It’s like Samsung kicked Apple in the balls and said “Oh so you made your latest phone slightly bigger? OK we’re going to make our biggest phone slightly smaller just to match your dumb iPhone 5. And we’ll do it in a few months.”
OK since Qualcomm said that we’re all BORN MOBILE (LOL!), we have a new generation of smartphones made available by Lenovo to the local market. Out of the five phones announced in CES 2013, we now have local information for three of the five, including local pricing. The three phones are the S720, A800 and … Continue reading Lenovo announces S720 (P9,999), A690 (P5,299) and A800 (P6,999) for Q1 2013 at CES
Everyone wants to give Windows 8 a chance and the best way to do this is to make these metro-inspired devices more affordable for everyone. And that’s precisely what’s so great about the Nokia Lumia 620. If you’ve tried Windows Phone before, you’ll be amazed at how efficient the software works with the hardware. Unlike … Continue reading Nokia unveils the Lumia 620, most affordable Windows 8 smartphone; estimated to release below PHP 10,000
As the global launch of Windows 8 approaches, we’re starting to see the OEM’s dish out the devices that will run Microsoft’s new platform. In the wild, we’ve already seen the Sony VAIO Tap 20 and I’ll tell you a secret: if you were to ask me, right now, to choose between a brand new … Continue reading Sony VAIO Tap 20 is its own market segment (I mean it!); sells for PHP 59,999.00
The Samsung Galaxy Camera (PHP 23,990) is a vagabond of sorts — not in the definition that it is impoverished, but because it wanders the thin line between being an Android device and a camera. Usually the definition for an Android phone unsurprising to include a camera but in this case, this device IS a … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Camera sells for PHP 23,990; why would you want one?
UPDATE: BOOM! CES 2013. We have the lowdown on 3 new Android phones announced with pricing! Check them out! ——————————————– The dual SIM Lenovo S880 looks amazing in white. Lenovo is becoming more and more agressive with their phone launches. The other day, Lenovo Global paid a visit to the Philippines to introduce two new … Continue reading Lenovo launches two new dual SIM phones: 3.5″ A60+ for PHP 4,999 and 5″ S880 for PHP 14,999
Due to popular demand from friends, we decided to pursue a second episode for the CD-R King review series. Again, we’re not sure where to go from here but it seems like this is really going somewhere. Anyway, in this episode, Rico and I respond to a question most of you have been dying to … Continue reading Product Review: CD-R King Rice Cooker (does it really work?!) for PHP 350.00
OK two things here: Villman is selling the new 16GB Google Nexus 7 at PHP 18,000 pesos. That’s twice the price in retail when you buy the device in the USA. Stocks are limited and that’s what you get when demand is high. It’s actually a bad deal if you think about it — you’re … Continue reading 16GB Google Nexus 7 Priced at PHP 17,999 (Villman)
A number of days ago, we saw Nokia release the Asha 202 which was an entry level S40 feature phone that was bundled with games from Electronic Arts. This week, enter the Nokia Asha 305, its upgraded sibling that has full touch capabilities and looks light years more attractive than the 202. For a few … Continue reading Nokia Asha 305 is full touch screen, dual SIM; sells for PHP 3,890.00
(Ed’s Note: This piece is a work in progress) Google Nexus 7 Tablet. Yay! So if you live in the Philippines, the announcement of the Google’s new Nexus 7″ “reading device” by ASUS should bring good news of great joy. Here’s the context: my father in law owns a Kindle Fire (apart from the more … Continue reading Google Nexus 7 Tablet vs Kindle Fire in the Pinoy context
EDIT: If you’re after a more powerful device in the PHP 10,xxx range, check out the Lenovo P700 that runs on Ice Cream Sandwich, has a bigger 4″ screen and a larger battery life. It’s also dual SIM. Met up with John Rojo, the new Business Unit Head of Lenovo Mobile (Open COmmunications) and he … Continue reading Lenovo A65 is Dual SIM, Android 2.3, bigger steal at P5,499
The guys from Digits sent me the new Skivvy (finally a Crumpler bag with a name only 2 syllables long), the 13-inch variant of their new line of messenger bags. Ideal for the current line of 13-inch MacBook / Pro, this bag can hold more things than meets the eye.
With all the hubbub on the smartphone space, let’s take a short break and look into the recent happenings in the feature phone market. Out of nowhere, we have a local phone company called Starmobile launching a stable of new non-smartphones that have a rather interesting twist to the typical offerings.
Dual SIM Android phones are starting to reveal themselves to the market for mind boggling price points. Take Alcatel’s One Touch Glory (918N) for instance. Really, if you’re in the market for an Android smartphone (so you can play Angry Birds, Where’s My Water and Cut the Rope) that can strike a balance between usability … Continue reading Alcatel One Touch Glory runs Android 2.3, Dual SIM for Php 5,699.00
Update: The Nokia Asha 305 touts a full touch screen at a similar price point. Also, dual SIM enabled! It’s back to school mode with the Nokia Asha 202. If you’re looking for an affordable feature phone to wear and tear on a daily basis, the Asha 202 is packed with a number of features … Continue reading Dual SIM Nokia Asha 202 sells for P3,550.00