Gadget News: AndroidOne by Cherry Mobile and MyPhone

Yup, an official phone line from Google Philippines, AndroidOne will come out from Cherry Mobile (Cherry One) and MyPhone (MyPhone Uno).

Cherry Mobile One specs

  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor MTK6582m
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, Asahi Glass
  • 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with BSI
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM / Dual Standby
  • 3G, HSPA+, GSM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 1780mAh battery
  • Price: sub- Php 5,000

MyPhone Uno specs:

  • 4.5-inch FWVGA display
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 1.3GHz Cortex A7 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • Expandable up to 32GB
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 1700mAh battery
  • Price: sub- Php 4,599

Both phones look great. Although Cherry One seems like a better phone. Hopefully I could be able to test one when it is available. This is a great move by Google Philippines. This is looking good.


Gaming News: Datablitz has the new 3DXL


Details from their Facebook page:


The NEW Nintendo 3DS XL [Black/Red] will be available today at Datablitz!

• Face-tracking 3D – Games leap to life with super-stable 3D. The face-tracking feature uses the system’s inner cameras to adjust images based on your viewing angle, so you can enjoy total immersion in your games.

• New controls – The C stick brings new control possibilities (like intuitive camera control) to compatible games.
And, new ZL and ZR buttons give you more options than ever.

• Built-in amiibo support – Tap an amiibo™ figure to the near-field communication (NFC) reader on the lower screen to enjoy amiibo features in compatible games.
Get bonus items and content, customize your character, and more when you use amiibo figures (like Mario!) with amiibo-compatible games.

• More power – Improved CPU performance means faster loading times, so you spend more time playing. Many games will look and play better than ever—and several upcoming games will be built from the ground up to take advantage of this power boost.

• Play even more games – You can still play all Nintendo 3DS games and nearly all games from previous systems such as Nintendo DS and DSi. And, some future titles will be exclusively playable on the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

• Easy data sharing – You can transfer your photos, music, and other files between a PC and your system’s microSDHC** card via a wireless network. No need to remove the microSDHC card!

• Better browsing – The new-and-improved Internet browser lets you watch videos and surf the Web with ease. You can even use the ZL/ZR buttons to switch tabs or zoom in with the C stick.

• Improved camera – Enjoy better results when you take photos in low-light situations.

SRP: P11,995

– One free game.*
– 220v Charger

*Title included is subject to our discretion and would vary per branch.

Currently Tinkering: Adonit Jot Touch

Adonit Jot TouchAbout 3 weeks ago, I was able to get myself an Adonit Jot Touch. I apparently got my unit at half the price at Digital Walker (originally priced at PhP4,400). I presume this is because the latest version is coming out soon. Anyway, I really needed a proper stylus so I can draw faster for projects I work on. Here’s my take on the stylus.

Currently Tinkering: Cherry Mobile Flare 2X

I replaced my phone to the latest “Quad-Core ng Bayan”. Here are my thoughts about the new Cherry Mobile Flare 2x.


Currently Tinkering: Sega Saturn (non review)


This won’t be a review since I didn’t get it running properly, but I do just want to share my experience with it. Anyway, I miss my old Saturn and it was generous of a friend of mine to give me this one.


Currently Tinkering: Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Gaming


Yup, I’m not done talking about the Samsung Galaxy 4.2, but we won’t delve into the gadget but more of the games this time around. I’ve been installing a ton of games recently to see how it fares, although I have mentioned that the player is not really designed for pure gaming since the 1Ghz processor is not up to par these days. Here I’ll be listing the games I have already installed and my initial thoughts about them regarding performance (not game reviews… those come later).


Currently Tinkering: Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2


I just purchased a Samsung Android media player. Really, it’s just a media player, not a phone. Based on the looks, you can really mistake it for a Samsung Galaxy S, just like you can mistake an iPod Touch for an iPhone. And based on the price, it is the obvious competition too.


The new PS3


Sony just announced the new version of the PS3. This will be coming out with 2 models. One with a 500gb hard drive, the other will only have a 12gb flash drive. The weight and size of the new models will be half of the original PS3.  (more…)

WiiU release in the US on November 18, and it’s cheaper!


Nintendo US has just announced that they will be releasing the WiiU on Nivember 18, 2012; almost a full month ahead from Japan, and the package is slightly different. Here are some details about the release:


WiiU release in Japan on December 8


Nintendo Japan has just announced that they will be releasing the WiiU on December 8, 2012. Here are some details about the release: