Monday, June 24, 2013

Grid Girls of the 2013 Malaysian Super GT

Grid Girls of the 2013 Malaysian Super GT
In the heat of the Super GT race, spectators also had the opportunity of setting their eyes for the beauties that appeared throughout the event. Glamorous, sexy, cute – the beautiful Super GT girls ensure that the event was nothing less than exhilarating and unforgettable.
And for your viewing pleasure, here’s a tantalising gallery of the show girls at the Malaysian Super GT.

2013 Malaysian Super GT Girls Gallery (20 Photos)

Proton Saga SV May Increase Production to Meet Growing Demand
The growing demand for the new 2013 Proton Saga SV may assure Proton to increase the number of its production. According to Hisham Othman, the Chief Executive Officer of Proton Edar, 4,000 units of the Proton Saga SV model have been pre-booked within the first week of its introduction.
Current Production Numbers
Proton currently manufactures 2,000 Proton Saga SV units per month to meet the demand of its customers. Hisham Othman said in a press conference that “Currently, our production is enough to fulfil the number of bookings that we received, and we assure customers who make their bookings now that they can expect to get the car before Hari Raya.”
He added “With 4,000 units of the Saga SV booked to date, and with the numbers increasing every day, this strengthens the Proton Saga's position as the consumer's preferred choice of entry-level sedan. This is a very positive sign and we are optimistic that this will boost our mission to capture 30% of the domestic market share and subsequently increase Proton's revenue.”
Of the total pre-booked Proton Saga SV units, 65% requested for the CVT automatic transmission version, while the rest the demand is for the manual transmission variant.
The Saga SV Features
The Proton Saga SV was launched on June 15th, selling at a starting price of RM33,438 for the manual transmission variant. The new Saga SV comprises of standard features including the 13-inch wheels, dual airbags, turn signals integrated to side mirrors, car immobiliser, keyless entry system, reverse sensors and more.
The new Proton Saga SV comes with a three-year/100,000km warranty and offers six colour variants ranging from solid white, tranquillity black, genetic silver, fire red, elegant brown and blue rock.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Huawei Introduces the Ascend P6, the World’s Thinnest Smartphone

Huawei has lifted the covers off it’s latest flagship smartphone and at just 6.2mm thin, the Ascend P6 is, as the Chinese manufacturer claims, the world’s thinnest smartphone (in comparison, the iPhone 5 is 7.6mm thick, the Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z is thicker still at 7.9mm each, and the HTC One even thicker at 9.3mm).
The P6 packs a 720p 4.7-inch display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 2,000mAh battery, and 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion. For those of you who are looking for LTE connectivity, Huawei says the LTE version of the P6 will ship later this year.
In the imaging department, the P6 sports an 8MP backside-illuminated sensor mated to a f/2.0 lens. If you’re into macro shots, you’ll be happy to know that the P6 can take close-up pictures from a minimum distance of just 1.5-inches.
At the front, the P6 packs a 5MP camera, and while megapixels don’t really translate to amazing images, it’s worth noting that the P6 has highest MP count for a front camera of any smartphone.
On paper, there’s not much to fault with the Huawei P6. It is, in every aspect, a decent phone wrapped in an extremely thin shell. But is that enough to make you want one over more competent albeit thicker rivals? We’re not too sure.
Head on over to after the jump to check out a couple of videos on the Ascend P6.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

2013 Proton Saga SV-RM34,000

2013 Proton Saga SV-RM34,000

The Saga SV Specs

2013 Proton Saga SV Launched in Malaysia; Prices Start from RM34k
The new Proton Saga SV is powered by a 1.3-litre CamPro IAFM four-cylinder engine that delivers 94hp at 6000rpm and a torque figure of 120Nm at 4000rpm. The engine is mated with a five-speed manual gearbox that propels the new Saga SV from zero to 100km/h in 13.0 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 160km/h.
The new Saga SV also offers a four-speed automatic CVT option that has a 0-100km/h time of 14.5 seconds. Though the CVT transmission pushes the Saga SV to a top speed of only 155km/h, it fuel-consumption figures are improved, returning 6.3l/100km.

Proton Saga SV Interior

The Three-star Safety Rating
One of the main highlights of the new Proton Saga SV is its safety. Receiving a three-star safety rating from the ASEAN NCAP recently, the new Saga SV is equipped with standard safety and security features that include dual airbags, a reinforced body structure, reverse sensors, an immobiliser and a NEW keyless entry system.
Buyer’s Guide
The Proton Saga is renowned for its affordability and standard-quality features. Now, the 2013 Proton Saga SV presents an even more affordable proposition to the Malaysian market that doesn't compromise its performance, comfort and quality. With these revised prices, the 2013 Proton Saga SV's monthly instalments could go down to as low as RM250. Below are the pricing of the new Proton Saga SV variants:
  • Proton Saga SV – Manual (Solid): RM33,438
  • Proton Saga SV – Manual (Metallic): RM33,888
  • Proton Saga SV – Automatic (Solid): RM36,438
  • Proton Saga SV – Automatic (Metallic): RM36,888

ETCM Unveils Nissan Almera Nismo Performance Package Concept

ETCM Unveils Nissan Almera Nismo Performance Package Concept
You can’t buy it just yet, but Nissan has just unveiled the all-new Nissan Almera Nismo Performance Package Concept at the Super GT International Series Malaysia 2013. Fortunately, the wait for this Nismo-tuned Nissan Almera will be over soon, when Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) launches it in Malaysia later this year in the fourth quarter.
ETCM Unveils Nissan Almera Nismo Performance Package Concept
What is it?
Essentially, it’s a 2013 Nissan Almera that’s been “inspired by Nismo’s motorsports technologies”; improved aerodynamics, handling and agility.
On the outside, there’s lots to do about a bodykit with the Performance Package Almera. There is a Nismo-specific front and rear bumper spoilers, side skirts, rear spoiler, and 17-inch alloy wheels to finish. For added “performance”, there is a Nismo Exhaust Muffler, and a Sports Suspension included.
It’s much of the same story inside as well, with the Nissan Almera Performance Package Concept featuring more sporty cues like race seats and various changes to trim details.
“Innovation that excites,” so says Nissan. Well, we’ll be looking forward to how good the 2013 Nissan Almera Nismo Performance Package Concept goes come the fourth quarter of this year.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

iOS 7 revealed with cleaner UI & usability enhancements

Apple is giving its iPhone and iPads a new breath of life with its latest iOS 7 operating system. After launching several mobile devices since 2007, the iOS platform has been pretty much the same with minute changes here and there. With the competition stepping up from the Android, BlackBerry and even Windows Phone camp, a change is needed by Apple to keep its mobile devices on par with today’s growing need.
Without a doubt, the iOS platform is one of the easiest to use mobile OS out there. Simplicity has always been a key which allows users from either young or old to pick up an iPhone or iPad and start using it with rather minimal learning curve.
For power users particularly those who have been comfortable with other flexible mobile platforms, would be harder to please on iOS. Biggest challenge is how could Apple offer more control and features but yet maintain the simplicity that it is has been famous for?

ASUS Computex 2013 Press Conference Full Video available for Online Viewing

ASUS Computex 2013 Press Conference Full Video available for Online Viewing
ASUS at Computex 2013
On June 3,  ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at the ASUS “We Transform” Computex 2013 press event and introduced a handful of new products. This includes ASUS Transformer Book Trio, new ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, ASUS Fonepad Note 6, ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7, ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10, ASUS VivoPC, and VivoMouse.
The full video has duration of a long 1 hour and 15 minutes. So take your time to watch it. You may want to skip the first five minutes as the conference only starts at 5:21.

New 7mm 2.5-inch WD Blue 1TB Hard Drive now on sale in Malaysia for RM 449

New 7mm 2.5-inch WD Blue 1TB Hard Drive now on sale in Malaysia for RM 449

t the recently concluded Computex Taipei 2013, Western Digital or better known as WD, has announced that the hard drive maker is shipping the world’s thinnest terabyte hard drive. The new 2.5-inch WD Blue 1TB mobile hard drive is measured at only 7mm thick. The good news is the hard drive is now on sale in Malaysia for retail price of RM 449.

WDBlue 7mm 1TB HDD
Some of the features of WD Blue 7mm hard drives include shock tolerance, quiet performance (thanks to WD’s exclusive WhisperDrive technology), improved long term reliability (due to less head wear and improved non-operational shock tolerance) and more.


Friday, June 7, 2013

Purported entry level full touch screen BlackBerry Z5 leaked

After the announcement of its high end BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 models, we’ve seen BlackBerry rolling out cheaper alternatives such as the BlackBerry Q5. The above image is apparently the purported entry level version of a BlackBerry 10 device with a full touch screen experience, in other words, a cheaper Z10. Currently it is dubbed as the BlackBerry Z5 and currently there’s no details of its internal specs but it shouldn’t be far off from what the Q5 is offering.
The BlackBerry 10 OS is definitely a refreshing and from our hands-on experience, the gestures are pretty easy to get used to and feels natural in single hand use. At the moment, the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 are priced the same range, if not higher than its Android and iPhone rivals. The challenge would be to bring the experience to the masses, and having an affordable offering is crucial for BlackBerry.


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