Monday, March 31, 2014

MyPhone Ocean Mini and Lite Literally

MyPhone updates its entry level line in the form of Ocean Mini and Ocean Lite.

The Ocean Mini sports a 3.5 inch HVGA (320x480) display while the Ocean Lite is at 4 inch WVGA (800x480).The devices are powered with Mediatek MTK6572 Dual-Core Processor with Mali-400 GPU. No word on RAM but most likely with reference to their competition, it should have 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

In terms of camera, the Mini has only 1.3MP Rear Camera and NO Front camera. The Lite has 3.2MP Rear with Flash and VGA front.

With regards to their connectivity, both have WiFi and Bluetooth... But there's NO 3G which is the Major Flaw so 2G Only.

To wrap up things, MyPhone is keen on delivering smartphones on all fronts and in this case for low-end and budget consumers. Then again, as competition gets serious and in the age of always ON, the omission of 3G is a deal-breaker. If it won't bother you then Ocean Mini and Lite will deliver your basic smartphone needs.

Looks like Ocean Lite gets a price cut at only 1,999.00. Look Here:
MyPhone Ocean Lite 4GB Android 4.2 (Black)
MyPhone Ocean Lite 4GB Android 4.2 (White)

Specs Summary
MyPhone Ocean Mini Specifications
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
3.5" HVGA (320x480) Display
1GHz Dual-Core MediaTek MT6572 Processor
Mali-400 GPU
Expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
1.3MP Fixed-Focus Rear Camera
2G Only
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Price: Php1,999 (Official SRP)

MyPhone Ocean Lite Specifications
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
4-inch WVGA (800x480) Display
1GHz Dual-Core MediaTek MT6572 Processor
Mali-400 GPU
Expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
3.2MP Fixed-Focus Rear Camera with Flash
VGA Front camera
2G Only
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Price: Php2,999 (Official SRP)

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Microsoft Office for Apple iPhone iPad is Official!!! and Free!!!

Yes, its official Microsoft Office has finally made its way for the iPad and iPhone. Specifically three important office apps namely Word, Powerpoint and Excel is free for download for viewing documents only.

Update now its FREE!!! to create and edit your files and folders. For advance editing features, you need a subscription to Office 365. (See here)

Here's a promo video from Microsoft marking its introduction...

Head on over to Apple App Store and get it... Click here
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cherry Mobile Amethyst - Budget Getter

Cherry Mobile is at it again with its low down crazy prices... Here is Amethyst, a super-budget needy smartphone covering the basic needs.

With a 3.5 inch display is quite adequate for portable device that brings Android 4.2 to the mix powered by Dual-Core Processor with decent enough Mali-400 GPU though limited by 256MB of RAM and 2GB storage. It really depends on how you use it, if your just plain call and text and some social at the side then great if your gamer then this ones is not for you.

Casual camera features at hand with 2MP rear and VGA front camera combo. In terms of connectivity, it comes with WiFi and Bluetooth plus you have also HSPA+ for a more speedy data connection. Battery is just a measly 1200mAh.

Overall it is for beginners, first-time users, students. a secondary dual-sim phone or if your tired of your feature phone. Cherry Mobile takes down prices to a low which for sure it will attract price conscious consumers and makes it available for the less fortunate. At 2,299.00, no need to argue about specs if you need more then shell out more.

Looking for One?
Get it Here:
Cherry Mobile Amethyst (White)

Specs Summary:
3.5" HVGA (320x480) Display
1Ghz Dual-Core CPU
Mali-400 GPU
2GB Internal Storage
Expandable via microSD up to 32GB
2MP Rear Camera With LED Flash
VGA Front Camera
Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi b/g/n
1950mAh Battery
PhP 2,299.00
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Cloudfone 400dx: Entry Level Power

Cloudfone is on a roll with its releases and now here comes a powerhouse literally in the form of Cloudfone Excite 400dx.

This entry level device sports a 4 inch WVGA TFT Display and like other key players makes use of 1.2GHz Mediatek Dual-Core MT6572 Processor with Mali-400 GPU. It also applies to internal storage with 4GB on board and 512MB RAM.

In terms of optics, it sports a 5MP rear / VGA Front camera combo that Lacks Flash. In terms of connectivity, HSPA+ is listed for data but no word of WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS but with todays standards they should be there...

What set it apart from other smartphones at 2,999.00 is its battery at 3000mAh so you know why its a powerhouse compared to 1500-2000mAh on other brands. This surely is a winner for Cloudfone cause people looking at those price range look on staying connected for days and Excite 400dx surely delivers that.

Its Available at Kimstore... But I found one on Sulit or to say OLX at a higher price.

Update: So seems that Cloudfone will be offering it with another 1400 mAh battery. So that makes two batteries that you can interchange when your running low. With that, you get another back case. For a steep price, you surely get more than what you pay for.

Android Jelybean 4.2.2
4" WVGA (800x480) Display
1.2Ghz Dual-Core MediaTek MT6572 Processor
Mali-400 GPU
4GB Internal Storage
5MP Rear Camera
VGA Front Camera
FM Radio
Dual SIM Dual Standby
1400mAh / 3000mAh Battery

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Starmobile Engage 7 Lite

Starmobile Engage 7 goes Lite... Entry level gets serious.

The new Engage 7 Lite runs on Android 4.2.2 Jellybean. It houses a  7 inch WSVGA (1024 x 600) Multitouch TFT Display powered by Rockchip RK3168 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor together with PowerVR SGX540 GPU. Memory is at 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). I guess the word "Lite" is an understatement with decent hardware on board.

Only 2MP rear and VGA front fixed focus camera for optics and only WiFi for connectivity. This is where Starmobile made cuts to reduce price. On Flip side, it does support USB OTG and carries 3000mAh battery.

It does have a premium look to it with its metallic finish and its innards surely shines for budget tablet. Can't say anything much on optics and connectivity. But at 3,990.00 it is really worth considering for you first tablet or for playing with kids.

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Spotted: Lenovo Miix 2 8 inch Tablet

Guess your looking for a Windows tablet too. Like me, I have been on a constant look out for prospects... Behold, the Lenovo Miix 2 8 inch Windows Tablet which the manufacturer officially launch although it took time to get on the shelves.

The New Lenovo Miix 2 offers a 8 inch HD WXGA (1280 x 800) IPS Display powered by Intel Baytrail Processor clocked at 1.33GHz coupled with Intergrated Graphics and 2GB of RAM. Storage is at 64GB eMMC but don't fret a microSD slot  is available if you need more.

On the connectivity side, it houses a Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n but NO GPS. On the flip side, this Miix 2 is the 3G variant so meaning you have data connectivity that its competition lacks. Other than that, it is equipped with 5MP (they say up to 8MP) rear and 2MP front for your portrait and video needs.

The device comes with stereo speakers and audio jack. Charging is via Micro-USB and supports as a host for OTG devices. Added software features includes Lenovo® Companion App, McAfee® Internet Security (30-day free trial), VeriFace® Pro, Lenovo® Cloud Storage, Evernote®, CyberLink YouCam, Skype™
and Zinio Online Newstand. It's a shocking though during the launch and other reviews that Microsoft Office is pre-installed but it looks like you just get a TRIAL!!!

To sum it up, the Lenovo Miix 2 has potential with its bright and responsive IPS display, Ample 64GB storage and full Windows 8. However, I must say I kinda miss an HDMI Port and if I may request a Keyboard Dock. Trial Version for Microsoft Office is just plain SAD. Price at 21,999.00 that comes with (Free) Tablet Cover with Stylus. 

To be honest it has potential but it is underwhelm by Trial Version Only Office Suite which at present time is a NEED when buying Windows and at that price I could get myself a hybrid with keyboard dock in the name of ASUS Transformer T100. The Lenovo Miix 2 just edges out its competition with 3G other than that it just serves as alternative.

If you want one it is Now Available at Villman!!!

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Spotted: Alcatel One Touch Pop C7

More of a spotting frenzy, seeing all this handsets pops just around the corner. Anyways here's a Pop from Alcatel - One Touch POP C7.

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Spotted: Cloudfone Excite 500q

It looks like Cloudfone is strengthening its android line up and with the new Excite 500q, its getting serious business.

At price alone you will surely get excited to buy the 500q... Wait a moment before selling out those hard earn money you need to know makes device so worthy.

Lets begin, it sports a 5 inch 5-point Multitouch capacitive display with a FWVGA 854x480 pixels resolution. If you think damn not even qHD, just for your info they are just a difference of few pixels. Another thing to consider, with competition in the price range they only have lesser touch points (cough, screen size) compared to 500q.

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