An Epic Rant to Sony Mobile …

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As you guys know, I am usually a Pro-Sony Mobile person.  However, due to some gut instincts, I have decided to not make the purchase of the not-so-recently released Sony Xperia Z3+.

Here are some of my own personal reasons for not buying the Xperia Z3+.

1. Dear Sony, you changed all the freaking magnetic docks … WHAT THE HELL am I gonna do with 6 different Magnetic Docks that I have owned since Xperia Z1?

2. And oh, the Qi-Wireless Casing that I bought for my Xperia Z3 … with the launch of Xperia Z3+, you have rendered the S$128 accessory use-impaired … can see, maybe can fit but cannot friggin use … because of the removing of the Magnetic Ports … WISE MOVE SONY.

3. Incremental update of Processor + change to an “open port” for charging … yes Sony, but you do know that your open Ports from the past (ie. 3.5mm audio port) that is open is PRONE to corrosion by water?  I have personally experienced that with my Z2 and Z3 … in fact they were so bad that I only use Wireless connectivity for all my connections, including backing up of my device (that’s the perk, you can wirelessly connect to your PC with your Sony device.).

So after TGB is a little abit pissed off with the announcement of Z3+ and Tablet Z4, mainly due to personal reasons above, he have decided to move on with his life.  However, the ghost of Sony Mobile Singapore’s (sorry friends in Sony Mobile Singapore) incompetence comes back to haunt TGB big time.

You see, even though TGB didn’t buy the Xperia Z3+ or the Xperia Tablet Z4, he have still successfully converted at least 10 personal friends to get the Sony Xperia Z3+ …

But that’s where the headache started.

Almost on a daily basis, TGB have to become tech-support for one common issue … THE BLOODY OVERHEATING of Z3+ due to the SnapDragon 810 processor.

Same thing that I chided Samsung about, and now Sony is following into their footsteps – UPGRADE to latest for the sake of upgrading is NOT a step forward.  In the first place, Sony Mobile have yet to solve their “4K Video Recording Crash” issues, and this new process have brought everything to new heights …. crashing the phone with just the camera on … and temperature running to 66degC on a device?  WOW!!! Are we going for some outdoor cooking that we didn’t know Sony’s new Z3+ can do?

I am sorry Sony, but you have been nothing but a disappointment of late.

You have made a lot of TGB’s friends very ANGRY!

It has been a while.

Closure was a path chosen by TGB for his daytime business.  No, TGB didn’t shutdown his official business as which he knows many of his frienemies are wishing …

The fact is, TGB choose to carry on believing what he does best and going at it alone, without any business partners.  Yes, that’s right, took TGB a while, but I have managed to finally secured every last share in my company.

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So now that 2 of his 3 legal cases on hands is finally over – bearing that the 3rd Legal Case doesn’t even technically belong to TGB, he just have to help someone get it sorted out … TGB is gonna be back.

Yes, I have missed blogging about new Sony and Microsoft devices.
In fact, I have missed out on the Prime Time to blog about Nokia coming back to the Smartphone world.

Well, better late than never they say.

Up next, Sony’s somewhat-new launch … in TGB’s new possession …

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Must say, I am impressed with it.

 

Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640XL available this weekend in Singapore

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Microsoft today announced the availability of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL in Singapore for only SGD299 and SGD429 respectively. The latest devices to join the Lumia portfolio, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL offer more personal computing and increased productivity through seamlessly integrated Microsoft Office experiences, OneDrive1 storage and fast 4G connectivity. Both devices will upgrade to and benefit from Windows 10 as it becomes available later this year.

  • Smoothly and quickly access important documents or run all of your favorite websites, apps and games, thanks to the on-board 1GB of memory and powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
  • View photos and watch videos on the Lumia 640’s crisp 5” HD display and the Lumia 640 XL’s larger 5.7” HD display.
  • Power through the work day and enjoy almost a day’s of talk time, thanks to the Lumia 640’s long-lasting 2500 mAh battery and the Lumia 640 XL’s 3000 mAh battery.
  • Capture detail rich photos even in low light, thanks to the 8 MP camera on the Lumia 640 LED flash and 13 MP camera ZEISS Optics on the Lumia 640 XL with LED flash and Lumia Camera right out of the box.
  • Stay updated on the most important information with Glance Screen, available on both devices
  • Enjoy the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, complete with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders.
  • Keep up-to-date with the best features through regular updates to Windows, including all the benefits of Windows 10 service as it becomes available later this year.

“People are looking for a device which brings them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play, without breaking the bank,” said Bruce Howe, General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. “With the long lasting battery and full range of Microsoft experiences – including Office and OneDrive – the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are the perfect enablers of productivity for consumers.”

From now to 30 June, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will also come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes the latest Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote) on the Lumia as well as on one PC or Mac and one tablet. With the Office 365 Personal installed, users will receive an additional 1TB of OneDrive storage, and 60 Skype world minutes.

To redeem the offer, users will need to download the Office 365 gift app from the Windows Phone Store by 30 June and activate it by 14 August 2015.

Both the Lumia 640 and 640 XL will be available in Singapore at Microsoft Authorized Mobile Reseller in Funan DigitaLife Mall and GadgetWorld, 3Mobile and Handphoneshop outlets from 18 April, Saturday.

All 3 local operators and A-Mobile will also be retailing the device with attractive data plans. The Lumia 640 will be available in glossy cyan, orange, white and matte black, and the Lumia 640 XL will be available in matte cyan, orange, black, and white.

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ChromeBit – here’s why it is a good idea for a cheap, no-frills desktop for your old screen

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Of all the days, April Fools Day (or at least on my part of the planet) was chosen to be the date of an announcement for ChromeBit, a low-cost HDMI browser-based  OS that runs on any HDMI screens – from your old 32″ LCD TV with that single HDMI port to well, currently sitting next to my office desk, doing nothing, kickass 27″ ASUS LED Display Screen (after my Acer Predator died on my, I just kinda brought it to office and swap between my DELL 23″ and this every other month.).

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Rocking specs that is slightly more worthy than any USD100 can get for yourself the ChromeBit shall be an unstoppable tool for many Small-Business Owners like myself.

Here are some of the supposed specs:
– Rockchip RK3288 (with quad-core Mali 760 graphics)
– 2GB of RAM
– 16GB of solid state storage
– 2×2 dual-band 802.11ac WiFi
– Bluetooth 4.0
– A Single full-size USB 2.0 port on one end (well the opposite end of the HDMI Port)

Let’s hope that this product see the light of the day, unlike the Google Glass or how many failed attempts that Google has tried.

On a sidenote, yesterday’s Google Panda joke from Google Japan – really KAWAII until can die loh!

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