Local fibre broadband (internet) operator MyRepublic just confirmed that they have signed a contract with one of the big 3 main telcos – Singtel, StarHub and M1 (though which is yet to be revealed). This means that they are now on track to launch their own brand of Mobile services and it would be pretty interesting to see how this all plays out. For reference, TPG, which won the fourth telco license, is also planning to start offering services here in Singapore in early 2018 and get full Singapore network coverage by the end of next year as well. Continue reading
Trip to BlackBerry Mobile Expert Centre (November 2017)
BlackBerry Mobile has officially located their service centre with TOM (Total Outsource Management) for sometime now, ever since (just before) the BlackBerry KEYone launch. However, there have been conflicting information on its location, with some other blogs spreading inaccurate information. As such, we have checked and clarified with BlackBerry Mobile and went down personally earlier last week and we can confirm that our information is accurate. Continue reading
Review: Samsung EVO Plus EVO+ 256GB MicroSD
As mentioned in our SanDisk review of the 256GB MicroSD card, here we have the Samsung varaint, in the form of their EVO plus or EVO+ variant. SanDisk maybe the first in the market with the 200GB variant, but Samsung has caught up with them being the first to out the 256GB variant. Despite that, it took us quite awhile to get our hands on a set, which we finally do now, for review!
PS: We did not receive a sample from Samsung but we bought this from a authorized Samsung retailer. Continue reading
BlackBerry Finally Rolls Out October Update – Krack Vulnerability Patched!
BlackBerry has finally rolled out the October patch for the Android devices by BlackBerry. As of now, however, only the BlackBerry Priv has received it though. According to BlackBerry, the October update patch includes the fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, ahead of other brands and competitors.
Update: BlackBerry KEYone has received it now! Continue reading
Review: SanDisk Ultra 256GB MicroSD
This review is way over due and the data was actually collected months back. However, I never got the time to actually post this up till now. Nonetheless, here’s the benchmark and review for the SanDisk Ultra 256GB MicroSD card, even as SanDisk is going to launch the 400GB microSD card. Continue reading
BlackBerry Android Applications Updated!
It is end October now and BlackBerry has just rolled out (yesterday actually) a whole bunch of updates for its Android suite of applications on Google Play. All their applications, ranging from BlackBerry Hub, to BlackBerry Notes and even the Power Center (for BlackBerry KEYone only) has been updated in this batch of updates. The changelog does not reflect much however, with mostly bugfixes or enhancements or performance improvements. Continue reading
BlackBerry Mobile Launches BlackBerry KEYone in Singapore
BlackBerry KEYone is finally here in Singapore. Announced first back in September 2017, the device has finally hit shore here, with only the souped-up generation 2 here in Singapore – the Black Edition. For the most critical information, it will be going on official retail next week, starting from 16 October 2017 from the telcos and resellers. Continue reading
BlackBerry Singapore Service Centre Moved – 2017 October Update
Keeping everyone updated on the news again – BlackBerry Mobile has moved the service centre once again! This time, they have yet again split the service centre, as per our may update. For BlackBerry Priv and prior devices, the service centre is still at Little India but for DTEK 50, DTEK 60 and KEYone, the service centre is on the move yet again. Continue reading
BlackBerry Begins Rollout of September Android Security Update
Finally it is here – the monthly update routine is here again. The September Android security update for BlackBerry Android smartphones is now out and once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level change. This time’s update will patch the device to September 5, 2017, or later. Continue reading
Review: BlackBerry KEYone Official Hardshell Case
Earlier this week, we saw the Official Flip Case for the BlackBerry KEYone which hardly impressed us, now here we have the other official accessory – the Hardshell case. The BlackBerry KEYone Official Hardshell Case from BlackBerry is actually a two piece build, quite like the Incipio Dualpro or Otterbox cases. So will this impress us or will this be another flop? Continue reading