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February 04, 2011

Update: Smart’s per Minute Rate for Mobile 3G

So I got an email from one of the engineers (Technical Services Division) of Smart wanting to clarify/correct my previous entry regarding the Php1 per minute rates Smart is offering.

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February 03, 2011

Access Android Market from your PC

Google’a Android Market is now accessible from your PC or laptop which allows you to purchase or download apps straight to your smarpthone.

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February 02, 2011

Of course Android would surpass Symbian…

Reports came in that in the 4th quarter of 2010, Google’s Android mobile operating system surpassed that of Nokia’s Symbian in terms of smartphone shipments worldwide. I think there wasn’t any doubt this would eventually happen.

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February 02, 2011

Site Advisory: Hardware Failure & Maintenance

For the past two days, this blog has been experiencing several erratic downtimes and internal server errors. Our upstream provider has identified a faulty hardware (bad sectors in the primary HDD) and has temporarily fixed the issue.

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February 01, 2011

Smart 3G: from Php10/30mins to Php1/min

[Update: Smart per Minute Rate for Mobile 3G] Smart is offering a new prepaid mobile internet plan — at one-peso-per-minute rate. That’s basically Php60 per hour, way more expensive than their current offering which is Php10 per 30 minutes or Php20 per hour.

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February 01, 2011

How’s a 42″ LCD TV for just Php23,500?

So I’ve just been told by my friend that the new shipments of the KTC LCD TV have arrived and been delivered to their resellers in Gilmore. Then, there’s the new 42-inch LCD TV too which they sell for only Php23,500.

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February 01, 2011

Earphone Alternative: a-Jays One

We’re tried that Php12k q-Jays earphones back in December and most of the readers commented that the price point was way beyond their budget so the distributor sent us another pair. And this time, it’s one of their entry level earphones — the a-Jays One.

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January 31, 2011

Have smartphones extended their lifecycle?

About two years ago, I put up a poll here asking readers how often they change their mobile phones and based on the feedback, it seems like 9 months is the median. That time there were very few selection of smartphones unlike today.

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January 31, 2011

ZTE becomes 4th largest phone vendor

Was actually surprised to read the recent IDC report which puts China’s ZTE (remember the ZTE-NBN deal?) as the world’s 4th largest handset maker for 2010, even surpassing Apple which was bumped down to 5th.

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January 29, 2011

Why not just offer bucket pricing too?

Was invited to a lunch buffet at Sofitel yesterday afternoon by one of the telcos to celebrate Chinese New Year with other members of the media covering the telco beat. It was an opportunity for me to grill them about the NTC and bandwidth issue so I prepared my questions just in case.

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January 28, 2011

New Sony PSP is codenamed NGP

Sony has just announced its new PSP which it calls NGP — the Next Generation Portable with specs that are definitely drool-worthy.

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January 28, 2011

The Case for SIM Card Registration

The recent string of bombings in the country has prompted the debate over pre-paid SIM card registration. This is because the bombers used a cellphone to remotely trigger the bomb on the bus in EDSA.

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January 27, 2011

BlackBerry Bold 9780 is BB 9700 on OS 6.0

When local reps of RIM sent out this release yesterday regarding the introduction of the BlackBerry Bold 9780, I immediately looked at the specs and see what’s been upgraded from the old BB 9700.

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January 27, 2011

HTC 7 Mozart Review

HTC seems to be the only handset manufacturer that’s got a WP7 in the local market and the HTC 7 Mozart is the second Windows Phone 7 we’ve reviewed here (see HD7). Check out our verdict after the jump.

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January 26, 2011

Nokia X2-01 One Day Sale on January 29

Nokia Philippines is back with a vengeance and will be doing a 1-day sale on the new Nokia X2-01 this Saturday, January 29, 2011. See poster below for details.

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January 25, 2011

Acer Aspire 8943G: An 18.4″ Big-Ass Laptop

Blogged about this back in August last year and was already impressed by the specs but the Acer Aspire 8943G needs to get some man-handling to really appreciate this beast of a multi-media laptop.

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January 24, 2011

New Intel Core i7 2600, Core i5 2400 arrives

During CES 2011 a couple weeks back, Intel announced 29 new processors to come out this year. And while Intel Philippines hasn’t officially announced the entry of these new processors, we’ve already seen a couple fo them now being sold in stores.

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January 24, 2011

Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus

This portable storage from Hitachi, the Lifestudio Mobile Plus, is something unique and interesting since it comes in a package of two — a 320GB HDD and a 4GB Flash drive — all tucked into one external cradle.

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January 23, 2011

Google Nexus S spotted, priced in Greenhills

One of our regular readers sent in a tip as he spotted this brand new Google Nexus S being sold in a stall in GreenHills. Apparently, this handset is still very rare as the shop is the only one carrying the import at the moment.

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January 22, 2011

Ready to replace your netbook with a tablet?

After CES 2011, we’ve seen a lot of tablet coming out this year in all shapes and sizes. Everybody’s coming out with their own iPad competitor and with Android 3.0 Honeycomb finally in the release stage, this should be more exciting.

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January 21, 2011

Contest: Dress up your PC, Win 1TB!

This is the 3rd installation of our Western Digital giveaway and we’re giving away another one (1) Terabyte Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 3. Contest mechanics after the jump.

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January 21, 2011

Philippine Infographics according to Yehey

The guys from Yehey sent in this poster with some data from Facebook on Philippine Infographics. Most of the stats included aren’t that new or uncommon but nevertheless still interesting.

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January 20, 2011

Sony Nex-5 Review

I’ve been using the Sony Nex-5 since December and have been having a great time shooting photos with it. Having both a point-and-shoot (Canon S95) and a dSLR (Canon EOS 7D) made me realize that there’s a gap somewhere in between.

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January 18, 2011

Bandwidth Caps out; Is Throttling next?

After the recent public hearing by the NTC, they’ve announced that provisions for bandwidth caps have been removed from memo. But that’s just the NTC and it’s still a draft so ISPs can still continue with their bandwidth capping provisions as stated in their service contracts and AUP.

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January 17, 2011

Colorful Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries

For the longest time, I’ve been using Powerbase re-chargeable AA batteries for most of my gadgets (primarily for the Canon 580EX II). I’ve been wanting to get the Eneloop ones from Sanyo and jumped the gun when I saw these.

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