Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blackberry 10 Launch Round-up

The most awaited announcement today is over! Blackberry 10 is officially announced and RIM made several announcements today. See the items below for a quick round-up of today's launch, taken from my twitter account.

  • RIM renames company to Blackberry.

  • Blackberry Q10 and Blackberry Z10 announced. #Blackberry10

  • Blackberry Flow being demonstrated #Blackberry10
  • Blackberry Peek. Multitasking #Blackberry10
  • Blackberry Hub integrates social networking and messaging #Blackberry10
  • Blackberry keyboard being demoed #Blackberry10
  • Blackberry Balance is separating work and life #BlackBerry10 
  • BBM now supports video call. Called BBM Video. Plus Screenshare which acts like a remote control #Blackberry10 

  • Blackberry Remember. I dont remember what it is for.. hahaha #Blackberry10

  • Blackberry camera TIMESHIFT. Select the best faceshot #Blackberry10 
  • Blackberry Storymaker is a media/video editor #Blackberry10
  • 70,000 applications on Blackberry world. Skype, SAP, WhatsApp, Angry Birds commited to #Blackberry10 
  • Philippines is not included in top market of #Blackberry10
  • United Kingdom gets #Blackberry10 devices tomorrow.
  • Alicia Keys announced as Global Creative Director for #Blackberry10 
  • Blackberry keep moving project


Follow me on Twitter for more quick news and updates!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Local iPhone 5 gets on-board LTE chip enabled

True to Tim Cook's announcement last week, Philippines received iOS update 6.1 to enable the on-board LTE chip of the iPhone 5s (fives) sold and distributed by Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.

Other than enabling the on-board LTE, iOS 6 users will also get: the ability to purchase movie tickets through Siri (US-only), and the opportunity for iTunes Match fans to download individual songs from iCloud.

Smart announced earlier that they'll offer FREE LTE access to current subscribers until April 30, 2013 (See more details here). You may check out Smart's LTE coverage thru this link (I hope your area is covered). 

Globe on the other hand, announced on their Twitter account that existing subscribers may request to replace their regular nano-SIM to an LTE nano-SIM. The coverage is still limited though. The LTE locations are: Makati, Eastwood, Katipunan, Diliman, Meralco Avenue, Wack-Wack, Ortigas Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Binondo, Cebu, and Boracay.

Let us know how LTE works for you by posting a comment below. We'll be waiting for your feedback!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Get the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini for P10,000

Want to get the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini for P10,000 ($257) with Samsung warranty and NTC seal? Then Go to SM Mall of Asia or SM City Cebu on February 2, 2013, Saturday.

Here's the catch though:

  • They'll be offering a P2,000 discount on the S III Mini (SRP: P14,990)! Plus, they'll throw in a free flip cover!
  • To make the deal sweeter, 100 lucky buyers will get an additional P3,000 off!

Sun Postpaid: Sun Droid For Everyone 350

Sun Cellular is not stopping in adding affordable smartphones in their phone line-up. This afternoon, they launched "Sun Postpaid: Sun Droid For Everyone" Plan 350.

They've added three more droids under Plan 350. 

  1. Huawei Y200D
    • Android Gingerbread 2.3
    • Dual SIM
    • 3.5" Capacitive screen
    • 3.2 megapixel camera
  2. ZTE V970
    • Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0
    • Dual SIM
    • 3.5" Capacitive screen
    • 3 megapixel camera
  3. Alcatel One Touch Glory 2
    • Android Jelly Bean 4.1
    • Dual SIM
    • 3.5" Capacitive screen
    • 3.2 megapixel camera
Now, are you interested about the tech specs of the Alcatel One Touch Glory 2? Click here for more information. 

Alcatel One Touch Glory 2 Technical Specifications

You might be curious about the technical specifications of Alcatel One Touch Glory 2. Worry no more, and no need to search the web. Here it is:

Appearance : Touch bar
Screen : 3.5”, HVGA 320 x 480 pixels; Capacitive screen 
Side Key : 4 (Power key on the top, 2 side volume key, Camera)
Proximity Sensor : Yes
Light Sensor : Yes
Colors : Black, Aubergine, Cherry Red, Ocean Blue, Slate, Hot Pink, Tangerine, Turquoise, Green Apple and Pure White

Mobile Features
Operation System : Android 4.1
Network : GSM 1900/850/1800/900; UMTS 900/2100
CPU : speed 1GHz
Chipset : MT6575M
HSPA : 7.2 Mbps downlink; 5.76 Mbps uplink
Wi-Fi : 802.11b/g/n, wi-fi tethering, wi-fi direct
Browser : Google Chrome browser
Bluetooth : 4.0 with A2DP 
Micro USB : 2.0 high speed
A-GPS : Yes
G-sensor : Yes
Internal Memory : 4GB ROM / 512MB RAM
End User Memory : 2GB
Micro SD Card : up to 32GB

Pixel : 3.2 megapixel
Digital Zoom : Yes
Sub Camera : VGA
Video Player : VGA@30fps
Video Capture : VGA@30fps
Video Codec : H.263 MPEG4, H.264
Video Streaming : Yes

Music Player : Supported formats: AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC/AAC+, eAAC, EAAC+, PCM/WAV, ADPCM, MP3, M4A, MIDI, SP-MIDI, iMelody, Vorbis, FLAC
FM Radio RDS : Stereo FM radio RDS
HAC : M3
OMA : DRM 1.0
Handsfree : Yes
Flight Mode : Yes
Vibrator : Yes

Messaging & Apps
Android GMS Standard APP : Yes
E-mail : Multi e-mail POP3, IMAP4, HTML
Facebook & Twitter : Facebook (Android) Twitter (Android)
SMS/MMS : MMS 1.2; MMS and SMS unified inbox; SMS with predictive input Swiftkey; SMS capacity unlimited (up to phone memory)

Phone Directory : unlimited (up to product memory)
Date & Clock : Yes
To-Do : Yes
Voice Recorder : Yes
Calculator : Yes
Alarm Clock : Yes
Conference Call : Yes
Vcard/Vcall : vCard2.1/ vCal

Battery Performance
Battery Lithium : 1400mAh
Talk Time : 5h (2G), 6h(3G)
Standby Time : 254h (2G), 350h (3G
Music Play Time : 35h (with SIM), 29h (without SIM)
Charging Time : 3h40min

In Pack
Battery : Yes
Micro USB Charger : Yes
Micro USB Data Cable : USB cable
Stereo Headset : 3.5 jack stereo headset
Quick User Guide : Yes
Others : LCD sticker; Flip cover optional accessory; Protective screen sticker (optional)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Temple Run 2 is now out on Android

Temple Run 2 is definitely the most awaited game for Android users as iOS users got it first last week. As we all know, they've done a major overhaul in the graphics department of the game, though the goal is still the same.

Temple Run 2 has been published by Keith Shepherd 10 minutes ago, and it should replicate on Google Play and Amazon App Store few hours from now.

If you can't find Temple Run 2 from the Google Play App, just click on this link, and click on INSTALL to download it to your device.

UPDATE: It is now LIVE! Go download it and let me know how it works in Android by placing a comment below.

For now, let's play the waiting game. Or while waiting, just play Temple Run 1. Are you as excited as I am about Temple Run 2 launching for Android? Just comment below.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sun Postpaid Promo - January 2013

Sun Cellular really made an impact on most Filipinos when they introduced the country's first Unlimited Call & Text Service. They also made an impact on their competitors when a late-comer in the mobile network industry is the first one to have 1,000,000 subscribers. Thanks to its great line-up of phones and affordable services.

If you are planning to switch or getting your first postpaid plan, why won't you consider getting Sun? Here's their latest offers for you!

Plan 600: Sun Droid Rush (Alcatel T10 ICS Tablet and Glory X918N)

 Plan 999: Sun Droid Rush (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 WiFi & Galaxy Y)

Blackberry Plans (Plan 600, Plan 999, Plan 1699)

Plan 1699 (Plan 1500 + 199 add-on)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S III 4.1.2 Update is finally in the Philippines

The long wait is over! Philippines finally received the most anticipated update for Samsung Galaxy S III, Jellybean 4.1.2.

With 4.1.2 you get:
-Android 4.1.2 – JZO54K
-Multi-View (Multi-Windows Multitasking, same as in Note II)
-Page Buddy
-New Gallery App (Same as in Note II)
-Notification Panel (Notification Panel can now be customized)
-Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
-Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)
-Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
-Paper Artist App
-Group Cast App

Now, connect that phone to your PC with hi-speed internet, and download that update. Or wait for the OTA (over-the-air) update later today.


Globe Postpaid Promos - January 2013

If you are planning to get a postpaid plan from Globe, then today is the best time to get it!

Promo #1: Valid only starting today (17th) 'til Sunday (20th) at select branches.

Promo #2: Get the Blackberry 9220 at Plan 299 (Plus 99 BBM Add-on required) Total of P398/mo

Promo #3: Get the Samsung Galaxy S3 with free Car charger under Plan 1799 when you apply ONLINE!

I will not advise you to get the Blackberry 9220 as BB10 will be announced (or available) on January 30. These plans will have a lock-in period of 24 months or 2 years, so think carefully before deciding to get one.

All photos are from Globe's Facebook Page. I do not own these pictures as I only used them for reference

Temple Run 2 is now out for iOS

In case you don't know, Temple Run 2 is now out for iOS devices for FREE.

Head on to to download the game while it's Free.

Android users should not hate as it will be released next week.

Below is the game play of the sequel that took the mobile gaming world by storm!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cherry Mobile outs new 7" tablet

Cherry Mobile recently announced a new tablet through their facebook page. What's shocking is it's price. You can get it at P3,699.

Here's what you can get for that price:

  • 7" screen
  • 800x600 resolution
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • VGA Front Camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 3200 MAh Battery
  • Expandable memory via microSD

Monday, January 7, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note II 4.1.2 Update is now available in the Philippines

Rejoice Samsung Galaxy Note II in the Philippines! JellyBean 4.1.2 Update is now available for download using KIES. 

UPDATE: Also now available OTA (Over-the-air) with a file size of about 280-290MB

Just connect your phone to your PC and let KIES do it's job! Download may take some time though as this update can be as big as 800MB 280MB...

Get are some of the following features in 4.1.2:

  • Android 4.1.2 – JZO54K
  • New Additions in Notifcation Toggles
  • Notification Panel can now be customized
  • Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
  • Multi-View Can now be disabled
  • Browser Is Smoother Then Before
  • Status Bar has been changed from Grey to Black
  • Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
  • New Ink Effect On Lockscreen
  • New Group Cast Application