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July 23, 2011

Smart dabbles into tiered-pricing with Always On plans

In a blogger gathering with Smart this afternoon, they showed us the entire HTC line-up including the HTC Chacha which is initially exclusive to them for the first month. They also discussed their new tiered pricing for mobile internet called Always On.

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July 23, 2011

Does your HTC Chacha have the Fn + @ bug?

The HTC Chacha is out and exclusive with Smart for the next month or so and we just found out one little bug with the keyboard — go see if you Fn + @ works normally.

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July 22, 2011

Google offers free SMS via GMail

Google has now started offering free SMS via GMail. The free SMS service is now tucked into your GMail account and sends out to Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular subscribers.

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July 22, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hands-on impression

We’ve had several encounters with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 before but this time, we actually have a review unit in our hands (and I know a lot of people are eagerly waiting for this tablet to be released in the Philippines).

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July 22, 2011

YugaDeals: Neo Basic B3350 Netbook

Our YugaDeals item for this week is an Intel Atom netbook with 2GB RAM and 320GB HDD for only Php11,499 from Neo Philippines. Check out the deal after the jump.

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July 21, 2011

Did you regret buying the 11.6″ Macbook Air last year?

Yesterday, Apple refreshed their 11.6″ MAcbook Air that’s powered with the new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, a huge leap from last year’s Core 2 Duo processor.

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July 21, 2011

BlackBerry Playbook gets priced, lands in August 6

Finally got word from the PR of RIM that the BlackBerry Playbook will be officially released in the Philippines this August 6, 2011.

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July 21, 2011

How my Paypal account got closed down

Barely over a month since my Paypal account was hacked and restored, I once again encountered a disastrous incident — this time, Paypal emailed me saying they have placed the account on Limited Access.

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July 21, 2011

New Macbook Air gets Core i5, i7 upgrades

And we thought it wasn’t possible to get more powerful processors inside these skinny little babies but Apple has just announced that the 11-inch and 13-inch Macbook Air will get a Core i5 CPU with an option to bring it to Core i7.

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July 20, 2011

Nokia E6 Review

Since the Nokia E71 came out several years ago, I’ve been a huge fan of the Finnish company’s full qwerty handsets. They’ve continued that same legacy and after 3 years, we still see the same signature with the E6. Read our full review of the Nokia E6 below.

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July 20, 2011

WU seeks World’s Most Socially Connected Person

Tomorrow, Western Union will be officially launching a new website that seeks to find the most socially and geographically connected person in the world. Called the Western Union World (www.westerunionworld.com), the app connects to your Facebook account and graphs all your friends worldwide.

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July 19, 2011

LG Optimus Pad goes on pre-order w/ Php15k discount

Looks like the LG Optimus Pad is coming to town very soon. LG Philippines is going to open the pre-order site to the public tomorrow. And to sweeten the deal, they’re giving a Php15,000 discount to those who signed up for the pre-order of the Android tablet.

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July 19, 2011

Toshiba Philippines to open local office this August

Just talked to a couple of folks who have close relationship with Toshiba that the company will be opening a local office in the Philippines by August this year.

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July 18, 2011

Is Google+ cool enough to replace Facebook?

Three weeks into Google+ and I’m seeing more and more people get into the service and adding people into their circles. And from the looks of it, Google+ users are more engaged that FB and Twitter.

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July 18, 2011

Google is looking for Philippine Country Manager

It’s been like 5 years since Google significantly invested man-power in the Philippines. They tried to recruit a Country Manager in 2005 or 2006 but to no avail. Looks like they’re going to try again this year.

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July 17, 2011

HSPA+ vs. LTE: 2G, 3G and 4G explained

All that confusion about mobile internet speeds and the upgrade to the 4G network has got us all excited and frustrated at the same time. I tried to explain it here before but I though this short video from HakTip should give us all a nice and simple explanation.

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July 17, 2011

GMail’s new Inbox is now more useful

My incessant struggle to organize my GMail account and respond to all emails has now been remedied, thanks to the new Inbox rolled out by Google just recently.

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July 17, 2011

TDK ST-800 HiFi Headphones

TDK launched a slew of audio accessories last week and though I wasn’t able to attend the event, they gladly sent over one of their high-end headphones, the TDK ST-800, for me to try out and test.

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July 17, 2011

Ericsson goes into OFW Remittance Service

The same company that brought us the Xperia Arc is also entering the financial services industry. The new company, Ericsson Money wants you to ditch Western Union but with a few conditions.

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July 16, 2011

Poll: What’s your favorite/top tech brand?

Our last entry about Nokia being the top brand in the Philippines caused quite a stir, not only here but also in our FB and Google+ entry. So I thought why not do our own little survey too?

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July 15, 2011

Nokia beats Apple, Google as top brand in Philippines

A recent survey by Nielsen and Campaign revealed that Nokia is the top brand in the Philippines, across all markets (not just tech), beating Apple and Google.

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July 15, 2011

Alcatel One Touch Blaze 990 lands, priced

Announced back in February, the Alcatel One Touch Blaze 990 was only released in the Philippines this July and it looks like it’s being positioned as a mid-range Android smartphone.

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July 15, 2011

Cherry Mobile outs R7 Vigor & R9 Tough phones

Local phone manufacturer Cherry Mobile has introduced two new really tough and rugged dual-SIM phones yesterday — the candybar R7 Vigor and the full qwerty R9 Tough.

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July 15, 2011

Smart intros new Unli Call & Text Plan 599

So Smart’s putting unlimited calling and texting on their postpaid plan for just Php599 per month with the Unli Call & Text Plan 599.

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July 14, 2011

BlackBerry Playbook Review

We’re all too familiar with Android tablets and the iPad so when we were introduced to the BlackBerry Playbook with its own mobile operating system, we paused for a while to re-think the UI, navigation and over-all usability. Read our full review of RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook after the jump.

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