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November 22, 2009

Dell Inspiron 11z goes thin and light

Dell’s candidate for the thin and light CULV category is the 11.6″ Inspiron 11z, now available in stores (VillMan Computers) for a suggested retail price of Php35,988.

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November 22, 2009

Nokia N97 Mini out and priced

Took some time for the little brother of the Nokia N97 to come out of stores (predictions came as early as September) but the Nokia N97 Mini is out in stores now.

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November 22, 2009

MyUSMailBox: Shipping to the Philippines

MyUSMailBox: Shipping to the Philippines

If you’re looking to do some online shopping in stores like Amazon, Zappos, and Best Buy but do not know how to get those items to your address in the Philippines, then check out MyUSMailBox.

  • What does My US Mail Box offer?
  • My US Mail Box offers you an United States postal address. This is where you ship the items you bought. When MyUSMailBox receives them there, they will forward the shipment to the Philippines and deliver it to your home.

  • How much will I be paying for the shipment?
  • Shipment fees will depend on the size and weight of the items.

    Can you give me an idea how much it will cost?

    The Amazon Kindle costs about $50 additional and the Microsoft Zune HD costs under Php900 for the shipping. This is based on experience with previous shipments.

  • How about Customs tax?
  • Customs will have their own computation for import taxes. This will be relayed to you by MyUSMailBox when shipments arrive. However, for items with value of under $500, this can be waived.

  • How long does it take to arrive to my address?
  • Around 10 to 12 days from the time the items arrive in your US postal address.

  • How does My US Mail Box make money from this?
  • Thru membership — MyUSmailBox offers this service thru annual or semi-annual membership fees. Fees cost about Php600 a month for you to use their US Postal Address.

    Promo Code: Sign up for a free membership trial with MyUSMailBox. Just email sales@myusmailbox.com and mention YugaTech in your email to avail of 3 months free membership.

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    November 20, 2009

    HTC Hero in the flesh!

    We’ve finally got one — the HTC Hero, unboxed and in the flesh. Check out the photos after the jump.

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    November 20, 2009

    11.6″ Acer Timeline 1810TZ unboxed!

    So here it is, fresh from its flight from Hong Kong last night — the 11.6″ Acer Timeline 1810TZ. It’s got the same design and form factor as the slower Acer Aspire One AO751 but is powered by an Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100.

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    November 20, 2009

    HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje

    Last April, HP introduced the Vivienne Tam Special Edition of their HP Mini 110 series. Last night, they showcased the new Studio Tord Boontje edition.

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    November 19, 2009

    Toshiba outs Portege T110, T130 Ultraportables

    Toshiba introduced their own version of ultraportable notebooks powered by Intel CULV processors and boasting of battery life of up to 11 hours — the 11.6-inch Toshiba Portege T110 and 13.3-inch Portege T130.

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    November 19, 2009

    JBL MX100: iPod Dock and CD Player System

    This has been in the box for about a week now and I’ve only gotten the chance to do the un-boxing today (lots of other stuff in the line to unbox around here). First up is this JBL MX100 which is a stereo system with an iPod Dock and a CD player in tow. See our unboxing photos after the jump.

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    November 18, 2009

    Sony Cybershot DSC-T900

    Sony lent me a couple of gears last week for my trip to Misibis Bay. Hoping that we could do some water-related activities, I picked the Sony Cybershot DSC-T900 with Marine Pack.

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    November 17, 2009

    Sun Double Unlimited will do it for Php249

    While Smart and Globe are both offering Php499 a month for unlimited calls on mobile and landline within their own network, Sun Cellular Double Unlimited is also offering similar to its subscribers for half that price — at Php249.

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    November 17, 2009

    Liberty Telecoms doing free WiMax trials?

    A tip from a reader shares that Liberty Telecoms is gearing up to be introduced commercially this November providing WiMax connectivity to cities of Mandaluyong, San Juan, Makati and Quezon City.

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    November 16, 2009

    Nokia X3 gets Priced Ahead of Local Launch

    The new Nokia X3 has been spotted on a local distributor’s site ahead of the official launching in the Philippines. The listed retail price — Php8,990.

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    November 16, 2009

    MSI Wind12 U210 Review

    MSI’s 12 inch Wind12 U210 netbook is the very first one in its category to sport a AMD Athlon Neo processor. Check out our review below and see how it fares in the Atom-dominated world of netbooks.

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    November 15, 2009

    Manny Pacquiao knocks out PLDT WatchPad

    My brother kept on begging me for a week to set up PLDT WatchPad on the laptop so we can hook it up on the LCD TV for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto fight today.

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    November 15, 2009

    Driving a Rhino ATV at Cagraray Island

    This is the second year that I’ve been invited to join HP and Intel on their annual Synergy trip. This time, it’s at the Cagraray Island in Albay (we went to Bohol last year) where I got to drive around a 1,000-cc Rhino ATV.

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    November 14, 2009

    HP Mini 5101 in the flesh

    First time I saw the HP Mini 5101 was earlier this week during the Windows 7 Enterprise Launch. I only had a short video clip of it. Fortunately, I had another chance to use it again today. Check out the video and photos after the jump.

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    November 14, 2009

    MSI Wind12 U200 Pro

    Aside from scoring an AMD Athlon Neo in one of its Wind netbook series, MSI also brought in some CULV processors to boot. I saw the MSI Wind12 U200 in a magazine ad inside a Cebu Pacific plane yesterday.

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    November 13, 2009

    Speaking at CEL Manila Tomorrow!

    Consumer Electronics Live! (CEL Manila 2009) starts today until Sunday at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. I will be speaking at a panel tomorrow afternoon so drop by if you can.

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    November 13, 2009

    How to Effectively Measure Broadband Speeds?

    There will always be claims of product/service superiority among competing companies and the one between Smart and Globe is a classic example. The latest one is the battle between mobile broadband services Globe Tattoo and Smart Bro.

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    November 12, 2009

    Job Search

    Click on Register to create your personal job listing account or use the search tool to find the best job for you.

    The YugaTech Job Search is powered by JobStreet.com and filtered to only provide you with tech-related job listings.

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    November 12, 2009

    HTC Touch HD 2 First Impression

    During the Windows 7 Enterprise Launch earlier this week, I was able to take a sneak peek at the upcoming HTC HD 2 and though I was not allowed to take pictures or video, they allowed me to play around with it for a while.

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    November 11, 2009

    Xitrix TravelPro M10 Netbook

    A Philippine-based company called Xitrix has assembled their own netbook and the specs are a bit souped up. Check out the photos and specs after the jump.

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    November 11, 2009

    Sony-Ericsson Xperia X2 Video Demo

    The Sony-Ericsson Xperia X2 is expected to be coming out this December and we’ve got a first-hand video demo yesterday. It also has a lower introductory price compared to the X1 at Php37,000.
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    November 10, 2009

    Smart buys Chikka.com

    It’s been confirmed that yesterday Smart Communications has bought Chikka.com for some undisclosed amount. Two top executives from Chikka Asia Inc. posted updates on their Twitter account about this development.

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    November 10, 2009

    Nokia Booklet 3G to go for Php39,000

    That’s the best price of the Nokia Booklet 3G we’ve heard so far. That doesn’t include customs and VAT so I’m guessing that will be the lowest figure when it officially gets here in the Philippines.

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