Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Microsoft to acquire Nokia devices and services unit

Microsoft, the world's largest software company, will acquire Nokia, a leading mobile handset maker. Nokia had been releasing Windows Phones for a while now, so the news of Microsoft buying the firm is of little surprise.

Nokia was the number one mobile phone maker until its handsets were overtaken in terms of style and function with the likes of Apple's iPhone and the Android phones, more specifically those made by Samsung. In fact, Samsung is now the leading mobile phone maker. Nokia is next with its unbeatable line-up of feature phones plus a reputation of creating durable phones. Nokia didn't jump on the Android bandwagon though, instead it closed a deal with Microsoft and released its Lumia range of Windows Phones. It didn't quite helped Nokia in the High-End line, eating the dust of iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy series. Their mid-range and budget offerings are proving to be better that same-priced Android choices. With Microsoft's acquisition (worth approximately $7.2 billion), here's hoping that they bring back Nokia's former glory.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Prada Phone 3.0 by LG

LG's third phone custom made for Prada is an Android offering which is not only sophisticated in looks but power-featured. In a very different league from its predecessors, the Prada Phone 3.0 by LG is a definite hit.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013


The HD2 (Codename Leo) was a Windows Phone (Windows Mobile 6.5) made by Taiwan manufacturer HTC. When it was released, it achieved some of the firsts in the mobile world: First 4.3" screen (which was very big those times), and the first capacitive Windows phone. This phone was released in late 2009 and has become a legend of a phone - it can be flashed to run the new Windows Phone operating system (7, 7.5, 7.8 and even 8.0), and even Android (up to ICS, even Jellybean). I am currently using one (running an Android ICS ROM) and here are my thoughts.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 has been a phenomenal phone in terms of design and features. It was one of the thinnest, has a glass front and back, with great 5mp camera above those of the same resolution Android cameras, and the clear Retina display. I've used an iPhone 3GS before, but this is definitely an upgrade. Find out more after the jump.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Blackberry Storm 1 9530

The Blackberry Storm 1 9530 (or 9500) is Blackberry's first attempt in producing touchscreen phones. What makes it different from other touchscreen phones is the ability to click the screen, mimicking the hardware press on a keypad. Having tested one, I'll point out some things that makes this phone stand out (if there are) and the bad things that will make you think twice before getting this unit.

By the way, the Storm 9530 and the 9500 is the same in every aspects save for the radio: The 9500 is GSM only; the 9530 is a world phone (with CDMA).

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 Mini Pro

Hey look! It's a cute x10! Having used an Xperia x10i before, let's see if this little Xperia can deliver. Read more after the jump.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sony Ericsson Xperia x10

The Xperia x10 is the first Android phone by Sony Ericsson (Now Sony Mobile). With a big screen and 1GHz processor, it was a flagship phone when released, or was it? Read my personal thoughts on this phone.

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