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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 12, 2014

In defense of the iPhone 6

Much has been said about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. A lot of them, including other competing brands, have made jokes, mocked or bashed the new iPhone 6 due to the glaring fact that most of the technology and features that it introduced have been around for a while and have been present […]

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.

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.

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!

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.

February 06, 2014

Sony sells PC business; to focus on smartphones, tablets

Sony has officially announced that it is selling its VAIO PC business and will concentrate instead on smartphones, tablets, and high-end TVs.

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.

October 31, 2013

Cherry Mobile Burst 2.0 Quick Review

We’ve got yet another affordable quad-core smartphone from Cherry Mobile in our hands. This time it’s the Burst 2.0, a 4.5-inch dual-SIM Android handset which only costs Php700 more than the Flare 2.0 which we recently reviewed. So what do you get for that extra dough? Check out our brief overview after the break to […]

September 30, 2013

Apple iPhone 5S Review

Once a year, Apple would introduce the new model of their very popular iPhone. This year is a first as Apple introduced not one, but two, iPhone models — the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. So we bought these 2 models to test and review. Check out our full review of the iPhone 5s […]

August 03, 2013

Moto X vs. the world’s flagship phones; specs comparison

The Motorola Moto X is one of the tech industry’s worst kept secrets, and the hype has been everywhere since the day Google bought Motorola. Now that it’s finally official, let’s have a look on how it stacks up against the competition, especially since Motorola is calling the Moto X its future.

April 29, 2013

Samsung continues to dominate smartphone world

The first quarter of 2013 is already in the books and world-renowned market research firm IDC (International Data Corporation) has published the result of their recent studies on who’s who in the mobile phone scene.

April 29, 2013

Smartphones out-shipped feature-phones last quarter

Last month we shared with you guys IDC’s prediction for last quarter that smartphones’ increasing popularity in the market will result to a groundbreaking overturn of it out-shipping feature phones for the first time in history. Well, the research firm was spot on their hunch as seen on their recent research result.

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.

October 30, 2012

Microsoft officially launches Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 is now officially upon us as Microsoft has finally pulled the curtain off on their latest mobile OS. Head past the break to find out more about this revamped version of the Windows Phone OS.

September 27, 2012

Texas Instrument exits smartphone & tablet market

The race to be the best processor out there proves to be too much to handle for the company behind OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Platform) System-on-Chips as they bid farewell to the mobile industry and to focus their attention to “a broader market”.

July 20, 2012

Mozilla Firefox OS for smartphones revealed

Let’s do a quick headcount of the current major players, we have Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone – the big three. Let’s throw in RIM’s Blackberry OS to the mix. Add those up and what you get is a very brutal and unforgiving mobile market.

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.

July 09, 2012

Top 10 Smartphones on a Php20,000 budget

Last week, we shared with you our top 10 smartphones on a Php10k budget. Today, we’re kicking it up a notch with our list of 10 smartphones that fit a Php20k budget. Check out our list to see which ones made it.

May 01, 2012

LG backs away from Windows Phone and LG Cloud

Over the past year, LG Mobile seemed to have struggled a bit in competing with other big names in the mobile phone industry. In comparison to the other South Korean company Samsung, we can’t help but notice that LG seemed to be a bit left behind in terms of global market share. In an attempt […]

December 14, 2011

Apple iPhone 4S Review

Apple’s newest iteration of the iPhone was greeted with mixed reactions from the market. A lot has been said, both praises and disappointments, about what it should have been in the first place. Since the local launch of the iPhone 4S with Globe and Smart is just a couple of days away, let me share […]

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