06 May, 2012



Samsung Galaxy S3 Philippines Release Date, Confirmed! Pricing Details to Follow, But We Have a Guesstimate!

Posted: 06 May 2012 08:54 AM PDT

TechPinas Exclusive!

I've just received a text message from one of our friends at Samsung Mobile Philippines confirming (what our industry insider told me the other day) that the Korean company's 2012 flagship smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300, will indeed arrive in our country by the last week of May 2012.

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Learn more about Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 and check out our SGS3 vs. SGS2 specs comparison table.

During SGS3's official announcement at Samsung Unpacked event in London last Friday, Samsung reps mentioned that the handset will become available in Europe starting May 29, 2012 while other territories will get it around June this year. From the looks of it, the Philippines could very well be one of the first countries outside of Europe to receive the smartphone. Now, isn't that nice?

If you remember, Pinas was also one of the first to get Samsung Galaxy Note last year. In fact, Samsung is currently just starting to introduce SGNote in the US while - as you all know - the phablet has been available locally since November last year. I don't really know if this is simply part of Samsung's worldwide sales stragery or if it's because they see the Philippines as a key or a 'very important' market for their smartphones. Either way, Pinoy Samsung fans should be glad that they get to experience all the goodies ahead of the others.

Now, as for the Samsung Galaxy S3's actual suggested retail price, believe me - I did my best to get an inside scoop -- to no avail. "[...] No SRP yet available," our friend told me via SMS. Nonetheless, I'm expecting the phone to don an introductory price tag of around Php 30,000, similar to that of Samsung Galaxy S2 i9200 - last year's flagship - when it was launched in the Philippines on June 20, 2011.

So are you getting your SGS3 during its launch this month? What do you like most about it?

Kris Aquino for Nokia Lumia Philippines TVC Out! Queen of All Media Owns a Nokia Lumia 610!

Posted: 06 May 2012 12:31 AM PDT

Spotted! First on TechPinas!

Nokia Philippines has chosen no less than the Queen of All Media, Miss Kris Aquino, as official celebrity endorser of its new Windows Phone line of smartphones called Nokia Lumia.

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"Shooting and taping is a routine for me but I don't mind because I have my new Nokia Lumia that makes my everyday amazing," she said in the TVC while holding a cute white Nokia Lumia 610 - the most affordable member of the Lumia family which sells for only Php 10,980 at Nokia stores and retail outlets nationwide.

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Kris added, "I can capture special moments and upload it in seconds! Kaya naman I can stay connected with friends and family instantly. There's so much more you can use (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Nokia Drive, WhatsApp, Marketplace); Now it's time to make your everyday amazing with the new Nokia Lumia."

Be one of the first to watch the television commercial here:

Cool, eh? So what can you say about the TVC? Kindly share the post with your friends. :)