On a nice Wednesday evening, I put on my favorite white dress and rushed down to Clarke Quay. I tried very hard not to be late, but ALAS! I failed
But yups! Was invited by Ivy to attend the event (: So I met Shuyun and off we go to Helipad (:
Multi-tasker that I am, I was playing with Joe Teh’s review set while they were talking about the phone onstage :X
talking about the phone.
Apparently, Motorola Dext is Motorola’s first Android-powered device. And according to my brother, the first FAT phone in a very long while. ANYWAYS! When I saw the keyboard and how it slides out, I fell in love (kinda).
sweet sweet qwerty keyboard(:
I find the keyboard much easier to use than Nokia N97′s! Typing a message on it was actually pretty enjoyable! I logged on to MySpace account and that looked pretty good. And I loved how the updates from various social networks are just on the homepage of the phone! No need to keep pressing refresh or to log in to the many different platforms (:
Hehe! And being the photographer (or professional cam-whore) that I am, I tried out the camera. Not very impressed though. Call me pampered or anything. I am quite bothered that I can’t control the ISO, metering, contrast, saturation, sharpness and stuff on the phone. I know, I know. IT’S A PHONE! But Omny can do it so that kinda sets my expectation for any other phone camera. Another thing, the shutter speed of the camera is kinda slow? But somehow, the light sensitivity was not excellent. I forgot to check out if the camera has a scene selection or macro mode. Anyways, in sufficient lighting, the camera can be pretty acceptable. On the bright side! You can upload photos to FB, Picasa, Photobucket or MySpace easily cause it’s connected!
taken with LED lights from a nearby video cam.
taken in 'club lightings'.
When I was done with the phone, I was just 50% impressed. So when we went for the briefing, I was not THAT enthusiastic. But as always, I spoke a little too soon! Apparently, DEXT comes with this thing called MotoBlur! Heh?
Okay, remember I said I can view updates from all my social sites via the homescreen? It’s cause of MotoBlur! WHEEE!!
And and! It has what I called the “stalker function” :X Okok, it’s called :Integrated Contacts”! Basically, contacts are automatically synced from personal and work email as well as social network accounts. When making/receiving a call, the person’s latest profile picture and status is shown on the screen! You can also see your communication history with each person! I can see how this function will be useful to someone *cough cough* I mean, you will never go, “OKAY! Which Kelvin Lim is calling me now?” again! Imagine the possibilities! HAHAHAH!
That has to be my favorite function lah *plays stalker song*
MOVING ON! My sister lost her phone recently and the major concern was the contacts in it! But with MotoBlur, you don’t have to worry if you ever lost the phone (CHOY!)! Everything (including home screen customization) are all backed-up on the server. And lost phones can be found with integrated AGPS from the online owner’s portal! Best thing is…you can WIPE OUT everything on the phone remotely. HAA! Just log in with the account username and password on any MotoBlur phone, and all the information will be ready and waiting (:
DING! I now see a phone that I might buy if I am ever forced to buy a new one. If you haven’t heard, I can’t change my phone till 2011 *sob sob*
But yes! Dext is available for purchase at any Singtel shop (oh, it’s ONLY available at Singtel. EXCLUSIVE!) from any price between $0 – $348 depending on the price plan you are getting.
Ohright! Singtel is also launching a new service called, mSocial. It cost S$5.35 per mth and has UNLIMITED local mobile data usuage for users of MotoBlur Platform. DAMN! I thought 12 GB was alot. Note: Email access is not included in the unlimited mobile data usuage.
For more information about the phone, please visit http://www.motorola.com/motoblur (:
Enough! After everything, we had food and drinks to keep us entertained (:
me with my geeky specs and beer!
hello, sexy ladies! (: (thanks, mus!)
And I managed to take a photo with Glenn Ong!
All in all, I had fun that night! (:
Thanks, Ivy! For inviting us over (: And thank you, Singtel + Motorola!
group shot by Joe Teh.