BenQ F5 & T3 LTE smartphones launched in Malaysia, price at RM799 & RM599 respectively

BenQ smartphones are now officially available in Malaysia with the launch of the BenQ F5 and BenQ T3 smartphones. The BenQ F5 is price at RM799 while the BenQ T3 has a retail price of RM599. The company said that the BenQ F5 and BenQ T3 smartphones offer three distinctive features, namely 4G LTE, 4x Ultra Sensitivity Mode camera and ...

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now in Malaysia, price at RM1899

The new Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available in Malaysia, it is priced at RM1899. Concentrating on elegant aesthetics and compact construction, Samsung has taken a fresh approach to design with the Galaxy Alpha. The refined Samsung Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design with a metal frame, elegantly curved corners and a tactile soft back cover.

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JPJ, SPAD & PDRM to hunt down Uber car drivers

Malaysia’s Road Transport Department (JPJ), Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will soon hunt down Uber car drivers in Klang Valley and Johor Bahru that don’t have the necessary driving license, according to local news reports. JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said the use of private vehicles to pick up passengers is a violation under Section 16 ...

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Motorola Solutions opens state-of the art R&D center in Penang called Innoplex

Motorola Solutions, Inc., a provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, opened its new research and development (R&D) center in Penang, known as the “Innoplex” earlier this month. Equipped with state-of the-art laboratories, and product design and development capabilities, the center is set to focus on developing the next generation of mission-critical Land Mobile Radio ...

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Global LTE subscriptions reached the 250 million milestone, says Ovum

The number of LTE mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide reached the milestone of 250 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to global analyst firm Ovum. Ovum’s latest update to its World Cellular Data Metrics, which tracks mobile data usage and take-up including subscribers, deployments, revenues, mobile broadband usage, and SMS/MMS/data traffic, shows that the US is the world’s largest ...

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Huawei deploys Multi Operator Radio Access Network at rural areas in Malaysia

Huawei announced that it has successfully deployed the Multi Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN) mobile network sharing system(Maxis, Celcom, DiGi) through its partner Maju Nusa at over 127 sites spread across Malaysia. It is a national project under the TIME 3 Universal Service Provision program initiated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). TIME 3 Universal Service Provision (USP) ...

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Opera Max now embedded into MediaTek’s LTE System on a Chip

Opera Max, a data-savings app for Android phones, will be embedded into MediaTek’s LTE System on a Chip (SoC). The first two MediaTek SoCs to be shipped with Opera Max are the high-performing 64-bit LTE SoCs MT6752 and MT6732 chipsets. Opera Max will enable smartphones with these chips to consume half as much the data within the same monthly plan ...

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U Mobile launches new campaigns that reward customers, plans to add 2 million new customers

U Mobile Sdn Bhd has launched a number of promotion, as part of its Vision 2 Million campaign – the company’s initiative to add two million new subscribers to its existing pool of customers by 31 December 2014. The company also commits to offer customers free on-net voice calls and free internet for one day on 1 January 2015, should ...

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Viber 5.0 now offers mobile video calling on Android & iOS

Viber today announced the release of Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, along with new versions of its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X. Viber 5.0 delivers new features and enhancements, including the ability to make video calls from smartphones. “We’re delighted to bring video calling to mobile,” said Talmon Marco, Viber CEO.  “Now that you can ...

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Celcom still No.1 Telco with 13.4 million subscribers, CEO not joining MAS

Celcom Axiata Berhad Celcom is still the No.1 Telco in Malaysia with 13.4 million mobile subscribers, the highest in the country. In response to MalaysianWireless , the Celcom CEO denied media reports of joining MAS as the new CEO. “That’s completely untrue, I am not leaving,  my blood is still “blue”. I still need to deliver another 5 years at ...

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Alcatel-Lucent report estimates 15 million mobile devices are infected with malware

Alcatel-Lucent released new data showing that security threats to mobile and residential devices jumped sharply during the first half of 2014, putting device owners at increased risk of being spied on, having personal information stolen, or experiencing ‘bill shock’ as result of pirated data usage. The Alcatel-Lucent’s Kindsight Security Labs report found that mobile malware infections increased 17 percent during ...

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U Mobile to rollout 2,000 new 3G & 4G sites by the end of 2015

U Mobile Sdn Bhd, today announced an aggressive expansion strategy to strengthen its network through the roll-out of additional 2,000 new 3G & 4G LTE sites. This major rollout will involve 1,000 3G and 1,000 4G LTE sites, targeted to complete by the end of 2015. Once the upgrade is complete, the new network rollout will cover key cities and ...

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DiGi CyberSAFE in Schools report: 83% of Malaysians school children are vulnerable to online risks

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi), together with its CyberSAFE in Schools programme partners, shared the results of the first nationwide survey on internet safety and digital resilience of Malaysian schoolchildren. The announcement was made at the launch of the National Survey 2014: CyberSAFE in Schools report, themed Safety Net: Capacity Building Among Malaysian Schoolchildren on Staying Safe Online. The 2014 ...

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Asus Fonepad 7 (FE375CG) now with 64-bit Intel Atom processor, price at RM649 in Malaysia

Asus has upgraded its Asus Fonepad 7 with a 64-bit processor. First launched in Malaysia in October 2013, the upgraded Asus Fonepad 7 (FE375CG) is now priced cheaper at RM649. The 7-inch ASUS Fonepad 7 (FE375CG) has a narrow bezel design that allows for easy one-handed use, measuring just 10.9cm wide, 9.83mm thin, and weighing 299g.

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Lenovo S850 now in Malaysia, price at RM729

The Lenovo S850 smartphone is now available in Malaysia. It is price at RM729. Lenovo said the new device complements Lenovo’s existing portfolio of smartphones, offering consumers greater choices across multiple price points to fit both lifestyle and budget. The S850 offers the fashion set an incredibly slim yet feature-packed mobile device.

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