May 9, 2013 by ajay
So you’ve heard the news: the Samsung Galaxy S4 has landed and is now being offered in the postpaid plans of the leading telcos, Globe & Smart. It makes me wonder whether an S5 or S6 is in the works. And for those like me who wonder about the difference between the S4 and the S3, read more towards the end of this post.
Anyhow, here’s a photo collage of the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched we attended in Bonifacio Global City a couple of weeks ago. The S4 is an eye candy and the must-have smartphone of the summer season so naturally, Manila’s beautiful people were there during the event.
Here’s the phone’s close-up.It comes in the two basic colors now: Black Mist & White Frost. But there should be additional color options during the latter part of the year.
What’s easily noticed is the larger screen size which makes texts and images really come to life on the Full HD Super AMOLED display. In fact, some people are now saying that with the 5-inch screen size of the S4 (just a tad smaller than the Galaxy Note 2 at 5.5″), the S4 can be very well called a phablet (phone + tablet), thereby making it a real multi-tasking device for people who lead busy lifestyles.
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May 9, 2013 by ajay
Toshiba is one of the oldest, if not the oldest TV brand we know.That is why I was glad to be apprised by them of the latest in TV technology in a launch recently. As a Pinoy, am one with the rest in believing that the bigger the screen and the brighter the picture, it’s okay already. The experts would advise buyers to be more concerned with the nitty gritty. They actually think the picture quality of the TV is a better gauge than the brightness component.
“Televisions are being made to create a wow feeling, the bigger the screen, the more excitement,” said Yuuji Motomura, brand manager for Toshiba Japan’s TV Division. “The problem though is that with bigger screens, even images shot in full HD can look pixelized. It is not enough that the TV screen is big – it also has to be equipped with the technology that maintains the high picture quality to enhance the viewing experience.”
For its new generation of TVs, Toshiba has launched Cevo 4K, its core technology for television which upgrades TV image quality, restores precision, and enables superior picture for contents like Blu-ray, HD TV and 4K video. It is an enhancement of the 4K video format first introduced by Toshiba in 2011. The big deal about 4K is its resolution that’s four times the pixels of full HD. To the regular viewer, this means onscreen images appear closest to the way they look in real life!
No less than noted commercial director Paul Soriano and top tech blogger Abe “Yuga” Olandres are saying positive words about Toshiba’s latest innovation.
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April 8, 2013 by ajay
With 2.2 million followers in her Twitter account and 230K for Instagram, multimedia personalty Bianca Gonzalez is the perfect choice to be the endorser of Samsung first 8-inch tablet, the Galaxy Note 8 (suggested retail price: P23,990).
At least we can say that the multi-tasking Bianca will use this gadget to the fullest as she essays different roles: TV host, newspaper columnist, editor-at-large, commercial model and social media influencer.
Bianca with officials of Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) during the launch of the Note 8 in Makati City:
In front of the media, the pretty and svelte Bianca demonstrates the fun she has with the tablet:
The writer and TV host says she loves the Galaxy Note 8 for bringing about the 2 Ps: portability and productivity. “It can serve as your laptop, tablet, mobile phone, camera, e-book, movie and music player, calendar, diary, and notebook – all in one!” Bianca enthuses.
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April 8, 2013 by ajay
Nokia Philippines recently unveiled the latest addition to their Asha Touch family of smartphones. The Nokia Asha 310 features a 3” scratch-proof, capacitive touchscreen and is available in the following colors: black, white and golden light.
The Dual SIM feature of this phone allows users to switch between SIMs easily. Its Wi-Fi capability, on the other hand, gives internet connectivity wherever it’s available. What makes the Asha 310 a must-have as an entry level smartphone, it already comes preloaded with the following: Nokia Xpress Browser, YouTube video streaming, a gift pack containing 40 free premium game titles, Nokia Maps, eBuddy instant messaging, and apps for the top social networks – Twitter & Facebook.
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March 8, 2013 by ajay
Had my first glance of the new BlackBerry Z10 the other day which BB fans can now reserve at www.buybb10.com before its availability on March 19.Announced retail price is at a high-end P29,990 although this is expected to be bundled up with plans by Smart, Globe & Sun. What can I say … ’twas my first time to see a Blackberry without the physical QWERTY keyboard that the brand is known for. This one is all multi-touch!
Features to watch out for in this smartphone:
Lotsa power under the hood with Qualcomm S4 Plus dual core processor
2 GB of Random Access Memory (RAM) and 16GB of internal storage
8 MP rear camera with a TimeShift feature that lets you choose the best out of the many frames taken in a single shot
4.2 inches screen display with 355 pixels per inch for extra vivid colors
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March 7, 2013 by ajay
By now, am a veteran of portable chargers and have tried a number of brands already. Mobility is mainly the reason why you’d want this gadget.I like using the internet and uploading to my social networks but it’s a dampener when when the old phone battery of my (antiquated) Samsung S2 dies on me while on coverage or on the road. Hence, a travel charger is a great savior.
The Inboosta Travel booster is so far the best of the portable chargers I’ve tried. It has solid construction, is very easy to use and its appearance is definitely eye candy. The review unit I got came in a bright pop of pink which made it very attractive to whoever saw it. This is all part of the brand’s IB4400 Rainbow Series where the charger colors come in lovely shades like fuschia, neon green, yellow, white and tiffany blue.
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February 4, 2013 by ajay
Zoom in! That’s moi with my favorite travelling backpack at the moment, the Crumpler Vegetable From Inside the Mountain. I don’t know why some Crumpler bags have these really long names but I’ve used this label long enough to appreciate the quality and thoughtfulness that goes with each product. In the case of this bag in review, I really like it for its use of light materials which doesn’t make carrying it a big burden.
This is the front view of the bag with all three components. There’s a sizeable pouch for holding shoes , shirts or whatever you like and a small purse for holding such things as make-up and keys. I love it that they included the mini-bags for better organization of one’s stuff. Clutter is what this busy bee doesn’t want
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January 24, 2013 by ajay
Last night, we had the chance to attend the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini which will be retailed at only P14,990 starting February. Methinks this is ideal for smartphone users who have always dreamt of owning the Galaxy S3 but were put off by the steep price. As its name implies, the S iii mini is smaller, cheaper but performs the same fully-loaded functions.
Some of the specs we spotted on the S iii Mini:
latest Android operating system, Jelly Bean
4.0″ WVGA Super AMOLED Display
Available colors: marble white, pebble blue, garnet red and titanium gray.
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January 7, 2013 by ajay
I certainly felt like a teenager using these Coloud headphones. First off, the color is very attractive – hence, it’s something that you can fashionably wear over your head. Design and construction are well-made as you can only expect from a Swedish brand. I wasn’t familiar with Coloud as a label because I think they’re new in the Philippines but I have to tell you later in my review that am impressed. And guess what, am giving two readers a chance to own these sassy headphones for the New Year just by following our simple mechanics via Rafflecopter.
Here’s a look at what’s up for grabs, new in box and will be delivered to the two lucky souls who will win this giveaway
Coloud Knock (right) in black & red has a retail price of P1450. The best thing about this is that it’s very lightweight and suited for easy listening. Its ergonomic design curves perfectly on the head & ears. It’s very lithe and flexible so that you can adjust it to fit your size and frame.
Coloud Pop (left) in purple retails at P950. Owning this is a good entry point for knowing the brand. The angled ear buds are so shaped to minimize outside noise so that you get to do what you want to do – savor the music. The package comes with replacement caps in S, M and L. How thoughtful eh?
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December 16, 2012 by ajay
Unlike their more aggressive phone competitors, Sony has been laying low in the market. It’s nice to see them make a splash again with their impressive Xperia series, notably their latest Sony Xperia V – dubbed as the first water-resistant LTE smartphone.
Two words: water-resistant (which means this smartphone can be immersed in water up to 1m for 30 minutes) and LTE – play games and videostream all you can with this phone’s download speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
But wait, there’s more. The Sony Xperia 5 has a 13-megapixel HD camera, so advanced that it can vividly capture videos or still images even in low light or harsh backlight conditions. We believe that this is one of the more sophisticated cameras built in a phone today.
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