Friday. 19 January. 2007. 1:02 pm
Is this the best Earthquake-proof Broadband service in HK?
We’ve been sitting on the fence on getting this for months but now with the blog in full swing the chance to actually use it for the chance to work anywhere in HK and get a private broadband channel is too great a proposition.
So how does it do? Continue Reading… Continue reading »
Thursday. 18 January. 2007. 1:48 pm
Announced today the new Samsung SCH-W559, the first touchscreen-based mobile phone in the world to use Immersion’s VibeTonz System to provide tactile feedback. What does this mean? Basically its a high-end touch-screen mobile phone – that touches you back.
Unlike using a Palm or other device where when you touch the screen it is just a plastic screen – this new technology upgrade will now feel more tactile and its already available in China via China Unicom where the price is around RMB4000.
Read more from the press release here.Â
Thursday. 18 January. 2007. 1:42 pm
Nike takes running to the next level with the new NIKE SPEED + Watch.
- Watch receives signal from Nike+ sensor and converts data to speed and distance information.
- LCD displays distance, pace, elapsed time and calories.
- Summary run data is sent to USB for tracking on nikeplus.com
- Nike Electrolite delivers one-touch backlighting.
Read more here
Wednesday. 17 January. 2007. 11:57 am
I love NowTV! All those years in the 90′s complaining about the crappy TV in Hong Kong was solved with broadband TV. Now I get to remember how to waste time by watching too much TV. I don’t subscribe to the full package but get selective channels like MTV Southeast Asia, E, CNBC, Discovery etc. all for amazingly low prices.
But there is the rub, NowTV is going to raise prices by 16% this year because they spent an amazing US$200 million on football broadcast rights. So from the current $388 to $450. Which isn’t bad but some people are already complaining.
There’s always iCable that lowered their prices to $308.
Wednesday. 17 January. 2007. 11:51 am
Hutchinson Whampoa‘s 3 Network really wants us all to take the 3G plunge by continuing to add more services to get the johnny-come-lately’s to join up! If you use 3′s 3G service you can use the 3G services in any country and pay as if you were in HK. It’s called the “3 Like Home” service and includes all SMS, MMS, video and data services – and most importantly all incoming and outgoing calls.
Most of us at Butterboom are still on the 2G trail since most of us haven’t seen the benefits of lugging around a giant phone that we can watch TV on. But with free roaming this might push us over.
More as it develops. Read more here.