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March 21, 2011

How does the AMD E-350 fare vs. Intel’s CPU?

The introduction of the AMD Fusion APU has sparked a lot of curiosity among consumers who only had Intel’s Atom and ULVs as lone choices for netbooks and ultraportables for a long time. Among AMD’s new CPU line-up is the dual-core E-350 running at 1.6GHz.

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March 20, 2011

Local Tablet Round-up for March 2011

In expectation of newer generations of tablets, the current ones available in the market have made some price adjustments of late. I’d like to share this little round-up to give you a better picture and help you decide if you’re not still sold to the idea of owning a tablet.

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March 19, 2011

Sky Broadband offers 5Mbps at Php999

Sky Broadband is set to launch a new offering for their internet service — a special broadband plan of (up to) 5Mbps at only Php999 a month with a 15GB cap.

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March 19, 2011

Samsung cuts Galaxy Tab price to Php21,990

So, it looks like the tablet market is somehow normalizing with Apple slashing the price of the original iPad down to Php19,990 and now Samsung is following suit and cutting down the Galaxy Tab’s suggested retail price to Php21,990.

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March 18, 2011

Asus tablets to land on March 25

Asus unveiled their Android-powered and Windows-based slate PCs last CES 2011 and true to their word, they’re launching all of them in the Philippines before end of this quarter.

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March 18, 2011

BlackBerry OS 6.0 now ready for download

RIM has finally announced that their spanking new BlackBerry OS 6.0 is ready for download to upgrade all your existing BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 3G.

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March 17, 2011

Say hello to YugaDeals.com

I know there are dozens of group buying sites out there and some of them I’ve featured here for months. However, I have yet to see a tech-centric deal site based here in the Philippines. Thus, we’re launching YugaDeals.com.

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March 17, 2011

MyPhone to launch MyTablet Android tablet?

Just had a talk with one of the industry people today and they mentioned that Solid Group, Inc. (SGI), the local MyPhone manufacturer, will be launching their own branded Android tablet in the Philippines.

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March 16, 2011

Pre-Order the Nokia E7 at Php32,000

Just in case you did not notice the large Nokia E7 banner ad on the side of the blog, I’d like to point out that Nokia Philippines has opened online pre-orders for the handset since Monday up until March 22.

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March 16, 2011

InfoMaxx selling iPad 2 for Php36,500

Spotted just this morning are a couple of new iPad 2’s being sold at local store, InfoMaxx Megamall. Their grey market price — a cool Php36,500 a pop for a 16GB WiFi model.

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March 16, 2011

Off to the Bangkok International Motor Show

So the inevitable has happened and I’m going to cover an event I’m not really very familiar with. Ford Motor Philippines is bringing me to Thailand next week to see the 32nd Bangkok International Motor Show.

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March 15, 2011

Microsoft IE9 ready for download

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) has just been made available for download a few hours ago. First came out into beta back in September 2010, Microsoft’s IE9 supports HTML5 and comes with a lot of bells and whistles.

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March 15, 2011

Goodbye Zune Player!

A report from Bloomberg says that Microsoft is putting an end to their hardware music player, the Zune, after years of struggling to get a significant market share over Apple’s iPod.

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March 14, 2011

The complete X-Mini Speaker Family

We don’t seem to be getting tired of these portable capsule speakers from X-Mini. I got this package yesterday which came all the way from Singapore, from the X-Mini headquarters — the entire X-Mini speaker family.

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March 14, 2011

Poll: Are you getting an iPad 2?

So Apple finally released the iPad 2 last Friday both in stores and online. With thousands of people hurrying to buy one for themselves, all the stocks were immediately sold out (not a surprise).

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March 13, 2011

Will Nokia go Qualcomm for WP7?

Had a chance to have a private lunch with the Country Manager of Qualcomm last week and our talks revolved around smartphones, tablets and 3G devices (since these are the main business their company is into anyway).

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March 12, 2011

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 first impressions

First revealed back in December 2010, the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is the first ultraportable to have an odd 12.5″ display screen not seen anywhere else. And though Lenovo also has their own line-up for the 11.6″ form factor, I think the 12.5″ is a special distinction for their more premium models.

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March 11, 2011

Canon EOS 1100D, 600D launched & priced!

Last night, Canon Philippines finally launched their new EOS dSLR line-up — the entry-level Canon EOS 1100D and the Canon EOS 600D (successor to the 550D) along with a slew of point-and-shoot cameras.

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March 11, 2011

Talk N Text Panalo Phone at Php499

Probably the cheapest phone in the market so far — Talk N Text’s today launched a co-branded mobile handset they aptly called Panalo Phone.

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March 10, 2011

iOS 4.3 out for the iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch

The much-awaited update to iOS4 is now available, ahead of the expected March 11 release date, with the promised “personal hotspot” feature making your iPhone 4 a mobile WiFi router (like the Huawei E5).

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March 09, 2011

AKG K830 BT Wireless Headphone

Visited the JBL Concept Store at the Bonifacio High Street earlier this week upon the invitation of their rep who showed me a new line they’ve recently introduced in the Philippines — the AKG Personal Audio collection.

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March 08, 2011

Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc up for Pre-Order

Sony Philippines is holding a 3-day event called the Sony Summer Hotspots from March 11 – 13, 2011 at the SM Megatrade Hall 1. They will also be accepting pre-orders for the upcoming Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc on these said dates (update: suggested retail price is Php32,750).

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March 08, 2011

Western Digital buys Hitachi Storage for $4.3B

Storage company Western Digital has just entered into an agreement to buy competing company Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for $4.3 billion in cash and stocks.

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March 07, 2011

Nokia E7 Review

The Communicator is alive and has transformed into what is now the Nokia E7. It has gone a long way — slimmer, lighter and faster while retaining that signature form factor. Check out our full review of the Nokia E7 after the jump.

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March 06, 2011

Migrating to the new YugaTech Theme

It has taken longer than expected but tonight we are slowly migrating to the new YugaTech theme and implement the new logo we’ve shared with you before.

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