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July 27, 2014

Smart Bands/Watches look out, Keychains are also getting smarter

These days, smart bands and smart watches are all the rage. But Dr. Ezzat Bakhoum, a professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Florida, seems uninterested with this entire wearable fad and thinks that consumers are better off using his invention, the Smart Keychain.

July 25, 2014

AnTuTu’s Top Performing Smartphones for Q2 2014

AnTuTu, maker of the most popular smartphone and tablet benchmarking utility for Android, AnTuTu Benchmarks, has released a list of their ten top performing smartphones for Q2 of 2014.

July 24, 2014

Flagship Smartphones: Then and Now

Ever wondered how our current flagship smartphones looked like compared to its predecessors from years ago? If yes, then you might want to take a look at our visual comparison of popular flagship smartphones and their older counterparts and see how much have changed over the years.

July 23, 2014

Estar Takee 1 could be the first holographic smartphone

There are a lot of smartphones that catch our attention because of unusual features, and the Estar Takee 1 is the newest entry on the list. It claims to be the world’s first holographic smartphone – exactly like the devices we usually see in movies.

July 21, 2014

Our Top 10 Smartphones below Php10k for (Mid) 2014

We’re more than halfway through the year once again and we’re here with another top 10 list, this one being for smartphones with prices below Php10,000. If you’re looking for great phones at this budget, then it’s time to read on!

July 18, 2014

DTC intros its first Octa-Core smartphone, the GT21 Neptune

DTC has announced a plethora of devices last week which will be the company’s lineup for the second half of the year. Leading the pack is the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the MT6592-powered DTC GT21 Neptune which also happens to be DTC’s first octa-core smartphone.

July 15, 2014

The slimmest smartphones in the Philippines

Smartphones nowadays are mostly flaunted because of their specs and pricing. But there are other factors that can also be considered as great advantages and one of them is a thin profile. With large screens, it’s good to know that these phones can easily slide in your pockets. Take a look at the slimmest smartphones […]

July 09, 2014

BlackBerry explains why they made a square smartphone

BlackBerry recently announced a new smartphone with an unconventional shape – the BlackBerry Passport. It takes on a 1440 x 1440 display resolution giving it a square build combined with its trademark physical keyboard. The phone received mixed responses afterwards which made the company release an explanation regarding this odd form factor.

July 09, 2014

Smart officially launched Deezer in the country

Today, Smart Communications Inc. has formally announced their exclusive partnership with Deezer; a web-based music streaming service which originated from Paris, France.

July 08, 2014

BlackBerry Passport, the 4.5-inch square smartphone for the working professional

BlackBerry isn’t giving up and it has a new smartphone on the way called the BlackBerry Passport and it features a 4.5-inch square touch screen with 1440 x 1440 resolution, physical QWERTY keyboard, and a body that is almost as wide as an actual passport.

July 07, 2014

Android-powered Lumia smartphone in the works?

A Nokia Lumia smartphone that runs on Android is probably what everyone is longing for. It’s the perfect combination of great hardware and very flexible and powerful OS. And according to @evleaks, this could finally be happening.

July 03, 2014

Pricing for Samsung’s low-end smartphones revealed

A few days back, Samsung introduced the lineup of its new low-end handsets targeted to those looking for their first smartphone. They run Android KitKat out of the box which makes them attractive to interested buyers that are on the prowl for a new phone. Samsung Netherlands revealed the pricing so scroll past the break […]

June 30, 2014

Starmobile outs Sky, Android Kitkat smartphone for Php3,890

Without too much fanfare, Starmobile has recently added two new smartphones to their rosters, one of which is the Starmobile Sky, an Android KitKat smartphone with 4-inch display and runs on a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor with 512MB RAM.

June 28, 2014

ASUS to offer Android Wear smartwatch under Php6.5K?

Looks like ASUS is planning to join in on the fun of wearable devices. It’s recently been reported to be working on its own smartwatch that runs on Android Wear – going up against the LG G Watch, Motorola Moto 360, and Samsung Gear Live.

June 26, 2014

Google Cardboard, turns your Android smartphone into a VR device

Among the new things that Google has introduced during its I/O Tech Talk earlier is the Cardboard – a do-it-yourself Virtual Reality viewer made of everyday items that can be found in your home or local hardware store.

June 26, 2014

Sony Xperia M2 now free at Smart All-In Plan 1200

After making its local debut back in April, Smart Communications Inc. has recently added the Sony Xperia M2 to their list of LTE-ready devices and it comes free of charge when consumers subscribe to All-In Plan 1200, 1800 and 2500.

June 17, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 free on Smart Unli Surf Plan 2000

Smart Communications announced last March that they will offer the Sony Xperia Z2 as part of their postpaid lineup. The Z2 is finally here and its free at Unli Surf Plan 2000.

June 17, 2014

Samsung is working on a Smart Bike

One of the perks of being as big of a company as Samsung is the luxury to channel resources in other fields to further grow their business and create new jobs in the process. That’s exactly what Samsung is looking to do when they launched the Maestro Academy in Italy, and one of their projects […]

June 12, 2014

How many smartphones did Cherry Mobile release in a year?

Cherry Mobile has released (and continues to release) so many smartphones that it became too difficult for consumers and writers to keep track of all of it. So if you’re curious to know just how many Android handsets the local company released in the span of one year, head past the break and we’ll give […]

June 10, 2014

How to report spam and scam SMS to Globe and Smart

Still getting those pesky spam and scam text messages on your mobile phones? One of the ways you can do to get rid of them is to report those numbers to your telecommunications service provider for deactivation. Read on to learn how to do it.

June 05, 2014

A boy from PH invents shoes that charge smartphones

Angelo Casimiro, a 15-year-old student from the Philippines did a little science experiment to charge smartphones or any portable device by simply walking.

June 04, 2014

Torque Droidz Marvel FHD leaked, Octa-core smartphone for Php12,499

Apart from Torque Mobile, almost all the local brands have already released their respective “flagship” devices running on an octa-core processor. But that will no longer be the case soon as the company is set to unveil its first octa-core smartphone in the form of the Droidz Marvel FHD.

June 02, 2014

Samsung Z: the flagship Tizen smartphone

Samsung has just announced their latest ‘premium’ smartphone in the form of the Samsung Z, and the company says that it is targeted towards users who want a different experience packed in a light and efficient package since it is running Tizen.

June 02, 2014

Acer unveils dual-SIM Liquid Jade with free Liquid Leap smartband

Acer reveals the Liquid Jade smartphone at Taiwan together with its new smartband – the Liquid Leap. The smartphone is a dual-SIM handset with Android KitKat right out of the box, while the company’s first smartband tracks your activities and sends you notifications.

June 01, 2014

Acer announces Liquid X1 octa-core LTE smartphone

Acer has just announced what could be one of the first LTE octa-core smartphone yet — the Acer Liquid X1. The 5.7-inch phablet uses Mediatek’s octa-core chip and got it running with Kitkat out of the box.

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