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May 14, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 price to hit no more than Php37k

Reports are coming in that Samsung Stores in Metro Manila are also accepting reservations for the Galaxy S3. These are unlocked/openline units but will be released later than the pre-orders for Smart and Globe (which will have a week or two of lead time).

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May 14, 2012

Audio Technica ATH-M50 Review

The Audio-Technica ATH M50 has been around for almost three years now. Since it was released, it has received countless positive feedbacks from audiophiles and casual listeners because of its superb sound reproduction for its price. Find out why these pair of monitors has gained the hearts of audioheads around the world in our full review after the jump.

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May 13, 2012

Sony Xperia Sola in the flesh, first impressions

Launched in the Philippines around the 3rd week of April along with the Xperia S, P and U, the Sony Xperia Sola deviated from the line-up and introduced some nifty features we’ve only seen on this smartphone.

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May 12, 2012

Smart Galaxy S3 Pre-order starts on May 23

We got the word from Smart’s External Relations Manager for Public Affairs (Wo Rosete) that the telco will start accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on May 23, 2012. This is smack right in the middle of our original May 22-24 launch date we got from Samsung Philippines.

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May 12, 2012

Sky Cable buys Destiny Cable, SBC and UNI

Sky Cable has recently announced it is buying competing cable TV and internet provider Destiny Cable as well as Solid Broadband Company and UNI-Cable TV.

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May 12, 2012

How much storage do you have on your microSD card?

When reviewing handsets, a lot of times we focus on storage as a major deal breaker. To some extent it’s important and on occasion, it may have turned off a lot of people from actually buying a smartphone because of the lack of storage capacity.

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May 11, 2012

Diablo 3 prompts gamers to re-evaluate their ISPs

On May 15, gamers from all over the country (and the rest of the world) will be glued to their PC screens for the grand opening of the Diablo 3 servers. Everyone is eager and so are we.

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May 11, 2012

HTC One X Review

HTC was the first one to bring a quad-core processor handset in the Philippines with the One X, giving it the spotlight for some time and getting the credit as one of the most desirable (if not the most) flagship smartphone in the local market. Check out how HTC’s great design reputation and NVidia’s Tegra 3 chip stack up to make the HTC One X the handset to beat this season.

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May 10, 2012

Globe & Smart to offer the Samsung Galaxy S3 this May

Based on the number of tweets from Globe Telecom and Smart Comm., it looks like both telcos will be offering the new Samsung Galaxy S3 this May.

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May 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note gets Ice Cream Sandwich

Got the notification this afternoon on my Samsung Galaxy Note. It’s actually a firmware update that includes Android 4.0.3 ICS, a new S Note app, and new S Memo widget.

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May 10, 2012

Facebook to launch App Center

Facebook has just announced that it will be launching its own app store called the App Center, “a new place for people to find social apps,” as well as to give developers “an additional way to grow their apps and creates opportunities for more types of apps to be successful.”

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May 10, 2012

RIM outs cheaper BlackBerry Curve 9320

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 was probably made to address demand from emerging markets (they released the Curve 9220 in India some weeks back) which still cannot generally afford even the entry-level BB handset.

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May 10, 2012

Smart revisits Always On plans with cheaper rates

Smart has revised their Alway On plans to offer more bucket options and drive prices down. The new plan starts at Php10 for 5MB of mobile internet usable in 24 hours.

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May 09, 2012

HP unveils Envy Spectre XT ultrabook

We’re supposed to be in Shanghai this week to attend the launching of HP’s new line of ultrabooks. But alas, my busy schedule didn’t afford me to get the Journalist Visa from the Chinese Embassy in time. So this is the one I missed — the HP Envy Spectre XT.

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May 09, 2012

Sony announces Xperia GX with 13MP camera

Sony just announced in Japan what could be the successor to the XPeria S, the 4.6-inch Sony XPeria GX packing a 13-megapixel shooter and running on ICS.

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May 09, 2012

Winners: Sony Live View, MW600 and Norton 360

We had 3 separate giveaways last week and we’re making the announcement all in this single entry. Check out the lucky winners after the jump.

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May 09, 2012

Viber for BlackBerry is here!

So here you go — starting yesterday, Viber for BlackBerry is now available in the App World. It took them some time but it’s finally here for BB users.

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May 08, 2012

Cherry Mobile Magnum 2X Review

We know that this may be out-dated by all standards but we never really had the chance to do a full review of the dual-core smartphone from Cherry Mobile locally known as the Magnum 2X. Now that we have a review unit from the Philippine-based cellphone manufacturer, we thought to give it a fair airtime.

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May 08, 2012

Nokia to launch the Lumia 900 on May 18?

We originally thought this invite was for the much-anticipated Nokia 808 PureView but after some time, I thought the very few clues pointed more towards the Nokia Lumia 900. Check out and help us guess what’s coming on May 18 after the break.

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May 08, 2012

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update, already Jailbroken

Apple has just released a minor update for its line of iOS devices namely the iPad, iPod Touch and the iPhone. The 5.1.1 update (54.5 MB in file size) focuses on improvements and bug fixes which include:

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May 07, 2012

Are travel deals the biggest headache in Group Buying?

We’ve seen the explosion of a lot of group buying sites and daily deal sites since 2011 and it has been estimated that total revenues are in excess of Php100 Million a year (and it is still growing). As such, it’s not a surprise that problems and issues tend to crop up more than their usual fair share.

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May 06, 2012

HP Envy Spectre in the flesh, priced Php116,990

With the short time we had in London, the only place I was able to visit to buy some stuff was Harrod’s and was fortunately see get a good look at the HP Spectre in one of the shops there. Turns out, the HP Envy Spectre is already available and being sold in the Philippines.

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May 06, 2012

Ainol Novo 7 Aurora Review

We did a review of the Aurora’s sibling a couple of months ago, the Ainol Paladin and that got a lot of attention for being the first one to have ICS pre-installed out of the box. Not to mention the really affordable price. The Ainol Aurora brings this up a notch by offering a sleeker design and better hardware configuration. Check out our full review of the Ainol Novo 7 Aurora after the jump.

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May 06, 2012

Cherry Mobile W900 launched; 4-inch, 1.2GHz for Php10k

Just hours before the SGSIII was announced last Friday, Cherry Mobile finally launched the Dragon Phone (we previously covered it here). Cherry Mobile Product Manager, Lonson Alejandrino explained the key features of the newly launched smartphone and answered questions fielded by the media.

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May 05, 2012

Meizu MX tops Antutu Benchmarks

Just when we thought that it’s going to be a two-horse race between the recently launched Samsung Galasxy S3 and the solidly built HTC One X in battle for quad-core supremacy, the Meizu MX quad-core has stolen the show in terms of benchmark scores.

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