Because of Hurricane Sandy,Google cancelled the event to officially release Nexus 4,the new flagship Android phone in Nexus series;Nexus 7,with lower prices and bigger storage;Nexus 10,the 10 inch Android tablet with the latest functions and powerful hardware.However,all have been pushed into Google Play Store online.
Nexus 4 is the smallest one among all new products,however,it has a powerful heart.This flagship Android phone is built by LG,working with the latest 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor and 2GB RAM.
The 4.7 inch 1280X768(320ppi) display screen is really amazing.It’s tough as it is covered and protected by scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2.
The 8MP camera will never let you lose a scene.It now supports 360° panoramas with the new feature in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean called ‘Photo Sphere’.
After all,the most amazing thing is about the price-8GB version selling at US$299 while 16GB version selling at US$349.I think that is really a bargain as It even supports DC-HSPA+(42Mbps).
I used my own mobile phone and my wife’s.My mobile phone is newly-bought Motorola Razr supports 14.4Mbps HSPA,while my wife’s is iPhone 4 16GB supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA.The test was running simultaneously and the result shows clearly who is the winner.
As a U Mobile user for more than one year,I think U Mobile has a greatest 3G coverage in Klang Valley area and the speed is decent too.However,DiGi is always telling a different story.So now once people starts talking about DiGi,we know it’s all about the slow 3G network.
This speed test shows the fact again.I’ve noticed that DiGi is projecting a huge upgrade work currently which called “The Tomorrow Network“.I just hope it could really make some improvement.
As I posted before,U Mobile held a top-up and win contest with Maybank last month.The gifts include Samsung Galaxy Tab,ZTE HSDPA modem and free sms credits.I’m so lucky to get a free modem as the gift and collected it yesterday at U Mobile service center,Berjaya Times square.
U Mobile also gave us some surprise-free one month mobile broadband(MB40 plan) for the coming August with a new SIM which was registered on site.
The free modem is ZTE MF190 which supports HSDPA 7.2Mbps/USUPA 5.76Mbps.I think it’s good enough for most mobile broadband users.But if you’re living at U Mobile’s upgraded HSPA+ coverage area and want to fully utilize it,you may go to buy a HSPA+ modem instead,hopefully it won’t be too costly.
The design is very simple.It has a SIM slot and a microSD slot,both are hidden under the cover that you’re not going to find it easily.The size is moderate as well as its weight.I will test the performance when the free period starts.Stay tuned if you’re interested!
I like U Mobile more now because they always throw out all kinds of goodies for the customers.I just hope U Mobile could keep improving the quality of network.The worst thing I met when using U Mobile is sometimes I can’t get data connections while roaming at Celcom 2G network.And I know I’m not alone.
U Mobile,could you solve this problem?I’m waiting.
In the past several weeks,quite a number of U Mobile users complained about the slow speed of network.Some people said that the ISPs in Malaysia always did like that-good at the beginning and turning to be worse and worse till the end.
Well,U Mobile is approving that they are not like that.The speed in many areas has been improving dramatically and even better than before.Therefore,I guess the service downgrade was because of the upgrade work doing during that period.
According to my recent tests,I could get more than 2-3Mbps(more than 4Mbps at midnight) for download and 1.5Mbps for upload when I was travelling along old Klang road;at the same time,I tested the speed on DiGi network and only got 500Kbps for download and 120Kbps for upload.
As a new mobile service company,they’re doing great.Of course,they also have a long way to go,such as expanding 3G service area,enhancing their customer service quality and support special code message etc.I’ll be keeping eyes on them.
Recently all Apple fans have been busily seeking sources to get more information about next iPhone as the past generations of iPhone were released in Q3 which is only few months left.
However,Apple is very good at keeping mouths shut and it seems that we could only guess by ourselves or listen to some rumors.The hottest rumor is quite similar as what I talked weeks ago that the next iPhone is ‘iPhone4s’ which is the minor upgrade version of iPhone 4.
Of course,it should be better than the current one,so a faster processor will be applied-the best guess is using A5 which is also using on current iPad2.Also,Apple will upgrade the camera in order to provide better shooting quality.Previously,I heard that iPhone4s could support 4G connection such as Wimax or LTE.However,I read some articles showing that currently all Wimax/LTE chips are not good at power savings and that definitely will lower the battery hours.So iPhone4s perhaps supports HSPA+ that could reach 42Mbps peak as the result of balancing between battery hour and speed.
AppleInsider has their own analysis about next iPhone,I think some points are the same as what I thought.Well,all will only be approved when the next iPhone is officially introduced.Stay tuned!
RIM revealed series of smartphone products days ago,Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930(as known as Bold Touch).
Actually both phones have similar specifications,the only difference is 9930 adding supports on dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM to the mix while 9900 only working on GSM/UMTS/HSPA+.
The performance should be great because they grab a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon processor to run the system.They are backed with a 5 mega pixels camera,8Gb internal storage with microSD expansion,802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1.