Monday 15th September 2014,
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Cherry Mobile Alpha Style

Cherry Mobile Alpha Style: The Most Affordable Windows Phone in the World at Php2,999!

Of the four devices Cherry Mobile revealed last week, the Alpha Style is the most affordable. It generated a lot of noise from the crowd in attendance when they announced the price too: Php2,999. Php2,999 is reasonably good for an Android handset that doesn’t have any licensing fees for the OS to worry about. But [...]

September 14, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 0
Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe

Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe: Flagship Windows Phone Experience Without the Flagship Price

As great the Windows Phone experience is, you’d be surprised at just how snappy it can run on relatively low specs. The recently launched Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe demonstrated exactly that. The all new Windows phone from Cherry Mobile features a 5 inch HD IPS display and runs on a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 quad [...]

September 14, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 2
Cherry Mobile Alpha Play

Cherry Mobile Alpha Play Hands-On! Get a Windows Tablet for Php7,999!

Another tablet from Cherry Mobile’s Alpha Series launch that I’m interested in is the Alpha Play. The Cherry Mobile Alpha Play may not come with the origami flip cover keyboard accessory that its bigger brother, the Alpha Morph comes with, but it does have a few advantages of its own, which I discovered in my [...]

September 14, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 0
SKK Mobile V2 Heart Rate

SKK Mobile V2 to Arrive This September With Heart Rate Sensor (Holy Crap, Seriously?!)

It isn’t as if SKK Mobile hasn’t been promoting the V2 already, but holy crap, it has a heart rate monitor? Seriously? Heart rate sensors aren’t anything new on smartphones. It’s just that I never expected a phone from a budget brand to come with one is all. The SKK Mobile V2 comes with some [...]

September 13, 2014 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Kata M2 with Box

Kata M2 Review: The Manly Man’s Phablet

Some phablets are super svelte while others bank on sheer performance. The Kata M2 may not be the most powerful smartphone out there, but with its carbon fiber-like finish, this baby means business. Kata Digital was kind enough to lend me a review unit so here is my full Kata M2 review. Build Quality and [...]

September 13, 2014 JM Balicano Reviews 0
Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph

Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph Hands On!

For the last year or so, I’ve been lusting after the ASUS Transformer T100, especially now that they’ve refreshed it with a newer processor and a choice between different color variants. With the recent unveiling of the Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph though, I’m torn. The Morph is a super affordable Windows tablet at just Php11,999 [...]

September 11, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 8
Mi In-Ear Headset Organizer

Mi In-Ear Headset Review: The Best Deal on a Pair of In-Ear Headsets. Period.

The Mi-branded power banks may have attracted more attention at the last Redmi 1S sale over at Lazada, but honestly it was the Mi In-Ear Headset that had me interested. Thankfully, it didn’t sell quite as fast as the Redmi 1S or the Mi-branded power banks, so I was able to order one before stocks [...]

September 9, 2014 JM Balicano Reviews 8

ASUS Transformer Book T100 Multi Color and Transformer Book Flip Officially Launched in the Philippines

I was fortunate enough to have been invited to the local launch of the ASUS Transformer Book Flip and Transformer Book T100 Multi-color. While the launch didn’t go as smoothly as planned (the venue actually lost power for the entire thing, lol) we were still treated to some awesome new consumer tech. Transformer Book T100 [...]

September 6, 2014 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Huawei Ascend G7

Huawei Ascend G7: I Swear, It Doesn’t Look Like an iPhone 6!

Huawei has been making a name for themselves by creating some respectable phones with some interesting features. One of its newest offerings is interesting though because of its premium metallic unibody design that kind of resembles a gigantic iPhone from afar. The Huawei Ascend G7 is no mere lookalike though. It’s manufactured using the world’s [...]

September 6, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 1
One Touch Hero 2

Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 Could be a More Affordable Option to the Galaxy Note 4

There are phablets and then there’s this mother of a phablet called the Alcatel One Touch Hero 2. Not only is it a mouthful to call by name, but it also sports some pretty respectable specs considering this isn’t exactly a top-tier brand we’re talking about. It features a 6 inch Full HD IPS OGS [...]

September 6, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 0