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iPad 2 Touch-screen Keyboard

Date Sunday, 3 July 2011  Posted in Category Computer Resources  Tags , , , ,   Comment No Comments »
My new challenge - feel the touch screen buttons.

My new challenge - feel the touch screen buttons.

iPad2 in gorgeous red - the smart cover + back cover case costs me more than RM400!

iPad2 in gorgeous red - the smart cover + back cover case costs me more than RM400!

My wife just got her new toy, an iPad 2. The touch-screen keyboard is the challenge thingy that I need to adapt.

I have been trained to use a typewriter and keyboard since secondary school, I can type notes without looking at the screen while in meetings.

To stay in trend and to be competent, I really need to put in effort to be more efficient in using the touch-screen technology gadget such as iPad 2 – to feel the touch screen buttons!

MacBook Air is actually my preference, at least there’s a keyboard for the old-school me.

My Choice of Tablet cum Smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Tab

Date Tuesday, 14 December 2010  Posted in Category Computer Resources  Tags , , , , ,   Comment 3 Comments »

I bought my spouse a Samsung Galaxy Tab three weeks ago. Last week, we returned to Lawyat Plaza and bought another unit of Samsung Galaxy Tab for my mom-in-law as her birthday + Christmas + wedding anniversary gift.

The market price for Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 with 16GB is RM2,699 and I got it at RM2,680 with a FOC screen protector and some Android market software/apps like games, GPS, Documents to Go and etc. I also upgraded the expandable storage from 2GB (came with the box) to 32GB and a Bluetooth headsets Jabra EasyGo.

I am not Google Android fans neither Apple lover. The reasons I preferred Samsung Galaxy Tab compare to Apple iPad because of the below Pros and Conds:

Pros:
– Size and weight (convenience to carry and hold)
– Phone feature
– Adobe Flash (version 10.1) support!!
– Camera
– Android market software/apps
– Expandable storage
– Greater RAM: 512MB
– Normal SIM card compatible (I have tried Maxis and Celcom’s 3G SIM card and it’s workable. iPad has to change the SIM card to Micro SIM)

Conds:
– Expensive than Apple iPad by RM700 (iPad market price is RM1,999 with WiFi + 3G)
– Samsung Galaxy Tab’s screen size is smaller (7-inch : 9.7-inch iPad)
– Samsung Galaxy Tab’s battery life is shorter (7hrs : 10hrs iPad)
– iPad has variety of accessories in the market

Both Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad has its own unique attractiveness. It depends what you want, Samsung Galaxy Tab is a real ‘big-size smart phone cum small-size tablet’ and Apple iPad is a real tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab has strong potential in the market, otherwise MAXIS would not carries this product with their bundle plan (http://www.maxis.com.my/personal/android/Android_Phones.asp)

More Pictures:

Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000. I bought two units from SAMSUNG booth/stall right in front the MAXIS service centre in Lowyat Plaza ground floor. The saleperson name is CS, he is quite a helpful and reliable person.

Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000. I bought two units from SAMSUNG booth/stall right in front the MAXIS service centre in Lowyat Plaza ground floor. The saleperson name is CS, he is quite a helpful and reliable person.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Red Leather Case Folio -  Red is my spouse's favourite colour. I bought it from Amazon.com, a real lether case cost RM170 with expedited shipping (delivered within 7 days). I can't find any real lether case for Samsung Galaxy Tab in Malaysia, all cases found are made by PVC or silicone.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Red Leather Case Folio - Red is my spouse's favourite colour. I bought it from Amazon.com, a real lether case cost RM170 with expedited shipping (delivered within 7 days). I can't find any real lether case for Samsung Galaxy Tab in Malaysia, all cases found are made by PVC or silicone.

Jabra Easygo - Work well with Samsung Galaxy Tab. Market price RM75.

Jabra Easygo headsets - Work well with Samsung Galaxy Tab. Market price RM75.

Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad Comparison by PCWorld

Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad Comparison by PCWorld

YTL Communications WiMAX Service – Yes.my

Date Wednesday, 10 November 2010  Posted in Category Computer Resources  Tags , , ,   Comment 4 Comments »

Finally, YTL Communications (YTL Comms) launching its WiMAX service on 19 Nov 2010.  The official website is at www.yes.my.

‘Yes’ is YTL Comms’ brand name, same as P1 by Green Packet Berhad. YTL Comms engaged with AGENDA for its product branding and website design including the selection of website address.

My first thought to ‘yes’ is YTL E-Solution- YES, because YTLE is YTL group’s IT arm and has been established for a longer period compare to YTL Comms.

YTL Communications Yes

Why ‘yes’ as brand name?

YTL Comms believe in creating positive change. And they believe they have achieved that through a faster, better and more affordable Internet experience for all Malaysians.

Why domain name yes.my?

YTL Comms has registered ccTLD ‘yes.my’ and ‘yes.com.my’. If TLD ‘yes.com’ is available, I believe their brand is now ‘yes.com’ instead of ‘yes.my’. However, ‘yes.my’ is short and ease to remember domain name, they have chosen the right name.

Every Yes account comes with a 018 number

You can use this number on your phone, laptop, or computer. To pre-register for your desire Yes ID with 018 number you may visit their website.

Pay as per you used

YTL comms’ product pricing concept is simple, you pay the amount of the bandwidth you have used. ‘Yes’ would be very much focus on the bundle plan in the near future, for instance bundle with computer or smartphone.

Speed

YTL Comms claimed that their service is 3 to 5 times faster than 3G. I believe it depend on the coverage area and the weather conditions. If you are P1 WiMAX users, you should know the result well. Time will proved it.

YTL Comms ‘Yes’ Flagship

The Yes flagship is just right in front the Lot 10 shopping mall in Bukit Bintang, KL. A small stand alone building feature modern and art design.

YTL Comms’ Office Address and Contact

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd
7th Floor, One Oriental Place, No.1 Jalan Hang Lekiu, 50100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2027 8888

YTL Comms’ Key Personal/Management

Mr. Wing K Lee – Chief Executive Officer
Email: wing@ytlcomms.my

Mr. Yap Kok Leong – Chief Marketing Officer
Email: kl.yap@ytlcomms.my

Mr. Leong Chee Sung – VP CRM
Email: cheesung.leong@ytlcomms.my

Mr. Joehan Martinus – VP Marketing
Email: joehan.martinus@ytlcomms.my

‘YTL Comms’ NOT ‘YTLC’

Do you know why YTL Communications Sdn Bhd using ‘YTL Comms’ instead of ‘YTLC’ as their short name?
‘C’ in Chinese Hokkien means ‘Die’. If you are the boss of the company, do you want to hear people say YTL ‘C’? They can use YTLe for YTL E-solutions but not YTLc for YTL Communications. 🙂

Bottom line

If you want to register the Yes plan, I would suggest to wait for another few more months. Let’s we hear what the users feedback first.

P1 has a strong competitor now, what strategy do they have to compete with Yes? I realised P1 spent a lot of money on press advertisement these few weeks…

Related Post: Malaysia’s First WiMAX-enabled Smartphone Will Be Launched in End 2010