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May 28, 2011

HTC Wildfire S to retail for Php14,995

Got a tip from one of HTC’s local retailer that the HTC Wildfire S is all set to be released next week (just like we mentioned the June launch). The suggested retail price is pegged at Php14,995.

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May 28, 2011

3TB on a Western Digital Caviar Green HDD

Late last year, WD and Seagate announced they will be able to cramp 3TB (that’s terabytes or 1,000GB) on a single disk. Three terabytes is already pretty massive even in this age of torrents and large full HD movies. Imagine if you have at least 2 of these in your desktop PC at home.

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May 27, 2011

Nokia E6 First Impressions

So we also got the chance to check out the Nokia E6 yesterday, the successor of the Nokia E72 but now comes with the more improved Symbian Anna. The least I can say is that it’s an impressive combo.

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May 27, 2011

Poll: Design vs. Specs or Functionality?

With the hundreds and thousands of comments we get regarding all sort of gadgets (including cars), there’s almost always a big line that divides people who prefer design and people who prefer specs or functionality.

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May 26, 2011

Update: Nokia C2-00, X1-01 Dual SIM

So we finally got a definite answer from Nokia Philippines regarding their dual-SIM handsets. Both the Nokia C2-00 and the Nokia X1-01 will be locally available soon (as early as a June release I bet).

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May 26, 2011

Philips SHE8005 In-ear Headphones

Been trying out a new set of in-ear headphones recently sent over by Philips. It’s not yet been released locally (Philips SHE8005, SHE8010) but I am told will be out in stores in a month or two.

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May 25, 2011

Nokia Oro is the C7 in Gold and Anna

Nokia today announced its latest luxury handset, the Nokia Oro — a replica of the Nokia C7 running Symbian Anna and plated with 18-carat gold, sapphire crystal and leather.

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May 25, 2011

Is the Android OS bigger than the brand?

For the last two years, I’ve bought over half a dozen smartphones running Android OS and realized they came from different handset brands — Samsung, Sony-Ericsson, HTC and just recently LG (the Optimus 2X, my very first LG phone ever).

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May 24, 2011

Asus Eee Pad Transformer launched, priced!

Asus today launched its new line of tablets, including the much-anticipated Eee Pad Transformer – 10-inch netbook that transform into a full touchscreen Android 3.0 tablet.

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May 24, 2011

Twitter snaps up TweetDeck for $40 Million

After buying Twitter client Tweetie last year, Twitter has once again bought another client. This time, it’s TweetDeck. The price — a cool $40 million in cash and stock (via @cnnmoney).

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May 24, 2011

The Nissan Teana Experience

Just had to share this driving experience I had over the week-end with the Nissan Teana. Nissan Philippines lent me their executive/luxury car to test out and I can say this is by far the geekiest car I’ve driven ever (which could also mean I haven’t really driven that many cars in my life).

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May 23, 2011

Underwater with the Sony TX10

We got the successor of the TX5, the Sony TX10, a water-proof, shock-proof camera and was able to test it out during our last scuba-diving session in Anilao, Batangas (t’was an Epson event). I’ve only had a short stint using the TX5 before and have not really reviewed it so I was expecting a bit more with the TX10.

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May 23, 2011

Why the Nokia C2-00 won’t reach the Phils?

It’s been months, actually close to a year, since the first dual-SIM of Nokia was announced but the handset has not yet seen the light of day. The Nokia C2-00 has not yet been released in the Philippines and no word when it will be out (so sorry to all those who have been asking for months now).

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May 22, 2011

Poll: What’s your ideal 2nd phone/handset?

The title for best primary phone or handset is being constantly disputed by so many manufacturers — there’s the iPhone, then the best of Android, Nokia’s selection and RIM’s BlackBerry bet. In a country where multiple SIM is very common, the title for most-wanted secondary handset is still up for grabs.

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May 21, 2011

HTC Desire S Review

Launched just last month, the HTC Desire S is an attempt to refresh the original HTC Desire and hopefully bank on its popularity and accolades. Check our full review of the Desire S after the jump and see if it lives up to expectations.

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May 20, 2011

LinkedIN IPO pumps $9.8 Billion Market Cap

The social network for professionals, LinkedIN, was listed yesterday at the New York Stock Exchange and has now grown to $9.8 billion market cap from an expected $3 billion prior to the listing.

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May 20, 2011

YugaDeals: Php6,695 on an iPod Nano

I know every Apple fan might have already bought or owned an iPod Nano but if you’re looking to getting another one as a gift or to replace your old one, you can check YugaDeals.com for this week’s offer.

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May 19, 2011

Get the LG Optimus 2X for only Php13,995

If the Php5,000 discount promo on the LG Optimus 2X is not enough reason for you to get one, then how about a 50% discount? That’s just Php13,995. Don’t believe me? See screenshot after the jump.

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May 19, 2011

The Oona: A Smartphone Stand

Over at KickStarter, a site that allows inventors to harness the power of the crowd to fund its project, this nifty little device is getting some serious attention. They call it The Oona.

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May 19, 2011

Nokia N9 Video Teaser Ad

This latest teaser video of the supposed Nokia N9 (or Nokia N950) gives us a better look at the upcoming Meego device Nokia is preparing to launch. Looking very similar to the Nokia E7, the N9 could very well be the successor to the Meego-powered Nokia N900 (and thus a possible N950 label).

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May 18, 2011

TNS says Nokia still No. 1 in the Philippines

A recent study by TNS Philippines showed that Nokia still ranks as the top choice of mobile phone users in the Philippines with 7 out of 10 users owning a Nokia phone. The same study showed Sony-Ericsson and Samsung also posted huge gains over the last 12 months (thanks to Android?).

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May 18, 2011

So did you get the rebates Globe promised?

After the May 9 network outage, Globe Telecom sent out notices to subscribers that were affected that they will be given free texts, calls and and 3G internet credits no later than May 17. That was yesterday.

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May 18, 2011

Are you going to miss the Ovi brand?

So Nokia says it is completely dropping the Ovi brand and will go back to using the old Nokia nomenclature. As such Ovi will be re-labeled as Nokia Services.

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May 17, 2011

HTC Wildfire S gets a June release

So it looks like the HTC Sensation isn’t the only one that will land in Philippine shores this June. The HTC Wildfire S will be tagging along too. The closest date we can squeeze out of our source is 1st week of June.

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May 17, 2011

Creative D100 YouTube Contest Winner

Took us a couple weeks longer but here it is — our Creative D100 YouTube Contest winner. The winning entry goes to…

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