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Since 'the geek shall inherit the earth', this geek is just waiting for his day to rule the world. In the meantime, he is a young Padawan for CNET Asia whilst toying with a myriad of fun stuff disguised as work and pretending to advise companies on tech business and new media strategies. His playmates range from startups, (un)Fortune 500s, to government organisations.
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. iPhone 4 32GB
. Kindle Graphite
. Canon Legria HFM32
. Samsung Galaxy Tab
. Algo Tablet
. LG Optimus 7
. Nokia N8
. Sony VAIO VGN-P23G
. Blackberry Bold 9780
. Lenovo Thinkpad W700ds a.k.a. "Chewie"
. Canon PowerShot G11
. Lenovo S10-2
. Jawbone 3rd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. Ultimate Ears Pro

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. Lenovo Ideapad U260
. Blackberry Bold 9700
. Nokia N900
. iPhone 3GS 16GB
. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro
. HTC Snap
. Plantronics Discovery 975 headset
. Acer beTouch E100
. Zune HD
. Nokia N97 Mini
. HP Probook
. Apple iPod Touch 2nd Gen with Ultimate Ears
. Nokia BH-902 Bluetooth Headset
. Blackberry 8800
. Nokia N96
. Blackberry Bold 9000
. LG WM6.5 Prototype
. Jawbone 2nd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. HTC Touch Cruise
. Lenovo Thinkpad T400s
. Canon Powershot G10
. Lenovo IdeaPad U350
. Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS
. Samsung Galaxy
. Canon Legria FS200
. Canon SX10 IS
. Blackberry Curve 8320
. Canon EOS 5D Mark II
. Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
. Gigabyte Netbook M912V Tablet
. Lenovo Ideapad S10
. Lenovo Thinkpad X200
. Samsung Innov8
. Samsung Omnia
. Apple iPhone 3G
. Apple iPod Shuffle
. Kohjinsha SX Series
. Kohijnsha SC Series
. Canon Powershot S5 IS
. Canon EOS 1000D
  • 22Jun

    image003Sony Ericsson just announced some new Android smartphones at CommunicAsia. This geek have not got a chance to look a look at them yet, but will check them over at CommunicAsia sometime this week. in the meantime, you can get more details in the press release attached below:

    22 June 2011, Singapore – Sony Ericsson today broadened its portfolio with the introduction of two new Xperia smartphones, a feature phone and Smart Extras™ in conjunction with CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore. Adding to the Xperia™ portfolio, Xperia™ ray and Xperia™ activeboth run the latest version of the Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3) and deliver unique consumer experiences. The company also announced new Smart Extras™ that enhance the overall Sony Ericsson experience.

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  • 08Jun

    htc-sensation-picture-malaysia[1]HTC’s first dual-core processor smartphone announced in Singapore today.

    SINGAPORE – 8 June, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Sensation, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTC’s new HTC Watch™ video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation features the company’s latest HTC Sense™ experience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way.

    “HTC is proud to continue to revolutionalise the mobile multimedia market and bring forth a new generation of pocket-sized entertainment centers,” said Lennard Hoornik, President, South Asia Pacific, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Sensation takes the multimedia smartphone to another level by combining the great new HTC Watch entertainment experience with the latest HTC Sense experience to deliver a powerful and amazing experience to our customers.”

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  • 27Apr



    For those of you who thought this was just a rumor:

    SINGAPORE, Singapore—April 27, 2011—Apple® today announced that the white iPhone® 4 will be available beginning tomorrow. White iPhone 4 models will be available from Apple’s online store ( and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

    “The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we’ve worked to get every detail right.”

    iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world, featuring Apple’s stunning Retina™ display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone resulting in super crisp text, images and video, and FaceTime®, which makes video calling a reality.
    Pricing & Availability

    White models of iPhone 4 will be available in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and the US, beginning Thursday, April 28 and in many more countries around the world soon. White iPhone 4 will be available for a recommended retail price of S$888 for the 16GB model and S$1048 for the 32GB model through the Apple Store® (, and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

    Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.


  • 14Apr

    Nokia recently announced what should probably be the last few of their new smartphones running on Symbian before it’s all Windows Mobile? I’ve attached the products datasheet at the end as well.


    nokia-e6[1] nokia-x7[1] 

    Nokia E6 extends business mobility range and Nokia X7 introduces a new entertainment device for mobile gamers, both using the latest update of Symbian software

    Singapore – Nokia today announced the Nokia E6 and the Nokia X7, two new smartphones aimed at business people and entertainment enthusiasts respectively. The two devices are the first Nokia smartphones to contain the updated Symbian software, with new icons and usability enhancements such as improved text input, a faster browser and refreshed Ovi Maps.

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  • 23Mar

    ipad2_smartcoverflow Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its third post-PC device, will go on sale in 25 additional countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time, and online through the Apple Store® ( beginning at 1 a.m. Apple today also announced that all models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.

    iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model.

    iMovie® and GarageBand® for iPad apps are available for $4.99 (US) each from the App Store℠ on iPad or The Smart Cover is available in a range of colors in vibrant polyurethane for $39 (US) or rich leather for $69 (US).

    This geek is actually looking forward to the arrival of iPad2, since we can now use Garage Band with it. Too bad shipment to Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong is only due in April.


  • 22Mar

    200x150[1] Came across this release by Symantec a week back. Now why is this geek not surprised? Guess the now and current is more important to many than the past. Interesting angle Symantec took to do the survey, I must say, including questions on whether victims would be willing to pay a ransom to get their phones back. This geek was just musing about “internet dependency”. I guess this warrants some thought on the new topic “mobile dependency”.

    About half of Singaporeans have had their mobile phone lost or stolen and 84 percent of them found the experience stressful.

    SINGAPORE, 15 March 2011 – Smartphones today have become an indispensable tool in our everyday life; as our primary way to communicate, work, share and collaborate.  A survey conducted by Norton reveals that 52 percent of adults in Singapore have fallen victim to mobile phone loss or theft, and despite that, only 37 percent currently have a password protecting their devices.  The imminent need for mobile protection is increasingly important in Singapore where 89 percent of Singaporeans never leave home without their mobile phones and nearly half cannot live without their phones.

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  • 18Mar

    images[1]The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies, has just announced a liaision agreement with Continua Health Alliance, an international non-profit, open industry alliance of more than 240 leading healthcare and technology organizations dedicated to developing a global ecosystem of personal connected health solutions.

    The liaison agreement will allow both organizations to benefit from CABA’s collaborative research study entitled “Aging in the Connected Home”.  The study will examine and determine potential connected home product, service and business opportunities based on needs and expectations of the senior consumer market to support aging-in-place.

    This announcement should be considered a significant step forward for the proliferation of pervasive computing for seniors. This geek is thinking about prototypes I’ve seen on products that track elderly folks, sense gait, and know if there is a fall or if there is no motion for a long period of time.


    A prototype showcased at the Intel Developer Forum 2010.

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  • 08Mar

    tomtom logoSounds like a good time to get a GPS for your car. Although this geek has been using the GPS from my mobile phones, nothing like having one attached to your car, especially if the price is good.

    Singapore, 10 – 13 March 2011 - TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, will be at IT Show 2011 with great deals for drivers this 10 – 13 March 2011, along with partner AAAs.
    TomTom’s Booth number is Level 6, Booth 6711.
    TomTom’s Exclusive IT Show 2011 Promotional Offer:
    Drive The World with TomTom. Get a Bonus International Map of your choice (valued at up to $114 SGD*) with any TomTom GPS purchase during IT Show 2011. There are additional free accessories offered on TomTom XL 550 and TomTom GO 750.

    Sharp price offers will also be announced during IT Show.

    TomTom products on offer:
    TomTom XL 250, TomTom XXL 550 and TomTom GO 750.

    TomTom XL 250 South East Asiaxl 250 sea
    Maps of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Hong Kong (new) &
    Macau (new)**
    Usual Price: SGD$269
    The easiest way from A to B
    Sporting a 4.3” touch screen with easy two-button menu access, Advanced Lane Guidance and spoken street names, the TomTom XL 250 is the easiest way from A to B.
    You’ll never be lost again with the handy Help me! Emergency Menu, TomTom’s latest map guarantee, free daily map updates with TomTom Map ShareTM and postcode search.

    Promotional offer for TomTom XL 250:
    ·     BONUS international map of your choice worth up to $114* SGD

    (more after the break)

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  • 25Jan

    ref_iphone4_2up_angle[1]This geek wrote about the advent of the App Store 2 years back. This is definitely an irreversible trend that has gone past it’s tipping point many years back. 10 Billion is a significant number, no matter how you look at it. More details in the release after the break.

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  • 21Jan

    HTC Wildfire and Legend users rejoice! Your Froyo updates are here!

    Singapore – 21 January, 2011 – HTC has released a ‘Firmware Over the Air’ (FOTA) update for the HTC Wildfire & HTC Legend. Phone owners will receive a pop-up notification on their smartphones when the FOTA update is made available.

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    (Update Instructions after the break)

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