Pada 26 January 2010 – MIMOS melancarkan iDola v2 dan pada 28 January 2010, Apple melancarkan iPad. Saya cuba mencari maklumat lanjut tentang iDola namun gagal menemui maklumat tentang spesifikasi iDola v2. Yang saya temui hanya keratan akbar. Saya ada lampirkan keratan akbar tersebut di bawah.
Tuesday January 26, 2010
New version of iDola portable PC unveiled
INFORMATION IN A SINGLE CLICK:Information, Communications, Culture and Arts Ministry officer Farawahida Kamarudin showing off the homegrown iDola portable PC. — Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR: The newest version of the homegrown iDola portable PC, developed by Mimos Bhd, brings information from the Internet directly to the user with just a single click, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili.
He said the intelligent Service Delivery Platform netbook spares users from having to use search engines as is normally required in conventional notebooks and netbook computers.
“The new innovation has given rise to the best local netbook and the ideal device for the roll out of the national broadband initiative,” he told a media briefing at theInformation, Communications, Culture and Arts Ministry here.
Also present was Information, Communications, Culture and Arts Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.
Ongkili said the iDola is equipped with the second version of the Mimos-developed Jemapoh software, which can also be deployed in desktops, notebooks and mobile phones.
“iDola has full-fledged PC features, 1GB RAM (upgradable to 2GB), 802.11 b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as IPv6 enhanced multicasting technology.
“Content is categorised based on icons, providing faster access to iDola’s multilingual content in three clicks,” Ongkili said.
He said the computer will help make broadband a utility and increase domestic broadband adoption.
“It will also enable the Government to deliver its e-services directly to the public. As such, it will enhance interaction between the Government and the people,” he said.
Ongkili said the product is still new and the ministry has yet to fix a specific price for it. But if the orders exceed 1,000 units, the price could be as low as RM900 a unit.
Rais said he will be asking Ongkili to brief the Cabinet on the advantages of the iDola v2 because the previous version did not meet the specifications required.
“This iDola v2 is more sosphistciated and attractive, and is something that can be considered by the Government,” he said, adding that he will update Prime Minister Seri Najib Tun Razak on the product before it is showcased at the Pekan Digital Exposition in Pahang this month.
Rais said he will also hold discussions with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) on how best to promote the product to the public.
“Mimos and SKMM can plan how best to market this model because we are confident it can open a new chapter on computer use among Malaysians,” he said.
He said the model will also help realise the Government’s goal of seeing schoolchidren and kampung committee members equipped with computers. — Bernama
Published: Thursday January 28, 2010 MYT 9:56:00 AM
Updated: Thursday January 28, 2010 MYT 3:31:44 PM
Apple shows off the iPad at last
By CHONG JINN XIUNGintech@thestar.com.my
PETALING JAYA: After weeks of speculation and anticipation by consumers and industry pundits, the worldwide wait ended when Apple chief executive Steve Jobs finally unveiled the iPad tablet computer in San Francisco yesterday.
The iPad is all that everyone has been anticipating it to be — a large-form tablet that is only 0.5in thick and weighs just 680g.
It features a big 9.7in LED backlit display (1,024 x 768-pixels) with multitouch capabilities and has a built-in accelerometer that allows the device to adjust the screen orientation either in portrait or landscape mode depending how the device is held.
The device runs on a custom 1GHz Apple A4 processor chip that handles both processing and graphics performance. It is also fully network capable with 802.11n WiFi and 3G connectivity.
It will ship with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of Flash memory. Apple claims the device has up to 10 hours of battery life and that it can sit for a month on standby without needing a charge.
Interestingly the iPad syncs with a Mac or PC over the same 30-pin sync cable that the iPhone uses, so it can sync all your photos, music, videos and applications in the same manner.
Apple also said that all applications and files from the App Store, iTunes store and the newly announced iBookstore will automatically sync to a user’s iTunes library.
BRAND NEW: The much anticipated Apple iPad. — AP
The iPad doesn’t completely overhaul the iPhone’s touch-driven interface. It is still very much a touch-driven experience so just about anyone who’s used an iPhone will immediately be familiar with the iPad’s interface.
Like a Swiss army knife, the device has a long list of functions that include web surfing, gaming, and reading e-books.
Confident in its web surfing capabilities, Jobs said web browsing on the iPad is like holding the Internet in the palm of your hands.
Users can browse entire webpages using Apple’s Safari browser on the iPad and employ the same finger gestures used on the iPhone to scroll up and down, or flick pictures and pages.
SIMILAR: The iPad has the same touchscreen driven interface as the iPhone. — AP
Leveraging on Apple’s large collection of existing applications, the iPad can readily run any native iPhone application from the App Store. The iPad can run them either in their native resolution of 320 x 480-pixels or scale up them up to fit the entire screen.
Apple had several developers to showcase their applications during its press event in San Francisco with Electronic Arts showing off an iPad-optimised Need for Speed: Shift car racing game.
Initial impressions show a rather smooth-running game with high-resolution graphics. Driving the cars in the game is by both touch and motion controls.
Other applications announced for the iPad include a new version ofiWorks featuring Pages, Keynote and Numbers that allow users to create text documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
The three applications will be available separately through the App Store for US$9.99 (RM34) each.
Giving the Amazon Kindle a run for its money, the iPad also functions as an e-book reader, courtesy of Apple’s new iBooks application. The iPad will use Apple’s new iBookstore that will feature books from major and independent publishers.
The iPad comes in two versions — one with WiFi and the other with both WiFi and 3G.
It will go on sale in late March, with prices starting at US$499 (RM1,697) for WiFi-only models and up to US$829 (RM2,818) for the WiFi- and 3G-enabled 64GB model.
There was no announcement at the San Francisco event about when the iPad will be available in Malaysia.
Source : http://star-techcentral.com/tech/story.asp?file=/2010/1/28/technology/20100128095723&sec=technology
Setelah membaca kedua dua keratan akbar tersebut, sekiranya saya bertanya kepada para pembaca, yang mana anda sanggup beli? Rasanya saya tahu pilihan anda. Kenapa? Mungkin pihak MIMOS perlu bertanya anda secara peribadi.