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12 09 2013 ... Vertu, the purveyor of stratospherically-priced luxury featurephones and smartphones, launched its new Constellation collection in Manila the other evening, at the company’s new store at the East Wing of the Shangri-La Plaza mall. Vertu’s gone places in its 15-odd years of existence. Established by Nokia in 1998, it quickly became known for offering phones that were handcrafted to a T, unabashedly luxurio...
11 19 2013 ... Even a casual observer of the consumer electronics scene in the Philippines today knows that there’s a ton of Android tablets available. The range of tablets runs the gamut from such range-toppers as the Nexus 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to the low-man units like the Polaroid Elixir tablets Art tested a few days ago and, well, units like what we’ve got for you here today. Here, then, without further ...
11 10 2013 ... With the avowed intention of making this Christmas – as well as many other Christmases – merry ones, and in continuation of its longstanding relationship with tech giant Apple, Globe Telecom has whipped the cover off its iPhone 5c and 5s and the iPhone-specific postpaid plans they can be bought under. But that’s far from all. Globe also unveiled a very exclusive upgrade program geared at helping cus...
11 04 2013 ... Nokia is on something of a roll. Of late, the company’s been churning out models at a bit of a rapid clip, including the 1020 megapixel-heavy wonder and the high-end 925. And now it’s seen fit to unleash the Lumia 625 – the current giant in the Lumia lineup, thanks to its 4.7-inch screen – on our fair shores. So what hath Nokia wrought with the 625? In a nutshell, this is a good addition to Espoo’s Philippi...
10 24 2013 ... Facebook addicts, are you sitting down? Looks like Globe’s continuing to try to make your Christmas a little merrier this year. At a bash last night at its swanky new corporate headquarters at the Fort, Globe revealed a partnership with FB to bring free Facebook access – “Free Facebook” – to its 36 million subscribers (yes, Globe’s seen fit to include you TM users as well) for an i...
10 04 2013 ... Another day, another inexpensive tablet. Except, of course, this particular one isn’t your garden-variety bargain tablet, or so ASUS would like you to think. The firm’s just announced the local availability of its MeMO Pad HD 7. This new Android-powered MeMO Pad picks up from where ASUS left off with the model it replaces, the old MeMO Pad, and “makes reference”, shall we say, to the higher-u...
09 30 2013 ... His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, with Ayala Corporation chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Globe Telecom head of International and Business Markets Gil Genio, and other Globe Telecom and SJC officials at the SJC launch Globe Telecom has just announced that its fifth key investment in submarine cable systems, the South-East Asia Japan Cable System (SJC), ...
09 27 2013 ... LG top brass with celebrity endorsers Kiefer Ravena, Maxene Magalona and Paulo Avelino It’s a good time to be a smartphone buyer – the segment is just white-hot these days, and there are plenty of new models being pushed out at different price points. The very latest one to drop is LG‘s eagerly-awaited G2, which debuted in Manila just the other night. The LG G2 is a range-topper, and as such it rock...
09 22 2013 ... Sun Cellular and Opera are working hand in glove to drive the cost of going online lower than it is at present. The pair have jointly announced an unlimited mobile browsing offer for the low price of just PhP15 a day – Sun’s Browse On: Opera 15 mobile subscription. Sun says that it’s as easy as pie to start using this new offer. Users first need to head to http://wap.suncellular.com.ph, where they...
09 17 2013 ... Technoodling is working with Globe Telecom to provide you with a close-up look at BlackBerry’s Z10 smartphone. This here, is our final entry in this multipart saga. In each preceding episode, we took an in-depth look at one or two of the Z10’s special features to help you learn more about it – and, by extension, try and spread the word about BlackBerry’s ‘magnum opus’, such as it is. In th...
09 13 2013 ... Up for a portable speaker set – no, not those little sets for personal use, but the larger ones for big gatherings like concerts and the like? If so, Bosch brand Electro-Voice might have just the thing for you. They’ve just launched their new line of portable 12″ and 15″ loudspeakers: the ZLX line. This new line of loudspeakers is available in both powered and passive two-way models and offer ...
09 02 2013 ... If the rumors are true, an iPad mini 2 will soon see the light of day. But if so, LG has just managed to nip Apple a bit by announcing its new high-powered little tablet, the G Pad 8.3. LG says that the G Pad’s claim to fame is a full (1920 x 1200) WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array) HD display, and says that it’s the first full HD display available in a tablet of this size (although you gea...