Cost-Saving Printer

 

For small business owners, listen up! Brother has recently launched a new series of compact colour printers and Multi-functions Centre that promise to deliver cost-saving and high-speed printing. Price starts as low as $498/-

By utilising a newly improved LED printing technology, Brother is able to offer high speed printing at 16 pages per minute (ppm) and rich colour print quality at up to 2,400 x 600 dpi resolution, without increasing the cost of ownership. This will certainly meet the printing needs of both Small Offices Home Offices (SOHOs) and Small and Medium sized Businesses (SMBs)

Additionally, the MFCs offer print, fax, copy and scan functions in one machine with the unique scan to FTP and network features to reduce the amount of paper filing and easier document management for today’s offices. Alternatively, users can also scan to and even print directly from USB flash memory drive.

I do not have the chance to test up the printing quality but I guess this is pretty secondary.  For small business owners, what matters most is to achieve cost saving and decent print quality. The Toner Save Mode enables draft quality printouts that consumes less toner, while a separate toner and drum technology lets users maximise toner and drum usage so less is spent on replacing drums and reducing wastage.

 

To know more about the price and the specification, you may wish to download a simplified catalogue here.

LG Releases the Last 200 F1 ROCKS Tickets for Black Eyed Peas and Beyoncé!

 

You must be disappointed when you can’t get hold the tickets to the F1 ROCKS concert.

 

Wait no further! Grab the last 200 tickets for the F1 ROCKS Singapore with LG feat Beyonce and the Black Eyed Peas! First 10 in line will get their tickets free while the next 50 will receive special LG goodie bags. Tickets cost $200 in cash purchases and are available at the LG Concept Store, VivoCity from 11am, 26 Sept 2009. Tickets are limited to one ticket per person.

This piece of information is brought to you by LG.

 

VIDEO: TECH 65 Unboxed My INQ Mini 3G

 

Follow-up from my yesterday blog post: Singapore is the first to have social networking mobile phone in Asia, I have let Tech65 to do the unboxing of INQ Mini 3G (as they are more professional than me in doing unboxing).

Watch the video below. 

As you can see it from the video, the device is pretty small and it fits nicely with your hand. It weighs 90g which is pretty light for a device that connects you to the internet whenever you go.

Battery life has been pretty good. I have been facebooking with the device since early in the morning and the battery is still at the healthy level when I am back home at night. I foresee that it can last me for the entire day tomorrow.

Although it is not laggy when you switched across different application, it does take a while to refresh the facebook contents probably it is due to the slower GPRS/HSDPA network.

The uploading of photo over the internet is fast. Although the 2.0 megapixel fixed focus camera produces a lower-than-market standard picture quality, I can upload a pic to facebook account in about 5 seconds. I can share a decent photo in a shortest period of time.

Critique: We still don’t know the price of this phone in Singapore yet but based on the estimation of £59.99, I will say it is a good substitute against smart phones in the market. Given its portability, it delivers good user experience for mobile phone users to engage in social network (in the mobile way). 

PRESS RELEASE: SINGAPORE IS THE FIRST TO HAVE THE SOCIAL NETWORKING MOBILE PHONE IN ASIA

 

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and INQ Mobile today announced that SingTel mobile customers will soon become the first in Asia and among the first in the world to get their hands on the ultimate 3G social mobile phone, the new INQ Mini 3G.

 

I am very fortunate enough to be one of the first few Singaporean to witness the first 3G social networking mobile phone in the world. Thanks to Ivy (Singtel) for inviting me to the Blogger Launch @Supper Club, Odeon Tower.

 

The launch has given a very good demonstration on what you, as a user, can do with the INQ Mini 3G. The INQ Mini 3G is the first social mobile phone to be fully integrated with Facebook, offering ‘always on’, one-click access to this popular social networking application, as well as Twitter. It also merges contacts on the mobile phone and Facebook to create the world’s first ‘live’ address book. Customers will see the caller’s latest Facebook profile picture with every incoming call. Another impressive feature is that the main Inbox will contain separate folders for Facebook messages, pokes and requests, as well as emails and SMS, all on the same page.

 

Users can multitask easily with the user-friendly INQ Mini 3G to access popular social networking services such as Twitter, email and instant messenger using its Switcher feature. They can view updates 24/7 with the ‘always on’ feature by simply logging in just once to these applications and staying connected even when the phone is powered off.   

 

Unboxing of the INQ Mini 3G

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Pricing details will be announced on 19 September 2009 when the phone goes on sale at SingTel Shops, hello! stores and exclusive retailers island-wide.

 

For more information on phone features, click on www.singtel.com/INQ.

LG Chocolate Is Not A Phone

LG’s New Chocolate Makes Runway Debut with Twenty8Twelve at London Fashion Week

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9 September 2009, Singapore LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, announced today a partnership with young fashion label Twenty8Twelve designed by Creative Director Savannah Miller and international film star, Sienna Miller. The first joint project between LG and Twenty8Twelve will be a luxurious designer case for the stylish new Chocolate mobile phone, the only handset to offer a widescreen display for extreme multimedia performance.

United by a shared vision to drive innovation and inspiration in design, the collaboration between LG and Twenty8Twelve was a natural fit. The talented sisters found the new Chocolate the perfect product for their first foray into premium phone cases. In addition to creating the limited-edition Twenty8Twelve-branded designer case, the partnership will extend to LG and new Chocolate sponsoring the Twenty8Twelve London Fashion Week show on 21 September and the commissioning of digital content exclusively for the new Chocolate.

Pouch image shot-3sSheathed in luxurious bespoke leather and proudly bearing the Twenty8Twelve name on a stainless steel tag, this stunning designer case is the perfect accessory for the sleek, glossy-black new Chocolate and will be modeled before the who’s who of the international fashion world in London later this month.

“It’s a privilege for us to be working with the new LG Chocolate. It’s the most beautiful phone I’ve ever seen,” said Sienna Miller, who is currently appearing in the hit action movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. “We just love its super sleek design. It embodies everything Twenty8Twelve aspires to be,” added Savannah Miller.

“Sienna and Savannah Miller stand out as forward-thinking designers and two of today’s hottest trendsetters while the new Chocolate stands out for challenging conventional design with its disruptive new design,” said Chang Ma, Vice President of Marketing Strategy for LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “As a hip new fashion label, Twenty8Twelve is the perfect partner to highlight the new Chocolate’s exceptional design qualities.”

A highlight for fans of the Miller sisters and fashion will be a behind-the-scenes look into the making of Twenty8Twelve’s runway show to be available exclusively on the new LG Chocolate microsite as well as additional multimedia content including a video feature of Sienna and Savannah sharing their thoughts on the new LG Chocolate.

For more information on the new Chocolate by LG and news on the Twenty8Twelve partnership, visit the microsite at http://newchocolate.lgmobile.com

Western Digital introduces the new WD TV Mini Media Player

Western Digital today introduced a new version of its popular WD TV™ media player. The new WD TV™ Mini Media Player now enables playback of RealVideo™ content and provides a more affordable way for consumers to play their stored digital content on their televisions.

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The WD TV™ Mini Media Player connects to a user’s TV or home theatre and plays digital movies, music and photos stored on storage devices USB mass storage devices. The new compact design is small and portable enough for users to easily take with them when they travel.

Key features:

  • Broad format support including Real Media
  • Simple, intuitive user interface
  • Upscale to 1080i resolution (480 decode)
  • Thumbnail and video preview support
  • Built-in file management allows user to copy or delete files
  • Built-in Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) – Play/copy pictures and videos directly from a digital camera/camrecorder
  • Built-in search function

The WD TV™ Mini Media Player is now available at selected retailers and is distributed by AMC Pacific Pte Ltd in Singapore. The recommended retail price is S$129 and the device comes with 1-year limited warranty.

P.S. I would like to thank Tricia and Stephanie from The Right Spin for inviting me to the media launch.

Ask Science Questions in Twitter And win Yourself An iPod Touch

Hi Guys! If you have followed my blog recently, you would have known that I have won myself a Creative Earphones during a Twitter Contest. See my older post here

Twitter is really amazing and more and more organizations have started to leverage on its platform to reach out to the public. The latest player who jumps into this bandwagon is the Science Centre.

As part of their science.09 event, they are giving away an iPod Touch by asking Science questions!

If you want to win the Twitter Contest like I did, simply submit questions and qualify for the contest via Twitter:

  1. Follow @ProfWhy (www.twitter.com/profwhy), the science.09’s mascot Professor Why
  2. Tweet your questions to @ProfWhy

Alternatively, you can submit your questions along with your full name and email on the science.09 website (www.sciencemonth.org.sg)

Every Monday, Professor Why will also respond to a selection of the previous week’s questions. Check the science.09 website for answers!

The contest began on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 and will end at midnight (Singapore time) on Friday, 4 September 2009.

For further details, visit: http://www.sciencemonth.org.sg/asky_cont.aspx

p.s. This piece of information is provided by Ms Angie Lim from Hill and Knowton.

 

Twitter Helped Me Win a Creative EP-630 Earphone

 

Twitter, an online service that has revolutionized the way people communicate over the web, has received lots of attention from all parts of the world. You got to know the latest H1N1 figures at Twitter before the main stream media reports. It is kind of amazing to realise that a micro-blogging website that allows only 140 characters can have so much impact on how people receive information.

 

With more than 20 million of visitors, many companies from all parts of the world are using Twitter to engage potential customers. Creative Technology has recently opened a Twitter account (http://twitter.com/creativestore) and has ended a Creative Twitter TwitPic campaign where users can contest for some of the latest Creative products.

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I took part in their Twitter contest and I was lucky enough to win a pair of Creative EP-630 in-ear earphones. And it is white colour! A perfect match to my iPod!

 

Noise isolation is not a new idea but EP-630 is by far the best in-ear earphones that can “cancel” the surrounding sounds without you turning up the music volume.

HTC hits the streets and spreads magic on wheels

HTC promises a series of enchanting weekends hot on the wheels of magic, literally.  The pioneer of Android Powered devices is set to bring shopping to a whole new dimension and ready to entice shopping revellers with extraordinary shopping carts – showcasing a suite of signature features of the HTC Magic.      Fun filled surprises awaits our street shoppers as HTC promises opportunities for everyone to lay hands and experience magic, up close and personal.

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The street magic is set to hit town from the weekend of June 20th over 3 consecutive weeks. Shoppers can keep their eyes peeled for HTC’s magical carts along Orchard Road, Suntec City and at designated pit stops while they are making their rounds between 1 – 7pm.

The activities will allow shopping revellers to have a go at winning for themselves the HTC Magic, simply by stopping one of the magical carts and requesting for a product demonstration.

Look out for appearances by renowned street magician, Azim to work his spellbinding magic.

Details of the activity for the General public

Dates: 

Saturday 20 June 2009 – Sunday 21 June 2009

Saturday 27 June 2009 – Sunday 28 June 2009

Saturday 4 July 2009 – Sunday 5 July 2009

Time: 1pm to 7pm

Prizes:

Stand a chance to win the new HTC Magic when you stop at one of these carts to ‘window shop’!

Time schedule for the various interval stops:

20th & 21st June: Orchard

Pit stop 1

1 – 1.30pm @ Isetan Scotts

Pit stop 2

2 – 3pm @ Wheelock Place

Pit stop 3

4 – 5 pm @ Paragon

Pit stop 4

6 – 7pm @ CK Tang

27th & 28th June: Suntec City Mall *

Pit stop1

1 – 2 pm @ the area near the DBS machines at Level 1

Pit Stop 2

3.30 – 4.30pm @ Tropics Atrium

Pit Stop 3

6 – 7pm @ Carrefour near Duck tours counter

*Around the towers of Suntec City Mall

4th & 5th July: Orchard Road

Pit stop 1

1 – 1.45pm @ Takashimaya

Pit stop 2

2 – 3pm @ Paragon

Pit Stop 3

3.45 – 5pm @ The Heeren

Pit stop 4

6.15 – 7pm @ Orchard Central

MSC Malaysia InnoTech – Idea Launchpad

 

Malaysia faces a macro issue of not being a financial centre, as such the country has not been captured in the global investor’s radar. It is a challenge to attract 1st tier venture capitalist (VC) to invest in the country whereby some of these VCs are bound by their investment mandate for countries they are allowed to invest. As a result, local companies and budding technopreneurs lack funding opportunities and global exposure.

MSC Malaysia InnoTech provides a platform for technopreneurs, MSC Malaysia status companies, local and global VCs and professionals to connect and forge partnership, collaborations, creativity, innovation and knowledge sharing.

 

Regardless whether you are a technopreneur or representative of a company as long you are interested to meet up with VCs/Angel investor, grant providers, partners and financial institutions, you should be attending this event. 

Date: 30 June 2009
Venue:

Persada Johor International Conventional Centre

Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim

PO BOX 293, 80730 Johor Bahru

Johor Malaysia

Time (Registration) : 8.00am – 8.30am
Attire:

Business suit/Smart casual

Link : Download MSC Malaysia InnoTech Invitation

Link : Download MSC Malaysia InnoTech Agenda

Link : Download MSC Malaysia InnoTech Reply Slip

Link : Download FAQ