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December 17, 2011

Smart spent a bazillion for the iPhone 4S launch

It’s no secret that Smart was so excited to have the iPhone 4S on their stable so they had a huge welcome party during the Camp Out event at the Rockwell, Powerplant at midnight of December 15, 2011.

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December 17, 2011

Get Php8,600 discount on BB Playbook this Christmas

RIM Philippines is offering BlackBerry customers to get the BB Playbook this Christmas by offering a discount of up to Php8,600 on any variant of the 7-inch tablet.

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December 16, 2011

Globe offers iPhone 4S Trade-in for iPhone 4, 3GS & 3G

In a bold move to retain old subscribers, Globe Telecom has announced a trade-in offer for all iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners who got their handset from Globe before (whether prepaid or postpaid).

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December 16, 2011

Official Globe iPhone 4S Postpaid Plans and Pricing

Globe Telecom hosted the Apple iPhone 4S launch at midnight at the Ayala Museum where the postpaid plans were revealed on the night itself with the first Globe iPhone 4S subscriber being The Philippine President himself.

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December 15, 2011

Official Smart iPhone 4S Postpaid Plans & Pricing

In the last few hours of the official launch of the iPhone 4S in the Philippines, Smart has finally released their postpaid plans and pricing.

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December 15, 2011

Smart employees get special iPhone 4S Postpaid pricing

Employees of Smart and all other companies under the MVP Group are all getting special prices for the iPhone 4S during the Smart Camp Out event this evening, according to an email sent out to everyone this afternoon.

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December 15, 2011

Globe or Smart: Where are you camping out tonight?

Both Smart Communications and Globe Telecom are holding a launch party for the iPhone 4S tonight. Globe with hold their event at Ayala Museum while Smart rented out the Rockwell area.

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December 14, 2011

Apple iPhone 4S Review

Apple’s newest iteration of the iPhone was greeted with mixed reactions from the market. A lot has been said, both praises and disappointments, about what it should have been in the first place. Since the local launch of the iPhone 4S with Globe and Smart is just a couple of days away, let me share with you what I think of this phone. Check out our iPhone 4S review after the jump.

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December 13, 2011

Sandisk Memory Vault promises 100 years of photos

Sometimes, stuff just arrive at the YugaTech HQ without me knowing who sent them or where they come from. This is the case of the Sandisk Memory Vault — a ruggedized flash drive that promises to last your photos up to 100 years.

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December 13, 2011

Smart Sun Dual Plan 549: 1st post-merger tag-team plan

Now that the PLDT-Digitel merger has been finalized, Smart and Sun Cellular can now offer tandem plans for both network’s subscribers. They’ve now introduced the Smart Sun Dual 549 Plan.

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December 13, 2011

Replacing the Acer Aspire S3’s 7mm Hitachi HDD

The HDD on my Acer Aspire S3 conked out a couple of days ago. Don’t know what caused it but by the time I booted it up in the morning, the hard drive was already trashing the plates like crazy. This is the first time I’ve had a laptop HDD crashed on me.

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December 12, 2011

HTC Rhyme Review

The HTC Desire is officially out and the new HTC Rhyme has just replaced it. It’s nothing really new in terms of the specs but the whole packaging and the new color tones bring new life to a rather old line. Check out our full review of the HTC Rhyme after the jump.

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December 11, 2011

HDD shortage and price hikes to last ’til March 2012

Last month, I noticed that prices of hard disk drives have considerably gone up in stores. This was due to the shortage of units coming in from flooded Thailand where most of the components come from.

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December 10, 2011

HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio Review

In the world of smartphones, bigger is better — and that’s what HTC wants you to think when you see the new Sensation XL. To top it all, they’ve also added Beats Audio into the ring. Check out our full review of the HTC Sensation XL after the break.

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December 09, 2011

Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Nexus hands-on!

We haven’t done an unboxing around here for a long time and I thought after getting a review unit of this upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I thought I’d re-introduce the tradition. So here it is, hot off the oven — the Galaxy Nexus running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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December 09, 2011

Rock-solid Otterbox cases and some give-aways

Met with the folks from TenkieBox, the official distributor of OtterBox, last week when they gave me a couple of their really tough cases for my new iPhone 4S.

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December 08, 2011

Gen 9 Archos 80, Archos 101 launched, priced

IonTech, local distributor of Archos, has finally launched the generation 9 of their Archos tablets. Both the Android Honeycomb Archos 80 and Archos 101 were presented to the media tonight.

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December 07, 2011

On the set of our Christmas Gadget Gift Guide for ANC

The crew from ANC came by this afternoon to do another shoot about Christmas Gadget Gift Ideas. Was at the studio of Future Perfect last week to tape this same segment so this is more like a continuation.

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December 07, 2011

Motorola Razr XT910 in the flesh, first impressions

The Motorola Droid Razr has landed and it is indeed the slimmest phone we’ve ever unboxed and held. Announced back in October, it’s now retailing in a few stores for around Php29,000+.

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December 07, 2011

Huawei E586 Review

The HSPA+ network of Smart and Globe are continuously growing and getting wider coverage around the country. Devices like the Huawei E586 maximizes the speed of the HSPA+ network (just like the ZTE MF60). Check out our full review after the jump.

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December 06, 2011

Lenovo unveils Android ThinkPad Tablet for Business

So aside from the IdeaPad U300 ultrabook, Lenovo Philippines also unveiled another Android Honeycomb tablet. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is aimed towards the enterprise and businesses and is expected to be available in the market by end of 2nd week of December.

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December 06, 2011

Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars

If there’s one thing I really wanted to take home from our Singapore trip with Sony last week, it would have to be this really cool digital recording binoculars (the Sony DEV5).

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December 05, 2011

Anybody else heard of Cliptec before?

Sat down with the folks from Fine Upgrade to talk about doing some giveaways for YugaTech readers this Christmas. Incidentally, they’re also distributing a new line of products under the brand name Cliptec.

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December 05, 2011

Asus Zenbook UX31 Review

The first time I personally saw the Asus Zenbook, I knew it would be my next laptop (the last two I bought were all Macbook Airs). And while ultrabooks are still in their infancy stage, they’ve already sparked interest and awe to the point of being an aspirational device. I’ve been using the Zenbook UX31 for a couple of weeks now and have actually made it my primary laptop without much hesitation. Check out our full review of the Asus Zenbook UX31 after the jump.

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December 04, 2011

Sony Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player

We saw the prototype unit of Sony’s Mobile Entertainment Player last night and it looks like the Xperia Arc, minus the curves. It’s Sony’s equivalent of the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0, just a bot smaller.

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