Lazada Malaysia to offer Xiaomi Redmi 1S on 27th August

Xiaomi Malaysia will be offering the Mi 3, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note with accessories on its official website on next Tuesday, 26th August. Just in case you don't have the opportunity to grab the Redmi 1S on that day due to limited stock, here's your second chance. Lazada Malaysia is offering the Redmi 1S the day after the official flash sales, 27th August (Wednesday).

The Redmi 1S will be available selling on Lazada Malaysia's website starts from 3:00pm. And of course, there will be only 3,000 sets of Redmi 1S with the same price tag as the official one - RM 419.

For specs recap, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the successor of the original Redmi. It sports a 4.7" HD display and is powered by 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1 GB of RAM. The phone has 8 GB internal storage with microSD card slot. At the back it has an 8 MP shooter and the front-facing unit will be a 1.6 MP wide angle camera. It is running on MIUI v5 based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Although there are only 3,000 sets of Redmi 1S offered by Lazada Malaysia, but at least you got the second chance to grab it with the same price tag as the official one the day after the official flash sales.

HTC makes Windows Phone version One (M8) official

HTC has just officially announced the Windows Phone version One (M8) - HTC One (M8) for Windows. The Windows Phone version HTC One (M8) is same as the regular Android One (M8).

The difference between the One (M8) for Windows and the original version is just the operating system. The One (M8) for Windows runs on Windows Phone 8.1, obviously, instead of Android. Cortana will be replacing Google Now on this version of M8 as your personal assistant. Thankfully, BlinkFeed is still available on it, but not in the homescreen.

GadgetMTech Poll: Motorola Moto E vs Nokia Lumia 530

The Motorola Moto E and Nokia Lumia 530 were just available in Malaysia. Both devices are an affordable smartphone, which is a new choice for consumers who are looking for smartphone with low price tag.

Both devices are a dual-SIM device, here's the specs comparison:
- 4.3" qHD display vs 4" FWVGA IPS display
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 vs 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200
- 1 GB RAM vs 512 MB RAM
- 4 GB expandable memory vs 4 GB expandable memory
- 5 MP camera vs 5 MP camera
- 480p video recording vs 480 video recording
- 1,980 mAh battery vs 1,430 mAh battery
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat vs Windows Phone 8.1
- RM 369 vs RM 355

Sony announces waterproof Xperia M2 - Xperia M2 Aqua

Sony has officially announced the waterproof version Xperia M2 - Xperia M2 Aqua. The smartphone comes with IP68 dust and water resistance certification, which is the highest IP rating found on a smartphone.


The Xperia M2 Aqua is identical to the regular Xperia M2, it sports the same 4.8" qHD display with the pixel density of 233 ppi and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1 GB of RAM. The battery capacity is 2,330 mAh, which is similar to the two year-old Xperia Z.

HTC Butterfly 2 goes official for South Asian markets

HTC previously unveiled the J Butterfly HTL23 for Japanese market through KDDI, a Japanese carrier. Today, HTC has made the international version Butterfly 2 official and it will be available in South Asian markets only.

Just like the Japanese version, the Butterfly 2 sports a 5" 1080p Super LCD3 display with the pixel density of 441 ppi. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with four 2.5 GHz CPUs. It has 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB internal storage with microSD card slot for further expansion.

Sony rolls out Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual

After the Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual, Sony has begun to roll out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual.

Just like other Xperia devices, the Android 4.4.2 update comes with new status bar and quick settings. Sony has also updated the interface, which inspired by PlayStation 4. Users can also move the applications from internal memory to microSD card.

In addition, Sony's entire native apps such as Messaging, Smart Connect, TrackID, What’s New, Battery Stamina Mode, Walkman, Album and Movies, have also updated to the latest version. Users can also download different Xperia themes from Sony Select. Last but not least, the Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual will be compatible with SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog app.


Guvera music streaming services official launch with Lenovo Malaysia

Guvera online music streaming service has launched its mobile music app, Guvera Play with Lenovo Malaysia. 

Guvera Play is a free, ad-supported service that offers users access to music with no subscription fees on all devices, including tablets and smartphones. Users also have the option to subscribe to Guvera’s Premium, on-demand service called Guvera Platinum, which starts from as low as RM 14.99 per month with unlimited access for online and offline listening. At the moment, user could pay for the Guvera Premium service using credit/debit card. Guvera said that it is working with local partners to offer alternative payment channels.