Sunday 29th March 2015,
Gionee Elife E7 Mini

Gionee Elife E7 Mini Review: More Than Just a Mini

Although the Elife E7 Mini isn’t that high up on the totem pole of Gionee’s high end Elife series, it does pack a pretty interesting feature: a rotating camera. It isn’t the first smartphone to come with one, but it is one of the smaller smartphones I’ve seen to come with such a feature. Luckily [...]

March 24, 2015 JM Balicano Reviews 0
Samsung Galaxy J1

Samsung Galaxy J1 Makes Its Way to the Philippines

Samsung recently announced the arrival of a new entry-level Android smartphone, the Galaxy J1, in the country. Priced at just Php5,490, you can’t expect even moderately powerful specs. However, it will get most things done and is a great phone to pick up if you’re looking to buy your first smartphone but would rather not [...]

March 23, 2015 JM Balicano Previews, Tech News 1
Cherry Mobile Ace with Box

Cherry Mobile Ace on Sale Right Now at Lazada for Php999

The Cherry Mobile Ace first hit the market at an introductory price of Php999, but then got bumped up to its SRP of Php1,499 after a short while. Now, however, you can get this entry-level Firefox smartphone at Lazada back at its awesome sale price. And when I say now, I mean RIGHT NOW. For [...]

March 17, 2015 JM Balicano Sale Alert 0

MiPad Launched in India, Could the Philippines be Next?

For a while I had been salivating over the MiPad, a high end Android tablet with a design that combines the looks of the iPad Mini and iPhone 5c running Android instead of iOS. Unfortunately, it’s taken its sweet time coming here and I’ve just about moved on, thinking of maybe picking up something else [...]

March 15, 2015 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Patty Laurel and Troy Montero

Brother Philippines Customer+ Loyalty Program

I’m no stranger to Brother products. We have an electric sewing machine from the 80s at home that my uncle still likes to use every now and then. It continues to work and the only thing I remember that we ever had to replace was a light bulb. Some of may not know it though, [...]

March 15, 2015 JM Balicano Press Events 0
Alcatel Flash Plus

Alcatel Flash Plus To Arrive with 1.5GHz MT6752M SoC and Php6k+ Price Tag

Although there are a ton of options when it comes to low cost octa-core handsets, most of them come from local brands. So when an international brand like Alcatel manages to come out with something similarly-specced in the Alcatel Flash Plus while retaining the affordable price point, it’s sure to capture a lot of interest. [...]

March 15, 2015 JM Balicano Tech News 0
NutriRite Ellen Adarna

NutriRite Launches in the Philippines With Ellen Adarna and a Fitness App!

I was fortunate enough to attend the local launch of NutriRite, one of the newest cereal drink brands to hit the Philippine market. Now, you might be wondering what a tech blog was doing at a food and lifestyle event. Well, it just so happens that NutriRite has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. [...]

March 12, 2015 JM Balicano Press Events 0

Upcoming MyPhone Rio and Infinity Models Get Teased

Although MyPhone still releases an occasional phone here and there, they haven’t had anything exciting in a while. That’s about to change this month as new MyPhone Rio and Infinity models are about to be released. Nothing has been revealed in the way of specs though or what names they’ll go by, but MyPhone plans [...]

March 7, 2015 JM Balicano Press Events 0
Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon

Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon: The Average Juan’s Lumia

In case you missed it, Cherry Mobile was featured alongside a number of other budget phone brands from different countries as a key Windows Phone partner. Among the two phones responsible for this little bit of new-found notoriety is the Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon, a Windows Phone 8.1 handset with a 5 inch HD IPS [...]

March 3, 2015 JM Balicano Previews 0
Cherry Mobile Alpha View

Cherry Mobile Alpha View: Windows Phone 8.1 on a 6 Inch HD Screen!

So far, it seems like Cherry Mobile is the only local smartphone brand that’s committed to the Windows Phone OS. Although it’s just one brand, if you were going to partner with any local brand, it would be Cherry Mobile with its ability to bring the best value for money than any other local brand. [...]

March 3, 2015 JM Balicano Press Events, Previews 1