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November 22, 2011

Globe CEO Ernest Cu confirms arrival of iPhone 4S

In a Globe event that happened tonight at the Manila Peninsula, Globe CEO Ernest Cu confirms they are preparing the release of the iPhone 4S in the Philippines in the next couple of weeks. That brings us to a timeline of 1st week to 2nd week of December 2011.

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November 22, 2011

Things to expect from Smart’s 4G LTE service

Based on the exhaustive discussion we had with the technical group that’s in charge of the beta testing for Smart LTE yesterday, here are several of the more important information we got from them.

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November 22, 2011

Smart Plan 349, Plan 350 with Galaxy Y

You can now get the Samsung Galaxy Y Netphone Edition free on a Smart Plan 349 or Smart Plan 350. The Samsung Galaxy Y is Samsung’s latest most affordable Android phone (Php5,990) which is suitable for those who want to switch to a smartphone and get more features out of their phone.

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November 21, 2011

Smart LTE 4G now on Beta Test

Just came from the PLDT-Smart Jump Center in Megamall for the briefing on Smart’s LTE/4G beta testing. Arounda dozen bloggers and tech journalists are part of the first batch of folks to test Smart LTE in Metro Manila.

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November 21, 2011

Seagate GoFlex Satellite Wireless Portable Hard Drive

This is probably one of the coolest gadgets to come out this year — a wireless, portable HDD that streams videos to your iPad and syncs files to your laptop automatically over its own WiFi network. The Seagate GoFlex Satellite does all that and is battery-powered too.

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November 20, 2011

aMagic Pocket Rechargeable Battery

There’s been a huge growth in the demand for pocket rechargeable batteries this year due to the growing smartphone market. The folks at aMagic in Hong Kong sent us one of their own rechargeable batteries to test out.

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November 20, 2011

Contest: Intex Envy tablet winner!

Thanks to all those who joined our Intex Envy tablet giveaway, we got over 400 participants wanting to give their winning device to their friends, relatives and loved ones. Unfortunately, we can only give out one (which is the review unit we got a couple months back) and so the lucky person is…

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November 19, 2011

What if Apple used AMD CPUs with the Macbook Air?

SemiAccurate reports that Apple was allegedly working with AMD to use their Fusion Llano chips for the latest iteration of the Macbook Air. It’s an interesting allegation that merits some discussion. But, what if?

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November 18, 2011

Contest: Go on a trip with this Delsey luggage!

Delsey was so kind to let one of our readers take home this Delsey luggage with Zip Securi Tech. It’s the same one I recently brought to Jakarta (see here) which is worth about Php11k. Here’s how you can win one.

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November 17, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Review

When Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy Note, I had mixed feelings with the device. It’s got the genes of an impressive smartphone but a form factor that’s inching towards the tablet category. After having over a week’s time with the Samsung Galaxy Note and I’d like to share my verdict. Check out the full review after the break.

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November 17, 2011

Coffee Bean goes hi-tech with wireless Order Buzzer

Was just having our regular meetings at the Coffee Bean this afternoon and was surprised the barista gave me this small gadget that looks like a fancy coaster.

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November 16, 2011

What’s on your Christmas Gadget Wish List?

Every year, we ask this question to our readers and we’ll never get tired of asking it again and again. Christmas is fast approaching and it’s that time of the year where we get to indulge a bit on the gadget that we really like.

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November 15, 2011

Flying to Malaysia for the Asia-Pacific Blog Awards

Was just told this evening that YugaTech was selected as one of the finalist for the Asia-Pacific Blog Awards that NuffNang organizes every two years.

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November 15, 2011

RIM launches BlackBerry Bold 9790 in Indonesia

RIM keeps on stressing that this is a first for them — to have a global product launch in Asia. And they picked Indonesia for the obvious reason that this is a BlackBerry country (with around 38% market share). And so we saw the BlackBerry Bold 9790 unveiled to the media this evening, along with the Curve 9380.

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November 15, 2011

BlackBerry Curve 9380 is official, goes full screen

Research in Motion (RIM) officially announced the BlackBerry Curve 9380, the first Curve to shed the qwerty keyboard in favor or a full touchscreen. We’ve covered the global launch here in Jakarta, Indonesia earlier today.

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November 15, 2011

Are you getting the Samsung Galaxy Note?

So Samsung has started accepting online reservations of the Galaxy Note earlier today. Samsung is only releasing 300 units for its first shipments (you can make the online pre-order here).

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November 14, 2011

Apple not happy Smart spilled the beans on the iPhone 4S

It’s not a surprise that Apple wasn’t happy that Manny Pangilinan, Chairman of PLDT-Smart, spilled the beans on the upcoming launch of the iPhone 4S in the Philippines. The recent story that Smart will also release the iPhone 4S by December was certainly prematurely announced.

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November 14, 2011

Testing out Delsey’s Zip Securi Tech Luggage

A couple of weeks ago the local distributor of French luggage manufacturer, Delsey, met up with me to give me one of their traveling bags and promised it will help secure my gadgets when I’m on foreign trips.

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November 13, 2011

Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S Review

The Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S did not deviate much from the original Arc except for the bump in processor speed (and the additional colored variant) so it’s not really a huge improvement, in my opinion. Nevertheless, those extra clock cycles will certainly be of help once your handset needs it. Check out our full review after the jump.

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November 12, 2011

This is where you can buy the BlackBerry P9981

We’re set to fly to Jakarta early Monday morning to cover a global launch of a BlackBerry device on Tuesday. I originally thought the product would be the Porsche Design P9981 but I was told by the local PR that the unit will only be marketed by Porsche Design themselves and not RIM.

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November 11, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Note sale on Nov. 19 for Php35,990

Here’s an update for those who were waiting for the official release of the of Samsung Galaxy Note in the Philippines. According to official sources, the Galaxy Note will have a sale on November 19, 2011 for the initial 300 units that were shipped to the Philippines.

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November 11, 2011

Cherry Mobile Candy, Candy Chat: Cheapest Androids

Cosmic Technologies (Cherry Mobile) is once again challenging the Android market by introducing the cheapest Android handsets yet — the Cherry Mobile Candy and Candy Chat — at Php3,699.

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November 11, 2011

MSI WindPad Enjoy 10 comes with Gingerbread

Just like its 7-inch baby brother, MSI’s WindPad Enjoy 10 comes with Gingerbread pre-installed and sells for under Php15,000. Looks like a decent tablet with a decent specs which might interest folks who fancy custom ROMs.

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November 10, 2011

Smart finally catches up, to offer iPhone 4S to subs

Back in September 2010, I wrote about Smart’s bid to carry the iPhone 4 in the Philippines. The commitment price then was allegedly in the 6-billion peso range {read story here}. That did not pan out but Smart continues to talk to Apple regarding their internet-enabled iDevices.

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November 09, 2011

Asus Transformer Prime becomes official, starts at $499

Asus has finally announced their 2nd-generation tablet, the Asus Transformer Prime. It’s thinner, lighter and 5 times faster than the old one — boasting the first quad-core processor in a tablet.

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