Earlier today, Sony Ericsson has officially launched two of its flagship Android smartphones for 2011 – the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Sony Ericsson Neo. Both running Android 2.3. Gingerbread OS, the Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo will be released with an HD game promotion wherein you’ll get a voucher to purchase three HD game titles out of the ten that will be initially available.
Finally, the Apple iPad 2 I ordered from the U.S. Apple Online Store the first day it became available arrived. Thanks to a high school friend who volunteered to bring my iPad 2 from the U.S. to Manila free of charge. That saved me around Php 3000 in shipping charges if I went through the Johnny Air Cargo process. (Thanks Jun Bautista!).
So I was finally able to check out Funan Digital Mall in Singapore a couple of days ago. For your information this mall happens to be one of the gadget hubs of Singapore and true enough you’ll find 5 floors full of gadget stores ranging from laptops, netbooks, tablets, mobile phones and other accessories.
Recently, Sony has launched its new series of Bravia TVs in the Philippines, including its much touted Internet TV. According to Sony, its Internet TV combines the big screen impact of HDTV and full Internet search in delivering a new entertainment for Filipinos. The Sony Internet TV also allows you to seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and web sites on the same screen.
If you’re using the Facebook app on your Android or iPhone, go check it out right now and when you’re at the main menu option, tap on Places which sits right at the center of the screen. Yes folks, Facebook Places is now available in the Philippines. Facebook has not officially announced this yet but I’m pretty sure they will in no time at all.
So if you’re using Foursquare for checking to places you visit and you’ve set the option to automatically post your Foursquare check in to your Facebook account, you may now stop using this and use the Facebook Places instead.
I’m not really if Google announced this already and I missed the announcement. But it seems that Android phone users in the Philippines can now purchase paid Android apps. I discovered this while searching for an Android app from the Android Market website. I noticed that the price for the app that I was looking for was priced in Philippine peso. And so I tried purchasing the app and indeed I was able to purchase it and my credit card was charged in Philippine peso.
Alright friends, it’s the time again. Time to connect your beloved iDevices, yes that means, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV (if you have one) and update their respective operating systems. Apple was generous enough to release iOS 4.3 for all iDevices. Why is everybody so excited about iOS 4.3? Well, it’s a pretty major update to the iOS and Apple is bringing in nice features including hotspot, faster Safari browsing experience, AirPlay 720 p video streaming and more.
I’ve been using the Panasonic Lumix LX5 for more than two weeks now. I’ve used for capturing sceneries and even during kiddie birthday parties. So far, my experience with the Lumix LX5 has been pretty great. I’m loving all of the camera’s specs and features and right now I could say that I made the right decision in getting it.
My wife and I just finished the Unilab Run United 2011 and I can’t help but be amazed by how the organizers fully utilized technology in delivering not only a well organized run but a pretty cool one as well – in terms of delivering race results promptly. I just checked out my Facebook account, and guess what, our race results were already posted on my Facebook Wall! Coolness, right?
With the iPad 2 cat out of the hat, including prices and availability, it didn’t take Apple Philippines Online Store too long to change the prices of the original iPad. I haven’t checked other Apple Online Stores but I’m guessing that the price cutback goes across all Apple online stores.