02 November, 2011



Nokia N9 Philippines - Swipe, Lock Screen and Home Pages Demo

Posted: 02 Nov 2011 09:04 AM PDT

According to our very reliable source, the much-awaited Nokia N9 is already set for release in the Philippines within this month!

Yes, I think it's only a matter of days before all Pinoys can get a chance to own their own MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 unit with its super-easy to navigate user interface, ultra-fast browser, custom-made Facebook and Twitter applications, NFC connectivity support and 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss lens.

But before we all start lining up at Nokia Stores and inquiring about the handset, you might want to watch my quick demo video of some of the main sections of Nokia N9's MeeGo UI and be more familiar - as early as now - with how to navigate the phone:

As of writing, TP hasn't received any word from Nokia on Nokia N9's official suggested retail price in the Philippines. My N9 price guesstimate however is around Php 28,000 - Php 30,000.

Stay tuned for updates! I bet they'll come in rapid succession pretty soon.

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Globe Cloudfone Temptation Price, Specs, Release Date, Free via Globe Plans 499!

Posted: 01 Nov 2011 09:52 PM PDT

If you're currently looking for an affordable Touch and Type Android phone, then you might want to considering checking out Globe's Cloudfone Temptation:

Made by Huawei, Cloudfone Temptation comes as a free bundled handset with Globe Plan 499!

A true Touch and Type device, Cloudfone Temptation comes replete with a 2.6 capacitive touchscreen and a full QWERTY thumb-type keyboard. Other features include a 3.2 MegaPixel camera, 528 MHz processor, video recorder, and Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity support.

As of writing, there's no other place where you can get this phone other than via Globe Plans. I've yet to check if it's also available through prepaid kit.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Cloudfone Temptation
Type Touch and Type - Candybar with Thumbtype QWERTY Keyboard and Capacitive Touchscreen
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions115 x 62.8 x 9.9 mm
Weight 105 grams
Available Colors Black, White
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo
Display 2.6-inch (~154 ppi pixel density), 320 x 480 pixels, TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Processor 528 MHz processor, Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset
Camera 3.2 MegaPixels, 2048x1536 pixels, no flash
Video Capture QVGA 15 frames per second (to be confirmed)
Audio and Video Playback MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player, MP4/H.263/H.264 player
Ports microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Memory 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 1200 mAh
Uptime TBA
Value-Added Features Touch and Type, SNS Integration, Google Services Suite
Announcement October 2011
Availability October 2011
Price Free at Globe Plan 499

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