I’m waiting so badly for Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I remember when I first saw the first one I was like “That’s too big” but later I started to actually like it. A buddy of mine contacted Samsung dealer in Kuwait and they said that it will arrive to Kuwait next week, most probably by Tuesday, and the price will be around KD200 (more or less). That’s about KD100 cheaper than iPhone 5, the new Galaxy Note 2 will have bigger 5.55-inch HD Super AMOLED screen (1,280×720 pixels), great for surfing Internet.
It’s also faster since it has 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, guess what? It supports 4G-LTE network. There will be three versions; 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage capacities with up to 64GB of external storage. Don’t forget about the 8 MP cameras, I’ll get my hands on it once it arrives and make a full review.
Did you get your Nano sim yet? If you have just got your iPhone 5 or planning to get one these are the locations where you can get Nano sim, they said it’s free just bring your existing sim card and they will have it replaced with Nano sim.
I got my hands on iPhone 5 and had the chance to play with it at X-Cite. I can say that my initial impression was positive; it was light and fits in one hand, also the screen looked sharp and applications ran fast and smoothly. The camera was similar to iPhone 4S, I also noticed that the charging socket became smaller and there was the Nano sim socket on the side, we need them before we can use the iPhone 5 in Kuwait, I’m guessing that local operators will bring them sometime this week, hopefully. There were two colors; black and white and personally I favored the black.
I will make full review when I receive my own iPhone 5.
Update: The iPhone 5 is now available between KD335-KD360 – 16GB version.
I downloaded and installed the new Apple software iOS 6 for iPhone and iPad, at first I thought it would take no more than say half an hour for the installation to complete but I ended up sleeping and leaving the download to continue throughout the night. I awoke in the early A.M with the image above, I tried to play around with iOS 6 before heading to work. Apple says there are over 200 new features so I didn’t have time to explore them all but I tried to focus on the main ones.
I made a demonstration video (Arabic language) exploring some of the main features, I’m sorry for our English-only visitors because I thought YouTube is already loaded with English iOS 6 reviews, just search iOS 6. In brief, the main features are;
Facebook Integration; Apple has created a Facebook app that can help users integrate their iPhones with Facebook, just like they did with Twitter.
New Maps: Since Apple has ditched Google, they have introduced their own maps, they are similar to Google Navigation Maps, they provide turn-by-turn road directions, and real-time traffic information, also there are 3D maps, but I’m not yet sure if maps supports Kuwait.
Passbook: Remember my post about Near Field Communcation (NFC), Apple has created something similar to that technology which can be used by shoppers to store credit cards information, air tickets, movie tickets…etc.
Photo Sharing: Photos on the phone can now be easily shared on Twitter, Email, Facebook, or Instagram.
VIP Email App: They created a dedicated Email app.
Safari improvements: The web browser Safari has been improved, it can now saves web pages (not just links), also users can have a full screen.
Camera improvements: The camera can now take panoramic photos up to 240 degrees, nice but this is only for iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.
Other improvements: In addititon to the features I mentioned above there are other cool tiny improvements.
Frankly speaking, I expected iOS 6 to look utterly different but it kinda had the same feeling of iOS 5, have you installed it yet? What do you think?
As I predicted in my post dated September 02, 2011, I just received marvelous news that mobile numbers transfer between the three operators in Kuwait (Zain, VIVA, Wataniya) will very soon be possible, I was waiting for this since ever! The charge for number tranfser is KD5 and the whole process takes no more than 24 hours.
I will get you the full details like how, where, and when customers can transfer their phone numbers.
Note: Below is a poll we are conducting to see which of the three operators (Zain, Viva, Wataniya) is the one that most people would like to transfer their current numbers to.
Update: I read on the paper thatnumbers transfer will begin by end of April 2013.