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Sony confirms Jellybean for 2012 Xperia smartphones

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 20, 2012

Sony has just announced the list of Xperia smartphones that will receive the much awaited Android 4.1 Jellybean update. According to the Sony Xperia Product Blog, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is already on the way for the global versions of the following Xperia smartphones: Xperia S, Xperia acro S, Xperia ion, Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia J. Sony is yet to announce the rollout timing for the mentioned smartphones. As for the latest models such as the Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V - these smartphones will receive the update from mid-February of 2013. Unfortunately, the…

YugaTech’s Top 10 Smartphones of 2012

Relevance: 84%      Posted on: January 2, 2013

The year 2013 is already here and now's the time to look back at last year's smartphones that captured the attention of the tech world as well as the hearts and pockets of many consumers. Here is YugaTech's Top 10 Smartphones of 2012: When considering the top 10 handsets, we looked at popularity, performance, design, marketability, price and unique value proposition of each candidate. 1. Samsung Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S3 is Samsung's flagship for 2012 and its first smartphone to be equipped with a quad-core chipset. The S3 immediately became a popular choice due to its impressive set of…

Obi Worldphone to enter PH with 2 affordable smartphones

Relevance: 81%      Posted on: August 27, 2015

We've recently had a talk with people from Obi Worldphone (previously Obi Mobile with ex-Apple CEO John Sculley) where they mentioned that they will be entering the Philippine market with two affordable smartphones -- the SF1 and SJ1.5. Obi Worldphone SF1 specs: 5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution Gorilla Glass 4 Fiberglass unibody structure 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core smartphone 2GB/3GB RAM 16GB/32GB internal storage Expandable via microSD 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor and LED flash 5MP front camera with LED flash 4G LTE 3000mAh battery Android 5.0.2 with Lifespeed UI Obi Worldphone SJ1.5 specs: 5-inch HD…

HTC Desire C launched at Php10,990, most affordable ICS

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: June 28, 2012

HTC Philippines today launched three new handsets -- the HTC One S powered by a SnapDragon S4, the HTC Desire V which is the first dual-SIM from the company, and the HTC Desire C which is one of the most affordable Android ICS handset in town. Never did HTC introduced a handset this affordable. The nearest one we can remember is the HTC Wildfire. This one got ICS right out of the box. HTC Desire C specs: 3.5" LCD @ 320x480 pixels, 165ppi Qualcomm Snapdragon 600MHz 512MB RAM 4GB internal storage up to 32GB via microSD HSDPA 7.2Mbps WiFi 802.11…

Sony unveils affordable NEX-F3 camera

Relevance: 62%      Posted on: May 17, 2012

Sony's new digital camera in the NEX-series is more affordable and feature-packed. At under $600 (~Php26k), the Sony NEX-F3 has 16-megapixel, APS-C shooter that can record 1080p videos. Prior to this, Sony had the NEX-C3 as its entry-level camera in this category. Sony NEX-F3 specs: 16.1MP CMOS sensor 30s - 1/4000s shutter speed 5.5 frames per second 200- 16,000 ISO 1080p @ 30fps video recording 18-55mm kit lens 3-inch LCD screen 180-degree tilting LCD screen SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Suggested retail price for the unit is $599.99. That's just close to under Php26k.…

Ainol unveils Novo 10 Hero tablets at affordable prices

Relevance: 60%      Posted on: November 8, 2012


Ten inch high-end tablets are now made affordable by Ainol.  The company recently released their two 10 inch Android tablets, the Novo 10 Hero and the Novo 10 Hero II. Both tablets feature an IPS 10.1” screen with a resolution of 1280x800. The devices will sport dual cameras, will have ample amounts of storage and will be running Android 4.1 Jellybean. The Novo 10 Hero packs a dual-core processor while the Novo 10 II packs a speedier quad-core processor. Ainol Novo 10 Hero specs: 10-inch IPS display @ 1280×800 pixel AMLogic AML8726-M6 1.5GHz dual-core Mali 400 dual-core GPU 1GB DDR3…

Acer to release six new smartphones in 2013

Relevance: 59%      Posted on: September 4, 2012

Acer isn't actually making a huge dent in the smartphone market but that doesn't mean it's going to give up easily. In fact, it is going to launch six new smartphones next year and one of them will be running Windows Phone 8. According to Acer president Jim Wong: "One of the six models will be a Windows Phone 8 device and the rest will run on Android platforms, with high-end models to be built with Qualcomm's dual-core CPUs and entry-level models using chipset solutions from MediaTek." Acer is also planning to outsource production of these smartphones to ODMs Qisda…

What if smartphones did not exist today?

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: October 5, 2010

Back in the days, whenever a new phone was released in the market, people would almost always look at the design and form factor as a basis for their purchase. Today, the mobile OS plays a major role on a handset's marketability. The OS dictates whether a handset is a smartphone or not so what if we didn't have them in the first place? Imagine a world without iOS, Android, WebOS, BlackBerry OS, WinMo or Symbian? That leaves us with more affordable feature phones, handsets that does two things best -- making calls and texting. If that's the case, I…

Sen. TG Guingona files Crowdsourcing Act of 2012

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: October 10, 2012

In the aftermath of the Republic Act 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, Sen. TG Guingona files the Crowdsourcing Act of 2012 which gives the public a chance to express their thoughts and sentiments on pending laws. According to Senator Teofisto "TG" Guingona, the Crowdsourcing Act of 2012 allows people to comment on pending bills through email and the internet. It also allows the public to access copies of bills and measures pending before the Senate and the House of Representatives. Simply put, the people, including the online community, are allowed to participate in the process…

Why is the tech market dominated by smartphones?

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: July 2, 2013

In the course of our tech coverage both local and abroad, it has become more and more prevalent that smartphones have practically dominated the technology market. And while we also strive to publish a good mix of stories in the IT sector, it's apparent that the mobile market is the most aggressive. Only today, a quick survey of our homepage shows that 23 out of 25 of the recent stories we published are all about the mobile market (smartphones and tablets combined). We did not bother checking the hundreds of stories we post every month but it's no doubt, smartphones/tablets…