Cellphones

Cherry Mobile unveils Philippines’ first Android tablet-phone, two handsets

Maverick Philippine handset maker Cherry Mobile tonight unveiled the country’s first Android-powered tablet and two other Android phones. The Superion, priced at P19,990, is powered by Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) and sports the following: Qualcomm MSM 7227 600MHz processor, 512MB ROM/512MB RAM, 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, 16GB expandable to 32MB, 3G/HSDPA, GPS/AGPS, WIFI, Bluetooth, standard mini-USB, […]

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TXTPower: NTC must lower prices

Consumer advocacy group TXTPower held a press conference today to demand lower prices and the banning of spam, along with the extension of prepaid load expiry as solutions to “vanishing loads”. We are not impressed by the new circular. More should be done by government.

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US conference applauds Pinoy texting power

Yes, folks, our sophisticated use of cellphones makes Filipinos a star here in the Los Angeles conference I’m attending. Speaking at the Beyond Broadcast 2009 plenary session yesterday (Thursday in Manila), I shared how we make use of mobile phones for pro-consumer and pro-people ends. Read more about it at the TXTPower website. I’ve met […]

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New cellphone tax in aid of election

For the past few months, the House committee on oversight quietly studied how revenue agencies could jack up the proceeds from gazillions of pesos in a new tax to be siphoned off from Filipino cellphone users. In its narrow view, the House panel avers that government is not able to check whether the taxes remitted […]

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Google to launch smartphone on Sept. 23

US telco T-Mobile will launch the first smartphone powered by Google’s Android operating system this month, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Google smartphone is expected to do some serious battle with Apple’s iPhone which is saddled by network-lock and several technical issues.

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Calling the bluff

Today’s Inquirer editorial says that TXTPower jumped into the Arroyo administration’s free text bandwagon “never mind if they’ve been critical of the President in the past”. Elsewhere, a member of a Yahoogroup said that TXTPower “forgot all about the political context of the DOTC move. It naively fell into GMA’s trap”.

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Download Lozada_Souljaboy protest ringtone!

Here’s a free and cool way to express your support for Jun Lozada and your protest against GMA’s role in the NBN scam. Download and use the Lozada Souljaboy protest ringtone now. Use it as a ringtone or message alert, or perhaps as the soundtrack for your Friendster page. To download, right-click here or here […]

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Palm US to launch GSM Centro on Feb. 19?

This is good news to the Palm community, perhaps to fill the void in between now and the launch of the next generation Palm OS: A GSM version of the $99 Palm Centro may be out next week through US carrier AT&T! According to a report by EverythingTreo: A member in our forums has received […]

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