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Canon has quietly launched the Canon M10 mirrorless camera!

It is just a couple of month back that Canon launched its first decent mirrorless camera, the EOS M3. Now it has revealed a tiny, cheaper sibling of it, the EOS M10. The camera arrived in Canon’s store with no press release or any info in advance, but judging by the specs, it’s essentially a stripped-down version of the M3. It carries a lightweight, more basic body, and is equipped with an 18-megapixel instead of a 24.2-megapixel sensor. It’s pretty darn similar otherwise, however: it has the same 49-point AF, 25,600 max (expanded) ISO, 3-inch, 1.04 million dot touchscreen and shoots 1080/30p video. Little differnt here is that it comes as well with a different kit lens. Instead od the 18-55 lens that comes with the M3 the M10 has a 15-45mm lens attached to it.

Depending on the price, the model might interest photographers looking for a very small APS-C camera who don’t want to spend $680 on the EOS M3 body. However, the lack of an EVF option . Being sold at 599$ in the pre order right now, I would rather go for the M3 instead. But we will have to wait to get the EOS M10 in our hands to review it properly.

The M10 shows available in the Canon Shop in three different colours. White, Black and Grey. I hope they put our a red option as well. I loved the red on my M2.

Axiom lets you now PreOrder the New Blackberry Passport in Silver

Fancy the BlackBerry Passport in Silver ? Axiom got you covered here. From now on you can pre order the new Silver version. It is coming in at 1999AED which is a really fair price.

BlackBerry Passport

The BlackBerry Passport uses a 4.5inch display with a 1440×1440 pixel resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 quad-core chip. Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM,  Snapdragon 800. The Passport runs with the BB 10.3 operating system. Its powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. The Passport  packs a large 3450mAh battery life, so usage times is a standout feature.

The Passport in Silver color will be available from 31.08.15.

Giveaway Time: Win 2x250AED Landmarkshops.com Shopping Vouchers!

Just recently we have reviewed Landmarkshops.com and today we are happy to be able to give away 2 Vouchers to be used on Landmarkshops.com courtesy of the friendly folks at Landmarkshops.com . Each Voucher has a value of 250AED which can be used on any of the products sold on the website except Emax.

Landmarkshops.com  combines a wide selection of Stores under one roof such as Centerpoint, Splash, Emax, Babyshop, Shoe Mart, Max orLifestyle. Though Emax is not included in these Vouchers there is huge variety of items to pick from, and surely something everybody wants or needs.

And this is how you can win:

Just participate below and have the chance to win. Please note that this competition is only for UAE based readers and the Voucher Codes will be mailed out to the winners on 21st of August.

Win a 250AED Landmarkshops.com Shopping Voucher!

Tried out: Landmarkshops.com

If you have been out to any Mall in Dubai or around the city even only a short bit of time chances are very high that you have seen somewhere a Centerpoint, Splash, Emax, Babyshop, Shoe Mart, Max or Lifestyle shop crossing your way.  If you, like me with kids, have to go to some of these very regularly and as well you spend much time in Electronic Stores than all this can get more convenient for you!

All above mentioned shops are accessible through the same internet shop, Landmarkshops.com. That means you can save yourself the hassle of finding a parking, running with family through the mall in search of the right items through multiple stores. Now you can do this all through the convenience of the internet, from wherever you want, well as long as you got an internet connection. Another great advantage, you don`t even have to carry it yourself! If will be delivered to your door.

OK, but does it really work well and does it deliver quickly ? Well, we have given it a try for you, and this is what we experienced!

I was looking for a backpack for taking when going to sports so looked around and had a surprising big choice which made it not easy to make a choice, but in the end I took the Kappa Sports Backpack on the cart which came in on 120AED, a fair price.  Another item we had been looking at was a Hand Bag. Unfortunately as well the choice in this section was too huge as that my wife could make a quick decision on it. But after ages of comparing and looking at the available models the choice finally came on the Rouge Olivia Tote Bag which came in at only 399AED. Not enough yet so the wife decided as well to go for a Fiorelli Zip Around Wallet which is really cool on the size, but not an option for me as man, obviously, coming with a price tag of 110AED this one was as well very reasonable priced in our opinion.

Finally it was my turn to check out on some good ol Electronics. First check on the DSLR section showed an OK but not huge choice on Canon Models. From beginner over mid range to full frame all is there, but new releases are sadly missing. I instead opted for a router which I required in order to extend the range at home. I found a pretty cool Linksys one which should do the job, so I added it to the card, with 459AED it had the same price tag as in stores, and I wouldn`t have to park and carry it, so it seemed reasonable to go ahead where usually I prefer to buy the most electronics in store.

Another pretty cool thing is that each order earns you Shukran Points (in case you collect them, I do), and that gives as well the choice to pay with Shukran Points! Or Credit Cards or Cash on Delivery if you rather prefer these methods of payment. We paid by card as it is easier to get anybody taking the delivery in case we are not home.landmark2

But placing the order is only half of the job unfortunately. There is as well the delivery. All items at time of order showed to be delivered within 2-3 working days. This is often promised but in my experience was rather rarely really delivered.  In this case I must say the delivery was spot on. They called in advance and came when they said they would, which never happened to me ordering via Shop and Ship or via souq.com.

Verdict:

Overall it was a very good experience, Landmarkshops.com gives plenty of choice across all their brands, new items are added as well regularly and the delivery is quick and on time. For me definitely the more convenient way to shop. No searching for Mall Parking, no hassle of carrying things around. All done with a click at the convenience of your home.

And on items over the value of 1000AED you have even the chance to pay them over 3 or 6 installments if you are a customer of Emirates NBD, Mashreq, NBAD or Samba. You see you are getting the full service here.

100 Days of Wonders at Dalma Mall – Abu Dhabi

Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi is having this summer something special: 100 Days of Wonders. What that means? Simple. If you shop for 200AED in the time between now and the 23rd of September you can win out of plenty of prices. And the best thing: Winners are drawn daily and you participate in each draw!

Dalma Mall is located in Abu Dhabi’s Mussafah Area and is directly on the Abu Dhabi – Mussafah -Tarif Highway which makes it easy to reach even if you are coming from Dubai.  It features more than 300 Retail stores like Centerpoint, Marks & Spencer, Sephora, Sharaf DG, Adventure HQ, ACE Hardware and Carrefour.  If you are hungry from shopping you have a selection of more than 40 Restaurants to choose from as well. This paired with sufficient parking space (6300 parking spots for free) and Free WiFi make the popularity of this Mall obvious.

For more information you can visit Dalma Mall’s official website [Link] or their Facebook , Instagram or Twitter accounts. Good Luck with winning!

Reviewed: The Honor 6 Plus

As the Apple iPhone 6 Plus – which is the big brother to the iPhone 6 – as well the Honor 6 Plus with its 5.5-inch display is the big brother of the smaller Honor 6. But the Honor 6 Plus is much more than just a little larger relative. So is the Plus Version the first to offer an innovative new camera technology with two lenses. But how does the Honor 6 Plus strike against its competition? You can read it here!

Honor 6 Plus: Precious design and large display

The case of the by Huawei developed Honor 6 Plus is similar to the iPhone 5S, but it is much larger with its 5.5-inch screen. Front and rear panels are made of glass, the frame is made of aluminum. Unlike the iPhone, the lower edge on the Honor 6 Plus is made of plastic. The screen itself is showing bright colors and is equipped with Full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) which makes it equal sharp as that of the iPhone 6 Plus. The brightness is very good on cloudy days and indoors, but on sunny days the screen becomes slightly less visible. The phone feels solid and with just 165 grams of weight and a thickness of only 7.5mm it is really compact for its 5.5 inch.

Honor 6 Plus: First Impressions

 

Great Camera with a sweet Focus-trick

The highlight of this smartphone is the two 8-megapixel cameras built on the back of it. What at first glance is a relatively low resolution allows according to Huawei a combined resolution of up to 13 megapixels. But

Continue reading Reviewed: The Honor 6 Plus

Dubai Mall to get a Ferrari Store…

It seems that Dubai will get another Ferrari Store shortly. While passing by the Dubai Mall the other day I saw the below opposite of Debenhams on Level 1 of the Dubai Mall.

For those who like Ferrari the luxury store will house an excellent selection of Italian designs, high-end leather goods and designer jewelry as well as the latest in touring and racing inspired fashion and sports apparel and Ferrari accessories.

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Sony Opens Flagship Boutique at Dubai Mall…

Sony today has opened its newly designed concept Sony Boutique at the Dubai Mall. Aiming to provide shoppers – both avid technology enthusiasts and Sony fans – with an immersive experience of Sony products, the 550 square meter boutique features a world-class retail design theme that complements Sony’s global philosophy of ‘inspiring and fulfilling the curiosity of people around the world and moving them emotionally’.

The new concept boutique features a wide-open storefront to provide an unobstructed view into the world of Sony. From Sony music artists playing on high resolution audio devices to movies from Sony Pictures playing on the immersive 4K TVs, the full breadth of Sony’s product range can be enjoyed at one location. Customer expectations are further met with Sony’s specialists providing an insight into the technical capabilities of the products and their unique differentiators.

Inauguaration of Sony BoutiqueThe Sony Boutique has five distinct product zones for gaming, mobility, digital imaging, as well as home entertainment and high resolution audio.

This zone also features a unique ‘shooting object’ area where consumers can get a hands-on feel of the latest cameras and take pictures of scaled down (4D) model of Dubai’s iconic landmarks – Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Dubai Metro, among others.

For gaming enthusiasts, a dedicated zone features the latest PlayStation models, while technology buffs can browse through the latest XPERIA mobile phones and accessories at the mobility zone.

The Sony Boutique is located at level 2 of the Dubai Mall opposite the Metro Link.

Fancy a BlackBerry Passport? Crazydeals sells them @1949AED for a limited time!

If you plan to pick up a BlackBerry Passport in the coming days you crazemight want to check out the offer of Crazydeals.ae. They are selling as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival the Passport for only 1949AED, what a steal.

As you can see this campaign is limited only for a bit more than five days, so hurry up if you want one.  If you want the white one however you will stay pay 2249AED, which is nevertheless a good difference to the usual 2699AED.

They do have as well some other deals running for the same period, so you might want to check out their website!

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BlackBerry Classic now available with Etisalat and Axiom…

After the launch last week in the BlackBerry Store in the Dubai Mall Etisalat as well as Axiom Telecom are now carrying the BlackBerry Classic  in their stores. Both are charging 1799AED for it while Etisalat might have carrier offers as well to subsidize the price.

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The device comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot for another 128GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera.

As already mentioned before the BlackBerry Classic is a great phone for business use specially if you are typing a lot of things on the go. I love it on my daily work and the Battery powers easily through the day with me.

If you want to know more about the BlackBerry Classic you can check out review here: (LINK). If you are coming from a legacy BlackBerry device like the Bold 9900 this is the perfect device for you. The best of a Bold series BlackBerry with the amazing Operating System which is BlackBerry 10.