Turning into a fandroid

HOW long does your initial fascination with a new phone last? Two weeks? A month? In my case, it used to take about two weeks before the novelty of a new unit started to wear off. But not with my LG P500, a device that has Android 2.2 or Froyo as operating system. Two months… Continue reading Turning into a fandroid

Sony Ericsson shows off Cyber-shot phones in smiles campaign

Sony Ericsson is embarking on a national campaign to collect 1 million digital photos of people smiling andraise P1 million for the United Nations Children’s Fund or Unicef. For each smile Sony Ericsson photographs of people who visit their booths in SM malls all over the country, P1 will go to Unicef. The campaign is… Continue reading Sony Ericsson shows off Cyber-shot phones in smiles campaign

One more reason to love Nokia: standard audio jacks

(This is for my Sun.Star Cebu column on Tuesday, May 12, 2009) Two Nokia phones I’ve recently tested steeled my conviction to transfer to the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer from Sony Ericsson, whose phones I’ve been using for at least a decade. The two units, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and N96, have standard jacks for… Continue reading One more reason to love Nokia: standard audio jacks

Why I’m leaving Sony Ericsson for Nokia

Like Saul, my conversion happened on the road. I was on my way to a meeting and needed to constantly check my e-mail as well as keep my instant messaging (IM) accounts online when it hit me, like the Biblical blinding light, that the Nokia E71 is the best mobile Internet device I’ve used. It… Continue reading Why I’m leaving Sony Ericsson for Nokia

Sony Ericsson unveils W205 Walkman phone

SONY Ericsson has unveiled a new model in its Walkman line—the Sony Ericsson W205. The W205 is a slider phone and by its form, looks to be the progeny of the first slider Walkman, the W850i. According to a company press statement, the “W205 makes the Walkman phone experience more accessible to consumers and is… Continue reading Sony Ericsson unveils W205 Walkman phone

Nokia launches 5800 in Cebu

Nokia formally launched in Cebu last week its latest model in the XpressMusic product line, the Nokia 5800. The XpressMusic line is Nokia’s answer to Sony Ericsson’s Walkman phones, devices that are designed for music playing. The features of the Nokia 5800 are formidable—it comes with all the features you’d expect from a modern phone… Continue reading Nokia launches 5800 in Cebu

PLDT Landline Plus goes prepaid: Turn any GSM phone into a portable “landline”

PLDT will launch this weekend prepaid plans for its Landline Plus service. The service, previously available only on monthly postpaid plans, gives consumers “fixed-wireless telephone lines.” Calls to these wireless handsets, within a provincial area, are considered local connections and aren’t charged by the minute. The Landline Plus user is only charged by the minute… Continue reading PLDT Landline Plus goes prepaid: Turn any GSM phone into a portable “landline”

Escribitionism with Twitter and Fring

I never thought that I’d be enjoying it but here I am, using Twitter regularly for the past week. Twitter is a micro-blogging service that has become all the rage among tech-savvy folk and many connectivity addicts since last year. With the service, you can write short (140 characters) updates about yourself and have these… Continue reading Escribitionism with Twitter and Fring

Sony Ericsson K850i impressive

I spent two glorious days last week testing the latest model in the Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot line: the K850i. When Jonjie Gonzalez, Sony Ericsson’s press relations man in Cebu, invited me to test a K850i demo unit for a day or two, I jumped at the chance. I am, after all, a rabid Sony Ericsson… Continue reading Sony Ericsson K850i impressive