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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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July 09, 2011

Dell Venue hands on, first impressions

Announced back in December 2010, the Dell Venue Android phone has yet to reach the Philippines. We got some hands-on time with it yesterday at the Dell Media gathering.

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July 09, 2011

Dell flew me to Singapore just to give this…

Dell Philippines flew me to Singapore the other day to attend their regional launch of Dell Access, a new program they’re doing for media people and professional bloggers.

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July 08, 2011

Poll: What’s your back-up internet like?

For some people, having a back-up internet plan is a must if they need to be connected to the net ask the time. Usually, back-up options are often cheaper, nomadic and portable.

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July 07, 2011

Samsung’s new 27-inch 3D LED Monitor

Samsung Philippines showcased a number of their new monitors earlier today, including this 27″ 3D LED Monitor (S27950D) that comes with matching glasses.

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July 07, 2011

Facebook picks up Skype for video calls

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today announced three new features to be introduced in the social network (group chat, new chat design and video calls). The most interesting of the lot is video calling that uses Skype’s technology.

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July 07, 2011

Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

The much-awaited jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3 is now out and ready to hack your iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch. The steps are quick and easy, just like how it was done before.

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July 06, 2011

HTC Chacha lands on Smart’s lap for Php15,500

Smart Communications and HTC Philippines held a launch party tonight at the Opus, Resorts World to introduce the HTC Chacha with its dedicated Facebook button.

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July 06, 2011

Cherry Mobile Tryo Q60 at 50% Anniversary Sale

Just had a very long chat with the reps from Cherry Mobile this afternoon and learned that the company is celebrating its 2nd year anniversary on July 16 (feels like the company’s been around like forever due to their massive growth).

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July 06, 2011

Globe nabs BB Playbook, might arrive this month

We just got our review unit of the BlackBerry Playbook today and we got word that Globe has taken lead on the release of the tablet in the Philippines with a possible launch date later this month or early next month.

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July 05, 2011

Meridian goes iPad, La Salle picks Galaxy Tab

Sat down with the rep of Sybase this afternoon and talked about their enterprise and mobile solutions. The person then mentioned they’re doing a tablet project with Samsung to deliver tablet solution for La Salle’s grade school students.

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July 05, 2011

Icon7 Twister Evolution: Mouse & Presenter

This is the second time we’ve encountered the Icon7 brand (we were given the Icon7 Z500 gaming mouse before). This time, they sent us the Icon7 Twister Revolution — a laser presenter and mouse, all in one pocket-sized device.

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