HOLD your breath. Soon, and we mean really soon, we might finally see the first Nokia flagship smartphone since HMD Global secured the rights to use the brand.
AS reported earlier, HTC is coming back to the Philippines after years of absence, with the HTC U11, the company’s flagship, expected to launch this month. We’re told HTC will be bringing in the U Ultra, U Play, and Desire 10 Pro as well. That sounds well and good — but how much will they cost?
WE did it. We recorded our first Facebook Live session for the site, which is somewhat weird considering we’ve done a whole bunch of other sessions for other websites and brands. And for our first episode, we turn to the Xiaomi Mi 6, the OPPO F3, and the Vivo V5s, with emphasis on the first smartphone.
HEADS-UP, discerning shoppers: There is a new budget smartphone in town to challenge the likes of the Cherry Mobile Flare 5, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime, and the Vivo Y53. Except this one is more likely to outlast the competition, what with its 3,000mAh battery, more than what most other brands provide.
SAMSUNG just announced the new Galaxy J7 Pro for the Philippine market last week, in case you haven’t heard. And while the self-described pro-sumer phone is promising in many respects, the only Samsung device that really interests us at this time of year is the one Sammy will make a big fuss of next.
THE ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (click for complete specs) was one of the better budget phones on the local market in 2016, impressing with its upmarket looks, good performance (for the price), and excellent battery life. This year’s iteration, the predictably named ASUS ZenFone 4 Max (click for full specs), seems determined to break new grounds while remaining grounded on the values of its predecessor.
WHEN you taunt another brand about the very thing that it claims to be an expert in, you better make sure that your product delivers in the area where it’s supposed to be good at. So when Samsung Electronics Philippines posted this teaser video for what turned out to be the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (click for complete specs), we were determined to find out if the smartphone can really capture great photos in low light, as the Korean tech giant claims.
FOR the past couple of years, Sony has come out with so many flagship smartphones that it’s easy to forget it still cares about its midrange game. In the previous months alone, the Xperia XZ, XZs, and XZ Premium have, in that order, rotated as the face of the Japanese firm’s Android efforts — possibly to the detriment of lesser phones that arguably offer more bang for the buck.
REMEMBER this day. Today, June 30, marks the return of the most popular feature phone in 2000. Or, fine, the modern version of it. HMD Global, through the Nokia Mobile Facebook page, has announced that the Nokia 3310 2017 edition (click for complete specs) is now out in Philippine stores.
CALLING all Hello Kitty fans in the Philippines! What could be the laptop of your dreams is already available in major retailers and Acer concept stores nationwide. Say hi to the Acer Aspire V3 Hello Kitty limited-edition notebook.
FAST wired internet is already available in the Philippines, with Globe Telecom and PLDT, the country’s telecom duopoly, stepping forward with their respective fiber-powered offers. Then there’s Converge ICT, a relatively new — and unproven — option for residential owners.