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November 21, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S gets Froyo Android 2.2

Got several reports coming in from Samsung Galaxy S i9000 users in the Philippines that they’ve gotten the Android 2.2 Froyo update already.

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November 21, 2010

HTC HD7 hands-on first impression

Probably the most interesting handset in HTC’s Windows Phone 7 line-up is this 4.3-inch HTC HD7. We got our hands on an engineering unit last week, along with our short demo time with the Desire HD and Desire Z.

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November 20, 2010

RIM launches BlackBerry Torch 9800

Announced back in August 2010, Research in Motion formally launched the BlackBerry Torch 9800 in the Philippines yesterday.

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November 19, 2010

HTC 7 Mozart Price, Plans on Smart Exclusive

The upcoming HTC 7 Mozart will be exclusive to Smart Comm. and we’ve got some updates on the pricing plans for the postpaid account.

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November 19, 2010

Flip Mino, Ultra HD officially launched!

It has taken Cisco quite some time but they’ve finally launched the Flip Mino HD and Flip Ultra HD in the Philippines early this week.

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November 18, 2010

HTC Desire HD in the flesh, first impressions

Along with the Desire Z, I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the only other engineering unit of the HTC Desire HD they had and as usual we took photos and captured some videos to share.

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November 18, 2010

HTC Desire Z captured on video

We visited one of the distributors of HTC in the Philippines this afternoon to check out which units are on its way to the market. The HTC Desire Z is one of them and we spare no time getting a video to share with you.

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November 18, 2010

ecoAndman 11.6″ Macbook Air Sleeve

Been looking around shops for a protective case or a sleeve for the new 11.6″ Macbook Air to no avail. Fortunately, someone noticed my post on the new MBA and offered to send me a sample of a native, hand-made custom sleeve.

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November 17, 2010

HTC 7 Mozart to go on Pre-Order this week-end

Microsoft Philippines and Smart Comm. are teaming up to bring a slew of Windows Phone 7 devices to the Philippines this holiday season. First stop is the HTC 7 Mozart which will be available for pre-order starting Friday.

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November 17, 2010

Intel drops SSD prices this Christmas

Intel Philippines just sent in word that they are slashing down the prices of their SSD storage units this Christmas. They’re still relatively expensive but nice to know the prices are going down.

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November 17, 2010

Asus UL20FT Review

When I first saw the Asus UL20FT, it immediately got my attention with its black, brushed-metal body and solid construction giving it an elegant look. Being an upgrade to the Asus UL20 series, it now comes with a Core i3 CPU. See our full review after the jump.

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November 16, 2010

Nokia Philippines’ Statement on Nokia C6 Sale

The Corporate Communications Manager of Nokia Philippines also sent in a short statement regarding the Nokia C6 sale that happened last Saturday.

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November 16, 2010

Is Facebook sexy enough for Email?

So Facebook finally announced their new product — Messages. It’s like a chat, like an email or a text message. It’s Facebook’s way of evolving what messaging should be.

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November 16, 2010

Cyber Black Friday deals, anyone?

Black Friday is a huge shopping day in the US and it’s one of those times when customers get very good deals on almost everything. Fortunately, this event also happens online (Cyber Black Friday) so we can join in the shopping spree even if we’re not in the US.

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November 16, 2010

Twitter adds Indo, SG on Trends; skips PH

Twitter just announced it has added over a dozen more countries and cities in the local Trending Topics list. These countries represent their fastest-growing markets around the globe. I quickly browsed over the list expecting Manila or the Philippines to be there. Continue Reading

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November 15, 2010

LG issues Official Statement & Special Offer

We sent word to both LG Electronics and Nokia Philippines earlier today if they want to issue an official statement regarding the incident last Saturday during the sale. LG was very quick to reply and sent us this statement.

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November 15, 2010

Sony Bravia Trade-In Sale Offer

If you’re looking to upgrade your old TV set at home, Sony’s offering something interesting in exchange for a 32″ Sony Bravia LCD TV this November 19 – 21, 2010.

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November 15, 2010

Asus intros next-generation Motherboards

I was able to attend the ASUS Technical Seminar in Singapore where leading motherboard-manufacturer showcased their next-generation motherboards that will support the upcoming Intel processors code-named “Sandy Bridge”. It was just a half-day event but I think I already consumed all the geeky stuff my brain can handle in a year.

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November 15, 2010

Phil. Gov’t pressures Facebook over Fans?

There was a story in the Guardian UK that claims the Philippine’s is becoming like China in web censorship and I agreed to do an interview for an article as a rebuttal saying that the Philippines is among the most liberal in terms of general internet activity and social media and that there has been no cases of the government using its power & influence to pressure sites like YouTube, Facebook and the likes to its advantage.

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November 14, 2010

Globe mulls over LTE for Mobile Broadband

Globe Telecom and NEC have been testing LTE (Long Term Evolution) in the Philippines as early as May this year and based on successful field results, it could be the telecom’s next upgrade path to provide better and faster mobile broadband services.

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November 13, 2010

LG & Nokia Sale: The Aftermath

By this time, both the LG Optimus One and the Nokia C6 sale are both over and we’ve got multiple reports from various locations about how it went down. Estimates put hundreds to thousands of people lined up for both sale.

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November 13, 2010

Philippines beat China, India in Net Speeds

There are promised internet speeds by ISPs and there are real internet speeds that consumers actually experience. In a set of data from Akamai, the top 50 countries with the most internet users were ranked based on the average connection speeds.

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November 12, 2010

LG Optimus One Preview & Sale FAQ

Due to insistent demand, we had to squeeze in this little Optimus One preview and personally asked reps from LG Philippines regarding the mechanics of the sale tomorrow. Here’s what we got so far.

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November 12, 2010

Macbook Air 11.6″ gets unboxed!

So the first batch of the new Macbook Air 11.6″ arrived early this week in all Apple Reseller Stores and we spared no time to get our hands into one of these babies. See un-boxing photos and first impressions after the jump.

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November 11, 2010

Sale Vote: LG Optimus One vs. Nokia C6

So okay, it’s obvious that Nokia’s sale of the Nokia C6 is in direct competition with the LG Optimus One we reported earlier. Same date, same time, same locations and even almost same price.

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