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June 06, 2011

Smart Bro reverts Plan 999 back to 2Mbps

Now that was quick — barely 5 days into the plan downgrade of Smart Bro (just the canopy-type) from 2Mbps to just 1 Mbps (effective June 1, 2011), they reversed it back to 2Mbps again.

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June 06, 2011

Cheapest Android Phones: Under Php10k

When Android phones first came out in the country, their price range were in the level of the iPhone. The HTC Magic was the first one to hit the country back in July 2009 and was was selling for about Php30k (Php27k on Plan 500 with Smart).

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June 05, 2011

Exclusive preview of iOS5 is magical!

There’s some talk that Apple is set to announce their new iOS5 this June at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). We’ll, looks like someone got an exclusive preview of iOS5 and it’s got augmented reality plastered all over it. See video after the jump.

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June 05, 2011

Do you really need GPS in the car?

For about a year or two, car GPS systems have started to become available in the Philippines. There are at least 3 or 4 different companies offering portable GPS in the country and some car dealerships have also started bundling them with a new purchase of a motor vehicle.

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June 04, 2011

Acer Iconia Tab A500 now selling at Php21,900

Announced back in January during the CES 2011 (and launched in the Philippines last month), the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is now available in stores and selling for just Php21,900 (16GB WiFi) — the very first Android 3.0 Honeycomb to land in local stores.

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June 04, 2011

Smart Bro Plan 999 drops to 1Mbps

A reader sent an email last night asking why Smart Bro’s Fixed Wireless Plan 999 has been downgraded to just 1Mbps from 2Mbps starting June 1, 2011. So I double-checked and compared the page using Google Cache and here’s what I got.

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June 03, 2011

LG Optimus 7 out, priced at Php29,990

Just heard from one of the reps of LG Philippines that their Windows Phone 7 handset is actually out in LG Concept Stores for some time now and being offered by Smart. Suggested retail price of the LG Optimus 7 is Php29,990.

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June 03, 2011

Contest: Show me your WD-YugaTech Tees!

I forgot I still have one last Western Digital MyPassport 500GB to give away so I’m thinking of this simple yet creative way for you to be able to win this one — and I thought of a t-shirt design contest.

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June 03, 2011

Toshiba Thrive with Tegra2 and Honeycomb

Toshiba is also coming out with their very own tablet called the Toshiba Thrive. The Thrive tablet might be released by July and will run on Android 3.1 Honeycomb and a Tegra 2 processor.

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June 02, 2011

Windows 8 Video Demo

Microsoft today demoed the UI of their next-generation operating system, Windows 8. And if you have one of those Zune media players or a Windows Phone 7, you’ll see the striking similarity on how they did it for Windows 8.

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June 02, 2011

Globe intros 4G Tattoo up to 10Mbps

As a result of the recent HSPA+ roll-out of Globe Telecom, they’re now promoting their Globe Tattoo 4G super stick, with design inspiration from Tonino Lamborghini.

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June 02, 2011

Manny Pacquiao endorses HP Veer for $1M

Now that’s a pretty nice number just to endorse a smartphone. Manny Pacquiao was recently engaged by HP as their endorser for the upcoming HP Veer, the baby HP Pre 3.

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June 01, 2011

Acer Iconia Tab M500 is a Meego tablet

Aside from the earlier Iconia Tab A500 that Acer has revealed earlier, they also have another 10-inch tablet that runs on Meego — the Acer Iconia Tab M500 (announced just recently over at Computex in Taiwan).

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June 01, 2011

MetroDeal buys Bigalaang Lakad Fan Page?

New group-buying site, Metro Deal, buys popular Facebook Fan Page of “Buti Pa Ang Biglaang Lakad Natutuloy; Ang Planado, Hindi!” with over 500,000 fans. Ok we’re not really sure if there’s a sale but MetroDeal has already taken control of the FB Page since it launched.

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June 01, 2011

It’s Official: Samsung Galaxy S2 at Php29,990

So it looks like we got the suggested retail price of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S2. We got word from Samsung Philippines that the SRP of the handset will be pegged at Php29,990.

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June 01, 2011

Asus Eee PC X101 is thinnest netbook

If the Asus UX21 will not fit in your budget, the Taiwanese manufacturer is also bringing in a netbook with a similar form factor and with a starting price of under $200. The unit, called the Asus Eee PC X101, will also boot up with a Meego OS pre-installed.

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June 01, 2011

Galaxy S2 selling for Php38k in Greenhills

Several units of the Samsung Galaxy S2 have been spotted in a number of phone stores in Greenhills this week, ahead of the anticipated launch this month. Gray market price ranges from Php38,000 to Php40,000.

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June 01, 2011

Viewsonic ViewPad 7x on Android Honeycomb

Viewsonic already had a 7-inch tablet, called the ViewPad 7, last year and we saw it last April during their local launch along with other Android handsets. This time, the Viewsonic ViewPad 7x will run Tegra2 and Honeycomb.

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May 31, 2011

Asus UX21: a Mac Air look-alike on Core i7

Looks like Asus is gonna beat Apple to the punch by announcing a super-thin notebook (to compete with the Macbook Air) that sports a Core i7 processor. The Asus UX21 was revealed at Computex Taiwan yesterday.

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May 31, 2011

Neo B5700N is cheapest Core i7 at Php31k

Running an Intel Core i7-2630QM, the Neo Basic B5700 N is the cheapest quad-core laptop we’ve seen today with a suggested retail price of just Php30,999.

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May 31, 2011

Is there room for the Nokia C7?

We got this test unit, a Nokia C7, a couple weeks back and it’s got us thinking where Nokia is positioning this device (probably in the mid to high-end range) considering the Nokia N8 and Nokia E7 are clearly on top of the heap.

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May 30, 2011

Asus PadFone unveiled at Computex 2011

At the Computex 2011 in Taiwan, Asus Chairman unveiled their latest smartphone-tablet combo — the Asus Pad Phone PadFone.

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May 30, 2011

LG Optimus 2X P990 Review

My latest handset purchase is the LG Optimus 2X, dubbed as the world’s first dual-core Android smartphone which made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. Check out our full review of the Optimus 2X after the jump and see if it lives up to expectations and hype.

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May 29, 2011

Globe offers Google Nexus S on Post-paid

Looks like Globe Telecom is now offering the Google Nexus S to subscribers via a postpaid plan. The Globe website lists it with a cash out of Php21,307 on Plan 299.

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May 29, 2011

NTC issues memo on Mobile Internet Charges

Saw this memo posted at the Power Mac Center earlier today — it’s an NTC Memorandum Circular that mandates smartphone vendors and retailers to follow consumer protection rights on newly sold phones being charged 3G internet fees without consent from the buyer.

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