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September 02, 2014

Cherry Mobile TV Box first impressions

Cherry Mobile has caused quite a stir in the local tech scene after showcasing two of their latest non-smartphone offerings, the Ultra On The Go and the CM TV Box. We’ve already shared with your our quick unboxing of CM’s new 4G/LTE Pocket Wi-Fi, now it’s time for their new Android set-top box to get […]

August 05, 2014

Research shows that over 40% of Filipinos are satisfied with their mobile internet speed

Now here’s something you don’t see every day. According to a recent study conducted by On Device Research, 41-percent of the 900 respondents that they’ve interviewed are happy with the speed of their mobile internet connection, and only a quarter are pissed about theirs.

June 16, 2014

Cherry Mobile Ultra Review

Earlier, we gave you guys a brief overview of some of the Cherry Mobile Ultra’s features and gave you a quick tour of its simple yet well-put-together body. Now it’s time to delve deeper into this LTE smartphone to see what other things its got to offer besides good looks and LTE functionality.

March 13, 2014

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 Review

You saw how its octa-core chipset fared in our usual benchmark tests. We also gave you a quick tour of its physical attributes. Now it’s time for us to take a closer look at the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 and see if it’s worthy of your buck.

February 22, 2014

OPPO to enter Philippine market this April 2014

OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd is opening up shop in the Philippines. This was shared to me by the local/regional team yesterday over coffee.

November 07, 2013

#TBT: 6 Years of iPhone in the Philippines

I can still clearly remember the day when the iPhone was officially released in the Philippines over 6 years ago. I was with members of the media to attend and cover that historic event that will change the smartphone market in the country.

April 04, 2013

In the age of mobile data, is an SMS still worth Php1?

Since free, unlimited SMS were abolished over a decade ago, local carriers have started charging for a text message at a par value of Php1.00. Even the free SMS that we get every time we top up our load credits have been reduced significantly thru the years.

July 16, 2012

PH Smartphone sales grew by 400%, now at 29% share

In recent studies done by GfK, it seems that handset manufacturers are doing a pretty good job so far in keeping price-conscious Juan engaged with their competitive smartphone offerings.

January 01, 2012

Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2012

The year 2011 was a great year in the field of technology. We’ve seen a lot of new stuff and developments in the last 12 months. I’m sure 2012 will be even better and more exciting. Check out my top 10 tech predictions for 2012.

November 18, 2010

HTC Desire Z captured on video

We visited one of the distributors of HTC in the Philippines this afternoon to check out which units are on its way to the market. The HTC Desire Z is one of them and we spare no time getting a video to share with you.

April 17, 2007

Why MoBlogging isn’t hot in the Philippines?

This was one of the questions asked during the afternoon session of the 2nd day at the iBlog3 — what’s slowing mobile blogging in the Philippines? Actually, Globe Telecoms (G-Blogs) and Smart Communications (AMBlog) have already entered into mobile blogging years ago. An old friend who works for Smart’s Marketing department approached me 2 years […]

December 03, 2014

YugaTech Christmas Gadget Guide 2014: Smartwatches

You’ve seen our Christmas Gadget Guide for smartphones and tablets. This time we’re gonna walk you through our Gadget Guide for Smartwatches. After all, 2014 is the year for these high-tech wearables. So if you’re on a lookout for something to put on your wrist that does more than just tell you the time then […]

October 31, 2014

Oppo R5 hands-on, first impressions

Place two 1-peso coins together and that’s almost how thin the new Oppo R5 is. Measuring just 4.85mm, the R5 is considered as the world’s thinnest smartphone. We had a short time to check out the handset right after the global launch in Singapore this week.

October 28, 2014

Chaos ensues at ZTE Sale, flooded with complaints

We’ve been receiving reports that customers who went to the ZTE Mobile Sale today have been enraged over limited stock availability and reservations, things that ZTE promised that would be addressed in today’s promo.

September 30, 2014

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

Perhaps the device that got the most curiosity from Apple’s recent announcement is the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple not only introduced a bigger iPhone, it also paired it with another phablet iPhone. Check out our full review of the iPhone 6 Plus below.

September 15, 2014

Android One devices now official, to be available in PH

Google today launches the first batch of Android One devices namely the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream Uno. They’re all priced equally and competitively at Rs. 6,399 in India or a sub-5K local price. To add more good news, it will soon be available in the Philippines.

August 22, 2014

Is 5G technology really here?

Smart Communications recently announced its new LTE-A ‘5G’ service which got a lot of people talking. Instead of it being good news, many took it in a negative way saying that it’s all just a marketing hype. But what exactly is 5G? Is it really here?

August 05, 2014

Smartphone adoption in PH will triple in 2015 says research firm

OnDevice Research, a UK-based research firm that specializes in trends in mobile research, has recently published a report that reflects the current trend in the Philippines and the company predicts that there will be big jump in smartphone usage next year, making our country as one of fastest growing smartphone market in Southeast Asia.

August 05, 2014

Xiaomi trumps Samsung, now the leading phone-maker in China

Being at the number one spot since 2011, Samsung loses its title to Xiaomi as China’s leading smartphone-maker. Research firm Canalys reports that phone distribution during the second quarter of 2014 shows that Xiaomi tops at 15 million handsets while Samsung tails behind at only 13.2 million devices.

June 01, 2014

Hands-on with the LG G3

During the launch of the LG G3, members of the media got to play around with the device and its accessories for an hour or so before we headed back to our respective hotels. We took this opportunity to be up close and personal with the new handset and give you guys a brief overview […]

May 19, 2014

Bose SoundLink III Review

Along with the SoundTouch 20, we also received the Bose SoundLink III a couple of weeks back for review. And after using it as our daily driver, we’re ready to share with you guys our full review of this portable wireless speaker.

April 19, 2014

Viber, WeChat and Line dominate PH chat app

According to one source close to both Smart and Globe, the top mobile messaging apps in the Philippines is dominated by Viber, WeChat and Line.

March 11, 2014

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: The Mini Review

Sony’s response to the watered-down “Mini” versions of other brands is the Xperia Z1 Compact. While smaller in size, it is by no means weaker in hardware. In fact, it’s almost the same as the flagship Xperia Z1 launch several months ago.

February 01, 2014

January Gadget Reviews Roundup 2014

And just like that, the first month of the new year is officially over. But before we welcome February and gear up for Valentine’s Day, let’s take a look at the gadget reviews we’ve done last month. This includes the Google Nexus 5, three Cherry Mobile smartphones, an NVidia Shield, and a GoPro Hero+.

December 19, 2013

Unboxing: Nokia Lumia 1520

Last night, Nokia Philippines hosted a small Christmas dinner to members of the media and bloggers where they introduced the new line of Lumia and Asha phones. We came home winning a new Lumia 1520 which we immediately unboxed.

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