In line with TechPinas' vision to make every Filipino - regardless of age - realize that technology is not something so far that it can't be reached and to inspire the Pinoy youth to actively participate positively in the society in any way they can, I'd like to invite everyone to submit their guest posts and personal gadget reviews to be published on the site.*
While I can't really promise to give anything in return (at least right now, since TP is still young) aside from giving you proper credit for your work, I assure you that any shared insightful content would be very helpful to our readers and I think that in itself is already very rewarding. Don't you think so too? :)
Last week, Jade Bryan Jardinico - a TP friend from Bacolod - sent us his guest post on the Nokia Connect. Create. Entertain. event at Makati held last month and a quick hands-on video of Nokia C7 Fashionista phone.
Let's check it out --
Let me first introduce myself. I'm Jade Bryan Jardinico from Bacolod, a 19 yrs old ECE student and a mobile enthusiast and at the same time a blogger. Starting today, I will be TP's new guest writer and I will be sharing more of the mobile stuffs at the local section.
Currently, I write for Symbian World as my main and I was also a guest writer for TheNokiaBlog by Mark Guim, a Filipino too, but I think he is an American citizen now and he is living in NY. These blogs are international sites which the contents are related to mobile stuffs. Symbian World and TheNokiaBlog are the few blogs that being managed by Filipinos, the same with MyNokiaWorld by Jay Montano based in UK and Nokia Innovation by Erick Macapagal and he is based on NY. Believe me, I knew them all online until we became friends. :)
If you want to follow the mobile streamline just follow me in my twitter, @jadejavu :)
Event at Makati
I'm one of the lucky local bloggers to attend Nokia PH's Connect. Create. Entertain. event at Makati last week. The event was actually done to officially unveil the next batch of Nokia smartphones that will land here in Philippines soon. And for us, we got some special treatment being the audience and also the lucky geeks to get the hands-on of the latest Nokia devices. Yes. We got tons of photos and videos here to share.
Aside from the phones, Nokia PH also highlighted their current Nokia N8 promotional competition named 'Pier Roxas' that most of you already saw this on TV. You can find more details of the competition at nokia-ph-gs.com/pierroxas. We also had the chance to play the same game at the event.
They also showcased some short films/videos made by famous and talented directors like Direk Paulo Soriano using only the Nokia N8. Plus they made us more excited when they announce the upcoming services and apps that will be offered through Ovi Store. One of the said app is the WebTV channel of Solar Sports for Nokia N8.
Symbian^3 and more
The latest smartphones of Nokia, the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 were launched at the event. These four devices run on the latest Symbian^3 operating system. All equipped with the latest mobile features in connectivity and mobile computing solutions, and could definitely power up you being a tech-savvy.
Check out my quick hands-on of Nokia C7
Nokia C7 and Nokia N97 Mini, respectively.
Nokia C7 specifications and hands-on video
CPU: ARM 11 680MHz, 2D/3D Graphics HW Accelerator with OpenVG1.1 and OpenGL ES 2.0 support
Build: 3.5″ AMOLED capacitive touch screen, scratch resistant, 360 x 640 resolution or nHD, supports multitouch, CBD
Construction: 130 g, 117.3 x 56.8 x 10.5 mm
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass (Magnetometer Sensor)
Camera: 8 MP, Dual LED flash for video and photos, front facing VGA camera, 720p video recording and supports editor in the phone, geotagging, face detection
Memory: 256 MB RAM, 350MB user, 8GB storage plus external microSD up to 32GB
Connectivity: Quadband, 3G up to 10.2Mbs download, 2Mbps upload, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Multimedia: TV-out via analog connection, FM transmitter, DivX playback (to be confirmed), microUSB with USB On-the-go, Bass Boost
Maps and Navigation: GPS with Ovi Maps installed free for lifetime with voice guide and turn-by-turn navigation
Battery: 1200mAh BL-5K, 9.5 hours (in GSM mode) and stay on standby for an astounding 27 days (3G mode), 2 days of music playback
Colors: black, metal, brown
Thanks Jade! You're the best! :)
*after screening. Please email guest post at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!