Monday, September 26, 2011

Maxis 30Mbps FTTH Broadband

Maxis FTTH Broadband packages were not that attractive before due to the quota which they provide for their services but now they have come up with 30Mbps package with 300GB quota per month which seems reasonable enough for that speed(although I'm not so sure about the price=RM398 per month).

The good news is that all their packages currently are unlimited until 31 December 2011.

Maxis FTTH Now Comes In 30Mbps Flavour

Maxis look like they are going all out to grab the top end of the Fibre To The Home (FTTH) market, unveiling a 30Mbps service for home users after their 32Mbps service for businesses was launched earlier. Weighing in at a hefty RM398, the new plan imposes a 300GB data quota along with 1000 free minutes to Maxis Mobiles and 300 minutes to IDD destinations. If you're an existing Maxis mobile customer, you'll get a cool 200 free minutes too!

Discounting the "speed boost" of TIME's 12Mbps line to 50Mbps and the VIP20 offering from UniFi, the Maxis FTTH is the quickest available for Malaysia at the moment. So if you desperately need that crazy 3.75 Megabytes per second download speed at cap for a more optimum Facebook experience, then the new Maxis FTTH is perfect for you. But in all seriousness, it would be lovely to have a 30Mbps connection at your fingertips, but shame at the price.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

U Mobile 42 Mbps in Klang Valley

Finally, a serious contender to provide fast wireless broadband but I seriously wonder what will be the average speed?

Now it is available for folks in the Klang Valley to try out as it has a 7 day refund if you don't like it.

U Mobile Brings 42Mbps Mobile Broadband To The Klang Valley 


It looks like we have a new speed king of the Malaysian mobile broadband market, clocking in at a peak speed of 42Mbps, U Mobile's new Dual-Cell HSPA+ service is the fastest available today. Covering a total of 1300 sites including the entirety of the Klang Valley from Shah Alam to Bangi, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Seremban, Port Dickson and Johor Bahru with Penang to follow suit in the near future, it looks like if the coverage map is to believe, U Mobile may beome a serious contender in the mobile data space.

There will be 2 plans to choose from MB 68 which gives you a 5GB data allowance for RM68 per month and MB 128 which gives you 20GB for RM128 per month. There will be 2 devices available at launch as well, a MiFi which only supports up to 21Mbps and 42Mbps USB dongle. The strange thing is that only the modem can be purchase outright for RM250 but the dongle has to be rented at RM20 per month.

If you sign up now, you'll be getting a rebate of RM20 per month for the first 5 months making it even more affordable. If you are not happy with your service within the first 7 days, you can cancel for a complete money back guarantee.

I'm keen to see how the coverage is for myself and if they can really offer such speeds even in the high storey apartments I live in, I may just jump over. In this day and age, I'm surprised to see a rental system for the dongles but hopefully that will change in the future. U Mobile has said that it will be steadily upgrading the line to 84Mbps and eventually 100Mbps. I'll believe it when I see it.

For more info check out the U Mobile Website:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Try out Windows 8 now

Windows 7 proved to be quite successful after the ironing out the troubles found in Vista but now it seems the successor for Windows 7 is out in the form out Windows 8 although it is just a developer version but we can expect the final version to be out soon.

For those who can't wait can just download the developer version.

Windows 8 Developer Version Is Available For Download
Are you excited to see what Microsoft Windows 8 got to offer so far? Guess what, you are actually able to install that very operating system on your machine right now! All you got to do is download the Windows Developer Preview from Windows Dev Center and off you go.

The Windows Developer Preview comes in three different flavors which include one each for 64-bit and 32-bit machines as well as a 64-bit version that is bundled together with developer tools. Microsoft claimed that the Windows Developer Preview can be run on the same hardware as per Windows Vista and Windows 7 which require at least a 1GHz processor, 1 to 2GB or RAM, 16 to 20GB of disk space and a DirectX 9 graphics card with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver. Of course, if you would like to check out Windows 8 much touted touch capabilities, then you would need a multi-touch display as well.

No activation is needed to run Windows Developer Preview on your machine but since it is a pre-release software, Microsoft is not providing any support or warranty for the operating system. So, if you are ready to taste the next chapter of Microsoft Windows, head on to THIS link to download it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Waterproof Tablet from Fujitsu

Finally, a waterproof tablet in the market next month but not in Malaysia :(.

Fujitsu's waterproof Arrows Tab LTE F-01D to launch on DoCoMo next month

First rule of expensive electronics 101 is don't get'em wet. For the Japanese, however, a waterproof gadget option's a welcome value-add to time spent soaking in that ofuro. We first got a sneak peek at DozCoMo's H2O-resistant LTE Fujitsu tablet just last week, and now the company's making the announcement official. Joining the Arrows Tab LTE F-01D on the carrier's new 4G Xi (read: Crossy) network is our good Samsung friend, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D. Both slates are set to hit the operator's Japanese airwaves next month, with Sammy's bowing in early October and Fujitsu's model landing a few weeks later. While we're already privy to all the internal guts and glory of the former tab, we finally have some spec confirmation on the Arrows. The 10.1-incher boasts a WXGA display, dual-core processor running Android 3.2, 1.3 megapixel front-facing / 5 megapixel rear camera setup, up to 32GB of storage and that ever useful waterproofing. Try not to be too jealous, statesiders -- there's always that glimmer of FCC filing hope.'


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