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October 14, 2011

Nokia 700, 701, 500 & dual-SIM 101 out & priced

Nokia’s new line-up of smartphones is now out in stores and selling in Nokia Stores — the Noka 700 and Nokia 701, the Nokia 500 and another dual-SIM Nokia 101.

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October 13, 2011

New iOS5 out and ready for download!

Apple’s new iOS5 is now out and ready for download. The file is 774MB which is pretty big for a phone software but includes a slew of enhancements, updates and fixes for the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and last 2 generations of the iPod Touch.

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October 13, 2011

Christopher Lao gets his own TV commercial

BPI Auto Loans tapped online sensation Christopher Lao for a commercial to promote the bank’s car insurance policy. Learned about this from Donald Lim earlier during his presentation at the IMBC.

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October 13, 2011

Building a Brand thru Blogging

It’s been a long time since I’ve spoken at a conference as I wanted to slow down from doing making such appearances. I skipped last year’s Internet Marketing Boot Camp (IMBC) so I felt I couldn’t decline another invite.

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October 13, 2011

Smart intros NFC-enabled Nokia C7

It looks like Smart is banking on NFC to be the next must-have on our mobile phones. They’re now offering the Nokia C7 NFC model free on their All-In Plan 1800, plus a little taste of NFC.

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October 12, 2011

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review

RIM’s newest flagship smartphone is the BlackBerry Bold 9900, sometimes also referred to as the BlackBerry Bold Touch. RIM’s back with a fresh new Bold that’s undoubtedly the best BlackBerry RIM has ever made. Read on and see our full review of the Bold 9900 after the jump.

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October 12, 2011

Acer Iconia Smart S300 goes for Php24,900

Acer Philippines also showcased their latest flagship phone yesterday, the Acer Iconia Smart S300, which is a huge 4.8-inch Android smarpthone.

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October 11, 2011

Sun Broadband’s Anti Bill-Shock with Plan 350

So here’s a unique way how Sun Broadband guarantees that you won’t get that “bill shock” at the end of every payment period with your telco. Start will a low and affordable price then charge a minimal add-on cost for every excess hours of usage and then put a ceiling fee to it.

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October 11, 2011

Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook launched, priced!

Acer’s ultrabook has finally reached the Philippines — the Acer Aspire S3 series. Acer Philippines is the first one to launch the ultrabook in the country today with the Hummingbird.

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October 11, 2011

Globe PowerSurf vs. Smart Always On

Smart first introduced the volume-based pricing plan for mobile phones with the Always On and was followed by Globe with their PowerSurf plans. Both might seem to offer similar packages but allowed for some differences depending on consumers’ usage patterns.

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October 11, 2011

Facebook gets official iPad App

It took a long while, several other 3rd-party apps and an iPad App Developer quitting Facebook last month — Facebook has finally released their iPad App on the iTunes Store.

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October 10, 2011

Using Smart Bro Rocket on Php200 per 180MB

Since October 1, Smart has switched the plug on their Smart Bro Rocket Plug-It to use volume-based data pricing (same as Always On). The recommended bucket plan is Php200 per 180MB. So I tried it on my Rocket Plug-It to see how much I’d consume in a day.

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October 10, 2011

3M Privacy Filter for the iPad

Using the iPad in public can draw some attention and even prying eyes. It’s okay if you’re just reading or watching a movie but sometimes, I think there’s a need for some privacy. So instead of covering the screen or positioning it at an angle where no one can peek, you can apply a privacy filter.

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October 10, 2011

Globe outs Samsung Galaxy Y PowerSurf Edition

If Smart has the Galaxy Y Netphone Edition, Globe is also introducing the Samsung Galaxy Y PowerSurf Edition which comes free with Plan 499.

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October 10, 2011

Noontec MovieHome V8 Media Player Review

We had a good two weeks with the Noontec Media Player MovieHome V8. It’s a totally new media player to me but having used and played with a lot of similar ones before, it was fairly easy to familiarize myself with the device. Check out our full review after the jump.

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October 09, 2011

Lessons learned from a failed internet cafe business

Several months ago, we finally closed our little internet cafe business. I wrote about the viability of the net cafe business many years ago and actually started one about 2 years ago. Despite its eventual failure, I learned a lot of lessons from that little experiment.

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October 08, 2011

Divoom iTour Ozzo Speakers: One for the Road

Most other portable speakers offer a relatively light and smaller form factors. Divoom’s Ozzo iTour didn’t sacrifice those and features a rectangular, curved speaker barrel. That, plus a two-piece set that seems to be inspired from Lego-land.

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October 07, 2011

Is the Huawei E586 the Smart Rocket WiFi Plus?

I have been told by a reliable source that the Huawei E586 could be the pocket WiFi used by Smart for the Rocket WiFi Plus. The press release says it’s going to ride on their HSPA+ network so this looks like it.

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October 07, 2011

SmartBro Rocket WiFi Plus: Php6495 for 20Mbps

We caught the scoop a few days ago and it’s now confirmed. Smart has finally unveiled its newest mobile internet device — the Smart Bro Rocket WiFi Plus — which claims speeds of up to 20Mbps.

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October 07, 2011

Contest: Want a Linksys E4200 router for your home?

Cisco sent us two of their high-end WiFi routers, the Linksys E4200, and says we can give away one to our readers. So here’s your chance to upgrade your home WiFi to speeds of up to 450Mbps.

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October 07, 2011

HTC announces Sensation XL, the Titan for Androids

HTC announced the 4.7-inch HTC Titan running on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango last month. Now they have the HTC Sensation XL which comes with a similar hardware but now running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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October 06, 2011

Google Nexus Prime gets an early specs leak

We already know that Samsung is again doing the Galaxy Nexus for Google and will be called Nexus Prime but what still remains a mystery is what’s inside the hardware.

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October 06, 2011

Samsung Series 7 Slate goes on pre-order at $1099

The Windows 7 Slate from Samsung is now up for pre-order over at Amazon with a starting price of $1,099. It’s half an inch thick with an 11.6″ display, weighs 2lbs and runs an Intel Core i5 processor.

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October 06, 2011

Poll: How many iSteve gadgets do you own?

In commemoration with the passing away of Steve Jobs, I’d like to run this little poll as some sort of offering for The Man — how many iSteve gadgets do you have now?

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October 06, 2011

RIP: Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

Was just having a discussion with a friend last night and I told her that Steve just died. Of course, it was only a joke and we laughed it off. Then, this morning, I got a number of text messages that he did passed away.

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