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PENANG BLOGGERS MEET OUT AT GURNEY PLAZA – CSL SPICE MI700 DROIDPAD PREVIEW

Recently, about 20 bloggers from Penang and Kedah were invited to CSL’s Spice MI700 DroidPad preview at Gurney Plaza, Penang. As Android has been the next state-of-the-art gadget in the market other than the Apple’s 10” iPad, all of us were very eager to learn more on what interesting features this 7” newly launched tablet has.

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We were divided into two groups in order to get a more personalized preview and hands on experiences on the Spice MI700 DroidPad. This was followed by some feedback questionnaires by CSL and a quiz session to determine who has the most knowledge on the product. Eventually, all went home with some CSL souvenirs but one person was randomly selected to take home an extra item – a CSL Spice MI700 DroidPad worth RM1599. Well, two can change the life of a person. How true it was for our fellow blogger, Ms. Apple Tan (Mr. Steven Goh’s wife), who was pregnant at that time. That’s two, right? 😛 She emerged the lucky winner of the Android gadget with extra two black eyes on the existing two white eyes on the CSL mascot on the promotion brochure. Congrats Mrs. Goh! 🙂

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Now let’s us study more in depth into the Spice MI700 DroidPad, a 7” tablet that runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, the latest mobile open platform developed by Google. It enables you work, play, shoot photos/videos/webcam/chat or even track your location with its in built GPS tracking device. It also supports a regular sized SIM card and is capable of supporting quadband networks such as EDGE, GSM, UMTS and HSDPA. It also has a WLAN 802.11 b/g. Measures at merely 179.4mm H x 110mm W x 11.5mm T and weighs at roughly 410gms, the tablet came with a long lasting 3240 mAh Li-Polymer battery. It’s equipped with Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR support, front facing VGA camera and and a back facing 3MP autofocus camera, which if by connecting to a Bluetooth headset, you would be able to make voice calls or video conferences right at your tip with ease. The Spice MI700 DroidPad is powered by Qualcomm MSM7227/600 MHz chipset with ROM/RAM of 512MB respectively and would be able to support a microSD card up to 32GB. You can check out the full specification at the CSL website.

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I did a little time exploring more on the set but I would think I may need to spend more in the future to get accustomed to some of the features. Here are some of my feedbacks I can provide at the mean time.

1. The booting time is quite acceptable at almost less than a minute considering that not that many programs had been installed into the system yet.

2. The screen resolution is quite acceptable, provided you do not place the screen protector sticker, which eventually caused the colors to be slightly pale looking.

3. Scrolling, touching and swiping can be quite smooth with hardly any lagging although I did face some areas where my touches needed to have at least two inputs. I have no problems with the smartly spaced virtual keyboard.

4. As for games, it rocks all time. No lag at all so far.

5. Reading with its e-Book reader can be fun as the word size is just right for my vision. Page transition is without any haste too.

6. I have no problems viewing videos through YouTube or any other online video sites. I have yet to test out on the video player but I guessed I may have to download some players to test the system out soon.

7. I also do not have any problems checking out my emails as well as connecting to FaceBook or Google Talk. I have yet to test out on some of the FaceBook games.

8. Checking GPS reading from Google Maps was fine. I’ll check on the free one year MapKing GPS Navigation system once I get it activated soon.

9. With two speakers installed at both sides of the tablet, the sound of music through the music player is quite acceptable.

10. Browsing and switching websites is smooth flowing, except that I wonder why CSL missed out the feature of allowing FLASH related graphics to show up on the system. Hardware or software limitation?

11. The quality of photo shooting through its 3MP camera is quite acceptable, considering that you won’t really need such high quality photos to be posted online.

12. I have yet to test on the battery life but I guess all gadgets would not last more than a few hours if heavy usage.

13. The tablet’s pre-installed full version of Documents To Go is so cool. It allows you to read, create, edit, cut or paste Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF files so easily. I love this so much.

14. As for the pre-installed applications, I felt that some of them such as the Islamic features is not relevant to some of our needs. It would be best if it were to be placed in the Market for those who need to download them. It gets rather cluttered and messy with so many things on the screen. Well, that’s my personal opinion here.

15. Although the tablet might be convenient and light weight to carry around, the price is still too steep at RM1599 (~USD500). Even a NetBook is cheaper than the tablet easily. I personally felt that a price range of between RM1.1K and RM1.3K would be more attractive to capture the market share.

You can check out CSL Malaysia’s official website for more updates.

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I HAVE MADE UP MY MIND TO GET A BETTER CAMERA

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I have been sourcing for a higher quality digital camera to replace my present one for quite some time now. Since I’m a regular light baggage traveler, owning one big and bulky camera would not be an ideal choice. Moreover, the price of such digital cameras would be out of my budget. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to get any compact digital cameras out on the market that would suit my preferences. Not until recently that I found out two models that would surely fit my needs.

You see… I have some problems taking good night scenes with my present camera. On top of that, shooting under low light or fast moving objects have been quite a headache. My present camera refused to focus well and the time needed to focus properly would take ages. That’s something I dreaded while owning that camera although the sharpness of the shots were superb, especially with outdoor shots under clear weather. I ended up with two of the best choices now. It’s either the Canon S90 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.

Both the digital cameras were designed for easy and yet high performance shooting. What I love most would be the speedy performance under low light conditions which I had problem with all these while. I now have to make up my mind to decide which brand to purchase. Both the semi-pro digital cameras have their own unique features and it was really a tough decision. Eventually, I had decided to get the latter as it had a hot shoe slot where I can put on an extended flash light although the other one did have a better shooting range. Moreover, I love the F2.0 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens, 10.1 mega pixels and an ultra-sensitive 1/1.63-inch CCD developed specifically for this model. You would surely see better shots from me from now onwards.

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THINK RICH TO GET RICH

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“There is a secret psychology to money. Most people don’t know about it, that’s why most people never become financially successful. A lack of money is not the problem, it is merely a symptom of what’s going on inside you.” – T. Harv Eker

It is undeniable that trying to be rich is what most people will have in their minds all the time but thinking without actions will be useless. Will attending courses, seminars, listening to CDs and reading the hundreds of books available in the market really help a person to achieve his dream? In my opinion, it does help when a person have the motivation to succeed in life but how long will this short blast of energy sustain? Most of the time, he will end up where he had started – Square One.

As T. Harv Eker had stated, “If your subconscious FINANCIAL BLUEPRINT is not SET for success, nothing you learn, nothing you know, nothing you do will make much a difference.” Isn’t this statement so true in our lives? Throughout our growing up years, we tried to be successful, just to prove to our parents and others that we can make it. Most of the time, we would encounter more failures and short term successes that we can ever keep track of. No matter how hard we had tried and the long hours we had put into, things just never work out well. Don’t you feel stressful seeing others in the same business soaring successfully while you are in your office “catching flies with a pair of chopsticks”?

It is all in the mind as I had always said. Rich people, middle class and poor people think differently. Rich people would not give up until they had seen their first million, middle class people would just pull through just to make ends meet, whereas poor people would hardly take any actions in improving their lives further. Unless and until the mindset of a person is changed to be successful, nothing will work well. How do I know this? It is because I purchased and read a lot of best selling books on the ways to be successful in life.

You can google on T. Harv Eker and his Millionaire Mind Intensive books and seminars to find out how he has helped thousands of his students and businesses to jump out from their “leaks” in their “toolboxes” to be successful in life.

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