Friday, February 15, 2013

LG Optimus G Pro Specs Sheet

LG Optimus G Pro Specs Sheet

Yesterday, LG Electronics showed off the design of its upcoming 5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro, ahead of Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC 2013). The Korean company also spilled out some details like the curved glass display that is capable of producing a “2.5D” effect, a full 1080p HD display and a quad-core processor. The device is available in black or white.
LG Optimus G Pro
For full specs sheet, you need to wait till MWC 2013 at the end of this month. Or probably not. Because the specs sheet for LG Optimus G Pro is here and we are about to present them for you, courtesy of Phone Arena.
The image below shows the specs sheet of the LG Optimus G Pro version for the Korean carrier LG U+.
LG Optimus G Pro - Specs Sheet

LG Optimus G Pro Specs :

  • Operating System : Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 4.2?)
  • Network : LTE, HSPA+
  • Display : 5.5″ 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS-LCD display
  • Processor : 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Memory : 2GB
  • Main Camera: 13MP AF camera
  • Front Camera: 2.1MP camera with full HD recording
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0+ HS, Wi-Fi Direct (802.11 a/b/g/n), USB 2.0 HS Host, NFC, Slim port (HDMI & RGB)
  • Battery: 3,140mAh
  • Other : microSD card (up to 64GB), T-DMB

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

8 Days of Chinese New Year Free Gifts from iTunes Store

Chinese New Year Gifts from iTunes Store
Look like Christmas is not the only festival that Apple celebrate with free gifts. In conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration of Snake 2013, which falls on February 10, Apple is giving away free content downloads to selected Asian iTunes users every day for 8 consecutive days for their iOS devices like iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Welcome the Year of the Snake with free downloads from iTunes. From 8 February through 15 February, a new designated gift will be made available to download for free every day for eight days. Gifts include a great selection of Chinese songs, apps and games to keep you entertained throughout the festivities.
Check out the free Chinese New Year gift of the day on iTunes Store.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

2013 New Maserati GranTurismo Sport Launched in Malaysia for RM1.1mil

2013 New Maserati GranTurismo Sport Launched in Malaysia for RM1.1mil
Malaysians can now get their hands on the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport from Naza Italia for a whopping RM 1,118,000.
The new Italian GT carries on the heritage of the previous GranTurismo – one of the most successful Maseratis ever made, with its awesome power, luxurious interior, and dynamic driving characteristics.
The Maserati GranTurismo Sport will rocket you from 0-100km/h in just under five seconds, and will impressively hurry you along to its top speed of 300km/h before you know it.
For your RM 1,118,000, you also get Maserati’s latest evolution all-alloy 4.7-litre V8 engine; performance figures for the V8 have been set at 460hp (@7,000rpm), and 520Nm of torque (@4,750rpm)—30Nm more, with no fuel consumption of emission penalties.
Transmission for the Maserati GranTurismo Sport is managed and offered in two ways: the six-speed automatic (MC Auto Shift), and the electro-actuated six-speed (MC Shift) transmissions.
The Maserati GranTurismo Sport’s dynamic driving experience is complemented with a new generation of the Sport Skyhook active damping system, and dual-cast brakes provide maximum stopping power (100-0km/h in 35 metres) along with some very nice looking 20” ‘Astro Design’ allow wheels.
Exterior enhancements most prominently include Daytime Running Light LEDs on a brand-new headlight arrangement. The new Maserati GranTurismo Sport’s aerodynamically efficient design upgrades are very clearly noticeable all around the car.
But we’ve got to say, RM 1,118,000 for all that you get in the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport is a prospect that will properly entice the country’s elite; it's affordable (by elite standards), well-equipped, and most importantly, absolutely gorgeous.

New Mazda6 sedan to Bukit Tinggi and back

The new Mazda6 is such a seductively smooth machine that it could encourage a tattooed thug to sing along with Sade: “No need to ask, he’s a smooth operator… Smooth Operatoor.” And when that bare-knuckle bouncer opens up his tonsils while driving home in the pre-dawn light after a satisfyingly bloody night taking care of the club, there’ll be little to drown out his horribly missed notes and chainsaw-like tones.
For this car purrs as sweetly as the torch singer himself, at noise levels that would make a luxury brand proud. Turns out Mazda didn’t need the ill-fated Xedos/Eunos ‘premium’ line-up in the ‘90s to match up to the likes of Lexus in terms of refinement. The latest Mazda6 takes care of that.
At the risk of offending quite a few devotees of Malaysia’s present crop of quasi-luxurious large cars, allow me to pause and shout a “Hallelujah, it’s about bloody time!” at this point. Big D-segment cars have always offered comfort, interior space and decent style factor, but they’ve never before delivered these must-have class values with so much decorum.

The Mazda6 is the equivalent of a Neil Patrick Harris happily discussing the joys of fidelity and the meaning of life with the director in between takes, and doing so in the soothing tones of a seasoned newsreader, with not a hint of a cuss or stale cigarette smoke on his breath. It really is that couth.
It is the Mazda6’s fine drive that really makes its presence known when you drive one for the first time. But it’s the distinctive look of this fine-cut moving sculpture that creates the first impression. Instead of the chunkiness expected of a large D-segment car, this one offers visual finesse.
And when you see the car in natural light, there is no mistaking it for that of any other make. It’s proudly Japanese; very distinctively Mazda. Taking heavy cues from the recent CX-5 SUV while not straying too far away from the stunning Takeri concept, the Mazda6 is a wild, yet attractive compilation of complex curves and prominent lines that exudes class and demands presence. There are hints of the Sonata at the back, though that is more of a compliment for the Hyundai rather than a styling complaint.
The overall look won’t be to all tastes, but those present at the press drive gave it their full approval – and even the single dissenter had to applaud Mazda for going into emotive design territory where the likes of Camry and Accord currently fear to tread.
Inside, the Mazda6 looks and feels almost identical to the CX-5. Much of the switchgears are carried over and the overall shape and structure of the dashboard is a dead ringer to the SUV’s. That’s not such a bad thing quality-wise, though silently you’d wish for a more adventurous cabin to match the bold exterior. It’s packed full of kit (complete equipment list below) and the space available in the lavish cabin is par for the course in this vehicle class.
The CX-5 connection is not only skin deep, as the majority of the running gear is shared between the two models. The base 2.0 litre engine is identical to the one fitted in the SUV, as is the 6-speed automatic SkyActiv-Drive transmission. Power is rated at 151 bhp at 6,000 rpm, with peak torque of 200 Nm generated at a heady 4,000 rpm.
Moving up to the range-topping 2.5 litre variant gives you class leading 183 bhp and 250 Nm of torque at 5,700 rpm and 3,250 rpm respectively. That’s all mightily impressive, especially when you consider that Mazda engineers have had to effectively detune the engines to suit our fuel quality.
That said, the difference in engine outputs between Malaysia-borne cars and the equivalent European models are minimal. The 2.0 litre engine in fact gains 3 bhp over its European-spec cousin, though losing 10 Nm in the process. The larger and more advanced 2.5 litre SkyActiv-G engine sees a more significant drop in outputs, as compared to the quoted 190 bhp and 256 Nm of torque enjoyed elsewhere.
The relatively high rpm of the engines’ power peak gives real insight into the drivability of the Mazda6. Moving off from a standstill, the 6 appears to suffer from low-rev lethargy; much like the CX-5. It sure feels like it could use more low-end torque, and that applies to both engine variants. The 2.5 litre engine doesn’t feel particularly any stronger than the smaller motor. Not at low revs at least.
But, the ‘feel’ here is just an illusion to your senses. The Mazda6, in either guise, offers more than respectable performance. When called upon, that is.
You see, the SkyActiv-Drive gearbox is heavily tuned to promote fuel efficiency over performance. With long gears and pre-programmed fuel-friendly shift pattern, the drivetrain is designed to offer just enough accelerative force to get you going as efficiently as possible. Nothing more and nothing less. That’s why both the 2.0 and 2.5 litre variants feel more or less identical when driven sedately.
At a cruise, the gearbox would hug the top gear as soon as it can and would continue doing so for as long as it’s physically possible. It would so hesitantly drop a gear or two to accelerate smoothly yet positively, again adding to the illusion that it’s underpowered.
When questioned, a top Mazda brass directly involved in the 6’s powertrain development admitted as much, that he himself would have preferred a more reactive and shorter gears to enhance the perceived performance. Yet, Mazda’s company-wide uncompromising pursuit of efficiency dictated otherwise.
It’s only when you ask more from the engine through your heavy right foot that the gearbox opens up to unleash all the available power. Here, there’s no hiding the fact that the larger engine is in fact significantly more powerful. Mid-range thrust is commendable on both engines, though again it’s the 2.5 litre that stands out more, eeking out more of a smile on your face.
Out goes the ‘underpowered’ illusion, replaced by a solid awe of speed. That the Mazda6 will out accelerate all of its Japanese and Korean rivals is a no-brainer, given its class-leading outputs and lower weight (more on this later). The way it does so, however, is mighty impressive.
This is a car capable of smooth and effortless overtaking performance, yet one that also possesses a cone of silence. While the Mazda engineers have managed to extract more power and torque while keeping to its economical approach, the new car’s refinement is simply astounding.
The SkyActiv-G engines never utters anything more than the most endearing and cultured snarl, even under full throttle tests. And even the 2.5 litre variant with its rubber-band 225/45 R19 tyres offer no more than a hushed, near-silent drive while comfort levels are kept wonderfully elevated. High speed cruisers would love this car, eating highway miles without eating into their physical energy.
Fuel consumption continues to be Mazda’s forte. The CX-5 might have performed well in my earlier tests, and is by far and away the most economical SUV in its class, but my anecdotal road-test evidence suggests the new Mazda6 will do even better. Cruising at mean traffic speeds on the open road can result in consumption falling to a small car-like 13 km per litre. And that’s on a barely run in car with less than 1,000 km on the clock.
Mazda claims class-leading 17.4 and 15.6 km per litre fuel consumption figures for the 2.0 and 2.5 litre models respectively, measured in the Japanese-standard JC08 Mode Test Cycle – currently the best figure of all comparable Japanese sedans.
You can thank Mazda’s raft of SkyActiv technology, encompassing the engine, transmission, chassis and body ancillaries for the headlining figures. Designed from the ground up with absolute efficiency in mind, the Mazda6 is said to be up to 30% lighter than a conventional vehicle of the same capability and size. 30%. That’s a saving of over 400 kg!
Aside from effective acceleration, stopping and fuel use, the Mazda6’s dynamic ability is the main contributor of its additional substance, with big dividends in terms of steering precision and ride quality. There’s a distinct solidity and sophistication about the outer borders of the performance envelope of the 6’s chassis that is rare for a large Japanese car.
The Mazda somehow combines compliant long-travel suspension with tenacious grip levels. The steering wheel exhibits sharper turn-in quality than its flex-ier rivals, and delivers a greater sensation of front-tyre traction. The Mazda6’s cornering ability is inevitably defined by understeer, which is only to be expected in a big front-driven car.
The big surprise is the cornering speed this supple-suspended car can achieve before the push threatens to nudge the nose wide, and the manner in which the finely calibrated traction control system (standard across the range) jumps into action to keep the car on track. With a squeal of protest from the front tyres, the Mazda6 simply carries on railing round the bend.
Turn the traction control off, and the results will be a slower drive off the corner as the pilot needs to ease the throttle to quell the understeer. The lift produces sudden weight transfer, yet the 6’s tied-down rear end acts like a storm anchor to steady the ship, and keeps the driver’s heart rate below the redline.
Representing a lustrum of progress over the previous Mazda6, the new car makes the packaging of six airbags and a bevy of active and passive safety systems across the range. Other notable standard equipment includes leather seats, multimedia system with Bluetooth connectivity, Tribos surface protective system (paint, alloys, glass, interior upholstery), powered front seats, push start button, auto headlights and wipers, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, and Mazda i-stop (automatic engine start/stop function said to improve fuel economy by 5%).
The range-topping 2.5 litre model adds auto-levelling bi-xenon lights with DRL, 19-inch wheels over the standard 17s, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, sunroof, integrated TomTom satellite navigation, 11-speaker Bose premium sound system, keyless entry, and the clever i-ELOOP regenerative braking system.
Not listed on the official spec sheet but present and tested on the 2.5 litre models are the comprehensive i-ACTIVSENSE active safety features. Among others, this includes the Smart City Brake Support, which brakes the car automatically to prevent or limit the damage of low-speed impacts between 4 and 30 km/h.
As reported earlier, estimated prices have been officially released by Bermaz, pegging the 2.0 litre SkyActiv model at RM159,440.20 and the 2.5 litre SkyActiv sedan and Touring (not present at the press event) at RM187,659.30 and RM191,763.30 respectively (all prices on the road, with insurance).
The final pricing will determine the Mazda6’s impact on the Malaysian market, but we’ve been tipped to expect no real surprises at the car’s official debut in March. The new model is a far better car than the model it replaces, and first impressions suggest that it has what it takes to redefine the value that has made Japanese large sedans so popular in this country.
This complete and competent big car could not have come at a better time for Mazda and Bermaz. But with so much of a car company’s position being the result of perceived thinking, don’t just take my word for it. Experience it for yourself and post your comments here.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

DiGi offers Nexus 4 from RM499 with DG Smart Special

DiGi now offers yet another bundling option for the Nexus 4 which can be yours for only RM499. The customised DG Smart Special Plan consists of 3GB of mobile internet data (SmartPlan 68) and RM80 of talktime for voice and SMS. As you would expect, the plan is tied with a 24 months contract duration.
In its previous Smart Plan offering, the monthly subscription includes only mobile internet data while any calls and SMS are charged separately. For those that make a lot of calls and SMS each month, this could be the plan for you. If you are a DiGi subscriber for 12 months, the RM1,000 advance payment is waived.
Alternatively, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is also being offered as well on the same plan at RM999.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s promo page.


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