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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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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 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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Three powerful dual-core Android phones for the Philippines

By the end of June 2011, the Philippines will get three super Android phones all of which are powered by dual-core processors. The three dual-core Android phones are the HTC Sensation (coming this June), Samsung Galaxy S II (also coming this June) and the just released LG Optimus 2X.

Mobile phones are fast evolving into small powerful computers and pretty soon most of us won’t feel the need to use a regular desktop computer. All these phones run Android 2.3 also known as the Gingerbread version. Each one has at least 4-inches of display area running at 1-Ghz or more of CPU power. Of course, it has all the basic specs that you’d expect from phones of this caliber like — GPS, bluetooth, dual cameras, Wifi, 3G, internal storage and a lot more.

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Samsung Galaxy S II in the Philippines (Price & Date)

I visited the Samsung shop at the mall today and got the information that the Samsung Galaxy S II Android powered mobile phone will be available starting June 23 at a Php 30,000 price tag. The Samsung Galaxy S II uses a dual-core 1.2Ghz ARM CPU. It has quad band GSM and quadband 3G.

It sports a 4.3-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED Plus touch screen capable of 16M colors Gorilla Glass display that is multi-touch capable. The Samsung Galaxy S II has an 8-megapixel autofocus primary camera with LED flash able to shoot video at 1080p@30fps. The secondary has a 2-megapixel resolution. To add to it’s audio and video capabilities it also has a stereo FM radio with RDS.

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HTC Wildfire S Android phone arrives in Philippine stores

The HTC Wildfire S is the second Android phone to reach the Philippine market. The first one being the HTC Desire S. If you’re looking to replace your old HTC Wildfire, you can now get your hands on the Wildfire S. Aside from the outside looks, there isn’t actually much in terms of hardware. The most obvious improvement is the display which is now a 320×480 instead of the 240×320 pixel screen. Bluetooth is now version 3.0 compared to v2.1 for the HTC Wildfire.

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LG Optimus Black Android phone in the Philippines

Just found the LG Optimus Black as the latest Android mobile phone that is now available in the Philippines. Compared to the recently released LG Optimus 2X, which is dual-core, the LG Optimus Black uses a single core 1GHz ARM processor. It boasts of a bright display that uses the NOVA display technology. It comes with Android OS version 2.2 (froyo) but is upgradable to version 2.3 (Gingerbread).

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Cheap Android phones in the Philippines (10,000 or less)

I’ve compiled a list of low priced or budget focused Android mobile phones costing Php10,000 or less found in the Philippines. I predict that pretty soon we’ll be seeing some Android phones in the 5,000 peso price point appear in the local market.

After writing the post about low-priced Android phones and tablets in the Philippines, I decided to create this to include budget focused Android phones from the major phone manufacturers to help you compare them with the local brands.

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