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July 20, 2011

Nokia E6 Review

Since the Nokia E71 came out several years ago, I’ve been a huge fan of the Finnish company’s full qwerty handsets. They’ve continued that same legacy and after 3 years, we still see the same signature with the E6. Read our full review of the Nokia E6 below.

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July 20, 2011

WU seeks World’s Most Socially Connected Person

Tomorrow, Western Union will be officially launching a new website that seeks to find the most socially and geographically connected person in the world. Called the Western Union World (www.westerunionworld.com), the app connects to your Facebook account and graphs all your friends worldwide.

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July 19, 2011

LG Optimus Pad goes on pre-order w/ Php15k discount

Looks like the LG Optimus Pad is coming to town very soon. LG Philippines is going to open the pre-order site to the public tomorrow. And to sweeten the deal, they’re giving a Php15,000 discount to those who signed up for the pre-order of the Android tablet.

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July 19, 2011

Toshiba Philippines to open local office this August

Just talked to a couple of folks who have close relationship with Toshiba that the company will be opening a local office in the Philippines by August this year.

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July 18, 2011

Is Google+ cool enough to replace Facebook?

Three weeks into Google+ and I’m seeing more and more people get into the service and adding people into their circles. And from the looks of it, Google+ users are more engaged that FB and Twitter.

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July 18, 2011

Google is looking for Philippine Country Manager

It’s been like 5 years since Google significantly invested man-power in the Philippines. They tried to recruit a Country Manager in 2005 or 2006 but to no avail. Looks like they’re going to try again this year.

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July 17, 2011

HSPA+ vs. LTE: 2G, 3G and 4G explained

All that confusion about mobile internet speeds and the upgrade to the 4G network has got us all excited and frustrated at the same time. I tried to explain it here before but I though this short video from HakTip should give us all a nice and simple explanation.

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July 17, 2011

GMail’s new Inbox is now more useful

My incessant struggle to organize my GMail account and respond to all emails has now been remedied, thanks to the new Inbox rolled out by Google just recently.

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July 17, 2011

TDK ST-800 HiFi Headphones

TDK launched a slew of audio accessories last week and though I wasn’t able to attend the event, they gladly sent over one of their high-end headphones, the TDK ST-800, for me to try out and test.

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July 17, 2011

Ericsson goes into OFW Remittance Service

The same company that brought us the Xperia Arc is also entering the financial services industry. The new company, Ericsson Money wants you to ditch Western Union but with a few conditions.

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July 16, 2011

Poll: What’s your favorite/top tech brand?

Our last entry about Nokia being the top brand in the Philippines caused quite a stir, not only here but also in our FB and Google+ entry. So I thought why not do our own little survey too?

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July 15, 2011

Nokia beats Apple, Google as top brand in Philippines

A recent survey by Nielsen and Campaign revealed that Nokia is the top brand in the Philippines, across all markets (not just tech), beating Apple and Google.

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July 15, 2011

Alcatel One Touch Blaze 990 lands, priced

Announced back in February, the Alcatel One Touch Blaze 990 was only released in the Philippines this July and it looks like it’s being positioned as a mid-range Android smartphone.

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July 15, 2011

Cherry Mobile outs R7 Vigor & R9 Tough phones

Local phone manufacturer Cherry Mobile has introduced two new really tough and rugged dual-SIM phones yesterday — the candybar R7 Vigor and the full qwerty R9 Tough.

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July 15, 2011

Smart intros new Unli Call & Text Plan 599

So Smart’s putting unlimited calling and texting on their postpaid plan for just Php599 per month with the Unli Call & Text Plan 599.

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July 14, 2011

BlackBerry Playbook Review

We’re all too familiar with Android tablets and the iPad so when we were introduced to the BlackBerry Playbook with its own mobile operating system, we paused for a while to re-think the UI, navigation and over-all usability. Read our full review of RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook after the jump.

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July 13, 2011

LG Optimus Pro to challenge Chacha and Galaxy Pro

LG has also announced their very own full qwerty Android phone with the Optimus Pro targeting the same market as the HTC Chacha and the Samsung Galaxy Pro.

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July 12, 2011

Asus Transformer public release by end of July

Updated: See official announcement below. Sat down with the folks from Asus Philippines this afternoon to talk about a contest we’re launching for our readers here at YugaTech. So I asked them what’s with the delay of the Asus Transformer and when it will be released to the public.

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July 12, 2011

Does your Galaxy S2 have that yellowish tint too?

Learned about numerous reports of the yellowish tint on the display of the Samsung Galaxy S2 a couple of weeks ago but since I no longer have my review unit with me, I wan’t able to personally check it out and thought it was just an isolated case.

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July 12, 2011

BMW M5 2012 runs Twitter and Facebook Apps

Was watching Top Gear UK (S17, Ep3) last night when they featured the new 2012 BMW M5 and one of the hosts mentioned the car also runs Facebook and Twitter apps.

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July 11, 2011

Acer Iconia Tab A500 is cheapest Honeycomb tablet

We’ve been playing with the Acer Iconia Tab A500 for over a week now and I must say this is a pretty decent Honeycomb tablet and probably the cheapest dual-core tablet in the Philippines with street prices as low as Php18,500.

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July 11, 2011

Intex IN8809 is a Dual SIM Phone & Pico Projector

When new entrants to the mobile phone market cannot slug it out with the big boys, they come up with innovative ways to be different, aside from just going the price wars. So this new phone from Intex does not only have a dual-SIM slot but also a pico projector.

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July 11, 2011

Dell Vostro V130 and Alienware M17x

Dell showed us their complete line-up of laptops powered by next-gen Intel Sandy Bridge chipsets last week-end and of the lot, I specifically liked the design of the Alienware M17x and the Dell Vostro V130.

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July 10, 2011

A Sony 3D TV, Blu-ray, PS3 and Move

We got a sweet two weeks with the whole gang from Sony (a 40-inch 3D LED TV, PS3, PlayStation Move and Blue-ray) and though I’ve only used it less half that time, I’ve really enjoyed every minute of it.

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July 09, 2011

If you had Php30k to spend for a tablet?

In the last 3 days I’ve been going around here in Singapore, most of the stores would put tablets in the front display shelves. They’re obviously the stars of the season.

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