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Pricelist: HTC PDA Updated Pricelist 2010

January 14, 2010

HTC PDA Pricelist (Click to Enlarge)

HTC Snap: RM1,199 (Old Price RM1,599)

HTC Diamond 2: RM1,999 (Old Price RM2,399)

HTC HD: RM2,199 (Old Price RM2,399)

HTC Touch Pro 2: RM2,399 (Old Price RM2,799)

HTC Touch Viva: RM699 (Old Price RM999)

New Product

HTC Touch2 (Special Ed.) – RM999

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Brochure: HTC PDA Flyer (Nov 2009)

October 25, 2009

Click to download the latest HTC PDA flyer (November 2009) issue.

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Clearance Model

  • HTC P3300 – RM899 (Usual Price RM999)
  • HTC Touch P3452 – RM899 (Usual Price RM1,099)
  • HTC Touch Cruise P3650 – RM1,299 (Usual Price RM1,599)
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PDA Clearance at Digital Mall Section 14

October 17, 2009

Update: HTC S740 – SOLD OUT

PDA Clearance Below Cost at Digital Mall Section 14 outlet!!

3 units of HTC Touch P3452 = RM899
1 unit of HTC S740 = RM999
2 units of HTC P3300 = RM899
3 units of HTC Cruise (P3650) = RM1,399

Quick Specification

HTC Touch P3452

  • Processor: 201MHz
  • ROM: 256MB
  • RAM: 128MB
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • 2MP Camera
  • EDGE Network

HTC S740

  • Processor: 528MHz
  • ROM: 256MB
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • 3.2MP Camera
  • 3.5G Network

HTC P3300

  • Processor: 201MHz
  • ROM: 128MB
  • RAM: 64MB
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • 2MP Camera
  • EDGE Network

HTC Touch Cruise (P3650)

  • Processor: 400MHz
  • ROM: 256MB
  • RAM: 128MB
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • 3MP Camera
  • 3.5G Network

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Software: Torch Button v.1.5

August 29, 2009

Found another neat little application for all those WM device (with flash) out there.

Torch Button Ver 1.5

Basically, it is a application that uses your built-in flash as a “torch light”, “SOS signal” or simply just blink for attention.

So, if you are stranded on a deserted island and wants to signal to a nearby passing ship, fear no more! 🙂

Credit goes to “NetRipper” of XDA-developer

I only tested on HTC Touch Pro and works perfectly. So, if you want to download, please click on the link.

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Updated: Fresh Gear HTC PDA Flyers – 2009 July Version

June 27, 2009
Fresh Gear HTC Flyer - July 2009

Fresh Gear HTC Flyer - July 2009

Our HTC PDA Flyer for July 2009 is out. Click on it to enlarge / download.

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Updated: Fresh Gear PDA Flyers – 2009 May Version

May 26, 2009

 

Fresh Gear PDA Flyers - May 2009

Fresh Gear PDA Flyers - May 2009

 Our PDA Flyer for May 2009 is out. Click on it to enlarge / download.

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Review: Acer Tempo DX900 Dual SIM Design PDA

May 4, 2009

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Available Date: End April 2009

Launch Price: RM1,899

Fresh Gear rating: 8/10

Specifications:

  • Dual SIM standby mode
  • 533MHz Samsung S3C 6400
  • 106X60.5X17mm (147g with battery)
  • ROM: 256MB RAM:128MB (MicroSD Slot)
  • 2.8″ 640×480 pixel VGA, TFT-LCD
  • HSDPA Quad-band 
  • WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Accelerometer / G-Sensor
  • 3.2MP Auto-focus Camera
  • Li-ion Polymer Battery, 1530mAh

 

Acer Tempo DX900 - Box

Acer Tempo DX900 - Box

Un-boxing the Acer DX900

Acer Tempo DX900 - Content

Acer Tempo DX900 - Content

The Acer Tempo DX900 comes with the following items bundled.

  • Travel Charger with Adapter
  • Screen Protector
  • Clothe Pouch
  • Dual earpiece handsfree kit
  • CDs and Manual
  • Warranty Card/Paper

First Impression

Acer Tempo DX900 size is just nice for a decent looking PDA but it is a bit thick on the side. It is not going to win on the aesthetic department because I think Acer rather go for functionality. The front panel is a minimalist but once you turn over the side, there are host of other buttons to be found.

Acer Tempo DX900 - Front

Acer Tempo DX900 - 5 Way navigation pad with Call + Hangup Button

Acer Tempo DX900 comes with a front Camera for 3G Video Conferencing. 

Acer Tempo DX900 - Left

Acer Tempo DX900 - Left

On the left side sits the Volume button, Voice Recording Button and also the jack for handsfree.

Acer Tempo DX900 - Right Side

Acer Tempo DX900 - Right Side

Unlike most PDA today, the MicroSD slot is located on the side, together with the Camera button, Power Button and also the Reset Button. 

Acer Tempo DX900 - Top

Acer Tempo DX900 - Top

Nothing on the top, just an embossed word “GPS”.

Acer Tempo DX900 - Bottom

Acer Tempo DX900 - Bottom

Only the Mini USB charger slot and mic is located at the bottom.

Acer Tempo DX900 - Back

Acer Tempo DX900 - Back

Behind the PDA is the 3.0MP Auto Focus Camera with Flash! Just next to it is the speakers.

Acer Tempo DX900 - Camera

Acer Tempo DX900 - Camera

A close-up shot of the 3.0MP camera.

Acer Tempo DX900 - Dual SIM Slot

Acer Tempo DX900 - Dual SIM Slot

This is what makes the Acer Tempo DX900 stands out from the pack. It supports 2 Active sim cards simultaneously. Meaning, both SIM cards can be turned on at the same time! Recent years has seen the number of people with 2 phones increasing and I think Acer wanted to catch the trend with the FIRST dual SIM PDA phone. 

Benefits of using a Dual-SIM phone

  • Less thing to carry, less thing to forget/left behind
  • Central update of phone book. No need to look back and forth for numbers/miss calls…
  • No need to buy 2 PDA phones to enjoy the PDA functions on both phones
  • No duplicate of contacts
  • One back up / Synchronization will do

I think the major drawback of using a Dual SIM phone is the battery. You are effectively receiving/making more calls with just one device and this my drain the battery. Hopefully the huge 1530mAh battery is good enough for most people, else a car charger, extra battery is definitely needed.

There is another limitation too. I noticed most, if not ALL of the Dual SIM 3G phones comes with one slot supports 3G and another slot  supports 2G only. Why? Why can’t both SIM card slot supports 3G? It happened on the U Mobile Sou Dual SIM 3G phone too. Some other Dual SIM phone brands in the market do not even support 3G. 

Is it an architecture limitation? Please share with me if you know why.

The Acer Tempo DX900 too has this limitation. A 3G sim card will still work on a 2G slot, just that you will not be able to enjoy 3G network coverage/video calls with Slot 2. So, you should be inserting a 3G SIM card with unlimited data plan into slot 1, whereas slot 2 is reserved primarily for calls and SMS. Unless you plan to make Video calls on BOTH SIM cards, this phone will work wonders.

Using the Acer Tempo DX900

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From the main screen, you can see the status of the 2 SIM cards. You must however remember which is line 1 or 2 because the system will indicate each call/sms with the “1” and “2” prefix.

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When you send SMS, you can choose which SIM card you want to send from. And when you view your SMS, you can see which SIM card did you receive the SMS from.

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When you are making calls, you can also choose to call using “Talk 1” or “Talk 2”.

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The call history will also clearly indicate which SIM card is it coming from/going to.

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At any point if you want to turn off one of the SIM card, just click on the “Communication Manager” tab. 

Other Screen Shots of Acer Tempo DX900

Most of the application you see below are done by Acer themselves. Including the Dual-SIM call functions.

(click on image to enlarge)

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acer-dx900-sim-manager acer-dx900-settings-menu

acer-dx900-scenarios acer-dx900-programs

acer-dx900-power-menu acer-dx900-phone-menu

acer-dx900-multimedia acer-dx900-memory-optimization

acer-dx900-gravity-sensor acer-dx900-gps-viewer-1

acer-dx900-gps-viewer acer-dx900-frequency-dial

acer-dx900-default-settings acer-dx900-calling

acer-dx900-application-recovery

Comparison between HTC Touch 3G, HTC Touch Cruise & Acer Tempo DX900

 

Acer Tempo DX900

HTC Touch Cruise (T4242)

HTC Touch 3G (T3232)

Memory

ROM: 256MB RAM:128MB

ROM: 512 MB RAM: 256MB

ROM: 256MB RAM: 192MB

Processor

533MHz Samsung S3C 6400

Qualcomm® MSM7225TM, 528 MHz

Qualcomm® MSM7225TM, 528 MHz

Screen

2.8” 640X480 VGA Screen

2.8” 320X240 QVGA screen

2.8” 320X240 QVGA screen

Battery

Battery Capacity: 1530mAh

Battery Capacity: 1100 mAh

Battery Capacity: 1100 mAh

Size & Weight

106mm X 60.5mm X 17mm

(147g with battery)

102 mm X 53.6 mm X 14.5 mm (96g with battery)

102mm X 53.5mm X 14.5 mm (103g with battery)

Camera

3.0 (Auto Focus with Flash)

3.2 MP (Fix Focus)

3.2 MP (Fix Focus)

Dual SIM Slot

Yes

No

No

Additional Accessories

Screen Protector

Car Charger + Car Holder + additional stylus + 1GB memory card

– nil –

Additional Software

SPB Mobile Shell 2.0

Papago X3 and Footprint

– nil –

Connectivity

Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Price

RM1,899

RM2,199

RM1,899

No doubt HTC Touch Cruise is lighter and HTC Touch 3G is sleeker device compared to Acer Tempo DX900. But Acer Tempo DX900 comes with Dual SIM, VGA screen, 3.0MP Auto-focus camera with flash and a super large capacity battery. 

Which will you choose?

Over the years, I have fallen in love with Hi-Res screen (VGA) and Auto Focus camera. You can give me 5MP camera but if it cannot focus, it is not good enough. If I have taken a 5MP camera with auto-focus and viewing it on a QVGA screen, it is also not good enough. This combination is just right!

Conclusion

Pro:

  • VGA, 3G Camera + Dual SIM for RM1,899; Value for money!
  • Recording Button on the left
  • BIG capacity battery at 1530mAh!

Con:

  • Back cover comes off easily. Not too sure if it is limited to this particular unit.
  • Not the latest version of SPB Mobile Shell
  • A bit on the thick side. 
  • Memory a bit on the small side compared to other HTC devices of the same range

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News: HTC Touch Diamond 2 Official Price and Availability

April 30, 2009

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Mark your calender folks! The official price of HTC Touch Diamond 2 is RM2,599 and it is available at our store starting 7th May 2009. 

Exclusive Early Promo Deals!

ONLY From 7th May 2009 to 17th May 2009, every HTC Touch Diamond 2 comes with the following.

  • 1+1 Year Extended Warranty 
  • HTC Pouch
  • Mystery Gift worth (RM159)

Quick! Purchase yours today at our ONLINE STORE (All major credit cards and Paypal accepted.)

Specification:

  • Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
  • ROM: 512 MB & RAM: 288 MB
  • 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution
  • HSDPA, Quad-band
  • GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi
  • 5.0MP Camera with Auto Focus
  • Battery Capacity: 1100 mAh
  • Talk Time: 340 minutes
  • Standby Time: 360 hours
  • Special Feature: G-Sensor, FM Radio and Zoom Bar

Stay tuned to our follow-up in-depth review of the device.

If you have more enquiries, please contact anyone of us.

Plaza Low Yat (Grd Floor & UG Floor)

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  • Ji Hou @ 016-6379332

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  • Alan Sou @ 017-6450528

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  • Johnny @ 012-9862417
  • Nicolas @ 017-3362472

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Functions of Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

April 27, 2009

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When I ask someone who has not used a PDA before; Why are you not using a PDA?” or Will you use a PDA?”, some of the most common replies I get are…

A1: “My RM300 phone already has appointment and task built in. So I don’t need a powerful device to do it.”

A2: “I don’t have so many contacts/email to store.”

A3: “I don’t need to set appointments as I am not in sales/marketing line.”

A4: “Expensive!”

A5: “Don’t know how to use.”


Generally, when people think of PDA, they think of only appointments, task and contacts. PDA has evolve so much since the day I started using it. I do not blame them for thinking that way as PDA was mainly used for that purpose 5 to 6 years ago. Palm was so popular back then people generally refer PDA as Palm. How things have changed. I hope to bridge the knowledge gap with the simple slideshow I created below.

Buying a PDA is very much like buying a computer. It is all about what you install into it that makes it worth while.

Recent years, prices of PDA has also come down to a very reasonable range. Did you know that you can get a PDA phone with Bluetooth, WiFi, 2MP camera, GPS with Touch Screen for under RM1,000?

Hint: HTC P3300

Anyway, back to the functions of PDA… Did you know that

  • you can search through ANY words among your thousands of SMS?
  • you can sort your SMS like a chat window? Making it easier to reply and read your SMS instead of just Inbox/Outbox.
  • you can schedule a SMS to be sent tomorrow, next week, next month and even a year later? Never forget a birthday wish!
  • you can watch youtube movies clips anytime, anywhere?
  • you can do PUSH EMAIL on Windows Exchange Server? Arguably faster than Blackberry?
  • you can WIRELESSLY SYNCHRONIZE all your contacts using FREE Google Sync?
  • you can view all your friend’s current location with the latest Google Map/Latitude?
  • you can have all your Yahoo messanger, MSN, GTalk, AOL, Skype all launched in one application?
  • you can filter out unwanted calls/sms?
  • 90% of our customers are actually new users?

Leave your comments and share with me what do you use your PDA for besides the usual appointment and task?

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Review: HTC Touch Cruise T4242 aka HTC Iolite

March 12, 2009

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Price: RM2,199

Available Date: 5th March 2009

Fresh Gear Rating: 7/10

Specification:

  • Qualcomm® MSM7225™, 528 MHz
  • ROM: 512 MB    RAM: 256MB
  • 102 X 53.5 X 14.5 mm (4.02 X 2.11 X 0.57 inches) – 103 gram
  • HSDPA – QUAD band
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Bluetooth + WiFi
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with fixed focus
  • Battery 1100 mAh with Up to 400 minutes for GSM and 330 Hours Standby Time
HTC Touch Cruise - Box

HTC Touch Cruise - Box

Un-boxing the HTC Touch 3G

HTC Touch Cruise - Content

HTC Touch Cruise - Content

Like HTC P3300, HTC Touch Cruise comes with load of accessories like below!

  • Screen Protector
  • 2 piece earphones
  • Car-Holder
  • Car Charger
  • Extra Stylus
  • Nylon Pouch
  • Travel Charger (Adapter)
  • USB Cable
  • Manuals + Startup Guide
  • Papago Registration Number
  • 1GB memory card pre-loaded with Papago maps

First Impression

The HTC Touch Cruise looks quite small nimble compared to the previous HTC Touch Cruise. It did inherit the scroll wheel found the previous model, but that’s it. 

HTC Touch Cruise - Front

HTC Touch Cruise - Front

HTC Touch Cruise - Back

HTC Touch Cruise - Back

 

Following the design of Touch 3G, the volume/up down button is just a long sleek line.

HTC Touch Cruise - Side Profile

HTC Touch Cruise - Side Profile

A 3.2MP camera sits behind and the back cover is made from a very rubbery type material with gold dust like effect, unlike HTC Diamond. 

HTC Touch Cruise - 3.2 MP Camera

HTC Touch Cruise - 3.2 MP Camera

Top of the PDA is the ON/OFF button

HTC Touch Cruise - Top

HTC Touch Cruise - Top

Using the HTC Touch Cruise

Touch Cruise Home Screen

Touch Cruise Home Screen

Touch Cruise Weather Tab

Touch Cruise Weather Tab

Touch Cruise Setting Tab

Touch Cruise Setting Tab

HTC Touch Cruise isn’t running on Windows Mobile 6.5. So, there isn’t any much difference compared to say HTC Touch 3G in terms of OS. The Settings Tab however now include an additional “Location”. So what is so special about HTC Touch Cruise?

Footprint

Foot Print Tab

Foot Print Tab

Footprint by HTC

Footprint by HTC

What is “Footprint”? Simply put, Foot Print is a software develop by HTC whereby additional info can be stored on every photo taken using the HTC Touch Cruise. Information like telephone, audio clip, address, notes, coordinates and categories can be store in each of the picture so you know exactly when and where and why you took those pictures.

Step 1 - Take a picture

Step 1 - Take a picture

Step 2 - Set a Category

Step 2 - Set a Category

Step 3 - Add a Coordinate/Location

Step 3 - Add a Coordinate/Location

Step 4 - Enter additional info

Step 4 - Enter additional info

Done!

Done! Picture appears in Footprint

The next time you open up your footprint, you can just click on the image and navigate to the place on the image. Easy and straight forward.

Map Search

Map search function is also new in HTC Touch Cruise. It is actually powered by Google Maps where you can search for nearby restaurant, petrol station and others. It is as accurate as what all other users in the world contributes.

Searching for Japanese Food

Searching for Japanese Food

Found "Momo Japanese Restaurant"

Found "Momo Japanese Restaurant"

Momo Japanese Restaurant on Map

Momo Japanese Restaurant on Map

Papago X3 GPS Navigation System 

Papago! X3

Papago! X3

HTC  Touch Cruise comes pre-loaded with Papago GPS software. It also comes bundled with Maps of Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Maps of different countries

Maps of different countries

Very similar to my previous review on the Papago Z-820 GPS Navigation System, this map also comes with 3D building and landmarks.

Simulation Screen

Simulation Screen

More screen shots of the Papago X3 below. Click to enlarge.

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Car Kit Mode

Another feature found specifically on Touch Cruise is the Car Kit Mode. Basically when you fix this PDA to the supplied Car Holder kit, it will automatically changes into Navigational Model catering for GPS. 

Comparing with HTC Touch 3G

So, the closest PDA (in terms of specification) would be HTC Touch 3G. They both about the same size, weight about the same and have almost the same functionality.

Lets compare!

  HTC Touch Cruise (T4242) HTC Touch 3G (T3232)
Memory ROM: 512 MB    RAM: 256MB ROM: 256MB   RAM: 192MB
Processor Qualcomm® MSM7225TM, 528 MHz Qualcomm® MSM7225TM, 528 MHz
Battery Battery Capacity: 1100 mAh Battery Capacity: 1100 mAh
Size & Weight 102 mm X 53.6 mm X 14.5 mm (96g with battery) 102mm X 53.5mm X 14.5 mm (103g with battery)
Camera 3.2 MP (Fix Focus) 3.2 MP (Fix Focus)
Additional Accessories Car Charger + Car Holder + additional stylus + 1GB memory card

– nil –

Additional Software Papago X3 and Footprint

– nil –

Besides the obvious memory storage and button layout difference, everything between the HTC Touch 3G and HTC Touch Cruise is the same. Both have GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi and both don’t come with 3G camera. With HTC Touch 3G now selling at RM1,899, will the difference in RM300 worth all the additional accessories and software?

Other Screen Shots

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Conclusion

Pros:

  • Long battery life
  • Light weight
  • Comes bundled with all the necessary car holder, charger and additional stylus

Cons:

  • Lack of 3G Video Camera
  • Lack of Auto-focus function
  • Sensitivity of GPS signal weak compared with HTC Touch Pro

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