Mark your calendar! ASUS Philippines will finally launch the ZenFone 3 series on August 14.
Say anything you want against PCs, but did you know that the market for them in the Philippines defied global trends in the first quarter of 2016? Not only that, the local PC market posted the highest shipment levels since the third quarter of 2014.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Downloading unverified apps is risky, so unless you are in the business of reviewing them, we suggest you wait for the official apps to go live in your country.
This is not one record we can be proud of: Once again, the Philippines was tied with India for last place among 15 surveyed countries in the Asia Pacific ranking in average broadband speeds.
Waiting for the next train at the MRT stations in Ortigas and Guadalupe may be a wee bit tolerable now that there’s free internet provided by Globe Telecom.
Time to finally catch a Pokemon on your Android or iOS device.
All the good seats to Gilas Pilipinas’ games at the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament have long been sold out. Even if you do find a source who will gladly sell you tickets, getting a good view of the court will set you back anywhere from P7,000 (about $150) to north of P10,000 ($210) per seat.
You gotta love competition.
A day after Smart Communications revealed a P50 promo that lets you consume 1GB of data within three days, Globe Telecom also announced they have upgraded their GoSURF50.
And it is not Nutella.
You know a product is about to get launched when your timeline is filled with leaks about it. These past few days, it was the next Samsung Note’s turn to take the spotlight.
Apparently, it was no fluke, and we’re wishing something like this would come to the Philippines soon enough.
Four months after saying it would release a device that will cost only 251 rupees (about P173), Indian start-up Ringing Bells reveals it is ready to deliver the first batch of the world’s cheapest smartphone — 200,000 units of them — starting June 30.
Dark clouds continue to loom for the Philippines’ largest telecommunications service provider, as PLDT earlier this week reported that its consolidated core net income in 2015 dropped six percent to P35.2 billion from P37.4 billion the year before.
The OPPO F1, first smartphone in the company’s F series of devices has yet to officially debut in the Philippines, but apparently it has been available locally, albeit in limited quantities and in select stores ahead of its February 17 launch event.
Official confirmation has been made that LG’s next superphone, the LG G5, is indeed slated to debut on February 21, which is also the launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S7. We no longer have to take the rumored launch date with a grain of salt, as LG took to Facebook and the company’s social blog to announce the news.
Has Yahoo hung up a “for sale” sign on the window? If you ask company chairman Maynard Webb, the answer would be a soft “yes,” following a press statement that said the Silicon Valley Internet giant will “engage on qualified strategic proposals” amid efforts to reverse its failing fortunes. Which is to say that reasonable offers to purchase the business, or parts of it, will be entertained.
Firefly Mobile is no stranger to releases aimed at disrupting the Philippine market, and the Firefly Mobile Intense Desire certainly looks the part of a budget smartphone with plenty of value to offer. Never mind that it sort of looks like an iPhone clone, or Meizu phone, encased in gold plastic.
The short answer is yes, at least according to one market research firm. The latest report from TrendForce is out, and the survey shows that smartphone shipments in 2015 grew 10.3 percent year-on-year to 1.293 billion units, nearly half of which, or 539 million, came from brands from the Far East.
With the Mobile World Congress in February fast approaching, the leaks and rumor mill are once again alive and well for some of the hardware that will be shown off during the biggest event for phone makers.