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September 17, 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 gets Priced

Dell Philippines formally announced the release of the Inspiron Mini 9″ in a launch party this evening. It’s a little late in an already crowded netbook market but as they say, “it’s better late than never”.

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September 17, 2008

Deep Blue H1 price drops to Php9,995

Blue Digital Systems listened to my advise and dropped their Blue H1 netbook to just Php9,995 this week. Now that’s a good bargain there.

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September 16, 2008

Globe offers UPD8 for Twitter

If you have a Twitter account and you’re on Globe, this might get your interest. Globe Telecom has a new SMS service called UPD8 for Twitter.

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September 16, 2008

Fitbit Tracker: Social Networking meets Fitness

One of the contenders in this year’s TechCrunch50 Conference is FitBit, a device that melds fitness and social networking into one tiny motion sensing pedometer you clip and carry around.

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September 16, 2008

Nokia BH-903: Bluetooth Stereo Headset

This BH-903 is some fancy and pricey bluetooth stereo headphones from Nokia. It’s one of those headphones that’s “nice to have”. This one is just a review unit I’m testing for a couple of months.

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September 15, 2008

Contest: 5 Laptop Bags to Give Away

The sponsor of our laptop bag enjoyed the suggestions and participation on our first give-away that they sent in 5 more laptop bags to our readers. Check below how you can get one of these 5 multi-colored laptop bags.

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September 15, 2008

Poll: How much do you spend for mobile 3G?

The latest AdMob report for August shows strong growth in mobile web traffic for the Philippines. This is partly pushed by the iPhone 3G. Our next poll asks how much people spend on mobile 3G every month.

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September 14, 2008

Senate Bill No. 2464: The Anti-Porn Act of ’08

A member in the forums posted about this Senate Bill concerning the proliferation of obscene and pornographic materials both in print, digital and online.

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September 14, 2008

Netbook Prices Dropping like a Rock

With dozens and dozens of new netbook models coming out the market, it’s no wonder prices of earlier units have gone down significantly. Check out which ones are selling for a bargain.

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September 14, 2008

Paypal Subscription Payments now available

Last Friday, I was able to meet up and have a short meeting with Paypal’s Head of Asia Merchant Services based in Singapore and discuss some important developments both in the state of local e-commerce and the role Paypal wants to play in the market.

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September 13, 2008

Toshiba Satellite NB105 is a 9-inch netbook

The “force” is strong and Toshiba is giving in to the crowd with the 8.9″ Satellite NB105 netboook. Mind you, this is not Toshiba’s first attempt at ultraportables.

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September 13, 2008

BenQ joins the fray with Joybook Lite U101

Yet another eager member of the netbook club — BenQ’s Joybook Lite U101 is a 10-inch ultraportable that’s adding some glittery style to their design finish.

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September 13, 2008

iPhone 3G: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

After over two weeks of using the iPhone 3G, I can fairly say I have become familiar with this mobile device to share some insights on how it fares as a primary mobile phone.

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September 12, 2008

Genius, the iTunes Salesman

When I finally saw the video of Steve Jobs announcing and demoing the Genius, the first thing that came to mind was *kaching*. I think you get the drift.

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September 11, 2008

HTC Touch Pro tops the Billboard Price Charts

Today, HTC announced the release of the HTC Touch Pro in the Philippines, a smartphone explicitly catering to business and power users. The phone has also taken the top spot of the phone price chart.

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September 11, 2008

Canon Sale: up to 40% Off

Here’s anew Canon sale you might be interested of — up to 40% discount on Digital Ixus, Vixia, Powershot and Selphy next week. See details after the jump.

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September 11, 2008

What the new Apple iPod line is telling us?

So Apple finally released their new line of iPod videos, Nanos and Touch. If you look closely at the offerings and compare it to the old one, it says a lot about where the iPod market is going.

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September 11, 2008

HTC & Google teams up for Android Phone

Google’s Android OS will see its first commercial debut with the HTC Dream, in an effort to bring the open mobile OS to the general public. Question is, will it sell to the general public?

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September 10, 2008

Hosting the SemCon ’08

I’m hosting the SemCon this year. I’m stoked but it’s a pretty tiring job so I’m on and off the stage the whole day. Regular blogging will resume tomorrow as well as replies to emails.
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September 08, 2008

Is Apple the Republican and Microsoft the Democrat?

This is an odd comparison but you can blame me for watching too much of the Obama-McCain coverage on Fox News. Based on Apple’s series of ads on Mac vs. PC, there’s a revealing strategy compared to Microsoft’s latest commercial which features Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates.

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September 07, 2008

Winners of Free SemCon 2008 Passes

The SemCon 2008 is happening this Tuesday and we have several free passes to give away for the 2-day conference. See list of winners after the jump.

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September 07, 2008

GeoEye takes more Google Satellite Images

When I bumped into one of the Google Product Managers for SEA, I asked him why the Philippines (and the rest of South East Asia) doesn’t have enough hi-res imagery on Google Maps, he quips it takes time to gather all of these data. The recent GeoEye-Google partnership seems it will come sooner than later.

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September 06, 2008

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 in the flesh

Just like most other netbooks we’ve published here in the last couple of days, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 also made its debut during the Intel Atom launch.

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September 06, 2008

Why is Apple not winning the Server Market?

This has been a lingering question for some time. The MacBooks, the Airs, iMacs and Mac Pros are all gaining market share but why is Apple’s solid OS+hardware combo not doing well in the enterprise and hosting industry?

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September 06, 2008

Globe drops Visibility Prepaid Kit price to Php3,500

Healthy competition drives prices down and at the end of the day, consumers win. So it’s not a surprise that Globe Telecom has dropped its Globe Visibility Mobile Prepaid kit down to just Php3,500.

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