You probably didn’t notice it since its been running fine since the end of January but if you are feeling some slowness at the office or at home you should call your broadband provider and see what’s up.
ORIGINAL BUTTERBOOM.COM PUBLISH DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2007
Our friends/enemies at PCCW have a launched their new Wi-Fi service in Hong Kong, and while we haven’t tried it yet the offerings seem pretty good for a start especially if you spend the better part of your day on Hong Kong side.
If you are a Netvigator user, you can get unlimited Wi-Fi for $98 a month. This goes for your laptop, phone and even your PSP. Read all the details at their site and let us know if we should get it.
ORIGINAL BUTTERBOOM.COM PUBLISH DATE: JANUARY 31, 2007Â
Here is some great Hong Kong trivia for you, ccording to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority in Hong Kong, the penetration of mobile phones in Hong Kong has risen to 133.4% or 9.33 million subscribers by October 2006. This is up from 8.4 million in October 2005. And of those over 2.2 million subscribe to 2.5G or 3G services.
Huh? That means in a city of 6.9 million (as of July 2006) that almost 1/3 of the city has 2 phone accounts.
Only at Xmas in Hong Kong and only at Lane Crawford till Boxing Day.
How’s this for over the top? Motorola‘s Motorazr V8 x ToyWatch is a crazy mix of snakeskin and 18K gold plating, and you can get it exclusively from Lane Crawford with a Christie limited edition watch wrapped together in a limited edition boxset till December 26th for HK$9668.
If you want it you’ll have to hit up Lane Crawford or call their concierge service at 2118-2888.
Benefits for the new models? Basically you get the Q9 Chinese stroke input, real time HK/China stock quotes and Forex via JAVA and (hopefully this comes with all Blackberry’s) easy 1-touch syncing, and of course the very clear and powerful yet more expensive service that 1010 offers.
Must say the Curve does look pretty cool, but no 3G and no WiFi? But it does have GPS and a trackball…but I guess we will have to wait for the rumored 8320 to get the missing pieces.
Super-light, cheap & powerful Asus is on everyone’s hitlist.
This one seems like a no-brainer: who wants a super-light, super-cheap notebook PC? Apparently everyone, especially this Christmas. The Asus Eee is causing a stir all over the world. Its just a super small super light weight but fairly powerful laptop PC. To the tech-savvy it seemed to be a bit of a lightweight joke, but it seems that its exactly what the masses want:
So overwhelming is the Eee PCÂ´s popularity in America that all the units were snapped up â€“ creating a lack of stock; and stores were inundated with orders for the Christmas season as soon as it was put on the shelves. Long queues were noted on launch day as people flocked to put their hands on the popular notebook. In the two weeks since itâ€™s launch in the US, the Eee PC has already sold ten thousand sets.
Did we mention that the price for this decent mobile PC is only HK$2980? That’s cheaper than most smartphones and way cheaper than the cheapest full-size laptop from Dell. Its sold out around Hong Kong too, and prices are moving up from its suggested retail price until stock becomes more readily available.
Considering that some people cannot type on a Blackberry because of the small keys or open attachments on iPhone’s this little device seems to be a good idea to go with your mobile phone, and we’re sure we’ll be seeing more of these little mini, cheap but powerful PC’s out on the market in 2008.