Weekly TechNave: Malaysia's Telco battle continues, phablet reviews and more


This week, Malaysia's telcos continued to battle it out. Celcom officially announced their FIRST Platinum plan with a number of extras like their first Home Broadband offering. Maxis also went official with their updated MaxisONE plans and shared Data Pool. Not much news from the other telcos except perhaps U Mobile offering free mobile Internet for Waze users and Digi's postpaid plan for students. Tune Talk also did their Indonesian-centric Bisa Pak, signalling perhaps more "innovative features" from other telcos coming soon.

The week started with some controversy as Huawei revealed more about their dual camera Leica collaboration on the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. The Huawei Mate 8 trade-in program started for Huawei's most affordable and powerful flagship smartphone yet but asides from Huawei's teasing of their upcoming Honor V8, everything else was mostly rumours. 

On the TechNave home front, we had our roaming comparison for those TechNavers going overseas while the week began with our review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. It ended on Saturday with a review of the Huawei Mate 8 with more reviews coming next week.