Thursday, September 10, 2009

Palm Pixi

Ayyooyoo brau launch kat US Palm baru selepas Palm Pre sebelum nie. Bila nak keluar malaysia nie & next year nampaknya Pixi..

SAN FRANCISCO — Palm Inc., which revitalized its product line with the Pre smart phone launch in June, is hoping to keep momentum going with the release of a lighter, cheaper handset called the Pixi.

The company said Wednesday that the Pixi will be available during the holiday season through Sprint Nextel Corp., currently the Pre's exclusive wireless carrier.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Palm would not divulge the Pixi's price tag, but confirmed it will be less than that of its big brother. Sprint shaved $50 off the Pre's price to $150 on Wednesday, including two rebates and a two-year service contract.

"The combination of announcing a new device and changing the price on the Pre show we're aggressively pursuing new customers to get them accessing the WebOS experience," Katie Mitic, Palm's senior vice president of product marketing, said in an interview Tuesday. WebOS is the operating system powering the Pre and the Pixi.

Contrary to a promotion briefly advertised on its Web site Tuesday, Sprint is not offering customers a $100 credit to switch to the Pre from another carrier. Sprint spokeswoman Michelle Leff blamed the Web site glitch on the carrier's computer system. The company will honor the deal for new customers who bought the Pre that day, though.

The Pixi's release will mark Palm's second attempt in less than a year to use new software and streamlined designs to lure consumers in the still small but fast-growing smart phone market, which is dominated by Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry devices. According to market research firm NPD Group, smart phones made up 28 percent of consumer cell phone purchases in the second quarter, up 47 percent from the same period last year.

Palm hasn't disclosed the number of Pre smart phones sold. But its stock has more than quadrupled since the company unveiled the device Jan. 8 at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The Pixi also offers Sprint — which has been bleeding subscribers to other carriers — another opportunity to attract new customers and get current ones to "trade up" from regular cell phones. Despite the Pre's availability, Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint reported a net quarterly loss of 257,000 subscribers in the second quarter.

Like the Pre, the black, shiny Pixi will come with a touch-screen, full QWERTY keyboard and Palm's latest operating system, WebOS. It will also have 8 gigabytes of built-in memory. But while the Pre's keyboard slides out from the bottom of the device, the Pixi's slightly smaller screen and keyboard both fit on the face of the candy bar-style handset.

The new smart phone is longer and slimmer than the Pre, and, at nearly 3.5 ounces, lighter. It trades the Pre's center button for a tiny touch-sensitive bar that sits between the screen and keyboard. As on the Pre, the real estate between the screen and keyboard also will be touch-sensitive for navigating the device.

The Pixi will sport a 2-megapixel camera, instead of its sibling's 3-megapixel version, and two small speakers rather than the Pre's single large one.

Building on an already available WebOS feature, the Pixi will be able to gather users' contacts from Yahoo and business-networking site LinkedIn. The Pixi will include standard smart phone features like Global Positioning System, video and music players and a Web browser, but it won't have Wi-Fi.

A dedicated Facebook application will be released with the Pixi, Palm said. It is not yet clear if it will come loaded on the phone or will be available through Palm's online application store

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jalan TAR musim raya

Sabtu sampai 10.45am straight aja tak jamm coz lalu ikut smart tunnel & terus lalu ikut jln sultan ismail, sampai kat simpang TAR jalan dah tutup tak boleh nak pergi ke sogo. Den ciluk masuk parking jalan belakang maju tower. Orang ramai macam semut & kat sogo 2nd day preview sale(for members only) tapi sesak juga & kalau x members tentu lagi giler.

6.45pm jalan sudah reda& terus ke parking kat maju tower(office den kat sini)..

Macam biasa firas yang ikut, abang2 lain tinggal kat rumah aja

KTM Station KLumpur

Arthur Benison Hubback, a British Architectural Assistant to the Director of Public Works, undertook the design of the station. Having served in India, he utilised his knowledge of Anglo-Asian architecture in the region on the station's design. The "Neo-Moorish/Mughal/Indo-Saracenic/Neo-Saracenic" style was not uncommon at the time. Similar structures, such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building (designed by A.C. Norman, completed 1895), the Old City Hall (designed by A.B. Hubback, completed 1904) and the Jamek Mosque (designed by A.B. Hubback, completed 1909), pre-date Kuala Lumpur station.
At a cost of RM23,000, the station was completed and operational on August 1, 1910. After the demolition of Resident Station and the isolation of Sultan Street Station, Kuala Lumpur Railway Station became the main railway station in Kuala Lumpur. A hotel, the Station Hotel (now the Heritage Station Hotel), occupies part of the station.. Wikipedia

Neighbour building to KTM station. Stilled tough, strong, durable & niced to see..British design & construction..

Macro di pagi hari

Semalam bercuti & lepak kat rumah aja kat rumah. Sebelum potong rumput kat depan rumah try shoot macro..

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Masjid Sultan Mizan Putrajaya

Satu lagi landmark baru kat Putrajaya iaitu masjid besi(struktur besi yang banyak). Masa pergi maseh belum siap sepenuhnya tapi sudah boleh pakai untuk terawih & sembahyang fardhu, tapi belum untuk sembahyang jumaat. Ada basement parking, escalator, overview tasek etc. Masjid besar dan dengar boleh tampung 20ribu jemaah

Shopping Complex Raya - Alamanda & Midvalley

Minggu pertama weekend kat alamanda tak happening & hiasan raya ala kadar aja hanya ada giant ketupat.. Tapi lagu raya aja yang meriah..

Mid Valley sentiasa meriah dengan crowd dan hiasan/tema raya . Den sentiasa singgah kat Centre Court jenguk2 PDA phone yang baru kalau ada(bila nak sampai kat M'sia Palm Pre??).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Beringat-ingat di bulan puasa - sembahyang

Malam tadi sembahyang terawih kat surau al kauthar & masa tazkirah peringatan yang diberi oleh imam amat sesuai untuk peringatan kita bersama di bulan puasa ini;
  1. Diingatkan semasa sembahyang berjemaah, makmum adalah perlu sentiasa mengikut akan perbuatan imam(elakkan ada seliseh dengan imam) kerana ada yang mengambil masa yang lama semasa sujud di akhir sembahyang kerana mengambil peluang untuk berdoa. Perkara ini boleh dilaksanakan semasa sembahyang bersendirian. Ada hadis berkenaan perkara ini.
  2. Bagi yang masbuk sembahyang perlu dipastikan ianya dimulakan dengan takbiratulihram barulah diikuti apa aktiviti imam(eg rukuk, sujud etc).
  3. Nabi Muhammad saw menjadi amalan baginda sebelum mengerjakan sembahyang berjemaah tidak makan bawang puteh bagi mengelakkan gangguan kepada makmum lain (gangguan untuk selang 2 atau orang dari baginda). Sekarang bagi makmum sekiranya semasa berjemaah terlupa off/mute talipon dan kiranya talipon berbunyi hendaklah off bunyi berkenaan kerana bunyi talipon boleh ganggu jemaah satu surau/masjid.