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Buy now: Piso Sale for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3Gs from SMART Communications

The iPhone 4 and iPhone 3Gs are going on sale for only P1.00 for every new postpaid subscriber / contract renewal. This promo is available from June 18 to 25 2012.

If you’re not really a big fan of Siri or an ultra-fab camera, this new promo from SMART is tough to resist.

With every postpaid application or contract renewal from June 18 to 25, 2012, both new and existing Smart All-In Plan 1800 subscribers can purchase the premium Apple iPhone 4, the business-centric Nokia E7, or the entertainment-savvy Samsung Galaxy Tab P7500 for the price of a piece of candy.

Similarly, Smart All-In Plan 1200 subscribers can take home the stylish Apple iPhone 3GS and the robust Nokia E5 for the same price while All-In Plan 800 subscribers can have their pick between the elegant Nokia N9 (16/64GB) or a functional Netbook PC.

For more details head on to your nearest SMART store to inquire.

#$ I am a consultant of SMART Communications

Smart expands ‘Piso Sale’ lineup

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Samsung Galaxy S II: Best smartphone for 2011?

N.B. You can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S II by following these instructions. Retail price is PHP 29,990. Discounted price is PHP 26,990.

For the past three weeks I’ve been playing with both the prototype and the actual unit of Samsung’s lastest Android gem, the Galaxy S II. I first got to hold the device back in Mobile World Congress ’11 in Barcelona and it is, without doubt, the most highly anticipated smartphone in the Android universe because it’s simply mind blowing.

This phone deserves to be reviewed from two perspectives: (1) as the successor to the first Samsung Galaxy S which was also highly popular and (2) from the perspective of an Android device and how it compares to the competition.

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Most Interesting Thing About the iPhone 4: THE NUMBER 4

When I saw the headline for the latest generation of the iPhone, I was brought back to a moment within a Nokia press conference. I had inquired about nomenclature (“how does Nokia name their phones?”). Notice that never in the history of Nokia has a phone been named with a number “4.” The scale goes up from 1100, 2100, 3650 … it skips 4 .. then moves on to 5530, 6310, etc. The same goes for several other tech brands such as Canon and Palm.

In Chinese numerology, the number “4” signifies death. Nokia is a Finnish company with a wide penetration in Asia. That’s a big market. Several brands have taken this into account when naming products because it does affect sales. Did Apple miss this out, or are they intentionally doing this because they, frankly, don’t give a damn?