It’s been a while since we’ve covered a local tablet, so here’s one that’s on our radar right now: the Torque Droidz Mini Q. For Php7,699, it’s a 7.85-inch Android slate with a quad-core processor and 3G connectivity.
It’s been a while since Kitkat was officially announced to the public, but there has yet to be a locally-branded Kitkat phone in sight. That might change soon as the image of the Cherry Mobile Urban from off of a leaked brochure has started circulating the Cherry Mobile and MyPhone Rio United groups.
Starmobile has unleashed its “lightest and most powerful 8-inch tablet” yet. The new Starmobile Engage 8 Quad+ is a 7.85-inch Android Jelly Bean tablet with an aluminium finish and a quad-core processor.
One of the major downsides of buying a smartphone with a Mediatek processor is that it doesn’t come with the latest Android software. It’s been a concern lately because most of the phones that come out today were released with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a version that’s almost a year and a half old.
While the MyPhone Infinity was the star of the show a couple of months back, the MyPhone Rio could be the actual game changer. It may not have an octa core chipset or a fancy premium build, but it’s got some outrageously great internals for something that’s priced at Php5k.
Hot on the heels of Samsung’s announcement of its Galaxy Tab 4 slates, Lenovo has revealed its own four new tablets to add to its A-Series range of Android tablets. The new Lenovo A7-30, A7-50, A8-50, A10-70 tablets are geared for music and multimedia entertainment.
ClouFone continues to dominate the monster battery smartphone battle by releasing the CloudFone Excite 400dx – a smartphone which comes with interchangeable batteries.
MyPhone surprised everybody with the affordable pricing of the MyPhone Rio, one of their newest smartphones which was showcased in an event almost a month ago together MyPhone Infinity and Ocean Elite.
While the Elife E6 was a gorgeous device with a design that was reminiscent of the iPhone 5/5S, it was severely underpowered by a MediaTek MT6589T chip. The Gionee Elife E7 looks to eliminate the shortcomings of its predecessor by bumping up the screen size and pairing it with a Snapdragon 800 SoC.
Maybe it makes them stand out from the crowd. Or maybe they just want to have the best of both worlds. Whatever the reasons, some people want to run Android on an Apple device. It’s something that could turn into reality, now that someone has managed to boot an iPad with three iOS versions.
There is an undeniable enormous population of smartphone users these days, and the size just continues to grow at a significant pace. Obviously, this is due to the rapid existence of budget-friendly smartphones – not like before where only the elites’ have the luxury to enjoy the innovations of these smartphones.
Back when the Starmobile Diamond X1 was released, I was a bit curious that they’d go with a 6 incher instead of a 5 inch smartphone that was more manageable for Pinoy-sized hands. After all, they had a great advantage with being first to market with an octa core phone, so why not make sure it appealed to as many folks as possible?