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Don't Blame Inflation: Average Price of Smartphones Sold in PH Grew 51% So Far in 2018

Filipino buyers now want devices with many bells and whistles

The average selling price (ASP) of smartphones in the Philippines stood at $192 (Php10,394) for the first six months of 2018, according to the Philippine unit of market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC). That represented a 51-percent surge from the average of ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 04, 2018 09:00:00
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What Are PH’s Most Popular Smartphone and PC Brands?

IDC Philippines reveals the mobile and desktop brands with the largest market share in the country

Local phone manufacturer Cherry Mobile remained the most popular smartphone brand in the Philippines, according to the Philippine arm of technology industry analyst International Data Corp. (IDC).In a media briefing held last April 5, IDC Philippines unveiled its latest analyses of consumer ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 10, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Amid Dominance of Imports, Why Did Starmobile Start Making Phones in the Philippines?

In an industry dominated by international brands, Starmobile is now one of the largest local manufacturers of mobile phones

According to Digital in 2018, a report on the global digital landscape by social media agency We Are Social and social media management platform Hootsuite, there are 61 million unique mobile users in the Philippines today, equal to 58 percent of the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 22, 2018 09:00:00
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5th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world now in PH

Vivo enters the local market with its new midrange smartphone, V3Max.

The local phone industry is about to get more crowded.Chinese phone brand Vivo wants to get its share of the pie as it launched V3 Max premium smartphone in the Philippines.“We’re targeting the young, hip, and fashionable people especially those who are ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 17, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

4 ways mobile phones can increase productivity in the workplace

Mobile phones can either increase or decrease productivity. Don’t let it be the latter.

Move over BYOB (beer), it is all about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in today’s workplace. The rise of mobile workers, business and collaboration has made mobile devices an essential workplace tool. In fact, Wrike’s 2016 Mobile Productivity Report found that 90% of the more ...

by Heather Huhman  | April 12, 2016 03:00:00
News and Events

10 eye-catching gadgets from the Mobile World Congress

From virtual reality to wireless headphones, these gadgets are bound to astound.

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, tech companies big and small flocked to Barcelona to showcase the latest and greatest in gadgetry. Here’s a look ahead at innovations in virtual reality, home appliances, smartphones, and more. Related: 10 apps and gadgets to help you ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 01, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

The guide to surviving without your smartphone (Infographic)

Can you survive a day without your smartphone?

So you left the house in a rush this morning because you were running late to an appointment. Oh no! You left your phone on the table and don't have time to go back and get it.You would probably be a little ...

by Kristin Piombino  | August 21, 2015 10:00:00
News and Events

ASUS launches its new flagship smartphone

With features that are expected to wow local consumers, ASUS' new ZenFone 2 aims to make its users "see what others can't see."

ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has recently visited the country to personally announce the availability of ZenFone 2 locally at the Experience 2Morrow press event in Manila. The new smartphone builds on the enthusiastic reception and success of the first-generation ZenFone in the ...

by Press Release  | May 22, 2015 08:00:00
Business Ideas

This well-known luggage maker wants to make your bag smart

Lost your luggage? Not to worry. You have this technology to thank for that.

  Checking in luggage for a flight is an exercise steeped in uncertainty. There are so many unknown variables: how long the check-in line will be, whether or not your bag is overweight, when it will show up on the carousel upon ...

by Laura Entis and Laura Entis  | May 17, 2015 06:00:00
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Reasonably priced 'selfie smartphone' gets available online

Are you looking for a practical smartphone? Have an amazing one at less cost. Find out more here.

There’s a new ‘selfie smartphone’ in town and it is expected to amaze local consumers not just for its camera features but more for its reasonable price of P6,490. Alcatel One Touch has announced the release of its Flash Plus model on ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 14, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Why you should never take your smartphone to bed

Find out why it is not advisable to use your smartphone before sleeping.

It's 11pm and you're sitting in front of the TV, checking your smartphone for late-night emails, maybe checking in on family and friends' activities on Facebook and looking up the menu of the restaurant you're planning to dine at tomorrow evening. You ...

by Att and Lisa Evans  | April 28, 2015 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Why successful people never bring smartphones into meetings

Here are reasons to think twice before bringing your smartphone into the meeting room.

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says research from USC's Marshall School of Business, and if you work with women and people who are over 40 then they're even more perturbed by it than ...

by Travis Bradberry  | April 17, 2015 11:00:00
Startup Tips

5 rules for texting anyone you do business with

Even if it is not that popular anymore, sending SMS or text can still be considered as one of the easiest modes to communicate with others. Here are five rules when using it for business purposes.

Walk into any boardroom two minutes before a meeting and you’ll find the same scenario: a table full of executives checking their phones with their heads bowed in the ‘smartphone prayer.’Text messaging is the fastest way to communicate in business. Quicker than ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | March 30, 2015 07:00:00