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April 23, 2011

Asus ProArt PA246Q Professional Monitor

Had this large monitor by Asus for a couple of weeks now but have not had the time to unbox it. So I checked it out again and saw it’s not your ordinary kind of PC monitor – the Asus ProArt PA246Q is one of those rare, professional-grade monitors.

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April 23, 2011

Poll: Which Android phone are you?

Android phones have finally become a staple option for a lot of consumers. There are many affordable entry-level ones up to the high-end flagship handsets available in the market — and it looks like everyone’s got an Android nowadays.

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April 22, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 Review

Having owned over half a dozen Android smartphones in the past year, I thought I’ve seem them all. The Samsung Galaxy S II (S2 i9100) brings it up a notch — a powerful and sexy Android superphone that comes with all the bells and whistles.

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April 20, 2011

LG Optimus 2X coming this May

We got a quick tip from LG Philippines that their new flagship smartphone superphone, the LG Optimus 2X, will be released in the Philippines next month.

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April 19, 2011

Samsung merges HDD operation with Seagate

In a move that could help counter the effect of Western Digital’s acquisition of Hitachi, Samsung is also merging its storage division with Seagate. It’s an unlikely partnership but should be interesting to see if it can mount a good defense against WD.

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April 19, 2011

Yahoo! Buzz to close down on April 21

Another ones bites the dust — this time it’s Yahoo! Buzz. It’s the 2nd blog-related service that Yahoo! axed this year. The Yahoo! Buzz blog has this short message post a couple of weeks ago.

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April 17, 2011

It’s not about who’s first but who’s better!

The telecoms industry have always been slugging it out in terms of “price wars”. Sometimes, they’d also do the same in the technology front and being the first of anything new is always considered a prized trophy. Globe and Smart (and Sun, pre-PLDT acquisition) have been like that for years.

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April 17, 2011

Smart to offer mobile LTE up to 6Mbps

The details are still sketchy but an insider has tipped us last night that Smart Communications will be launching mobile LTE (3GPP Long Term Evolution) this week with promised speeds of up to 6Mbps per subscriber. N

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April 16, 2011

Poll: Is the laptop vs. netbook battle shifting?

The year 2011 has seen so many tablets invading the market. It seems like the golden age of netbooks has come and gone and tablets have replaced it as the preferred portable computing device.

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April 15, 2011

Contest: Relax, Have a Pizza!

So those who are eager and itching to know what’s our next offer at @yugadeals, you’ll have to wait ’til after the Holy Week. For the meantime, we’ll give away some pizza — care of our latest sponsor, Pizza Hut!

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April 15, 2011

23″ KTC Full HD 1080p LED TV at Php7,350

Our previous feature of the 32″ KTC LCD TV got a lot of interested people to grab one (we also gave away the unit) so I thought it would be great if we could feature the Full HD LED variant over at YugaDeals.

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April 14, 2011

ViewSonic V350 Two Smart: Dual SIM Android

ViewSonic yesterday launched a slew of tablets and Android smartphones. A bit surprising that they’d also do mobile handsets but this Viewsonic V350 Two Smart is actually the first dual-SIM Android handset we’ve seen locally.

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April 13, 2011

BayanTel offers 3Mbps at Php899, 15GB cap

So there you go — another ISP offering capped plans on a faster pipe. I’m sure a lot of you have seen those big billboard ads while plying the roads of Metro Manila. BayanTel has a special package of 3Mbps BayanDSL for only Php899 a month.

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April 13, 2011

YugaDeals is launching tomorrow!

Finally the long wait is over — we’re set to launch YugaDeals tomorrow morning. I know we’ve been very quiet this past few weeks as we’re busy meeting with distributors and suppliers to get you the best gadget deals.

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April 13, 2011

Hands-on with the BlackBerry Playbook

This morning, we had an intimate encounter with the BlackBerry Playbook. Representatives from RIM took us on a BB Playbook bus, went around Ayala while demo-ing their upcoming tablet.

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April 13, 2011

Nokia E6 is the new E72 on Symbian^3

The new Nokia E6 succeeds the popular line of full qwerty smartphones which started with the Nokia E71 and the Nokia E72. Nokia retained the design with a few hardware improvements and added their new and improved Symbian^3 Anna OS.

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April 13, 2011

Cisco ends Flip Video line

So it looks like Cisco just wasted $590 million when it bought Pure Digital Technologies, maker of the Flip video, back in 2009. The company has just announced it will be shutting down its consumer device division.

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April 12, 2011

Nokia X7 announced!

Nokia, today, announced two new smartphones to be released in the 2nd quarter of this year — the full touchscreen Nokia X7 and the full qwerty Nokia E6. Check out details of the Nokia X7 below.

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April 12, 2011

Amazon sells Kindle at $114, but with Ads

Amazon is now offering their Kindle e-reader at a subsidized price of just $114, down from the regular $139 (about an 18% discount). The catch? Amazon is putting ads on the device.

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April 11, 2011

Creative D200 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Creative sent over a number of their wireless speakers and I just unboxed one of them — the Creative D200. Streaming music from any device via Bluetooth, the D200 offers a simple alternative if you’re bored with dock speaker systems.

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April 11, 2011

HTC Desire S in the flesh, first impressions

We got our hands on the new HTC Desire S over the week-end and I’m kind of divided how to place it among all the other handsets released by HTC in the Philippines.

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April 10, 2011

Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc first impressions

When Sony-Ericsson announced the Xperia Arc, I was a little confused why they did not really improved on the specs of their flagship device considering that everyone else has gone dual-core.

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April 10, 2011

Apple iPad 2 Review

Just when we thought the iPad could not get any better, Apple released yet another one. Though naming it the iPad 2 does not carry that Apple flair (easy to guess the next generation will be called iPad 3), it easily banked on the brand’s super-popularity. Check out our full review of the Apple iPad 2 after the jump.

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April 09, 2011

Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II in the flesh!

What’s thinner, lighter and twice as powerful as the Galaxy S? Well, it’s the Galaxy S II (GT-i9100) of course and we’ve got one of them babies right here (though it’s still an engineering unit and not the final release).

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April 08, 2011

Dell Streak 5 officially launched!

After a very long wait, Dell Philippines has finally launched its very own Android tablet in the local market — the Dell Streak 5.

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