News: SingTel first to offer commercial 300Mbps 4G service with Huawei mobile broadband device

Earlier today, SingTel announced they are the first mobile operator in the world to offer a commercial 300Mbps 4G service with the launch of the Huawei E5786 mobile MiFi device.

This is the first mobile broadband device globally to be compatible with cutting-edge LTE-Advanced networks, which can deliver ultra-fast data speeds of up to 300Mbps. It will be available from 24 July from SingTel’s retail outlets and online shop (www.singtelshop.com) at $399. The device is available at a discounted price of $168 with any SingTel 24-month mobile broadband plan.

Mr Johan Buse, SingTel’s Vice President of Consumer Marketing, said: “With multimedia applications consuming increasingly more bandwidth, speed is everything. The launch of the Huawei E5786 enables us to bring the benefits of LTE-Advanced services to Singaporeans before anyone else in the world. At SingTel, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to provide our customers with the very best that technology has to offer.”

In addition to the Huawei E5786, other LTE-Advanced enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be available from SingTel in the coming months.

All SingTel 4G customers with compatible devices will be able to enjoy the 300Mbps service at no extra charge.

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Update on LTE-Advanced roll-out:
SingTel is rapidly expanding its LTE-Advanced network, including outdoor and in-building locations. Coverage is currently available at Changi Airport, Singapore Expo and the area around Bugis MRT station.

Customers can expect coverage in the CBD, Orchard, Shenton Way and City Hall areas by the end of August. More than half of the island will be covered by the end of October and nationwide coverage is expected by the end of the first quarter of 2015.

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Information as shared by SingTel Corp Comm.

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News: LG introduced its highly anticipated wearable device, the LG G Watch.

With an eye on transforming wearable devices into more than just a conversation piece, LG Electronics (LG) has introduced the highly anticipated LG G Watch.

The LG G Watch is one of the first devices powered by Android Wear™, Google’s new operating system, which extends the Android platform to wearables. As a wrist wearable device featuring a button-less design, the G Watch will appeal to a mass audience with its simple minimalist design, quick and “glance-able” access to useful information, and seamless connectivity with other Android devices, keeping users connected wherever, whenever.

Main highlights of the LG G Watch, includes:
- Compatibility with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher with the Android Wear™ app, available at Google Play Store
- Simple new user experience designed around cards, which provide useful information on your wrist when it’s needed
- Accurate voice recognition so you can get things done quickly and easily by just asking questions
- “Always-On” screen allows you to glance at information without having to wake the display or pressing any buttons
- Powered with a large 400mAh battery, the largest among Android Wear™ devices
- Compatible with any standard 22mm watch band, for user preferred strap change

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Connected via Bluetooth, the LG G Watch displays messages, shows who is calling, is able to control music playback and more without the smartphone ever having to be removed from a pocket or bag. The LG G Watch combines form and function in a subtle, minimalist design with an intuitive touch-based user interface and with an Ingress Protection rating of IP67, the LG G Watch is designed to be protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes to a depth of one meter.

The LG G Watch will be available in two colours — Black Titan and White Gold — and is constructed of PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coated stainless steel with a rugged silicone wristband in matching colour.
It will be available at a recommended retail price of SGD$268.00 from July 26, at M1, Singtel, Starhub and other LG authorized resellers.

For more details, here’s the link - http://www.lg.com/global/gwatch/index.html.

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Quite the pretty little device to have, tempting tempting :)

Information and visual, as shared by LG Electronics and SPRG.

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