I’m pretty sure you, too, would like to know the best gadget deals for this year or probably in early 2012. But for “Pinoy” techies who can’t wait, in all probability, to get their hands on the latest handsets that made its way here in the Philippines; you’ll be glad to hear that Globe Telecom got new deals for you to check.
Among of the latest devices now available at Globe include the Huawei Ideos U8150, Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503 Europa, Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830, and Huawei Ideos S7. And the good thing is, these devices are being offered with free 30-day trial of Globe SuperSurf on top of the Plan.
|Huawei Ideos U8150|
The Huawei Ideos U8150 is a Froyo device flaunting a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. It’s powered by a 528 MHz ARM 11 processor and Adreno 200 GPU in a MSM7225 Qualcomm chipset. Built with a 200MB internal storage, 256 MB RAM, and 512 MB ROM – the Ideos u8150 specs is pretty decent for entry-level handsets. This is a quad-band GSM phone, so basically a good choice as secondary handset (next to your high-end smartphone) if you’re the type of user who frequently travel anywhere in the planet. For those CTB readers who are new to Huawei Ideos, this is actually the first phone from Huawei launched here in the Philippines. What you would like with this curvy phone is its capability to be used as internet-sharing device as it’s coupled with functionality to act as a Wi-Fi hotspot – similar to Globe MiFi, the Smartbro Pocket Wi-Fi, or the Huawei’s E5 Pocket MiFi. Globe Telecom’s Huawei Ideos U8150 is free with My SuperPlan 499 and comes with free 30 days of SuperSurf.
|Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503|
Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503 Europa is also a quad-band phone running Android 2.1 (Éclair), packed with a 600 MHz processor, 2.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, with TouchWiz 3.0 interface, and support for basic and popular wireless connectivity options. The only drawback though for this entry-level handset is the 2 MP camera, and to be honest – if you’re a
cam-wh*re type, you probably have to consider other units with higher camera resolution. But considering this is going to be free with Globe MySuperPlan 499, plus a free 30-day trial of SuperSurf – that would seemingly a good choice, too.
Among the newest handsets you should also check are Samsung Galaxy’s, that is – the Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 and Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. Just as early as first week of this month, Samsung has already released these handsets in the country ahead of global release. Sounds flattering, huh?
|Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570|
The Galaxy Mini S5570 is also an Android Froyo device powered by a 600 MHz processor. Flavored tasty for young techies, this mid-range phone shows off its 3.15 MP camera (although it doesn’t have Flash) and its sexy full capacitive touch screen display. There’s nothing more notable specs on this phone except the basics that are usually built in a Froyo device. Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 is free at MySuperPlan 999, and Globe is offering free 30 days of SuperSurf once you signed up for the Plan.
|Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830|
And if you want the feel and looks of Apple’s iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 could be a another choice. Though it doesn’t exactly resemble the build of the iPhone 4, the price for its decent specs and features should be in consideration. Available for free at Globe MySuperPlan 1799 and also comes with free 30 days of SuperSurf – the Galaxy Ace runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and is powered by an 800 MHz ARM 11 CPU and Adreno 200 GPU in a MSM7227 Qualcomm chipset. It also has 158 MB internal storage, wireless connectivity support, TouchWiz 3.0, and 5MP camera with auto-focus and LED Flash.
|Huawei Ideos S7|
Globe’s new Tablet offering in addition to Samsung Galaxy Tab is Huawei Ideos S7 which is free at Plan 999 and like with the other new devices, it also comes with free 30-day trial of SuperSurf. Ideos S7 is a 7-inch entry-level Éclair tablet powered by 768 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and can offer 720p HD video playback on its 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen display, on top of its GSM voice support. And oh, it does have a front-facing camera, too!
So which deal you’re interested in?