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Ninetology and Qualcomm Expands to ASEAN with Aircraft Livery

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I’ve not driven alone so far for a very long time and guess where I went 2 weeks ago? I drove allllll the way to Sepang Aircraft Engineering to witness Ninetology Malaysia’s AirAsia Livery Plane that marks their ASEAN wide expansion initiative. I love these great experiences that blogging has brought me =)

Sepang Aircraft Engineering
Sepang Aircraft Engineering

Ninetology's Aircraft Livery Plane!
Ninetology’s Aircraft Livery Plane!

Ninetology and Qualcomm will expand to ASEAN together
Ninetology and Qualcomm will expand to ASEAN together
Ninetology Malaysia is an ASEAN mobile device technology company that produces products empowered by the latest solutions for practicality and functionality.

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They have recently announced RM180 million in revenue with 12% mobile device market share in Malaysia as of December 2013. The brand also unveiled its strategy and key initiatives to further expand across the ASEAN market.

Sean Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Ninetology ASEAN
Sean Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Ninetology ASEAN

Quah Cheng Eng, Ninetology's Digital Media & Marketing Manager
Quah Cheng Eng, Ninetology’s Digital Media & Marketing Manager

Sean Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Ninetology ASEAN has also announced a revenue target of RM380 million by the end of 2014, projected from its expansion plans into Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. They have sold over 1 million units to date and have expanded into Indonesia as of September 2013.

Cosplayers with phones that represents their character
Cosplayers with phones that represents their character

Ninetology’s humanised devices are powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon mobile processors, a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies, to continue their efforts in delivering outstanding value to their consumers.

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Ninetology has also unveiled its recent AirAsia aircraft livery to mark its ASEAN wide expansion plans and launched its “so WOW for all” campaign to further expand their reach towards users and partners in the country.

The bloggers gang
The bloggers gang

Joel with the maid cosplayers
Joel with the maid cosplayers

So Wow For All Campaign & the U9J1

The So Wow For All is a whole year long campaign where Ninetology aims to “wow” everyone. This campaign starts with the launch of Ninetology’s latest model, the colourful U9J1 which comes in four different colours – rave red, classic black, fuschia pink and neon green. This full fledged Android does everything a smartphone can do – but at a price tag of only RM 199! What a steal!

Ninetology U9J1
Ninetology U9J1

Ninetology U9J1 at only RM 199!
Ninetology U9J1 at only RM 199!

At the same time, Ninetology is embarking on a mission to engage with the mass digital community alongside social influencers, leading the way of digital media networking in Malaysia and organizes monthly giveaway (themed #9Giveaway) on every 9th of the month.

Another “wow” in the pipeline is a heartwarming web-series, scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2014.

For U9J1 product specifications, visit http://www.ninetology.com/u9/wbs_product/j1/.

To know more about Ninetology’s smartphones and giveaway, kindly visit www.ninetology.com and https://www.facebook.com/NinetologyMalaysia.

Also, do check out my post on Ninetology U9Z1 vs. HTC Butterfly S.

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[REVIEW] Ninetology U9Z1 vs. HTC Butterfly S

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Last month, I was honored to be able to join Ninetology in their U9 series launch. This month, I had the chance to review Ninetology U9Z1 alongside with HTC Butterfly S. Click on the link for full spec of Ninetology U9Z1.

It was my first time doing a gadget review and I don’t want to do it in a technical way because it’s not really my style. Besides, it’s quite an unfair to compare an RM 2k+ phone with an RM 1k+ phone so I decided to do it light-heartedly and according to my needs instead of comparing everything.

Ninetology U9Z1 packaging
Ninetology U9Z1 packaging
Ninetology U9Z1 front view
Ninetology U9Z1 front view
Ninetology U9Z1 side view
Ninetology U9Z1 side view
HTC Butterfly S packaging
HTC Butterfly S packaging
HTC Butterfly S
HTC Butterfly S
HTC Butterfly S back view
HTC Butterfly S back view
So what are the criteria that I look for when purchasing a new phone (in no particular order)?
  1. Accessories
    Accessories are one of the most important things I look for when buying a phone. I certainly don’t wish to look and pay extra money for accessories. Of course, the most headache part would be to find accessories. Ninetology was very sensitive in this area and included 2 case covers alongside with screen protector, USB charger and headset for U9Z1.

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    Ninetology U9Z1 Accessories
    Ninetology U9Z1 Casing
    Ninetology U9Z1 Casing
    Ninetology U9Z1 Flip Casing
    Ninetology U9Z1 Flip Casing
    As for HTC Butterfly S, USB charger, headset and headset covers were provided in the box.

    HTC Butterfly S Accessories
    HTC Butterfly S Accessories
    Winner: Ninetology U9Z1

  2. Quality of front camera
    As a female blogger, I always need to camwhore; sometimes for product review (the before and after application look), sometimes need to pose with products and sometimes just for fun with other bloggers. Having a phone that doesn’t have a front camera currently is a huge setback for me.

    Ninetology U9Z1 front camera
    Ninetology U9Z1 front camera
    HTC Butterfly S front camera
    HTC Butterfly S front camera
    Ninetology U9Z1 has a 5MP front camera while HTC Butterfly S has a 2.1MP front camera. The color from HTC Butterfly S is more vibrant but it looks pixelated especially at the neck area. Skin looks smoother in the photo taken with Ninetology U9Z1.

    Since both has their pros and cons, it’s a TIE!

  3. Quality of back camera
    If can, I hope I don’t need to carry my bulky DSLR around cos it’s very heavy and inconvenient. But as a perfectionist, I hope that I can capture clear photos especially for sponsored posts since I’m paid to do my job well! So I captured the same object (my lunch) with both cameras and compared the results.

    Ninetology U9Z1 back camera
    Ninetology U9Z1 back camera
    Ninetology U9Z1 boasts a 13MP back camera and thus produced sharper photo but unfortunately the photo turned out darker than the photo captured using HTC Butterfly S. HTC Butterfly S has an UltraPixel camera that focuses more on the technology of CMOS sensor, ISP and optical lens system. Nevertheless, I’m impressed that Ninetology’s camera has a lot of special features in their camera like face beautifying and capturing 3D photo.

    HTC Butterfly S back camera
    HTC Butterfly S back camera

    Winner: HTC Butterfly S

  4. Battery Life
    Ninetology U9Z1: 2600mAh
    HTC Butterfly S: 3200mAh

    After playing Candy Crush Saga for 15 minutes on both phones respectively, HTC Butterfly S showed less battery draining compared to Ninetology U9Z1 although the difference isn’t that big. HTC Butterfly S dropped 1% of battery while Ninetology U9Z1 dropped 2% of battery most probably due to the bigger screen and thus more battery consumption.

    Winner: HTC Butterfly S

  5. Screen size
    Ninetology U9Z1 has a 5.7 inch IPS HD display as opposed to HTC Butterflly S’ 5 inch display. Personally, I like bigger screen cos I can see more stuff. It’s perfect when I watch YouTube video since my eye sight isn’t that good old already!).

    Winner: Ninetology U9Z1

  6. Sound quality
    Although I seldom play songs on my phone, but it’s still important to me. I might copy my favorite songs to listen when I’m commuting in a flight cos that’s the only time where I can’t listen to the radio.

    HTC Butterfly S has produced amazing sound with BoomSound technology. Ninetology U9Z1 wasn’t bad either but lacks of detail when compared to HTC Butterfly S. Here are the videos I took with iPad Mini while playing music:

    Winner: HTC Butterfly S

  7. Value for money
    If you haven’t knew, I’m quite a stingy person LOL! Well, Ninetology U9Z1 is priced at RM 1199 while HTC Butterfly S is priced at RM 2320.
    Very obvious who the winner is, right? =)

    Winner: Ninetology U9Z1

In the end, it’s a tie of 4-4 between Ninetology U9Z1 and HTC Butterfly S! Phew~~ What a suspense!
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I have also joined Ninetology’s Wall of Pledge, the first initiative aiming to get the Malaysian online community to pledge for the support of Responsible Blogging 2013. By blogging ethically and responsibly, bloggers are able to build a good reputation and readers are able to gain accurate information about products. So it’s a WIN-WIN situation! To know more about this campaign, please visit http://on.fb.me/10UNzoG and start pledging now!

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Ninetology Presents 3 Incredible Quad Core U9 Smart Phones

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Ninetology has gained quite a lot of popularity over the past year as one of the mobile device provider in Malaysia. With the launch of its U9 series of smartphones, Ninetology has officially make their entry into the Premium Smartphone category which is definitely a good news as this gives consumers more variety to choose. The 3 unite-as-one power-infused models in U9 series are X1, Z1 and Z1+, which are specifically tailored for urbanites who prioritizes speed, precision and high levels of engagement.

Criz and Evelyn adding up their fingers to 9
Criz and Evelyn adding up their fingers to 9

Bloggers with Mark and Kevin!
Bloggers with Mark and Kevin!
Photo credits: Simon Seow

Equipped with super-fast connectivity and one of the largest smartphone super AMOLED HD display screens in the market, be prepared for a stunning viewing quality perfect for games, videos and content browsing. During the launch, we were entertained by the emcees: DJ Kevin Chong of TraxxFM and Mark O’ Dea from The London Boys! Both of them were so funny and they got along pretty well!

Mark O' Dea and DJ Kevin Chong hosting the bloggers launch event
Mark O’ Dea and DJ Kevin Chong hosting the bloggers launch event

U9X1 | STANDS OUT

Ninetology U9X1
Ninetology U9X1

Processor/Memory

SIM: Dual SIM
CPU: MediaTek MT6589 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB

Display

Screen Size :4.8 inch
Screen: Super AMOLED HD

Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Battery
Capacity: 2200mAh

Camera
Rear camera: 13 Megapixels
Front camera: 2 Megapixels

Size

Height: 137.8mm
Width: 69.9mm
Thickness: 10mm
Weight: 160g

Retail Price: RM 1.099

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Specs of Ninetology U9X1 simplified!

Ninetology U9X1
Ninetology U9X1

U9Z1 | LARGER THAN LIFE
Ninetology U9Z1
Ninetology U9Z1
Processor/Memory
SIM: Dual SIM
CPU: MediaTek MT6589 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB
External Memory: microSD up to 32 GB
Display
Screen Size :5.7 inch with Corning Gorilla Glass
Screen: IPS HD
Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Battery
Capacity: 2600mAh
Camera
Rear camera: 12 Megapixels
Front camera: 5 Megapixels
Size
Height: 161mm
Width: 82.5mm
Thickness: 9.3mm
Weight: 191g

Retail Price: RM 1.199

Ninetology U9Z1 with Gorilla Glass
Ninetology U9Z1 with Gorilla Glass

Ninetology U9Z1
Ninetology U9Z1

U9Z1+ | TOP NOTCH

Ninetology U9Z1+
Ninetology U9Z1+

Processor/Memory
SIM: Dual SIM
CPU: MediaTek MT6589 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB
External Memory: microSD up to 32 GB
Display
Screen Size :5 inch
Screen: IPS HD with Corning Gorilla Glass
Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Battery
Capacity: 2600mAh + Power bank
Camera
Rear camera: 13 Megapixels
Front camera: 5 Megapixels
Size
Height: 144.5mm
Width: 73mm
Thickness: 9mm
Weight: 158g
Retail Price: RM 1.299
Ninetology U9Z1+ TOP NOTCH!
Ninetology U9Z1+ TOP NOTCH!
I know, I know, it’s not easy to decide which one to buy since every phone has their own strength and weakness. Maybe this categories can help you?
Lightest: U9Z1+
Slimmest: U9Z1+
Smallest screen: U9X1
Cheapest: U9X1
Best rear camera: U9X1, U9Z1+
Best front camera: U9Z1, U9Z1+
Longest battery life: U9Z1+ (considering that a power bank will be included in the package)
Have you decided which is your favorite? Cos I have! My favorite is U9Z1+ because it has the best spec and the price is very affordable! Just another RM 200 more than the cheapest model, I’d definitely get the one that has the best specs! Agree?
U9 series smartphones will be available in all major phone retailers and Ninetology will also be launching their first flagship store at Lowyat in mid August.
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Blogger’s Review Program – “Tech Kaiju Arena”

Ninetology has launched a blogger’s review program code named as “Tech Kaiju Arena” to promote transparent blogging as part of Ninetology’s yearlong ethical blogging initiative that will go hand in hand with sharing the latest gadget information, both Ninetology and other competitor brands.

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Bloggers are required to create an archive of creative blogpost contents monthly until the end of campaign date. This is themed as ‘Combined product review blogpost’, which do not only have to be a e.g  type of content – comparison blogpost; bloggers can use their creativity to formulate new ways in showing two brands of mobile devices in a single blogpost. Bloggers will also need to include the Ninetology banner which works as a link to a subscription form for Ninetology’s newsletter.

“Tech Kaiju Arena” will commence on the 12th of August 2013 till the 31st of December, 2013 with different themes every thirty days.
How to join?
  1. Register with Samuel Lee – email contact: samuellee@ninetology.com
    Required Details: Name, Blog URL, Email, Contact Number and the units which you wish to loan; 1x Ninetology Device + 1x Other Latest Mobile Brand available
  2. Wait for a call from Ninetology to confirm the collection venue of the loan units which will  ONLY be within Klang Valley.
    Note: Do keep in mind that you are only allowed to hold onto the loan units for a duration of a week
  3. During the collection day, you are required to sign a T & C Loaning form which requires you to be liable for any lost or damage of the units.
  4. On the day to return the loan units, you will also be required to submit your blogpost(s) URL to be fully eligible to participate in the contest.
    To be eligible:
    – A ‘Combined Product Review Blogpost’ must also have an embedded  Ninetology Banner.
    – A write-up of 200 – 250 words
    – Min. of 3 photos and/or images

Rewards:
  1. By the end of the campaign date, we will select three bloggers who drove in the most subscription via their post and will be rewarded as follows:
    a. Grand Prize: A Ninetology’s Latest Device and RM3000
    b. 1st Runner-Up: A Ninetology’s Latest Device and RM2000
    c. 2nd Runner-UP: A Ninetology’s Latest Device and RM1000
  2. Every month, within the campaign period, Ninetology will be having different themes for blogging contents for the ‘Combined Review Blogpost’, the monthly themes will be announced as a surprise every 30 days.
    a. The Rewards will be in the form of a range of items which can be Ninetology’s devices, vacations, movie tickets, other mobile brand’s devices and so forth.
  3. There’s more, we are even rewarding your readers! Monthly, we will be allocating from RM15,000 to RM20,000 worth of Ninetology E-Vouchers just for the 1st 100 readers who subscribes to our newsletter via the banner. The vouchers will enable them to purchase our products at a discounted price.
For more details on Ninetology’s smart phone range, head over to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NinetologyMalaysia or website: http://www.ninetology.com.
Something random: The view from Hilton KL
Something random: The view from Hilton KL
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