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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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May 17, 2011

Applying for Extension of Passport Validity

I completely forgot that my Philippine Passport will expire in August 2011. I was meaning to renew in back in March after my last travel in Singapore. If not for Nokia’s invitation to fly to SG again, I would have completely forgotten it.

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May 16, 2011

Does CDR-King have a reputation problem?

My last entry about CDR-King sparked a heated debate among readers. It’s got to do with the fact that the company, which is well-known for cheap accessories and thing-a-ma-jigs, are now going into big-ticket items such as laptops, cameras, tablets and even windmills!

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May 16, 2011

Sale: LG Optimus 2X at Php22,990

It’s happening right now — the LG Optimus 2X going on sale for only Php22,990. I had to try it myself just to make sure this sale really happens.

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May 16, 2011

Cherry Mobile Orbit goes on 50% Sale

Cherry Mobile‘s latest Android smartphone is a dual-SIM handset. Called the Cherry Mobile Orbit, the unit has a suggested retail price of Php12,998 but on May 19, CM will sell it for 50% off.

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May 16, 2011

The Mazda 2 is a fun ride!

Mazda Philippines lent us one of their cars over the week-end, a Mazda 2. Then again, I’m no car expert — I just love driving them — so, just like the previous ones I’ve tried, this isn’t a review but more of a driving experience.

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May 15, 2011

Philippines ranks #1 in Facebook penetration

In a recent market research by comScore, the Philippines ranked #1 with the highest Facebook users as a percentage of internet users in the country. They also included Twitter and LinkedIn to give it a better perspective.

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May 15, 2011

Why the Google Chromebook will fail?

So Google finally announced the Chromebooks and first units will be shipping in the US and Europe by June 15. Both Samsung and Acer are set to ship out their own variants of the Chromebook.

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May 14, 2011

HTC Sensation coming in June at Php30k

According to a source close to HTC Philippines, the HTC Sensation (the Taiwanese company’s own dual-core flagship smartphone) is scheduled to be released in the Philippines this June.

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May 14, 2011

Sale on LG Optimus Black & Optimus 2X

If you’re still aching to get a hold of the new LG Optimus Black and LG Optimus 2X but still don’t have enough budget, you might want to wait a little bit since LG Philippines is doing a sale on these two units soon.

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May 13, 2011

Smart rolls out 50Mbps LTE, 27Mbps HSPA+

Now this is pretty interesting — Smart is set to roll out their LTE network (50-70Mbps) and HSPA+ (up to 27.8Mps) in Metro Manila this May.

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May 12, 2011

Google opens Paid Android Apps

So Google has finally opened up paid apps in the Android Market for the Philippines. Thousands of apps which don’t normally appear on the Market are now available and ready for purchase thru your Android smartphone.

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May 12, 2011

YugaDeals: Car FM Transmitter & MP3 Player

Our deal for this week at YugaDeals is something small, cheap but useful — an FM Transmitter & MP3 Player for the car (Intex EUP-806B).

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May 12, 2011

CDR-King outs 11-inch Ultraportable Laptop

This may not be the first time CDR-King is selling a laptop (they started out with a netbook some time ago) but this time, they’re slowly getting into the much bigger form factor — the ultraportables.

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May 11, 2011

Globe to compensate subscribers due to outage

Last May 9, Globe Telecom suffered a temporary network outage that affected subscribers in the Visayas and Mindanao region {see full story here}.

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May 11, 2011

Poll: What’s your in-car music solution?

Was setting up my in-car music system the other day and realized I haven’t been using the CD player for a long time. I used to burn MP3 music into CDs and use them in the car but have switched to the iPod in recent years.

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May 10, 2011

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion

So the rumors are true that Microsoft is buying Skype for an allegedly $8.5 billion big bucks. Microsoft published the official press release a few moments back.

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May 10, 2011

LG Optimus 2X vs. Samsung Galaxy S2

Two of the more promising dual-core Android smartphones are coming to the Philippines this month (if not, it’s next month for the SGS2) — the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the LG Optimus 2X.

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May 09, 2011

Globe network outages due to damaged fiber

Been getting a number of emails/reports that Globe Telecom users are having a hard time connecting to the network. The problem seemed to have started since this morning and complaints are still pouring in ’til now.

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May 09, 2011

NTC hearing on PLDT-Digitel deal on May 23

PLDT‘s acquisition of Digitel is still in the works and is not final (see original story here). NTC has yet to approve of this sale before it pushes thru. As such, the commission has set a hearing this May 23, 2011.

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