14 October, 2011

Nokia 700 Philippines Price Php 14,490, Specs, More In The Flesh Photos!

Posted: 14 Oct 2011 11:10 AM PDT
This information comes straight from our friends in Nokia Philippines.

To all TP Friends who've been asking: The official suggested retail price of Nokia 700 in Pinas is Php 14,490.

nokia 700
Limited Edition Purple Nokia 700: It remains to be seen whether Nokia will release this color variant in our region.

Nokia 700 is 'the most compact touchscreen monoblock smartphone in the world' with a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen ClearBlack display, 1 Ghz processor, 2GB of internal memory, 5 megapixel full focus camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture.

It also happens to be Nokia's most eco-friendly smartphone yet, boasting longer battery life - thanks to features that minimize battery consumption - and having a case made from environmentally-friendly materials.

nokia 700

Just like Nokia 701, Nokia 700 runs Symbian Belle operating system. As I've explained earlier, Symbian Belle features a number of improvements including NFC support, more homescreens, a new locked screen - which you can customize using wallpapers, more widget sizes, revamped action bar and a drop-down status or notifications bar.

Nokia 700 is now available at all authorized Nokia retailers nationwide! Check it out! I'm sure you'll be blown away with how clear its display is.

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Posted: 14 Oct 2011 07:10 AM PDT
Tristan P. from Pasig City emailed me this question (via mark[at]techpinas[dot]com) just a few minutes ago:

"[...] I read [in another website] that there's already a jailbreak available for the latest version of iOS. However, [...] the step-by-step guide states that it's just a 'tethered' jailbreak. [...] I have a friend who's telling me it's better to wait for an 'untethered' jailbreak. TP, I'm new to these things so I'd like to ask, 'How is tethered different from untethered jailbreak?' Thanks!"

tethered vs untethered
Untethered jailbreak for iOS 5, coming soon!

TP Answer:

Hi Tristan! Thanks for the inquiry!

I'll keep my answer short so as not to confuse you even more. Basically, the difference between tethered and untethered jailbreak can be seen when you restart or reboot a jailbroken iDevice.

An untethered jailbreak won't require you to connect your freshly restarted iDevice to a computer to reactivate the jailbreak; iDevice will stay jailbroken even if you turn it off. It will stay jailbroken forever unless you restore or upgrade to an official version of iOS from Apple.

On the other hand, tethered jailbreak will lose its effect on an iDevice as soon as you turn off the gadget. And the only way to reactivate a tethered jailbreak is to connect the iDevice to a computer and run the jailbreak software (But it's not really all that complicated. You can get the jailbreak back with one click of a button.)

The only way to get around the limitations of a tethered jailbreak is to avoid turning off your iDevice or letting its battery be totally drained.

There you go. I hope you find this helpful, Tristan!

Kindly share this entry on Facebook and Twitter so more people can benefit from the information. Thanks!

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Posted: 14 Oct 2011 01:27 AM PDT
TechPinas Exclusive!

Remember Christopher Lao? The UP Law student who achieved online infamy way back in August, at the wake of Typhoon Kabayan?

Quoting TP (in our Christopher Lao : 'The Guy Who Wasn't Informed' coverage):

In an act that baffled and perhaps shocked everyone who witnessed it, Christopher bravely drove his car to what appeared to be waist-high floods. And as the laws of Physics - specifically those related to Bouyancy and Properties of Water - would have it, his sedan (which turned out to be not amphibious after all) fell victim to the waters.

But it isn't so much this misfortune that got everyone talking about Christopher. It's the things he said as soon as he got out of his flood-soaked car that made him the online-sensation he now is. [...]

Apparently (or at least, as how GMA reported it to be), Christopher blames MMDA and everyone in sight during the incident for his own mistake. He even said at one point that he 'wasn't informed' of the floods -- even if the water level was already too high not to be obvious.

Back then, Christopher fell victim to cyber-bullying with thousands of people on Facebook calling him downright bobo and tanga, and several other thousands on Twitter slamming him for blaming other people for his own 'shortcomings'.

Following the incident, Christopher released an official statement, which we also published on TP:

The past few days have been very disheartening for me and my family. As you know I have been a subject of a viral video that showed my helplessness during a trying moment. As it stands right now, I have several hate pages in Facebook and Twitter with hurtful and derogatory messages attacking my person. The reputation that I built the past years has been besmirched. [...]

After that, interest in Christopher Lao in social networking sites slowly subsided until almost no one, except for the admins of his Facebook hate pages and perhaps his closest friend, mentioned his infamous name online.

Until today...

Christopher Lao is Back, Better than Ever!

Sporting a new hairstyle and probably the same tight-fitting white shirt he wore during the flood mishap, Christopher emerges from his seeming cocoon -- this time not as a victim of circumstances and cyber-bullying but as THE star in BPI Auto Loans Viral Video!

Watch it here FIRST!

TP Message: "Oh, Christopher! You are a living proof that we all can make it through the rain."

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