Android Loads Web Pages 52% Faster Than iPhone

If you are torn between an Android phone and an iPhone, you might want to take into account the results of a recent study comparing their browsing speeds. A study conducted by Blaze Software revealed that Android loads web pages 52% faster than iPhone.  Blaze Software arrived at this result using a Google Nexus S … [Read more…]

BayanTel Offers Plan 899 With 3Mbps Capped at 15GB

  Following the recent capped offering of Sky Broadband, Bayan Telecommunications (BayanTel) is now offering a 3Mbps internet speed package for a monthly subscription fee of Php899. The speed is 2Mbps slower than the offering of Sky Broadband but the cap limit is the same at 15GB.  For the difference in speed, you get the Bayantel … [Read more…]

Globe Telecom Opposed to Smart’s Acquisition of Sun Cellular

It has been recently reported that local telecommunications firm Globe Telecom urged government and concerned agencies to study the share-swap deal between Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), owner of Smart Telecom, and Digital Telecommunications Philippines Inc. (Digitel), owner of Sun Cellular. PLDT acquired Digitel for P69.2 billion, raising concerns of monopolization since there are … [Read more…]

Meet the E6, the Other New Symbian Anna Handset from Nokia

Along with the announcement of the Nokia X7, the Finnish company recently introduced the Nokia E6 handset.  Similar to the Nokia X7, the Nokia E6 will carry the much improved Symbian “Anna” operating system.  This update to Symbian^3 reportedly offers usability enhancements including new icons, improved text input, a faster internet browsing experience and a … [Read more…]

Nokia Announces the X7 Handset

Nokia has officially announced the availability of the Nokia X7 in the UK. The Nokia X7 handset will run an updated Symbian^3 “Anna” OS which is expected to showcase several enhancements, among which is an improved browsing performance.  The Nokia X7 features an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, a 4-inch OLED ClearBlack display, and a … [Read more…]

Torque Dual-SIM Android Phones on Sale!

  Torque is a budding local mobile phone brand that offers very affordable handsets.  It is quite similar to Cherry Mobile and MyPhone which both offer super-cheap mobile phones. Torque claims to have the first dual-SIM Android phones in the market. Considering that I am currently not aware of any other Android phone with dual-SIM … [Read more…]

HTC Set to Release the HTC Wildfire S Android Handset

  HTC is set to release the HTC Wildfire S handset in the Philippines.  Availability of this budget Android handset is expected to coincide with the release of the HTC Desire S. The HTC Wildfire S is an upgrade to the HTC Wildfire which made a name for itself in the budget Android phone category.  … [Read more…]

Android Phones to Watch Out For in 2011

  Google Android has grown exponentially in the past couple of years.  Gartner Research recently predicted that by the end of 2011, Google Android will become the most popular smartphone operating system worldwide and will account for 49 percent of the smartphone market by 2012. It is therefore interesting to see which Android phones will be … [Read more…]

HTC Desire vs HTC Desire S, Should You Upgrade?

HTC Desire S will hit Phillippine shores this Monday, April 11, 2011 as reported, and is expected to retail at Php25,990.  This is a very attractive price considering that the original HTC Desire retailed north of Php30,000 at the time of its release. The HTC Desire S is an upgrade of the HTC Desire. The HTC Desire was released … [Read more…]

The 2011 Honda Jazz Features New Aggressive Styling

  Honda Philippines recently released the 2011 edition of its widely popular Honda Jazz. The Honda Jazz has energized the small car segment since its release in 2004.  And now with the entry of its 2011 model, Honda is sure to continue creating interest over this small car. I came across a display model of … [Read more…]

Boxer Manny Pacquiao is Back on Twitter, Now Using @MannyPacquiao

  Number one pound-for-pound boxer Manny Pacquiao is back on Twitter under the user name @MannyPacquiao. Manny Pacquiao is once again a member of twitterverse after his previous account @CongMP was deleted on March 22, 2011.  Pacquiao, a very popular boxer and a current member of the Philippine Congress, deleted his previous Twitter account after … [Read more…]

Google’s “Gmail Motion” Released April 1, Turns Out to Be an April Fool’s Prank

  Google has surprised its users with the release of Gmail Motion, a supposed new feature of its Gmail email service.  Users of Gmail were greeted on April 1 with a notice on the Gmail homepage introducing a new way to communicate. The feature is introduced in a Gmail Motion Beta page with this believable spiel: … [Read more…]