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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 […]

July 05, 2010

Poll: Do you use Dual-SIM Phones?

The introduction of triple SIM phones this year made me wonder how far dual-SIM phones have already penetrated mobile phone market. I’d like to do a poll on that just to see how’s the handset mix look like.

March 29, 2010

Why the resistance to dual-SIM mobile phones?

For some time now, dual SIM phones have been hot among the masses. Majority of the handsets that have these are China phones or locally branded ones like MyPhone, Cherry Mobile or Torque.

September 13, 2008

iPhone 3G: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

After over two weeks of using the iPhone 3G, I can fairly say I have become familiar with this mobile device to share some insights on how it fares as a primary mobile phone.

June 03, 2008

Blackberry still trumps the iPhone in Sales

According to a recent IDC report, RIM’s Blackberry beat out the Apple iPhone 2-to-1 in the first quarter of 2008. Despite Apple’s bulling marketing and hype, it looks like the Blackberry is still king of the smartphones. Can’t believe it either.

August 04, 2007

Samsung trumps Motorola for 2nd spot in mobile phone market

A recent report from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker places Samsung as the number 2 mobile phone manufacturer in Q2 of 2007. There are a total of about 272.7 million units worldwide for the said quarter with Samsung shipping 37.4 million units, beating Motorola which slipped down number 3 at 35.5 million.

July 15, 2014

Lenovo A526 Review

Right around the mid-way point of May, Lenovo added three new smartphones to their portfolio. One of which is the Lenovo A526; a wallet-friendly dual-SIM smartphone with a 4.5-inch display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. Check out our full review after the break.

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