24 September 2008

New Intel® vPro ™ Technology Enhances Security,

Intel Corporation today introduced its third-generation Intel® vPro™ suite of business desktop PC technologies, which among other features enhances security and reduces the time and cost of maintenance by enabling PCs to literally think and act for themselves. The new vPro Technology for desktop PCs also opens the door to new virtualized PC models and products aimed at the special needs of small businesses.

The new Intel vPro Technology (formerly codenamed “McCreary”) combines the energy-efficient performance of Intel® Core™2 quad-core or dual-core processors with the new Intel® Q45 Express Chipset and Intel® 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection along with Intel® Active Management technology 5.0.

Among the new business-class technology innovations, this 2008 version for the first time extends IT organizations’ reach to protect and manage PCs beyond the corporate firewall. With the new Remote Alert feature, a suddenly ailing PC – even one that is turned off – that is experiencing symptoms outside preset parameters can “call” for IT assistance on its own.

Using the new Remote Scheduled Maintenance feature, IT administrators can program PCs for regular tune-ups that have PCs automatically connecting to an IT management program for maintenance. With the new Fast Call for Help feature, the user can get immediate assistance over an out-of-band link by entering a key sequence , even if the computer is completely crippled with a failed operating system or hard drive.

“Intel vPro Technology has been a win-win for the IT industry and high-tech industries, and each year we’ve unveiled unique innovations to solve IT’s biggest challenges,” said Gregory Bryant, Intel vice president and general manager, Digital Office Platform Division. “For 2008, vPro Technology continues that trend, automating repair and maintenance functions to not only free IT professionals’ time, but rapidly accelerate the time it takes to get endusers up and running.”

In addition, for 2008 Intel beefed up access security with two new features. The new Access Monitor feature comprehensively and more securely logs IT activity on systems, further closing the door on potential internal security breaches. The platform also offers the first embedded technology to authenticate PCs using Microsoft* Network Access Protection,* enabling protected out-of-band remote maintenance on Intel vPro-based systems.

New Small-Business Solutions Added

For the first time, Intel has molded Intel vPro Technology in a form to specifically fit the needs of small businesses, those whose computer systems are likely managed by someone with no computer background at all. Designed for businesses with less than 25 notebooks or desktop PCs, Intel® IT Director offers a user-friendly “dashboard” that provides status on key system settings and health parameters, capability to block connection to risky USB devices and a data back-up feature that enables users to work seamlessly through hard-drive failures.

For small businesses which periodically need immediate help with PC problems, Intel unveiled Intel® Remote PC Assist Technology that connects those businesses with service providers that can assist when an end-user enters a key sequence. Once connected, service providers can take full advantage of the out-of-band capabilities, and security and management features of vPro Technology to solve problems remotely. For the service provider, Intel Remote PC Assist Technology means enhanced service delivery, reduced operational costs and broader access to customers. Initially, Intel Remote PC Assist will be available in North America.

Intel also introduced two motherboards supporting all of the new Intel® vPro features. Aimed at channel customers, the Intel® Desktop Board DQ45CB is for standard-sized PCs and the Intel® Desktop Board DQ45EK is for small- form-factor systems.

Creating New Computing Models for Security, Manageability

Many IT organizations are looking to new application delivery technologies to strengthen security, improve management and lower total cost of ownership. Dynamic Virtual Client technologies (DVC), Intel’s designation for a new group of computing models, work in conjunction with Intel vPro Technology to centralize data security and application management on a server, but “stream” applications on demand to a desktop or laptop PC where they run under the PCs own processing power. In this way, DVC preserves user mobility and performance, simplifies IT management and security, and, unlike thin-client models, does not require a large-scale burden on the datacenter. Citrix, Lenovo, and Microsoft recently announced DVC products or programs that take advantage of Intel vPro technology.

Motorola VE538

Motorola (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, today unveiled its latest mobile handset designed for instant internet access while on the go - the Motorola VE538. Equipped with 3G technology for high speed Internet access and connectivity, the VE538 is a true Web phone that comes with Motorola’s signature design and style, ensuring users are never out of touch.

Designed for people who want to stay connected everywhere, the new VE538 allows the user to discover, create and share over social network sites with their friends via 3G1 connectivity. “In Asia, life takes form in the online realm as much as they do in the real world.” said Zulkifli Mat Jusoh, Head of Marketing, Mobile Devices Business, Motorola Electronics Sdn Bhd. “The VE538 allows users to stay online and mobile at the same time, allowing them to constantly participate in social networking, blogging and sharing pictures or videos with friends1.”

The Motorola VE538 takes full use of a mobile operator’s 3G network to bring high speed Internet access and connectivity. The VE538’s dedicated social networking shortcut button gives users instant access to the ShoZuTM1 gateway, which includes social networking sites, blogs, photo and video sharing utilities, or instant messaging on the go. Users don’t even need a PC any more – simply connect to online community sites with your phone, giving users high speed access to the Internet, MySpace, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, MSN, CNN, BBC and more.

Loaded with a full MP3 player and the ability to drag and drop tracks via USB 2.0 Full Speed connectivity5, the VE538 enables users to play WMV and WMA tracks. In addition, users can share priceless moments with 3G Video Calling1, taking advantage of the phone’s secondary VGA camera. There’s also no need to worry about storage space, as storage capacity of up to 4GB4 via removable memory card allows users the freedom to store all of their messages, music, pictures and video clips after capturing, as well as downloading3 or synching with the device’s multimedia library.

Key features of the Motorola VE538 include:

· Messaging1: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
· Music & Audio: AMR, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3 ,WMA, WAV, XMF, SP-MIDI, MIDI, Music Player with airplane mode, Handsfree Speakerphone
· Video: Capture/Playback/Streaming, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264,
· Windows Media, .3GP playback, MPEG-4, H.263 recording (.3gp file format)
· Camera: 2MP and VGA for P2P video calls
· Memory: 10MB user available memory, up to 8GB microSD,
· Up to 500 contacts, 500 SMS and 100 MMS storage
· Connectivity: Stereo Bluetooth2 Class 2 (A2DP) Ver 1.2, USB 2.0 Full Speed
· Browser: WAP 2.0, JAVA MIDP 2.0


Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), the global leader in mobile entertainment, today announced the availability of the MOTO W388 handset in Malaysia. The feature-packed candy-bar handset features rich functionality and a top-quality sound system offered at best value, perfectly suited for music-loving urban consumers on the go.

The MOTO W388’s stylish and youthful design ensures that its users stand out from their peers, while its abundance of features keeps them seamlessly connected. With SMS, SMS chat, EMS and MMS functions, staying connected during both work and play has never been easier.

The handset also features Motorola’s proprietary CrystalTalkTM technology, enabling crystal-clear communication even whilst making calls in noisy environments. Boasting a redefined user interface consisting of a large keypad with ready-access music controls, users are always only a touch away from their favorite tunes. Additionally, the handset’s slim profile fits effortlessly into pockets and the palm of a hand.

Complementing its good looks and powerful communication features, the MOTO W388 also includes multiple features to enjoy multimedia on the go. An integrated digital audio player supports MP3 and other popular formats while USB access provides effortless syncronisation to the PC. Favorite songs can be stored using optional microSD removable memory cards of up to 2GB in size. Songs can then be managed using a built-in media manager with meta-data support capable of storing Artist, Album, Playlist and Genre information.

”The MOTO W388 is a trendy new handset for urban consumers looking to kick-start their mobile music lifestyle,” said Zulkifli Mat Jusoh, Head of Marketing, Mobile Devices Business, Motorola Electronics Sdn Bhd. “At such great value, Motorola is keeping to its promise to deliver an enhanced mobile experience not just to a select few, but to all.”

The handset also has an integrated FM radio with Radio Data System support giving up-to-the-minute updates on the channels that users are tuned in to and the name of the tracks they are listening to. The MOTO W388 also comes ready with a VGA camera to capture and share favorite moments any time, any where. With so many ways to enjoy mobile lifestyle wrapped in such an attractive package, the MOTO W388 is one attractive handset at truly unbeatable value.

MOTO W388 will go on sale locally in September 2008. Distributed by Brightstar Distribution Sdn Bhd, the W388 will retail for RM339.


Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today expands its ROKR portfolio with the introduction of the MOTOROKR EM30, a music-optimised candy bar phone offered at an attractive price for mobile music fans. The model also includes Motorola’s ModeShift technology.

“Like the award-winning ROKR E8 before it, the MOTOROKR EM30 expands upon our ROKR family which makes listening and discovering new music accessible and affordable to everyone,” said Zulkifli Mat Jusoh, Head of Marketing, Mobile Devices Business, Motorola Electronics Sdn Bhd. “We believe that music should be enjoyed whenever, whenever and however you want it, be it in the form of uncovering new music with friends via the built-in speakers to enjoying surround-sound like audio with our range of Bluetooth® accessories.”

The new ROKR EM30 is equipped with a host of features for an enjoyable mobile music experience:

1.Supports multiple digital music formats, including MP3, so the user can sync music easily with devices3&5
­2.FM radio with RDS4 provides the name of the artist and song playing to discover new artists and songs
­3.Industry-standard connectors, including a universal 3.5mm jack, and stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology lets consumers connect to their favourite wired or compatible wireless speakers and headsets2, including the lightweight Motorola S9-HD headset and Motorola’s new ROKR portable speakers.
­4.High-speed USB 2.0 technology enables the transfer of songs in seconds

17 September 2008

Kita Pulak Bagi Subsidi Kepada Kerajaan

It's not my intention to talking about politics in this blog but one article grabbed from www.tranungkite.net is really interesting to let people know

Oleh remboe

"Assalamu alaikum dan salam sejahtera,

Sedar atau tidak, dalam pada semua menunggu pertukaran kerajaan kita sebenarnya telah memberi subsidi secara tak langsung kepada kerajaan Pak Lah dengan membayar harga minyak yang lebih dari sepatutnya.

Setakat artikel ini ditulis, harga minyak dunia sudah jatuh ke paras USD 92.7 setong. Kerajaan Malaysia pimpinan Pak Lah yang masih lagi dalam kekalutan politik sekali lagi membelakangkan kepentingan rakyat dengan tidak mengambil apa-apa tindakan yang drastik di atas penurunan harga minyak semasa dunia ini.

Janji telah ditabur dan dicanang kepada rakyat bahawa kerajaan akan memberi subsidi hanya 30 sen per liter kepada rakyat bermakna rakyat hanya akan dapat penjimatan harga minyak sebanyak 30 sen dengan setiap liter yang dibelanjakan untuk memenuhi tangki kenderaan masing-masing. Tapi adakah janji yang dibuat oleh kabinet Pak Lah itu relevan dengan keadaan semasa??Adakah ianya digunapakai oleh Menteri jaga harga minyak, Datuk Shahrir Samad?? Jika mengikut perkiraan mudah, dengan harga minyak sekarang sebenarnya membuatkan rakyat pula yang memberi subsidi kepada kerajaan.

Perkiraan mudahnya seperti di bawah :-

1 barrel(tong) = 159 liter
1 USD = RM 3.45 (converter di sini)
harga minyak semasa = USD92.7 setong (rujuk sini)

Dulu USD145 x 3.3 (Rate semasa) / 159 liter = RM3 – RM0.30 (Subsidi) = RM2.70
Skrg USD93 x 3.45 (Rate semasa) / 159 liter = RM2 – RM0.30 (Subsidi) = RM1.70

Kerajaan jual => RM2.55
Harga tanpa subsidi => RM2.00
Kita tanggung kerajaan = RM0.55 per liter.

Mengikut perkiraan mudah ini, harga minyak tanpa subsidi di Malaysia adalah RM2.00 seliter. Kerajaan menjual kepada rakyat dengan harga RM2.55 seliter. Bermakna rakyatlah yang memberi subsidi kepada kerajaan sebanyak 55 sen seliter. Berapa banyak agaknya kerajaan dapat dengan mengekalkan harga minyak RM2.55 sen seliter ini? Dan Pak Shahrir, menteri jaga harga minyak berkata bahawa harga minyak akan diturunkan sebelum Aidilfitri sebanyak 15 sen lagi kepada RM2.40.

Dengan harga ini pun, rakyat masih lagi memberi subsidi kepada kerajaan sebanyak 40 sen. Siapa yang tolong siapa? rakyat ke yang tolong kerajaan atau pun kerajaan tolong rakyat??? Jangan asyik nak pergi melawat sana-sini, tapi rakyat dibiarkan sengsara menanggung kesan kenaikan melampau harga minyak beberapa bulan lalu.

Bangkitlah Pak Lah dari lena. Kapal dah nak karam pun masih lagi lena dibuai mimpi. Mana janjimu dengan mengatakan pilih BN akan menjadikan SELAMAT, AMAN, MAKMUR? Ayuh rakyat Malaysia, bangkit menentang penipuan kerajaan BN pimpinan Pak Lah!!!

Ingat!!!! kamu pemimpin....sama ada kita membuat sejarah, ataupun kita yang akan menjadi sejarah......Renungkan!!!!!

16 September 2008

Sonic Array 2000

Sonic Array 2000, product by Sonic Gear has been introduced by Leapfrog Distribution Sdn Bhd.

This hot favourite speaker also making waves in the audio industry with its remarkable performance.

In contrast with the big and mighty Sonic Array is the tiny, nifty EarPump. At first sight, you might mistake the EarPump for just another Ear-canal earplug, but the dropped-jaw and wide-eyed expressions on the face of our consumers give the game away.

With Clarity and Power which has a striking resemblance to that of similar products costing 5-10times more, the EarPump hops away from its competition, dressed in 9 fancy iPod colours and a matching carrying-case.

12 September 2008

New UMPC Lifebook Fujitsu

updated on 12th Sept 2008

Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific today proudly unveils the LifeBook U2010, the successor of the futuristic Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), the LifeBook U1010, which won over many Fujitsu converts along with a host of worldwide accolades. Mobile professionals, glamazons and urbanites will be enchanted with the computing delights contained in this polished powerhouse and they will absolutely impress onlookers everywhere.

The LifeBook U2010 comes with the technology to make this nice-to-have a reality with its ability to wirelessly connect to any FM radio and its audio output to play aloud your chart-toppers - in this case, straight from your notebook’s music library, using only your car’s FM stereo system! Being the handy companion that it is, the LifeBook U2010 transforms an otherwise tedious trip across the island into an energising experience as you drive to the jive!

New Nikon Camera Family

Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd officially launched its new range of Coolpix family with the introduction of 5 digital cameras to consumer in this country.

updated on 12 Sept 2008

Besides, they also introduced new DSLR camera, D90 stole the limelight for their cutting edge features and innovative functions.

New models brought in including S610, S560, S710, S60 and P6000.

The Coolpix S60 features an all new touch screen interface, the shooting and playback controls are now conveniently at your fingertips as they are operated on the 3.5 inches LCD monitor.

In addition, Nikon also launched its 13.5 megapixel sensor camera, P6000 which also the 1st Coolpix that can record images in RAW format and has a built in GPS unit to record the exact location that image was captured including the longitude and latitude information (geotags).

The other new releases, S60, S610, S560 and S710 all employ Nikon's Expeed digital image processing concept which ensures smoother tones, richer colors and finer details.

The price will be expected from RM888 to RM1,288 (except D90)

11 September 2008

Mobile Number Portability

I had mixed feeling about Mobile Number Portability (MNP), which just began in Malaysia.

It was interesting move by implementing such system so that people get more choices on their hand.

I personally found that the implementation of MNP is rite on track especially when I had plan on my mind to change my telco… hehehe.

When I was interviewing Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd CEO, officer Datuk Seri
Shazalli Ramly last week to get his comment about MNP, he confident that Celcom’s customer will strongly maintain with them.

This confident statement based on services provided by them include widest network, contents etc.

NST on 29/08/2008 reports

CELULAR phone companies can charge up to RM25 each time a subscriber
decides to change their operators under the mobile number portability
(MNP) service.
MNP, which will start in the Klang Valley on a limited basis today,
lets users change operators but keep their numbers.
"MNP takes away the inconvenience associated with switching service
providers," said Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor, the Energy, Water and
Communications Minister, in a statement released yesterday.
Starting today, the service is available to prepaid users, followed by
postpaid user in the middle of September.
The nationwide launch of MNP is in October. The service is also
available to individual account users first, followed by those on
business accounts in October. Until the nationwide launch, each operator
can only accept 100 MNP requests a day.
"Mobile phone users are advised not to rush into it but should first
study the various packages being offered before choosing the new service
provider of their choice," Shaziman said.
Those who are keen to sign up for MNP should contact any of the mobile
service providers, he added.
There are also frequently-asked-questions on MNP at the ministry's
website, www.skmm.gov.my.

Sony PlayStation3 Available Next Week In Malaysia

Sony Malaysia is appointed by Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (SCEH) to announce the arrival of the much awaited PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) with its launch scheduled on 20th September 2008 at One Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya. The PS3™ launch is an event that is sure to take the Malaysian gaming fans by storm, with its new bigger and better capacity of 80GB, fabulous launch package you don’t want to miss, fun activities to keep the adrenaline pumping and lots of exciting PS3™ games to satisfy your gaming hunger.

In conjunction with the launch of the much awaited PS3™, Sony Malaysia, for the very first time, is organising a PS3™ game challenge marathon – “Longest Video Game Marathon”. The game marathon is an attempt to achieve recognition in The Malaysia Book of Records, as the longest gaming competition in the country. This game challenge will kick-start on 19th September and continue through to 20th September.

In addition to that, there will be special launch package that is sure to wow the avid fans of PS3™. For the first 120 early birds at PS3™ booth at the launch on 20th September, they will get to purchase PS3™ at a special package of RM 1,799 that comes with 1 unit 80GB PS3™, the latest Soul Calibur IV™ game software, plus one optional selected PS3™ game . All these come with a custom made PS3™ tote bag and Soul Calibur IV™ CD holder. There’s cash voucher giveaways worth from RM150 to RM1,000 for the 120 early birds who purchase the special launch package. The stand-alone price of PS3™ is RM 1,599. Besides PS3™ launch and roadshow, PS3™ will be available at all Sony Style outlets and selected Sony Centre outlets from 20th September onwards.

To add sizzles to the event, there will also be a Game Girls Competition of which the winner at this competition will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent Malaysia at the Asia Game Show, better known as AGS, in Hong Kong for the final competition from 19th to 22nd December 2008.

Other activities during the event also include exciting PS3™ product highlights, interactive games activities, and special packages up for grabs. “We expect to receive good response from our PLAYSTATION®3 special launch package. The new PS3™ has bigger capacity with 80GB HDD and the special launch package comes with the latest Soul Calibur IV game and one optional selected PS3™ game at affordable price”, said Mr. Taku Taguchi, General Manager for Product Marketing Division in Sony Malaysia. There will be a roadshow on both 19th and 20th September for customers to feel it for themselves the latest PS3™.

Get set for the bigger capacity PS3™, coming your way this September. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the mouth-watering special launch package, only for the first 120 customers at the launch!

08 September 2008

National Council for the Blind, Malaysia and Microsoft Malaysia To Introduce The ‘Save As DAISY XML’ Add-in For Microsoft Word

The National Council for the Blind, Malaysia (NCBM) presented a new software feature that will allow anyone to create documents with content that can be accessible by Malaysians with assistive needs including the blind, visually impaired or physically challenged. The function known as the ‘Save As DAISY XML’ add-in, designed for Microsoft Word 2007, Word 2003 and Word XP, will allow users to save Open XML-based text files into DAISY XML – the foundation of the globally accepted DAISY standard for reading and publishing navigable multimedia content.

Dato’ S. Kulasegaran, President of NCBM, shared that “In recent decades, individuals with assistive needs have increasingly accessed information using a wide variety of assistive technologies such as screen readers, large print, refreshable Braille and text-to-speech synthesizers”. As it was not possible to navigate complex page layouts, they often struggle to keep up with the demands of today’s increasingly information-dependent society. The ‘Save As DAISY XML’ makes it possible to navigate quickly through a document by heading or page number as well as the use of indices and references. The add-in not only provides access to an unprecedented amount of data and documents that was previously unavailable but also provides the ease of finding information needed within those documents.

“The new ‘Save As DAISY XML’ functionality for Microsoft Word has the potential to break down barriers for individuals with assistive needs and enhance the experience for anyone who wants to read, not only materials created locally but also on a global level,” added Dr. Dzahar Mansor, Microsoft Malaysia’s National Technology Officer.

Microsoft’s initiative to put ‘Save As DAISY XML’ in Microsoft Word is the first step to bring fully accessible content to people with assistive needs. With much of the information on documents today being created with Microsoft Word – the new add-in provides a historic leap forward in the nationwide effort to make information available to all. The effort is part of Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential initiative to help bridge the digital divide by creating more programmes that will help the community, transform education and support partnerships through technology.

Today, about 600 visually impaired people in the country use Microsoft Word and will be able to experience immediate benefits from this feature. Dr. Dzahar shared that “because Microsoft Word is a commonly used tool, this add-in allows for content creators in different fields to produce accessible digital material by and for Malaysians, especially individuals with assistive needs.”

The ‘Save As DAISY XML’ tool also presents the opportunity for organisations and independent software vendors to explore ways in which the technology may be used to format their information to be accessed by people with assistive needs. Organisations in the fields of insurance and healthcare or those who publish training manuals will also be able to make their information accessible to Malaysians with different needs.
Kulasegaran added “There have been specific challenges that universities and public institutions face in providing books and materials for those who cannot read. Functionalities like the new ‘Save As DAISY XML’ feature within Microsoft Word can reduce the expense and increase the ease of delivering accessible content to Malaysians who require it.”

The event also included a demonstration on the usage of the ‘Save As DAISY XML’ feature by Moses Choo, Assistant Executive Director of Blind Professional Assistance Service (BPAS), a section of the NCBM.

For more information on the ‘Save as DAISY XML’ tool, please visit the NCBM website on www.ncbm.org.my.

04 September 2008

HTC Touch Pro Bridges Mobile Work with Mobile Play

HTC Corp, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today unveiled its advanced next generation business phone, the HTC Touch Pro™. Bringing a beautiful new angle to mobile business productivity, the HTC Touch Pro utilizes similar styling and functionality of the highly anticipated Touch Diamond™ and introduces a variety of business-focused enhancements that make getting work done on the go quick and easy.

HTC has taken a great leap forward in touch screen innovation with its 3D touch interface called TouchFLO™ 3D. TouchFLO™ 3D provides a stunningly intuitive way to zip through common tasks like messaging, calendar appointments or making calls with just one touch. Delve a little deeper to find that your music, photos, contacts and surfing the web are also responsive to the touch. In addition, the Touch Pro includes a new innovative touch-sensitive control for device interaction.

With the introduction of Touch Diamond and Touch Pro, HTC delivers an entirely new mobile Internet experience that utilizes broadband-like speeds with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and wireless connectivity. Committed to improving Web browsing, HTC provides a new customized mobile Web browser that enables easy viewing and effortless navigation of Websites in the way they are designed to be viewed on a PC. As part of this browsing experience users can zoom and pan Websites with one-hand and automatically view optimized content that has been specially created to fit the display. Turning the device sideways automatically rotates the web page view from a portrait to landscape view.

In addition to Web browsing, the Touch Pro includes an HTC-developed, YouTube application for watching a variety of user generated video content.

The HTC Touch Pro™ will be available from mid September 2008 at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of RM3,099.

02 September 2008

Blackberry Bold Launch From Celcom

Updated on 2nd September 2008 4pm!

Pix1: (L-R) Mr. Harith Iskander; En Farid Yunus, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services, Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad; Mr. Dany Bolduc, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, RIM; Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer, Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad; and Mr. Darryl Prince, Carrier Relationship & Sales Manager, Vodafone Business Unit, RIM; with the new BlackBerry Bold smartphone.

Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad and Research In Motion (RIM) today officially introduced the BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone in Malaysia. Crafted from premium materials inside and out, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone is the first BlackBerry® smartphone to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world, providing superior functionality and performance for business professionals and power users.

The BlackBerry Bold smartphone integrates 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi® and GPS, which can pinpoint the user's location and supports location-based applications and services. It comes with a beautiful half-VGA (480x320 resolution at 217 ppi) color LCD that is fused to the undersurface of the lens, making images and videos appear in stunning definition and clarity. The smartphone also comes with rich multimedia capabilities including a media player for music, videos and photos and a 2 megapixel camera with video recording.

“The addition of the BlackBerry Bold smartphone gives Celcom one of the most attractive BlackBerry smartphone portfolios in the industry,” said Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad. “Customers will be attracted to the BlackBerry Bold smartphone’s robust features, stylish design, and rich multimedia and productivity capabilities. This helps Celcom customers get the most out of our network, one of the fastest, widest, clearest and best networks in Malaysia.”

“The BlackBerry Bold smartphone provides BlackBerry customers with unprecedented display quality, speed, power and functionality for both professional and personal use in a stylish design that exudes confidence. We are very pleased to be working with Celcom to bring this breakthrough smartphone to customers in Malaysia,” said Dany Bolduc, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Research In Motion.

Outstanding performance with superb phone features
Powering its robust communications and multimedia capabilities, including phone, email, messaging, organizer, browser, camera and media player, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone comes with a next-generation 624 MHz mobile processor, 128 MB Flash memory plus 1 GB on-board storage memory, and a microSD/SDHC memory card slot* that is conveniently accessible from a side door. DataViz® Documents to Go® is also preloaded, enabling users to edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the smartphone.

The BlackBerry Bold smartphone also features a new acoustic design that increases the size of the phone’s audio sweet spot, improving listening quality and clarity. It comes with support for hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits (including car kits that adhere to the Bluetooth Remote SIM Access Profile) and other Bluetooth peripherals, noise cancellation technology that offsets background noise, a powerful speaker phone and support for polyphonic, mp3 and MIDI ring tones.

Robust email and messaging
The BlackBerry Bold smartphone works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, which enables advanced security and IT administration within IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® environments, as well as BlackBerry® Professional Software for small businesses. It also works with BlackBerry® Internet Service, which gives users access to up to 10 supported work or personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts).

Rich multimedia functionality with desktop-style web pages
The BlackBerry Bold smarpthone features a 2 megapixel camera with video recording capability and an enhanced media player that can display pictures and slideshows quickly, play movies smoothly in full screen mode, and manage an entire music collection. Audio can be played over the handset’s dual speakers in rich, stereo sound, and when using headphones or external speakers, the media player gives the user an equalizer with 11 preset filters – like "Lounge", "Jazz" and "Hip Hop" – that boost or soften audio ranges to create the perfect ambiance.

Managing music, pictures and video is made easy with the inclusion of Roxio® Media Manager for BlackBerry® as well as Roxio Photosuite® 9 LE in the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager software. Users can enhance pictures and create photo albums on the computer. For users that manage their collection with iTunes®, the new BlackBerry® Media Sync application provides a simple way to sync iTunes digital music collections with the smartphone**.

The BlackBerry Bold smartphone also comes with a newly enhanced, high performance browser, giving users an on-the-go web browsing experience with desktop-style depiction. The trackball mimics a mouse, making it easy to navigate sites in "Page View" or "Column View" or to zoom in on specific parts of a web page, while various emulation settings allow users to choose between the full desktop-style HTML content and layout or the mobile version.

In conjunction with the launch of the BlackBerry Bold smartphone, Celcom also introduced its new Celcom PowerTools Mobile Email Plans, which will allow customers to access their corporate and personal email accounts from as low as RM38 a month. For BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers, there are three options for light, medium, and heavy email users, and additional plans for those who deploy BlackBerry® Professional Software and/or BlackBerry® Enterprise Server within their company.

“Our customers demand instant and reliable connectivity as well as seamless communication, which is why we have introduced such flexible mobile email solutions. Customers will recoup the cost in a day from the time and travel saved by having email at their fingertips, and the corresponding increase in productivity and efficiency,” Dato’ Sri Shazalli added.


The BlackBerry Bold smartphone is scheduled to be available for Celcom customers in Malaysia in the third week of September 2008, retailing at RM2,499 (with Celcom PowerTools Mobile Email Plans).

First Wimax Package Introduced

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (P1), the first Malaysian WiMAX converged telco and subsidiary of Green Packet Berhad, today officially opened its doors for Malaysians to subscribe to its WiMAX services, branded as P1 W1MAX.

Yang Berhormat Dato’ Shaziman Abu Mansor, Minister of Energy, Water and Communications was there to officiate the historic accomplishment at the grand launch of P1 W1MAX services.

P1’s CEO Michael Lai said, “We are indeed proud of the fact that we have put Malaysia on the world map of WiMAX.

Today, not only is P1 the first WiMAX operator in Malaysia to open for subscriptions, but we are also one of the first in the world to offer WiMAX service commercially.

We believe that WiMAX will change the Malaysian broadband landscape and the way we live, learn, work and play, and lay the foundation towards achieving Malaysia’s National Broadband Plan and MyICMS 886 objectives because of the very strong proposition of the WiMAX eco-system known as the DNA- Device, Network and Applications are, all in place.”

Lai also thanked the Malaysian government for having the foresight on the potential of WiMAX as a catalyst for the nation’s development, and being one of the first countries in the world to issue the WiMAX license as early as March 2007.

P1 today introduced two promotional packages to meet consumer and business needs. The promotion runs from 20 August to 30 September 2008. They are:

Packages Speeds Monthly Charges
12 months contract 24 months contract
P1 W1MAX 1200 Up to 1.2Mbps RM99 RM89
P1 W1MAX 2400 Up to 2.4 Mbps RM229 RM199

P1 W1MAX broadband is now available immediately in the following areas: KLCC, Golden Triangle, Pekeliling, Setapak, Gombak, Seri Rampai, Sentul, Pudu, selected areas in Subang Jaya, USJ 1, USJ 7 and Subang Hi-Tech area. P1’s deployment is supported by Intel, which recently invested RM50 million (approx. US$15m) in P1’s parent company, Green Packet Berhad.

In addition, by the end of 2008, P1 targets to extend its WiMAX broadband coverage to Petaling Jaya, Damansara, Klang and Port Klang and others within the Klang Valley; Johor Bahru; Kedah; Perak; Negeri Sembilan; Melaka and all major towns and cities in the West Coast of Peninsula Malaysia.

Entertainment Package with Nokia N85

Updated on 2nd September 2008

Whats more exciting than the unveiling Nokia N85, the latest Nseries multimedia computer made to set new standard for mobile entertainment, gaming and sharing.

Beside, this series comes along with an eye catching 2.6" OLED screen with an 8GB microSD card.

Nokia N79, Powerful Fusion of Technology and Style

Updated on 2nd September 2008

Nokia unveiled the N79 from NSeries family, range that combines intelligent and customizable design with fully loaded multimedia computer.

N79 includes integrated navigation system, music with FM transmitter, high speed connectivity, superior web browsing, 10 pre loaded games and 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

It also comes with Xpress-OnTM smart cover that are available in 5 colors: blue, brown, green, white and red.

The N79 comes packaged with 4GB microSD card that makes it possible to store around 3,000 songs