Smart brings more LTE devices to Davao

Complementing its network improvement efforts in Davao, Smart Communications recently partnered with device manufacturers to introduce a variety of LTE (Long Term Evolution) handsets that will enable locals to enjoy a better mobile internet experience. In the recent Connected Davao event simultaneously held in SM Lanang Premier, NCCC Mall, and GMall Davao, mallgoers got first dibs on affordable, mid-range, and premium LTE devices. One of the featured handsets was the O+ Presto 700, which can use the 700 MHz frequency band for LTE, available at …

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Samsung no longer favored, reveals survey

E-commerce platform Branding Brand conducted a consumer survey from October 12 to 13 involving 1,000 people who have had experience with using or owning a Samsung mobile phone at least once in their life. The survey reveals that, surprisingly, a whopping 40 percent has voiced out that they are “done” with Samsung phones, most especially after the leading smartphone brand failed to quickly resolve a product problem in the past few months. What this survey further suggests is the probability of 30 percent of Samsung …

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Smartphone Growth in PH, most bold and aggressive

Would you believe that a total of 3.5 million smartphones were shipped to the Philippines in the first quarter alone of this year? That is up by 20% in the recent months according to market research firm, International Data Corporation (IDC). In fact, consumer spend on smartphones in the country is considered to be the fastest in the entire Southeast Asian region as dictated by surging demand on a market where active players are ever present. “With many of the more mature smartphone markets of …

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Learn to develop mobile apps for free via TESDA-Smart online course

Aspiring technology geeks can now learn how to develop Android mobile applications at no cost, via an online course available on the website of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The course, developed by mobile leader Smart Communications, can be found on e-tesda.gov.ph Enrolling is fast and simple. Users only need to create an account on the website, then type the code SWAD in the search bar. This will lead them to the course titled Smart Android Mobile Apps Development for Beginners. The …

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Carrier Philippines launches energy-efficient Air Conditioning for the family with the New Carrier Crystal Inverter

When it comes to choosing appliances for the house, it’s already a non-negotiable to choose one that not only provides comfort and convenience, but also one that gives big electricity savings. Making such a decision will help home-owners save money so they can focus on the more important things in life: their family. The same principle applies to air conditioners. Carrier Philippines makes choosing easieras they launch the Carrier Crystal Inverter, its latest iteration in its impressive lineup of High Wall Split-Type air conditioners that …

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ABS-CBN’s iWant TV, available soon for PLDT, Smart subscribers

Kapamilya shows, specials, and movies on iWant TV will soon be available for video-on-demand streaming to PLDT and Smart subscribers as ABS-CBN, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, makes its digital shift by making its content and services accessible online for more Filipinos. ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio Lopez III and president and CEO Carlo Katigbak signed an agreement with PLDT chairman Manny V. Pangilinan to enable more Filipinos to enjoy ABS-CBN content using their gadgets or smartphones by subscribing to PLDT or Smart promo packages …

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Pro tips for travel selfies worth sharing

Whether it’s a day hike up Pico de Loro or a few days touring Angkor Wat in Cambodia, travel is always the perfect time for selfies. But any selfie won’t do if you want to capture the grandeur of the great outdoors from atop a mountain, or those ancient ruins choked by overgrown banyan trees—with you included in the shot, of course. Travel selfies are as much about the place as they are about you. Otherwise, you don’t get to show proof of how awesome …

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PLDT, Smart ink partnership with ABS-CBN for iWantTV

In a groundbreaking partnership, the country’s leading digital services providers PLDT Home and Smart Communications have teamed up with leading media and entertainment company ABS-CBN for iWant TV, the latter’s streaming service for TV shows, movies and other exclusive digital content. Under the partnership, PLDT Home and Smart subscribers will soon be able to use their prepaid load or postpaid account to binge-watch and catch up on their favorite ABS-CBN shows, blockbuster films and other top-rated content on www.iwantv.com.ph on their computers or Smart TVs, …

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ABS-CBN TVplus offers greater value at a new price of ₱1499

Beginning September 9, the pioneering digital television product ABS-CBN TVplus will be offered at a new price of P1499 to offer more value for money with its crystal clear picture and sound and cable-like features at no monthly cost. Enjoy great new content produced by the exclusive channels of the “mahiwagang black box” such as “Funny Ka, Pare Ko” on CineMo channel, the sitcom gag show, which stars Karla Estrada and Bayani Agbayani and real-life couple Tommy Esguerra and Miho Nishida; Team Yey!” on Yey! …

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OPPO drops Neo7’s price from P7,490 to P5,590

Manila, 15 September, 2016 – Heads up to early Christmas shoppers: mobile technology brand OPPO announced today that the Neo7, a smartphone known for its sleek design and powerful cameras, dropped its price from P7490 to P5590. The promo opens tomorrow, September 16. “The Neo7 is perfect for those who love taking selfies and those who want to have more fun with their smartphone photos,” said OPPO Marketing Brand Manager Stephen Cheng. “We offer the Neo 7 at a discount so more users can experience …

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