Two Local Smartphone Brands Recognized as Strong Brands in Asia

Two Local Smartphone Brands Recognized as Strong Brands in Asia

Local smartphone makers Cherry Mobile and Starmobile were two of 15 brands recognized as strong contenders from Asia, to make their mark in the world. These brands are all popular in their respective countries, slowly closing the gap between them and Samsung (and to some extent, Apple). The other contenders include China’s Xiaomi, Coolpad, and … Read More

Xiaomi Coming to the PH, Changes Name to Mi

Xiaomi Coming to the PH, Changes Name to Mi

Popular Chinese smartphone maker Xiami has recently announced that they will be expanding to ten new markets, including the Philippines. In an effort to make the brand friendlier to non-Chinese, Xiaomi (translates to “little rice”) has shortened its name to Mi. They are hoping this will make the brand easier to remember, as they begin … Read More

Local Smartphone Brands Fueling Smartphone Growth in the PH

Local Smartphone Brands Fueling Smartphone Growth in the PH

According to a recent survey conducted by rewards platform Jana, the country’s top three homegrown smartphone brands are fueling the increase in smartphone adoption in the Philippines. Cherry Mobile, MyPhone and Starmobile are all offering affordable Android devices. The survey noted that the Philippines has the fastest growing smartphone adoption in Asia, at 75% year-on-year increase in mobile shipments … Read More

iOS 7.1.1 Update Released

iOS 7.1.1 Update Released

Attention iPhone users: Apple has quietly released an update for iOS. Numbered 7.1.1, the update brings with it minor improvements, security and bug fixes. Released for compatible iOS devices, the 26.1MB update improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition, fixes a keyboard bug and issues with Bluetooth keyboards. Just proceed to your settings menu to check if its available. … Read More

China Based Zopo Mobile, Coming to the PH

China Based Zopo Mobile, Coming to the PH

Novo7Tech teased on their FB page that they will be bringing in Zopo Mobile, another China smartphone brand, to the Philippines. Besides the teaser, they also posted a photo of an unidentified black Zopo smartphone. Anyway, a quick search in the internet revealed a phone that looks like the one on the photo. The smartphone could … Read More

Project Ara Could be any Phone You Want It to be

Project Ara Could be any Phone You Want It to be

Last week, Google held its first developer conference for Project Ara, and also unveiled a prototype of their modular phone. Like Lego, you could essentially build your dream phone by buying and swapping blocks or modules that you want. The concept was similar to yesteryear’s make your own PC, wherein you can decide what goes … Read More

Asus Brings ZenFone Series to Southeast Asia, Starting with Jakarta

Asus Brings ZenFone Series to Southeast Asia, Starting with Jakarta

Asus recently launched it’s ZenFone series in Jakarta. Originally announced at CES earlier this year, the Asus ZenFone series is powered by Intel processors, and will come in three screen sizes, 4, 5 and 6-inches. Already available in Taiwan and China, the smartphones will soon be coming to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. No news … Read More

Starmobile NFC Tags Announced

Starmobile NFC Tags Announced

Starmobile announced on their Facebook page that they will be releasing their own NFC tags to compliment the Starmobile Octa. I’m assuming you can pre-program specific commands to automatically activate when your NFC-capable phone comes in contact with the tags. Or you can even program the tags themselves to give out  details like contact numbers or URLs … Read More