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CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Signs of iPhone 5 Coming – iPhone 4 Prices Drop, iPhone 3GS Supplies Tightens

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Signs of iPhone 5 coming – iPhone 4 prices drop, iPhone 3GS supplies tightens“. Click here for the full read.

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July 31, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, CNET, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, Mobile Phone, News Related | , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 3GS (Import Version) – Hong Kong Street Price for Import Version

[Updated: 13 August 2009] The going rate for 16GB is HK$6,348 (US$814) whilst the 32GB is faring HK$7,358 (US$943) from http://www.cheaphk.com, TEL:3488-4804 FAX:3007-3425.

[7 June 2009] Prices dropped following 3HK’s announcement of the official launch on 10 July.  Street price for imported 16GB version now HK$6,680 (US$856) and for the 32GB, HK$7,680 (US$985).

[30 June 2009] Wow, the prices jetted back up this week.  Latest 16GB version going for HK$8,398 (US$1,076) and HK$9,668 (US$1,239) for 32GB (available from http://www.cheaphk.com, TEL:3488-4804 FAX:3007-3425)

[24 June 2009] Two days, what a difference it made.  With the influx of imported iPhone 3GS, the prices dropped drastically today.  The 16GB version of iPhone 3GS is faring HK$5,500 (US$705) whilst the 32GB at HK$6,800 (US872).

[23 June 2009] They’re here in Hong Kong, just 3 days after the offical launch in US, the iPhone 3GS 16GB import version finally made it here.  Take a wide guess on the price tag……

HK$8,500 (US$1,090) for 16GB version….ouch.

August 13, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Street Price | , , , | 7 Comments

Video Review – iPhone 3GS vs HTC Hero

Awesome versus video of the iPhone 3GS and the HTC Hero from phonedog.com.  Check out this 10 minutes long video, enjoy.

I don’t regret getting my iPhone 3GS.

Source – phonedog

August 1, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, iPhone, Review, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment

iPhone 3GS Review Coming Soon

Gonna take a week long to seriously test out the iPhone 3GS before I give you the lown down on the new version and the new OS.  Check back.

Two things noticed so far –

  • The iPhone 3GS is a lot faster than the 3G version
  • It does get warm fairly fast while surfing, serious overheat issues

July 15, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone, My Gears | , , | Leave a comment

My Gears – iPhone 3GS is in DA House

Will update more later tonight, still updating the iPhone and installing apps.  So far the camera do look sweet and the speed a tibit faster.

Stay tuned.

July 11, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, iPhone, Mobile Phone, My Gears | , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 3GS Upgrade Plan for Hong Kong Announced

iPhone 3GS Contract Rates (image from 3HK)

iPhone 3GS Contract Rates (image from 3HK)

For existing iPhone 3G users with 3HK, the so-called upgrade plan calls for HK$3,580 (US$459) prepayment for the 16GB version and HK$1,100 rebate over 12 months period.  On top of that, the current contract has to be extended for a further 12 months.  Net payment minus rebate = HK$2,480 (US$318).

As for the 32GB version, the prepayment is HK$4,360 (US$559), other remains the same. net price = HK$3,260 (US$418).

The iPhone 3GS will be available at major 3HK retail stores tomorrow.

Major ouch there.

Source – 3HK

July 9, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, iPhone, Mobile Phone | , , , | 10 Comments

iPhone 3GS HK Launch Date – 10 July 2009

Image from 3HK

Image from 3HK

Thanks to our reader Roy, we learned that pricing will be released on Thursday and the phone will be on sale from 3HK @ 3pm…

Source – 3HK

July 7, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, iPhone, Mobile Phone | , , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review – iPhone 3GS vs Nokia N97: Browser Comparison

Well, think you have enough with the iPhone 3GS reviews, hmm… me too.  Always love those comparison videos where they pitch one phone against another.  Be it on the UI, the media player or the browser, always fun to check them out.  This vid from therevivedone features the duel between the Apple iPhone 3GS and the Nokia N97, bet you can tell that the iPhone wins out without even watching the vid given the processor, but nonetheless a nicely done vid, enjoy.

Source – therevivedone

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Review, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – The Real Deal with iPhone 3GS

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “The Real Deal with iPhone 3GS”. Click here for the full read.

……Consider this, you’ve got an iPhone 3G sometime ago and STILL stuck with that God knows how long contract with the mobile carrier. Here comes the announcement of the all new iPhone 3GS in which the same mobile carrier is probably gonna end up carrying, so how are you gonna go about getting the new iPhone 3GS? Well, first thing is I don’t think the mobile carrier is gonna let you trade in with your iPhone 3G and next thing you know is that if you want the 3GS that bad, you probably will end up with another 24 months tapped on top of your current contract.  If your carrier is as crappy as AT&T, I wish you all the best.  Another thing to consider is that should Apple decides to launch a new iPhone every 18 to 24 months, you probably will be stuck with the same mobile carrier for the next decade or so or end up paying a hefty fee for the upgrade……

June 10, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone | , , | Leave a comment