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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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May 28, 2011

Old Tech I Missed the Most

Back in the 80’s and 90’s when gadgets and tech stuff are few and far between, having a pager or an analog cellphone can already make you look geeky. But in these days of dual-core smartphones, 4G/LTE, tablets, in-flight WiFi, etc there are still some old technology I kinda missed.

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May 28, 2011

HTC Wildfire S to retail for Php14,995

Got a tip from one of HTC’s local retailer that the HTC Wildfire S is all set to be released next week (just like we mentioned the June launch). The suggested retail price is pegged at Php14,995.

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May 28, 2011

3TB on a Western Digital Caviar Green HDD

Late last year, WD and Seagate announced they will be able to cramp 3TB (that’s terabytes or 1,000GB) on a single disk. Three terabytes is already pretty massive even in this age of torrents and large full HD movies. Imagine if you have at least 2 of these in your desktop PC at home.

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May 27, 2011

Nokia E6 First Impressions

So we also got the chance to check out the Nokia E6 yesterday, the successor of the Nokia E72 but now comes with the more improved Symbian Anna. The least I can say is that it’s an impressive combo.

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May 27, 2011

Poll: Design vs. Specs or Functionality?

With the hundreds and thousands of comments we get regarding all sort of gadgets (including cars), there’s almost always a big line that divides people who prefer design and people who prefer specs or functionality.

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May 26, 2011

Update: Nokia C2-00, X1-01 Dual SIM

So we finally got a definite answer from Nokia Philippines regarding their dual-SIM handsets. Both the Nokia C2-00 and the Nokia X1-01 will be locally available soon (as early as a June release I bet).

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May 26, 2011

Philips SHE8005 In-ear Headphones

Been trying out a new set of in-ear headphones recently sent over by Philips. It’s not yet been released locally (Philips SHE8005, SHE8010) but I am told will be out in stores in a month or two.

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May 25, 2011

Nokia Oro is the C7 in Gold and Anna

Nokia today announced its latest luxury handset, the Nokia Oro — a replica of the Nokia C7 running Symbian Anna and plated with 18-carat gold, sapphire crystal and leather.

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May 25, 2011

Is the Android OS bigger than the brand?

For the last two years, I’ve bought over half a dozen smartphones running Android OS and realized they came from different handset brands — Samsung, Sony-Ericsson, HTC and just recently LG (the Optimus 2X, my very first LG phone ever).

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May 24, 2011

Asus Eee Pad Transformer launched, priced!

Asus today launched its new line of tablets, including the much-anticipated Eee Pad Transformer – 10-inch netbook that transform into a full touchscreen Android 3.0 tablet.

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May 24, 2011

Twitter snaps up TweetDeck for $40 Million

After buying Twitter client Tweetie last year, Twitter has once again bought another client. This time, it’s TweetDeck. The price — a cool $40 million in cash and stock (via @cnnmoney).

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May 24, 2011

The Nissan Teana Experience

Just had to share this driving experience I had over the week-end with the Nissan Teana. Nissan Philippines lent me their executive/luxury car to test out and I can say this is by far the geekiest car I’ve driven ever (which could also mean I haven’t really driven that many cars in my life).

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May 23, 2011

Underwater with the Sony TX10

We got the successor of the TX5, the Sony TX10, a water-proof, shock-proof camera and was able to test it out during our last scuba-diving session in Anilao, Batangas (t’was an Epson event). I’ve only had a short stint using the TX5 before and have not really reviewed it so I was expecting a bit more with the TX10.

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May 23, 2011

Why the Nokia C2-00 won’t reach the Phils?

It’s been months, actually close to a year, since the first dual-SIM of Nokia was announced but the handset has not yet seen the light of day. The Nokia C2-00 has not yet been released in the Philippines and no word when it will be out (so sorry to all those who have been asking for months now).

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