You have heard it right! The rumor is true. Nokia’s first Android phones – Nokia 8 will be coming in to Singapore and you could get them through major electronics and Telco’s exclusive stores from 14 October onwards.
Ever since the announcement in Aug this year, the Nokia 8 has been receiving a lot of attentions from the market. Unlike other smartphone markers which try to differentiate themselves from others by putting a lot of proprietary bloat-wares in the Android OS, Nokia 8 will be powered by stock version Android OS. This means that Nokia 8 users will get updates soon after Google release it instead of waiting for the patching from the phone manufacturers.
If you are keen to know what other benefits of stock android, you may wish to read up more here
Nokia 8 will be available in three colours – Polished Blue, Tempered Blue and Steel in Singapore at a suggested retail price of SGD 769 from tomorrow through sole distributor A-Mobile at all M1 Shops, Courts, Harvey Norman, Challenger, Sprint Cass, Mustafa, Handphoneshop, 3Mobile and selected AMobile authorised retailers.
About HMD Global
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new home of Nokia phones and tablets. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation
Singapore, 5 October 2017 – Singtel (stock quote: Z74.SI) today announced that it will bring the highly anticipated GooglePixel 2 XL to Singapore as its official telco partner. Singtel customers will be the first in Southeast Asia to purchase the brand new device when it is launched on 15 November.
Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “We’re excited to bring the Pixel 2 XL to Singapore. It is a device that many Android fans here have been eagerly waiting for, and we are sure they will be amazed by its innovative features. With our extensive 4G network speeds and new Combo plans, coupled with our unlimited data options, customers will enjoy the optimal Google Pixel 2 XL experience – they can take and upload as many selfies as they want and ask Google Assistant endless questions!”
On the fastest mobile network in Singapore, the Pixel 2 XL, a Cat 11 4G LTE device, allows customers to experience data speeds of up to 500Mbps island wide.
The Pixel 2 XL is equipped with powerful features such as a camera that takes beautiful photos and standout videos in any light, unlimited cloud storage1 for all your photos and videos in Google Photos, and a long-lasting battery with 7 hours of battery from 15 minutes of charge2. The Pixel 2 XL also comes with Google Lens, a new set of visual smarts that helps you learn about the world around you and get things done, and a localised version of Google Assistant, which will be launched later this year for use with Singaporean English.
Epson has launched its new A4 duplex integrated ink tank printer, the new L-series printers that offer one of the lowest printing costs in the market.
The new integrated L-series printers significantly lower the total cost of ownership to businesses with its ultra-high page yields. Each complete set of 4 ink bottles yields 7,500 black and white pages and 6,000 colour pages to help businesses lower their operating costs.
The new L6160, L6170, L6190 printers come with auto-duplex print function which affords users up to 50 per cent savings on paper cost, reducing running costs even further. Epson is currently the only brand offering ink tank printers with auto-duplex function in the market.
The new L6160, L6170, L6190 printers are equipped with Epson’s proprietary PrecisionCore printheads for high performance, achieving high ISO print speeds of up to 15ppm for standard black and white printing and 33ppm for draft printing, for improved business efficiency. Delivering a maximum print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, Epson’s PrecisionCore printheads are composed of Micro Thin Film Piezo print chips for precise multi-size droplet control capabilities, ensuring the greatest details and extremely smooth gradations in documents or photographs.
The integrated ink tank printers deliver exceptional quality black and white prints with the use of black pigment ink that produces water and smudge-resistant printouts. For photo printing, the printers offer outstanding lab-quality photos when printing on photo media. Large-sized photo printing is made possible as the printers support borderless printing of up to A4 size.
Sporting a brand new sleek design, the new L6160, L6170, L6190 are designed to be compact, offering the smallest footprint amongst all ink tank printer brands.
Designed with the customers’ experience in mind, its easy-to-use spill-free ink bottles offer users ease and convenience when refilling the ink bottles. The ink bottles are designed with a unique “lock & key” bottle nozzle with each ink bottle nozzle uniquely customised to fit its matching colour tank, in order to prevent re-filling errors.
The ink tank printers support printing on-the-go and comes equipped with Ethernet2, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity, enabling users to print wirelessly within a network, connect to mobile devices or print remotely from anywhere via Epson Connect, Epson’s suite of connectivity solutions.
The new L6160, L6170, L6190 printers will be priced SGD459, SGD499 & SGD539 respectively and will be available at major retailers from 22 September 2017 onwards.
HMD Global today announced Nokia 8, the first smartphone to feature ZEISS Optics and Nokia OZO Audio. Powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform, Nokia 8 doesn’t compromise on performance, delivering 11 hours of 4K video playback on a single charge
Always Pure Android
Nokia smartphones always offer a pure Android experience, with no unnecessary apps slowing down the performance of your device. And with Nokia 8, pure Android combined with our innovative engineering processes unleashes the full potential of the SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform.
Vivid #Bothie images and videos captured by ZEISS optics
The first smartphone from HMD Global to feature ZEISS optics, Nokia 8 can simultaneously harness its front and rear-facing cameras to seamlessly capture vivid, memorable content using its Dual-Sight feature.
360° spatial surround sound with OZO Audio
Featuring OZO Audio, Nokia 8 combines three microphones with exclusive Nokia acoustic algorithms to capture audio with immersive 360° spatial surround sound. Share your 4K videos with OZO Audio anywhere – binaural codecs enable high fidelity playback even on devices without OZO Audio.
Nokia 8 will be available in four colours: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel and will be available at a global average retail price of €599
Dimensions: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm (camera bump 0.4mm)
 All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice. ii Pre-installed system software and apps use a significant part of memory space. iii Battery has limited recharge cycles and battery capacity reduces over time. Eventually the battery may need to be replaced.
Singtel is launching Singapore’s first virtual Visa account on its all-in-one mobile payments app, Dash. The new and existing Dash customers will automatically receive a Dash Visa Virtual Account that can be used for mobile payments at over 50,000 merchant points across the island.
Dash Visa Virtual Account is a prepaid account. All new and existing Dash customers are eligible for a Dash Visa virtual account on Dash app v4.5. Using compatible NFC-enable mobile device, this virtual account also allows users to pay with VISA payWave and it should work on existing payWave terminal that merchants are currently using.
Furthermore, the 16 digit virtual account works like any other VISA cards that allows customers to pay on local e-commerce sites such as Qoo10, Zalora and HungryGoWhere.
Singtel also announced future plans for Dash to be included in global wallets such as Apple Pay, and enable QR code payments to expand into hawker centres. In addition to Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic, Dash is also working towards adding more educational institutions to its merchant list to widen its reach in the youth segment.
Payment aside. The Singtel Dash also offers remittance services to facilitate users in small local and international money transfer.
As of now, Singtel claims that it has over 500,000 customer base transacting via Singtel Dash.
To celebrate the launch of Dash Visa, customers will be able enjoy the following promotions from 21 July to 20 August 2017:
New and re-contracting Singtel postpaid mobile customers will receive S$50 discounts or free accessories when they purchase the following handsets with Dash at any Singtel Shop:
Sony Xperia™ XZ Premium, Huawei P10/P10 Plus and HTC U11 (S$50 handset discount)
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ (Free S Clear View Standing Cover)
All Dash customers will also enjoy these exclusive partner deals (terms and conditions apply):
S$1 Short Grain Rice or Instant White Coffee at Sheng Siong
S$1 for any 8oz Hot Espresso-Based Beverage (U.P. S$4 to S$5.70) at Spinelli
18% off a minimum S$120 spend, plus S$5 Cashback on Zalora
S$1 deals across various items and discount coupons on Qoo10
S$10 Cashback with S$180 spend across merchants on Shopback
Linksys®, together with StarHub, announced the launch of the newly-improved Linksys Max-StreamTM EA7500v2 AC1900+ MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router for StarHub customers.
Target at families with multiple users, the Max-StreamTM EA7500v2 leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology which helps make Wi-Fi networks more efficient when delivering high bandwidth 4K video streams to numerous devices, while connecting to home appliances at the same time. This means that the whole household can enjoy 4K and HD video streaming to various devices, as well as play video games, listen to music, check email, be on social media, shop, and more – all at the same time.
“An average Singaporean uses more than five Wi-Fi enabled devices at home. When added with the devices of their family members, this often leads to slow Wi-Fi speeds. Our solution to this level of Wi-Fi usage is the Linksys Max-StreamTM EA7500v2 AC1900+ MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router.” said Jenny Ng, Vice President for APAC, Linksys. “The newly-improved EA7500v2 spots an extra antenna which helps with broader coverage and improved radio performance for faster speeds. Linksys is excited to be working with StarHub to offer Singaporean homes a seamless and smooth Wi-Fi experience.”
“The demands on home networks are increasing and so the quality of Wi-Fi router models that we offer customers becomes even more important. We are happy to be the first to carry the latest Linksys Max-Stream router, enabling our broadband customers to enjoy faster Wi-Fi performance and automatic firmware updates for greater router security,” said Justin Ang, Head of Product, StarHub.
Pricing and availability
Starting 15 July 2017, customers who sign up for or renew their StarHub 1Gbps Fibre Broadband, HomeHub 1000 and HomeHub Go 1Gbps plans will receive the new Max-StreamTM EA7500v2 free of charge (Usual Price: S$299).
For those who know me, I have been traveling to many places ever since I stepped out from university and mostly, I planned my own trips. Planning your own itinerary is tedious – a lot of reading on the travel forum and chatting with your contacts who have been there.
As a rule of thumb, you always must plan for contingency. For me, having mobile internet access is a must because when things do not go according to plan, I can always ask the oracle over the internet a.k.a Google.
It is not hard to buy a Travel 4G card in Singapore and the price is quite reasonable. Usually, I will recommend people to buy the 4G card beforehand so that you could save the hassle of getting one abroad.
However, you can’t get all the 4G cards in this small country and that’s the challenge I faced when I was planning for my trip to Turkey – I can’t find any compatible 4G Sim card in Singapore! On top of that, Google does not seem to be helpful where there isn’t much discussion in the forum on the 4G card in Turkey (maybe the information is there but in Turkish).
Why did I choose alldaywifi?
Unlimited data usage: If you run a check on the internet, the prices of the pre-paid sim cards offered by the 3 main telcos in Turkey are about the same and they don’t offer unlimited usage. alldaywifi’s unlimited mobile data usage saves the hassle of topping up.
Sharing Via Mobile Hotspot: alldaywifi provides user with a mobile router which makes it easy to share internet access with your travel companions. If you are traveling with a sizeable number of people, this is in fact a cheaper option than buying a pre-paid sim card. Since you are not using the 4G services on your phone, you could save more battery life on your phone to take more pictures and videos of your trips.
Free Delivery to hotel: Once you have placed your order, you can choose to collect the device at any hotel in Istanbul. What’s better, the delivery is free-of-charge.
The package consists of a charger, USB cable, instructions and of course the mobile router. They are all packed in a small bag. The instructions are all written on a pile of plastic cards. Each card contains one instruction and it is very easy to follow.
Setting up does not take more than a minute. Seconds after, your Wi-Fi is ready for connection.
At the end of your trip, all you need to do is to keep the entire package in a plastic bag provided and leave it with the hotel receptionist upon checking out.
Alldaywifi is using Vodafone, one of the 3 main telcos in Turkey. Coverage-wise is generally up-to-mark and we didn’t have any issue with instagramming and broadcasting via Facebook Live outside of Istanbul.
Check up the Facebook Live video I took on a hot air balloon ride at Cappadocia.
Altogether, there were only 2 of us (poisonvine.com and myself) using the alldaywifi’s router. As such, the battery usage of the mobile router was not high. Furthermore, we switched it off while we were on the roads and only turned it on at the site. It lasted us a good whole day.
If you are a mobile phone addict who needs to be online all the time, you can connect the router to your power bank (I am very sure all mobile phone addicts carry one). The alldaywifi’s router has micro-USB port which most of the smartphones have; so there shouldn’t be any problem with charging.
If you are going to travel in small groups to Turkey, alldaywifi is definitely value-for-money when you are calculating your cost of mobile data usage on the per-pax basis.
It is very convenient. You could do all the registration online before you go for the trip so that you don’t need to spend time to hunt for 4G cards at arrival.
If you are intending to use alldaywifi for your trip to Turkey, you could use my promocode “THENEODIMENSION” at alldaywifi.com to receive 10% discount.
Samsung Electronics Singapore showcased at Galaxy Studio the new line-up of device and service additions to the Galaxy ecosystem that puts the newly launched Galaxy S8 and S8+ at its heart. The Galaxy Studio consumer event is held in celebration of the recent launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and will be held at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City, from today till 29 June.
Galaxy Studio will introduce the new Galaxy Plus, offering options for consumers to get more out of their Galaxy S8 and S8+, made possible by the Galaxy ecosystem of products including the Samsung DeX Station, the Gear VR with Controller, the Gear 360 (2017) and the Mobile Photo Printer. With a range of Samsung companion devices and services that seamlessly complement the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, users can discover new ways to explore, experience and interact with their world.
It is now easier than ever to create beautiful memories to look back on, all with 360-degree videos and images captured in stunning 4K resolution on the Gear 360 (2017).
Work X Play
Consumers can now enjoy enhanced productivity with a desktop-like experience from their smartphones.
Secure Shopping with Samsung Pay
With Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, users can now leave their wallets at home, and enjoy the seamless convenience from making payments on-the-go.
Consumers are also invited to experience the different elements of Galaxy Plus at various selected Samsung Experience Stores and major consumer IT and electronics stores island-wide.
Galaxy Studio Activities
Showcasing the best of Samsung’s innovations, the Singapore leg of Galaxy Studio will comprise of themed experiential zones, each incorporating the use of the latest Samsung Galaxy products. Through a slew of delightful and immersive activities at the zones, consumers can experience for themselves how Samsung’s connected suite of devices and services integrates perfectly with consumers’ daily lives.
Local Pricing and Availability
The Gear VR with Controller, Gear 360 (2017) and Samsung DeX Station will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer IT and electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and selected online marketplace from 29 April, while the Mobile Photo Printer will be available from Q3 2017. The new devices will be available at the following recommended retail prices:
Gear VR with Controller: $188
Gear 360 (2017): $348
Samsung DeX Station: $198
Mobile Photo Printer: $198
Read the full press release
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All DBS PayLah! users, including non-DBS/POSB customers, now have the ability to transact via QR codes across 10,000 NETS terminals by year end
SINGAPORE, 13 April 2017 – DBS today announced another ground-breaking payment solution in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation drive to adopt cashless payments. In a Singapore first, all DBS PayLah! users – including non-DBS/POSB customers – now have the ability to generate their own QR code to receive funds, and can also pay by scanning QR codes. DBS PayLah! is Singapore’s top mobile wallet with some 500,000 users and counting.
The introduction of DBS PayLah!’s QR code capability has far-reaching implications for merchants and consumers here. Despite the continuing drive to encourage businesses here to adopt cashless payments, many small businesses remain averse as they see the leasing of payment terminals, connectivity and wiring requirements as inconvenient and costly. In Singapore, it is estimated that more than 80% of payments made at small shops are in cash. At hawker centres and wet markets, this rises to 90%. The lack of ubiquity in cashless payment acceptance by merchants in turn discourages consumers from making the transition to cashless payments.
DBS PayLah!’s QR code payments are particularly effective in tackling these issues as it has a very low barrier to entry. There is little to no cost involved and the process of using QR codes to transact is extremely streamlined. To receive payments, merchants or individuals can use DBS PayLah! to generate their own QR code, which they can display at their premises or send to others via social or online channels for payments. To pay, customers simply need to use DBS PayLah! to scan the QR code and proceed to make a payment.
The simplicity of the QR code solution empowers offline merchants, helping them connect to the online world, and allows them to establish a point-to-point connection to their customers. In China, QR codes have driven the adoption of cashless payments and the country is today the world’s leader in mobile payments. The value of Chinese third-party mobile payments was estimated to be RMB 38 trillion in 2016.
Said Jeremy Soo, Head of Consumer Banking Group (Singapore), DBS Bank (星展银行新加坡消费银行部董事总经理兼主管苏孝进), “We believe that cashless payments in Singapore is ripe for disruption. Singapore has one of the world’s highest smartphone penetration and surveys have indicated that the majority of consumers here are open to making payments with their mobile devices. All we need is a solution that has a low barrier to entry, is easy for merchants to implement, and for consumers to use. The DBS PayLah! QR code solution ticks all the boxes and is well positioned to drive cashless payment behaviour in Singapore, taking us one step closer to our nation’s vision of being a Smart Nation.”
In another industry first, DBS PayLah! users will also soon be able to make QR code payments on NETS terminals at a number of merchants across various categories which include transport, retail, fashion and F&B. Some 2,000 NETS terminals will be enabled with this capability in the next two months and 10,000 by the end of the year. In addition, DBS will be holding a QR code bazaar from 5 to 7 May to encourage more consumers and businesses to adopt cashless payments. The event will be the first of its kind in Singapore, with some 200 young vendors setting up shop at *SCAPE. All vendors at the event will be able to accept purchases made via DBS PayLah!’s QR code payment function.
Linksys® announces the introduction of Velop™, its first Whole Home Wi-Fi product. Velop is the first Tri-Band modular Wi-Fi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations, enabling users to get the most out of their broadband subscription by delivering 100% of their Internet speed to the edge of their network.
Velop is designed for performance as well as elegance; it is small enough to be placed anywhere, with a clean and attractive look that appeals to everyone. Each Velop “node” is a powerful TriBand AC2200 device that serves as router, range extender, access point, and bridge, providing users with the future proof technology they need as more devices enter the home environment.
Each node is configured during setup by the accompanying Linksys app (available for iOS and Android), which provides the industry’s simplest and most intuitive interface. The app leverages Bluetooth to securely communicate between the mobile device and each node. After setup is complete, the Linksys app serves as a powerful Wi-Fi management tool with useful features such as guest access, parental controls and device prioritization.
“Linksys has always been pioneers in home networking. We are constantly coming up with new solutions that not only complement the next generation devices, but also enhances our users’ home networking experiences”, said Jenny Ng, Managing Director for APAC, Linksys. “Velop was developed with this mission in mind. It combines performance, design and ease-of-use, thereby delivering a seamless and reliable Wi-Fi that stretches to every corner of your home.”
Authorized reseller: Atlas Sound & Vision
Linksys will work with Atlas as one of their authorized resellers. This engagement reinforces the Atlas vision of transforming the way people emotionally engage with sound in this digital age, though wireless audio. The Linksys Velop Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi System will be sold at the selected Atlas’ showrooms and the Atlas eStore: https://atlas-sv.com
At the Singapore launch of Linksys Velop in the Atlas Showroom at Millenia Walk on 06 April 2017, Sherwin Siregar, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Sound & Vision shared, “As the world goes wireless, we are excited to be collaborating with Linksys to help our customers connect to, and connect with a repertoire of wireless solutions for their homes. The always-on, full-strength and ultra-fast Wi-Fi mesh system that is Velop will deliver an outstanding audio and video experience for our customers. At Atlas, we believe in the power of connections and this partnership will enable people to connect, share and sync across generations, and enjoy great music wirelessly in their homes with Bose.”