BBM update brings stickers, support for sending larger files

BlackBerry Limited today announced an update of BBM (version 2.1), a mobile messaging platform for private and secure communications, that allows customers to further personalize and enhance their chat experiences. Available for download today from the respective app stores for the Android, BlackBerry and iOS platforms, BBM will now offer stickers – larger, bolder and more expressive images than emoticons ...

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Telekom Malaysia buys 57% of Packet One (P1), 4G LTE launch this year

Telekom Malaysia entered into an investment agreement with Green Packet Berhad and SK Telecom Co. Ltd to acquire a 57% stake in Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. [From left: Jung Ho Park, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, SK Telecom Co., Ltd; Datuk Che Azemi Haron, Deputy Secretary General II, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia; Dato’ Sri Abdul ...

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U Mobile offers U CARE Plus 8, an Insurance plan for mobile device

U Mobile Sdn Bhd in partnership with Tecprotec, is offering U CARE Plus 8, a comprehensive mobile device insurance and protection plan. [L-R: George Hashim, International Business Development Director of Tecprotec and Jasmine Lee Marketing Director of U Mobile] The plan protects any mobile devices including handphones, smartphones, to tablets against accidental or liquid damage for RM8 a month or ...

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XOX partners with e-horizon to take Voopee to a Global Level

Malaysia based virtual mobile network operator (MVNO), XOX Berhad (XOX) signed an agreement with e-horizon, a Swedish developer of mobile soft devices, to take Voopee to a global level. [(From left) Datuk Eddie Chai, Group Managing Director of XOX Berhad, Ng Kok Heng, Group CEO of XOX Berhad, and Pekka Peltola, Chairman of e-horizon] The agreement between XOX Berhad and ...

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ & OneTouch Idol Alpha launched in Malaysia

Alcatel launched the OneTouch Idol X+ & OneTouch Idol Alpha in Malaysia last week. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ is price at RM1299 while the OneTouch Idol Alpha has a retail price of RM1099. The OneTouch Idol X+has a 5” Full HD 441ppi display and 13.1 Mpxl 1080p camera with an Octa Core 2 GHz processor and 2GB RAM. Alcatel ...

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Ninetology sold over 1 million devices to date

Ninetology Malaysia, a Malaysia-based smartphone maker, announced that it has sold over 1 million mobile devices to date. [(L-R) Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin, AirAsia Group Head of Engineering; Marco Beh, Ninetology Group Chief Operating Officer; Mantosh Malhotra, Qualcomm Senior Director, Business Development Malaysia,  Philippines and Singapore; Jay Srage, Qualcomm President of Middle-East, Africa & South East Asia; Sean Ng, Ninetology Group ...

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Uber Water-On-Demand campaign, free water delivery in the Klang Valley

In view of the current major water crisis particularly within the Klang Valley vicinity, Uber Kuala Lumpur plans to initiate its Water-On-Demand campaign on Friday 21 March 2014. Uber is a US based technology company that provides consumers with an on-demand, private and luxury car service via smartphone application.

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U Mobile opens service centres in Kuching & Kota Kinabalu

U Mobile Sdn Bhd expands its reach to East Malaysia, which saw the opening of its 15th and 16th service centres in Kuching(Sarawak) and Kota Kinabalu(Sabah) respectively. [(From left, U Mobile representative unless stated) Jasmine Lee, Director of Marketing, Wong Heang Tuck, COO & Acting CEO, K. Jussly Elis, Sabah & Labuan F.T. Region Director of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia ...

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TM partners with 15 Global Telcos for a new SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system

Early this month, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) formed an alliance together with fifteen (15) leading global telcos to set up a consortium for the establishment of a new state-of-the-art submarine cable system –the South East Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 5 or better known as SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system. NEC and Alcatel-Lucent was recently awarded hundreds of millions ...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 price & availability date in Malaysia [Exclusive Insider]

Its been a while since we release insider details and phone pricing before its launch in Malaysia. So here we go again. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is to be announced in Malaysia on March 27 and we expect it to be available via Telcos and possibly retail channels starting April 11. The latest smartphone from Samsung is set to be ...

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Lenovo Vibe Z LTE exclusive to Celcom, retail price at RM1799

Lenovo today introduced its first LTE smartphone in Malaysia, the Lenovo Vibe Z. Partnering with Celcom Axiata Berhad, the Vibe Z will be available exclusively first with the provider over a period of one month before it officially hits Lenovo Smartphone Retail Partners the following month.

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Maxis offers FINDIT, the largest digital directory service in the country

Malaysia’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers, Maxis, launched FINDIT yesterday, the largest digital directory service in the country, as it claims. [T. Kugan, Maxis’ Head of Digital Services (4th from left), Abraham Foss, Maxis’ Head of Enterprise (5th from right), together with merchants and partners of FINDIT, at the media experiential event.] FINDIT is a partnership between FINDIT Malaysia ...

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New DG SmartPlan launched, improved “brand new” DiGi 3G network

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) launched two new mobile plans yeaterday: a weekly prepaid mobile Internet package and new DG SmartPlan. [(L-R) Albern Murty, Chief Operation Officer of DiGi and Christian Thrane, Chief Marketing Officer of DiGi.] With a choice of RM50, RM78, RM108 or RM148 per month, new DG SmartPlan customers can now enjoy more value on data and ...

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TM partners Etisalat for Point of Presence (POP) in the Middle East

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) recently sealed an agreement with Etisalat, a fixed line and wireless services provider in the Middle East. This collaboration will enable TM to leverage on Etisalat’s SmartHub facility at Fujairah Cable Landing Station (CLS) to deliver its content, Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX), Internet Exchange (IX) and high speed data services for its customers in the region.

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Celcom is now the No.1 Telco with 13.1 million subscribers, made RM2.4 billion in 2013

At the Quarter 4 2013 financial results media briefing on Tuesday, Celcom Axiata announced that it now has a subscriber base of 13.1 million, making it the No.1 Telco in the industry. [Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad (second from left), Christopher Tiffin, Chief Financial Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad (right) and Jennifer Chui Fen ...

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