|Model Anisa Abdullah showing off the 1Malaysia Pad, which was unveiled during a soft launch. The developers promise affordable connectivity on the device which they say is on par with those now on the market. The tablet, with a 7-inch screen, will be officially launched next month. — Bernama.|
"It was officially unveiled at a soft launch yesterday, promising affordable mobile connectivity on a device which the developers claim was on par with those currently available in the market".
In reality: There must be hidden costs and frequent if not constants reliability problems with the product; for example poor mobile connectivity with very poor quality parts to make the product. I am in doubt with Malaysian made products.
The tablet also comes with a clutch of built-in applications, the most notable being the 1Malaysia Messenger or 1MM app, which offers free messaging between users akin to popular applications such as WhatsApp and Blackberry Messenger.
In reality: Been there, done that. No originality at all with Malaysian's engineers or designers.
Sohaimi said the 1Malaysia Pad will be in the market next month after its official launch by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, at an introductory price of RM999 for the first 5,000 units.
In reality: What on earth!!???!!! RM900 sounds steep for me for a home grown product. Sorry, that is a deal breaker for me.
The tablet comes with two cameras – 3.0 megapixel device at the back and a 0.3 megapixel in the front – WiFi and 3G data capabilities, a Li-Polymer 4000mAH battery and a 32GB micro SD memory card.
In reality: Wow. That is so mediocre. The rest of the world is ages ahead with the specs. A 3.0 megapixel camera is just embarrassing.
Before this, the government provided free tablet size laptop for students of higher learning. A lot of my friends got it. Initially there was no problems, but months after using it, there are a lot of setbacks ranging from spoiled cable charger, a blank out screen and jam up keys on the keyboard. The damn thing is that, all of my friends they brought their table laptops to the service center had a hard time getting their laptop back. Shitty after service and most of all a damn shitty product. I couldn't care less about this 1Malaysia Pad.