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September 25, 2011

Verzio closes BHS Concept Store

Singapore-based Verzio entered the Philippine market way back in 2007, introducing one of the first branded dual-SIM phones (as well as laptops and cameras).

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September 24, 2011

Nokia N9 dummy arrives, real one coming soon!

We got this dummy unit of the Nokia N9 shipped from Shenzen yesterday. It’s just a replica and doesn’t really come close to the real thing (seen it up close during the launch event in Singapore).

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September 24, 2011

Dell Streak 5 goes on sale at Villman for Php13,190

Could not believe it until I saw it — Villman is putting the Dell Streak 5 on fire sale — it’s now down to just Php13,190, almost half of the original retail price from earlier this year {Updated, see below.}.

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September 23, 2011

BlackBerry Playbook price drops by at least $100

This is looking like the HP TouchPad all over again. RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook is seeing some price cuts across the entire line-up by at least $100 over at Amazon.

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September 23, 2011

Spotted: Tonino Lamborghini Spyder Series Phone

Launched back in August, the Tonino Lamborghini Spyder series phone got a new member of the family — the Spyder Supreme Diamond cellphone. SO when I saw the Tonino booth at the HK Airport, I checked if they got one.

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September 22, 2011

Globe CloudFone vs. Smart Netphone

A lot of people that heard about Globe’s Cloudfone had the impression that it was developed to compete with Smart Netphone. Well, I think that’s as believable as the idea that Globe got the Samsung Galaxy S2 to compete with the Smart Netphone 701.

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September 22, 2011

YugaDeals: Cherry Mobile Magnum HD for Php11,499

We were looking for a decent Android Gingerbread smartphone to feature at YugaDeals and was glad Cherry Mobile offered the Magnum HD at a good price point.

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September 22, 2011

AgfaPhoto Eclipse Explorer takes underwater HD videos

RedDot Philippines sent me several digital cameras several weeks ago when they were preparing my Visa for the China trip. One that caught my attention was the underwater video recorder from AgfaPhoto.

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September 22, 2011

Horn Stand for the iPhone 4

Apple’s iPhone has definitely create a billion-dollar ecosystem that even the craziest accessories still get the light of day. Take for example this Horn Stand for the iPhone 4.

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September 21, 2011

What if Apple used Mac OS on the iPhone?

What if, just like what Microsoft did with Windows Mobile 6, Apple also used the same Mac OS on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch instead of developing iOS? Would the iPhone be as popular as it is today? Maybe not. Check out below how it would have looked it.

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September 21, 2011

Qube QTouch running on Windows 8

We featured the Qube QTouch Windows tablet back in July and borrowed a review unit which arrived last week. They claim it is Windows 8-ready so I took the challenge and installed the Developer Preview of Windows 8 the other night.

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September 21, 2011

Intex Envy Android tablet lands, priced at Php6,995

This review unit of an Intex Envy Android tablet arrived last week. It’s an affordable 7-inch Froyo tablet that comes with a resistive screen (reason why they’re able to make it that cheap).

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September 20, 2011

HTC Rhyme announced; let’s move along

HTC just announced another Android smartphone, the HTC Rhyme, that looks like an update to the Desire S. If you look at the specs real closely, you’d notice there’s pretty much little difference between the Rhyme and the Desire S.

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September 20, 2011

HiSense HB440H Bluetooth Headset

First time I heard of HiSense was when the guys at Awesome.PH sent me a free (HiSense HB200M) unit to review last year. Since then, I’ve encountered a number of other headsets from them including this Bluetooth model, the HiSense HB440H.

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September 20, 2011

Smart Bro bumps Plug-It speeds to 5Mbps

Looks like Smart Bro has upgraded the bandwidth allocation of their Plug-It broadband sticks and now offers up to 5Mbps.

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September 20, 2011

Mede8er MED500X2 Media Player Review

We’ve had a good month or two using the media player from Mede8er, the MED500X2. It handily replaced all my other media players at home (Apple TV, HDX 1000 and Popcorn Hour) and not really missing them a lot as the MED500X2 basically does almost 99% of the job.

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September 19, 2011

Olympus PEN EP-3 in the flesh, coming soon!

We’ve got some hands-on time with the upcoming Olympus PEN EP-3 back in Hongkong and based on some very reliable sources, it will eventually land in the Philippines this October.

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September 19, 2011

Globe’s CloudFone Ice is a Huawei U8500

Saw this newspaper ad by Globe this afternoon and found two unfamiliar handsets being featured, one of which is a very affordable Android phone called CloudFone Ice.

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September 19, 2011

Join us at SemCon 2011: Search+

This is the 5th year of the Search Engine Marketing Conference and we’re doing it in the last week of October with a 2-day conference and a 1-day advanced hands-on seminar.

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September 18, 2011

Bone Driver Interchangeable USB Flash Drives

Got these cute little USB flash drives from a local accessories seller. They’re made of rubber and conceals the USB drive inside.

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September 18, 2011

Acer Iconia A100 in the flesh, first impressions

Found this 7-inch Acer Iconia A100 Honeycomb tablet in one of the stores in Mongkok yesterday. It’s one of those rare finds among the dozen or so tablets available locally.

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September 17, 2011

Gadget-hunting along the streets of Mongkok

We came back from China this morning and had all afternoon free to check out the city. I joined Tony Velazquez to check out the upcoming Olympus PEN EP3 in a shop in Mongkok and did a little scouting myself.

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September 16, 2011

Spotted: Fake Apple Store in China?

Remember that huge story about fake Apple Stores across mainland China last August? There were over 20 of them found to be just a local reseller labeling their stores as “Apple Store”. They have all allegedly been renamed since then but I accidentally spotted one tonight.

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September 16, 2011

AOF Factory Tour at Dongguan, China

We were invited by the Philippine distributor of GE digital cameras and AgfaPhoto to visit their ODM (official device manufacturer) in Dongguan, China.

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September 16, 2011

Smart Bro Rocket cuts UnliSurf Plans

Just learned today (thru one of my staff in Manila and verified by @arnoldgamboa) that Smart Bro Rocket has finally cut off subscription to Smart Unlisurf plans.

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