One of the products launched during ‘Buy Malaysian Product’ opening campaign is a mobile phone, called Ad-Deen Q292, a product of Ad-Deen Technology Sdn Bhd. Ad-Deen Q292 is Islamic themed mobile phone with Islamic related features such as Qibla, Prayer times and etc. Comes with 3 colours, the phone is retailed at RM399.
According to Ad-Deen’s Exceutive Director Megat Radzman Megat Khairuddin, the company targets to sell 40,000 units phone this year in Malaysia market alone. They have also received booking amounting 200,000 units each from Indonesia and Dubai. That’s quite an achievement for new mobile phone players like Ad-Deen Technology.
Very little is known about the mobile phone itself, neither Ad-Deen Technology nor the mobile phone has its own website. But I can guarantee you that no Snapdragon or AMOLED capacitive touch screen exist on this model.
One interesting fact is, one of Ad-Deen Technology directors sit in CSL Care management board, which tells us that both companies have some sort of relation to one another. CSL Care is the largest mobile phone OEM manufacturer in Malaysia, so there is a possibility that this phone is co-developed by both companies with CSL taking care of the manufacturing and retails while Ad-Deen is more towards its contents development.
Update 22-March-2010 : It appears that Ad-Deen Technology is the subsidiary of CSL Care, and it’s official webpage is here.
Soon after the release, Nokia Malaysia has now started accepting pre-order for Nokia N900, the first Maemo 5 based smartphone. N900 is one of Nokia’s best bet and well designed smartphone so far, outdone it’s peers that run mostly on Symbian OS.
It was priced at RM2280, quite hefty price tag for smartphone with OS that just ‘dead’; that’s because Maemo has been merged with Intel’s Moblin to formed MeeGo. So far, it still unknown if MeeGo will go to N900, but at moment, the answer is NO.
Now you know the consequence, but N900 attractiveness is hard to resist. Be the first 300 to placed the orders online to receive following freebies, the best would be Nokia Extra Power DC-11.
If you thinking of placing the order, phone collection be made at Nokia Centre of your choice on 27-28th March. Click here to pre-order.
This comes pretty soon for Windows Phone 7 series followers. Engadget has posted several exclusive high res images showing 3D games being played on the prototype of suppose to be Asus Windows Phone. The games are developed using the new XNA Game Studio 4.0, a powerful game development tool for Windows Phone 7 Series, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.
After the Windows Phone 7 series announcement last month, so far we have seen the cross platform game playing, and the recent demos of 3D games is just another evident that Microsoft is serious in integrating games into Windows phone and all it other platform. Love to see more Microsoft, bring it on! Click for more images.
Microsoft Courier offer different design and feels from iPad, the most sought after device which had just launched couple of days ago. It does looks like book (yes, real book); my first reaction upon seeing this device. Interestingly as demoed by 2 videos below, Microsoft Courier will support finger touchscreen as well as stylus pen.
The concept previewed are pretty interesting. For instance, it shows how you can do one task on one of the screen, and do something else on the other screen, with both task are within your sight. It can move/copy the object from one screen to another and vice versa as well. Although it is just basic multitasking, but it’s happen on different perspective that we used to.
Beginning last Thursday until 18 of March, Digi has opened the pre-order for iPhone, signaling that the launch date is nearing. No price or information about the plan available at this point of time, but soon will be emailed to those that pre-order the phone according to FAQ.
During pre-order period, one person only eligible to book one unit of iPhone , which will be available for self pick up at Digi Centre at Penang, KL and Kota Kinabalu. More detail about pre-order can be obtained here.
This is pretty exciting news to those that wish to use iPhone ever since Maxis launch it 2 years ago, but can’t afford for high cost of ownership, or loyal Digi customers who prefer to stay with the carrier network. I know you’re one of them (just kidding). I can sense some sort of price war going to happen soon!
On another side, Apple has 4th version of iPhone in pipeline due to release on June or July. You may notice the rumors that has circulated around on the net for sometime, it is pretty solid. I’m sure that you would want to consider that before jumping to the line.
l’ll stick to my first gen of iPhone until the next gen of iPhone offers completely different experience of smoothness, feels and design. And yes, iPad is just around the corner, do you think it’ll be here soon as well?