#MYCyberSALE in Malaysia, the First Govenment-led Online Sale in the World

MYCyberSALE Malaysia
MYCyberSALE Malaysia
MYCyberSALE Malaysia

#MYCyberSALE starts today! The first government-led online sale in the World runs from September 29, 2014 to October 1, 2014.

It is also the biggest online sale event in Malaysia with a total of 250 e-Marketplaces including local and foreign online retailers. They are offering up to 90% discounts for online deals.

This online sale is endorsed and governed by the Ministry and regulators such as the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism (MDTCC) which oversees the overall e-commerce Act, regulation and buyer protection; the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which oversees regulations around communication and multimedia; SMECorp which governs the participation of Malaysian SMEs; and CyberSecurity Malaysia which oversees the e-commerce and cyberspace security, code of conduct and trust.

I would say almost every Malaysia e-commerce site is participating in the #MYCyberSALE event, including popular online retailers like LeLong, LAZADA, ZALORA, RAKUTEN, GROUPON, IPMART. Even my brother’s small baby clothes online store — BabyLand.my — joins the online sale event, too!

The online sale website has 5 big categories: Fashion, Electrical & Electronics, Travel, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Flowers & Fooed & Gift, and Services. Online shops are listed using their custom #MYCyberSALE banner with a link to their online store.

I also notice that many online retailers do not create a custom landing page for the big event. They are missing the opportunity to generate more targeted sales and build up mailing list!

#MYCyberSALE is a 3-day online sale event starts from today till October 1, 2014. Spend some time to browse through the online deals, shop & save now!

You will stand a chance to win #MYCyberSALE lucky draw to win prizes like Apple MacBook Air, Dell Inspiron II 3000 series laptop, Huawei Honor 6 smartphone, and more!

P.S. Please share some great #MYCyberSALE deals you found with us!

HTC Butterfly 2: HTC Delivers Yet another Beautiful Butterfly

HTC Butterfly 2
Models with HTC Butterfly 2
Models with HTC Butterfly 2

HTC Malaysia launched Butterfly 2 that promises to deliver best-in-class experience in a stylist, iconic Japanese minimalistic design.

The splashing launch by the poolside at Tropicana Golf Club was an appropriate venue to demonstrate the water resistant Smartphone with Jonathan Putra picking up a call right after falling into the pool to Ben Jern Loh taking photos of the goldfishes underwater.

Let’s dive into the key features of this new beauty.

13MP Duo Camera

The HTC Butterfly 2 is built with the latest HTC Sense 6 experience, HTC Duo Camera and an intuitive Motion Launch advanced sensor.

It claims to bring a new dimension of mobile imaging by combining Japan’s first Smartphone with a Duo Camera that features a 13MP camera, a dual flash and Full 1080p HD Video Recording to produce fantastic videos. This is good news for all you wannabe shorties filmmakers who can’t invest in a professional camcorder. The 5MP front-facing camera also ensures that your selfies always look the best.

HTC Sense 6

Moving on to the HTC Sense 6 experience, it simply means that the product has sixth sense. Not the spooky M Night Shayamalan type but intuition from its built-in motion sensors.

The Motion Launch allows you to just swipe the Smartphone to active the device; Auto Answer allows you to answer a call by putting the Smartphone to your ear without touching the screen and a double tap turns the lock screen on and off. Even my 16-month old son could use this Smartphone. I think this brings “user friendliness” to a whole new level.

Water resistant & dustproof and more

HTC Butterfly 2 is water resistatant
HTC Butterfly 2 is water resistatant

The Butterfly 2 is water resistant and dustproof at IPX5, IPX7 (International Protection Marking which means the device has water protection up to certain immersion) but you do not have to close the ports as it intuitively does it.

It also has anti-stain finishing on the Canvas White model. So lovers of all things white don’t have to handle this Smartphone with a glove or bring a microfiber cloth to wipe it every other minute.

For those of you who don’t like to lug a power bank around, HTC brings you good news as the Butterfly 2 boasts of an Extreme power saving mode that makes your battery last even longer.

It also boost of the latest HTC BoomSound Technology to create an immersive, powerful and crystal clear sound with rich bass through to treble.

HTC Butterfly 2 VS. One M8

HTC Butterfly 2
HTC Butterfly 2

Some of you may be wondering, what’s the difference between the One M8 and Butterfly 2 as the specifications are rather similar, albeit a slighter faster CPU and water resistance features?

Well, it’s all about meeting customers’ needs and HTC is reaching out to the lifestyle, youth and female market. Rest assured that this was not an overnight decision as their marketing research showed that more than fifty percent of the overall Butterfly series were bought by females, as shared by Wayne Tang, Product Marketing Manager at HTC South Asia.

Buyers of gadgets are no longer your typical male geeks or professionals but everyday people, which include mummies who carry their Smartphones more than their credit cards with them everywhere they go.

The buying power for gadgets is moving to the gentler side and HTC acknowledges this fact by providing a lifestyle Smartphone to suit the masses and female needs. One M8 is HTC’s flagship Smartphone for executives and those who prefer metallic finish. So there’s a clear distinction between the two Smartphones.

If you’re looking for a stylish Android Smartphone with polycarbonate finishing and don’t mind forking out more for the dual camera, Sense UI, and water resistance features, this is the Smartphone for you.

HTC Butterfly 2 specifications

HTC Butterfly 2 design
HTC Butterfly 2 design
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz Quad-core
  • OS: Android with HTC Sense
  • SIM card type: Nano SIM
  • Memory: 16GB storage, 2GB RAM, support microSD memory card up to 128GB
  • Size: 1145.4 x 70.2 x 9.99mm
  • Weight: 151 g
  • Display: 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G LTE
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA, MHL and HDMI via micro USB port
  • Sound: HTC BoomSound Dual frontal stereo speakers with build-in amplifiers
  • Camera: 13MP F/2.0 28mm Duo camera with secondary camera to capture depth information. 5MP front camera
  • Battery: 2700 mAh Li-polymer battery (embedded)
  • Durability: Water resistant: IPX5, IPX7; Dustproof IP5X
  • Price: RM 2299

Price & Availability

The HTC Butterfly 2 is available in Canvas White and Rouge Red at a suggested retail price of RM2,299 at HTC authorized retailers. Refer below for the full specifications.

Event photos

[box type=”note”]This article is written by Geek Mommy, who tries to makes sense of the tech world for the less techie while managing a household, a part-time job & keeping a toddler busy. [/box]

Photos credit: HTC Malaysia

KINGSOFT “Geo Pet Saga” Mobile RPG Game Launched in Malaysia

Cosplayers at Geo Pet Saga launch event
Cosplayers at Geo Pet Saga launch event
Cosplayers at Geo Pet Saga launch event

KINGSOFT (M) Sdn. Bhd. launched Geo Pet Saga (GPS), a mobile role-playing game (RPG) in Malaysia on 18 September 2014.

KINGSOFT Malaysia gave away a total of 50 units of Xiaomi and Lenovo smartphones as door gift to media members. And lucky draws to give away Xiaomi products, including 2 units of Mi pad (64GB).

Geo Pet Saga demo by model
Geo Pet Saga demo by model
Geo Pet Saga launch event models
Geo Pet Saga launch event models

Geo Pet Saga mobile RPG

Geo Pet Saga mobile RPG game screenshot

Geo Pet Saga (GPS) is a mobile RPG with social twist that lets you make friends and foes. Your story begins with your abrupt transportation to Rivia, a mystical world of magic and talking animal.

GPS uses a “30 minutes design” to help beginners to get start with the game — guides to start your first quest and battle, navigate around in the game, and so on.

Your character has 3 magic skill trees consists of Attack, Sumon, and Support. You are battling with your pet companions

Geo Pet Saga mobile RPG game screenshot

60 pets are categorized in 3 bloodline (Holy, Abyss, Chaos) and 3 class (Guardian, Lancer, Mage). Each pet has a star rating from 1 star to highest rating 5 stars. One or more pets could rebirth into higher class pet. As a rule of thumb, get 5 star pets and upgrade them to highest level.

Brawl features in GPS scans for players near you so that you can battle them. In upcoming patch, Brawl will be enhanced with World bosses and a territorial system.

Geo Pet Saga mobile RPG game screenshot

The game features with 800+ quests and 16 zones, you battle across Rivia while seeking for Artifacts to unlock your path home. GPS has 16 original high quality sound tracks and 175+ sound effects.

GPS is an online mobile game requires your mobile device to have Internet connection to play. But the game only consume low data bandwidth, only 400KB for 30 minutes game play time.

GPS game features:

  • 800+ quests
  • 16 zones
  • Brawl: Find other nearby players and do battle.
  • Interactive events on world map
  • Upgrade, evolve and rebirth pet companions
  • Daily reward system (Merit system)
  • Achievements system
  • Endless tower
  • Titles system
  • Arena system

Geo Pet Saga RPG screenshots

Free download

Geo Pet Saga mobile RPG game is a free game with in-app purchases options. It is available free for both Android and iOS platforms. The game download size is around 100MB.

iOS version is pending for Apple App Store approval at the launch date, it is expected to be available in a couple weeks.

About KINGSOFT

KINGSOFT is one of the earliest software developments enterprise in China. Its subsidiary company including Seasun Studio, Cheetah Mobile Inc. and WPS Office.

Geo Pet Saga is the flagship mobile game developed by Seasun Studio, which Xiaomi Inc. has invested in.

KINGSOFT is expanding towards the mobile Internet industry. The company is planning to launch at least 2 games annually in coming years.

For more information, visit Geo Pet Saga facebook page.

[Disclosure: I received an Android smartphone as door gift for attending the launch event.]

Huawei Ascend P7, MediaPad X1 and New 4G LTE Devices, Smart Band [Sponsored]

Huawei Ascend P7 Media Launch - Catwalk

Huawei Ascend P7 Media Launch - Catwalk

Huawei Malaysia launched Ascend P7, the company’s latest flagship smartphone, and new 4G LTE devices in Malaysia. LiewCF is one of the invited media to the launch event at Grand Hyatt hotel on the 10th June 2014.

Read on for the Ascend P7 cool features and event photos in this article.

Huawei Ascend P7

Huawei Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7

Ascend P7 is the slimmest 4G LTE smartphone in the world with only 6.5mm thin. The display is 5-inch touchscreen with 1920×1080 FullHD resolution at 455 PPI, which is higher density than iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5.

Huawei uses metal for phone frame and strong Corning Gorilla Glass 3 in both front and rear covers. The back glass is made with 7-layer surface treatment using “spin effect” micro-pattern design.

Ascend P7 is powered by 1.8GHz HiSilicon Kirin 910 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory and latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Emotion UI 2.3.

With the included phone management software, you can customize the permission, network and notification manager. For example, you can allow only selected applications to start automatically when turning on phone.

Ascend P7 uses 2,500 mAh lithium polymer battery with advanced power-saving mode. It is possible to stretch remaining 10% battery life to last 24 hours on standby.

Ascend P7 main camera is 13MP Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera can be activated within 1.2 seconds by double-pressing the lower volume button when the phone is locked. You would not miss another golden shot anymore!

Ascend P7 equipped a 8MP 5-piece aspherical lens front camera with IMAGESmart 2.0 software. The “beauty mode” allows you to take better selfies with 10 level auto-facial enhancements. Panorama Selfie (or “grouphie”) feature make selfie with large group possible by taking and merging 3 photos.

Huawei is leading company in networking and telecommunications equipments and services. Ascend P7 has a unique dual antenna design to improve signal receptions and stabilized connection even during weak signal reception (minimize battery drain). It support a wide range of cellular frequencies and 4G LTE bands around the world.

Along with Ascend P7, Huawei Malaysia also launched new 4G LTE devices: MediaPad X1, MediaPad M1, Ascend G6, and the TalkBand B1 wearable.

Huawei MediaPad X1

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 4G LTE
Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 4G LTE

MediaPad X1 is a 4G LTE phablet with 7-inch FullHD display, powered by HiSilicon Kirin 910 quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory. 13MP rear camera with F2.2 aperture and 5MP front camera with 22mm wide-angle lens.

MediaPad X1 is only 7.18mm thin and 2.99mm narrow bezel. Weight only 239 gram, MediaPad X1 has build-in 5000mAh Li-Polymer battery, which can also reverse charging other devices.

Huawei TalkBand B1 Wearable

Huawei TalkBand B1
Huawei TalkBand B1

Huawei TalkBand B1 is the world’s first hybrid smart band. It does not only keeping track of your active life but also a detachable Bluetooth headset. It is also IP 57, water and dust resistant. The wearable supports both iOS and Android devices. Its band has build-in USB plug for power charging.

Price list

Huawei Ascend P7 is available in black and white, price in Malaysia is RM 1,499.

  • Huawei X1 7.0 LTE (RM1,399)
  • Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 LTE (RM899)
  • Huawei Ascend G6 LTE (RM749)
  • Huawei TalkBand B1 (RM499)

Event photos

Before the event started, Huawei models were walking around with the brand new Ascend P7 and invited guests to take selfie pictures. The pictures then printed wirelessly on-the-spot.

The printed photos’ quality is good (yes, I took one too), perfectly demonstrate the capabilities of Ascent P7’s 8MP front camera and auto-facial enhancement feature.

Product presentation of the Ascend P7 and new 4G LTE devices was done by Gary Xu, Country Director, Consumer business Group, Huawei Technologies Malaysia. Followed by catwalk performance which models are showcasing the new devices on T-stage.

Huawei Malaysia had media and Facebook lucky draw to giveaway latest devices to the winners. The company generously gave away 3 units Ascend P7 and 2 units MediaPad X1 to the media, as well as 10 units Ascend P7 for Facebook fans.

For more information, please visit www.Vmall.my

*This is a sponsored post.

Doodle 4 Google Malaysia Competition for All School Students in Malaysia

Doodle 4 Google Malaysia
Doodle 4 Google Malaysia
Doodle 4 Google Malaysia

Occasionally, Google logo get decoration called “doodle”. Google doodles have been produced to celebrate international holidays, anniversaries, lives of artists and scientists.

Have you ever wish to have your own Google doodle design viewed by millions of people on Google homepage? Here is a chance for Malaysian students.

Google Malaysia ask students to participate in Doodle 4 Google. The winner will have his or her Google doodle displayed on Google Malaysia homepage for 24 hours on September 16th, 2014 (Malaysia Day).

In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, the theme for the first Doodle 4 Google Malaysia is ‘Malaysia to me is…’.

Doodle 4 Google competition is open for all Malaysian primary and secondary school students within the 4 age categories:

  1. 7 – 9 years old
  2. 10 – 12 years old
  3. 13 – 15 years old
  4. 16 – 17 years old

Participation is as easy as 1–2–3. Download the entry form (Google logo template), print out and start drawing, scan and submit. The closing date for entries is 15 July, 2014.

Each age groups will have a category winner. The official Google doodle team will select the winning doodle from the age group category winners.

The winning doodle will then be shown on Google Malaysia website on Malaysia Day 2014. All age category winners will receive prizes from Google’s partners.

Visit Google doodle gallery to get inspired. Here are some Google Malaysia doodles in the past:

Google Malaysia doodles
Google Malaysia doodles

➤ Doodle 4 Google