29 October 2008

HD hubstation coming as early as DEC 2008

Just had a chat with a Starhub tech guy on hubstation. He told me that there will be a HD version of the Hubstation by year end. Somewhat I regret buying the HD STB just for viewing 3 HD channels.

Will the new Hubstation HD comes with free ethernet as well ? If it does, it is a good choice to replace your existing internet and set top box, putting two in one. Most importantly, you can view the HD channels and record them as and when you like.

25 October 2008

M1 Broadband gives free Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 9 for sign up of Fix + Mobile Broadband plan

The New Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 9
M1 has partnered with Dell™ to integrate mobile data connectivity into their latest Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 9. This means you can enjoy broadband speeds of up to 3.6Mbps without the need for a separate datacard or WiFi hotspot.

Laptops with built-in broadband from M1 mean flexible working is easier than ever before. It is the fast and simple way to access your email, office data and the internet from your laptop.

Built-in broadband from M1 is ready to use straight out of the box, and has been designed to save you time, effort and money.

How does it work?
M1 high speed connectivity is built into your laptop. So there's no separate Data Card to lose or damage and nothing to install. Users access the service using the connectivity software that is already pre-loaded.

Simply click to connect to your internet, email or company network when you need to.

Key Features
Thin, Lightweight, Handy
See for yourself how the Inspiron™ Mini 9 has redefined mobility. Weighing only 1.035KG, it’s almost effortless to carry this sexy 8.9” screen laptop to wherever you desire.

Wireless Freedom
And since we’ve made the Inspiron™ Mini 9 so portable, there’s no reason to tie it down with messy wires. With embedded mobile broadband technology, all you have to do is plug in your SIM card and you’re ready to go.

Integrated Camera and Microphone
Video conferencing can take place anywhere with an integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam and microphone. Handy and portable, you will feel as if chatting on the Inspiron™ Mini 9 is just like chatting on a mobile phone.

Hard Disk Drive
The Inspiron™ Mini 9 comes with an 8GB hard disk drive. Be it storing documents, multimedia files or a mix of both, there will be a suitable solution available to meet your various requirements.

Processor Intel® Atom™ Processor 1.6GHZ D-ville
Operating System Windows XP Home SP3
Memory 1GB
Hard Drive 8GB Solid State Drive
LCD Display 8.9" WSVGA TL
Graphics Card Intel® GMA X3100
Wi-Fi/Network Card 802.11B/G
Dimensions Height 16.8mm – 31.7mm
Width 232mm
Depth 172mm
Weight 1.035KG
Integrated Camera 0.3 MP
WWAN WWAN enabled - Embedded
Bluetooth Yes
Adapter 30w AC Adapter

Fixed & Mobile
Broadband bundle Mobile Broadband bundle
Plans 10Mbps Fixed Broadband + 2Mbps Mobile Broadband 1 Mbps 2 Mbps 3.6 Mbps
Monthly Subscription $78.33 $22.42 $38.72 $69.30
Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 9 $0 $498 $398 $298

08 October 2008

Nokia's iPhone challenger MusicXpress 5800

Last week, Nokia launched a new phone Nokia MusicXpress 5800. It is a touch screen S60 device and a music player all in one. From the looks of it, it seems to be one of the better touch screen devices. In terms of fanciful functions, it still lacks behind the iphone, samsung omnia and the htc touch diamond.

Here are two videos I found a review on the net and pictures of it at a launch event.

M1 Mobile Broadband raises it's pricing

After much investigation, I see that M1's Broadband V2000 is the best bundle plan for broadband and voice.

Last Saturday, I wanted to sign it up. It is a shame that M1 suddenly increase the price of their Broadband V2000 plan from S$19 to S$27. Well, looks like I shall wait for the year end exhibition.

Anyone sign up for their FIX BROADBAND?

04 October 2008

Starhub giving free fix line to Starhub tv and cable subscribers

Starhub make a bold move to attract more subscribers to maintain and attract new customers. While you need a phone line from Singtel @SGD8.33 a month, Starhub is giving it free to all tv r maxonline subscribers . They will probably provide a VeCM for Free and you get to port your existing home line number over to Starhub.

The only catch is that your modem must be turned on before you can make calls or receie calls.

Now, using the home phone doesn't have to cost you because it's absolutely FREE! Every StarHub TV and MaxOnline customers are now entitled to a free home phone line.

Save over $100 a year with these benefits!
FREE monthly subscription†
Unlimited incoming calls
Unlimited local outgoing† calls
Retain your existing home phone number for FREE†
With One Number for Life, your home phone number stays with you, even when you re-locate
Unbeatable IDD rate at just 8 cents/minute to the following destinations

• Australia (fixed) • China • Malaysia • New Zealand (fixed) • Thailand • Taiwan (fixed) • UK (fixed)• USA
FREE Value-added Services

• Value Bundle++• Call Transfer Plus

What's more, switch to StarHub today and enjoy these bonuses!
Waiver of activation fee^ (worth $42.80)
Waiver of installation fee^ (worth $53.50)
FREE hardware# (U.P. $89.88) when you port your existing phone number from another operator to StarHub