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April 11, 2011

Creative D200 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Creative sent over a number of their wireless speakers and I just unboxed one of them — the Creative D200. Streaming music from any device via Bluetooth, the D200 offers a simple alternative if you’re bored with dock speaker systems.

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April 11, 2011

HTC Desire S in the flesh, first impressions

We got our hands on the new HTC Desire S over the week-end and I’m kind of divided how to place it among all the other handsets released by HTC in the Philippines.

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April 10, 2011

Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc first impressions

When Sony-Ericsson announced the Xperia Arc, I was a little confused why they did not really improved on the specs of their flagship device considering that everyone else has gone dual-core.

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April 10, 2011

Apple iPad 2 Review

Just when we thought the iPad could not get any better, Apple released yet another one. Though naming it the iPad 2 does not carry that Apple flair (easy to guess the next generation will be called iPad 3), it easily banked on the brand’s super-popularity. Check out our full review of the Apple iPad 2 after the jump.

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April 09, 2011

Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II in the flesh!

What’s thinner, lighter and twice as powerful as the Galaxy S? Well, it’s the Galaxy S II (GT-i9100) of course and we’ve got one of them babies right here (though it’s still an engineering unit and not the final release).

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April 08, 2011

Dell Streak 5 officially launched!

After a very long wait, Dell Philippines has finally launched its very own Android tablet in the local market — the Dell Streak 5.

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April 07, 2011

HTC Desire S coming in at Php25,990

I’ve been told by one of the local HTC retailers that the HTC Desire S will be available in stores this Monday with an indicative SRP of about Php25,990. Not bad for an HTC Desire re-fresh.

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April 07, 2011

Contest: Visit Malaysia with this blogger!

Several months ago, I was invited to join this contest by the Malaysia Tourism Board. One finalist per country will be chosen and he can bring along one of his readers (plus another one of the reader’s choice). I wasn’t able to join but fortunately, one of our YugaTech special assignments correspondent, Calvin Lo, did and he’s now a finalist.

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April 06, 2011

Globe to enforce 1GB per day Bandwidth Cap

So it looks like all the draft memo with the NTC actually forced telcos to lift their iron fist — Globe Telecom has just sent out a press release that they will be strictly enforcing a daily data cap on all broadband subscribers, starting with 1GB/day.

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April 06, 2011

AKG K518 LE Folding Headphones

After I returned that expensive Bluetooth headphone to AKG, they lent me another one which is for general-purpose — the AKG K 518 Limited Edition folding headphones.

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April 04, 2011

Contest: Show me what Creative is!

Creative sent over several of their new Bluetooth wireless speakers over the week-end — the Creative D100, D200 and the ZiiSound D5. They’re giving me the D200 and we’re giving away the Creative D100 to one of our readers.

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April 03, 2011

Which gadget brands depreciate so quickly?

Been helping friends sell a number of their gadgets for years now and have noticed that in recent years, gadget prices have depreciated much faster than before.

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April 02, 2011

Chrome surpasses Firefox in the Philippines?

Got a tip from a reader pointing me to a StatCounter report for the Philippines showing that Google Chrome browser has surpassed Firefox in terms of usage in the Philippines.

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April 01, 2011

Samsung sells Galaxy Tab WiFi at Php16,990

We reported last month that Samsung Philippines will release a WiFi-only variant of their 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. Turns out the tablet is already here in the Philippines and selling at a discounted price of just Php16,990.

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April 01, 2011

Exclusive: AOL buys YugaTech

Ok, I didn’t really want to write it this early but I thought it’s better this comes out straight from me first — we’ve just been acquired by AOL.

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March 30, 2011

Merging Smart & Sun not good for consumers?

PLDT now has an overwhelming majority of the telco business in the Philippines — it owns Smart, Talk ‘N Text, Red Mobile and now Sun Cellular representing more than 70% of the subscriber base combined {see earlier story here}.

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March 29, 2011

PLDT buys majority stake of Sun Cellular

The biggest IT story of the day is PLDT’s acquisition of Digitel which operates Sun Celluar, the 3rd largest telco player in the Philippines.

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March 29, 2011

Firefox 4 goes for gold!

Soon after Microsoft officially released IE9, Mozilla also made a major release with Firefox 4. Within a day, FF4 doubled IE9’s downloads at 7 million. Bus is that enough?

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March 28, 2011

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review

Lenovo’s laptops usually has that design signature that you’ll easily spot a mile away. The IdeaPad U260 does not seem to inherit the usual genetic make-up and thus gives it a much refreshing look. Check out our full review of the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 after the jump.

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March 27, 2011

Samsung Series 9 comes in 11.6″ too!

When Samsung launched their ultra-thin Series 9 laptop in the Philippines last week, they only showed the regular 13.3″ variant. I thought it’s such a waste they didn’t include a 11.6″ variant that would go head-to-head with the 11-inch Macbook Air.

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March 26, 2011

Intex Universal Laptop Adapter

We rarely seen one of these in stores (ones for mobile phones are more common) so I got a bit interested when a distributor friend sent a sample unit to me. This universal adapter from Intex promises to charge up to 13 laptop brands in one go.

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March 26, 2011

Honda CBR 150R is my new dream gadget

For the last 2 or 3 weeks, I have been setting my eyes on this big, sporty motor bike — a Honda CBR 150R so when I learned I’m joining Ford to go to the Bangkok Motor Show, I was pretty excited as it also offered a closer look at the CBR line.

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March 25, 2011

Akihabara in Bangkok? No way!

Saw what looks like an Akihabara store during one of our trips around the city and I said I have to go back and check it. I remember my first Akiba experience in Japan a few months back and it thought this one would be as awesome.

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March 24, 2011

Photos from Bangkok Motor Show 2011

Spent the whole morning doing the rounds at the hall of the 32nd Bangkok Motor Show. It was pre-opening ceremony to just members of the press so we have a great time taking pictures of the cars to ourselves.

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March 24, 2011

New Ford Ranger unveiling in Bangkok

Ford Motors Philippines flew us in to Thailand to witness the Asian unveiling of their all-new Ford Ranger truck and also attend the 2011 Bangkok Motor Show happening this week.

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