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May 17, 2012

HTC One S coming to the Philippines soon!

When the HTC One X and the HTC One V was released in the Philippines several weeks ago, the mid-range HTC One S was conspicuously missing in the line-up. HTC Philippines did not give any reason for this absence but reports of a flaky casing is the most likely culprit.

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May 17, 2012

Sony unveils affordable NEX-F3 camera

Sony’s new digital camera in the NEX-series is more affordable and feature-packed. At under $600 (~Php26k), the Sony NEX-F3 has 16-megapixel, APS-C shooter that can record 1080p videos.

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May 17, 2012

LG debuts Optimus UI 3.0

If you’ve handled a lot of Androids before, I’m pretty sure you’re already aware of UI skins. HTC has the Sense, Samsung has the TouchWiz, Motorola has the MotoBLUR, and Sony has the Timescape. And just now, LG reveals its new UI called the Optimus 3.0.

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May 16, 2012

Globe Galaxy S3 pre-order starts on May 23

Globe Telecom has just announced that it will start accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on May 23, 2012 and will offer it on various postpaid plans.

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May 16, 2012

House of Marley lands in the Philippines

Yesterday marks the official launch of the House of Marley in the Philippines. Established by the late Bob Marley’s 6th son and professional football player Rohan Marley, The House of Marley aims to commemorate his father’s legacy and vision of a peaceful world united by one love.

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May 15, 2012

Lenovo announces ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook

While most of the ultrabook manufacturers are opting for thin and light aluminum body, Lenovo tried a new approach with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon by employing a cabon fiber case.

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May 15, 2012

IP e-Games launches Diablo 3 in the Philippines

IP e-Games today formally launched Diablo 3 in the Philippines to members of the media, bloggers and cosplayers in a short ceremony around noon.

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May 15, 2012

Contest Teaser: BlackBerry Social Plan 600

We just like to put out this short notice that we’re about to run another contest sponsored by Sun Cellular. They’ve got a new BlackBerry Plan 600 that comes with unlimited text, calls and/or internet.

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May 15, 2012

Cherry Mobile W900 Review

Cherry Mobile recently introduced yet another affordable Android smartphone they called the Dragon Phone. After more than a week’s time with it, we’re pretty sure what Cherry Mobile is gunning for with this new handset. Check out our full review of the Cherry Mobile W900 after the break.

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May 14, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 price to hit no more than Php37k

Reports are coming in that Samsung Stores in Metro Manila are also accepting reservations for the Galaxy S3. These are unlocked/openline units but will be released later than the pre-orders for Smart and Globe (which will have a week or two of lead time).

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May 14, 2012

Audio Technica ATH-M50 Review

The Audio-Technica ATH M50 has been around for almost three years now. Since it was released, it has received countless positive feedbacks from audiophiles and casual listeners because of its superb sound reproduction for its price. Find out why these pair of monitors has gained the hearts of audioheads around the world in our full review after the jump.

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May 13, 2012

Sony Xperia Sola in the flesh, first impressions

Launched in the Philippines around the 3rd week of April along with the Xperia S, P and U, the Sony Xperia Sola deviated from the line-up and introduced some nifty features we’ve only seen on this smartphone.

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May 12, 2012

Smart Galaxy S3 Pre-order starts on May 23

We got the word from Smart’s External Relations Manager for Public Affairs (Wo Rosete) that the telco will start accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on May 23, 2012. This is smack right in the middle of our original May 22-24 launch date we got from Samsung Philippines.

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May 12, 2012

Sky Cable buys Destiny Cable, SBC and UNI

Sky Cable has recently announced it is buying competing cable TV and internet provider Destiny Cable as well as Solid Broadband Company and UNI-Cable TV.

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May 12, 2012

How much storage do you have on your microSD card?

When reviewing handsets, a lot of times we focus on storage as a major deal breaker. To some extent it’s important and on occasion, it may have turned off a lot of people from actually buying a smartphone because of the lack of storage capacity.

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May 11, 2012

Diablo 3 prompts gamers to re-evaluate their ISPs

On May 15, gamers from all over the country (and the rest of the world) will be glued to their PC screens for the grand opening of the Diablo 3 servers. Everyone is eager and so are we.

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May 11, 2012

HTC One X Review

HTC was the first one to bring a quad-core processor handset in the Philippines with the One X, giving it the spotlight for some time and getting the credit as one of the most desirable (if not the most) flagship smartphone in the local market. Check out how HTC’s great design reputation and NVidia’s Tegra 3 chip stack up to make the HTC One X the handset to beat this season.

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May 10, 2012

Globe & Smart to offer the Samsung Galaxy S3 this May

Based on the number of tweets from Globe Telecom and Smart Comm., it looks like both telcos will be offering the new Samsung Galaxy S3 this May.

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May 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note gets Ice Cream Sandwich

Got the notification this afternoon on my Samsung Galaxy Note. It’s actually a firmware update that includes Android 4.0.3 ICS, a new S Note app, and new S Memo widget.

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May 10, 2012

Facebook to launch App Center

Facebook has just announced that it will be launching its own app store called the App Center, “a new place for people to find social apps,” as well as to give developers “an additional way to grow their apps and creates opportunities for more types of apps to be successful.”

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May 10, 2012

RIM outs cheaper BlackBerry Curve 9320

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 was probably made to address demand from emerging markets (they released the Curve 9220 in India some weeks back) which still cannot generally afford even the entry-level BB handset.

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May 10, 2012

Smart revisits Always On plans with cheaper rates

Smart has revised their Alway On plans to offer more bucket options and drive prices down. The new plan starts at Php10 for 5MB of mobile internet usable in 24 hours.

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May 09, 2012

HP unveils Envy Spectre XT ultrabook

We’re supposed to be in Shanghai this week to attend the launching of HP’s new line of ultrabooks. But alas, my busy schedule didn’t afford me to get the Journalist Visa from the Chinese Embassy in time. So this is the one I missed — the HP Envy Spectre XT.

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May 09, 2012

Sony announces Xperia GX with 13MP camera

Sony just announced in Japan what could be the successor to the XPeria S, the 4.6-inch Sony XPeria GX packing a 13-megapixel shooter and running on ICS.

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May 09, 2012

Winners: Sony Live View, MW600 and Norton 360

We had 3 separate giveaways last week and we’re making the announcement all in this single entry. Check out the lucky winners after the jump.

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