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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.

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Back in my high school days, there were no such thing as affordable mobile phones. If you were a highly connected person, you’d have a pager. Everyone uses the public phones and household land lines for across the wire communications. That was the glorious days of anonymous calling when caller-id was yet to be invented.

Just like any methods of communication, anonymity breeds evil out of teenagers, and we indulged ourselves in phone pranks for cheap thrills.

One day, someone thought that it’d be funny to make calls, introduce ourself as a fruit who looks for another. It goes something like this (usually in Hokkien too)

Us: Hello I am durian, may I speak to rambutan?
Answer: huh? what?
Us: Durian looking for rambutan lah, is he in?
Answer: ????

or

Us: Hi I am orange, can I talk to apple ah?
Answer: what?
Us: Orange here, I want to speak to apple
Answer: ????

I would kill to see the reaction of the people who picks up the phone, their dumb founded voice was already priceless. We would do this at a public phone until our coins run out.

There was this time when one of my buddies dialed a number and then handed it to my pal Beh as it was his turn to do the talking. The conversation went like this:

Beh: Hello I am durian, can I speak to Apple?
Answer: What? Who do you want to look for?
Beh: I am durian lah..
Answer: ???
Beh then suddenly realized something, hung up, and started cursing shit shit shit.

Well, that other buddy had call Beh’s house and it was his father who picked up. Hahhahaha. The poor dude was actually worried for the whole day too.

So what kinda stupid phone prank stories do you have?