Cherry Mobile W900 drops to Php5,999 on 1-day sale

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 04:27 AM PDT

Cherry Mobile is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary this August 15th so it’s holding a 1-day sale of its popular handset, the Dragon Phone W900.

Announced back in May, the W900 is one of the most popular Android handsets in Cherry Mobile‘s line-up. It’s primarily because of the introductory price of Php9,999 (regular price was Php14,999).

This week, Cherry Mobile is dropping the price of the W900 to just Php5,999. But that’s just for one day only (August 15). You can grab one of them at any Cherry Mobile kiosks nationwide. We wrote a really long 3,500-word review (our longest review ever) of the CM W900 here.

Canon EOS 650D lands, priced at Php42k

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 12:02 AM PDT

Announced back in June this year, the Canon EOS 650D is now available in stores and sells for only Php41,990.

The Canon 650D is the latest in a long line of low mid-range EOS dSLR and replaces the old 600D.

Canon EOS 650D (T4i) specs:
18MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm sensor size)
Digic 5 processor
100 – 12,800 ISO (extendable to ISO 25,600)
9-point wide-area AF
5fps continuous shooting
full-HD movies with manual controls and continuous AF
1080p video recording @ 30fps
3″ touchscreen Clear View II TFT LCD
Live View

The EOS 650D camera body is available for Php41,998. It is also available kitted with the 18-55IS II for Php46,998 or with the new EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM for Php60,998.

Sony Xperia Acro S hands-on, first impressions

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 10:54 PM PDT

Announced back in May, the Xperia Acro S is Sony’s version of the Xperia S but with a semi-armored chassis for weather proofing.

The box comes with the usual accessories — charging cable, earphones, additional earbuds, wall charger; and a cradle which you don’t normally get with a new purchase of a handset (the last one I’ve seen one is with the HTC Rhyme).

The look and feel of the Acro S is very similar to the Xperia Ion but the hardware specification is closer to the Xperia S.

The Xperia Acro S features a scratch-resistant, mineral glass display with wet finger tracking. It is also passed the IP55 and IP57 Ratings for dust and water resistance. That means you can submerge this unit under water (1m deep) for at most 30 minutes, just like the Xperia Go.

Since it’s water-resistant, there are no open ports on the handset and everything else is sealed or locked — every connectivity ports are protected with a rubber stopper.

Sony Xperia Acro S LT26w specs:
• 4.3-inch HD Reality Display @ 720p, 1280×720 pixels, 342ppi
• Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core processor
• Mobile BRAVIA Engine
• Adreno 220 GPU
• 16GB internal storage
• up to 32GB via microSD
• WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
• Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDR
• NFC support
• FM Radio tuner
• GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
• 12MP autofocus rear camera, LED flash
• 1.3 front-facing camera
• PlayStation Certified
• HDMI port
• 1080p full HD video recording, 720p HD front camera
• Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
• Li-Ion 1910mAh battery
• 126 x 66 x 11.9mm (dimension)
• 147 grams (weight)

You can read our full review of the Sony Xperia S here as well as the Xperia Go and just wait ’til we do our usual stress-test of the Xperia Acro S in the final review.

The handset is sold in limited stocks (available in pink) over at Widget City for Php24,350 (see listing here).