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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is a more-than-credible iPad alternative

The new device is in essence a scaled-up version of Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone (as the iPad is to the iPhone/iPod Touch), featuring a seven-inch TFT display. It is perhaps the most credible Android alternative to the iPad launched so far – although an honorable mention must go to the smaller Dell Streak.

Samsung’s credentials as the creator of a true iPad alternative are strong. Along with HTC and Motorola, Samsung has in recent times been among the most successful vendors in taking on Apple in the smartphone desirability stakes, aping Apple both in leaning towards the quality end of the market in terms of hardware and materials and, quite obviously to those who’ve used a Galaxy S, in terms of the overall user experience.
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Posted by on September 11, 2010 in Ovum

 

GfK Honors Sony Philippines with its No. 1 Award for camcorder

The widely popular Sony camcorder products, featuring cutting-edge user friendly technologies, was rewarded the top prize – GfK Philippines No. 1 Award.

The annual award presented by one of the largest retail technology research companies recognizes companies with the bestselling brands in the categories of Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances, Information Technology, Photo, and Telecommunications. This year’s award was based on GfK Philippines retail panel data from January 2009 to December 2009 and is a timely seal of approval for Sony Philippines.
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Posted by on September 11, 2010 in Sony

 

TTX Chops Power Use in Half and Datacenter Space Over 75%, Eliminates Tape Management

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced that TTX Company has deployed EMC® and VMware® products and solutions to serve as the foundation of the company’s virtual datacenter and next generation backup and recovery implementation.

The new datacenter has enabled TTX, North America’s leading provider of railcars and related freight car management services, to sharpen its competitive edge by speeding access to critical business information; virtualizing 98% of its servers; and significantly reducing operational costs associated with its newly streamlined backup and recovery processes.
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Posted by on September 11, 2010 in EMC

 

Huawei Technologies Philippines Hosts LTE Technology Road Show

Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, hosted a three-day LTE Technology Road Show that ended on September 3. Visitors were able to tour the Huawei LTE truck and attend presentations to garner a greater awareness of LTE technology. Huawei’s LTE Road Show in the Philippines was part of a six-city Asia-Pacific tour that is scheduled to go through the end of the year.

LTE, or Long-Term Evolution, describes the evolution of mobile technology that delivers to users the benefits of faster data speeds and new services by creating a new radio access technology that is optimized for IP-based traffic. In addition it offers operators a simple upgrade path from 2G and 3G networks. The Huawei LTE Road Show helped the Philippines’ mobile industry get better acquainted with Huawei’s LTE technology and gain a better understanding of its potential and its business advantages.
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Posted by on September 11, 2010 in huawei

 

Hear and Feel the Power with the New ASUS N Series Notebooks

The new N Series from ASUS encompasses a full range of notebook PCs that are the first ever to address compromised multimedia capabilities on portable computers. The new models arrive in 14, 15.6 and 17.3 inch screen sizes, and ship with Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors. They feature new NVIDIA GeForce 400M graphics engines with Optimus technology, resulting in powerful computing and multimedia performance and improved battery life. 
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Posted by on September 8, 2010 in Asus

 

HP Empowers Businesses with Enterprise-class Computing Performance

Today’s enterprises require computing technologies that make the mark in terms of reliability, efficiency and proven performance. HP answers this need with the HP Compaq 8100 Elite Business PC, HP’s premier business PC designed to provide maximum manageability, intelligent performance, security and efficiency to enhance the computing experience for business users.
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Posted by on September 8, 2010 in HP

 

WD RELEASES WD CAVIAR GREEN DRIVE 667 GB/PLATTER 3-PLATTER DESIGN

WD, the world’s leader in external storage solutions, announced that it is already shipping the 4th generation WD Green Series, the WD20EARS (2TB) and WD15EARS (1.5 TB) drives, the highest areal density in the industry at 667 GB/platter 3-platter design, 64 MB cache.

As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
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Posted by on September 7, 2010 in WD (Western Digital)

 

Globe builds alliances with partner-communities through customized products and services

Globe has built alliances with 18 respected corporate brands and organizations in the country where it offers customized SIM cards especially designed to address the specific communication and business requirements of each partner-community.

The move is in line with the “Customer First” policy being practiced by the company which puts the needs of subscribers above everything else.
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Posted by on September 7, 2010 in Globe Telecom

 

CP Kelco and Globe Business Team Up for Managed Voice Service

CP Kelco Philippines Inc. has recently tapped Globe Business to help provide a cost-effective and reliable communication service that would help them keep in constant touch with local and international customers via a Managed IP-PBX solution, bundled with an E1-R2 telephone line. This fully-managed voice service enables companies to enjoy the benefits of IP telephony without the complexity and high upfront capital expense.
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Posted by on September 1, 2010 in Globe Telecom

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Wins Big with EMC’s Next Generation Backup & Recovery

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced that Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a premier entertainment resort in Las Vegas, has implemented EMC® Avamar® deduplication backup software and VMware® virtualization solutions to centralize and streamline data backup operations and increase the efficiency of its information infrastructure through consolidation.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is in the midst of a major property expansion, increasing its number of guest rooms from 650 to nearly 1,600. Even as construction continues, the resort’s critical systems, such as 140 point-of-sale (POS) terminals that employees use to check in guests, make reservations for spa treatments and process payments for food, drinks and merchandise, still need to be up and running.

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Posted by on September 1, 2010 in EMC