Monday, September 30, 2013

Its Official: Lenovo K910 Vibe Z

A new member of the Vibe family the Z....

Follow up to Vibe X (see article here), The New Lenovo K910 or Vibe Z comes with the same "Vibe" Metallic body and design. The device will be sporting a 5.5" Full HD Display powered by Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.2GHz paired with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM. Surely this innard will fully give a buttery smooth Android Jellybean 4.2.2 or maybe KitKat. A 13MP primary and 5MP front camera for optics. The Lenovo Vibe line will surely give its competitors something to worry about. Lenovo is clearly wanting get a piece of smartphone market.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

New Gad In Town: MiniX Neo X7 / G4 Android for your TV

Here's what I am looking for quite a long time now - Android for TV. Hey don't tell me it has been already sold in the market I beg to disagree with my needs and expectation. Let me discuss... Shall we?

The MiniX Neo X7 is to say the Android TV Box that will cater to your needs (my needs). It houses strong powerful innards with a Quad Core Processor and Mali GPU accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage. Still not impress huh... Take a gander at its arsenal of connectivity Dual-Band Wireless Fidelity (WiFi), RJ-45 Ethernet Jack, Bluetooth and IR Receiver... not yet best part it support Miracast and AirPin for wireless display connectivity and streaming content over the air between devices. How cool is that! Those two functions are quite unique and have yet to wander Philippine Market until now. Just plug it to your TV via HDMI and let the Magic starts. The Best part is that it is just being sold for 5,988.00 Pesos. Really worth it.

Then again some of you might think you wont need those extra features but you just need Android. Well the MiniX Neo G4 is for you then. It is to say a plug-it Android. Just a tad bit downgrade but it will deliver your android goodness with Dual Core, Mali GPU and 1GB RAM under the hood. Connectivity only via WiFi but you could do well connect other devices with OTG.

So there seems that will cover it. But if your interested these babies are available at Villman.
NEO X7 - 5,988.00
NEO G4 - 2,888.00

Processor Quad-Core Cortex A9 Processor (1.6GHz)
GPU Quad-Core Mali 400
Memory 2GB DDR3
Internal Storage 16GB NAND Flash
802.11 b/g/n Dual-Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz / 5.0GHz),
USB 3G dongle support (not included)
OS Android™ Jelly Bean 4.2.2
Video Output HDMI™ 1.4a, Full HD 1080p
Audio Output HDMI™ 1.4a two channels
Peripheral Interface
RJ-45 Ethernet jack (10/100Mbps)
SD/MMC card reader (SD 3.0, MMC V4.41)
USB 2.0 HOST port x 3, Micro-USB OTG port x 1
Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack
IR receiver (built-in, remote included)
Power DC 5V, 3A adapter included (CE, FCC, CCC certified)
Supported Video Format
Supported Audio Format

OS: Android™ ICS 4.1.1
Processor : Dual-Core Cortex A9 Processor
GPU: Quad-Core Mali 400 (Open GL ES2.0/1.1, Open VG1.1, Flash 11.1)
Supports Flash hardware decoding by exclusive FTR technology
Memory: 1GB DDR3
Internal Storage: 8GB NAND Flash
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Video Output: HDMI™ 1.4a, Full HD 1080p, 3D movie file format supported
Audio Output: HDMI™ 1.4a
Peripheral Interface : IR Receiver
SD/MMC card reader (SD 3.0, MMC V4.41)
USB 2.0 port x 1
Micro USB OTG port (also serves as the 4th USB port)
Power: DC 5V, 3A adapter included (NEO G4 required less than 1A to operate)

Supported Video Format:

Supported Audio Format:
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Promo Alert!: Globe Telecoms Offering Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Plus Galaxy Gear

Globe Telecom will be offering the New Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the new iteration of best-selling Note series with more powerful under the hood, bigger, slimmer and lighter. With Snapdragon 800 for its engine supported by a whooping 3GB RAM (largest in the industry so far) will definitely have super processing power. A 5.7 Super AMOLED HD Display brings you ultra clear, crisp and rich vibrant colors which is spectacular viewing pleasure. Connectivity-wise you have everything available from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC PLUS IR Blaster to control your TV. 13MP rear and 1.9MP front Snapper, surely replace that webcam or point-and-shoot. Stay connected with ultra fast LTE or HSPA+. The amazing with Globe, is that it comes with Galaxy Gear, that gives you control of your Note 3 as it is packed in the safety of your pocket or Bag. Great deal huh. Register your Interest Now!!!

Oh if you just want to have the Note 3 here check this out:

Ohh by the way, seems that Some Stores is now selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at around 37K.

If you want to purchase it right away and get delivered on your door step check here:
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 White
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Black

Android 4.3 Jellybean
5.7" Full HD Super AMOLED Display
2.3GHz Quad-Core Krait Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm MSM8974
Adreno 330 Graphics
32GB/64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD card up to 64GB
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0, LE, EDR
IR Blaster
13MP rear camera, BSI sensor
1.9MP front-facing camera
3200mAh battery
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
168 grams

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Just In: Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0, Flare 2X, Burst 2.0, and Apollo

Heads up guys! The best selling Cherry mobile Handset of all time is getting pumped up... in the form of Flare 2.0.

The FLARE 2.0 has been officially released! It's just a processor update powered by higher 1.2 Snapdragon 8225Q Quad-Core processor to the Original Flare. The device will be sporting 4" inch WVGA LCD Display which is supposedly improved in quality. Other than that it will have 512 of RAM and same camera features and to be sold at PHP 3,999.00. It is to say shift from Dual Core to Quad Core ng Bayan. So therefore it targets the same people. Then again they should have upgraded the battery at 1500 mAh with Quad-Core, doubt it will last a day without charging - for heavy users.

If the 2.0 did not gain your attention then you may want the Flare 2X. With just additional bucks, at PHP 4,499.00 you get 1GB of RAM and a Camera (rear) upgrade of 8MP which is great but wait a minute like the Flare 2.0 battery backup remain to be the flaw of the Flare line which sadly remains at 1500 mAh. Don't worry since it is most likely to live up to the hype it has created, people will get bright ideas or mod some battery out there and fix this so called weakness.

You might also take a gander at Burst 2.0 and the new Apollo.

The Burst 2.0 sports a bigger 4.5 FWVGA Display powered by Mediatek Quad Core Processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. It packs a 5MP Snapper and VGA Front Camera. Notably the device packs 2000 mAh battery. Well it seems like before this be an alternative to Flare 2.0 similar in specs but different. Sold for PHP 4699.00.

The Apollo, the new comer in the group will have a 4.5" inch HD Display and packs 12MP rear and 5MP front snapper Plus 1GB RAM for only 6,999.00! Well seems this will be targeted on selfies. Per box it shows 1800 mah battery but per opening of the handset 2000 mAh. Oh be warn look out for dead pixels and back light bleeding (BLB) when buying the handset. (use pure white and black background to detect such defect).

Cherry Mobile is really giving Quad-Core to the Masses and still delivers decent specs. Battery backup seems to have improved but with regards to quality it is a MUST to CHECK what you BUY! Look for dead pixels, BLB, hardware defects and not so regular software bugs.

So far been seeing the Flare 2.0 and Flare 2X so it just means that both devices live up to the popularity of the Flare line but still people do complain about battery life. Surprisingly, Cherry Mobile Burst 2.0 is getting a bit attention with regards to its performance in gaming especially with 5 Multi-touch points and because of battery life. On one hand, Apollo also shines for having better display, camera and performance.

Per Social Media, Cherry Mobile Kiosk (especially Berlein Mobile) offers Flare 2.0, Flare2X Apollo and Burst.

Update Flare 2.0, Flare 2X, Burst 2.0, and Apollo are available. See Links Below

Apollo (White)
Apollo (Black)

Flare 2.0
Flare 2.0 (Black)
Flare 2.0 (White)

Burst 2.0
Burst 2.0 (Black)

Flare 2X (4,999)
Flare 2X (Black)

Here Specs Summary (so far will be updated)

Flare 2.0
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
1.2GHz  Quad-Core Snapdragon 8225Q CPU
Adreno 203 GPU
512 RAM
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable up to 32GB  via MicroSD
5MP Rear/VGA
HSPA, 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
1550 mAh battery

4" WVGA Display
Android 4.1 Jellybean
1.2 GHz Quadcore
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable up to 32GB  via MicroSD
8MP Rear/Vga Front camera
HSPA, 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
1500 mAh

Android 4.2 Jellybean
4.5" FWVGA Display
1.2 GHz Quad-Core CPU
4GB Internal Memory
Expandable up to 32GB  via MicroSD
5MP Rear Camera with LED flash
VGA Front Camera
WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Dual SIM/Dual Standby
2,000 mAh Battery

4.5" HD IPS Display
1.2GHz Mediatek MT6589 Quad Core Processor
PowerVR SGX544MP
4GB Internal Memory
Expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
12MP BSI Rear Camera with LED Flash
5MP Front Camera
Dual Sim/Dual Standby
WiFi and WiFi Hotspot
FM Radio
3.5mm Audio Jack
1800 box / 2000 (actual unit) mAh Battery
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Gad In Town: Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Pureview Camera Phone

Philippines it is here is the Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Pureview Camera Phone

It is to say a cross between Lumia 920 and 808 Pureview. Taking the new form and Windows OS of the Lumia and Optical prowess of the latter. A convergence of technologies that brings the Pureview a step forward with new gears and software upgrade.

The device offers best viewing pleasure at 4.5" inch AMOLED Display that delivers crisp, clear, and vibrant colors enhanced with ClearBlack and PureMotion HD+ for optimal brightness and Sunlight readability. Sculpted Gorilla Glass 3 will ensure you solid protection.

In terms of innards, equipped with Dual-Core Snapdragon Krait Processor it performs fair better compared to some other quad-cores. The CPU is accompanied with 2GB RAM that is best for multitasking and ample of internal memory at 32GB plus 7GB skydrive cloud storage. If that's not enough, you will have arsenal of connectivity under your fingertips such as WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. Share contents and stream them unto networks with DLNA and access fast internet connection with HSPA+ or thru ultra-fast LTE.

Saving the best for last is the main selling point of the Lumia 1020 is its Camera. From the 808 Pureview which is one of the best camera phones in its time even with Symbian on the chopping block, Nokia now has brought the Pureview brand in the new age. With the Lumia 1020 packed with an impressive 41MP plus 1/1.5'' sensor size can give you high quality photos clear cut details and noise levels paired with Xenon flash support for low light conditions. Not just for still photos but also marvelous video at 1080p at 30fps and comes with loseless digital zoom.

With all improvements in hardware, the Pureview line is in good hands in Windows Phone 8 OS (upgradeable to AMBER) parting from Symbian. At least now, people wont worry that their phones will be left out in applications.The soul of this device comes with live tiles as well as nifty features as Glance Screen as well as the Camera Pro App. Additional accessories are also available to provide grip and wireless charging to this handset.

All in all, this is by far a great leap in technology that may as well replace point-and-shoot cameras. With Nokia Mobile being bought by Microsoft makes me look back when 808 Pureview was released and Symbian given an expiration date but still Pureview evolved and hopefully will continue to live in the form of a Microsoft Phone.

Anyways the Nokia Lumia 1020 is now being sold by
Widget City at 32,990.00
Kimstore at 32,780.00
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Gad in Town: ME Rainbow Tablet

New bright and colorful tablet from ME Rainbow Tablet. Combination of youthful colors, decent hardware plus Android Ecosystem.

It comes in BubbleGum, Mint Green, Coffee Brown, Ice Silver, Pepper Black, Rose Pink and Strawberry Red that will give a dash of color in your everyday life. Sporting a 7" inch  HD IPS Display will also give you crisp and quality display pleasure.

The hardware is pretty decent with 1GHz A20 Dual-Core Processor at heart accompanied by 1GB of RAM and sufficient 8GB internal memory that is conveniently expandable if the need rises via microSD for upto 32GB (recommending class 10). Connect via Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) for seamless internet connection as well as share contents. Capture moments or see your friends via videochat with VGA front and rear camera. Carry with you your important documents via USB and just plug via MicroUSB port (must have a OTG cable). Entertain your guess by watching movies using external display with HDMI output. The device caters to your basic needs as well as wants. Oh it carries 2500 mAh energy pack that will be enough for daily use.

Android Jellybean... Butter smooth goodness inside an eye-popping rainbow tablet through HD display at only 4,750.00. via 


Android 4.2 Jellybean
7" HD IPS Display
1GHz A20 Dual-Core Processor
8GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD 32GB
Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n
VGA front and Rear Camera
Support for 3G dongles and Ethernet with adapter
Micro USB port, 
HDMI output, 
3.5MM stereo headphone jack
Built-in speaker/ Microphone,
Battery 2500 mAh
Colors: BubbleGum, Mint Green, Coffee Brown, Ice Silver, Pepper Black, Rose Pink, Strawberry Red 
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

JustIn: MyPhone Vortex

A series of teasers had flooded social media from MyPhone regarding their upcoming handset - The Vortex.

This "Unstoppable Force" is now revealing itself. Sporting a 5 inch HD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The device is powered by Quad-Core Mediatek Processor, a Gig of RAM and 16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD. Equipped with 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front that will eventually replace your carry around point and shoot and its front great for selfies and video chats.

Complimenting its hardware, it runs on Android Jellybean but with preloaded goodies and enhanced applications. Multi-Video Display more like floating video app that enables you to watch videos as well as movies while doing other stuff. Camera app is also tweak to shoot 16 continuous shots in one click. Well other features noteworthy with myPhone is OTG support and external display.

The Vortex from MyPhone line is said to be sold at PhP 12,388.00. No release yet though... Maybe by end of this month.

Seems rumors are true... Leaked specs of this latest handsets reveal it does similar specs to Micromax Canvass 4.

5" inch HD display
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 Quad-core Processor
PowerVR SGX544 GPU
16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
13MP Rear with LED Flash
5MP front
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
2,000mAh battery
PhP 12,388.00

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Its Official: Lenovo Vibe X IdeaPhone S960 Smartphone and Ideapad S5000 Tablet

Lenovo just announced a new smartphone and tablet in the form of Vibe X or IdeaPhone S960 and S5000. The Top PC maker is likely to continue to penetrate the handheld markets and is doing tremendously great!

The design of their latest handsets would focus on look and feel as well as "premium polycarbonate body" that will give you "fabric-like surface". The Vibe X will be light and thin at 6.9mm and 121g while S5000 tablet will be just 7.9mm thick and weighing 236g.

Both devices will run Android 4.2 Jellybean. The IdeaPhone will sport a 5" Full HD IPS display Gorilla Glass 3. Powered by Quad-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6589T Processor and 2GB RAM. It will be equipped with 13MP BSI auto-focus camera and 5MP wide-angle front.

The S5000 7" tablet is said to be targeted at budget-friendly markets. Under the hood will have quad-core 1.2GHz Media Tek 8389 Processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Optics with 5MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera. The device will be packing 3450 mAh battery.

The Vibe X is said to be release in October in China but no word on other markets. The tablet is said to be release in 4Q of this year for $262 for selected markets. So far Lenovo has'nt left out Philippine Market before and therefore has bigger chance we will seeing both soon.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Now Available: MSI Primo 81 Specs, Price, Philippines

Once introduce during Computex 2013 in Taiwan, MSI Primo 81 Yablets hits Philippines shore.

The tablets resembles the looks of the iPad Mini but with Android on board. It boast also well to say more hardware boost as it packs a Quad-Core processor and a Gig of RAM. Internal storage is at 16GB expandable via microSD. It houses a 7.85 IPS Display which is also supplied by LG (same goes with the iPad Mini) then again you could connect it to an external display via mini hdmi. Just basic camera here with 2MP rear and VGA front and usual connectivity like Wifi and Bluetooth. It

does support USB OTG which Apple does not.

Well if you do want a tablet with the Ipad Mini looks but also want it to be Android then guess this one for you. Locally sold via at 8,500.00 (nearly half of the Mini). Said to be release officially August 28, 2013.

It is also available at Villman at 8,995.00

CPU Allwinner A31s Quad core 1.0 GHz
OS           Android 4.2
Memory DDR 1GB
LCD Size         7.85" 1024x768 IPS Panel
Graphics         PowreVR SGX544MP2 GPU
Touch Panel High Quality Capacitive Display Multi-Touch
Storage 16GB
Audio 0.5w Speaker
Camera Front 0.3M FF / Back 2.0M FF
Card Reader micro-SD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
HDMI Mini-HDMI x 1
USB 2.0 port Micro-USB x 1 , support OTG
Headphone-out 3.5mm headphone Jack
Sensor G-Sensor
AC Adapter AC Input AC100~240V/DC 5V/2A
Battery 3500 mAh
Weight (KG) 330g
Dimension 200.2 x 135 x 7.82mm
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