HP Slate 6" VoiceTab Review

It has been a long time since HP has entered into the smartphone market. HP’s primary business is in making desktop and laptop computers – and they make tablets too. ┬áPreviously as some of you may remember , hp did enter the smartphone market during Windows Mobile era (you can take a look at my old hp smartphone here which I still keep – psst it’s after the jump ) – and now they have decided to re-enter into the market after being left out of the loop for a long time.
Much like my other reviews , it would be divided into several part. In this part , basically we would be taking a overview of the hp Slate 6 VoiceTab
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Should I only use speed to determine which mobile broadband plan is best?

How to Pick Which Mobile Broadband Plan is Best
Are you planning on getting a mobile broadband plan? It’s about time actually. Most people are now connected to the internet. You should not allow yourself to be left behind. There are so many things that you are missing by not being connected to the Web.
But picking a plan and a provider is not an easy thing. There are so many developments now when it comes to internet and communications technology that keeping track of all those changes seems a bit daunting. You can visit iinet directly to learn more here – http://www.iinet.net.au/internet/broadband/mobile
Choosing a Mobile Broadband Plan is Best
How does one go about picking a mobile broadband plan in the midst of all the choices that are available? First of all, there’s the matter of the provider. There are so many companies out there promising that they provide the best service there is.
Then there is the question of whether you should be using mobile broadband in the first place. If you stay at home mostly and you don’t have a mobile device then mobile broadband probably isn’t for you. Mobile broadband is ideal for people who are on the go and who use the internet while using mobile devices.
Speed of Mobile Broadband
One of the most important considerations when you are looking for a mobile broadband plan is the kind of speed that you would be getting. How fast would your connection be once you are connected? Everyone wants the fastest connection possible. But the speed of the mobile broadband service that you can get depends on your location. Some countries have decent connection speeds while others are still far behind. Canada, the United States and Australia are the countries with the fastest mobile broadband speeds.
You should also be aware that the speeds that are advertised for mobile broadband are different from what you will really be getting. Service providers might tell that you can get 7Mbps with their plan. In reality is 7Mbps is the maximum internet speed. That means you will rarely reach 7Mbps, if ever. Your average connection speed might be 3 Mbps or even lower.
Other Things to Consider
There are other things that you should consider when you are looking for a mobile broadband plan. One of those is coverage. You should find out the exact area where you can use the mobile broadband plan that you will be getting. The fast speed that you are looking for will be useless if you don’t have any coverage at all. You should ask the provider for a detailed map that would show the actual places where you would be able to connect using the plan.
Another factor that you need to think about is the type of system used by the provider. There is already a 4th generation or 4G technology that’s available. Then of course, there is the pricing of the service that you will be getting. Is it something that you would be able to afford? You should do a comparison of the prices of the different plans that are available.

Xperia E Comparison with DiGi and Maxis

This is a honest comparison on price , plan and coverage and my thoughts of it. I am not reviewing the phone itself but I am more covering on the plan to see which one is bang for buck. Since Hari Raya (Eid) is around the corner in Malaysia , and people would be shopping for gifts and such. I thought why don’t we take a look at these two devices offered by two different telcos


The Xperia E is an entry-level smartphone. It retails about RM 499 , and it comes with 3.2MP camera , Android ‘Jelly Bean’ , Touch Screen , Sony Audio. Pretty much it is a basic entry phone that is good for people who do not want to pay a lot of money for an expensive smartphone. More after the jump
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Picking the Right Telco in Malaysia

A lot of times , we keep hearing that ‘OMG my telco sucks la’ , ‘expensive la’ , ‘no coverage’ and with the number portability , we have the privilege of keeping our number while switching mobile operators. A lot of people ask , which is the right telco for me , which one should I choose. Here I’ve laid out some steps in picking the right telco in Malaysia.
How to pick the right telco in Malaysia
Assuming you are Telco M and want to port your number to Telco C or Telco D or Telco U (or other way around)

  1. Ask your friends around on how is the coverage of other telco in your area (home and your workplace). This first feedback would pretty much allow you to narrow down which other telco that you can port into.
  2. Once you have found out that which Telco has decent coverage in your place , you now need to do comparison of plans on which plan is suitable for you and what are their offerings for prepaid and postpaid
  3. Once you have settled on the telco and the plan. You’ll have to do one final thing before changing telco and retaining your number

What’s that you ask ? – Simple , just buy their prepaid SIM pack and test it out first in your own phone. This is the best way to test out how well is their Internet services , Voice Quality and coverage. People may say thousand things , there are many factors when deciding a telco – such as your phone , the frequency (spectrum of the telco) , the distance from base station.
Once you have tried their offering and if it is up to your standard , then you would probably want to hop in and bring your number to that telco. If not, you have nothing to lose.
In the coming articles , I would probably write more on this subject especially how telcos in Malaysia are progressing and what is the best prepaid and postpaid plans out there