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August 09, 2008

Globe Pricing Plans: Nokia E90 vs. iPhone 3G

When Globe Telecom came out and announced the pricing plans for the iPhone 3G, a lot of people cried foul and declared it too expensive. Some even claims Globe is exploiting the iPhone 3G popularity for charging exorbitant fees on the exclusive iPhone. So I did some digging on Globe’s existing price plans and found out that the Nokia E90 is even more expensive!

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August 09, 2008

Asus Eee Stick, just like the Wii Nunchuck

First time I saw the recently announced Asus Eee Stick, the wireless controller really looked like Nintendo’s Wii Nunchuck. See for yourself.

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August 08, 2008

Asus S101: The Ultimate Eee PC

With close to 30 different models for their Eee PC line, Asus is still on the roll and will soon launch the Asus S101 Ultimate Eee PC.

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August 08, 2008

Samsung i900 Omnia Philippine Price

The much awaited Omnia i900 from Samsung (see specs here) was released in the Philippines yesterday. While everybody is getting frustrated with the supposed Globe iPhone 3G pricing, the Samsung Omnia will definitely be a formidable alternative to the former. The Philippine price is pegged at Php34,000 for the 8GB version and Php38,000 for the 16GB — unlocked and contract free (up to 32GB with external 16GB microSD card).

You can read more about Calvin’s first impressions and coverage over at PTB.

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August 07, 2008

Sun Cellular Wireless Broadband: Unlimited for Php999!

Got a tip that the recently announced Sun Cellular Wireless Broadband service will be priced at Php999 per month with unlimited usage. Sun Cellular’s 3G will use a similar USB dongle. This is so far the cheapest and only unlimited 3G provider in the Philippines. However, since Sun Cellular has just started rolling out their HSDPA network, 3G coverage will be limited to several areas in Metro Manila.

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August 06, 2008

iPhone 3G Price and August 22 Globe release

Updates:

This just out. Globe is officially releasing the iPhone 3G this August 22, 2008. Interested buyers may contact Globe to get early reservations on a unit.

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August 06, 2008

FeedBurner hack to pump RSS subscribers

So okay, the Feedburner RSS subscriber count has just lost its credibility. A video demo by the guys at Next Web shows you how to pump your Feedburner subscriber count to thousands overnight.

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August 06, 2008

Postpaid subscribers spend 7 times more than Prepaid users

Based on a quarterly report from Globe, it seems like Postpaid subscribers are spending 7 times the amount on voice and data services compared to Prepaid subscribers.

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August 06, 2008

Plug-It, Uzzap & SmartBro: by the Numbers

According to a recent disclosure by PLDT, Smart’s wireless services are still growing pretty strong. Leading the pack is the fixed-wireless service Smart Bro, closing it to half a million subscribers since it first launched 3 years ago.

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August 05, 2008

Online Ad Spending in the Philippines: 0.5%

Yesterday, an ad executive told me that the estimated online ad spending in the Philippines is pegged at 0.5% of total annual spendings. I couldn’t believe it at first but a quick research pointed me to some more revealing numbers.

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August 05, 2008

Globe Telecom acquires EGG for Php351 Million

Just got a copy of Globe’s disclosure to the SEC announcing the 100% buyout of Entertainment Gateway Group and all its affiliated companies (EGGstreme of Hong Kong) for a total cash amount of Php351 Million.

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August 04, 2008

Lenovo to launch IdeaPad S9 & S10 Netbooks

Lenovo is entering the “netbook” market with the IdeaPad S9 and S10. The 8.9″ screen IdeaPad S9 and 10.2″ screen IdeaPad S10 netbooks come in deep blue, pastel pink and ruby red as well as white and black.

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August 04, 2008

Toyota Winglet is a mini Segway

Toyota just launched what could be a Segway look-alike. The Toyota Winglet is a the lighter and hopefully a much-less expensive version of the ever-popular Segway — and they come in 3 sizes too.

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August 03, 2008

Someone forgot to renew ABS-CBNNews.com?

Several emails I received the other day pointed to ABS-CBNNews.com with an expired landing page for Network Solutions. Someone must have forgotten to renew their domain.

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August 02, 2008

Sen. Mar Roxas blogs, for real

Mar RoxasYesterday on a round-table discussion with bloggers, Sen. Mar Roxas announced that he start blogging himself. This time, it’s for real. Likewise, he’s bringing his campaign for the suspension of VAT on oil (Senate Bill 1962) online.

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August 02, 2008

Could the Atom eat away Intel’s bottomline?

This Friday, Intel will be launching their newest mobile CPU in the Philippines — the Centrino 2. However, the Intel Atom usually takes center stage nowadays because of the heavy proliferation of cheap netbooks. Could the Atom be more of a headache rather than a blessing to Intel’s bottomline?

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August 02, 2008

Jawbone 2: Bluetooth headphones can be sexy

Aliph returns with a new and sexier Jawbone 2 — a Bluetooth headphone for the fashion-conscious, though I don’t think we’d be able to see one of these being locally available here anytime soon.

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July 31, 2008

Are SMS rates really down to Php0.50?

During the SONA earlier this week, Pres. Arroyo proudly announces that she was able to convince the cellular companies to drop the rate of inter-network SMS down by half — from Php1.00 to Php0.50. What she failed to mention was that this an an orchestrated gimmick.

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July 30, 2008

Dell Studio Hybrid takes on the Mac Mini

Everybody wants to take on the Mac Mini these days. Besides, Steve Jobs seems to have forgotten they have a Mac Mini to update. All of Apple’s products have been refreshed except that Minis. Well Dell is out and selling a shiny competitor — the Studio Hybrid.

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July 30, 2008

The “Mojave Experiment”

There’s been so much bad press around Windows Vista that even those who haven’t used it already think it sucks. So Microsoft did a secret project called the “Mojave Experiment“.

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July 30, 2008

Why is the Asus Eee Box expensive?

For the price of Php 24,900 a lot of people are asking me why the recently launched Asus Eee Box is a little expensive in the Philippines (even if Asus bundled a 16″ LCD monitor with it)?

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July 30, 2008

Intel Atom vs. Via Nano: Benchmark Results

Ever since the smaller laptops went to market and Intel started touting their new Atom CPUs as top of the line in terms of processing power and consumption, people wanted to see some comparative benchmarks. Well, I found some really detailed ones and they’ve tested the Via Nano 1.8GHz vs. the Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz — the closest chips between the two competitors.

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July 29, 2008

Gigabyte M528 Mobile Internet Device

We’re seeing a lot of these lately. From Sony VGN-UX50 UMPC, OQO Model 02, Toshiba Utopia to the HTC Shift, Gigabyte will release one of its own – the Gigabyte M528 MID.

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July 29, 2008

Amilo Mini: Is Fujitsu giving it up to cheap laptops?

Three to five years ago, the trend was this — the smaller the laptop, the more expensive they’ve become. The Lifebooks of Fujitsu and the Libretto’s of Toshiba were at the top of the heap. Portability was a premium then, until Asus came into the scene.

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July 29, 2008

Is the Eraserheads concert the most expensive viral marketing stunt ever?

The recent buzz on the upcoming Eraserheads Reunion Concert has gotten a lot of Eheads fans go crazy. The company behind it is cigarette giant Marlboro — a stunt that could land them the title of most expensive viral marketing campaign.

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