Nokia http://www.stuff.tv/my/nokia/news en-MY The Lumia 530 is Microsoft’s next low-end Windows Phone http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/lumia-530-microsoft-s-next-low-end-windows-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After Nokia’s Android-based X line was axed, another cheap WinPho appears </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 530" alt="Nokia Lumia 530" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-lumia530.jpg?1406164865" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Microsoft <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1442393%2523node-1442393">killed the Android-powered Nokia X</a> phone series last week, it vowed to fill the lower end of the market with cheap Windows Phones. The Lumia 530 looks like a solid first step in doing so.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And selfie fans: sorry to say, but there&rsquo;s no front-facing camera here&mdash;only the 5MP shooter on the back. All told, the specs are by and large in line with what we&rsquo;d expect for the price range. Both the 520 and 630 impressed for their price levels, and it&rsquo;s likely the 530 will do quite the same.</p> <p>Microsoft says to expect the Lumia 530 to start rolling out worldwide in August, and an array of colourful Shell and Flip Shell backings will naturally be available to accessorize it.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/07/23/lumia-530/">Nokia Conversations</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 Best Smartphones in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T663YbyHzDY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/lumia-530-microsoft-s-next-low-end-windows-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/lumia-530-microsoft-s-next-low-end-windows-phone/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:59:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443105 at http://www.stuff.tv Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/lumia-cyan-will-be-making-its-way-nokia-windows-phones-coming-weeks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So far, it’s &quot;under testing&quot; for Malaysia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks " alt="Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/image002.jpg?1405664286" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve got a Windows Phone 8, you might want to read on &ndash; Nokia&rsquo;s just released its Lumia Cyan update, which includes <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/windows-phone-81/review">Windows Phone 8.1</a> that you may have been eagerly waiting for.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What more? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In addition, it features several improvements to the Lumia devices, like the ability for you to install apps on to your microSD card and manage your accessories on the Nokia Device Hub. It also amps up the Lumia imaging experience with an enhanced camera, renewed camera roll, and a new &#39;Living Images&#39; feature amongst others.</p> <p>You will get an automatic notification when the update is available, but if you&rsquo;re a &quot;kan cheong spider&quot;, you can check the update status of any particular smartphone on the <a href="http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/" target="_blank">Nokia Website</a>.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Nokia expects the update to be available over-the-air for the full Windows Phone 8 Lumia range in the coming weeks. As for Malaysia, Lumia Cyan is stated as &quot;under testing&quot; (at the time of publication) for all the Lumia devices. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1442393%2523node-1442393">Microsoft kills Nokia Android and feature phones, Xbox Entertainment Studios amidst mass job cuts</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks " alt="Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8.1.jpeg?1405664286" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/lumia-cyan-will-be-making-its-way-nokia-windows-phones-coming-weeks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/lumia-cyan-will-be-making-its-way-nokia-windows-phones-coming-weeks/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:53:55 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1442452 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft kills Nokia Android and feature phones, Xbox Entertainment Studios amidst mass job cuts http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1442393%2523node-1442393 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> About 18,000 positions will be cleared as Microsoft streamlines its business </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia X2" alt="Nokia X2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-x2-range_0.jpg?1405648092" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following days of rumours, Microsoft confirmed the bad news today: the company will eliminate some 18,000 total jobs over the next year, or about 14% of its worldwide workforce.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1442393%2523node-1442393" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1442393%2523node-1442393#comments Android Microsoft Nokia Windows Phone Xbox Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1442423 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia Lumia 930 http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This may well be the best Windows Phone on the market – and it&#039;s finally available in Malaysia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon review" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-lumia-icon-review-1.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Nokia Lumia Icon is one of the company&rsquo;s most powerful and well-equipped Windows Phone 8 handsets yet, boasting a quad-core processor, huge full HD screen and 20MP camera.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM1,999.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Excellent camera </div> <div class="field-item even"> Big, crisp, vivid screen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Powerful processor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not a pretty phone </div> <div class="field-item even"> Some screen blur during motion </div> <div class="field-item odd"> App offering still comparatively weak </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Classy build but not that stylish </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Lumia Icon is a large phone and, at almost a centimetre in depth, isn&rsquo;t especially slim, but it doesn&rsquo;t feel particularly hefty in your hand or uncomfortable in your jeans pocket.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s well built, too, with a metal-rimmed body and Gorilla Glass 3 screen that curves slightly at the edges. True to Nokia&rsquo;s reputation, there&rsquo;s not a hint of creakiness to it. The only thing we&rsquo;re not too hot on is the white matte plastic back, which feels quite nice to touch but looks somewhat naff, especially with the large &ldquo;4G&rdquo; logo and Verizon branding.</p> <p>There are three hardware buttons on the right edge of the phone (volume, power and camera shutter, the latter of which can be half-pressed to focus), a nano SIM tray on the top edge next to a 3.5mm headphone jack, and three capacitive buttons underneath the screen (back, home and search).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon build quality" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon build quality" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-4.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon build quality" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon build quality" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-6.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A screening success </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Lumia Icon sports a 5in full HD LCD screen, which works out to 441 pixels per inch. It&rsquo;s exceptionally vivid and bright, with gloriously juicy colours and sharp detail, and we had no problems using it outdoors in bright sunlight. The image quality remains vivid even at wide viewing angles, too.</p> <p>While 1080p 5in screens have become almost the standard for higher-end smartphones these days, not all are born equal. The Icon&rsquo;s display is mostly excellent for whatever you&rsquo;re watching on it, from games to photos, videos, but there is some slightly off-putting smearing while scrolling quickly down web pages &ndash; the only bum note.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon screen" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-3.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As powerful as the best of 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s the beefy quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor on board, along with 2GB of RAM, and this makes the Lumia Icon a truly powerful phone. We benchmarked it with AnTuTu and it scored 25,302, putting it roughly in line with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a>.</p> <p>While the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z2-sirius/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z2</a> are speedier (we&rsquo;d expect upcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One replacement</a>&nbsp;to be, too), the Icon should certainly be considered a top-tier smartphone when it comes to processing grunt, and we never once noticed any performance-related sluggishness with apps, games or general UI shenanigans.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon power" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon power" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-9.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 930 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating system</strong>&nbsp;- Windows Phone 8.1</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong> - 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong> - 2GB</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong> - 5in LCD at 1920 x 1080 resolution (441 ppi)</p> <p><strong>Camera</strong> - 20MP PureView rear (1080p video @ 30fps), 1.2MP front camera</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong> - 32GB (plus 7GB free cloud storage)</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - 3G/4G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, USB 2.0</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong> - 2420mAh</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight</strong> - 137 x 71 x 9.8mm/167g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another cracking Nokia camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s a PureView camera, but it&rsquo;s not the excellent 41MP version used on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-1020/nokia-lumia-1020/review" target="_blank">Lumia 1020</a>. It boasts instead a (still very respectable) 20MP sensor that takes either 19MP 4:3 ratio images or 16MP 16:9 ratio images, and makes a 5MP copy of any photos you take for quicker sharing. The camera comes with a wide aperture of F2.4, a dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss optics, and all these things fit together to make it a superb snapper by mobile phone standards: images are clear and sharp, and you can get good, crisp results even in very low light conditions.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/13216379504/in/set-72157642484239063/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>The default Pro Cam app (which you can bring up straight away by holding down the hardware shutter button, even when the phone is in screen lock mode) offers a host of manual shooting options: focus, exposure, white balance, shutter speed and ISO can all be tweaked, should you wish. It also lets you crop and reframe photos after you&rsquo;ve taken them.</p> <p>Video can be captured at 1080p HD quality and either 30, 25 or 24fps, and looks excellent for a phone. We&rsquo;d have liked a slo-mo 120fps mode, too, but there is one bonus in the inclusion of four separate microphones and thus clearer audio quality than most smartphone videos. We found it picks up gusts of wind quite easily, which is a somewhat unfortunate side effect (at least if you like shooting on moors, rooftops and the like).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon camera" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-7.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Windows Phone is still an issue </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no nice way of saying this &ndash; but like all Windows handsets, the Icon suffers from a paucity of apps in comparison to iOS and Android. While a lot of the more popular big name apps are available (Spotify, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, <em>Angry Birds</em>), many are nowhere to be found and it&#39;s far from the first choice platform for developers with pioneering software. There are no signs of that changing anytime soon, either.</p> <p>
The tile-based Windows Phone UI itself is a joy to use, and despite its different approach to other smartphone interfaces it doesn&rsquo;t feel particularly unfamiliar or confusing - a clear sign of good design.</p> <p>Another plus side of Windows Phone is the inclusion of handy, well-made native apps such as Here, Here Drive+, Office and Local Scout. Here, in particular, makes for an excellent alternative to Google and Apple Maps. There&rsquo;s also a handy 7GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/cortana-will-be-windows-phone-s-answer-siri/news" target="_blank">Cortana will be Windows Phone&#39;s answer to Siri</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon and Windows Phone" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon and Windows Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-8.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 930 verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nokia Lumia Icon is probably the best Windows Phone around at the moment: it bests the Lumia 1020 in every major respect except looks and camera skills, boasts quad-core power and a fantastic screen. And it isn&rsquo;t even particularly pricey.</p> <p>Like any Windows Phone, it&rsquo;s slightly hampered by its app selection, but we&rsquo;d suggest it over any other Windows Phone handset.&nbsp;And at RM1999, this is Nokia&#39;s most affordable flagship device for this year. Actually, this IS the only flagship for the whole Windows Phone lineup.</p> <p>That being said, the spec is just a little bit &quot;best of 2013&quot;, we have little doubt the coming 2014 crop of new Windows smartphones from Nokia and elsewhere may surpass it on specs and design. And that means, in the end, that the lack of availability on this side of the pond may end up being only a fleeting loss.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">the 10 Best Phones in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon verdict" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon verdict" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-2.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Powerful, sturdy and equipped with a fine screen and camera, the Icon is the most appealing Windows Phone available right now</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 930 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This may well be the best Windows Phone on the market </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-1.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review#comments Lumia Icon Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:58:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433785 at http://www.stuff.tv Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/future-nokia-lumias-may-come-canon-lenses/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this what’s brewing behind Microsoft and Canon’s patent licensing deal? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses" alt="Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/noki.jpeg?1404726635" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The evidence is clear &ndash; with newer smartphones sporting megapixel pumped cameras, the market for compact cameras might be deteriorating slowly.</p> <p>This would spell bad news for camera vendors, who may have to come up with alternate ways to survive. Perhaps, Canon&rsquo;s got some foresight into this changing trend, as it&rsquo;s recently inked a patent licensing deal with Microsoft.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Who’s using who? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All we know for the moment, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_and_canon_strike_patent_crosslicensing_deal-news-8932.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>, is that the partnership will affect &quot;a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products&quot;.</p> <p>But there&rsquo;s also a flipside to it &ndash; Canon could be making Windows-powered compact cameras. That would obviously make it a viable option as compared to any other normal digital camera. Think along the lines of the smart connected <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-galaxy-camera-2/review">Samsung Galaxy camera</a> but with it running Windows Phone instead of Android.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re putting our bets on the former. With <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/you-might-sport-kinect-motion-gestures-next-windows-phone/news">rumours circulating of a new Lumia</a> with a huge camera (codenamed McLaren), this vision could in fact, become reality. Microsoft could be placing Nokia&#39;s PureView camera on the backs of these units, which are also expected to feature gesture controls.</p> <p>There isn&rsquo;t much more we can currently make from the deal, but don&rsquo;t be surprised if it plays out this way. Either way, Microsoft and Canon will not be stuck in the backseat. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_and_canon_strike_patent_crosslicensing_deal-news-8932.php">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://www.slashgear.com/your-next-pureview-windows-phone-might-pack-canon-tech-02336196/">Slash Gear</a>, image: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_and_canon_strike_patent_crosslicensing_deal-news-8932.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="366" title="Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses" alt="Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gsm.jpg?1404726635" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/future-nokia-lumias-may-come-canon-lenses/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/future-nokia-lumias-may-come-canon-lenses/news#comments Canon Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:32:43 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1441261 at http://www.stuff.tv Mysterious Windows 8.1 phone could be the Microsoft Lumia 830 http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/mysterious-windows-81-phone-could-be-microsoft-lumia-830/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do these leaked shots show off the Nokia Lumia 820’s replacement? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Do these leaked shots show off the Nokia Lumia 820’s replacement?" alt="Do these leaked shots show off the Nokia Lumia 820’s replacement?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mystery-lumia.jpg?1404438985" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some spy snaps of a new Nokia/Microsoft smartphone have just popped up on Weibo, China&rsquo;s answer to Twitter &ndash; but the identity of the handset on display remains something of a mystery.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No 41MP camera? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whatever the phone ends up being called, the pictures don&rsquo;t reveal a great deal about it beyond its exterior. The camera housing is large and flat, suggesting that it&rsquo;ll have a more conventional camera than the bulging 41MP PureView snapper used by the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-1020/nokia-lumia-1020/review">Lumia 1020</a>. The Lumia 930&rsquo;s camera used a smaller 20MP PureView sensor, and we wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised if that makes a return here (that is, after all, a lot more megapixels than most rival phones offer).</p> <p>There is, of course, the very real possibility that this phone is a fake, or a prototype destined never to land on a shop shelf, so don&rsquo;t start making bets on its name just yet.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/3/5867113/nokia-lumia-830-rumor-photos">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lumia-820/nokia-unveils-lumia-820/news">Nokia unveils Lumia 820</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/mysterious-windows-81-phone-could-be-microsoft-lumia-830/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/mysterious-windows-81-phone-could-be-microsoft-lumia-830/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:33:56 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440941 at http://www.stuff.tv Budget battle: the best smartphones you can buy for under RM600 in Malaysia http://www.stuff.tv/my/asus/battle-budget-best-smartphones-you-can-buy-under-s250-singapore/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Who says you can’t get more for less? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="643" height="482" title="Budget battle: the best smartphones you can buy for under RM600 in Malaysia" alt="Budget battle: the best smartphones you can buy for under RM600 in Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Budget%20smartphones%20main.jpg?1404780196" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mention budget and you&#39;d get a skeptical response. How can anything that costs so little be any good? That was then, but this is now and everything has changed.</p> <p>Easily the hottest things in the smartphone world right now, these affordable specced-out mobiles are giving the flagships a serious run for their money with their not-so-budget features. Want to see how they compare? Read on and be enlightened.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 630 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;ve always enjoyed the tiled Windows Phone experience, you can now get it on the cheap(er) without compromising on the hardware. The Lumia 630 is capable of handling most tasks and packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor that puts it in the same multitasking mode as the higher-ended phones, although you can expect a little lag, but not so much that it drags you back into the stone age of smartphones.</p> <p>The camera is all of 5MP which should do more than fine for your selfies. Wrapped in a 4.5-in IPS LCD display, the affordable polycarbonate-d Lumia resembles its more sophisticated family members, and also offers up the flexibility of style changes in the form of vibrantly coloured shells for those who get bored easily. Don&#39;t worry about its 8GB storage offering if you&#39;re a movie hoarder, memory is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.</p> <p><strong>Least budget-like feature:&nbsp;</strong>That enormous expandable memory that&#39;s similar to what the flagships offer. If you should utilise all of its potential, you could turn it into a mobile mediahouse. Very useful for those who have to endure long commutes.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sets you back:</strong> RM549</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Budget battle: the best smartphones you can buy for under RM600 in Malaysia" alt="Budget battle: the best smartphones you can buy for under RM600 in Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia%20630.jpg?1404780194" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ASUS ZenFone 5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The ZenFone 5 is no slouch either. Clocking in at 1.6GHz with its dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor, a motor that size will do just fine powering you through your daily social-stalking over multiple accounts.&nbsp;</p> <p>It helps that the ZenFone 5 is a thing of beauty, measuring only 5.5mm at its thinnest, and fronted in a 5in 1280 x 720 HD IPS+ display that&#39;s also accessible when your hands are gloved thanks to Asus&rsquo; ingenious GloveTouch tech. Not that we&#39;d get to utilise much of it in Singapore but it&#39;s the thought that counts.</p> <p>The rear camera is an 8MP affair that packs PixelMaster tech and a handy Low Light mode that will handle less light more easily, something not even flagships can claim to be experts at. Memory is boostable up to an additional 64GB on top of its domestic 8GB supply.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Least budget-like feature:&nbsp;</strong>That incredibly portable form factor. Its svelte 5.5mm side view puts flagships like the chunkier HTC One (M8)&rsquo;s 9.35mm and Samsung Galaxy S5&rsquo;s 8.1mm builds to shame. Also, nothing about Asus&#39; attention to detail on the metallic accents spells budget at all. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sets you back: </strong>RM599</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Asus Zenfone 5" alt="Budget battle: the best smartphones you can buy for under RM600 in Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asuszenfone5.png?1404780196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi Redmi 1S </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Chinese phone maker that made &ldquo;budget&rdquo; a desirable word in the world of smartphones set the bar high.</p> <p>A 1.6GHz quad-core processor powers the 4.7-inch phone encased in 1280 x 720 of IPS display for clearer viewing angles. That works out to 312 ppi of sharpness which bests even some of the Nokia Lumias like the 720 and the 900 and comes pretty close to the iPhone 5S&rsquo; 326 ppi.</p> <p>Packing dual-SIM capabilities, it removes the hassle of toting around two phones and comes with the option to add another 32GB of storage via SD card to its in-phone 8GB. For those who like getting snappy on the road, the Redmi comes with a wide-eyed 8MP camera. And who can forget the MIUI - Xiaomi&#39;s interface that receives updates and fixes way more frequently than any other Android manufacturer.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Least budget-like feature:</strong>&nbsp;That sharp, sharp resolution that&rsquo;s flagship-worthy but at a fraction of what it usually costs.</p> <p><strong>Sets you back: </strong>RM419</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/8-chinese-smartphones-that-will-revolutionise-the-mobile-war/feature">The Red Army: Xiaomi&#39;s Redmi and 7 other revolutionary Chinese smartphones&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi Redmi 1S" alt="Budget battle: the best smartphones you can buy for under RM600 in Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/redmi_2.jpg?1404780196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC Desire 310 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 1.3GHz power pack of the Desire 310 is the little engine that could. Quad-cored to keep your multitasking seamless, the Desire 310 is a value buy for those who would like a taste of the HTC experience without jumping into the S$1000 deep end.</p> <p>If you fancy yourself as the festive season footage-provider, the Desire 310 records quality 1080p HD video and has a Video Highlights feature that pulls together the best moments in still and moving footage with the music you desire. It&rsquo;s such a no-brainer that even the least tech-savvy person in your family can have a go at it and stitch together cinematic home videos since the phone is doing most of the legwork - or fingerwork - for you.</p> <p><strong>Least budget-like feature:</strong>&nbsp;The fact that HTC didn&rsquo;t skimp on bestowing upon it the same features that the higher-end HTC phones are equipped with like BlinkFeed, so you get a similar software experience to the One (M8).</p> <p><strong>Sets you back: </strong>RM499</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC Desire 310" alt="Budget battle: the best smartphones you can buy for under RM600 in Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htcdesire310.png?1404780196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi Redmi Note </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The dual SIM phablet comes from a long line of affordability so it&#39;s inevitable that we have high (end) hopes for it. With storage that&rsquo;s expandable up to 32GB via microSD, you get a lot more flexibility than with the default 8GB you&rsquo;re doled out.</p> <p>But when it comes to power, the 5.5in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-redmi-note-hands/review">Redmi Note</a>&nbsp;is ready to leave the others in the dust. Boosted with an octo-core 1.7GHz processor, the Redmi Note handles as much multi-tasking as you can possibly hurl at it without missing a beat. It also challenges the flagship phones with its similarly specced eye - an impressive 13MP rear facing camera and a 5MP front facing one if it&#39;s megapixels you&#39;re after. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Least budget-like feature:</strong>&nbsp;That octo-core processor if you have superhuman multitasking tendencies. Most budget and even flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 are quad-cored at best. Lag? What&#39;s that?</p> <p><strong>Sets you back:</strong> RM509</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-redmi-note-hands/review">Xiaomi Redmi Note review&nbsp;</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/8-chinese-smartphones-that-will-revolutionise-the-mobile-war/feature">The Red Army: Xiaomi&#39;s Redmi and 7 other revolutionary Chinese smartphones&nbsp;</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Xiaomi Redmi Note" alt="Budget battle: the best smartphones you can buy for under RM600 in Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Xiaomi%20Redmi%20Note%20Main_0_0.jpg?1404780196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Budget smartphone battle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheap smartphones are aplenty </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Budget%20smartphones%20main_0.jpg?1404780194" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/asus/battle-budget-best-smartphones-you-can-buy-under-s250-singapore/feature#comments Android Asus HTC Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Xiaomi Wed, 02 Jul 2014 03:37:06 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1440740 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia Lumia 930: the mighty Icon has arrived in Malaysia http://www.stuff.tv/my/nokia/nokia-lumia-930-mighty-lumia-icon-coming-uk/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 30/06: The most talented Lumia yet is available from July for RM1999 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="An Icon by any other name..." alt="Nokia Lumia 930: the mighty Lumia Icon is coming to the UK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Lumia930Range-in-line.jpg?1404966781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We really like the Nokia Lumia Icon smartphone. In fact, our main complaint with the best Windows Phone yet was that we couldn&#39;t get our hands on it, as it&#39;s a US-only device.</p> <p class="p1">But very soon, it&#39;ll be available over here too. Launched at Microsoft&#39;s BUILD conference in San Francisco, the Nokia Lumia 930 is an Icon by another name, and it looks every bit as good as the original.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Windows Phone 8.1 on Android-rivalling hardware </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Lumia 930 will be one of the first handsets available that runs Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana voice control, customisable Live Tile wallpaper and all.</p> <p>And it should run speedily. Inside the handset is a 2.2GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which is only slightly outclassed by the Snapdragon 801s and 805s you&#39;ll find inside the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8)</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>. It&#39;s backed up by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of (sadly non-expandable) storage.</p> <p>The 930&#39;s screen is a 5-inch, 1080p LCD with a resolution of 441ppi - only the 2K screen-equipped&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/oppo-find-7/review" target="_blank">Oppo Find 7&nbsp;</a>tops it for now. It&#39;s covered with Gorilla Glass 3 and reportedly works even if you have gloves on. Inside is a 2420mAh battery, which is compatible with the Qi wireless charging standard.</p> <p>As with many Lumias, a point of difference for the 930 is its 20MP PureView camera. It&#39;s equipped with Zeiss optics and optical image stabilisation (rather than the inferior electronic kind) to alleviate hand shake. Unlike most Lumias, the 930 has a solid aluminium frame sandwiched by two colourful slabs of polycarbonate. We weren&#39;t completely taken with this styling when we tested the Icon - it&#39;s a chunky beast - but it certainly feels built to last.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/windows-phone-81/review" target="_blank">Windows Phone 8.1 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Phew. It comes in white" alt="Nokia Lumia 930: the mighty Lumia Icon is coming to the UK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lumia930-MixRadio-in-line.jpg?1404966781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="And it comes in not white" alt="Nokia Lumia 930: the mighty Lumia Icon is coming to the UK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lumia930-colours-in-line.jpg?1404966781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An Icon by any other name... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Eagle-eyed readers will see that, yep, the Lumia 930 is basically a Lumia Icon. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review" target="_blank">We have a review of that device over here</a>. The only real difference is the lack of Verizon branding.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review" target="_blank">Nokia Lumia Icon review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/x7eMY45Fw0M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 930 lands in Malaysia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After three months of waiting, Nokia&#39;s latest flagship is now available in Malaysia, retailing at RM1999 from July.</p> <p>From 30 June until 6 July, you can pre-order units from the Nokia roadshow happening at Plaza Low Yat, where every pre-order will be given the Nokia Treasure Tag &ndash; an NFC-equipped two-way communication tag for Lumia phones; a 4400mAh battery pack and a flip cover.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 930 revealed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The mighty Icon is coming to the UK </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/nokia/nokia-lumia-930-mighty-lumia-icon-coming-uk/news#comments Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone 8 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:03:50 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434771 at http://www.stuff.tv With the Nokia X2, Microsoft just launched its first Android phone http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/nokia-x2-microsoft-just-launched-its-first-android-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What, no Windows? Nokia’s second-gen Android model looks like cracking value for money </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="With the Nokia X2, Microsoft just launched its first Android phone" alt="With the Nokia X2, Microsoft just launched its first Android phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-x2-range.jpg?1403661204" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nokia has pulled the wrappers off the second generation model in its X series of Android phones &ndash; and unsurprisingly it&rsquo;s called the Nokia X2. And yep, with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/breaking-microsoft-purchase-nokias-device-arm/news">Nokia now owned by Microsoft</a>, it&#39;s actually an Android phone from the people who are trying to establish Windows Phone as an alternative to, er, Android and iOS. Hmm.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android x Windows Phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The UI remains a slightly unnerving mash-up of Windows Phone and Android, and comes with a number of Nokia and Microsoft-made apps like HERE Maps, MixRadio, Skype, OneNote and OneDrive (the latter of which includes 15GB of cloud storage) &ndash; but under the skin it&rsquo;s Android, and compatible with most Android apps.</p> <p>On the spec front, there&rsquo;s a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera with LED flash, front-facing camera and, interestingly, dual SIM slots. There&rsquo;s only 4GB of built-in storage, but you can expand that by a further 32GB thanks to the MicroSD slot. The screen has a resolution of 800 x 480.</p> <p>While that isn&rsquo;t going to blow anyone away on paper, for the asking price of &euro;99 (RM437) it&rsquo;s hard to argue that it doesn&rsquo;t sound like a corker of a deal. The Nokia X2 is out right now in five glossy finishes.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/06/24/nokia-x2-next-generation-x/">Nokia Conversations</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia X2" alt="Nokia X2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-x2-front.jpg?1403661204" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft&#039;s first Android phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What, no Windows? The Nokia X2 looks like cracking value for money </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/nokia-x2-microsoft-just-launched-its-first-android-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/nokia-x2-microsoft-just-launched-its-first-android-phone/news#comments Android Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:48:01 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440038 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: See 30 minutes of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, plus Blackberry’s phablet and Nokia’s slick Android launcher http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-see-30-minutes-metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain-plus-blackberry-s-phablet-and-n <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finish the week strong by starting the day with our tech roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" alt="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mgs5-phantom.jpg?1403492413" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here’s a half-hour of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Konami took an odd tact with its E3 showing this year, essentially closing off its show floor space into a private theater for one of the only games that could warrant such a move: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. And for those who weren&rsquo;t lucky enough to attend last week, you can now watch the nearly 30-minute gameplay demo above, thanks to a livestream event held yesterday.</p> <p>The Phantom Pain offers up a huge open world experience, with the environment slated to be 200x larger than that of this past spring&rsquo;s compact prequel, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. It&rsquo;s a pretty amazing demo, and one that helps show how Konami is getting around the issues that an open setting provide to a stealth experience.</p> <p>Otherwise, in typical series fashion, there&rsquo;s plenty of action, melodrama, and humor found within the half-hour guided demo&mdash;which is running on a PlayStation 4 and happens to look pretty amazing. No current release date has been announced, but The Phantom Pain is also in the works for Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tto6n_AHdBM">IGN</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/electronic-arts/e3-2014-biggest-video-game-news-so-far/feature">E3 2014 &mdash; all of the biggest news</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry is releasing a square-screened phablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bet you didn&rsquo;t see this one coming. In addition to the upcoming Classic model (the Q20), which hearkens back to when the company had popular devices, BlackBerry is planning to release a huge-looking, square-screened phone called the Passport.</p> <p>It features a 4.5in screen running at 1440x1440, and while a 4.5in display at 16:9 is commonplace, the square dimension here makes for a very wide handset. And there&rsquo;s a physical keyboard scrunched in tightly below the display, giving it an oddly-proportioned look to boot.</p> <p>Just check out CEO John Chen holding that thing (<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_friend/status/479653747350851584">via David Friend</a>)! It&rsquo;s expected out in September, so we&rsquo;ll hopefully hear more about what makes this pocket-unfriendly option a worthwhile entry into the market before then.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/19/5825078/the-passport-is-blackberrys-strangest-phone-ever">The Verge</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/dj_friend/status/479653747350851584">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/blackberry/mwc-2014/blackberry-goes-back-its-roots-q20-smartphone/news">BlackBerry goes back to its roots with the Q20 smartphone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="BlackBerry Passport" alt="BlackBerry Passport" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-passport.jpeg?1403492413" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia releases the slick Z Launcher for Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98567567?color=ffffff" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="534"></iframe></p> <p>Microsoft acquired Nokia&rsquo;s existing mobile efforts earlier this year, but there&rsquo;s still some phone-focused talent left at the Finnish company&mdash;and if yesterday&rsquo;s release of an Android launcher is any indication, they seem interested in trying their hand at something new.</p> <p>The Z Launcher&mdash;available now in a limited pre-beta release&mdash;is a predictive option that learns from the apps you use and people you interact with, using that info to better present you with the choices you want at the right times of day. And if you need to pull up something that&rsquo;s not shown, you can simply draw the first letter of the word or name and a list will appear.</p> <p>In its pre-beta state, the Z Launcher has only been tested on a handful of phones, such as the Galaxy S3/4/5, as well as the Nexus 5 running Android 4.1+, and tablet use isn&rsquo;t recommended as of now. So perhaps it&rsquo;s not quite ready for primetime, but even so, it already looks like a really helpful and attractive choice. Interesting move, Nokia.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.zlauncher.com">Z Launcher</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nokia/11-classic-nokia-phones-changed-world-and-8-crazy-ones-didnt/feature">11 Nokia phones that changed the world (and 9 crazy ones that entertained us along the way)</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-see-30-minutes-metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain-plus-blackberry-s-phablet-and-n#comments Android BlackBerry Console games Gaming Nokia Smartphones Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439855 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft’s wireless charging trousers: the most stylish way to top up your phone’s battery yet? http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-s-wireless-charging-trousers-most-stylish-way-top-your-phone-s-battery-yet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British designer A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" alt="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-microsoft-wireless-charging-trousers-3.jpg?1403336379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft and Nokia&rsquo;s latest piece of wireless charging gear is just a little bit different from what&rsquo;s already out there &ndash; for starters, it&rsquo;s something you can wear.</p> <p>Microsoft has collaborated with British fashion designer A. Sauvage, and consequently his 2014 &ldquo;Modern Man&rdquo; collection features a pair of chino with built-in (or sewn-in) wireless charging capabilities. Slip your phone in a special front pocket and it&rsquo;ll start charging.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sauvage has essentially torn open Nokia&rsquo;s DC-50 wireless charging plate and stitched its inductive plate technology inside the strides. The power comes from a 2400mAh battery, which can be charged via USB (or via another DC-50) at home before you head out for the day.</p> <p>Unlike many such tech and fashion collaborations, these trousers will actually go on sale at some point in the not-too-distant future. Sauvage claims they&rsquo;ll be available for &ldquo;over $340&rdquo; (that&rsquo;s RM1096) within the next three months.</p> <p>If you do end up buying a pair, just make sure you don&rsquo;t toss them in the washing machine with your socks and jocks &ndash; the wireless charging tech won&rsquo;t take kindly to a soapy soaking.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/cota-ossia-makes-wireless-charging-easy-wi-fi/news">Cota by Ossia makes wireless charging as easy as Wi-Fi</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" alt="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-microsoft-wireless-charging-trousers-2.jpg?1403336379" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" alt="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-microsoft-wireless-charging-trousers.jpg?1403336379" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-s-wireless-charging-trousers-most-stylish-way-top-your-phone-s-battery-yet/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-s-wireless-charging-trousers-most-stylish-way-top-your-phone-s-battery-yet/news#comments Fashion Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Wearable tech Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:45:42 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439717 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo Find 7 availability and all the other news you might have missed http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/oppo-find-7-availability-and-all-other-news-you-might-have-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’ve filtered out the biggest news of the week for you to read </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oppo Find 7 availability and all the other news you might have missed" alt="Oppo Find 7 availability and all the other news you might have missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gallery-1_2.jpeg?1403063429" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might have been too caught up with all the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/e3-2014">excitement from E3</a> to fully grasp what else have been happening in the world of tech. Fret not &ndash; <em>Stuff&rsquo;s</em> got you covered. Here are the top five stories that you might have and shouldn&#39;t miss this from the past week.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Oppo Find 7 is coming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After months of speculation and waiting, the oppo Find 7 is finally (well, almost) available in South East Asia, priced at RM1998. Its biggest selling point is its high-resolution 2K, 5.5in screen and ultra HD multi-shot feature that enables you to take 10 photos and combine them into a massive 50MP image. Now, we just have to wait till its July release.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-find-7-available-july-priced-s719/news">O</a></strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-find-7-available-july-priced-s719/news"><strong>ppo Find 7 available from July, priced at&nbsp;RM1998</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The oppo Find 7 is coming" alt="The oppo Find 7 is coming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery_8.jpeg?1403063429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ZTE stamps its entry into South East Asia with its smartphone range </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another Chinese handset vendor has decided to make its mark on South East Asian soil &ndash; ZTE has unveiled its flagship Nubia Z5S Mini and claims it will be available a little after the local launch of the Blade L2 and KIS 3. If you&rsquo;ve been wanting a cheaper handset you can expect one of these to hit our shores by the end of this year.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/zte/zte-unveils-flagship-nubia-z5s-mini-south-east-asia/news">ZTE unveils flagship Nubia Z5S Mini in South East Asia</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="ZTE stamps its entry into South East Asia with its smartphone range " alt="ZTE stamps its entry into South East Asia with its smartphone range " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-2_5.jpeg?1403063429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More rumours of the LG G smartwatch surface </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s no secret that LG&rsquo;s got its purported G smartwatch in the making. But now, new specs have been leaked, indicating that it might be arriving with up to 36 hours of battery life, storage of up to 4GB, and a battery charge time of about two hours. Sounds impressive to you? You&rsquo;ll just have to wait till Google&rsquo;s annual I/O conference, where it might make its debut.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/purported-lg-g-smartwatch-come-long-battery-life-and-massive-storage/news">Purported LG G smartwatch to come with long battery life and massive storage&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="More rumours of the LG G smartwatch surface" alt="More rumours of the LG G smartwatch surface" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-3_5.jpeg?1403063429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Google launching a health service called Google Fit? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s no surprise if Google wants to stand alongside Samsung and Apple in the health service space, especially since there&rsquo;s money in assembling and analysing data from various fitness trackers and apps. To carry that out though, it&rsquo;ll need strategic partners, and this is what we&rsquo;ll be looking out for at the Google I/O conference.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/google-takes-apples-healthkit-its-own-google-fit/news">Rumour: Google takes on Apple&rsquo;s HealthKit with its own Google Fit</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Is Google launching a health service called Google Fit?" alt="Is Google launching a health service called Google Fit?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-4_4.jpeg?1403063429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This might just be Microsoft’s biggest move yet… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kinect-like motion gestures on Nokia&rsquo;s next Lumia smartphone might seem like something out of the movie <em>Minority Report</em>, that is, if the rumours circulating around are true. This hardware, that may be nicknamed McLaren, might allow you to answer your phone by bringing it to your ear or cover it to mute, amongst others. Say bye-bye to those buttons.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/you-might-sport-kinect-motion-gestures-next-windows-phone/news">Kinect-like motion gestures might appear on the next Windows Phone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="This might just be Microsoft’s biggest move yet… " alt="This might just be Microsoft’s biggest move yet… " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-5_2.jpeg?1403063429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/oppo-find-7-availability-and-all-other-news-you-might-have-missed/news#comments Google LG Microsoft Nokia Oppo Round-up Wednesday ZTE Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:33:33 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439440 at http://www.stuff.tv Kinect-like motion gestures might appear on the next Windows Phone http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/you-might-sport-kinect-motion-gestures-next-windows-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumours claim Microsoft’s planning its next big move for the upcoming Lumia smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Kinect-like motion gestures might appear on the next Windows Phone " alt="Kinect-like motion gestures might appear on the next Windows Phone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokiaa.jpg?1402451867" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nokia&rsquo;s recently released its decently rated <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-1520/nokia-lumia-1520/review">Lumia 1520</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nokia/nokia-lumia-930-mighty-lumia-icon-coming-uk/news">Lumia 930</a>, but it&rsquo;s not getting complacent with its ranking or giving up in the smartphone game, especially with vendors spewing out mobile devices like there&rsquo;s no tomorrow.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What else do the leaks claim? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The leaks also indicate that the hardware will be nicknamed McLaren, obviously not to be confused with the car, and concepts floating around suggest you&rsquo;ll be able to bring the phone to ear to answer it or cover to mute it instead. &nbsp;</p> <p>One of the more complex gestures might require you to make a tapping action (without touching the glass) to see features hidden inside the Live Tile feature &ndash; such as the Facebook messenger app.</p> <p>According to WPCentral, McLaren will launch sometime in November, in conjunction with a few third-party apps that use 3D Touch. If the rumours are accurate, it won&rsquo;t be long before these Lumias get rolled out worldwide.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nokia/stuff-s-farewell-note-nokia/feature">Stuff&#39;s farewell note to Nokia</a></p> <p>[Source:<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/10/mclaren-windows-phone/" target="_blank">Engadget</a> image:<a href="http://www.wpcentral.com/microsofts-next-flagship-windows-phone-november-3d-touch" target="_blank"> WPCentral</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Kinect-like motion gestures might appear on the next Windows Phone " alt="Kinect-like motion gestures might appear on the next Windows Phone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WindowsPhone_0.jpeg?1402451867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/you-might-sport-kinect-motion-gestures-next-windows-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/you-might-sport-kinect-motion-gestures-next-windows-phone/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:00:03 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438879 at http://www.stuff.tv Xiaomi unveils its Mi Pad, and other news you might have missed http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/xiaomi-unveils-its-mi-pad-and-other-news-you-might-have-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take a break, grab a coffee and fill in on what’s been rocking the tech space </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi unveils its Mi Pad, and other news you might have missed" alt="Xiaomi unveils its Mi Pad, and other news you might have missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1n_0.jpg?1400717203" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s been a crazy week of news in tech. Not only have there been vendors revealing their latest gadgets, there&rsquo;s also been product information leaks and speculation of larger tech companies acquiring smaller ones. We understand that with so much feed, it&rsquo;s hard to keep up with all that&rsquo;s happening.</p> <p>So, we took the honour to summarise for you the top stories for the week; you can thank us later.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We expected the Xiaomi Mi3S, but got the Mi Pad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Xiaomi surprised us with its product launch at the recent CNCC event in Beijing, by presenting its first Android-based tablet, the Mi Pad (that looks and sounds like the iPad) along with its Mi TV 2. It&rsquo;s put to rest the speculation of a Xiaomi Mi3S release, at least for the time being, but hey, it must be doing something right for no one is complaining.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/tv/xiaomi-unveils-tablet-mi-pad/news">Xiaomi unveils a tablet, and it&rsquo;s called, wait for it, the Mi Pad</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="We expected the Xiaomi Mi3S, but got the Mi Pad" alt="We expected the Xiaomi Mi3S, but got the Mi Pad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xiaomi-mipad%2CB-K-435872-22.jpg?1400717203" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yahoo buys over Blink </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yahoo snapped up Snapchat&rsquo;s biggest competitor, Blink, in what was one of the most unexpected app purchases of the week. But instead of either rebranding it or letting it continue on its own, Yahoo&rsquo;s choosing to shut the app down and have its staff work on &ldquo;smart communication products&rdquo;. Hmm, we wonder what Yahoo&rsquo;s got up its sleeve for it. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/yahoo-buys-shuts-down-blink-chat-app/news">Yahoo buys and shuts down Blink chat app&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Yahoo buys over Blink" alt="Yahoo buys over Blink" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blinkblink_2_0.jpg?1400717203" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is the Nokia 630 in Asia? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>American and European rollouts to follow suit. If its retro looks or competitive price point doesn&rsquo;t sway you, some of its features &ndash; such as its usability using gloves or quad-core Snapdragon processor &ndash; might entice you.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/nokia-rolls-out-lumia-630-asia/news">Nokia rolls out Lumia 630 in Asia</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Is the Nokia 630 in Asia? " alt="Is the Nokia 630 in Asia? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Noki_0.jpg?1400717203" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Sony Cyber-Shot RX III camera is feature packed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Third time could be a charm for Sony, with the launch of its Sony Cyber-Shot RX III camera. If you&rsquo;re not a big fan of lugging around a clunky DSLR camera, this unit might be the one for you considering its size and imaging quality. Oh, and did we forget to mention its 3.0-type Xtra Fine LCD flips up 180 degrees for selfies? Score!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-cyber-shot-rx100-iii-packs-professional-quality-compact-body/news">Be excited, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 III is real</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Sony Cyber-Shot RX III camera is feature packed" alt="The Sony Cyber-Shot RX III camera is feature packed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mSJ.jpg?1400717203" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oppo Find 7 vs HTC One (M8) showdown </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Though the HTC One (M8) is comfortable on Stuff&rsquo;s top 10 smartphone list, there&#39;s no reason for it to slack &ndash; it should actually sweat with all the smartphone competition around it, of which the Oppo Find 7 is one. Even though there are both pros and cons to each phone, the result might surprise you.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/oppo-find-7-vs-htc-one-m8-weigh/feature">Oppo Find 7 vs HTC One (M8): the weigh in&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title=" Oppo Find 7 vs HTC One (M8) showdown" alt=" Oppo Find 7 vs HTC One (M8) showdown" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/m8-vs-find7_1.jpg?1400717203" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/xiaomi-unveils-its-mi-pad-and-other-news-you-might-have-missed/news#comments HTC Nokia Oppo Round-up Wednesday Sony Xiaomi Wed, 21 May 2014 09:14:25 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1437594 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia rolls out Lumia 630 in Asia http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/nokia-rolls-out-lumia-630-asia/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But will it be in Malaysia soon? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="428" title="Nokia rolls out Lumia 630 in Asia " alt="Nokia rolls out Lumia 630 in Asia " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/maxresdefault.jpg?1400221292" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Word on the street&#39;s that Nokia will be launching its Lumia 630 in Asia this week, but the company has yet to confirm this for Malaysia.</p> <p>The Nokia Lumia 630 is the first <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/windows-phone-81-hands-review/feature">Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone</a>, which Microsoft announced early last month, following its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/nokia-and-microsoft-deal-complete-meet-microsoft-mobile/news">acquisition of the handset maker</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The first Windows Phone 8.1 mobile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>North American and European rollouts are likely to follow off the back of the Asian launches as early as next week, with an expected US$163 (RM526) price tag for the single-SIM version.&nbsp;For the dual-SIM version, you might be shelling out about US$176 (RM568). </p> <p>It also features a 4.5in screen that can be operated using gloves, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 8GB of internal storage, annd a 5MP back-facing camera. But, there&rsquo;s no front-facing camera included. How are we going to take our selfies?</p> <p>For this price range, the model sits competitively alongside the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/xiaomi/xiaomi-drops-mi3-price-to-339-in-singapore/news">S$339 Xiaomi Mi3</a>&nbsp;(RM875), or even the &pound;135 (RM733) LTE version of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-g/4g-motorola-moto-g-here-best-budget-phone-planet-just-got-better/news">Motorola Moto G</a>&ndash; looks like the smartphone vendors are beginning to offer cheaper alternatives. </p> <p>Stuff&rsquo;s contacted Nokia Singapore for local information, and will update the story shortly.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248378/First_Windows_Phone_8.1_phone_due_out_this_week_in_Asia?taxonomyId=15" target="_blank">Computerworld</a>]&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/promoted-10-apptastic-windows-phone-apps-for-your-nokia-lumia/feature">10 apptastic Windows Phone apps for your Nokia Lumia&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nokia rolls out Lumia 630 in Asia " alt="Nokia rolls out Lumia 630 in Asia " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Noki.jpg?1400221292" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/nokia-rolls-out-lumia-630-asia/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/nokia-rolls-out-lumia-630-asia/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Fri, 16 May 2014 03:39:47 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1437312 at http://www.stuff.tv