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Under the hood: Digressions with the iPad mini (w/ LTE)


Ah, the executive class. There’s nothing like a technopreneur toting an iPad mini as he strides down confidently to a business meeting. With the sophisticated wallpaper (that’s my crinoid squat lobster and it helps break the ice sometimes) masking the reveal of the huge bag of digital tricks, the iPad mini is ace for bringing just about anywhere.

What could I possibly have under the hood? My creds deck? A ton of other presentations? QuickOffice documents? Well. There’s that. But 80% of my iPad mini has ….

[brace yourselves]

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Angry Birds Trilogy on the PS3 is around PHP 2,000.00

andgry birds ps3 expensive

On iOS, you can get the original trilogy for free. If you pay a dollar per game, you get the extra levels and block ads. I’m not sure why you need to shell out 2,000% more for the same game on the console.


Angry Birds for the PS3 is available on PSN for USD $39.99

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Second Netphone is a Samsung Galaxy Y. Free at Data Lite Plan 500 and All-in Plan 800. Only from SMART.

The cat is out of the bag.

The bag is really big and we have several cats inside.

There’s a bag and this is the second cat.

In the absence of a catchy introduction, we present to you the second Netphone model. The first Netphone which gained global attention was a rebranded ZTE Blade, donned as the Netphone 701. For those of you who were really interested about the SmarNet platform but wanted a different phone model, SMART now has the Samsung Galaxy Y running on SmartNet. It is free on the following plans:

Data Lite Plan 500
All-in Plan 800
Prepaid Kit: PHP 5,990 (insane OMG!!!)

You can preorder starting now, from October 1 to October 14 2011.


The Samsung Galaxy Y is a good entry level phone running on Android 2.3. Announced during the middle of this year, the phone will be out by the end of this year. SMART was able to install their SmartNet platform on top of it. So, if you’re looking for a more up to date Android device from Samsung and SMART, this is definitely something to look forward to.

The launch of the second Netphone from Samsung reinforces the SmartNet ubiquity of being more than just one phone. Netphone is here to stay and this is only the beginning.