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March 30, 2011

Merging Smart & Sun not good for consumers?

PLDT now has an overwhelming majority of the telco business in the Philippines — it owns Smart, Talk ‘N Text, Red Mobile and now Sun Cellular representing more than 70% of the subscriber base combined {see earlier story here}.

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March 29, 2011

PLDT buys majority stake of Sun Cellular

The biggest IT story of the day is PLDT’s acquisition of Digitel which operates Sun Celluar, the 3rd largest telco player in the Philippines.

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March 29, 2011

Firefox 4 goes for gold!

Soon after Microsoft officially released IE9, Mozilla also made a major release with Firefox 4. Within a day, FF4 doubled IE9’s downloads at 7 million. Bus is that enough?

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March 28, 2011

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review

Lenovo’s laptops usually has that design signature that you’ll easily spot a mile away. The IdeaPad U260 does not seem to inherit the usual genetic make-up and thus gives it a much refreshing look. Check out our full review of the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 after the jump.

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March 27, 2011

Samsung Series 9 comes in 11.6″ too!

When Samsung launched their ultra-thin Series 9 laptop in the Philippines last week, they only showed the regular 13.3″ variant. I thought it’s such a waste they didn’t include a 11.6″ variant that would go head-to-head with the 11-inch Macbook Air.

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March 26, 2011

Intex Universal Laptop Adapter

We rarely seen one of these in stores (ones for mobile phones are more common) so I got a bit interested when a distributor friend sent a sample unit to me. This universal adapter from Intex promises to charge up to 13 laptop brands in one go.

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March 26, 2011

Honda CBR 150R is my new dream gadget

For the last 2 or 3 weeks, I have been setting my eyes on this big, sporty motor bike — a Honda CBR 150R so when I learned I’m joining Ford to go to the Bangkok Motor Show, I was pretty excited as it also offered a closer look at the CBR line.

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March 25, 2011

Akihabara in Bangkok? No way!

Saw what looks like an Akihabara store during one of our trips around the city and I said I have to go back and check it. I remember my first Akiba experience in Japan a few months back and it thought this one would be as awesome.

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March 24, 2011

Photos from Bangkok Motor Show 2011

Spent the whole morning doing the rounds at the hall of the 32nd Bangkok Motor Show. It was pre-opening ceremony to just members of the press so we have a great time taking pictures of the cars to ourselves.

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March 24, 2011

New Ford Ranger unveiling in Bangkok

Ford Motors Philippines flew us in to Thailand to witness the Asian unveiling of their all-new Ford Ranger truck and also attend the 2011 Bangkok Motor Show happening this week.

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March 23, 2011

Sony brings Internet TV to the Philippines

Sony Philippines has finally launched their new line of Internet TVs in the Philippines, starting with 32-inchers right up to 60″ Full HD 1080p TVs. Expect these units to be able to display widgets for popular social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

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March 23, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 announced

So that’s why they’re having a sale on the 1st-gen Samsung Galaxy Tab — Samsung has officially announced an 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab that’s even thinner than the previously announced 10.1 incher.

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March 22, 2011

iPad2 coming to Hong Kong, Singapore in April

And misses the Philippines, again. April isn’t really that far so we might be seeing more affordable iPad2’s in the local grey market (cheaper than the 36k we’re seeing). No specific date in April was made but that should be under 30 days.

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March 22, 2011

BlackBerry Playbook matches iPad2 price

So Research in Motion has finally announced the pricing of their BlackBerry Playbook tablet and guess what, they’ve actually matched the prices of Apple’s iPad2 WiFi line-up — starting with $499 for the 16GB model.

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March 21, 2011

Sky Cable goes TiVo-like w/ DigiBox iRecorder

Announced back in December, SkyCable finally launched their DigiBox iRecorder today following a TiVo-like set-up that compliments your cable subscription.

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March 21, 2011

Poll: What’s the verdict on IE9?

I’m sure a lot of you have downloaded the newly released Internet Explorer 9 from Microsoft and probably have decided to switch, stay or add it to your browser line-up.

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March 21, 2011

How does the AMD E-350 fare vs. Intel’s CPU?

The introduction of the AMD Fusion APU has sparked a lot of curiosity among consumers who only had Intel’s Atom and ULVs as lone choices for netbooks and ultraportables for a long time. Among AMD’s new CPU line-up is the dual-core E-350 running at 1.6GHz.

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March 20, 2011

Local Tablet Round-up for March 2011

In expectation of newer generations of tablets, the current ones available in the market have made some price adjustments of late. I’d like to share this little round-up to give you a better picture and help you decide if you’re not still sold to the idea of owning a tablet.

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March 19, 2011

Sky Broadband offers 5Mbps at Php999

Sky Broadband is set to launch a new offering for their internet service — a special broadband plan of (up to) 5Mbps at only Php999 a month with a 15GB cap.

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March 19, 2011

Samsung cuts Galaxy Tab price to Php21,990

So, it looks like the tablet market is somehow normalizing with Apple slashing the price of the original iPad down to Php19,990 and now Samsung is following suit and cutting down the Galaxy Tab’s suggested retail price to Php21,990.

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March 18, 2011

Asus tablets to land on March 25

Asus unveiled their Android-powered and Windows-based slate PCs last CES 2011 and true to their word, they’re launching all of them in the Philippines before end of this quarter.

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March 18, 2011

BlackBerry OS 6.0 now ready for download

RIM has finally announced that their spanking new BlackBerry OS 6.0 is ready for download to upgrade all your existing BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 3G.

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March 17, 2011

Say hello to YugaDeals.com

I know there are dozens of group buying sites out there and some of them I’ve featured here for months. However, I have yet to see a tech-centric deal site based here in the Philippines. Thus, we’re launching YugaDeals.com.

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March 17, 2011

MyPhone to launch MyTablet Android tablet?

Just had a talk with one of the industry people today and they mentioned that Solid Group, Inc. (SGI), the local MyPhone manufacturer, will be launching their own branded Android tablet in the Philippines.

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March 16, 2011

Pre-Order the Nokia E7 at Php32,000

Just in case you did not notice the large Nokia E7 banner ad on the side of the blog, I’d like to point out that Nokia Philippines has opened online pre-orders for the handset since Monday up until March 22.

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