Looks like the Philippines won’t have to wait to long for the all new iPhone 5S and and iPhone 5C. Two major mobile service providers in the Philippines — Smart Communications and Globe Telecom will be offering the new iPhones this coming November.
More than 5 years ago, I had this crazyidea about how the future student would look like. Way back then, smartphones like Nokia are getting to be powerful enough to include an electronic book reader, wireless LAN access or wi-fi and high speed 3G internet acess. My vision was that students, instead of bringing around those big bags with wheels to carry their books, would just need to bring something like a pocketbook size touch screen computer. These pocketbook size touch screen computer will hold their books and notes and give them access to the “Internet library”.
With the increasing number of Android handsets being available in the Philippines, Globe Labs of Globe Telecoms in the Philippines has started off it’s Android Developer Challenge. The event which is dubbed as the “Globe Challenge for Android™” is being introduced to the mobile developers in the country.
I’m not aware of a GPS service in the Philippines but a friend has been asking how he could use his Mio GPS device here in the Philippines so I thought I’d post it here and see if anyone reading this might know if a GPS service exists in the Philippines.
I know there are some form of location-based services from the Telcos like Smart and Globe Telecom but these are cell site based services and don’t use GPS.
If you’ve listen to the news lately about the current move of the Senate to “solicit” 10% of the Telcos’ earnings from text messages, you’d probably notice that the current estimate for SMS messages in the Philippines is about 2 billion SMS messages daily (that’s daily!).