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New Arrival: Google Pixel 4 And Other MadeByGoogle Products

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

After much anticipation, Google Pixel 4 has arrived in Singapore, together with other #MadeByGoogle hardware, such as the upgraded Nest Mini speaker and Nest Wifi system. Singapore won’t be getting the Pixelbook Go or the Pixel Buds though. Prices and availability below.

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Nest Mini and Nest Wifi launched in Singapore.

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Nest Mini and Nest Wifi launched in Singapore.

Following the Made by Google event in New York City, Google today announced the launch of its Google Pixel 4 flagship smartphone in Singapore.

From 24 October, Singaporeans will be able to purchase their new devices through official carrier partner, StarHub, retailers COURTS and Challenger as well as the Google Store. Pre-orders begin today.

 

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This Google staff, Nim, kindly did the unboxing of the Pixel 4 XL for me.

The phone will be available in three colours – Just Black, Clearly White and the limited edition Oh So Orange – and in two sizes.

The 64GB variant of the 5.7-inch Pixel 4 and 6.3-inch Pixel 4 XL will be priced at S$1,119 and S$1,319 respectively, while the 128GB models will retail for S$1,269 and S$1,469 respectively.

 

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Google Nest Mini and Google Nest Wifi in Singapore.

Apart from the Pixel 4, two additional devices will soon be available in Singapore as well.

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IFA GPC 2019 – Global Press Conference for IFA 2019

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

The press conference for IFA 2019 in Berlin (6 – 11 September) was held at 11am today in Andalusia, Spain.

 

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Global press conference for IFA 2019 (6 – 11 Sep in Berlin) is happening right now here in Andalusia, Spain. Hans-Joachim Kamp, Chairman of the supervisory board gfu, Consumer & Home Electronics – shares major global trends of technical consumer goods (TCG).

Hans-Joachim Kamp opened the global press conference with the major trends for TCG.

He concluded that the Global Market for technical consumer goods was still growing, especially smart and connected devices are gaining importance.

Jens Heithecker, Executive Director (IFA) & EVP (Messe Berlin Group) announced that Sennheiser would be the first official audio partner for IFA.

 

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Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin says, “”Trust is at the heart of every relationship”

Dr. Christian Goke, CEO Messe Berlin, unveiled that Richard Yu, CEO Consumer Business Group, Huawei, would be the opening keynote speaker for IFA 2019.

He also announced that Cristiano Amon, President Qualcomm, would be the second keynote speaker for IFA 2019.

 

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Dr. Christian Goke, CEO Messe Berlin, unveils that Richard Yu, CEO Consumer Business Group, Huawei, will be the opening keynote speaker for IFA 2019.

Dr Goke next revealed that the Global Innovation Partner country for IFA NEXT in 2019 would be Japan.

Below are the details from the press release.

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World Backup Day: Join Twitter Party to learn about backup & win prizes!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Have you done your backup recently? There’s no time like NOW!

Join the Twitter Party on #AcronisWBD at 4pm today to learn about backup and win prizes!

Established in 2011, World Backup Day serves to remind people the importance of protecting their data.

So backup now by making a copy of your data so you won’t lose it in case something happens to your computer.

So even if you’re hit by a virus, hardware failure, natural disaster, or anything else, you can restore your system from a reliable backup.

Here are three ways you can backup your data.

  1. External media. There is a wide variety of external storage media you can choose, including USB drives, external hard drives, DVDs and more.
  2. Cloud storage. Your internet connection means there are many cloud storage services available to you. Some are free, some you pay for.
  3. Network drives. If your computer is on a local area network (LAN), you can backup to a network folder or network attached storage (NAS) device.

New arrivals: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & S6 edge+ Android phablets

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Samsung has unveiled globally their latest flagship phablets. Both have 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED displays and 4GB RAM. Prices and availability in Singapore below.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ (left) and S6 edge+ 4G+ comes with 5.7 inch QHD displays and 4GB RAM.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ (left) and S6 edge+ 4G+ comes with 5.7 inch QHD displays and 4GB RAM.

So the Samsung’s flagship devices basically comprise the following:

Models Display Curved edges S Pen
S6 5.1″ No No
S6 edge 5.1″ Yes No
Note 5 5.7″ No Yes
S6 edge+ 5.7″ Yes No

So the “basic flagship” is the Galaxy S6, with the other models being variants offering curved edges, bigger displays and stylus.

The Note 5 offers, as its main differentiator the S Pen stylus, but is essentially on the same hardware/software platform as the S6 series of smartphones.

Price & Availability in Singapore

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Event: Photos of 5,000 smiling faces fill Clarke Quay Central Atrium

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Smile Singapore, an advocacy campaign by Clarke Quay Central to promote a happier and joyful nation, is installing its photo mural of smiling portraits in the Central Atrium of the shopping mall.

Smile Singapore campaign at Clarke Quay Central Atrium to promote a happier and joyful Singapore.

Smile Singapore campaign at Clarke Quay Central Atrium to promote a happier and joyful Singapore.

A record number of 5755 people have come forward over the past five weeks to share their stories about what makes them happy in Singapore.

Smile Singapore campaign at Clarke Quay Central Atrium.

Smile Singapore campaign at Clarke Quay Central Atrium.

Their smiling portraits have been captured and will be printed, laminated and pieced together to create a giant photo mural to be completed by Sunday, 3 May 2015.

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Samsung unveils three new GEAR smartwatches at MWC 2014

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Samsung has just unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona its GALAXY S5, as well as the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.

Worldwide release on 11 April 2014 in almost 150 countries. Prices TBA.

Samsung has just unveiled the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit together with the GALAXY S5 at the MWC 2014 in Barcelona this morning.

Samsung has just unveiled the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit together with the GALAXY S5 at the MWC 2014 in Barcelona this morning.

All of the new Samsung GEAR smartwatches have foregone the Android OS used in the original Gear and gone for the Tizen – the Linux-based operating system by Intel and Samsung.

Samsung GALAXY GEAR 2 comes with camera, microphone and speaker on the phone itself instead of the strap, allowing the latter to be interchangeable.

Samsung Gear 2 comes with camera, microphone and speaker on the phone itself instead of the strap, allowing the latter to be interchangeable.

And they come with a HOME button to get back to the start screen.

Samsung claims the new smartwatches last 3 times as long, with 3 days of typical usage and six days of low usage.

The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have 1.63-inch, 320 x 320 Super AMOLED displays and run on 1GHz dual-core processors.

Screen size has therefore remained the same, with a slightly faster processor, viz the 800MHz in the original Gear.

The 2-megapixel camera, speaker and mic are now on the bezel of the smartwatch so you can change the straps, which comes in six colours.

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Samsung unveils GALAXY S5 at MWC 2014 in Barcelona

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Samsung has just unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona its GALAXY S5, as well as the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.

Worldwide release on 11 April 2014 in almost 150 countries. Prices TBA.

The new Samsung GALAXY S5 comes in 4 colours: charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold.

The new Samsung GALAXY S5 comes in 4 colours: charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold.

New features of the GALAXY S5 include a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner and IP67 water resistance.

The GALAXY S5 has a 5.1" Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The GALAXY S5 has a 5.1″ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

It has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, runs on a 2.5GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor with 2GB RAM, powered by a 2,800 mAh battery and ships with Android 4.4 KitKat.

The GALAXY S5 now has a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

It will also come with NFC, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and 16GB or 32GB storage.

The smartphone will come in four colours: charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold. It now comes with “perforated” plastic covers.

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New arrivals: Lenovo unveils its first multimode Yoga Tablet

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Lenovo unveiled its new Android 4.2 Yoga Tablet today in a global live stream launch event. Both the 8-inch (start from S$449) and 10-inch (S$549) versions will be available in Singapore by end November. Pre-orders start from 1 November until 10 November.

The new Lenovo Yoga Tablet is designed to resemble a physical book with a

The new Lenovo Yoga Tablet is designed to resemble a physical book with a “graspable” spine.

The amazing thing about the Yoga Tablet is its 6000 mAh battery, which boasts a life of 18 hours (of Wi-Fi web browsing), and can even be used to charge other mobile devices!

Hands-on

The cylindrical battery is a nice design touch and makes holding the tablet more secure and comfortable.

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HTC launches new HTC One smartphone in London and New York

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

HTC launched its new Android smartphone simultaneously in London and New York today. Originally rumoured to be called the M7, the new Android flagship from HTC is simply called HTC One.

Available in late March (pre-orders begin today) in black or silver.

Update 2 (13 April, 2013):

The 32GB Glacier Silver version of the HTC One is available in Singapore from 13 April at S$968 at all three mobile operators.

The 64GB Glacier Silver (S$1,068) and the Stealth Black (32 & 64GB) versions will be available from May onwards.

Update 1 (25 March, 2013):

The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April 2013.

RRP for the 32GB version is S$968 (without line contract) while price for the 64GB version is yet to be announced.

This is what the new HTC One looks like with Blink on the homescreen (and icons of some of the partner feeds around it).

This is what the new HTC One looks like with Blink on the homescreen (and icons of some of the partner feeds around it).

Here’s a quick round-up based on my live updates during the launch event.

The HTC One features the New Sense interface with new HTC home screen, two capacitive buttons in an aluminum body built from a single-block – containing an integrated antenna.

It has two front-facing stereo speakers, integrated Beats Audio and option for dual-microphone HDR recording.

UltraPixel camera quality compared with two top competitors.

UltraPixel camera quality compared with two top competitors.

A new BlinkFeed feature streams social updates, information and news onto the homescreen.

1,400 content partners have signed upto stream information in BlinkFeed. ESPN and AOL are two of the these and were on stage in New York and London respectively to talk about their partnership with HTC.

Below are the main tech specs unveiled during the launch. They were consistent with the speculation and rumours circulating prior to the launch.

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Nokia launches its first Windows Phone 8 smartphones

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Nokia has unveiled its first hardware running the new mobile operating system from Microsoft.

The Finnish phone maker launched two Windows Phone 8 smartphones – Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 – in a joint media event between Nokia and Microsoft in New York today.

Steve Ballmer (CEO Microsoft) and Stephen Elop (CEO Nokia) brandishing the new Windows Phone 8 Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones.

Steve Ballmer (CEO Microsoft) and Stephen Elop (CEO Nokia) brandishing the new Windows Phone 8 Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones at Manhattan today.

The one-and-a-half hour session just ended five minutes ago.

The joint media event saw the unveiling of the Lumia 920 (with PureView) and Lumia 820, with NFC, more powerful processors (1.5GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4), better displays and new  augmented reality apps (City Lens) for its location suite and enhancements to existing apps (Nokia Drive, Maps and Transport).

Check back at this space for more updates on new features of the two new smartphones.