Archive for December, 2008

h1

Tips: Email Settings for PDA

December 31, 2008

Below are settings for Streamyx, TMNet, Jaring and GMail.

Streamyx

Incoming Mail (POP3): pop.streamyx.com
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): roam.tm.net.my

  • Do NOT tick SSL
  • Advanced Options : Tick Outgoing mail needs authentication (not SSL)

TMNet (Prepaid)

Incoming Mail (POP3): pop.tm.net.my
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): roam.tm.net.my

  • Do NOT tick SSL
  • Advanced Options : Tick Outgoing mail needs authentication (not SSL)

Jaring (Prepaid/Postpaid)

Incoming Mail (POP3): mbox.jaring.my
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.jaring.my

  • Do NOT tick SSL
  • Advanced Options : Tick Outgoing mail needs authentication (not SSL)

Gmail (POP)

Incoming Mail (POP3): pop.gmail.com
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com

 

  • Select SSL
  • Advanced Options : Tick Outgoing mail needs authentication

Gmail (IMAP)

Incoming Mail (IMAP): imap.gmail.com
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com

 

  • Select SSL (Both incoming and outgoing)
  • Advanced Options : Tick Outgoing mail needs authentication

 

If you have more email settings to share/contribute, please email me and I will put it up.

Note: Thanks to Johnny who sent this in.

Facebook

h1

News: How to check if your HTC is Authorized Set?

December 24, 2008

AP phones (more populary known as “water set” or 水机) are units which are imported into the country without proper permit/distribution channels. These units usually do not go through proper channels and thus avoid paying taxes and testing like SIRIM. AP phones are very popular among famous brands like Nokia or SonyEricsson. However, of late with the growing demand for PDA phones like HTC, AP version of HTC is also flooding the market. Given that PDA phones are generally more expensive makes it even more attractive for some consumers to consider.

To curb or minimize the AP problems, principal brands generally do not honor warranty claims not sold in the respective country. So, if you bought an AP unit of HTC and your touch screen have problem, you will have to where to turn to!

You are always strongly advised to purchase an authorized set. Yes it cost slightly more but warranty has it premium. We even know of some retailers cheating customers by claiming their units are a genuine authorized unit and making a huge profit out of it!!

So, how do you know if you are buying an authorized unit?

  1. Check the HTC website for the local list of authorized reseller.
  2. Check the authorized distributor website with the IMEI number of your HTC PDA.

Today, SIS Distribution (M) Sdn. Bhd. (the sole distributor of HTC products) launched an online search for all the HTC PDA sold as authorized unit in Malaysia. It is simple to use, just key-in the IMEI number in the search engine and you will know if it is AP or authorized unit.

Go ahead and try it out.

http://www.sis.com.my:8383/esvc/JOB/JOB0075.asp

Subscribe to Fresh Gear Weblog by Email</strong

Facebook

h1

News: Technical Labour – Revised rates for HTC phones

December 22, 2008

Attention all customers!

Come 1st January 2009, all diagnostic and labour charges for out of warranty (OOW) HTC phones will be revised upwards.

Diagnostic Fee

Malaysia Unit – RM50 (Previously RM30)

Overseas Unit – RM80 (Previously RM50)

Labour Charges

Malaysia Unit – RM80 (Previously RM50)

Overseas Unit – RM150 (Previously RM100)

SiS Distribution Official Letter – Technical Labour Revised Rates

Facebook

h1

Event: Miss Tourism International 2008

December 22, 2008

Taking a break from all those gadgets review…

Today is the launch of CSL S1 Swarovski Designed Phone. They also manage to bring in the Miss Tourism International 2008 World Final. It is held at the Digital World, Puchong IOI Mall.

There are well over 40 captivating contestants parading themselves on stage.

Those pretty Miss Tourism convinced me to visit Korea, Korea again, UK, Vietnam and Romania. Rusia is a no-go. 🙂

Anyway, enjoy the pictures!

Subscribe to Fresh Gear Weblog by Email

Facebook

h1

Promotion: Canon Selphy CP760 – RM399

December 18, 2008

We are running a promotion on the Canon Selphy Photo Printer – CP760! For a limited time, the Canon Selphy CP760 is going for only RM399! This is a while stocks last promotion and only available exclusively at the IOI Mall outlet.

Drop by today to check it out or call Kelvin at 012-333 2302 for more info.

 

Canon Selphy CP760 (Click to enlarge)

Canon Selphy CP760 (Click to enlarge)

Specifications:

 

Printer Type Compact Photo Printer
Printing Method Dye-Sublimination
Features 2.5″ TFT Display, My Colors, Red-Eye Correction, Power Save
Print Speed (up to) 4×6 Color Photo: 4″ x 6″ borderless photo approximately 52 seconds3
Print Resolution (Up to) 300 x 300 dpi
Gradation: 256 levels of color
OS Compatibility Windows Vista™, Windows XP/2000 and Mac OS® X v.10.28 to 10.4x and v10.57,8
Standard Interface PictBridge (Cable not included), USB, Bluetooth®2 version 2.0 (optional), Card Slots (See Memory Card Support)1
Paper Sizes Card (2.13″ x 3.39″), Card “Full” label, Card 8-Labels, (Postcard) 4″ x 6″ (Wide) 4″ x 8″
Maximum Paper Size 4″ x 8″
Physical Dimensions 7.9″ (W) x 3.3″ (H) x 5.6″ (D)
Weight 2.1 lbs.

Facebook

h1

Celebrating White Christmas with HTC White Diamond

December 16, 2008

The best selling HTC Touch Diamond which sold more than 3M units worldwide now comes available in White. It seems like a trend to always introduce a “white” version on a best selling gadget. 

Nothing inside has changed. Only the back housing, side bezel and accessories. Would be nice if they come out with a HTC Touch Flo.

 

HTC Diamond White - Box

HTC Diamond White - Box

HTC Diamond White - Side

HTC Diamond White - Side

The front panel remains the same. HTC only changed the side bezel to silver and back cover to white. 

 

HTC Diamond White - Side Buttons

HTC Diamond White - Side Buttons

HTC Diamond White - Stylus

HTC Diamond White - Stylus

HTC Diamond White - Back Cover

HTC Diamond White - Back Cover

HTC Diamond White - Close up on Camera

HTC Diamond White - Close up on Camera

Even the tip of the stylus is now white. 

 

HTC Diamond White - Earpiece

HTC Diamond White - Earpiece

 

HTC Diamond White - Accessories

HTC Diamond White - Accessories

Only thing still in black is the battery.

Personally, I think the front panel should be also changed to white in color. 

What do you think?

Facebook

h1

Roadshow: Fresh Gear is @ PGRM Handphone Fair

December 11, 2008

Edited on 16th December 2008: This promotion is over. Thank you all for writing in for enquiries! Will keep you guys updated on any future promotions. 

———————–

From 11th December 2008 to 14th December 2008. (Mid-night sales at 13th December 2008)

Location: the Walk @ PGRM, Cheras

HTC Tytn II – RM2,099 (Usual Price is RM2,399) with FREE 2GB Memory Card

HTC Touch Diamond- RM2,599 (Usual Price is RM2,799) with FREE 8GB Thumbdrive + Bluetooth Headset (PWP 1340mAH battery at RM99)

HTC S740 – RM1,799 (Usual Price is RM1,999) with FREE  4GB Memory Card + Bluetooth headset

HTC Touch P3452 – RM1,399 (Usual Price is RM1,499) with FREE 4GB Memory Card + Bluetooth headset + Mobile Speaker (PWP battery at RM99)

HTC Touch 3G – RM1,999 with FREE  4GB memory card + Bluetooth headset

HTC Touch Viva – RM1,299 with FREE Bluetooth headset

HTC Touch Pro – RM3,099 with FREE 2GB Memory Card + PWP battery at RM99

HTC Touch HD – RM3,399 with FREE Bluetooth Headset + 8GB Memory (included)

HTC P3300 – RM1,399 (Usual Price is RM1,499) with FREE Bluetooth Headset + 1GB Memory Card (Included)

Fresh Gear PGRM Roadshow Flyers

Fresh Gear PGRM Roadshow Flyers (Click to enlarge)

 Promotion/package available only exclusively at PGRM Handphone Fair.

For any enquiries, please contact Kelvin at +6012-3332302 / +6018-3813901

Facebook

h1

Review: HTC Touch HD (T8282)

December 4, 2008

htc_logo

Note: This is a follow up of the previous Sneak Preview of HTC Touch HD done previously.

HTC Touch HD Box Front

HTC Touch HD Box Front

As mentioned in the previous sneak preview, the unit we had was an engineering set and therefore lots of software was missing and the unit is just down right buggy. Yesterday we just received the commercial units and boy are we excited about it!

What is in the box?

HTC Touch HD Box Content

HTC Touch HD Box Content

You get a cloth pouch, 8GB memory card, extra stylus, wired headset, A/C charger and USB cable with some manuals & CD. 

What is so different about HTC Touch HD compared to other HTC Touch family?

1. Stock Tab

Turn on the HTC Touch HD and you will see a new feature at the TouchFlo 3D. The “Stock” Tab

HTC Touch HD - Stock Tab

HTC Touch HD - Stock Tab

At the side of the screen is a list of all the stock & indices portfolio which you can manually set.

HTC Touch HD - Stock Main Screen

HTC Touch HD - Stock Main Screen

Click on the “View All” button and you will be greeted with all the indices or stock portfolio.

HTC Touch HD - Market Summary

HTC Touch HD - Market Summary

HTC Touch HD - Stock Portfolio

HTC Touch HD - Stock Portfolio (HTC Taiwan Stock down 3.23% yesterday)

Adding a new stock code is very simple! Just click on Menu –> Quote and you will be greeted with a Search Screen. Type in the name of the stock, click the “+” and you are done!

HTC Touch HD - Stock Menu

HTC Touch HD - Stock Menu

HTC Touch HD - Stock Search

HTC Touch HD - Stock Search

HTC Touch HD - HTC Stock (Taiwan)

HTC Touch HD - HTC Stock (Taiwan)

However, I found a “bug” in the Stock tab. It is not life threatening but still a bug nevertheless. Look below and see if you can spot the problem.

HTC Touch HD - KLSE Indices

HTC Touch HD - KLSE Indices

If you can’t spot the problem, the answer is this: The Blue line (indicator) does not correspond with the value “Y – axis” of the graph. The High of KLSE was “850.64” and the Low was “843.32” but the Y-axis value is showing “910.54”. This however seems to be limited to KLSE indices. Other indices seems to be showing correctly.

htc-touch-hd-stock-jkse1 htc-touch-hd-hsi1

2. Weather Tab

HTC also updated the “Weather” tab to show a bit more information. Because HTC Touch HD comes with a super big hi-res screen, they manage to squeeze in 4 more days of weather forecast!

HTC Touch HD - All new Weather Tab

HTC Touch HD - All new Weather Tab

3. Heptic Feedback (Vibration)

Just like Samsung Omnia, HTC Touch HD also have a “vibration” feedback mechanism whereby every single key press on the “BUTTON” and selected programs will give a slight vibration to let you know the button is pressed. 

HTC Touch HD - TouchFLO settings

HTC Touch HD - TouchFLO settings

You can also set to give a slight vibrate when the data connection is established.

HTC Touch HD - Call Settings

HTC Touch HD - Call Settings

 4. Customizable TouchFLO tabs

The new updated TouchFlo 3D (1.3.35590.0_1630.38) now comes with “Customize Tabs” function in the Setting Tab. You can choose to remove certain tab which you think is not necessary and also re-arrange tab which are more frequently used at the front!

HTC Touch HD - Customized Tab

HTC Touch HD - Customized Tab

HTC Touch HD - Customize Tab

HTC Touch HD - Customize Tab

5. Auto Volume Control

A new feature found in the Settings Menu. It automatically adjust the volume of voice input when recording and also the volume during video playback.

HTC Touch HD - Auto Volume Control

HTC Touch HD - Auto Volume Control (Top)

HTC Touch HD - Auto Volume Control (Record & Playback)

HTC Touch HD - Auto Volume Control (Record & Playback)

6. Integration with YouTube

HTC is now more tightly integrated with YouTube service. It has a default program in the Program Tab, and now have 2 more programs to integrate with YouTube; Uploader & Account Manager.

Account Manager

Found in Settings –> Connection menu, this program basically just stores your UserID and password for YouTube. It doesn’t seems to allow me to add other UserID and pasword into it. 

HTC Touch HD - Account Manager

HTC Touch HD - Account Manager

Uploader

Found in Settings –> Systems Menu, this program basically uploads video taken using the in-built video recording function into YouTube. The video you are trying to upload will showup and you can re-try or cancel them here.

HTC Touch HD - Uploader

HTC Touch HD - Uploader

Sample Camera Picture

Picture taken under bright sun-light

Picture taken under bright sun-light

Close up shot - Click to see the details (Auto focus)

Close up shot - Click to see the details (Auto focus)

Conclusion

htc-touch-hd-settings-11 htc-touch-hd-settings-21 htc-touch-hd-settings-31

There aren’t much difference in terms of built quality/finish between the engineering and commercial unit. Software wise, it is much more stable. I didn’t encounter any problems with taking pictures or freeze during picture viewing. Everything seems to work fine except for the bug I mentioned above on the KLSE indices screen. 

I personally love the stock application! If only you can put in notification alert and shares bought/sold, it would be perfect. Guess we will have to wait for the next release perhaps.

One handed operation on this device is almost not possible due to the size of the device. Unless you have a long thumb, reaching the “Start” button is difficult. Thumb typing is manageable as the on-screen buttons are pretty large. The Hi-Res screen is a feature to die for!

Surfing the Internet using Opera is clear, precise and fast. Only problem is lack of flash support.

HTC Touch HD - Opera

HTC Touch HD - Opera

Pros:

  • Large WVGA 800 X 480 Hi-res Screen
  • Nice design and built quality
  • 5.0MP Auto focus camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fast processor and large memory
  • New Stock Tab
  • Tight integration with YouTube
  • Heptic (Vibration) Feedback
  • Updated version of TouchFLO 3D

Cons:

  • a bit on the heavier side
  • No flash
  • Lacking a D-Pad navigation button makes navigation difficult
  • Reset & Memory card slot hidden behind the battery cover
  • Super small status LED at the Power button (Not really a con, but I almost miss this!)

This is now available for sale at our online store here

Subscribe to Fresh Gear Weblog by Email

Facebook