Posts Tagged ‘launch’

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note10 & Note10+ Phablet At Unpacked

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

The Galaxy Note10 (6.8”) & Note 10+ (6.3”) will hit the shelves on 23 August with enhanced S Pen and “pro-grade” camera.

The Note10 & Note 10+ were unveiled this morning during Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019 in New York on 7 August at 4pm EDT.

The Note10 & Note 10+ were unveiled this morning during Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019 in New York on 7 August at 4pm EDT.

The Galaxy Note10 starts at US$950 while the Note10+ starts at US$1,100, slightly more expensive than the S10 smartphone which ranges between US$900 to US$1,000.

 

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First looks and hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note10 (S$1,398) and Galaxy Note10+ (S$1,598/S$1,898 for 256GB/512GB respectively) which will be available in Singapore from 24 August, 2019.

The previous Note9 has a 6.4-inch display while the current S10 is around the same size as the 6.3” Note10 with slightly less screen size.

The new phablets charge via a USB-C port which doubles up as an audio port as the 3.5mm headphone jack is gone.

The Note10 has four cameras (1 front and 3 rear) – the three rear cameras comprising a 16MP ultra wide (123°), a 12MP wide-angle (77°) and a 12MPtelephoto (45°).

The front camera has 10 megapixels at 80° field of view.

The Note10+ has one extra rear camera (1 front and 4 rear) – the DepthVision camera.

The other cameras are the same in both versions.

The key specs for the Note10 and Note10+ are summarised below.

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New Arrival: SATS Launches Ready To Travel 2.0 App

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Ready To Travel, a travel app subsidiary owned by SATS, today unveiled the new features and services in Version 2.0.

This story first appeared in The Travel Memoir.

Ready To Go 2.0 puts social back into group vacations.

Ready To Go 2.0 puts social back into group vacations.

These include access to over 400 airport lounges worldwide and a new global bag-locate service that tracks and expedites the return of delayed baggage with a 96-hour guarantee – from the time the flight lands to baggage return – after which travellers will receive the pay-out.

The Ready To Go team (from right): Albert Pozo – Chief Digital Officer, SATS; Eileen Tan – Vice President, Consumer Services, SATS (Ready To Travel); Head of Marketing, Consumer Services, SATS (Ready To Travel).

The Ready To Go team (from right): Albert Pozo – Chief Digital Officer, SATS; Eileen Tan – Vice President, Consumer Services, SATS (Ready To Travel); Head of Marketing, Consumer Services, SATS (Ready To Travel).

With the new global bag-locate service – from S$6, travellers can insure 2 bags with a pay-out of up to S$2,200 per delayed bag.

Through Ready To Travel, the Bag Locate service provider works with the airline to locate delayed baggage, while sending email updates to the traveller.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro Android Smartphone

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

China phone maker Huawei launched the new P30 (128GB/8GB – S$998) and P30 Pro (256GB/8GB – S$1,398) in Paris. The two phones will hit the shelves in Singapore on 6 April, 2019.

For Singapore, both the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro (256GB) will come in colours of Breathing Crystal, Aurora and Black while the P30 Pro (512GB) will be available in Aurora.

For Singapore, both the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro (256GB) will come in colours of Breathing Crystal, Aurora and Black while the P30 Pro (512GB) will be available in Aurora.

The new phones feature Huawei’s SuperSpectrum Sensor, an optical Huawei SuperZoom lens, a new Time of Flight (TOF) camera, and better OIS and AIS image stabilisation technology.

Customers can head down to VivoCity, Central Court Level 1, from 10am to 10pm over the weekend (6 April) and receive a gift set worth up to S$470 with every purchase of the Huawei P30 or P30 Pro, while stocks last.

Preorders will be available online to customers from 27 March (Wed), 12am SGT, through local telecommunication operators and at Huawei Official Store with Lazada.

The upsized variant of the HUAWEI P30 Pro with 512GB storage (S$1,698) will also be on sale exclusively for shoppers on Lazada, with limited quantities available.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Fitbit Launches 3 Health & Fitness Wearables

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Fitbit officially launched in Singapore the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition (S$248), Fitbit Inspire HR (S$158), and Fitbit Inspire (S$118). The wearables brand also introduced the Fitbit Ace 2 (to be launched later).

Consumers of any fitness level can choose the wearable that fits his/her needs. Louis Lye (Left), Regional Director, SEA, HK & Taiwan, Fitbit; and Steve Morley, VP & GM, APAC, Fitbit.

Consumers of any fitness level can choose the wearable that fits his/her needs. Louis Lye (Left), Regional Director, SEA, HK & Taiwan, Fitbit; and Steve Morley, VP & GM, APAC, Fitbit.

Beyond devices, the Fitbit platform offers users software features, access to their data, and connection to one of the largest global health and fitness social networks to help drive positive behavior change.

Fitbit will also soon launch a major redesign to the Fitbit app so users can further personalise their dashboard, better understand their data, discover new content and more easily connect with others on Fitbit’s social community.

At S$248, Versa Lite Edition is Fitbit’s most affordable smartwatch, targeting users who want an attractive, versatile, and easy-to-use device with core features, actionable insights and personal guidance to motivate them to improve their health.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Android Tablet

Friday, February 15th, 2019

The new Galaxy Tab S5e has a 10.5-inch screen, 5.5mm thickness and weighs 400g. Prices TBA.

Available in monochromatic colours that include Silver, Black and Gold, the Galaxy Tab S5e will be launched in Singapore from Q2 2019 in Black and Gold.

Available in monochromatic colours that include Silver, Black and Gold, the Galaxy Tab S5e will be launched in Singapore from Q2 2019 in Black and Gold.

The Tab S5e boasts a battery life of 14.5 hrs and is the first Samsung tablet to feature the new Bixby 2.0.

Details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Canon EOS RP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

The new Canon EOS RP is the entry-level model in Canon’s full-frame mirrorless camera range, following the mid-tier EOS R that was released last year. Prices and specs below.

The new Canon EOS RP full-frame, mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera.

The new Canon EOS RP full-frame, mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera.

The new EOS RP has a more compact and lighter body compared to the EOS R.

The full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera has a 26.2-megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS sensor, 0.05s focusing speed and EV -5 focussing capabilities.

 

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Preview and hands-on for the Canon EOS RP in Singapore.

The body is priced at S$1,999 with a number of lens kits available at promotional prices.

Details and promotional prices below from the press release.

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Redmart Grocery Shopping Moves To Lazada from 15 March 2019

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Lazada expands its supermarket portfolio by moving Redmart grocery shopping in Singapore into the Lazada app, effective from 15 March, 2019.

 

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James Chang, CEO of Lazada Singapore, answering media questions alongside Jing Yin, Co-President of Commercial for Lazada Group; and Roger Egan, Redmart co-founder/CEO who has been appointed Lazada Group Head of Supermarket.

Lazada acquired Redmart more than 2 yrs ago in 2016.

From 15 March, 2019, Singapore consumers will only be able to buy Redmart groceries from the Lazada app.

The Transition

RedMart customers will still be able to shop on the existing RedMart app and website until 14 March 2019, 11.59pm.

Thereafter, customers are encouraged to download the Lazada app to continue enjoying high-quality fresh and frozen food items and other daily necessities delivered to their doorstep, hassle-free.

James Chang, CEO of Lazada Singapore, at lo hei for Chinese New Year during the announcement of the Redmart migration to Lazada. (From Left): Angela Tiong (Edelman PR), Claudia Chong (Business Times), Rachel Chia (Business Insider), John Tan (tech4tea), James Chang (Lazada), Joel Chan (Lazada), Zoey Chong (CNET), Lee Zhengyi (Mediacorp Channel 8). Photo credit: James Chang.

James Chang, CEO of Lazada Singapore, at lo hei for Chinese New Year during the announcement of the Redmart migration to Lazada. (From Left): Angela Tiong (Edelman PR), Claudia Chong (Business Times), Rachel Chia (Business Insider), John Tan (tech4tea), James Chang (Lazada), Joel Chan (Lazada), Zoey Chong (CNET), Lee Zhengyi (Mediacorp Channel 8). Photo credit: James Chang.

Orders on the new RedMart on Lazada will continue to be fulfilled by RedMart in customers’ chosen two-hour delivery slot between 7 AM and 10 PM, seven days a week including public holidays, while orders with other Lazada sellers will be fulfilled separately.

The ecommerce company plans to grow its supermarket segment beyond Singapore to another of its 6 ASEAN locations around end 2019.

Details below from the press release.

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FAQ on Gojek’s Beta Ride-Hailing Service in Singapore

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Gojek has beta-launched its ride-hailing app service in Singapore. Here are answers from Gojek to some frequently asked questions on the gradual rollout.

Gojek President, Andre Soelistyo (left) and Global Head of Transport, Raditya Wibowo.

Gojek President, Andre Soelistyo (left) and Global Head of Transport, Raditya Wibowo.

Eager to try out the competitor to Grab? Here are some FAQs about the beta-launch in Singapore of the ride-hailing app.

Can you share more about the process of waitlisting?

Waitlisting is the process of giving riders access to Gojek’s ride-hailing service.

It is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Riders will have to download the Gojek app and sign up for an account.

They will be placed on a waitlist and receive an email or push notification once they have been given access to the service.

DBS cardmembers can enjoy priority access on the waitlist by entering an access code during registration.

The code is “DBS” followed by the first 6 digits of their Visa, Mastercard or AMEX card (eg, “DBS123456”).

More details for DBS/POSB cardholders can be found here.

I’ve previously used Gojek in Indonesia. Do I need to register again?

If you have previously registered with Gojek, there is no need to register again.

Gojek will let you know on your next steps.

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Gojek Launches Beta Ride-Hailing App in Singapore

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Consumers in Singapore will get to try Gojek’s ride-hailing service with the launch of the beta version of its app, which will be made available for download from iOS and Android app stores in Singapore today.

Update (1 January, 2019):

GOJEK will be extending its ride-hailing services to the whole of Singapore from tomorrow, January 2, 2019. The following is the press statement from GOJEK.

“Following our successful limited service area rollout, GOJEK is excited to announce that we will extend our ride-hailing services to the whole of Singapore with effect from January 2, 2019.

This means that users will be able to use GOJEK to take rides anywhere in Singapore.

Our island-wide rollout is part of our continued beta phase, during which DBS/POSB Bank customers continue to enjoy priority access to the app.

We continue to welcome feedback from driver-partners and riders during this enhanced beta phase, as we work to fine-tune the app and create the best experience for our users.”

(From left) Gojek President, Andre Soelistyo; Gojek’s Global Head of Transport, Raditya Wibowo; Shee Tse Koon, Group Head of Strategy and Planning, DBS Bank; and Gene Wong, Head of Ecosystems, Consumer Banking Group, DBS Bank.

(From left) Gojek President, Andre Soelistyo; Gojek’s Global Head of Transport, Raditya Wibowo; Shee Tse Koon, Group Head of Strategy and Planning, DBS Bank; and Gene Wong, Head of Ecosystems, Consumer Banking Group, DBS Bank.

This marks the start of a gradual roll-out of Gojek’s ride-hailing services across the island as more driver-partners are onboarded over time to feed consumer demand.

“It is with great pride that we begin the roll-out of our services in Singapore. Consumers throughout the country have told us that they want more choice in this sector and with the launch of our beta app, their wait is coming to an end. We are launching in beta for now, while we fine-tune our service to make sure it meets the high standards expected by Singaporeans. As such, we are asking all users, whether drivers or passengers, to provide us with ongoing feedback as we work towards creating the best possible service for the country,” said Gojek President, Andre Soelistyo.

This staggered approach reflects Gojek’s commitment to ensuring a smooth entry into Singapore and an ongoing effort to improve user experience over time.

An FAQ on Gojek’s beta service can be found here.

The launch of Gojek’s beta app in Singapore kickstarts the regional strategic partnership between Gojek and DBS, two of Southeast Asia’s most iconic companies.

DBS/POSB customers in Singapore will be the first to enjoy Gojek rides during the beta phase.

During the beta phase, access to the app will be granted in batches to balance ride demand and service capabilities.

DBS/POSB customers in Singapore will be guided by the app to find out how they can be prioritised on the waitlist, and receive a SGD 5 voucher credit for each of their first two rides.

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WeWork Launches WeWork Labs in Southeast Asia

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

WeWork has launched in Singapore its first WeWork Labs in Southeast Asia. Located at WeWork City House, it will be followed by another in Bangkok by Q1 2019.

Earlier this month, Japanese tech giant Softbank committed an additional US$3 billion to WeWork in a deal that values the office sharing company a valuation of around US$42 billion.

Earlier this month, Japanese tech giant Softbank committed an additional US$3 billion to WeWork in a deal that values the office sharing company a valuation of around US$42 billion.

Launched in early 2018 with locations in the U.S., Korea, Brazil, Israel, India and more, WeWork Labs is WeWork’s innovation platform for early-stage startups that takes an innovative and personalised approach to helping entrepreneurs succeed.

Local partners and education institutions discussing the startup economy at the “Humanizing an Innovation Ecosystem” panel at the launch of WeWork Labs. From left: Turochas “T” Fuad, Managing Director, WeWork Southeast Asia; Adrian Tan, Head of Labs, WeWork Southeast Asia; Clarence Ti, Principal, Ngee Ann Polytechnic; Julian Lai-Hung, CEO and Founder, Blockpunk (WeWork Labs Member); Dennis List, Program Manager, Techstars.

Local partners and education institutions discussing the startup economy at the “Humanizing an Innovation Ecosystem” panel at the launch of WeWork Labs. From left: Turochas “T” Fuad, Managing Director, WeWork Southeast Asia; Adrian Tan, Head of Labs, WeWork Southeast Asia; Clarence Ti, Principal, Ngee Ann Polytechnic; Julian Lai-Hung, CEO and Founder, Blockpunk (WeWork Labs Member); Dennis List, Program Manager, Techstars.

Coupled with WeWork’s global community of more than 320,000 members, WeWork Labs will serve as a hub for entrepreneurs and early-stage startups throughout Southeast Asia, providing members with access to custom programming, mentorships, investments, and educational resources to help grow their business.

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