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Google's underwater internet cable connecting US, Japan is going live

The 9,000 kilometer cable will boost internet speeds throughout Asia as well as on the West Coast of the US.

By 30 June 2016


HOOQ might just be Asia's answer to Netflix

Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Singtel join forces to start a new video-on-demand service for the Asian market in the first quarter of 2015.

By 3 February 2015


3DMark for Android gaming ropes in tech giants

Acer, Intel, Qualcomm, and SingTel-Optus have joined a program to benchmark 3D gaming standards on Android devices.

By 3 August 2012


Who's Siri? Singapore get its own concierge app

Siri may not be able to understand Asian accents, but Singaporeans need not fret. They now have Def!nd, which can do some things Siri cannot.

By 3 November 2011


Singlish-speaking Siri rival seen in Singapore

A new voice-recognition app from Singapore carrier SingTel aims to help iPhone and Android users talk to their phones with a local dialect made up of English and non-English words, something Siri can't do yet.

By 29 October 2011


Nico Rosberg Examines the Singapore Circuit

AT&T Williams race car driver Nico Rosberg analyzes the unique challenges of the Singapore Circuit that hosted the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix this past weekend.

By 30 September 2009


Lewis Hamilton wins 2009 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton chalked up his second victory of the F1 season by coming out victorious at the Singtel Singapore Grand Prix this last weekend. This slide show video presents the glorious sights of this exciting race.

By 29 September 2009


Optus as Australia's iPhone carrier?

Optus may lead Australia's iPhone race if parent company SingTel secures exclusive iPhone distribution rights in Singapore.

By 25 March 2008


Phones with SMS near Singapore launch

Fixed-line phone users in Singapore will soon be able to communicate with each other over the Short Messaging Service (SMS) platform. Using a special telephone that features an LCD (liquid crystal display) panel, users can compose, send and receive text messages just like their mobile phone counterparts. Fixed-line subscribers will also be able to communicate with cell phone users via SMS. The telephones will be available in July at Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) retail shops. According to sources, Germany's Siemens is one of the suppliers of the SMS-enabled telephone. The service is currently limited to SingTel customers. However, the company is in talks with MobileOne, StarHub Mobile and Virgin Mobile to iron out interconnection details, said SingTel spokesperson Chia Boon Chong. Irene Tham reported from Singapore. To read the full story, visit CNETAsia.

20 June 2002


Handspring launches Treos in Asia

Handheld maker Handspring announced Tuesday that its latest Treo devices will be available in parts of Asia. The Treo 90 and Treo 270 will be available in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia starting this week. The Treo 270 is a combination cell phone and organizer with a color display. The device comes with 16MB of memory. The Treo 90 is similar in appearance to the Treo 270 but doesn't have a wireless radio for making cell phone calls. It comes with a color screen, version 4.1 of the Palm operating system, 16MB of memory and a built-in keyboard. The Treo 90 will also be the first Handspring device to use a Secure Digital expansion slot instead of the company's hallmark Springboard expansion slot. Handspring is working with a range of wireless carriers in the region including SmarTone, SingTel and Celcom, as well as GrandTech and its subsidiary PacRim.

By 26 June 2002