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Lenovo K3 Note goes on sale at Novo7Tech this week

Jun 17, 15 Lenovo K3 Note goes on sale at Novo7Tech this week

Posted by in Announcements, Gadgets, Mobile

Novo7Tech is mainly known for bringing in great phones such as those from Meizu, but the local retail chain just upped the mid-range competition a notch with its announcement of bringing the Lenovo K3 Note to the country. Them lemon-clad smartphone sporting a 5.5-inch FHD display, an octa-core processor, and a 3000mAh battery is said to be available this week at a sub-Php9k price. Lenovo K3 Note specs 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, 1080×1920, 401ppi 1.7-GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 2GB RAM 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB 13MP rear AF camera with LED flash 5MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual Standby 4G LTE 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS Android 5.0 Lollipop 3000mAh Li-Po battery 152.6 x 76.2 x 8mm, 150g The Lenovo K3 Note will be available on July 19 for Php 8,599 at selected Novo7Tech branches: Lucky Chinatown, SM Southmall and Gateway Cubao. The same device is also available when you order through their online website for Php 8,399. Source Related posts: Buy a VAIO but pay for it next year Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially launched in the Philippines Starmobile Unveils Knight X and UP Snap Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro 64-Bit Octa Core Dual-SIM LTE Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Note Officially Launched Xiaomi Mi Note Pro...

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Knight Luxe, UP HD dominate Starmobile’s Android sales

Jun 17, 15 Knight Luxe, UP HD dominate Starmobile’s Android sales

Posted by in Tech News

Starmobile announced on its website today that two of its most recent offering have taken the top spot in the company’s sales mid-May to mid-June this year. Both the UP HD and the Knight Luxe, two of the local brand’s recent offerings, have dominated the company’s sales. This comes with a recent data report of Pinoy brands typically sell smartphones that cost less than P3,000, according to market research firm GfK. If you would recall, the UP HD retails for Php 4,999, while the thin-profiled Knight Luxe sports a Php 7,690 price tag. “Our experience proves that Filipinos are ready for the next level of mobility. Price is no longer the only major deciding factor and Starmobile is ready to compete in this new and more challenging era,” said Michael Chen, Starmobile Product Development Head. Source Related posts: No related...

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MyPhone outs affordable Rio Fun 3G, Rio 2 Fun phones

Jun 17, 15 MyPhone outs affordable Rio Fun 3G, Rio 2 Fun phones

Posted by in Gadgets, Mobile

MyPhone took the wraps off the Rio Fun 3G and the Rio 2 Fun today on their online page. These are both five-inch devices that sport modest specs and tout sub-Php4k prices. The Rio Fun 3G is just a refreshed version of the Rio Fun released last year, now equipped with 3G connectivity. MyPhone Rio Fun 3G specs 5-inch display 1.3Ghz dual-core chip 512MB RAM 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB 5MP rear camera front camera Dual-SIM, Dual Standby 3G WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio Android 4.4 KitKat 1,800mAh battery Meanwhile, the next-generation Rio Fun, the Rio 2 Fun, has most of its internals bumped up: it now sports a better quad-core processor, a bigger battery, RAM, and internal storage, and is packed the latest Android Lollipop OS out of the box. MyPhone Rio 2 Fun specs 5-inch IPS display 1.3GHz quad-core CPU 1GB RAM 8GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 64GB 5MP rear camera 5MP front camera Dual-SIM (Regular + Micro), Dual Standby 3G WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio Android 5.0 Lollipop 2,000mAh battery The MyPhone Rio Fun 3G and Rio 2 Fun are expected to hit retail stores with Php 2,999 and Php 3,499 price tags, respectively. Source Related posts: Spotted: Myphone Infinity Lite...

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Entry-level Huawei Y3 and Y5 officially debut this week

Jun 16, 15 Entry-level Huawei Y3 and Y5 officially debut this week

Posted by in Gadgets, Mobile

Huawei Philippines shared online the news regarding the availability of two of their upcoming entry-level devices, the Y3 and the Y5. These entry-level phones rock good specs at affordable prices, and may poise to shake up the current international entry-level handset segment of the local market. The Y3, for one, boasts a quad-core Speadtrum chip, 4GB of internal storage, and Dual-SIM connectivity. The Y3 is offered in four colors — white, black, and bubblegum-like red and blue — but we’re not sure if Huawei will be bringing all of them into the country. Huawei Y3 specs 4.0 inch WVGA LCD display, 480 x 800, 233ppi 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Spreadtrum SC8830 512MB RAM 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD 5MP rear FF camera with Dual LED Flash 2MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual Standby 3G HSPA+ WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and LE, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio Androidn 4.4.2 KitKat with Emotion UI 3.0 1730mAh battery 122.6 x 63.8 x 10.9 mm, 120 g Also known as the Honor Bee, the Y5, on the other hand, is a 4.5-inch device that sports 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and Android KitKat with EMUI out of the box. Huawei Y5 specs 4.5-inch WVGAIPS display, 480 x 800, 207ppi 1.2GHz Quad-core Spreadtrum SC7741G 1GB RAM 8GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB 8MP rear camera w/ LED flash 2MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby 3G HSPA+ WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and LE, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio Android 4.4.2 KitKat w/ Emotion Lite 3.0 UI 1,730mAh battery 134.3 x 66.7 x 10 mm, 143 g While it may officially land this Saturday, June 20, we’ve seen a few retail stores put it up early on their online listings. The Huawei Y3 retails for Php 2,990, while the Y5 sports a Php 3,490 price tag. Both phones are said to come with two covers as freebies. Source Related posts: Huawei E5 is the better portable 3G / WiFi...

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Sony Xperia Z4v with QHD screen, wireless charging unveiled

Jun 16, 15 Sony Xperia Z4v with QHD screen, wireless charging unveiled

Posted by in Gadgets, Mobile

After we have seen two models of its newest flagship in the form of the Z4 in Japan and Z3+ for Taiwan and Hong Kong, we now get another variety unveiled — this time headed to the United States. The Sony Xperia Z4v shares a lot of internals with the two aforementioned devices, sans the upgraded QHD display and battery, and the support for wireless charging. It’s also said to be a bit thicker and heavier, too, but isn’t that much of a difference when we talk about the Z4v weighing 14 grams heavier and 1.7mm thicker. Sony Xperia Z4v specs 5.2 Inches IPS LCD Luminous display, 1440 x 2560, 565ppi 2.0 GHz 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 3GB RAM 32 GB internal storage expandable via microSD card up to 128 GB 20.7 MP back-illuminated stacked rear camera with LED Flash, Exmor RS CMOS sensor w/ 4K video recording 5.1 MP front camera w/ FHD video recording 4G LTE Cat 6, 3G HSPA+ Dual-Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS, NFC IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes Wireless Charging support Android 4.4 KitKat 3000mAh nonremovable battery Colors: White, Black 146 x 72 x 8.6 mm, 162 g No pricing has been mentioned, but it is said to hit US mobile company Verizon this August. Via   Related posts: First Impressions: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Sony Xperia Z4 launched in...

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Accenture Philippines holds first Tech Talks Hackathon

Jun 15, 15 Accenture Philippines holds first Tech Talks Hackathon

Posted by in Business, Tech News

In line with its commitment to continuously enhance the programming skills of IT professionals in the country, Accenture Philippines recently held its first Technology Talks Hackathon, a two-day coding event with the challenge of developing a people tracking application that can spell the difference between rescue and recovery operations during an emergency. A total of 39 teams competed to create the best app for emergencies but eventually it was the e-Ligtas app from developers Maria Imelda Pizarra and Argie Badua which bagged the top award and the Php 150,000 cash prize. e-Ligtas is a mobile or wearable technology application that allows a user, in need of immediate help, to send an automatic SMS with GPS that coordinates his/her current location, as well as an automated call with just a tap or shake of one’s device. Jomar Tigcal and Celine Barrozo of Team Sweldong Pinoy took home the second place and Team CAFfre Fort composed of Samuel Jacob Francisco, Gian Darren Azriel Aquino, and Harold Calayan won third place. (L-R): Accenture Technology Leaders – Software Engineering Senior Manager Danny Honrado; Global Delivery Network (GDN) for Technology in the Philippines Avanade Delivery Managing Director Stephan Alba; GDN for Technology in the Philippines Digital Lead, Managing Director JP Palpallatoc; Tech Talks Hackathon champions Maria Imelda Pizarra and Argie Badua; Software Engineering Senior Manager Warren Yu; and Technology Architecture Senior Manager Dennis Lingga. Accenture Technology Talks & Hackathon 2015 Highlights Video Related posts: AFP got it wrong on Accenture lay offs Nokia reduces global workforce, transfers Symbian development to Accenture RIM calls for BlackBerry app developers to a hackathon Filipinos win at Facebook Mobile “hackathon” in Singapore F5 Networks sets up office in the Philippines, appoints local as country manager Hugo Barra talks about Mi 3, Redmi 1s, Redmi Note, Mi Pad and Xiaomi Philippines...

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Power Mac Center debuts at Philippine Fashion Week

Power Mac Center last weekend makes it first appearance at the Philippine Fashion Week, showcasing mobile accessories from global lifestyle brands including Beats by Dre, Happy Plugs, Moshi, Case-Mate, Gosh! and Knomo London. Mixing technology and style – audio products, laptop bags, phone cases and power banks from the said brands were featured at the Holiday 2015 collections of Filipino designers Arnold Galang (Happy Plugs Audio), Lyle Ibanez (Happy Plugs Cases), Anthony Nocom (Moshi), Boyet Dysangco (Case-Mate), Roland Alzate (Gosh!), Jeffrey Rogador (Knomo London) and Sydney Perez Pio (Beats by Dr. Dre). Promoting their respective mobile accessories brands were Power Mac Center brand ambassadors Jeron Teng (Beats by Dre), Gretchen Ho (Happy Plugs), Daniel Matsunaga (Moshi), Mari Jasmine (Case-Mate), Rovilson Fernandez (Gosh!) and Vanessa Matsunaga (Knomo London). “This has been one of the most exciting ventures for Power Mac Center, and we are delighted to work together with Philippine Fashion Week. Our synergy is a reflection of fashion and technology crossing paths to bring about stylish mobile accessories that deliver a visual feast of style, color and texture. In joining Philippine Fashion Week, Power Mac Center sets a footprint in the fashion circuit as well as push the boundaries for creativeness and versatility in the digital lifestyle realm” Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez. For more on these fashion-forward accessories, visit Power Mac Center’s website, Facebook page or follow them on Instagram and the hashtag #PowerMacCenterPhFW. Photos from Philippine Fashion Week’s Facebook page. Related posts: Sony HMZ-T3 Personal 3D Viewer TechnoPop! Opens Store in Blue Bay Walk, Pasay WeChat partners with ZALORA and Lazada NudeAudio Monochrome Black Collection Bluetooth Speakers Now Available ELEMENTCASE Flight 5 Case for iPhone 5 Coloud launches new Transition and Blocks...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 LTE lands locally with a sub-Php16k price

Jun 13, 15 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 LTE lands locally with a sub-Php16k price

Posted by in Gadgets, Laptops & Tablets

Looking for a tablet with stylus and LTE connectivity? First announced back in March at the Mobile World Congress, Samsung’s eight-inch Galaxy Tab A is seen to be listed on several local retailers’ inventories as of this week. Measuring only 7.5mm thick, the Galaxy Tab A sports a stylus pen for taking notes while on-the-go, and is equipped with 2GB RAM, expandable 16GB internal storage, and Android Lollipop out of the box. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM-P355) specs 8.0-inch TFT LCD  display, 1024 x 768, 160ppi 1.2 GHz Quad-core chip 2GB RAM 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 128GB 5MP rear AF camera 2MP front camera Single-SIM 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.o, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS Android 5.0 Lollipop 4200mAh battery 208.3 x 137.9 x 7.4 mm, 313 g We’ve noticed that local stores have priced the new tablet below the Php16k price range: Villman has a listing at Php 15,990, while CMKCellphones listed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 a few hundred pesos cheaper at Php 15,200.   Related posts: Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab 3...

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O+ unveils the Ultra with Lollipop and 4000mAh battery

Jun 12, 15 O+ unveils the Ultra with Lollipop and 4000mAh battery

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O+ this week took the wraps off the Ultra, a 5.5-inch device that touts a massive 4000mAh capacity on an Android Lollipop-laden device. It presents itself with Dual-SIM, 3G HSPA+ connectivity, and 8MP/5MP cameras. O+ also touts nifty software features on the phone: Visitor Mode, Air gestures, Air share, and O+’s own PowerPlus power management feature that converts your screen into a black-and-white home screen, among other features, said to effectively lengthen your device’s battery life. O+ Ultra specs 5.5-inch IPS HD display, 1280 x 720, 267ppi 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor 1GB RAM 8GB Internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB 8MP rear AF camera with LED Flash 5MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby 3G HSPA+ WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, USB-OTG 4000mAh Big Battery Capacity Android 5.0.1 Lollipop The O+ Ultra is available in stores for Php 7,395. Source: 1, 2 Related posts: No related...

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Check out this sleek Mi Bluetooth Headset

With materials sourced from the same suppliers as Sony’s and Jabra’s, the Mi Bluetooth isn’t just all about looking good. With Bluetooth 4.1 support, the Mi Bluetooth promises high quality sound and optimized compatibility with 4G networks. The Mi Bluetooth Headset’s unibody design with anti-oil spraying technology has likewise won the 2015 Germany IF Product Design Award. The Mi Bluetooth Headset is priced at RM 79 or around Php 572 and will be available in colors black and white starting June 18 together with the Mi Yeelight Bedside Lamp. Related posts: Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside Lamp can produce 16 million different colors Jabra FS258: Bluetooth headset got cheaper. Plantronics Bluetooth Headset M155 launched, priced Rapoo H6080 Bluetooth Headset Review Jabra Clear Bluetooth Headset Review StarMobile Jupiter B305, dual-SIM phone with built-in Bluetooth...

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Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside Lamp can produce 16 million different colors

Jun 11, 15 Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside Lamp can produce 16 million different colors

Posted by in Gadgets, Mobile

Together with the Mi Wi-Fi router, Xiaomi has also launched the Yeelight Bedside Lamp. Made from high-quality Osram lamp beads, the Yeelight Bedside Lamp can be contolled via touch controls or smartphone (via Bluetooth). The Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside Lamp can also produce 16 million different colors. The Yeelight Bedside Lamp has an SRP of RMB249 or USD 40 or Php 1,800. Related posts: Get the Xiaomi Mi Pad from Sun Broadband for as low as Php 699 per month Xiaomi launches Yi Sports Camera Xiaomi unveils MIUI 6, available for download in October Xiaomi Mi Note Officially Launched Hugo Barra talks about Mi 3, Redmi 1s, Redmi Note, Mi Pad and Xiaomi Philippines Launch Xiaomi Redmi 1S Now Available...

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Xiaomi announces Mi Wi-Fi Router with Built-in 6TB Surveillance Hard Disk

Jun 11, 15 Xiaomi announces Mi Wi-Fi Router with Built-in 6TB Surveillance Hard Disk

Posted by in Accessories & Peripherals, Gadgets

Xiaomi never stops innovating. Earlier, Xioami announced the Mi Wi-Fi, an enterprise router with a built-in 6TB surveillance hard disk. It is also the first of such device to feature a 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Broadcomm 4709C processor. What’s more is that the Mi Wi-Fi can be remotely accessed using your phone or tablet. Whether you want to streamline your video surveillance system or simply want to have an additional attached storage on your network to store movies, photos or other data, then the Mi Wi-Fi is right for you. The 6TB Mi Wi-Fi router is priced at RMB 2999 or around USD 483 or Php 21,700+.  Do not fret about the price since 1TB variant is also available for RM 699 or USD 112 or around Php 5,000. The Mi Wi-Fi can also be paired with the new Mi Wi-Fi Amplifier (RMB 39 / USD 6 / Php 280+)  for a boosted signal.     Related posts: WD outs Purple NV high-capacity surveillance HDDs D-Link Cloud Router will securely take your home network to the next level Winner of the PTB – Cisco Linksys E4200 router giveaway Buffalo AirStation Wireless-N Router WCR-G300 is simple, compact and budget-friendly D-Link intros DWR-710 Le Petit HSPA+ Router Linksys E4200, a high-tech wireless-N router for low-tech...

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