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February 10, 2011

HP Pre 3, Veer unveiled with webOS

HP’s acquisition of Palm has finally making some progress with the computer giant today announcing the new HP Veer and the HP Pre 3.

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February 10, 2011

MSI WindPad W100 lands, priced

First shown back in May 2010, MSI’s Windows 7 powered tablet — the WindPad W100 — has now landed in the Philippines. Got the note from MSI reps yesterday and am expecting a review unit tomorrow.

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February 09, 2011

Is Nokia going Android or Windows Phone 7?

If the recently leaked memo of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop shows some tell-tale signs of platform shifts for Nokia, they might just jump and take on other mobile OSes. The two most likely targets are Windows Phone 7 and Android.

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February 08, 2011

Make HTCSense work on all handsets, please?

So I lost my HTC HD7 last night at a restaurant. I’m a forgetful person and have lost a lot of gadgets thru the years but this one I didn’t want to just let go.

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February 08, 2011

Speck SeeThru Satin for Macbook Air 11″

Been looking for a protective case for the 11.6″ Macbook Air for months and finally found one yesterday — a Speck SeeThru Satin. Don’t know why it took them this long to make one.

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February 07, 2011

Canon EOS 600D / T3i announced!

Canon’s new EOS line-up has just been announced – the Canon EOS 600D with an 18-megapixel sensor, full HD 1080p video recording and a built-in wireless flash control (finally!).

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February 07, 2011

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315 million

This is the second blog network that AOL has bought in the last 6 months. They got the TechCrunch network back in September and now it’s the Huffington Post with a reported $315 million in cash.

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February 07, 2011

Asus O!Play Mini Compact Player

Announced back in December, the Asus O!Play Mini is a smaller and more portable media player from Asus (one of four O!Play devices made by Asus).

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February 06, 2011

WD-YugaTech Dress Up Your PC Winner

This is our 3rd give-away for our Western Digital Hard Drive Contest and unlike the previous contests, I found it a little hard to pick the winner since there were so many creative entries.

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February 05, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Ace, Fit & Mini out & priced

Samsung Philippines has just announced new models of the Samsung Galaxy Family — the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Mini.

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February 05, 2011

Greenpois0n Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 out

It’s really bound to happen for every new version of iOS 4.2.1 and the Chronic Dev team is the first one to release it (albeit with some limitations).

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February 04, 2011

Globe PowerSurf15: Php15 for 60 minutes

Globe has also introduced a new per minute bucket pricing for their mobile 3G called PowerSurf (as opposed to the unlimited SuperSurf). Rate starts at Php15 per 60 minutes (1 hour) but goes down to Php10 per hour for larger buckets.

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February 04, 2011

Update: Smart’s per Minute Rate for Mobile 3G

So I got an email from one of the engineers (Technical Services Division) of Smart wanting to clarify/correct my previous entry regarding the Php1 per minute rates Smart is offering.

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February 03, 2011

Access Android Market from your PC

Google’a Android Market is now accessible from your PC or laptop which allows you to purchase or download apps straight to your smarpthone.

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February 02, 2011

Of course Android would surpass Symbian…

Reports came in that in the 4th quarter of 2010, Google’s Android mobile operating system surpassed that of Nokia’s Symbian in terms of smartphone shipments worldwide. I think there wasn’t any doubt this would eventually happen.

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February 02, 2011

Site Advisory: Hardware Failure & Maintenance

For the past two days, this blog has been experiencing several erratic downtimes and internal server errors. Our upstream provider has identified a faulty hardware (bad sectors in the primary HDD) and has temporarily fixed the issue.

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February 01, 2011

Smart 3G: from Php10/30mins to Php1/min

[Update: Smart per Minute Rate for Mobile 3G] Smart is offering a new prepaid mobile internet plan — at one-peso-per-minute rate. That’s basically Php60 per hour, way more expensive than their current offering which is Php10 per 30 minutes or Php20 per hour.

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February 01, 2011

How’s a 42″ LCD TV for just Php23,500?

So I’ve just been told by my friend that the new shipments of the KTC LCD TV have arrived and been delivered to their resellers in Gilmore. Then, there’s the new 42-inch LCD TV too which they sell for only Php23,500.

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February 01, 2011

Earphone Alternative: a-Jays One

We’re tried that Php12k q-Jays earphones back in December and most of the readers commented that the price point was way beyond their budget so the distributor sent us another pair. And this time, it’s one of their entry level earphones — the a-Jays One.

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January 31, 2011

Have smartphones extended their lifecycle?

About two years ago, I put up a poll here asking readers how often they change their mobile phones and based on the feedback, it seems like 9 months is the median. That time there were very few selection of smartphones unlike today.

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January 31, 2011

ZTE becomes 4th largest phone vendor

Was actually surprised to read the recent IDC report which puts China’s ZTE (remember the ZTE-NBN deal?) as the world’s 4th largest handset maker for 2010, even surpassing Apple which was bumped down to 5th.

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January 29, 2011

Why not just offer bucket pricing too?

Was invited to a lunch buffet at Sofitel yesterday afternoon by one of the telcos to celebrate Chinese New Year with other members of the media covering the telco beat. It was an opportunity for me to grill them about the NTC and bandwidth issue so I prepared my questions just in case.

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January 28, 2011

New Sony PSP is codenamed NGP

Sony has just announced its new PSP which it calls NGP — the Next Generation Portable with specs that are definitely drool-worthy.

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January 28, 2011

The Case for SIM Card Registration

The recent string of bombings in the country has prompted the debate over pre-paid SIM card registration. This is because the bombers used a cellphone to remotely trigger the bomb on the bus in EDSA.

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January 27, 2011

BlackBerry Bold 9780 is BB 9700 on OS 6.0

When local reps of RIM sent out this release yesterday regarding the introduction of the BlackBerry Bold 9780, I immediately looked at the specs and see what’s been upgraded from the old BB 9700.

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