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KIRF iPhone 4 looks like the real thing until…

I was able to borrow one of those KIRF (Keeping it Real Fake) iPhone 4. I decided to take some photos of the fake iPhone 4 side by side with the real thing. I must say, it’s really hard to spot the difference between the two by just physically looking at it.

When I got to hold the fake iPhone 4, I noticed that it was a bit lighter than the real iPhone 4. The thing that gave away its fakiness is when I started to turn on the iPhone. It doesn’t have the Retina display of the real thing among other things.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S arrives in the Philippines

I’ve noticed that the Android based Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, which is an incremental upgrade of the Xperia S, is now available locally. The Xperia Arc S is almost the same as its predecessor.

The couple of differences I see are the bump up in processor speed (from 1Ghz to 1.4Ghz) and the increase in data speeds (from 7Gbps to 14Gbps). All other specs have remained the same as the previous Xperia Arc.

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Xperia Pro, Xperia Neo V and other Sony Ericsson Android phones

Sony Ericsson had a slow start introducing Android mobile phones in the local Philippine market. But now their making up for it. Several Android Gingerbread bearing mobile phones are now available in the local market just in time for the holiday season shopping.

The newest Sony Ericsson Android mobile phones like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Play, Xperia Ray, Xperia Live w/ Walkman and Xperia Active should now be found in mobile phone shops in Metro Manila.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 now in Philippine mobile shops

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android tablet has finally started to become available in mobile shops in the Philippines. One shop is selling the 16GB wifi/3G version for Php 25,490.00 and the 32GB wifi/3G version for about 29,990.00.

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is similar to the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the exception of the display size but still having a resolution of 1280 x 800. The smaller 8.9-inch display produces a better looking image using that same 1280 x 800 resolution.

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Dual SIM 3G Android phone only Php6,499 on June 30

Cherry Mobile Orbit is going to be on sale on June 30 for only Php6,499 (a 50% discount) at Cherry Mobile stores. The Cherry Mobile Orbit is a dual SIM Android phone that is available locally. The Orbit’s unique feature is that it supports 3.5G data speeds. Other specs include GPS, HVGA capacitive screen, Wifi, bluetooth, FM radio, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and quadband GSM.

The sale is limited to one unit per customer only.

HTC Flyer 3G price in the Philippines (Android)

Another Android powered tablet has arrived in the Philippines in the form of the HTC Flyer. This Android tablet runs on Android 2.3.3 OS though. I wonder if HTC is going to provide an update to the newer Android 3.0 for tablets. It’s currently priced at about Php 30,000+.

It is powered with a 1.5Ghz processor. The 7-inch screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600. It has a 5-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and a secondary front camera for video calls. The one I found is equipped with 3G but has no voice capabilities unlike the Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000.



HTC Sensation Android phone now in the Philippines

I found out that the HTC Sensation mobile phone has now finally available in the Philippines. The dual-core Android phone from HTC is priced at about Php 28,000+. The HTC Sensation comes with Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread already installed.

The HTC Sensation is equipped with a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor and a dedicated 3D graphics chip. The HTC Sensation is currently the Android mobile phone with the highest screen pixel resolution at 540×960 on a 4.3-inch S-LCD mult-touch display with Gorilla glass. It has proximity, gyro and accelerometer sensors.

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Samsung Galaxy S II now on pre-order at Globe Telecoms

With the impending release of Samsung’s dual core Galaxy S II Android phone, Globe Telecoms has started to accept pre-orders. The Samsung Galaxy S II will be available from Globe for free with My SuperSurf Plan 3799. But during the pre-order period, Globe Telecoms is offering the Samsung Galaxy S II for free with My SuperSurf Plan 2499.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is among the newest dual-core powered Android phones that will be available in the Philippines.  It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android version 2.3.

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Philippines: Nokia X7 mobile phone price

The Nokia X7 has joined the Nokia E6 as the second Symbian Anna mobile phone to become available in the Philippines. Nokia has called it the extreme entertainment mobile phone.

The X7 is made of Gorilla glass and stainless steel. The phone has a 4-inch 640×360 capacitive AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash capable of 720p video recording. It supports upto 32GB of external microSD storage. Other standard smartphone features include 3D graphics support, bluetooth, Wifi, accelerometer and proximity sensor. It comes with quadband GSM and pentaband 3G making it a truly global mobile phone.

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