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August 01, 2011

Nokia 500 with 1GHz processor announced!

Nokia has just revealed the Nokia 500, the first 1GHz Symbian smarpthone (it’s also their 2nd smarpthone that runs on a 1GHz processor, next to the N9).

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August 01, 2011

Globe drops Tattoo Prepaid stick price to Php995

In a press release sent just now, Globe announced that they are lowering the prepaid price of their Tattoo Prepaid USB dongle to only Php995.

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August 01, 2011

Why telcos can’t guarantee minimum 3G speeds?

During a press briefing with one of the local telcos last week, the question of minimum speed was again raised by one of the members of the media. NTC has also released a memorandum circular to that effect but I think the issue will continue to linger.

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August 01, 2011

Recent Smartphone Shipments show Gainers & Losers

If the recent global shipments of smartphones can be considered a basis to determine if a platform performs well, then this graph is telling a lot.

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August 01, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 Review

We’ve got a short week with the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 and so far it’s been an interesting one. This is also our first time to do a full review of an Android Honeycomb tablet. See the full review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab P7500 after the jump.

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July 31, 2011

Alcatel OT Blaze Duo 890D: Froyo for Php4,999

Looks like Alcatel Philippines also has their own dual-SIM Android smartphone called the OneTouch Blaze Duo 890D. It has a suggested retail price but Alcatel is giving it for an introductory price of Php4,999.

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July 31, 2011

Cherry Mobile Eclipse 2.2: Cheapest Android at Php5k

Cosmic Technologies is also coming out with what could be the cheapest Android smartphone in the Philippines, the Cherry Mobile Eclipse 2.2. It’s the first Android phone to have a suggested retail price of under Php5,000.

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July 31, 2011

Samsung Galaxy R becomes official

Originally referred to as the Galaxy Z, the Samsung Galaxy R has now been officially announced by the Korean company as the other twin-brother of the popular Galaxy S2.

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July 31, 2011

Cherry Mobile Q70 Quad is first quad-SIM phone?

Cosmic Technologies has just announced what could be the first quad-SIM phone in the country, the Cherry Mobile Quad Q70. This full-qwerty phone not only has four (4) active standby SIM slots but also has a TV tuner.

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July 30, 2011

Smart Always On: The Daily Stress Test

For the past 5 days I have been actively testing Smart’s new Always On plans that offer bucket-pricing which charges by the volume of bandwidth consumed. Here’s my personal observation of that test.

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July 30, 2011

Poll: What’s your preferred tablet size?

Was writing down my review of the Dell Streak 5 but had a hard time calling it a tablet considering its size. So the thought came up that I should do a poll and ask readers what they think is the most ideal size for a tablet.

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July 30, 2011

Which one’s the new 11.6″ Macbook Air?

We bought the new Macbook Air 11″ yesterday so we can get you a more realistic review of this new ultraportable from Apple. We did the first review of the 11.6″ here last year so we’ll do an update on that based on the new hardware improvements.

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July 29, 2011

Smart Bro Rocket Plug-It offers up to 12Mbps

Smart is set to publicly announce their new HSPA+ capable Plug-It and calls it Smart Bro Rocket with promised speeds of up to 12Mbps on their mobile network.

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July 29, 2011

NESIC speed test shows Smart Bro bests Tattoo

A recent speed test conducted by an independent professional engineering service, NESIC, showed that Smart Bro got better results, over-all. See some of the findings of the tests below.

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July 28, 2011

RIM wants more but is mum about Philippine office

We had a late lunch at the Circles in Shangri-la with representatives of Research in Motion (RIM) from Singapore yesterday and they briefly discussed with us their current standing in the Philippine smartphone market.

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July 28, 2011

Alcatel OT Blaze 990 Review

Alcatel’s the latest one we’ve seen that embraced the Android OS and it looks like it’s doing something good for them. The one we have here, an Alcatel One Touch Blaze 990, will be launched in August 4 with an introductory price of Php9,999. Check out our full review after the jump.

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July 28, 2011

Google+ App now on Philippine Android Market

You should be able to see the Google+ app on your Android Market now. Just log in and search for the term “google plus” and install in your Android device.

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July 27, 2011

Cherry Mobile cuts prices on Android line-up

I got this email from Cherry Mobile yesterday saying they’re offering all of their Android handsets and tablet at zero percent interest for 12 months. Though I thought that wasn’t really something big of a news, I went thru the poster and saw that the suggested retail prices of a lot of the handsets have also gone down.

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July 27, 2011

DTI maps entire Bohol Tourist Site with Galaxy Tabs

DTI-GIZ, under the Private Sector Promotion Program (SMEDSEP), came up with this pretty neat Google Mapping project to map the whole island of Bohol and all of its 700+ tourist sites and tourism-related establishments.

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July 26, 2011

Mac vs. Windows: The “McDo WiFi Guide” Revelation

This McDonald’s brochure for the store’s WiFi Guide paints a clear picture between the Windows and the Mac OS X operating systems; but that really depends on where you’re coming from.

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July 26, 2011

Philippines ranked #27 on Google+

Well, that’s according to FindPeopleonPlus.com which tracks over 4.4 million Google+ users since the service went online a couple of weeks back.

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July 26, 2011

Gadmei P83: Glasses-less, naked-eye 3D PMP

While we’re starting to see more and more manufacturers going into the tablet craze, other small-time companies are on its way to offer glasses-less 3D tablets like the Gadmei P83 PMP player.

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July 26, 2011

Cherry Mobile Cosmo, want it?

The Cherry Mobile Cosmo has been enjoying a really nice position as one of the most affordable Android phones in the market at only Php6,899. I got one here given to me by Cherry Mobile so I thought it would be better if I just give it away to readers.

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July 25, 2011

HTC Salsa drops Facebook for Weibo in China

The HTC Chacha’s twin touchscreen phone, HTC Salsa, has not arrived in the Philippines yet but it looks like in China, its got a totally different dedicated button altogether.

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July 25, 2011

Poll: What’s the best mobile internet plan for you?

I think it’s good that we have so many options for mobile internet plans nowadays. It used to be one-plan, one-pricing before but now there’s just too many to even memorize all.

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