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Wouldn’t it be nice if Sony’s flagship handset has a non-1080p version with a slightly smaller screen and the same water/dust resistant properties, if not better? Well, it seems that we don’t have to wait too long, because rumor has it that the Japanese firm will be releasing a mid-range handset called Xperia ZR.

The speculated handset is the slightly toned down version of the Xperia Z sans the FHD, 5-inch display and glass at the back. The Xperia ZR will instead sport a 4.6-inch HD display and IP58 certification which allows it to be submerged up to a meter and a half for 30 minutes.


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Just last week, NVIDIA officially announced the GeForce GTX TITAN graphics card for the Asian market. They say that this will replace the GTX 680 as the world’s fastest gaming system.






NVIDIAs Alex Chang for GTX TITAN

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN features 2,688 CUDA cores that run at 837 MHz, has 6GB of GDDR5 RAM and 7.

Now that two giant telcos in the country has announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4, we thought of giving you a better look at Smart and Globe’s postpaid offerings to help you decide if ever you’re interested in getting one.


Smart has pretty much kept the same pricing scheme that they have when they first offered the iPhone 5. The difference between the 16GB iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S4 in all of the available postpaid plans is just less than Php100. Here’s look

With the Galaxy Note line stealing the limelight from Samsung’s own tablet line, we were quite unsure of what happened with the Galaxy Tabs. Looks like Samsung still has plans for it as they have officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.


The Galaxy Tab 3 will be launching in a 7-inch form factor just like the very first Galaxy Tab. Samsung only announced one iteration of the Galaxy Tab 3 (no 10.1, 7.7 or 8.9 versions), but

The first quarter of 2013 is already in the books and world-renowned market research firm IDC (International Data Corporation) has published the result of their recent studies on who’s who in the mobile phone scene.

Unsurprisingly, Samsung and Apple still lead the pack with a combined shipment amassing to half of the total global shipments. When broken down to single unit, you’d notice that gap between Samsung and Apple has widen to a point that the South Korean firm’s volume of sales alone is more than what the other companies in the top 5 have (70.7M vs 66.7M).

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LG made it to the top 5 and currently

Last month we shared with you guys IDC’s prediction for last quarter that smartphones’ increasing popularity in the market will result to a groundbreaking overturn of it out-shipping feature phones for the first time in history. Well, the research firm was spot on their hunch as seen on their recent research result.

There’s a 4% year-over-year growth in the global mobile phone market, with manufacturer shipping a total of 418.6 million units last quarter. But what’s astonishing in IDC’s recent findings is that more than half (51.6% to be exact) of the phones sold last quarter are smartphones which equates to 216.2 million units.