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Written by crizlai on Nov 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: accessories, awareness, internet, product, technology

Gone are the days when streaming movies through the internet were painstaking with the requirement of total patience for the slow downloads. With the advancement of fiber optics internet connections being provided by so many Internet Service Providers (ISPs), you can practically get connected anywhere and anytime at your convenience. Thus, you have now the birth of 1OTT Social TV, the latest hype in providing over-the-top audio and visual contents via the internet. It’s the brainchild of Crowd Media Sdn. Bhd. under the umbrella of Syabas Technology, the company behind many award-winning digital entertainments such Popcorn Hour™ and more. Thanks to Vidcrowd Media Sdn. Bhd., the sole distributor for 1OTT products in Malaysia and marketing arm for ASEAN countries, Malaysians as well as many IPTV enthusiasts overseas would now be able to be pampered with various entertainments with just a few clicks via the remote control.

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With our hectic lifestyle in chasing our dreams in providing better living standards for ourselves as well as our family members, we tend to forget that we are not robots and would need to spend some time to recuperate and reenergize our bodies for better performances. Other than having the required exercises to keep our body healthy, we would also need a relaxed state of mind to be more analytical in decision makings. Therefore, there’s always the need for some sort of entertainments, may it for our own self or together with your family members. That’s the reason you would need to own the 1OTT Social TV Box for the utmost entertainment experiences of your life time. It’s as easy as Plug-Connect Network-Play.

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You may ask how the “1OTT Social TV Box” could be of benefit to you. Well, it’s the state-of-the-art device that would enable you to easily stream thousands of your favorite movies, shows, news and more through their public apps as well as viewing other third party public apps. All you need is a minimum of 2Mbps internet connection for most contents or a minimum of 4Mbps for Live TV and you will be on the way to experience your sought after relaxation on your big screen. It’s as simple as that!

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You are in luck now as the appointed reseller, Ban Hin Bee (BHB) group, an established electrical & electronics retail chain stores in Penang, together with its affiliate companies, Sincere Zone (M) Sdn. Bhd. in Selangor, are having an introductory offer that would be too great to resist. Each unit of the 1OTT is now retailed with a “ONE TIME PAYMENT” of RM479 (inclusive 6% GST) at all BHB and its affiliate outlets (excluding Kitchentech outlets). In addition to the overall warranty, a “90 days 1-for-1 exchange warranty” and a “free remote control upgrade to V8 back-lit and long range remote control worth RM30 (while stocks last)” are provided EXCLUSIVELY through all these outlets (excluding Kitchentech outlets). Please check the address and contact information as per link.

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On top of that, you can also use the code provided here (CL8001) or just mention my name, Criz Lai, and you would be able to claim an additional Sarowin HDMI Cable worth RM68 for FREE. This offer is until 31 December 2015 while stocks last. So, hurry up to get your unit today.

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Here are the specifications as well as items which would come with each set of the 1OTT Social TV package:

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Though it’s highly recommended for those owning HDTV to purchase the 1OTT player for clarity, it does not mean that you can’t watch using other mode of display. For those still owning the older box type of TV, you can still use the product by purchasing the HDMI-Composite Breakout Cable. As for those without any TV but with PC monitor or laptop, you can still use the player if the unit is of higher range with a DVI-D (dual link) slot or HDMI slot with the purchase of a HDMI-DVI/HDMI-HDMI Cable. If you are using the DVI-HDMI cable for visual, then you’ll need to plug in the external speakers into the composite slot on the player for audio. However, you would still need to have a minimum of 2Mbps internet connection to view most of the Video-On-Demand (VOD). In case you are unsure of how those slots will look like, I have attached a photo below.

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Let me share with you my experiences on some of the channels I’ve gained access to during my review on the product. Wow! I’m impressed with the quality and quantity of online entertainments which I can stream at ease with this product. On top of that, there are so many series and movies that I had missed out in the recent months and I could just watch them all at my convenience through their ever updated and comprehensive listing. The best part is that I can use the Resume Playback, Fast Forward & Rewind features without missing the action parts of the show, unlike viewing through certain paid channels.

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Once you have plugged in and gone through the selection of either WIFI or Ethernet, the main screen will pop out. The first thing to do is to enter the first code “VHTBWGC” into the “Enter Package Code” space on the top right hand corner of your screen via your remote control. After entering the code, press “OK”, then press “Agree” on the Terms & Conditions and you would be on the way to watch all the programs available on the set.

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After the first step, you would get the benefit of using the “Announcement” to check on more updates. This is where you would get more package codes shown for latest shows. Just follow the steps above to enter as per your selection. These are 1OTT Video-On-Demand (VOD) package codes where the private apps are developed by Third Party developers. The library which pulls FREE contents from 100+ websites for direct streaming, has more than 12,000 titles from US, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Indonesia, etc. It’s updated on a daily or weekly basis.

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Firstly, let’s have a look at the LIVE TV channels such as the Malaysian 1TV. There are all together 18 channels namely TV1, TV2, Bernama and more.

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For those who love watching English movies, you are in luck to catch up with the movies that you have missed. Just click the “English Movies” icon and it would lead you into another page. This is where the fun part is. The first 5 icons are where you could watch more movies within based on their category. If you take a closer look at the top right hand corner, you would notice that there’s a counter to show you the quantity of movies available. With 100+ latest movies available, it would take me months before I could finish all. By that time, there would be more updated ones. That’s what I like about the 1OTT Social TV – endless entertainment!

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As for the “English Series”, it’s also another category with almost a hundred series to view on, not amounting to the number of titles you would get to view in each of the series. OMG! That’s another few hundreds of titles to catch on.

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For those who love to watch “Malaysian Dramas and Movies”, you are in luck too as there would be quite a number of interesting shows that you have missed. Currently, there are 24 movies and 35 dramas in these categories. I felled in love with the acting of Nur Suhada binti Jebat (commercial name Ayda Jebat), an actress cum singer. In the drama, M.A.I.D., she was so natural and comical, especially when she was in panicking situations.

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You could also watch some “Thai Movies” with over 40+ titles here, which include horror, romance, friendship and more.

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For “Japanese Anime” lovers, there are over 70+ titles with hundreds subtitles for you to explore. It’s really a heaven in here.

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There are also some channels on Health and you could learn many beneficial tips on daily healthy lifestyles to applying Traditional Chinese Medication (TCM) into your life. I quite like these titles as I’ve learned some interesting tips to boost up my immune system as well as maintaining a general wellbeing.

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1OTT Social TV player is not short of Documentaries too. It indeed had widened my knowledge on a lot of aspects in life, especially in the culture, tradition, history and science of other nationalities.

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– It’s a portable unit that with enable the user to endless entertainments on-the-go as well as at home as long as there’s a minimum of 2Mbps WIFI/Ethernet internet connection.
– It can be set at 1080p for HD quality and has a build in detector to adjust the quality from 480p, 720p and 1080p based on your best internet connectivity.
– There are over 10,000 titles to watch each time and it’s a never ending process as the system will update the titles on a daily or weekly basis. Thus, endless streaming for the user.
– It’s a one click convenience to watch most of the shows you have missed without having to search for them online.
– The player has Resume Playback, Fast Forward & Rewind features, which you can have all the control within your own grasp.

– It’s not a TV Decoder, thus you can’t control the language for the subtitles. What you see on the screen is what you get. Unless you understand the language spoken, you might have some issues digesting the whole show.
– Unless you have the patience to wait for the upload of the latest drama which might be 24-48 hours later, some might find it irresistible to hunt for the updates online.
– For those who are equipped with the latest HD gadgets at home, you may find the quality to be below par as not 100% of the titles are in 1080p qualities.


1) What is 1OTT?

1OTT is an Internet Connected TV Box that enables direct streaming of Audio & Video Contents to your big screen TV. This product is the brainchild of Cloud Media, a company pioneering in Connected Entertainment Market, responsible for powering the World’s First Internet Connected TV – the HP MediaSmart and developer of the Award-Winning Popcorn Hour™ Networked Media.

2) How many channels are currently available on 1OTT?

Currently 1OTT delivers more than 140 Live Channels and VOD (Video On Demand) contents comprising of Recipe & Cooking Shows; Health, Wellness & Exercise Programs; Education on Demand & Documentaries; Lifestyle & Travel Channels and many more. In addition, you can also access to THOUSANDS of TV Shows & Dramas, Variety Shows and Movies through 3rd party/external apps.

3) What is the monthly / yearly subscription fee for 1OTT?

NO Subscription Fee is required. 1OTT is currently retailed at BHB outlets with ONE TIME PAYMENT of RM479 (inclusive 6% GST).

4) Is 1OTT HD (High Definition) enabled?

1OTT have both SD (Standard Definition) Channels and HD (High Definition) Channels. Availability of 1080 HD video is subject to provider and Internet broadband connection speed.

5) What is the Internet speed required for streaming video?

A minimum of 2MB is required for most contents, while 4MB is needed for better Live TV streaming and experiences.

6) Will the contents be updated in 1OTT? If yes how frequent?

We have a dedicated team to maintain and update the contents from time to time. Contents are updated on both daily & monthly basis subject to online availability.

7) Does 1OTT have ASTRO channels?

No. 1OTT is not a TV Decoder for paid channel. We do not host any contents whatsoever. 1OTT merely aggregates Public Contents and acts as an Open Platform for third-party developers to share their Private Contents.

8) Is 1OTT sold in other countries?

In Malaysia, 1OTT is SIRIM Certified and is sold in many countries including USA, Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, etc.

9) What are the differences between 1OTT and other similar devices in the market? (e.g. Android box etc.)

1OTT runs on Linux platform not Android. We constantly thrive to deliver the BEST Media Streaming Experience by offering Easy Browsing of content titles via Remote Control, Convenient & Speed of Direct Streaming without Downloading and Technical & Content Support. Furthermore, you can browse content using your smart phone simply by downloading our Remote Control App to iOS or Android devices.


Android Play Store: Popcorn Hour Remote Control by Cloud Media Sdn. Bhd. (http://bit.ly/1OsaNh4)

iPhone App Store: MobileRC by Syabas Technology Inc. (http://apple.co/1JmWHWE)

10) What is the warranty?

Each unit will have a 1 year Limited Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. All other new accessories (remote and cables) are entitled to a 90 days Limited Warranty


For any enquiries regarding your 1OTT Social TV, you can always private message them at their 1OTT Facebook Page. You are assured of a response within 24 hours.


VidCrowd is always interested in expanding their international reseller network. If you are interested in marketing 1OTT products or other range of media players in your country, we would be interested in hearing more about your current operations and your proposed plans for our products at leslie@vidcrowdmedia.com

Thanks to Vidcrowd Media Sdn. Bhd., each of us was presented a WIFI based version of FreeOTT for our personal usage. The unit is a premium giveaway by the company and would not be available for sale. It’s as good as the 1OTT Social TV with the exact features and quality streaming.

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The reviewer or any other related business entity or website (hereinafter “Company”) associated with the manufacturing and/or distribution of the 1OTT product (hereinafter “Product”) is not responsible for any miscommunication that may occur regarding channel and content listings and availability. You agree to understand that the channels and content are provided via 3rd party app developers (hereinafter “external apps”) and is streamed over the internet via these external apps. You agree to understand that the Product is merely a device that allows you to connect through your own internet provider and stream any content that is available via these external apps that are available through the Product.

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Written by crizlai on Jul 5th, 2014 | Filed under: event, mobile, penang, product, technology

Barely a year from the opening of the first Ninetology Experiential Flagship Touch Point at Plaza Low Yat, Malaysia’s Largest IT Lifestyle Mall, on 30 August 2013, Ninetology today had expanded to the Northern region with the second Experiential Flagship Touch Point at Gurney Paragon, Penang. With a unique concept unlike others, consumers from Penang as well as the surrounding states would get to experience the touch and feel of its devices to complement today’s lifestyles and culture.

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The launching ceremony was graced by the management team of Ninetology ASEAN comprising of Mr Sean Ng (Chief Executive Officer), Mr Marco Beh (Chief Operating Officer), Mr Leslie Loh (Chief Digital Officer) plus Malaysian singer and songwriter, Yise Loo.

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“Our Experiential Centers celebrates freedom of expression with a wide offering of our latest Ninetology U9 smart phones and lifestyle accessories that cater to consumers with a wide variety of interests including technology, fashion, art and so forth. Here at our center, we do not only showcase our products, but it is a place where consumers can indulge the ‘urbanite’ environment and convenience alongside the recent introduction to our eChannel. Our smart phones can be purchased through our outlets and eChannel with efficient payment gateways for ultimate convenience at their finger tips,” said Sean Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Ninetology ASEAN.

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Both experiential centers in Gurney Paragon and Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur focuses on upholding Ninetology’s after sales service, 9care. 9care is available both online and offline, hence users can now find convenience to identify or solve any issues regarding their devices. The Ninetology’s Flagship Touch Point is opened from 10.00am to 10.00pm daily.

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For the opening, the Gurney Paragon Ninetology Experiential Flagship Touch Point also had the Unlock Screen Challenge, where customer would get the chance to unlock the U9Z1T screen with a 9 dots special code. The person who could unlock the phone would get to win home the U9Z1T. Each try would be at RM1 and proceed would go to the respective charitable organizations. Terms & Conditions apply.

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The official opening of the Ninetology Experiential Flagship Touch Point was also attended by some of the Penang bloggers.


For more information, please visit:
Ninetology’s Official Website: http://www.ninetology.com/
Ninetology’s eChannel: http://www.ninetology.com/echannel
Ninetology’s 9care: http://www.ninetology.com/9care

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Written by crizlai on Aug 1st, 2013 | Filed under: announcement, event, mobile, technology

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Producing smart phones with stylish built and state-of-the-art technologies at an affordable pricing has always been the mission and vision of Ninetology, an ASEAN mobile device technology company, with the launch of their latest U9 series yesterday at KL Hilton Hotel, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The “Unite-as-One” power-infused technology with the urbanite profile was presented in three models: The X1, Z1, and Z1+, which are new and stylish devices engineered to meet the human needs of speed, precision and high levels of engagement.

“We are very proud to be in strategic partnership with MediaTek Inc., the leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. MediaTek’s invaluable support in providing us with high performance and reliable information communications solutions, as well as highly integrated and customized solutions, has significantly shortened our time-to-market, enhanced our product competitiveness, and also bring a better overall user experience. We are currently second largest in terms of mobile device market share. With the introduction of the U9 series, we hope to further strengthen Ninetology’s position as well as to grab a sizeable share in the Premium Smart Phones category,” said Mr. Sean Ng Chee Heng (Chief Executive Officer, Ninetology Marketing Sdn. Bhd.).

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Mr. Arthur Wang, Senior Director, Head of EMSM, MediaTek Inc. receiving the Certificate of Appreciation from Mr. Sean Ng, CEO of Ninetology Marketing Sdn. Bhd.

The U9 series smart phones with 16GB ROM/1GB RAM of internal memory are ideal for viewing videos, playing games and other content with super-fast connectivity, are powered by Android 4.2 and a MediaTek MT6589 1.2GHz Quad-core processor, in which would deliver a richer smart phone experience at a competitive price. Customers enjoy access to more than thousands of applications including social network, productivity and utilities, entertainment, and appstore. They have display screens of 4.8” (X1), 5.7” (Z1) and 5.5” (Z1+) respectively. They are slim and light and would be a stylish and durable companion for upbeat lifestyles.

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Color Available: Black, Red

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DARE TO BE… blown away by the companion who complements and feast your eyes on the sleek Ruby body of young exquisiteness. Bravery packed in one single smart machine, U9X1 takes you an extremely rocking experience of being a fashion statement for those with a burst of character and personality. Make a statement with its unique aero-dynamic curved figure and ultra-distinctive display with the Super AMOLED Plus technology, for a stimulating visual experience. Indulge and be in the moment with sharper images and vivid color display for the image-come-to-life enjoyment, attract attention from all sights and angle. Get ready for unsurpassed performance with the amazingly fast 1.2 GHz Quad core Processor while knowing no boundaries of photography via U9X1’s 13 Megapixels rear and 5 megapixels front cameras. Bid farewell to spiritless moments. Dare to… Stand Out.

Color Available: Black

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SIZE DOES MATTER… Life is Great, Gigantic and Genormous so it’s only right for you to embrace it with palms wide open. What other way to do just that than going all out with the U9Z1, giving you the best of our smashing 5.7 inch IPS HD display for a complete field of vision. Enjoy highly engaging gaming experience, swift communications and the perfected multi-tasking tool for urbanites who lead extravagant lifestyles. Be extra inspired especially with the ever powerful 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor to bring out the best of your days and get connected fast, wherever you are. Alongside its beautiful size, comes the sustainable internal storage of 16GB+1GB, supported with up to 32GB external storage. Z1 is truly a companion with its longer battery life to stay by your side during leisure or work, so fret no more as those days are long gone. Be pleased with extraordinary length in photography and self portraits with 12 Megapixels rear and 5 megapixels front cameras. Live it… Larger Than Life

Color Available: White

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NOTHING ELSE MATTERS… As an Alpha individual, we understand your need to win and the inner desire in you to be steps ahead, above anyone else. You need a reliable companion, as reliable as you are. So, fast forward into the future and open doors to all possibilities with the exclusive U9Z1+. Well enhanced progressive viewing ability to give you the ultimate mobility satisfaction with the astonishingly sleek 5.0 inch IPS HD display, like never before. Living life in the fast lane has never gotten this easy with the 1.2GHz Quad core processor, making you the talk of the town with all those fast, timely updates. Style up with the exclusive CNC frame on Z1+ side panels, boosting the body’s durability and classiness at any given angle. Glorified with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, Z1+ glass panel is definitely first class in thinness, lightness, and ultimately, in its scratch resistant properties.

At the launch, Ninetology also revealed their newly appointed Product Spokesperson, Z-Chen, a Malaysian Mandopop singer, also fondly known as the R&B Little Prince. “As a singer and urbanite myself, I can truly appreciate the U9 series. The U9 smart phones truly understand my needs as an individualist with various interests and a strong desire for freedom. With the U9 series, there are unlimited possibilities to enrich my lifestyle and illuminate my unique personality, work and music. I feel that I am always united-as-one with my U9 smart phone in one seamless human-technology integration,” said Chen.

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Z-Chen will also jointly produce a song/tune with Ninetology and feature the U9 smart phones in his upcoming music videos.

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Here’s a video on Z-Chen on promoting the U9 X1 smartphone:

Some bloggers from the lifestyle and technology blogs were also invited and briefed on the newly launched Ninetology U9 Series. They had fun-filled experiences with two infamous celebrity hosts, DJ Kevin Chong (TraxxFM) and Mark O’ Dea (The London Boys) as well as hands on with the 3 latest gadgets.

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For more information on the U9 Series: http://www.facebook.com/NinetologyMalaysia/app_478239202210523

About Ninetology Marketing Sdn. Bhd.: Ninetology is an ASEAN mobile device technology company. We are, strongly driven by our attitude towards progress and we strive for phenomenal growth as we move forward. We take pride in being on par with global technology and renowned international standards, and being meticulous with detail, art and beauty. Inspired by bold and fast-paced lifestyles, Ninetology products are empowered by today’s solutions for practicality and functionality.
About MediaTek Inc.: MediaTek Inc. is a leading semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the “2454” code, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in the United States, China, Singapore, India, Japan, Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai.

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Written by crizlai on May 10th, 2013 | Filed under: event, launch, technology

2013 marked a new milestone in the technology-communication era with the collaboration between Ninetology, Tune Talk and Qualcomm. The signing of the Synergistic Strategic Alliance ceremony between Mr. Sean Ng Chee Heng (Chief Executive Officer, Ninetology Marketing Sdn Bhd), Mr. Jason Lo (Chief Executive Officer, Tune Talk) and Mr. Mantosh Malhorta (Senior Director of Business Development Country Head Philippines, Singapore & Malaysia, Qualcomm Incorporated), was held on 10 April 2013 at the Grand Dorsett Hotel, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.

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The hall entrance had a Lamborghini Gallardo on display with event model girls, massage chair for pleasure of guests and several personnel providing free massage services, courtesy of Relax Time. While within the hall, there were arrays of posters depicting the event’s theme. Along with the many speeches by the event organizers was a performance by the winner of Malaysia Tag-team Beatbox Battle 2011, Koujee. Also in presence was also another speaker, Mr. Goh Thih Liang, Business Development Manager, Qualcomm Incorporated.

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One of the highlights of the event was the unveiling of the Ninetology’s Pearl Mini, a bold statement for the young as it boasts on its compact and sleek body frame. Spelling undisputed convenience for energetic lifestyle movements, Pearl Mini is fit for every alpha individual who longs for superb technology on the go.

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The Pearl Mini will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon platform and would be packaged with Tune Talk’s prepaid service, which would include RM50 FREE Talktime (comes preloaded with SIM) and RM100 Airtime Rebate (RM10 x 10). To get this rebate, one needs only to reload RM20 or more in any denominations each month. For more information on the Tune Buddies SIM pack, visit http://www.tunetalk.com/my/services/tunebuddies. The Pearl Mini’s is available now at all Ninetology and Tune Talk retail outlets nationwide at a recommended retail price (RRP) of RM399.

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Another prominent tablet on display was the newly launch Ninetology’s Outlook Pure, an evolution of mobile tablet technology which is derived from the very essence of purity in today’s era of communication. Pure defines familiarity with family bonds in experiencing love and care, progressive learning and cherishing priceless moments, that peace of mind in your family’s growth. Recommended retail price (RRP) is at RM599.

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As part of its on-going Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Ninetology also presented a GOLD Cheque worth RM50,000 to Yayasan Bakti Khidmat Masyarakat Malaysia (YBKMM), Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia (RM30,000) and Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah (PPKKCTM) (RM10,000).

Please also take note that Ninetology would be announcing its branding and marketing direction via Malaysia’s largest Basketball Tournament, Ninetology All Star 2013, organised by XBallerto, to encourage more youths to be fit and healthy. This tournament shall take place from May till November 2013. Details of this tournament can be found at www.xballer.com.

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About Ninetology Marketing Sdn Bhd: Founded in August 2012, Ninetology Marketing Sdn Bhd is an ASEAN mobile device technology company; strongly driven by people’s pride and importance of being on par with global technology progression and renowned international standards. Ninetology had proven its capabilities when the brand had emerged tremendously and had earned a significant market share in Malaysia’s mobile device industry. Ninetology’s objective is to transform the way of traditional communication into the revolutionary era of smart phones. This prominent transition will assure enhancement of people quality with enhanced intelligence. Ninetology had just recently been launched in Indonesia last September and shall continue its progression to other ASEAN countries. The year 2012 witnessed Ninetology with four per cent of the market share since the brand emerged in August. The company has sold 93,000 units within the first quarter of 2013. As of February 2013, Ninetology has covered 5.2 per cent of Malaysia’s mobile device market share amongst other brands in the market. Ninetology also gained 60 per cent of whole youth share in conjunction with our support towards Pakej Komunikasi Belia by the MCMC.

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About Tune Talk: Tune Talk is the fastest-growing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Asia, officially launching commercial services in Malaysia in 2009. Our target is to provide super low rates and exciting incentives to the market. Our prepaid service offers voice, SMS and data packages that meet the demands for a simple, value-for-money product with easy accessibility and a wide distribution reach. As a member of the Tune Group of companies, we have the advantage of providing a completely unique lifestyle service with offers by Tune Money, Tune Hotels, Tune Insurance, BIG Loyalty Programme and AirAsia. For more information, please visit www.tunetalk.com.


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Written by crizlai on Aug 22nd, 2011 | Filed under: accessories, announcement, awareness, event, mobile, technology

Yesterday marked another great journey for CSL as it launched its second 3S Care Center and Northern Hub (First one was at Plaza Low Yat, Kuala Lumpur) in Megamall, Seberang Prai, Penang. The launching was in line with the company’s mission to have a flagship service center cum branch office to cater to the needs of its customer for the Northern region, ie, Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak. The 3S represents After Sales Services, Technical Support and Mobility Solutions – in short SERVICE, SUPPORT and SOLUTIONS. The opening ceremony was graced by Dato’ Dr Eric Chuah (CSL Group Managing Director), Mr Edwin Gan (CSL Country Manager) and 17 Master Key Distributors from all over Malaysia. Based on Dato’ Dr Eric Chuah’s opening speech, it was known that CSL has been advising Malaysians to go through the Switching Era together by converting their Mobile to Mobile Internet, Single SIM to Dual SIM and also change their perception of Unaffordable Mobile to Affordable Mobile. After all, CSL is the pioneer mobile manufacturer in Malaysia, thus we should always support our local products. Even prior to the launching, hundreds of potential buyers have been queuing up to take advantage of the great discounts of RM100 to RM400 for the smart phones and switch series.


During the launching, we were introduced to the special edition of the CSL Swarovski series, a series of mobile meant for the ladies which had Swarovski Zirconia studded crystals. The main attraction was the BMI Calculator and Menstrual Calendar functions. The models included the Blueberry PRINCESS 9200 (RRP RM299), Blueberry SHE 9300 (RRM RM399), SOPHIE G16 (RM399) and EMMA DS900 (RM299).


• Dual SIM
• CSL Fun Club
• Sound Cube
• BB Messenger
• S. Push Mail
• Opera Mini
• Facebook / Twitter / Tagged / Skype
• Google Apps / Yahoo Apps / MSN Apps
• BMI Calculator / Menstrual Calendar
• 2.0 Megapixels Camera
• MP3 / MP4 Player / FM Radio
• Video & Sound Recorder
• MicroSD Card Expansion

• GSM 900 / 1800Mhz
• Color: White


Blueberry PRINCESS 9200:
• Display: 2.4” TFT QVGA
• Size: 115 x 59.5 x 11.5 mm
• Weight: 94g
• Standby: up to 188 hours
• Talk Time: up to 454 min


Blueberry SHE 9300:
• Display: 2.4” TFT QVGA
• Size: 70 x 70 x 16.3 mm
• Weight: 110g
• Standby: up to 264 hours
• Talk Time: up to 353 min


• Display: 2.8” TFT QVGA (capacitive screen)
• Size: 102 x 55.5 x 13 mm
• Weight: 97g
• Standby: up to 145 hours
• Talk Time: up to 421 min


• Display: 2.2” TFT QVGA
• Size: 114 x 48 x 12 mm
• Weight: 82g
• Standby: up to 248 hours
• Talk Time: up to 496 min


The other model of Dual SIM card mobile which we were briefed was the CSL Dual SIM MI350 also known as the SWITCH Dual (RM699).


• Size
114.8 x 62.8 x 14.7mm
Qualcomm MSM7227-1 with DSDS BSP
• Network
GSM Quad bands: 850/900/1800/1900
• Data
SMS, MMS, Email
• Display
3.5“ HVGA(480 x 320)
• Memory
512MB NAND Flash/512MB DDR
• Camera
• Battery
Li-ion 1500 mAH
• Expansion Slot
Micro SD
• Features
Bluetooth, FM

The MI350 might not be the best smart phone in the market, but it certainly has a great responsive touch screen with great preloaded apps. At RM699, it definitely cheap and would just fulfill the basic needs of a new Android smart phone user. Compared to the MI410 (RM799) with has a larger touch screen (4.1” HVGA TFT LCD Capacitive Touch Screen Display) and running on Qualcomm 1Ghz Snapdragon, I still prefer the MI350 as it has dual SIM slots and more fine in design. You can read more of the MI350 review at my earlier post. For more information and future developments, you can check out CSL Malaysia’s official website for more updates.

We also had some social hours to mingle with the rest of the bloggers, researched on the functions of the top 5 models, video interviews with some of bloggers on their feedback on the phones and at the same time savor some of dishes from one of the prominent café s in Megamall – Life 1 Café.


We had Boxing Chicken (2pcs cut to 4pcs – RM6.80), Fried Fish Fillet (RM15.80), Chicken Nuggets (6pcs – RM4.80), Chicken Spaghetti Bolognese (RM11.80), Chicken Piccatta (if with rice – RM18.80) and fruit juice (Apple, Orange & Dragon Fruit – RM4.30). Somehow, the food did not impress me at all as most of the dishes were deep fried. Moreover, I was still recovering from my illness. To me, it was kind of salty for most dishes.


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