Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LG Optimus L9 now official

South Korean electronics manufacturer LG has just announced a new smartphone in the L series, the LG Optimus L9.
 This new phone boasts a 1 GHz dual core-processor and 1GB RAM. It also offers a generous 4.7" IPS display as well as a 5MP camera w/ a VGA front cam. The phone also has 2,150 mAh battery capacity.

L9 also has a slim design (9.1 mm thick) and weighs 125 g only.

LG Optimus L9 will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Price and availability is still unknown as of this moment.

For more info, check this link out:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sony Xperia tipo to be out early September

Sony Xperia tipo, another new budget phone from the Xperia line, will be released this coming September, according to Sony Mobile PH via Facebook.

Sony Xperia tipo will be the cheapest smartphone in the Xperia series. It has two versions, one with only a single sim slot, and another with two sim slots, which is called Xperia tipo Dual.

Xperia tipo has the following specs:
  • 3.2" TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors, 180 ppi pixel density
    • scratch-resistant glass
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7225AA
  • CPU: 800 MHz Cortex-A5
  • GPU: Adreno 200  
  • 2.9 GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB microSD
  • 512MB RAM
  • 3.15 MP rear camera
  • Wi-Fi, accelerometer, Bluetooth, Stereo FM Radio, A-GPS
  • Android v.4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • dual-sim (for Xperia tipo Dual)
Xperia tipo will be available this coming September with a price of PHP 7,690. Meanwhile, Xperia tipo Dual will arrive by October with a higher price of PHP 8,490.

With its specs, it rivals Lenovo A65, LG Optimus L3, Samsung Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Duos, and Alcatel Blaze Duo 918N. although these phones are cheaper.

For details about this product, check out the official product page:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Win A FREE Lenovo P700!

The best things in life are free, right! And after many people demanding for a P700 giveaway contest, Lenovo Mobile Philippines finally gave in! And now they're giving one (1) Lenovo P700 away for FREE! Join now! Just visit this link for instructions:


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Xperia Acro S to be available early September

According to Sony Mobile Philippines (Facebook), Xperia Acro S will be available by early September.

Sony Xperia Acro S is certainly for people who loves to travel or those who bring their phones anywhere they go. It is dust, scratch, and water resistant, and has a shatter-proof glass that can withstand normal wear and tear. It also sports a powerful 1.5 GHz dual core processor for your daily computing needs, as well as 16GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB for your files and apps. Take everyday snapshots with the 12MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. What a phone!

Here are the full specs of this phone:
  •  4.3" LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • shatter-proof glass, scratch-resistant, Bravia engine
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon
  • GPU: Adreno 220
  • 16GB internal memory,up to 32GB microSD
  • 1GB RAM
  • 12MP rear camera w/ autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • wi-fi, bluetooth, accelerometer, DLNA, FM radio, A-GPS
  • Android OS v.4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • dust, scratch, and water-resistant
  • PRICE: PHP 26,990!!
For more info about this product, check this link:

Sony Mobile PH Facebook page:

Gameloft unveils new Unreal Engine game

Gameloft has finally revealed through Facebook its first game made using Unreal Engine. The game is called 'Wild Blood', and will be available soon on iOS and Android

Watch the video here for the gameplay:

Judging on the game's design and appearance on the gameplay, this will be a graphic-intensive game. So for Android fans out there, don't worry as long as you have at least 1GHz maybe and a good GPU, it will work somehow. And for iPhone and iPad users, this game will surely work. Wish I have an Android or iPhone! This will definitely be a good game!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Acer Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo becomes official

Acer, a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics maker, has just announced two new smartphones, which was leaked earlier, the Acer Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo.

Both phones are the same except that Liquid Gallant Duo is dual-sim. Here are the specifications:
  • 4.3" TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 540 x 960 pixels, 256 ppi
  • 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9, MTK6575 chipset
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX531
  • 4GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, up to 32GB microSD
  • 5MP camera w/ autofocus and LED flash
  • Wi-Fi, accelerometer, bluetooth, FM Radio, A-GPS
  • Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Dual Sim (Gallant Duo)
  • 1500 mAh battery
It will be available by September, however, Acer did not give a price tag. If it will be launched in the Philippines too is still a question. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Samsung shows teaser for Galaxy Note II

Samsung has teased its fans by releasing a short video that centers the upcoming Galaxy Note II.


The video shows Wim Wender, a German film director, saying "All the things you can do in a blink of an eye, with such a small and light thing", which may be referring to the device.

Galaxy Note II will be revealed on August 29 at the Mobile Unpacked Event in Berlin, Germany. No specs disclosed however.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sony unveils new Xperia SL

Sony has unveiled a new addition to the Xperia family, the Xperia SL.

Sony Xperia SL has been silently revealed at Sony Mobile's global website, showing along key features and specifications. This phone is Xperia S' successor, and is packed with a more powerful processor of 1.7 GHz compared to the latter's 1.5 GHz processor.

Here are its specifications as given in the official product page:
  • 4.3" scratch-resistant TFT screen, 16M colors, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Dual Core processor
  • 12.1 MP camera w/ autofocus, pulsed LED flash, 16x digital zoom
  • Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 
Price is still unknown.
For more info, check the official Sony Mobile website:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Nokia Asha 311 now available in the Philippines!

Nokia Asha 311, the most powerful of the Asha Touch range, has finally landed to stores here in the Philippines.

Asha 311 has the following specs:
  • 3" TFT capacitive touch screen, 56K colors, 240 x 400 pixels, 155 ppi pixel density
    • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 140 MB, 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM, expandable up to 32 GB microSD
  • 3.15 MP camera
  • Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, Accelerometer, Stereo FM Radio, Java
  • 40 EA games FREE
  • 1110 mAh battery
  • Price:PHP 5,650
Watch the video here from Nokia:


Nokia Asha Touch range include the Asha 305, 306, and 311. All are available now at Nokia Stores nationwide.

REVIEWS: GSMArena, Unleash The Phones

Huawei's quad-core phones to be launched late August

Huawei's anticipated quad-core phones, the Ascend D quad and D Quad XL will be officially launched before August ends.

Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL both has 1.5GHz quad-core K3V2 chipset, which is manufactured by Huawei, too. Quad XL, on the other hand, has a 2,600 mAh battery, and is quite bigger than its sibling. Both phones have large 4.5" IPS HD display, an 8 MP camera and 8 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card.

It will be launched first in its home country, China, and the rest follows. Pricing is yet unknown. 

Huawei has their presence here in the Philippines, with Huawei Honor and Ascend Y200. Who knows, they might launch these phones here.

Windows 8 now available for trial

Windows 8, the latest version of Microsoft's famous and widely-used operating system, can now be downloaded for a 90-day evaluation.

The version for trial, the Windows 8 Enterprise, is intended for developers to make and test Windows 8 applications, as well as IT professionals. It is available in 32-bit and 64-bit version.

System requirements to be able to run Windows 8:
  • 1 GHZ processor or faster
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 20 GB hard disk space
  • Microsoft Direct X 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Also, there are additional requirements:
  • a monitor or tablet with multitouch support, to be able to use touch
  • an Internet connection to download Windows 8 apps
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution; to snap apps: 1366 x 768 resolution
Get it here:


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

LG Mobile Phones' Price Slash!

Truly the smartphone competition here in the Philippines has always been intense. Almost all brands have their own smartphone models suited for every individual, from entry-level to high-end phones. LG, a Korean electronics manufacturer, makes sure that it still is in the battle, by slashing down the price of some of their phones.

  • LG Cookie Smart T375 - PHP 3,990
  • LG Optimus L3 E400 - PHP 5,390
  • LG Optimus L3 Dual E405 - PHP 6,490
  • LG Optimus Hub E510 - PHP 7,990

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

LG Optimus L3 dual now available!

LG has finally released the dual sim version of their budget phone LG Optimus L3, the LG Optimus L3 Dual. The phone of course has the same specs, except for an additional sim slot.

LG Optimus L3 Dual E405

  • 3.2" TFT capacitive touchscreen, 262K colors, 240 x 320 pixels
  • chipset: Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon
  • CPU: 800 MHZ Cortex-A5
  • GPU: Adreno 200
  • 1GB internal storage, up to 32GB microSD
  • 384MB RAM
  • 3MP rear camera
  • Wi-Fi, bluetooth, accelerometer, stereo FM Radio, DLNA
  • dual-sim
  • Android OS v.2.3.6 Gingerbread
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • PHP 6,490

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sony Xperia Go now available!

A new Sony Xperia model has finally arrived in the Philippines, officially: the Xperia Go. This phone is dust, scratch, and water-resistant and packs a powerful dual-core processor.

 Sony Xperia Go
  •  3.5" LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine, scratch-resistant glass
  • Chipset: NovaThor U8500
  • CPU: Dual-core 1GHZ Cortex-A9
  • GPU: Mali-400
  • 8GB internal memory, 4GB user available, up to 32GB microSD
  • 5MP rear camera w/ LED flash
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, accelerometer, DLNA
  • Dust and water resistant
    • waterproof up to 1 meter, 30 minutes
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1305 mAh li-ion battery
  • PHP14, 990
For more info, check this link:

REVIEW: Click this link: GSMArena

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Free Games For You!

If you don't like the games I posted on the article "Best Freewares for your PC (3): Free Games", here's another batch of games that you may like, or may still not like. Anyways, please try these games:

  • Frets on Fire - If you like Guitar Hero, you may like this game, although this is simpler and is less feature-packed than the latter game. It's created by Unreal Voodoo, a Finnish video game developer. You only have to use the keyboard for the controls. Download it HERE.
Frets on Fire: during gameplay
Frets on Fire homescreen
  • SuperTuxKart - this arcade racing game is surely worth playing. It features the penguin Tux, which is Linux's mascot, along with other cute characters, such as Mozilla. The game has simple graphics, nice environments, and ,good and easy gameplay. Download it HERE.
That's all for now pipz. I'll keep adding as soon as I get some new and exciting games yet FREE! Thumbs up for people who keeps on making this games.

Tweet "lubaks" to Palace!

Seeing potholes or "lubak" and damaged roads in Manila is very common. As usual, contractors are not doing their work well, and government officials are enjoying the money on this overpriced road projects.

To straighten the road, as what P-Noy's administration envisions, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) launched last Friday "Lutas Butas", a campaign urging Filipinos to report these road problems via social networking site Twitter.

All you have to do is tag PCDSPO's official twitter account (@PCDSPO) with your complaint. Also, add the hashtag #lubak2normal.

These reports will then be compiled through a database maintained by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

So Pinoys, especially those who are tweeting most of the time. everytime you see "lubaks" and damaged roads, tweet the government. Of course, all of us don't want to pass on those holes and bumps, right?

HTC One x gets updates

To all the owners of HTC One X out there, you may now update your phone to Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1 OTA (over-the air).

Here is the summary of performance updates which totals to 148MB:
  • optimized web browsing
  • image enhancement quality of the camera
  • smoother homescreen animations (Sense 4.1)
  • updated notification bar (Sense 4.1)
  • quick settings tab (Sense 4.1)
Source: GSMArena

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Amazon enters social gaming

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, seems not satisfied with their title, as they are now into social gaming!

The American e-commerce company based on Seattle, has debuted its new department, the Amazon Game Studios, which aims to create "innovative, fun and well-crafted games."

As of now, they have one game entitled, "Living Classics", which debuted last Monday. It is about a family of foxes entering animated scenes.These scenes are taken from classic juvenile tales, including Alice in Wonderland, King Arthur, and The Wizard of Oz.

You may play their games on and in Facebook as well.

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

So much rain here in Manila, Philippines! For almost a week, we Pinoys are suffering nonstop rains. Hope everyone's ok!

At least, tonight the rain has stopped. How i wish I could see the sun on blue skies! May God protect and bless us!


Monday, August 6, 2012

IDC reveals top PC manufacturers for 2Q

International Data Corporation (IDC) has disclosed the leading manufacturers of personal computers for the second quarter of 2012. HP takes the lead with 13.4 million units shipped worldwide.

  1. Hewlett-Packard - 13.4 M units shipped; 15.5% market share
  2. Lenovo Group Ltd. - 12.9 M units shipped, 14.9% market share
  3. Dell Inc. - 9.6 M units shipped, 11.1% market share
  4. Acer Group - 9 M units shipped; 10.4% market share
  5. AsusTek Computer Inc. - 6.1 M unit shipped; 7.1% market share

EA vs. Zynga: Sims Social vs. The Ville

Zynga, the famous online game maker, who has brought Facebook game titles such as Mafia Wars, Farmville, CityVille, etc., was never new to issues of copyright infringement. Their games were according to other developers, were copycat of their originals. And now, EA has sued them for copying 'The Sims Social' on the form of a new game 'The Ville'. 

According to Electronic Arts, 'The Ville' is similar to their game which was launched more than a year ago. 

Zynga, on the other hand, says that EA's newly-launched social game, 'SimCity Social' has resemblance to 'CityVille'. Both company says they will defend their rights.

I haven't played 'The Ville' yet, but I have played 'The Sims Social', so feel free to comment if they really have similarities.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Gameloft hints first Unreal Engine game

Yesterday, French mobile game developer and publisher Gameloft revealed a teaser artwork photo for an upcoming game that will use Epic Games' Unreal Engine, the first in Gameloft's history of game-making.

Teaser photo of the upcoming Gameloft iOS & Android Game running on Unreal Engine 

Also, the company revealed that it will be coming on both iOS and Android.
Looks good...and bloody. What do you think?

You may look at the Facebook post HERE

Friday, August 3, 2012

Microsoft releases Windows 8 to manufacturers

Microsoft, the American software giant, released the final version of Windows 8 yesterday for manufacturers to install on their devices. Soon, Windows 8 will land on your homes.

Windows 8 has a different interface compared to the former versions. It now uses the Metro design language, which is similar to that in the Windows Phone. So basically, it is more for a touchscreen.

Windows 8 Start Screen. Source: Wikipedia

It will be available for everyone by October 26, 2012.

Today, the Enterprise N version was leaked online via torrent servers.

So are you ready for the new Windows 8?

Panasonic Asia opens 'Go The Distance' contest

Panasonic Asia has just open a contest for everyone that will surely squeeze the creative juices out of you. The contest is called 'Go The Distance'.

To join the contest, you must watch five teaser videos, in which all you have to do is guess the ending. If you win, you will get a mystery prize worth $1,038 (1st prize), $988 (2nd prize), and $520 (3rd prize). Also, you must have a Facebook account.

The contest is until August 15.

Visit Panasonic Asia's official Facebook account HERE

Official 'Go The Distance' contest site HERE

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Spark FB 916D is now out in the market!

Alcatel Mobile Philippines announced through Facebook that One Touch Spark FB 916D is now officially out in the market for a suggested retail price of PHP 6,190 only! 

 For more information about this phone, you may read this article: