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March 14, 2015

Samsung Galaxy E5, E7 lands and priced, starts at Php12,990

Samsung quietly released two new mid-range handsets from its Galaxy line. Both the Galaxy E5 and the Galaxy E7 are now available in stores with a suggested retail price of Php12,990 and Php15,990, respectively.

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March 13, 2015

Alcatel Flash Plus coming May 1 for about Php6k+

Just got confirmation that Alcatel’s very affordable yet capable smartphone, the Alcatel Flash Plus, is set for release in the Philippines by May 1, 2015 with a price tag of around Php6k.
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March 12, 2015

Windows 8.1 update for CM Alpha Luxe and Alpha Style rolls out

Cherry Mobile has announced on their Facebook page that the  Windows software update for their Alpha Luxe and Alpha Style are now available for download. It carries a slew of improvements including better battery life for the devices. Continue Reading

March 12, 2015

VAIO’s first-ever smartphone unveiled

The now-independent VAIO brand has just announced its very first smartphone — the VAIO Phone. Scroll past the break to see what they’re offering as their first venture in the smartphone category. Continue Reading

March 11, 2015

Roxas wants Mobile CCTVs in Metro Manila

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas wants Mobile CCTVs (closed circuit television) in Metro Manila in order to ensure peace in order during big events in the country.

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March 11, 2015

Bill filed to stop employers from accessing employee’s social media accounts

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has recently filed Senate Bill No. 2681 which seeks to “bar employers from compelling employees or even applicants to divulge their passwords for online accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.”

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March 10, 2015

Android Lollipop gets new update, offers fresh features

The official Android blog announces a new update for their latest Android Lollipop OS. The Android 5.1, apart from the usual improvement in stability and performance, also offers new features to look forward to for compatible devices. Continue Reading

March 08, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge starts with 64GB storage

Some parts of the world are already prepping the release of the Samsung galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The pre-order page of the S6/S6 Edge indicates the handsets will be in 32GB for the Galaxy S6 and 64GB for the S6 Edge.

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March 08, 2015

Cherry Mobile drops Alpha Morph, Alpha Play prices by Php2,000

Launched back in September 2014, Cherry mobile has dropped the prices of the Alpha Morph and Alpha Play, slashing Php2,000 from each of the units.

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March 05, 2015

ABS-CBN TV Plus Now Available on Lazada

In an effort to reach wider audience, the Lopez-owned network has recently made the ABS-CBN TVplus, aka “Ang Mahiwagang Blackbox” available at Lazada.

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March 04, 2015

Sony Mobile Executive Denies Selling Mobile Division

Because of the downward trend in its mobile division in the past few years, as well as the remarks that Sony CEO said during an interview with Reuters, business analysts have reasons to believe that Sony may pull the plug on Xperia – a notion that Hiroki Totoki, head of Sony Mobile department, adamantly disagreed to and told Le Figaro that “it’s completely untrue”.

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March 04, 2015

Sony announces Theme Creator BETA for Xperia users

Sony is also hopping in on the theming bandwagon with the Theme Creator BETA that lets users of Xperia tablets and smartphones personalize the look of their devices. Continue Reading

March 04, 2015

ZOPO TOUCH makes official debut at MWC

Still from Mobile World Congress 2015 at Barcelona, Chinese mobile-maker ZOPO has introduced a new smartphone that treats aesthetics seriously. It boasts a 2.5D curved glass display just like what Samsung used in its Galaxy S6. Meet the ZOPO TOUCH. Continue Reading

March 04, 2015

Honda Philippines announces all-new Odyssey

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. releases its latest luxury minivan — the Odyssey. Re-introduced in the Philippines back in 2012, its newest model is a multi-passenger vehicle that boasts spacious cabin spaces accompanied by a handful of tech features for safety and efficiency. Continue Reading

March 03, 2015

Ford shows off ‘MoDe’ e-bikes packed with features

Still from MWC in Barcelona, Ford gave the public a peek of its prototype electronic bikes. Dubbed as MoDe:Pro and MoDe:Me, these two bicycles aim to make commutes safer and more efficient. Continue Reading

March 03, 2015

Lenovo A7000 w/ ATMOS surround sound now official

In addition to the Vibe Shot, Lenovo also announced the first smartphone to have a Dolby ATMOS surround technology embedded at its core. The A7000, a mid-range smartphone, carries decent specs at a decent price. Continue Reading

March 02, 2015

SanDisk officially outs world’s highest capacity microSD card

SanDisk claims to hold the world’s highest capacity microSD card in mobile devices with its freshly-announced Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition. It’s a memory card the same size as a standard microSD card but can store up to 200GB worth of photos, music, and videos. Continue Reading

March 02, 2015

Cherry Mobile to reveal new Windows devices at MWC 2015

Cherry Mobile has announced that it will soon unveil their latest Windows-powered devices at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Continue Reading

March 02, 2015

ZTE launches Grand S3, scans the eyes to unlock screen

ZTE has just taken the wraps off its latest flagship — the Grand S3. It has the components of an upper-tier handset, but with a unique feature that scans your eyes to unlock the device in addition to other tasks it can perform. Continue Reading

March 02, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 will come in dual-SIM for PH

While we’re expecting the Philippine release of the Galaxy S6 by 2nd week of April, we also got confirmation from local Samsung representatives that the PH version of the Galaxy S6 will be in dual-SIM.

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March 02, 2015

HTC Vive VR headset brings Virtual Reality to your homes

Along with the One M9 and the Grip, Taiwanese tech company HTC also partnered with Valve to create the Vive VR headset, touting a new virutal reality experience.

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February 26, 2015

NTC: Almost 6000 phones lost, stolen in MM last year

Almost 6,000 smartphones were reported to be lost or stolen in Metro Manila alone for the past year, according to the latest statistics from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

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February 25, 2015

Telco points “Kill Switch” is device manufacturers’ responsibility

The recent issue on “Kill Switch” being pushed by the Department of Justice is aimed to protect security and privacy of mobile phone users. Globe has responded that the idea is a good one and has been in practice in the US. However, they point out that it’s the primary duty of the phone manufacturers rather than the telcos.

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February 23, 2015

Bill filed to stop minors from spending too much time in computer shops

House Bill No. 4740, also known as the “Internet Cafe Regulation Act“, has been filed at the House of Representatives which aims to protect the youth, especially minors, from online game addiction by regulating and limiting their access to computer shops and Internet cafes.

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February 21, 2015

MRT-3 Weekend Operating Hours to be Shortened

In light of recent glitches that have plagued the train system, the EDSA-situated MRT-3 may have its weekend operating hours shortened to give way to railroad repairs.

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