Sony Joins Tablet Wars, Unveils S1 and S2 Android Tablets

Sony just joined the tablet wars by unveiling two Android 3.0 tablets: the S1 and the S2 tablets. Set to compete with the iPad, the S1 is a 9.4-inch that sports a folded magazine design.  It features a Tegra 2 processor, customized touch panel UI and web browser, and front and rear-facing cameras.   The S1 uses infrared technology and works as a … [Read more…]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Ultrathin Notebook Appears Online

  We all know that the design of the IBM ThinkPad which became popular in the 90s has been retained by Lenovo in current models. To many, this design already feels quite old.  While ThinkPads are tough and sturdy Lenovo has lost many would-be buyers because of its design. And just when we thought that … [Read more…]

Globe Launches 4G Mobile Broadband

  While SMART Communications was preparing for the initial rollout of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband service in Boracay, Globe announced the launch of its own 4G mobile service.  Globe expanded its current 4G footprint and claims to be the first carrier in the Philippines to launch the commercial roll out of 4G mobile technology … [Read more…]

Samsung Retaliates, Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

  On April 21, 2011 Samsung Electronics Co. filed patent lawsuits against Apple for its iPhone and iPad devices in apparent retaliation over Apple’s own suit against Samsung.  Samsung filed a lawsuit in the Seoul Central District Court, Korea against Apple Inc. citing five patent infringements. Separately, Samsung filed a suit in a court in Tokyo, Japan citing two patent … [Read more…]

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Drops the Girly Look, Now a Man’s Car

Have you wanted a Volkswagen Beetle but found the current model too girly for your taste?  Worry no more as Volkswagen injected lots of testosterone into the 2012 Beetle.  Yes sir, the Volkswagen Beetle has finally manned up. Volkswagen has just unveiled the 2012 Beetle and what the public saw was not a girly-looking vehicle … [Read more…]

Intel Supports Android, Will Make Chips for Honeycomb Tablets

  Why is it that almost all smartphones run on processors built on the ARM architecture and nothing from Intel? While Intel was busy working on computers, ARM has been lording over mobile devices.  The inevitable growth of the smartphone business has forced Intel to try its hands in creating mobile chips, and it has chosen the Android … [Read more…]

Toshiba Outs the Protege R830 Notebook

Toshiba recently outed the Portégé R830, an ultra-thin and lightweight notebook that promises a good blend of performance and durability.   Toshiba claims that the Portégé R830 is the world’s lightest 13.3-inch full-performance ultra-portable laptop featuring an integrated DVD drive. The notebook offers protection through a design that is claimed to effectively absorb shock.  The Portégé R830 … [Read more…]

SMART Introduces LTE Broadband, Promises 50mbps Speed

Smart Communications recently introduced Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology, touted as the fastest in the world today.  This technology is also popularly referred to as 4G, or the fourth-generation mobile phone technology. According to Smart, it’s current LTE is currently delivering download and upload speeds of up to 50 mbps and will be … [Read more…]

Apple Sues Samsung Over Phone and Tablet Designs

  Apple has reportedly brought Samsung Electronics to court claiming the Korean company copied the iPhone and the iPad.  Apple is alleging the Galaxy line of phones and tablets infringe on the company’s patents and trademarks. The suit was filed in a U.S. District Court in Northern California, alleges intellectual property rights violations ranging from … [Read more…]

HTC Sensation Superphone Now Official

  HTC just gave us another reason to go Android. The Taiwanese company has recently announced the HTC Sensation, a 4.3-inch handset which features a 1.2 Ghz dual core CPU.  Dubbed by HTC as a “multimedia superphone”, the device features a contoured qHD glass display similar to the Google Nexus S, something to protect the device … [Read more…]

iPhone 4 Review

  In spite of the good things I have heard about the iPhone 4, I was not easily drawn to it.  I blame it on the experience I had with the first generation iPhone.  Issues with connectivity, forced restarts and missing text messages made me think that the iPhone was over rated and I would … [Read more…]

Angry Birds Wins Best Game at Appy Awards, Facebook is Best Time Waster

This year’s Appy Awards organized by Carphone Warehouse recognized the best mobile apps in ten categories. About 30,000 voters selected the best apps from 50 nominees. The big winner on the Appy Awards is Angry Birds which bagged the Best Game App and the Best App of the Year awards.   Not too shabby Angry … [Read more…]