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April 29, 2010

HTC launches HD Mini, Legend & Smart

This evening, HTC Philippines launched 3 new smartphones — the HTC HD Mini, HTC Smart and the HTC Legend — each one running a different OS.

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April 29, 2010

HP buys Palm for $1.2 Billion

In an unexpected announcement today, HP revealed that they have come to an agreement to acquire Palm for about $1.2 billion.

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April 28, 2010

12MP Nokia N8 gets official

Last night, Nokia finally revealed its latest 12-megapixel HD handset, the Nokia N8 (leaked pictures came in as early as two months ago here). It’s got a large camera sensor that rivals most point-and-shoot cameras out there.

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April 27, 2010

SmartBro Surf TV Review

SmartBro Surf TV is Smart’s attempt to create a market from those who cannot still afford to buy a brand new PC.

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April 27, 2010

R.I.P.: Yahoo! Publisher Network

Last March, Yahoo! emailed all of its publishers that it will discontinue running its Publisher Network (YPN) by April 30, 2010. YPN is Yahoo’s own version of the more popular Google AdSense Network.

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April 27, 2010

BlackBerry Bold 9650, Pearl 3G announced

RIM announces two new BlackBerry phones which will be out by next month, the Blackberry Bold 9650 and the Blackberry Pearl 3G.

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April 26, 2010

Motorola is making a comeback

In a recent discussion with one of the top mobile phone retailers in the country, we talked a bit about Motorola and how they just quietly faded away in the Philippine market for a couple of years now.

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April 25, 2010

It’s all about Capacity, not Speed

For the past 5 years now, we’ve seen a huge growth in internet penetration in the country. At the same time, we’ve also seen the barriers to entry go down in favor of consumers, partly because of competition.

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April 24, 2010

Canon Lens Price List in the Philippines

Here’s a list of Canon lens and their respective prices based on the Canon Philippines SRP. This pricelist was recently updated in April 2010.

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM – Php61,750
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM – Php31,930
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3-5.6 IS – Php9,580
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS – Php36,565

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM – Php69,525
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM – Php64,375
Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM – Php18,540
Canon EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 II USM – Php9,475
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM – Php24,720

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM – Php47,950
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS – Php29,950

Canon EF 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM – Php37,030
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM – Php79,310
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 LU USM – Php40,170
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.4-4.5 USM – Php23,640
Canon EF 35-80mm III f/4 – Php3,195
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM – Php24,720
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 – Php10,815
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM – Php71,070
Canon EF 35mm f/2 – Php14,935

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM – Php257,500
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM – Php452,170
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM – Php329,600
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM – Php61,750
Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM – Php391,400
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM – Php509,850
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM – Php 509,850

Extender EF 1.4x II – Php16,995
Extender EF 2x II – Php18,540
Life-Size Converter EF 50 Compact Macro – Php12,875
MP-E 65mm f/2 1-5x Macro Photo – Php51,450

Canon EF 50mm Macro f/2.5 – Php16,995
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro – Php20,805
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro – Php29,820
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro – Php79,310
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM – Php62,950

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM – Php78,230
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM – Php123,600

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM – Php19,055
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II – Php4,635
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM – Php19,055
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM – Php23,175

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L – Php134,000
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.6 II – Php117,000
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 – Php66,950
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 L – Php69,010

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April 24, 2010

Philippines takes World’s Best Spammers title?

One of the greatest advantages the Philippines have in the world of BPO is that we got really cheap labor and we’re relatively very good in English. That’s why we’re one of the top suppliers in the call center industry. And it doesn’t stop there.

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April 23, 2010

Inno3D outs GeForce GTX 470 & GTX480

Inno3D yesterday showed us their new flagship graphics card — the GeForce GTX 470/480, their fastest GPUs so far (and also claims as currently the fastest in the world).

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April 23, 2010

Poll: Which HDD brand do you use?

Had a meeting with a rep of one of the HDD manufacturers a few weeks back and I asked how much the market share of the top brands in the Philippines.

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April 22, 2010

HTC Legend coming out next week!

Been asked about this several times before and now I’ve got the answer. The Android-powered (Eclair) HTC Legend will be formally introduced/released next week.

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April 22, 2010

Dell Thunder et. al., outed prematurely

Dell’s upcoming Android-powered handsets have been revealed, albeit prematurely, via Engadget along with the flagship smartphone codenamed Dell Thunder.

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April 22, 2010

Apple iPad Review

After about a week of heavy use of the Apple iPad, I’ve gotten down to familiarize myself with Steve’s new toy. Check out my personal review of the iPad after the jump.

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April 21, 2010

Samsung Monte S5620 Review

We’ve hard had some face-time with the Samsung Monte (S5620) and I thought it’s a nice little touchscreen phone. It’s got most features of high-end phones without the expensive price tag.

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April 21, 2010

Take Two: VersaClean Cleaning Compound

When I was contacted by someone from the distributor of VersaClean if I could check out and review their product, I got curious if it was the same one I bought and tried out last year.

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April 20, 2010

Sony HDR-XR350 Road Test

I’ve tried a couple of Sony handycams before (starting with the XR100 and then the XR200) and they just get better and beefier each time around.

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April 20, 2010

Yahoo! Meme Challenge and iPad Giveaway

Last week, I finally joined Yahoo! Meme, partly because of that iPad giveaway they were doing but primarily because I don’t want some anonymous person taking the YugaTech brand name.

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April 20, 2010

Alienware M11x lands, priced at Php78k

Unveiled last January, the Dell Alienware M11x was dubbed as a high-end gaming netbook. Looks like the unit has arrived and now being listed in stores.

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April 19, 2010

Sony-Ericsson Xperia X10 Review

The Sony-Ericsson Xperia X10 is technically the very first SnapDragon+Android powered smartphone to ever hit the Philippines (the HTC Magic is the first Android and the HTC HD2 is the first SnapDragon offered in the country).

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April 18, 2010

Rumored 4G iPhone HD could be next

If the leaked pictures on Engadget is to be believed, the 4th generation iPhone HD could be coming out in a couple of months.

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April 17, 2010

Year 7 A.A. : iBlog6 and Blog Fest 1.0

In both my talks yesterday and today, I mapped out the history of pro-blogging by referring to 2003 as 1 B.A. (Before AdSense) and 2004 as 1 A.A. (After AdSense). So 2010 is technically 7 A.A.

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April 17, 2010

Issues with YugaTech App on the iPad

Been receiving reports that the YugaTech iPhone App isn’t working on the iPad. I have just tested this and found that the app crashes when opening individual posts.

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April 16, 2010

How the dSLR changed Photography?

I earlier wrote a draft that looked into the photography business being diluted because of entry-level dSLRs. I scrapped the entry as I feel it’s more than just that — it’s so much more than just taking photos for a living.

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