It’s Mobile World Congress time again, and as it has done for the past few years, the GSMA sponsored World Congress is being held in Barcelona, Spain from February 27 to March 1. (There is a smaller Asia themed GSMA congress held in Hong Kong usually in November). The World Congress is the biggest mobile […]Read more "Barcelona Diary: Blogging from MWC 2012"
This PR just in from Smart – the first Android mobile apps using the WAC NAPI (Network API) are out – and they are all coming out first from the Philippines. What’s the significance? Well apart from the Philippines being a development hub for these WAC (Wholesale Applications Community) apps – the Network API enables […]Read more "Ka-Ching: In-App Mobile Charging is Now in the Philippines – and the World"
SMART’s “Always On” volume-based data plans combined with the Operamini browser have always been a good match. The Volume-based plans provide mobile internet at an affordable price, and the Operamini browser (available for Java, Symbian, Android, and iOS) utilize caching and up to 90% data compression for a highly optimized mobile web surfing experience – […]Read more "SMART Always ON + Operamini present “Win a Mini”"
They said it was going to be free. And they were right. They said the free trial was going to last until October 14. But in that case, they were absolutely wrong. Because in a dramatic turn of events, tantamount to a mobile internet product manager momentarily taking leave of his senses, SMART’s Facebook for […]Read more "SMART Extends its Facebook Mobile App for Java Trial All the Way Till October 31"
In response to one of the more common Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about using the Facebook Mobile app on the SMART network, the SMART customer care group produced and uploaded this video on their YouTube channel. This hopefully should be a clear procedure for any but the densest of individuals: ——– Another Frequently Asked Question […]Read more "Video: How to install the Facebook Mobile app on SMART"
Update: Thie free trial ended October 31. Service is still available at just P10/day. Read all the details here. In response to some recent Tweets I made, I received a few questions from people curious about SMART’s free offer on Facebook. Yes, it’s true that the Facebook Mobile app for java phones is offered for […]Read more "Facebook Mobile app for Java: FREE Access on SMART"
This info just in from SMART Public Affairs regarding efforts by SMART as part of Typhoon Ondoy relief efforts. These range from free phone call and mobile charging stations, to free medical assistance care of PLDT medical services. SMART Libreng Tawag Centers at the following: Barangay Barangka Hall in Marikina City; Ever Gotesco Mall in […]Read more "Finding SMART “Libreng Tawag” centers and free medical assistance"
This just in from SMART Public Affairs: Via SMART Money — SMART Money accountholders may help victims of typhoon Ondoy by donating to the PLDT Smart Foundation Inc. (PSF) Ondoy-Smart Money account. Text ONDOY <amount> to 270. Or go to your Smart Money menu > purchase > mpay > store code (ONDOY) > pay from […]Read more "How SMART subscribers can help in the typhoon Ondoy relief drive"
Yesterday, July 6, 2008 was probably notable for one of those rare occasions in sports history – such as when Ateneo actually manages to beat La Salle in a UAAP basketball game (having had 16 years of formal Jesuit schooling myself, I know that of which I speak). But apart from that unusual event, July […]Read more "Smart’s UZZAP: Behind the Bits"
I’ve been a fan of the Asus eee PC ultra micro laptop for sometime, and like many enthusiasts I’ve succumbed to the obnoxious habit of playing the part of an eee evangelist on occasion. I must admit I’m always a sucker for small cheap gadgets, especially miniature wi-fi laptops that cost around the range of […]Read more "Small Wonder: Philippine Telcos Discover the Asus eee"