Top 20 best selling mobile phones (all time)

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#1 spot held by Nokia 1110


With :
iPhone 3gs, 4s
Samsung Galaxy SII , Galaxy SIII
Nokia 6230, 3100, 5130, 6010, 1208, 1600, 2600, 3310, 5230, 1200, 3210, 1110
Motorola StarTAC, C200, RAZR V3

Head on to the links below to see the ranking.


From Telegraph UK
Via 9gag

iPhone 4 & 4s polycarbonate waterproof case - Review

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Actual unit I received from cash cash pinoy

  • Specifically designed for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
  • Case and membrane is made from Polycarbonate and 100% clear Silicone respectively
  • Waterproof case with volume control can take pictures and videos underwater up to 6 meters 
  • FREE DELIVERY within Metro Manila areas
  • Upgrade Nationwide Delivery for a more convenient shopping experience
  • Colors available : Blue, White, Black
I ordered the black one. Just in time for summer outings. Will be replacing my old one
My old waterproof case, hassle to use
the new one, with iPhone 4s inside

The test

Coby Kyros MID7042 7" Android 4.0 tablet for P3,789.00

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Coby Kyros 7" tablet
If you just want a tablet for web surfing at home, this sounds a bargain already. It got 1 year manufacturer warranty so its safe to risk that it should last for atleast a year :P Saw this product at Lazada.com.ph.
Android Ice Cream Sandwhich, 1ghz processor, 1gb ram, wifi, hdmi, 7" screen, 4gb internal storage what is to lose on a 3.7k worth tablet? :P
I got to be honest, I'm not really sure if Coby is a good brand (haven't tried one), but I kept on seeing this brand on electronics section of Groceries and some Electronics/Home Appliances center.

Sale Price : P3,789.00 (Previously P5,634.00)

We may not have untethered iOS 6.0 jailbreak but iOS 6.1 Jailbreak just waiting for release?

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There’s no official word on when the untethered 6.1 jailbreak might be available, but signs are pointing that it might be packaged and pushed to jailbreak community within a week or two or after iOS 6.1 is released to public.
From Cydia Blog

Sun Cellular iPlan add on, mobile internet with Anti Bill Shock - save money on internet bills

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Add mobile internet service on top of your current plan. This promo comes with Sun's Anti-Bill Shock: Meaning, if you go beyond the allocation of the promo, you will not pay more than the cost of an unlimited mobile internet charges which is P 999.

In other words, if you go beyond your free mobile internet inclusion, you will just be charged with P10 for every 30 mins of use. Once you reached the P999 pesos billing, thats the max your are going to pay and your mobile internet will be unlimited for the rest of the month.

The plan will go back to the original plan the next month.

iPlan*Monthly FeeInclusionsValidityWith Anti-Bill Shock **
iPlan 55Php 555 Hours**1 MonthYes
iPlan 75Php 7510 Hours**1 MonthYes
iPlan 149Php 14920 Hours**1 MonthYes
iPlan 399Php 39960 Hours**1 MonthYes
iPlan 799Php 799Unlimited1 MonthNo

To apply for iPlans, you need to visit Sun Shop.

From Sun Cellular

Sun Text All 199 Power Up adds up 1,000 texts to other networks for 199 pesos per month

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Add 1,000 text to other networks on top of your current plan for only P 199 per month. This promo comes with Sun's Anti-Bill Shock: Meaning, if you go beyond the allocation of the promo, you will not pay more than the cost of an unlimited text to other networks.


  • 0 to 1,000 SMS to other local network (no additional charge) 
  • 1,001 to 1,350 SMS to other local network, subscriber shall be charged additional Php1.00 per text (or additional maximum SMS charge of Php350.00) 
  • 1,351 SMS and more - unlimited SMS to other local network (you will be charged of P549 instead of P199 and become unlimited instead). 

To register

Discounted extension plan for unlisurf subscribers , Globe Postpaid

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Apply for additional data plan for a family member with a discount of up to 40% OFF!

Plan 299 with 1 GB/month
Plan599 with 3 GB/month

Call 211 or visit a Globe Store today to inquire about this discounted extension plan.

This limited offer is exclusive to UnliSurf999, 1799, 2499 and 3799 plans and not valid for BB plan subscribers.

Understanding and Improving web browsing or internet performance by using faster DNS server

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I noticed lately that I constantly experience slowness in web browsing, even loading of apps or games that uses internet (like youtube or arcane legends). I have a fast internet connection in terms of bandwidth with 1.5mbps. I checked also my connection's latency using pingtest.com and I have less than 50ms ping. I'm also using an iPhone 4s which is not a "slow" device when it comes to mobile internet and web browsing.

Understanding the factors that affects web performance
Going back to what I know (not what is known), lets understand first what are the things that affects web performance , internet or web browsing experiences:

  • connection bandwidth or what most people know as "speed"
    • Slower connection speed means longer time to download webpages or data
  • latency of connection or what most people know as "ping"
    • higher ping or latency translates to delayed response to request. Several consecutive requests takes a large hit it performance when latency is high. Slower the latency, the better. Logically, farther servers should have higher latency than servers nearer to you - provided that other aspects are the same
    • This is dependent on how the routing is made between several gateways where your request originates from and the and server that will receive your request
  • jitter - variation of latency or ping
    • if latency varies largely (example highest ping is 1200ms lowest is 30ms) and the latency flactuates between a high value to a low value, we can say that a connection is laggy or unstable
    • unstable connection results some request or connection dropping out due to problems in syncing or timing of responses which translates to some data or information not being received or sent completely. Example of this is when you load a webpage and sometimes some images are blurred or not downloaded completely or browser stops loading webpage on the middle part
  • Browser or app optimization
    • there are fast browsers and slow browsers, depending on how these browsers render webpage (how they utilize javascript, css etc or even interpret the html codes). It all depends on how they are coded by the developers and the level of optimization done
  • Device speed & operating system or firmware
    • Since browser or apps run on devices like PC, tablets or mobile phones, the browser performance also depends on the performance of the devices alongside the performance of the operating system
  • Server
    • Web browsing experience is also dependent on the performance of servers where your requests are sent. Basically, if the resources(CPU memory etc) is constant but the requests or load is increasing, we should expect a hit in the server's performance.
    • Google servers for example are fast because they use thousands or even millions of computers to process your request, compared to lets say your home grown web server that uses typical hardware and software.

I guess i've covered the fundamentals ? Yes pretty much it (but tell me if i miss something, im not an expert in networking).

Not yet, some people do not give importance to this. The DNS server.

Globe Unli ALLNET , unli txt to all networks 50 mins to Globe and 5 mb consumable internet

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For P25/day, get unlimited text to all networks, 50 mins of call to Globe/TM , 10 mins of call to other networks and 5mb consumable internet.

To register, just dial
*143# 
on your globe prepaid mobile phone.


These are the validity periods:
   • 1 day for P25
   •  3 days for P70
   •  7 days for P150
   •  30 days for P600

How to Register

Cherry Mobile Superion TV, 7 inch tablet with TV function for P5,999. Perfect as car head unit ?

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SUPERION TV is Cherry Mobile’s first tablet with mobile TV function. It has has 1GHz processor, 4GB internal storage, 512MB memory, and an expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card. This tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Superion TV also allows the user to call, text, take pictures and has built-in wifi for internet connectivity.

It may not be the best in terms of power or specification but this thing certainly has the fundamentals for a so-so tablet can deliver.
You know what is my plan with this thing? break it apart and integrate it to my car's entertainment system. I'm excited!

Globe Immortal Txt and Trio , calls and text with no expiry

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Globe's immortal promos are back. Get call and text to globe and text to other network for a very small amount. Although there is a catch, only up to 100 immortal texts or 10 immortal call minutes can be accumulated.



Just dial
*143# 
(free of charge) on your Globe Prepaid mobile and choose the Immortal promo you want!

IMMORTAL TXT
   • 25 texts to Globe/TM and 5 texts to other networks - P15

IMMORTAL TRIO
   • 50 texts to Globe/TM + 5 texts to other networks and 5 minutes of calls to Globe/TM - P25


Noble Nutlings now available on app store for Free

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An extra boost is available each game
I was able to download and play Noble Nutlings today. It's not actually a racing game since you don't have any other cars (or carts) to race with. Or it maybe a racing game but in Time Attack/Trial mode. The goal is to collect nuts and reach the finish line at the fastest possible time. You can get 3 stars for the fastest time. You also earn coins that you can use to upgrade your cart.
On my screenshot above and below, you can see that i've upgraded my front wheels into a smaller diameter which has a faster acceleration but lower top speed from the default wheels (similar to my rear wheels)

Smart BlackBerry Internet Services and how to register

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Name
Description
Cost
Validity
How to register
BB UNLI DATA DAILY
Unli BBM, BlackBerry Email, Social Networking and Unli Surf

P50
1 day
Text BB DAY to 2207
BB UNLI DATA WEEKLY
P300
7 days
Text BB WEEK to 2207
BB UNLI DATA MONTHLY
P599
30 days
Text BB MONTH to 2207
BB LITE SOCIAL DAILY
Unli BBM and Social Networking
P35
1 day
Text SOCIAL DAY to 2207
BB LITE MONTHLY
P299
30 days
Text SOCIAL MONTH to 2207
BB LITE EMAIL DAILY
Unli BBM and BlackBerry Email

P35
1 day
Text EMAIL DAY to 2207
BB LITE EMAIL MONTHLY
P299
30 days
Text EMAIL MONTH to 2207
BBM ONLY DAILY *
Unli BBM + 10 minutes on net voice
P15
1 day
Text BBM DAY to 2207
BBM ONLY MONTHLY *
Unli BBM + 15 minutes on net voice
P99
30 days
Text BBM MONTH to 2207



* For Prepaid subscribers, to use the the free minutes of BBM Only Plan, dial *2207 + 11 digit mobile number of the person you are trying to call. (ex: *220709181234567)
* For Postpaid subscribers, to use the free minutes of BBM Only Plan, just dial the 11 digit mobile number of the person you are trying to call. 


From Smart 

A guide to Long weekends of Philippines for 2013 (an infographic from facebuko.me)

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Click the photo for a larger picture
Folks from Facebuko.me has prepared a nice and easy to understand info-graphic that provides an information on the Holidays for Philippines this 2013. This info-graphic also list down all the possible long weekends stemming from the Holidays hitting before or after weekends , and if that long weekend will require an application of a leave or not.

This is not actually a mobile related post but I'm still sharing this because its very handy for people who likes to travel. All you need to do is save this image on your phone and open it every time you need to plan for an outing.

From Facebuko.me
Via corporate email

Limited Edition Cherry Mobile Titan - 5' phone for only P6,499

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Titan only comes in black, the Limited Edition bring the Titan in white variant.
Sells for P6,499.00.

Specification

  • 5' Capacitive LCD touchscreen 
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich
  • Wifi , GPRS, Edge, Wap (Cherry mobile page says no information that this phone has a 3G connectivity, but facebook page says it has. Im not sure if its a feature of the limited edition or only an error in posting)
  • FM Radio antenna
  • Bluetooth (can't find any information if what bluetooth version)
  • USB Port (can't find information if micro usb or mini usb)
  • dual core processor (no information on what processor brand is used)
  • 4gb Internal Storage, expandable up to 32gb (website says SD card but facebook page says MicroSD card, i suppose its microSD since this is a phone)
  • 512mb memory (RAM)
  • 5mp main camera with flash
  • 2300 mAh Lithium Ion battery (now this is some serious battery capacity)



Specs from Cherry Mobile website
from Cherry Mobile Facebook page

Physics racing game Noble Nutlings from former developers of angry birds

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I've just recently posted an addicting racing game last night and when I woke up this morning, i've read on my FlipBoard app that there is a new game of similar format which is made by the former developers of Angry Birds. The game name is Noble Nutlings.

I don't want to post information yet about the game since i haven't tried it yet but you can watch the promotional video below. I can't find any information about the pricing of the app, if its free or a paid app with trial. Lets just wait and see. From the looks of the video, Im quite sure I'll love this game (considering I like Hill Climb Racing too)

This game will be available on Jan 10, 2012 on App Store.

 

Noble Nutlings Facebook Page
Noble Nutlings Website

Pocket Sun Shop for Sun Cellular and Android phone users

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Pocket Sun Shop is a one stop shop app for Sun Cellular subscribers using Android power phones. Its a free and lightweight application (around 500kb) that lets the users get access to Latest Promos, Subscribe to Add ons, Request for Bill Balance , and Contact Hotline among other things. Users dont have to memorize codes or text formats as the menus are laid out in a user friendly way.

Features :

Call and Text Promos
Mobile Internet Plans and Loads
International Services Add-ons
Download Value Added Services
Give-a-Load made easy, no more keywords!
Request for Bill Balance
Sign up for SUN Online Bill
Contact SUN Cellular via hotline and E-mail
Links to the SUN Cellular Facebook, twitter
Links to Local and International News headlines


Get it from Google Play

Hill Climb Racing - addicting and exciting physics racing game for iOS, remeber Excite Bike from your childhood?

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I'd like to share this iOS game from Fingersoft named Hill Climb Racing. Its a physics racing game with a simple goal of travelling the farthest distance before falling down or running out of fuel.

This game was introduced by a friend. I'm not paying much attention to this game before but when i see my friend playing over and over again, i slowly got interested.

Now, its my official time killer whenever im bored.

Here is a description from iTunes


Meet Newton Bill, the young aspiring uphill racer. He is about to embark on a journey that takes him to where no ride has ever been before. With little respect to the laws of physics, Newton Bill will not rest until he has conquered the highest hills up on the moon!
Face the challenges of six unique hill climbing environments. Gain bonuses from daring tricks and collect coins to upgrade your car and reach even higher distances. Watch out though - Bill's stout neck is not what it used to be when he was a kid! And his good ol' gasoline crematorium will easily run out of fuel.


Waka Sleep Aid - a sleeping aid application for iOS

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Screenshot of Waka Sleep Aid app for iOS
Made by Wakajaka ,an interactive game studio for toddlers, preschoolers and for people in general who wants a break from grown up world. Waka Sleep Aid claims that this app  can help in bringing toddlers or kids to sleep. They also said it can work with adults as well. I'd love to try this but it will take a while before my download will be finished. I will just update this post once i get to play around with these software.



Nokia Asha 205 Dual SIM with Slam Feature for only P2,680

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Nokia Asha 205 with Slam feature
Nokia Asha 205 Dual SIM now available in the Philippines


Nokia’s latest Asha device comes with a dedicated Facebook button and exclusive multimedia sharing feature, Slam

Nokia announced that the Nokia Asha 205 Dual SIM, is now available for purchase in the Philippines. Nokia’s most affordable QWERTY phone is the newest addition to the Asha range and is the only Nokia device to feature a dedicated Facebook button, making it perfect for social people who want the fastest access to their Facebook profile. Combined with eBuddy Chat, Twitter and support for popular email accounts such as Gmail, the Nokia Asha 205 Dual SIM is designed to ensure that people are never more than a few clicks away from their social networks.

The Nokia Asha 205 Dual SIM is also one of the first devices to feature Nokia’s exclusive Slam feature. Slam allows consumers to share multimedia content like photos and videos with nearby friends almost instantly.
 Slam works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones without the need to pair devices, and without the recipient needing to also have Slam*. 
In just a few clicks, people can ‘Slam’ their content to another device faster than with Bluetooth alone and without consuming Internet data.