone operators fighing tooth and nail for customers, you can not only get a phone for free, but even free calls and mobile Internet –...
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Samsung Omnia vs HTC Touch Diamond – fight!

June 26th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
As the hype from the 3G iPhone rests a little, the spotlight has now been trained on two “iPhone killers” these past two weeks – the Samsung Omnia and HTC’s Touch Diamond, which went on sale lately. The...
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Please port my number to pfingo

June 25th, 2008 | by Oo Gin Lee
In this week’s Digital Life, I ran a story about how VOIP services like pfingo, Skype and mediaring are now moving to the mobile phone. The value proposition is simple – you can pay two to four cents per minute to...
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Need for “fuller” number portability?

June 25th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
As a letter writer in the ST Forum mentioned today, full number portability in Singapore does not mean you can switch from a post-paid to a pre-paid plan when you switch cellphone operators, and still keep your number. It was...
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HTC Touch Diamond sold out everywhere

June 23rd, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
It’s the latest sign that the “touch-screen” fad is heating up to fever pitch, thanks in much to the iPhone hype. HTC’s excellent Touch Diamond, said to be the best “iPhone killer” of the lot,...
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Qwerty chic!

June 19th, 2008 | by Boon Kiat
Just got to fiddle with the new E71 (the one on the right), which was launched at Nokia’s own show on CommAsia week. From a 30-minute hands-on take today at the office, this shiny metal-clad GPS smartphone might just be my...
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Touch-screen phones galore

June 19th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Late post here for CommAsia, as you’d expect the stories with ST have been coming thick and fast, and there’s little time to update this little blog (interesting note to newspapers trying to do both online and print)....