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  • Windows 10 Mobile devices maximum size raised to 9-inches by Microsoft

    Windows 10 Mobile devices maximum size raised to 9-inches by Microsoft

    In today's news, for those who likes big displays; you'll be happy to learn Microsoft has changed their specs requirement for Windows 10 Mobile by raising the maximum screen size from 8-inches to 9-inches. And that's pretty huge.

  • Nokia Lumia 530 launched in Malaysia at RM355, available from 16 August 2014

    Nokia Lumia 530 launched in Malaysia at RM355, available from 16 August 2014

    Microsoft recently launched their new Nokia Lumia 530 Dual-SIM smartphone for the masses here in Malaysia. Priced at RM355.00,  the Nokia Lumia 530 has been designed to deliver a connected experience for everyone and at that price should be affordable enough for everyone as well. According to Microsoft, it is their most affordable Windows Phone at the moment and will be available here in Malaysia on 16 August 2014. In terms of design, the Nokia Lumia 530 retains more or less the same colourful polycarbonate backside as other Nokia Lumia smartphones but fits nicely in the hand. The successor for the original value Windows Phone,  the Lumia 520, the Nokia Lumia 530 packs in a number of tech specs which include:

    • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
    • 512MB RAM
    • 4GB storage + up to 128GB microSD support
    • 4-inch display (FWVGA / 854 x 480 pixels)
    • 5MP rear camera (no LED flash, no front camera)
    • Features HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, Nokia Mixradio, HERE Drive+
    • 1430 mAh battery
    • Windows Phone 8.1 + Lumia Cyan
  • Celcom offering FREE previous gen smartphones and more affordable Apple iPhone 5C

    Celcom offering FREE previous gen smartphones and more affordable Apple iPhone 5C

    Starting off the new year with a deal, Celcom are now offering the Apple iPhone 5C from a more affordable price of RM1888 for the basic 16GB version with, in their own words "no strings attached", which means zero contract. This offer is available from 2 January 2014 to 7 January 2014 but is exclusive to online sign ups only. The other Celcom offer involves the HTC Wildfire S, Nokia Lumia 520 and Sony Xperia U, where Celcom is offering these previous generation entry-level smartphones for FREE provided you sign up for a 12 month or 18 month contract. That deal ends on 31 January 2014. Check out the table and links in the article for more details.

  • World's most popular Windows Phone refresh is here, Nokia Lumia 525 officially announced

    World's most popular Windows Phone refresh is here, Nokia Lumia 525 officially announced

    The world's most popular Windows Phone was originally the Nokia Lumia 520 because it combined good features with an exceptionally low price. Now, the refresh for this smartphone is finally here in the form of the Nokia Lumia 525. Looking exactly like the Lumia 520, the Lumia 525 bears nearly the same tech specs as well which includes a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4-inch IPS display, 8GB storage and 5MP rear camera. The only difference seems to be that the Lumia 525 comes with 1GB of RAM compared to the 512MB of RAM inside the Lumia 520. Malaysia release dates and pricing are still unknown but Singapore will get the Lumia 525 on 14 December 2013 at SGD249 (RM641) so we can expect a similar pricing and release date for Malaysia. Hopefully the pricing won't be as high as Singaporre or else the Lumia 525 may lose it's competitive advantage. Check out the Nokia site for more information. In the meantime, check out the Nokia Lumia 525 video in this article.

  • Nokia Lumia 525 coming to Malaysia soon, already certified in China

    Nokia Lumia 525 coming to Malaysia soon, already certified in China

    The Nokia Lumia 520 remains one of the most popular smartphones due to it's fairly low price and good tech specs and features. It seems though that it's replacement, the Nokia Lumia 525 is coming soon to Malaysia, having just been certified by TENAA of China. The certification doesn't reveal too much in terms of tech specs or features but it does mention that it will have 1GB of RAM instead of the 512MB currently available in the Lumia 520. The certification goes on further to state that it is a music oriented smartphone, so we could perhaps expect some better audio capabilities such as a better speaker or a Beats like audio filter. According to industry sources the Nokia Lumia 525 should get it's official announcement by the end of December 2013 so we can expect it to have a Malaysia release date sometime around or after next month. The smartphone should be available in black, orange, yellow and white. Unfortunately, there wasn't any pricing details just yet.

  • Celcom Offers Nokia Lumia 520 from RM188

    Celcom Offers Nokia Lumia 520 from RM188

    The Nokia Lumia 520 remains the most popular Windows Phone device Nokia has to offer, and this time around Celcom are offering it for just RM188. As usual, the smartphone is for the Celcom First plans with a Mobile Internet plan, available under 12 months or 18 months contracts. For more details about the plans and packages check out the table below:

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  • Nokia Rolls Out Plan B with Asha 501 smartphone and platform

    Nokia Rolls Out Plan B with Asha 501 smartphone and platform

    It is no secret that Nokia wants to be the top phone maker again, but so far, its attempts at doing so through its Windows Phone Lumia line have been a bit too high-end to gain enough momentum. Realizing this, Nokia have therefore released (yesterday) a touchscreen feature phone in the form of the Nokia Asha 501 complete with its own OS and Apps platform. Built upon the Smarterphone platform, the Asha 501 is not using Symbian, Windows Phone or even Android, but still offers app support for stuff like Facebook, Twitter and even games from Electronic Arts and Gameloft. In short, this is Nokia's plan B while their Plan A Lumia Windows Phone rounds up their two pronged attack to regain the world's phone market share. Due to the Asha 501's USD$99 price point it aptly covers the lower end of the market. When it was released recently in India the Nokia Asha 501 was planned just for areas outside of the US like South East Asia and so forth.