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December 06, 2010

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Review

I’ve been using smartphones for more than half a decade now having tried almost all types of smartphones except for one, the BlackBerry. Five years ago, BlackBerry would be synonymous to enterprise phones. An ordinary consumer wouldn’t even dare to get one. But now, it’s totally different. You’d see normal people carrying a BlackBerry even if they don’t have an Outlook email. “CrackBerries” are so addicted with their phones. Check out our full review of the BlackBerry Curve 3G after the jump, my first for a BlackBerry smartphone.

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December 05, 2010

Apple Accessories by Moshi

Been hunting for the right laptop sleeve or bag for my 11.6″ Macbook Air but have found none locally. Haven’t seen any in Japan or Singapore as well. So when Moshi contacted me about their Apple product accessories, I asked if they have one for the Mac Air.

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December 05, 2010

Canon Powershot S95 Review

After using the Canon Powershot S95 for about a month, I believe I have finally found the ideal point-and-shoot replacement to my dSLR. I am now more confident to take this on long trips instead of my Canon 7D. Check out the full review of the Powershot S95 after the jump.

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December 04, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab vs. Apple iPad

Been getting a lot emails from people wanting to buy a tablet this Christmas, mostly as a gift to themselves. The top two contenders are the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Here’s a quick guide to all those who asked just to help you make that final decision.

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December 04, 2010

Groupon buys its way into the Philippines

Over a dozen group buying sites have mushroomed in the Philippines over the last year. Some are local start-ups while others are borne from neighboring countries like Singapore and Hong Kong. Big ticket player Groupon hasn’t really penetrated this part of Asia until news broke out early this week.

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December 03, 2010

Samsung Galaxy 5 & SE Xperia X10 Mini Sale

Just discovered yesterday that Samsung and Sony Ericsson are also doing their own mini-sale. Found out the Galaxy 5 is going for Php5,000 off and the Xperia X10 Mini at Php4,000 off.

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December 03, 2010

Jays q-Jays Dual Armature Earphones

So this in-ear earphones by Jays is pretty intriguing and comes in the most complete set of accessories out of the box. Been using it for weeks and during my travels and I must admit it’s an impressive pair of earphones.

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December 02, 2010

Lenovo-YugaTech Round #2 Winners

Congrats to all participants of Round 2 of the Lenovo-YugaTech Contest. We have 173 entries, 1500 Likes and over 30,000 views for this round. See complete set of winners after the jump.

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December 02, 2010

Nokia’s 70% Holiday Sale on December 4

Looks like Nokia wants to redeem itself and will be doing another sale this December 4. And this time, they’re promising up to 70% off on several handsets, including the C6 they put on sale a few weeks back.

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December 02, 2010

Huawei Ideos U8150 on Froyo launched

Huawei Philippines launched several devices last night at the Establishment, Fort Taguig. One of the devices they officially launched was the Ideos U8150, the most affordable smartphone equipped with the latest Android 2.2 OS (Froyo).
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December 01, 2010

Huawei Ideos S7 tablet early preview

In a media launch tonight, Huawei Philippines launched their pocket WiFi, a Froyo phone with an early preview of the Ideos S7 Android tablet.

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December 01, 2010

HTC HD7 unboxed

We’ve had a short glimpse of the HTC HD7 last week but this time, we get to own one and un-boxed it ourselves. Got this at the Duty Free shop in Hong Kong last Sunday while on the way back.

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November 30, 2010

Huawei E5 “Pocket MiFi” Review

There was a time when mobile Internet was considered a luxury service. It was only limited to corporate executives who needs mobile Internet to access Outlook emails and SharePoint files. Globe’s Visibility and Smart WeRoam were still uber expensive and you’re locked with a contract. Prepaid 3G or even EDGE connection is non-existent.

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November 30, 2010

Toshiba intros Glasses-less 3D TV

In a regional launched yesterday at Suntec Convention Center here in Singapore, Toshiba launched a series of Regza LED TVs for the Asean market including the first glasses-less 3D TV.

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November 29, 2010

Apple Updates its iOS Devices with 4.2.1

Apple released last week a big update to its iOS devices. This gives the iPad the much needed and anticipated features that was previously introduced to iPhone 4, 3GS and older versions of the iPhone last June.

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November 29, 2010

Toshiba netbook with Tegra 250 & Android 2.1

Aside from the dual-screen Libretto that I see a lot in stores, this one Toshiba netbook I saw was a rarity since it’s running on an NVidia Tegra 250 processor and Android 2.1 OS.

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November 28, 2010

Intel’s AppUp Center to sell apps for netbooks

Intel recently announced their own application store for consumers, specifically the netbook users. Seeing the need for applications optimized for a netbook’s limited computing power and display, Intel created the AppUp Center (www.appup.com) which has apps made specifically for Atom-powered devices.

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November 27, 2010

The Akihabara Experience

Spent the entire day today at Akibahara, the mecca for all gadget-geeks. It’s everything I had imagined it to be and then some. So here’s the run-down.

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November 26, 2010

Canon 3-Day 50% Sale on December 3-5

December is usually a month of big sales and discounts and one of my more anticipated ones is the Canon sale. Next week, the Canon camera sale will happen this December 3 to 5, 2010.

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November 26, 2010

Epson’s Ultra HD 21-Projector Array

We visited the Epson Innovation Center in Hirooka, Nagano yesterday and among the dozens and dozens of custom and printers shown to us was this 21-projector array.

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November 25, 2010

Macbook Air 11.6″ Review

Apple’s been touting the 2010 Macbook Air as the thinnest and lightest notebook ever. With the 11.6″ MBA out in stores and an entry-level unit coming in at Php52k, it’s actually one of the most affordable Macbook in Apple’s line-up. Check out our full review after the jump.

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November 25, 2010

Epson Micro Piezo Press Tour

We’re having a week-long stay here in Japan to join the Micro Piezo Press Tour of Epson. Along with other media people from South-East Asia, Taiwan and China, we’ve been doing the rounds of Tokyo and Nagano visting Epson headquarters and manufacturing plants.

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November 24, 2010

HTC Desire HD, Desire Z launched & priced

HTC Philippines formally launched the Desire HD and the Desire Z in the Philippines yesterday with the Desire Z now available in stores and resellers while the Desire HD will come by end of December.

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November 24, 2010

That 100Mbps Internet Speed in Japan?

So one of the most anticipated stuff I had to check out when I arrived here in Japan is their broadband internet speeds. I’ve seen it in South Korea so I have na idea how it would be here.

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November 24, 2010

Samsung NX100 is the NX10 going retro

Samsung demoed their new flagship camera model late last week — the mirrorless compact Samsung NX100 digital camera.

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