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Will Android One save the reputation of local brands?

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: February 18, 2015

Yesterday saw the official launching of Android One in the Philippines and two giant local brands were there to introduce their own version of a low-cost Android One certified smartphone -- Cherry Mobile One and MyPhone Uno. In simpler terms, the Android One Program is like the Google Nexus Program for the mass market (lower C, D and E). While a lot of people are ecstatic about their release, the bigger and perhaps more important question is will Android One improve the rather unpleasant reputation of local brands? We look closely and focus on several of the key issues plaguing…

Sony Xperia Tablet S gets local pricing

Relevance: 84%      Posted on: February 2, 2013

Late last week, Sony Philippines sent us their latest Android tablet -- the Xperia Tablet S. I promptly asked for the suggested retail price and local availability. The Xperia Tablet S is the 2nd generation Android tablet from Sony. It sports the same deign but much thinner and lighter. The Xperia Tablet S is also the predecessor of the recently announced Xperia Tablet Z. Sony Xperia Tablet S specs: 9.4-inch LCD @ 1280×800 pixels NVidia Tegra 3 1.4GHz quad-core processor 1GB RAM 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage up to 32GB via mSD card WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 3.0 IR remote…

Toshiba Philippines to open local office this August

Relevance: 82%      Posted on: July 19, 2011

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. Currently, Tricom is the one that's representing Toshiba in the Philippines (they’re the ones that handle local product launches and send out review units). We always have to refer to Toshiba Singapore when it involves corporate communications. Now that they are opening a local office, we should be seeing more presence of Toshiba products as well as better support from the company. For one, expect the Toshiba Thrive tablet to land…

Local Smartphone Brands and Their Flagship Devices in 2014

Relevance: 81%      Posted on: December 26, 2014

This year, we saw local smartphone brands step up their game by improving the specs of their flagship phones with 1080p displays and octa-core CPUs. So, which are the best smartphones from our local phone brands? Read on and see. Starmobile Knight X Starmobile has the Knight X as their flagship phone, and it's the most expensive in this list. Not only is it octa-core with a 1080p display, but it also has 3GB RAM! (Php15,990) Starmobile Knight X specs: 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution Scratch-resistant glass MediaTek MT6595M octa-core CPU (2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 and 1.7GHz…

Google Philippines formally opens local office

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: January 23, 2013

Google Philippines has formally opened their local office today and announced their first country manager, a position that's been open since mid-2011. The Country Manager for the Philippines position was posted in July 2011 but the assignment was based in Singapore. In 2012, they were able to find a candidate (Narciso Reyes, formerly of AdMax/Komli Ad Network) and by late last year, they've built a team to operate the local office. The Philippine office is the 5th office in South East Asia where Google has local presence. The local team is composed of veteran folks from Yahoo! Philippines, Rappler.com, and…

O+ Plus phones and tablet hits local market

Relevance: 77%      Posted on: September 5, 2012

If you've been spending a lot of time in front of the TV then there's a big chance that you've encountered a new brand of smartphone and tablet called the O+ (O-Plus). If you're curious about what this brand can offer then read on. O+ is a technology company from the US that wants a slice of the mobile market in Asia by introducing affordable lineups of mobile phones, smartphones and tablets. O+ is offering four types of devices - Music, WiFi, Pad, and Android. Below are some of the devices featured and their selling price: O+ 5.3 Music -…

Cloudpad One 7.0 is first local Android Lollipop tablet

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: February 16, 2015

The Cloudpad One 7.0 will probably earn the title of the first local Android tablet running on Lollipop. This entry-level tablet has a 7.0 inch screen with a resolution of 800x1280 pixels. The tablet runs on an Intel Atom Z3537G which is a 1.83GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB internal storage. The Cloudpad One 7.0 comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and 4,000mAh Li-Ion battery. The tablet runs on a vanilla flavor of Android 5.0 Lollipop. We still don't have a suggested retail price but will update…

CloudPad 800w: First local Intel-powered tablet

Relevance: 72%      Posted on: January 30, 2014

CloudFone has just released its latest Android tablet to run an Intel CPU, the CloudPad 800w. The CloudPad 800w is the first tablet from a local brand to sport an Intel CPU. It features a 7.85-inch XGA (1024 x 768) display at 163ppi, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card support for up to 32GB, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 2.1. Powering the device is an Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, 1GB of RAM, 4,600mAh battery, and Android 4.2 Jellybean. The CloudPad 800w is now available for only Php8,999 in all…

Sony Xperia Tablet S becomes official

Relevance: 65%      Posted on: September 1, 2012

So it's now official -- Sony's latest tablet is the sleeker, thinner Xperia Tablet S and we hear that this model will surely reach the Philippines later this year. The tablet still looks the same although it's now a little thinner and lighter. Still has the folded-back magazine design. Sony Tablet S specs: 9.4" LCD @ 1280x800 pixels NVidia Tegra 3 1.4GHz processor 1GB RAM 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage up to 32GB via microSD card WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 3.0 8MP rear camera 1MP front-facing camera Android 4.0 ICS The Sony Tablet S promises up to 12 hours of

Philippines & Indonesia gets Local Bank Withdrawals from Paypal

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: January 30, 2008

Paypal members in the Philippines and Indonesia gets a very early new year's treat with the introduction of direct local bank withdrawals made effective yesterday. I an email announcement to all users on both South-East Asian countries, Paypal will now accept funds in their respective local currencies. This feature was only previously available with US-based bank accounts. This is now possible for Paypal members in Indonesia and the Philippines on top of the existing methods (credit card, debit card or prepaid cards). For Indonesian users, withdrawals of IDR1.5 Million (Indonesian Rupiah) or more are free. For withdrawal amounts of less…