Spotted! : Vice Ganda with Mystery Cellphone - May Nagtext ! Vice's Showtime Phone !

"At dahil dyan... may nagtext!"

ABS-CBN's noontime hit, Showtime, - as a whole - is a strong program; proving to be a formidable challenger even for the network that used to rule the timeslot. The concept, the performances, the hosts -- everything about it spells HIT.

But I'm inclined to believe that one of the things that keeps the show on top of both Mega Manila and Nationwide TV ratings is Vice Ganda's Cellphone and the mysterious text messages that flood it after every good performance by competing teams.

Watch this video compilation of Vice Ganda's Showtime banters:

In the clip, we saw Vice use two cellphones. One looks like a Nokia phone -- I'm just not sure which model (I'll get back to you on that). And the other, this weird looking device that looks more like a Star Wars gadget than a cellphone.

"What's that phone? Is that even a phone?" I usually get these questions from friends when we watch the show together. My usual answer is, "I don't know. I'll get back to you on that".

Well now, I'd like to report that I'm inching closer to finding out the true nature of Vice Ganda's mystery gadget. Thanks to Allen, a TP reader who owns a similar gadget, we now have actual photos of the 'phone'. Check these out:

So as it turns out, the mystery cellphone appears to be no phone at all. It looks more like a lighting device than anything else. But I guess we'd have to ask Vice herself if we want to know for sure what it is.

UPDATE: It's a booklight. And it's now selling like hotcakes in Divisoria and online.

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