TechGeek-sense Tingling …


TheGeekyBeng happily bought today’s Straits Times in hope of finding traces of the elusive Sony Xperia Z3 – with it’s AMAZING 2 Days of SocialMediaWhoreLikeUsage –  availability in the market only to have his TechGeek-Sense Tingle.

Here’s a big question, is there anything going on between the Telcos and SPH?

First there was THE BIG 3-some PULL OUT of an SPH organized event …

Then there was the significant lack of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ advertisement across SPH Publications – though the SPH Writers are clamouring over these iBend Devices.

Today, we see completely no trace of Starhub and only three full pages from Singtel and two pages from M1.

Is there something wrong going on between the relationship of Telcos and SPH?

Is SPH truly going through some very difficult times now?  Or have they gotten too big for their head that perhaps still not treasuring the what-ever-little-businesses-that-telcos-can-give-them?


(*Disclaimer:  This is a topic for discussion, not meant to attack any parties mentioned here.)

Nokia Lumia 830 – Due for Launch in Singapore this weekend, 27th Sep 2014 #Lumia830 #Singapore #Launch

Good news Windows Phone Fanboys.  MSFT’s PR Agency has just dropped TGB the latest Press Release for the official sale of Nokia Lumia 830 at an affordable price of S$529.  That’s like nearly 1/3 the price of an iPhone 6+ 128GB.


With a premium design, superior PureView imaging and integrated Microsoft services, Lumia 830 makes high-end innovation more affordable.

With from the best of Windows Phone 8.1, and packing the very best Lumia innovations including Wireless Charging, Optimized Image Stabilization and SensorCore into an ultra-sleek package, the Lumia 830 delivers:

·        Incredible image and video quality, day or night, Lumia 830 captures sharp images with a 10-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, Rich Recording, and our thinnest optical image stabilization system to date.

·        Capture expressions and emotions with Living Images that make your camera roll come alive, and share on social networks using Storyteller.

·        The latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim, providing faster connections to everything that matters with Notification Center, Live Tiles and Microsoft Office

·        Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft Office with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint available out of the box for leading productivity on the go.

·        Live, sync, and instantly share with 15GB of OneDrive storage, which securely connects content with friends, family, and colleagues on the go.

·        A world of apps including Instagram, Adidas miCoach, Vimeo, and Flipboard – plus apps that sync across devices so you can pick up where you left off.

·        A powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor, featuring quad-core CPUs at 1.2 GHz, delivers a fast and smooth web browsing, gaming, and overall user experience on a beautiful, sharp 5-inch ClearBlack display.

·        ‘SensorCore’ low-power motion sensing tracks motion and location even while the phone is ‘asleep’ in your pocket – perfect for exercise and exploration – for apps like Bing Health and Fitness, and Adidas miCoach.

·        The 2200 mAh battery keeps you going, while built-in wireless charging adds convenience (charging pad sold separately).

·        Works with the second generation ‘Smart Wireless Charging Plate’, which makes the most convenient way to charge even better by interacting with Lumia smartphones to alert people when to charge with a subtle glow.

The Lumia 830 will be available in Singapore at Nokia Stores and Nokia Solution Partners from 27 September 2014, Saturday, at a recommended retail price of SGD529. All 3 local operators will also be retailing the device with attractive data plans. The Lumia 830 will be available in a range of colours including bright orange, bright green, white and black.

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Hear Thee!!! Sony Xperia Z3 purchases in Singapore to come with Accessories Bundle

From an insider source with Sony Mobile Singapore, the sale of Xperia Z3 will come with a free Accessories Bundle with every purchase – regardless Telcos or Retail Shop purchases.
That’s right, this supersedes the earlier post that I had with Mr Bernard Chong from Sony Mobile Singapore telling the bloggers during out Q&A with them that they will be giving out Charging Docks with every Telco purchase of Xperia Z3 …

In fact, this makes it even harder now for TGB to decide what he don’t need … because he already have quite a few charging docks, including one specially for Xperia Z3; multiple Xperia Noise-Cancelling Headphones, the Sony MDR-NC31EM.

Wondering what is he gonna do with the excess items?  Perhaps Sony Fans would like TGB to do up another contest here?  Drop me a note if you would like to receive extra Sony freebies from TGB and I will maybe think of some contest for those of you who made the Sony Xperia Z3 purchases here in Singapore.

First Impressions – Sony Xperia Z3 – #DemandGreat #XperiaDetails

TGB was invited to the SEA Launch of Sony Mobile’s new series of Xperia products, the Z3 family.
Oh boy, he sure was glad that he actually took time off from work to attend the event.

The Z3 is in one word, amazing.  Frankly, being (short of people calling me a fanboy) an avid and reasonable believer in Sony’s products since the Z Series (seriously, you should hear about my opinions on Sony’s products prior to Xperia Z and after their split from Ericsson.) my wallet was definitely screaming in pain with the recent quick rounds of successive purchases of Sony Flagships starting from Z, Tablet Z, Z1, Z Ultra, Z2 and Tablet Z2 – not to mention the sheer obscene numbers of accessories that I have made with each device purchased – the logical me was telling myself that, “Ok fine, I will just buy a Tablet Z3 Compact to try and skip the Xperia Z3, after all it is just incremental upgrades anyways.” .  Oh boy, how wrong can I get.

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The Superbly Beautiful Sony Xperia Z3 in a wonderful new colour, Copper.
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Sony Mobile SEA Media Launch Event at Marina Bay Sands #DemandGreat #XperiaDetails

Warning!  Loads of Pictures …

Sony Mobile has officially announced the Xperia Z3 series last week at IFA2014.  Well today, TGB is very privileged to be invited as one of their Media Delegates for the SEA Media Launch Event.

Five Words to describe the event.


Let’s start with the Doorgifts – FANTASTIC DOORGIFTS for Media Delegates.
TheGeekyBeng though have most of these items, is even happier that he can have spares for his office and second home.  HUAT AH!

So how did the day went at the Media Launch?  It wasn’t just a good day, it was a GREAT DAY for Sony.
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Are you ready for the new Xperia Z3 family?


Photo credit, GSMarena.


TheGeekyBeng is excited about the media launch for Son Mobile’s new series of Xperia family – the Z3 series.

Of course there will be the 03 key devices that Sony Mobile Singapore will be unveiling to the media at tomorrow’s event.

Sony Xperia Z3
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact

Plus the two new wearable device:  Sony SmartWatch 3 and Sony SmartBand Talk.

TGB is more excited about SMARTBAND TALK than SmartWatch 3.  Really.

Hope the launch date is by 03 Oct 2014 in Singapore.  Or else would be too bad, missed a lot of “boats”

Should TGB do a price estimate for the devices?

This is rough estimate based on TGB’s usual buying habits with Sony.

Xperia Z3 – S$998
Xperia Z3 Compact – S$798
Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact – S$738
Xperia SmartWatch 3 – S$438
Xperia SmartBand Talk – S$328

Ok … let’s see how many is accurate?

Oh, and Xperia Z3 series is confirmed for Android L update very soon also.

Why TGB is sorely disappointed with iPhone 6 especially the Plus.

Let’s face it, TGB being the opinionated “bitch” that he is have gotten a barrage of PMs, Whatsapp, emails and Telegram about why he is disappointed with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement in a short 8hrs since the Apple Keynote happened.

There will always be the blind following the blind, but since they are blind followers, so TGB shall not try to knock some sense into these people to look away from iPhone 6.

The good thing about this Keynote is that Apple is chasing after TGB’s beloved Nokia with the design of the phone to the features.  That’s right people Nokia.


Even the exclusive feature … Optical Image Stabilization … where did we hear that?
Oh right, remember this video?

Face it, all these are more than 2yrs ago technology. So the future has already been launched. 2 years ago.