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Many eons ago, there was this thing called portable cassette player (or walkman), then came CD players that uses AA batteries that might last half a day, after that iPod and various types of MP3 players. Not too long ago, many started to transfer and play songs on their mobile phones.

While technology changes, one thing remains constant – we want our music wherever we go.

win beats headphone from celcom

Well, with musiCube from Celcom on Android smartphones, things get even better – the looking for and transferring songs from PC to mobile device becomes obsolete – the application will let you download and keep songs straight to the smartphone, from anywhere with the nation’s widest mobile coverage.

Sweet isn’t it? and this is completely legal too.

music cube application from Android market
music cube application from Android market

From now until 24th March 2012, get a 6 month FREE access to musiCube application from the purchase of any Android smartphone from Celcom. All that music you can download, free for 6 months.

The featured models include: HTC Sensation XE, Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy SII, and LG Optimus Black.

follow these simple steps

Once you have the phone, download and activate musiCube application and stand a chance to win Beats Audio headset daily.

These headsets are some of the bests you can get for the mobile phone. Look it up online and you’ll know what the craze is all about with these headphones.

musiCube app is now on my Prada LG phone :D
musiCube app is now on my Prada LG phone 😀

I downloaded the musiCube to give it a try and happy to say that the application works rather well. I now can have the music I want anytime I want just from a few clicks away, what about you?

Check out http://www.celcom.com.my/smartphones/beats.php for more!

Yes! I’m now a proud owner of a Prada, or more specifically, the Prada phone by LG 3.0.

In fact, I was told that I’m one of the very first people to have the phone in Malaysia, because I won it during the launch, Yeeaaahhhhhhh!

this silly pose bagged me a Prada LG 3.0 phone
this silly pose bagged me a Prada LG 3.0 phone

Just last Friday, Celcom and LG threw a media launching event at G Tower for the brand new LG Prada phone, now powered with Android. Since my office is nearby, dropped by after work to join Haze to check out the new device.

While the previous LG Prada phones have always struck me as fashion statements more than sophisticated gadgets, the 3.0, with the complete departure from previous models by adopting Android operating system, does push its capabilities on par with aesthetics.

Prada LG 3.0, powered by Android, I'm using it now!
Prada LG 3.0, powered by Android, I’m using it now!

Here’s the specifications of the Prada LG 3.0

  • 1.0 Ghz Dual-Core/Dual Channel Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB user memory
  • 4.3″ screen with WVGA resolution (800 x 480)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 1080p Full HD video recording
  • 1.3MP secondary video-call camera, HD video
  • 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA speed
  • Wifi, GPS, MicroUSB, and supports MicroSD card up to 32 GB

the event was rather glamourous, I was under dressed
the event was rather glamourous, I was under dressed

A rather impressive feature set if you ask me, and it doesn’t end there. The phone is beautifully designed, an all black slade with a leather-like pattern at the back, and that PRADA logo, of course. At only 8.5mm, it is also super slim.

The black and white interface is rather unique in the Android world, and actually could make a bit of a mess once you add in a lot of other applications, but thankfully the most common applications are already included in the phone with the same black & white themed icons. I simply hide the colorful icons in other pages. Gotta keep my phone looking pretty!

Haze, Eiling, and many other bloggers were there
Haze, Eiling, and many other girls. Look at my silly grin when I found out I won

You can get your own Prada phone from Celcom from as low as RM 1518 by subscribing to Celcom Exec plans. For more information do check out http://www.celcom.com.my/smartphones/android.php#android5

After a day of usage, I’m happy to say that I do like it quite a lot. This phone now replaced my previous Android device – the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. The Prada LG phone surpassed the Arc pretty much in all aspects other than low lighting photography, but I’ll gladly live with that.

Olympus E-PL3

This is the progression of mobile devices in the our pockets (or handbag/man bag) over the one decade or so. The example isn’t far fetched at all especially if you are a gadget freak.

  • digital organizer
  • digital organizer + camera
  • mobile phone + camera
  • mobile phone + mp3 players + camera
  • mobile phone + camera + mp3 players
  • camera phone with mp3 player and email
  • camera phone with mp3 player + tablet
  • and now… the ultimate all in one – Samsung Galaxy Note

purchased Samsung Galaxy Note

Just the other day when I went on facebook, the screen shot above was the status update from my little brother. He made the move and got himself a Samsung Galaxy Note.

Now it says “new phone”, this little device has a lot more to offer than just mobile phone functions, lets see some specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1.4 Ghz dual-core processor
  • 800 x 1280 pixels, 5.3 inches Super AMOLED screen (that’s as high res as most laptops!)
  • 16GB/32GB storage, with 1 GB RAM
  • 8 MP camera with LED flash and autofocus, with a 2 MP front camera
  • S Pen Stylus

checked out Samsung Galaxy Note at Sungei Wang
we checked out Samsung Galaxy Note at Sungei Wang

At first I thought the 5.3″ screen might make this phone a little too big for the pocket, so when my colleague Sheng and I saw the Samsung booth displaying the phone during one of our lunch breaks, we took a little test run on the device.

It actually fits into the shirt pocket.

The features are pretty neat too, I use an Android phone right now, but the Galaxy Note has the advantage of the screen and offers features not found in other devices. The calendar function itself already looked so much more gorgeous by taking advantage of the screen size.

Galaxy Note plan with Celcom

The best part is, Samsung Galaxy Note is now available with the nation’s widest network coverage in Celcom from as low as RM 1,368. With an all-in-one gadget like that, you will surely want to take advantage of its online capability – viewing webpages in its full glory (not just limited to mobile versions), streaming videos, online games, etc.

So do find out more about Samsung Galaxy Note at  http://www.celcom.com.my/smartphones.

Tempting, very tempting!

For the hardcore Blackberry fans out there, this is definitely a great news. The Blackberry 9900 is finally here, and this is a model that signifies Blackberry’s commitment in the battle of smart phones.

The 9900 is a beautiful device, and most of all, the hardware is now up to date with the best out there, while the previous models have sometimes been criticized as a little dated, there is no such problem at all with the 9900.

Here’s the short specification for this new BB:

  • 1.2 GHz processor
  • 768 MB RAM, 8 GB eMMC
  • up to 32 GB uSD memory card
  • 640 x 480 2.8″ high res display
  • 5MP camera capable of 720p HD video capture
  • Tranmissive TFT LCD (touch screen)
  • QWERTY keyboard (35 keys)
  • 6.3 hours talk time, or 12.8 days standby
  • Blackberry 7 OS

Of course, within every Blackberry is that unbeatable email system and BBM, not to mention a host of other applications you can now get via their app store. I have experience using other platforms but frankly speaking, Blackberry still does email better than anything else, it is fast, simple, and very very efficient.

BBM too is still the best chat client there is, very stingy in data usage, and seemingly never ever had downtimes. It is as reliable as you can get (even better than SMS I think).

The 9900 is now in Malaysia and you can get it with the widest network coverage in the country under Celcom – for as low as RM 1,288.


With Celcom Exec


With Celcom Biz

I used to have the Blackberry 9700 and always thought that it’d be a perfect phone if only the processor was a bit faster, has a better camera, and if it comes with a touch screen. The 9900 seems to answer that call and then some.

Check out www.celcom.com.my/smartphones for more information.

For those of you who are Torch fan, Celcom is also bringing in the Torch 9860 pretty soon. To get the inside scoop, check out www.facebook.com/xpaxfb

Look at this beauty below, and tell me if it doesn’t look good!

This is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, no, it is not PSP, though it looks a little bit like it, this has a crucial little difference – it is also a full featured Android phone. In fact, it is the world’s 1st PlayStation™ Certified Android smartphone

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

The beauty comes with a slide out touch-sensitive gaming controls with PSP-like gaming buttons and run Android Gingerbread 2.3 complete with WIFI/DLNA support too.

The 4″ LCD has a resolution of 854 × 480, and the phone boosts  a 5.1 megapixel rear camera and another VGA front camera too.

SE Xperia Play now with Celcom

I’ve been checking this out ever since the rumor that Sony Ericsson is going to come out with a Playstation phone, and now we have it right here, with Celcom.

The phone can be obtained for as low as RM 848 with Celcom Exec plans (that is the Exec 250 with 18 months commitment). Check the following table.

Celcom Exec plan with Sony Ericsson Xperia

Sign up today to get:

  • FREE Multimedia Dock DK300
  • FREE exclusive games
  • Stand a chance to participate in Sony Ericsson Xperia Play gaming contest to win RM100,000!

More information on Xperia PLAY check out Celcom’s website.