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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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May 05, 2012

HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 — Let’s Quad Core!

So the only obvious thing for us to do now that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been finally announced is to compare it with the only other quad-core smartphone int he market, the HTC One X.

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May 04, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 Benchmark Results

Now that we’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S3 and tried how the Exynos 4 Quad performs, we tried running a couple f synthetic benchmarks on the handset to see how it fares.

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May 04, 2012

Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S vs. Lumia 900

So you’ve seen the new Samsung Galaxy S3 – the flagship that elegantly stole the Android spotlight from the HTC One X. Do you love it? I know I do! But how does it stack up against the current superstars such as the iPhone 4S and the Lumia 900 in terms of specs? We’re about to find out thanks to the folks at Redmondpie.com who have prepared a table of comparison for these three flagships. Take a look below.

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May 04, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 in the flesh, first impressions

We’ve got some hands-on time with the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S3 and so far we’re impressed with the design, construction, performance and the capabilities of the camera. The Galaxy S3 also features the new Exynos 4 Quad processor and an optional LTE chip for super fast connectivity.

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May 04, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 becomes official!

Samsung has finally revealed its new smartphone — the Samsung Galaxy S3. The official unveiling was done here at Earl’s Court in London.

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May 03, 2012

Sony-Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth Headset, FM Radio

Along with the Sony-Ericsson Live View, we also received this Sony-Ericsson MW600 Hi-Fi Wireless Headset and FM Radio and if you’re wondering if we’re also giving it away, jump over to the bottom part to see how you can score this one too.

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May 03, 2012

Live Blog: Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 in London

We’ll be covering the Samsung Unpacked 2012 event here this evening in London where Samsung will finally unveil the next Galaxy S3 smartphone. Bookmark this page and share it with friends as we try to bring you live coverage tonight at 7pm (London) or 2am in Manila (May 4).

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May 03, 2012

Bold 9900 gets BlackBerry OS 7.1 update

RIM has just announced that the BlackBerry OS 7.1 update is now available to BlackBerry Bold 9900 users in the Philippines which just started yesterday.

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May 03, 2012

Nokia 808 PureView launching this month?

Nokia officially announced that they will be releasing the much anticipated Nokia PureView 808 this month. Contrary to rumors that the release of the first batch of 41MP smartphone will be delayed and expected to hit the shelves either June or July, the Finnish company said that they will be launching the award-winning handset this month in India and Russia.

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May 02, 2012

Gadget-friendly seats at Korean Air

One of the very first things I would prepare for very long flights would be battery-extending measures so I can last the 15 to 20 hours of being holed up in a plane without anything else to do but go on a movie-marathon with those tiny monitors that have awful viewing angles.

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May 02, 2012

Giveaway: Norton 360 by Symantec

We got several free copies of the 2012 Norton 360 by Symantec a couple of months ago but forgot about it until I moved to my new pad/office last week. So, we’re shipping out all of the 4 copies of Norton 360 to anyone who’s interested to have them.

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May 02, 2012

The Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha

Speculations pertaining to the Blackberry 10 device have been circulating for quite some time and a lot are expecting that this iteration will help bring RIM back into the smartphone game. With this in mind, one of RIM’s priorities is to cater to developers through its “Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha developer testing device.”

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