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Lenovo laptops powered by Intel’s latest 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor are now in the Philippines.  At the media launch Wednesday, Lenovo Philippines Product & Distributor Manager for SMB, Francis Judan revealed a total of three ThinkPads: ThinkPad E470, ThinkPad T470, and ThinkPad X270. Also introduced at the launch were the Lenovo V310, the Lenovo Miix 510 2-in-1 device, and the Intel Xeon-powered ThinkStation P410 entry-level workstation. Judan said that with the Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor, the new computers...

In time for Valentine’s Day, Starmobile is offering a sale on some of its most popular devices on Lazada. Until February 14, bundles that pair the ENGAGE 7i tablet with either the UP Ultra or the UP Sense smartphone are up for grabs. The Starmobile ENGAGE 7i + UP Ultra bundle Before: P8,080 Now: P7,270 Save: P810 Combining the functionality of a dual-SIM mobile...

Global tablet market shipments fell 9% as market leaders Apple and Samsung experienced double digit declines but smaller vendors are capitalizing more effectively on growth segments, according to the new “Preliminary Global Tablet Shipments and Market Share: Q4 2016” report from Strategy Analytics’ Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) service.  Price remains a key sticking point for consumers to adopt powerful new 2-in-1 Tablet devices, such as the iPad Pro or Surface Pro 4, leaving more room for cheaper alternatives...

LG Electronics (LG) announced it is slated to unveil four new mass-tier K Series smartphones and the new LG Stylo 3. The new mass-tier devices are designed to bring best-in-class technologies from LG’s more premium flagship smartphones – including the 120-degree wide angle front camera lens, 2.5D Arc Glass design and rear fingerprint scanner – to the mid-range market segment. K Series – K10, K8, K4, K3 LG’s updated K Series, with four new models, carries over the original philosophy that one size does not fit all,...

HP Elite X3 was launched in the Philippines as the first built 3-in-1 device for business that combines the power and function of a PC with a smartphone’s capabilities. The Elite X3 is designed to multi-task, switching from a handheld device to a desktop with external display, keyboard and mouse. With the help of a company’s virtualization solution, the HP Elite...

A new chapter in the story of Nokia branded phones begins as HMD Global Oy (HMD), the new home of Nokia phones, enters the market. Finnish company HMD will bring a new generation of mobile phones to consumers, with the first smartphone products set to be launched in the first half of 2017, alongside the existing Nokia branded feature phone business. The launch of...

Torque Mobile launched its full line-up of Boost Edition for its EGO series designed for the budget smartphone market. Available starting this October, the line-up of EGO series, including the Torque EGO tablets, can be bought in all Torque concept stores or kiosks with prices ranging from P999 to P3,499. Running on Android 4.4 Kitkat and powered by a 1GHz processor,...

HP Philippines has introduced new convertible and detachable laptops designed for mobile professionals, particularly millennials, looking for budget-friendly mobile devices that feature both the functionalities of a PC and the convenience of a tablet. The midrange Intel-based Windows laptops recently introduced in the Philippines include the HP Pavilion x360 Convertible, HP Pavilion x2, HP x2, and the HP Elite x2. Convertibles Running Windows 10 Home, the Pavilion x360 Convertible features a 360-degree geared hinge that lets you shift...

Worldwide tablet shipments, inclusive of slates and detachables, reached 38.7 million in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16) according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.  Growth continues to decline with the market receding 12.3% year over year as vendors begin to refocus their product lines and consumers...

Apple continues to penetrate the enterprise computing market by announcing a partnership with SAP that will bring the SAP HANA platform to the iPhone and iPad.  “This partnership will transform how iPhone and iPad are used in enterprise by bringing together the innovation and security of iOS with SAP’s deep expertise in business software,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s...