Smart Communications, Inc.’s LTE service is now available to prepaid subscribers, giving more mobile users “lightning-fast” mobile Internet connectivity, while being able to call and text, all through one SIM.  The Smart Prepaid LTE, the first in the country, allows prepaid subscribers to surf at mobile Internet speeds up to 42Mbps. The telco launched its first...

Long term evolution (LTE) technology has a bright future in the Philippines as mobile users demand bigger capacity and faster connection and response time, according to Finnish mobile broadband specialist Nokia Solutions and Networks (formerly Nokia Siemens Networks). Markku Nieminen, NSN Philippines Country Manager, correlates the future of LTE architecture in the...

Seagate Technology plc has unveiled two new enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDD) optimized for emerging cloud infrastructures and large scale data centers— the Seagate Terascale HDD and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7. Ideal for system builders, the Terascale HDD and Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 provide high-capacity storage in low-power configurations...

Over the last nine years, Facebook has grown from a small social networking site originally intended for college students into a worldwide platform that is now used not only by private users, but by some of the world’s largest corporations. In Asia, the Philippines currently tops the list of Facebook users with 30 million accounts and 92.2% penetration rate. However,...

The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) led by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Optical Media Board (OMB) strengthened its campaign against software piracy further south and found unlicensed software being used in three businesses (Prince Warehouse Club, Virginia Foods and Innoland Development Corporation);...

MSI-ECS, one of the country’s leading ICT distributors, recently sealed an agreement with ZTE to distribute its enterprise products for network infrastructure, unified communications and collaboration, cloud computing and IT. Under the agreement, MSI-ECS through its channel network nationwide is allowed to sell and market ZTE products such as switches, routers,...

Acer Aspire V5-131 10072G32 netbook puts inspiring performance in a thin and light form for a much lower price. Designed to meet everyday computing needs, the Acer Aspire V5-131 10072G32 is an attractive tool for students as well as professionals. Powered by Intel Dual Core 1007 processor with Intel HM70 Express chipset, the laptop is preloaded with MS Windows 8. With...

Huawei recently introduced to the local market two mobile gadgets: the Huawei Ascend P6, the world’s thinnest mobile device; and the Huawei Ascend Mate, an oversized phone that can serve as a tablet. The Huawei Ascend P6 has a superbly narrow 6.18mm frame, making it the thinnest mobile device in the market today. It is packed with a 4.7-inch HD in-cell LCD screen...

Posted on Aug 9 2013 - 2:22pm by Reynaldo Vicente
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Korea’s largest and hottest mobile messaging application, KakaoTalk, is now available in the Philippines. The application is free of charge and is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Bada and Windows. Kakao Corporation expresses optimism about the launch of its smartphone messenger in the country, citing a recent study done by ComScore which revealed that the...

Solid-state drives (SSD) in the first quarter got a huge boost from greatly expanded usage in ultrathin/Ultrabook PCs as well as in PC tablets, with shipment volume to those sectors tripling within a year’s time. SSD shipments to ultrathins and Ultrabook PCs reached 5.9 million units from January to March this year, according to the latest SSD and HDD Storage market...