Thought: I’ve always wanted an app that would inform me of a good bargain. Foursquare sorta did that with the food industry and other brand-specific apps do something similar, but with exclusive ties to its conglomerate of stores. What I was looking for: a brand-agnostic app that would inform me of sales, promos and discounts whether they be food, credit card promos, in-store promos and even online shopping deals.
Nokia has put a price tag on its entry-level follow up to the Lumia 610. The new Lumia 620, pegged at PHP 11,600 comes with the following tech specs:
5MP main camera and secondary front-facing VGA camera
Windows Phone 8 software
PhotoBeamer (free) for photo sharing
Snapdragon™ S4 Dual-core 1.0GHz
3.8″ LCD screen
1300 mAh battery life
512 MB RAM and 8GB internal storage (additional 7GB online with Skydrive)
Up to 64GB microSD card slot
Today, Kobe Bryant announced via his Facebook page his partnership with Lenovo. Simply put, he said that “Lenovo has some cool tech. I’m excited to be partnering with them in Asia. Stay tuned! Mamba Out” The Asian partnership seems to cover both China and Manila.
Alongside the announcement is a photo of the flagship K900, sporting a 5.5″ IPS screen with a slim 9mm profile. last year when we went to Xiamen to visit the Lenovo factory, we were given a macro view of the manufacturer’s vision which includes their tagline “For those who do.” According to Kobe, “I am excited to partner with a market-leader like Lenovo … I work to pursue excellence in all that I do, and I believe that Lenovo shares that brand DNA and is going to set itself apart as a technological leader for smartphones across Asia.”
If you’re wondering where you can have your Lenovo mobile phone repaired, here is a compilation of service centers and drop off / pick up points for your dear smartphones. The first list includes all the service centers while the second list shows the drop off and pick up points for your phones after they are serviced. If you live near the service center, all the better.
HOLD YOUR HORSES GADGET NERDS! Before you go buy your new smartphone, printer, tablet, computer or what have you… do know that MSI-ECS, one of the largest distributors of IT in the country is having a warehouse sale from December 2-7. You have one week to prepare for this sale! It starts this December 2 and ends on December 7 2012.
For easy reference I am embedding the price list here. Note that like any warehouse sale, this doesn’t mean that you WILL have the gadget of your dreams based on the EXCEL spreadsheet. Like any sale, stocks run out quickly. The original link is here just so you’re sure I’m not pulling your leg.
The MSI ECS Warehouse sale will be held at the MSI ECS Warehouse Compound in Libis. From Libis, turn right after NUVO City and then left at the gas station. The sale will be at the Customer Service Wing.
Price list after the jump.
It’s a funny announcement. Since the very recent launch of the Nintendo WiiU, the games have been rolling out at a steady pace. The launch was a sell out, which is probably why we still can’t find new WiiU units in the Philippines. And that’s fine — simply because this console needs to simmer a while, waiting for the ecosystem to expand in its roster of titles. In any case, Datablitz just wants you to know that they’ve got you covered with the initial launch title games.. except ZombieU!
First batch of Wii U games from Datablitz:
• Mass Effect 3 – Special Edition, P1,995
• TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, P2,395
• FIFA 13, P1,950
• Madden NFL 13, P1,950
• Darksiders 2 (With Bonus Content), P2,395
• Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, P2,395
• Tank! Tank! Tank!, P1,995
• Funky Barn, P1,995
This is it — the conclusion to 5 years of work culminates and ends here. The Philippines received its copies earlier than the rest of the western world, which is historically speaking, something that’s not very strange as we tend to get copies of other games earlier. And that’s a good thing.
Assassin’s Creed III will be available on the XBOX 360, PC, PS3 and the PS Vita.
• P3,195 for Asia Collector’s Edition (PS3 & X360)
• P1,950 for PS3 (R3) – Standard Edition
• P1,795 for X360 (NTSC-J) – Standard Edition
• P1,495 for PS Vita (R3)
Note: PC copies will be released on November 23, 2012.
You need to see it to believe it folks. Yesterday, Sony Philippines pulled out a number of wildcards from Japan. Apart from featuring the new VAIO Duo 11 and VAIO Tap 20 both running on Windows 8, they were also the first to showcase an 84-inch 4K television which will be made available to the (opulent) public for the holidays. The XBR-84X900 is a wonder that goes (waaaay!) over and beyond the “traditional” 1080p resolution. This 4k TV comes with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and if those numbers mean nothing to you, it simply means that if you’re watching great blu-ray movies on your 40″ or 60″ LED TV, imagine even better “pop out” quality on a bigger 84-incher.
OK this bit of news is a bit odd but believe it or not, the group that distributes Alcatel in the PH is also the same group that is bringing in NTC-registered stocks of the old iPhone 3GS. Yup, you heard it right. If you’ve always wanted to own a BRAND NEW iPhone but couldn’t afford the steep price and telco lock in period, you can avail of an iPhone 3GS for only PHP 14,990.00.
The iPhone 3GS is being made available nationwide. Some of the stores that carry it include:
Power Mac Center
In the greater Manila area, you can find it in the following stores
Mobile World / ABC Store
The package comes with a 12 month warranty period and bundled with iOS 5. This is a really good deal because the iPhone 3GS is still considered “future proof” by Apple since it will be eligible for the new iOS 6 update.
I’m a huge fan of board games. Some of you may already know this as I tend to write about some of my favorites once in a while. All of these games are imports from the US which I either order online and have friends bring home or grab from one of the many branches of Neutral Grounds (Glorietta + Alabang Town Center). All of these games are mostly fantasy, sci-fi or Euro themed so that got me thinking: Are there any board games revolve around a setting in the Philippines? Guess what? I found some. And they’re quite interesting.
Big green light for the new iPad. This is the price list from the fine folks over at Technoodling. Do note that all cellular iPads being sold are not SIM-locked so you can readily add a local microSIM from any network for data.
On another note, Microwarehouse is set to open their annual MICROWAREHOUSE SALE next month. We are not completely sure if the new iPad will be offered, but it might be worth the wait as well, right?
iPad 16 GB WiFi = Php 23,990 (iPad 2 was priced at Php 23,990 at launch roughly a year ago)
iPad 32 GB WiFi = Php 28,990 (iPad 2 was priced at Php 28,990at launch roughly a year ago)
iPad 64 GB WiFi = Php 33,990 (iPad 2 was priced at Php 33,990 at launch roughly a year ago)
iPad 16 GB WiFi with Cellular = Php 29,990 (iPad 2 was priced atPhp 30,990 at launch roughly a year ago)
iPad 32 GB WiFi with Cellular = Php 34,990 (iPad 2 was priced atPhp 35,990 at launch roughly a year ago)
iPad 64 GB WiFi with Cellular = Php 39,990 (iPad 2 was priced atPhp 40,990 at launch roughly a year ago)
Metro Manila Apple Authorized Premium Resellers:
Beyond the Box One Rockwell
Beyond the Box Lucky China Town
Beyond the Box Resorts World
Digital Hub Robinsons Galleria
Digital Hub Robinsons Place Manila
Digital Hub Market Market
Digital Hub Virra Mall Greenhills
Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3
Power Mac Center Trinoma
Power Mac Center Megamall
Power Mac Center SM North Edsa
Power Mac Center Mall of Asia
A Shop Podium
A Shop Eastwood Mall
iStudio Shangrila Mall
iStudio Bonifacio High Street
iStudio ADMU Campus Store
Switch Alabang Town Center
Switch Marquee Mall
Switch Ayala TechnoHub