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March 17, 2014

Hands-on: ZTE MF90 LTE Pocket WiFi

The successor to the ZTE MF80 pocket WiFi from 2 years ago is the new ZTE MF90 which is now an LTE modem as well. This new model was officially released last month by MSI-ECS.

January 11, 2014

AT&T Unite LTE Pocket WiFi while roaming in the US

Since I have a back to back event coverage here in the US (CES in Las Vegas and NAIAS in Detroit) my initial plan was to subscribe to the Globe-AT&T roaming promo which is $15 a day. However, I will be here for 10 days so that’s going to be $150 at the very least. […]

October 20, 2013

Huawei E5776 LTE Pocket Wi-Fi review

One of the two new LTE modems that Globe has recently released in the country is the Huawei E5776 (aka Tattoo Pocket WiFi). We couldn’t wait for Globe provide us with a unit, so we decided to buy one of our own and see what it has offer. Check out our full review after the […]

August 07, 2013

Checking out LTE speeds here in Tokyo, Japan

The first thing we did when we landed at the Narita Airport last Monday was to rent a 4G Pocket WiFi at one of the shops just outside the arrival area. This provided us access to mobile internet throughout our trip here.

July 31, 2013

Sierra Wireless 4G/LTE pocket WiFi review

While scouring the web for good gadget deals, my friend came across this rather inexpensive 4G/LTE pocket Wi-Fi from Sierra Wireless/NetGear that’s being sold for only Php5,000 at Sulit. But apparently, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

February 12, 2013

Hands-On: Huawei E589 LTE Pocket WiFi

Now that both Globe and Smart have rolled out their respective LTE networks, both have also offered LTE pricing plans for subscribers. Aside from the iPhone 5, one of the more important devices that you can use to connect to the LTE network is the Huawei E589.

March 26, 2012

Huawei E587 claims speeds of up to 42Mbps

The Huawei E587 is an upgrade to the Huawei E586 supporting HSPA+ networks but this time, instead of the 21Mbps speeds of the latter, the E587 can now handle bandwidth speeds of up to 42Mbps. I believe this is also the same unit that is being using by Smart in their Rocket WiFi Plus plan.

March 24, 2012

Huawei E586 on O2 Germany Speed Tests

Huawei Philippines lent me a E586 pocket WiFi so I could bring it on my trip to Europe. My first stop was Amsterdam but I wasn’t able to get a prepaid SIM card there. Next was Germany and I got me a data SIM card from O2 in Cologne for 5 euros (~Php290).

March 12, 2012

YugaDeals: ZTE MF62 HSPA+ 21Mbps Pocket WiFi

I’ve been using the ZTE MF60 for several months now and been bringing it in foreign trips so I was glad we were able to get it and feature it on YugaDeals for a discounted price.

September 08, 2011

ZTE MF60 HSPA+ Pocket WiFi Review

We featured this HSPA+ capable mobile hotspot from ZTE a few weeks ago and we’ve finally gotten a review unit to test. Like many other pocket WiFi (MiFi) devices before it, the ZTE MF60 is one pretty kick-ass unit. If only it were more affordable.

September 24, 2014

RedFox WizDrive Review

A few weeks ago, RedFox Philippines sent us a bunch of units for review, one of which is the company’s multi-purpose device called WizDrive — a portable hard drive that has wireless functions and doubles as a powerbank.

September 12, 2014

Cherry Mobile Ultra On The Go Review

The Cherry Mobile Ultra On The Go is one of the latest non-Android addition to the company’s growing portfolio. It’s a mobile hotspot (or pocket Wi-Fi, whichever you want to call it) that supports LTE connectivity which is priced at Php3,999.

September 01, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 Review

Huawei brought us its thinnest smartphone last year, the Ascend P6. This time around, it’s back with the same design language but with a more beastly internals. We take the Huawei Ascend P7 for a review and find out if it’s worthy to be in your pockets.

September 27, 2013

LG G2 Review

LG Mobile Philippines made a lot of effort to bring the LG G2 to the Philippines just weeks after its global announcement back in August. In a span of 47 days, the G2 was finally launched in the country. Check out our full review of the LG G2 below.

December 02, 2012

The Tour at the Qualcomm Museum

It was a pretty interesting tour going around the Qualcomm Museum last week as we saw the chip and wireless development in mobile phones thru the decades. Here are some of the more interesting stuff we found in there.

July 29, 2012

Huawei E5331 and E355 launched and priced

Huawei Philippines recently launched two of their latest WiFi devices, the E5331 and E355. These two adds to the current line-up of E5 pocket WiFis that Huawei revolutionized.

July 13, 2012

Huawei B683 Wireless 3G HSPA+ Router

For a couple of months now, I’ve been completely dependent on pocket WiFis (Huawei E587 & ZTE MF80) for my internet access in my new condo. Then, this Huawei B683 arrived and saved the day.

July 09, 2012

Huawei Ascend Y200 Review

Huawei’s Ascend Y200 is the company’s latest handset targeting the entry-level market. Its biggest asset — an Android smartphone packing an IPS LCD at under Php6k. Check out our full review of the Huawei Ascend Y200 after the break.

June 25, 2012

Toshiba outs Regza RZ1 3D TVs, Portege Z930 ultrabook

Last week, Toshiba Philippines launched their newest Regza RZ1 glasses-free 3D TV with 4K resolution (that’s 4 times 1080p) and what they claim to be the thinnest 13-inch ultrabook, the Portege Z930.

June 16, 2012

ZTE MF80 goes up to 42Mbps for 10 users

The update to the ZTE MF60 pocket WiFi is now faster. The ZTE MF80 is the model equivalent of the Huawei E587 and promises support for HSPA+ networks up to 42Mbps.

May 08, 2012

Cherry Mobile Magnum 2X Review

We know that this may be out-dated by all standards but we never really had the chance to do a full review of the dual-core smartphone from Cherry Mobile locally known as the Magnum 2X. Now that we have a review unit from the Philippine-based cellphone manufacturer, we thought to give it a fair airtime.

April 16, 2012

Huawei E587 Review

Huawei continues to improve its very popular line of pocket WiFi, the latest of which is the E587 that claims HSPA+ speeds of up to 42Mbps. We already reviewed the first Huawei E5 before as well as the E586 and if you’ve already read them, go and proceed to our Huawei E587 after the break.

March 30, 2012

Sony Xperia S Review

So the Sony and Ericsson affair has finally ended and the mobile tech world is waiting for Sony to reveal its pure blood offspring the way they would for the next pope. What Sony has released from its labs is far from anything that resembles a PlayStation-loving teenager. Carrying a 4.3” HD screen under a […]

March 09, 2012

PLDT WiFi Zone: Can paid public WiFi survive?

Yesterday, PLDT and Intel held a joint event to present a partnership for the PLDT WiFi Zone and the Intel-powered ultrabooks. They didn’t really share anything concrete plans bewteen the two brands but it was an opporunity for me to ask a lingering question — can paid public WiFi still survive in this time of […]

January 30, 2012

D-Link DWR-530 Mobile 3.75G Router

D-Link’s got their own pocket WiFi (D-Link DWR-530) with the same features and functionalities that we’ve seen before from the likes of Huawei and ZTE.

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