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A Nokia netbook? Apparently, they’re not content with building cellphones for the world’s population, so now they’re coming up with Nokia Booklet 3G! Sleek–looking piece of aluminum hardware on an otherwise ordinary–spec netbook. But 12 hours of battery life? That’s just like saying your cellphones have five days of standby time! Comments Off on A Nokia netbook? Apparently, they’re no …

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Globe U-CALL

Globe has recently silently offered an unlimited calling promo called Globe U–CALL, allowing for unmetered calls to fellow Globe or TM subscribers. Unfortunately, the service is not available in Metro Manila and is reportedly just for the following provinces:

  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Catanduanes
  • Guimaras
  • Marinduque
  • Masbate
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Quezon
  • Sorsogo

Registration is simple as usual: just send UCALL30 or UCALL100 to 2868. UCALL 30 buys you 1 day unlimited Globe to Globe/TM for just 30 pesos, while UCALL 100 gets 5 days for 100 pesos which comes out to 20 pesos a day. A good deal for sure; too bad it’s not available for us here in Manila.

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Globe Free Apps

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Now here’s some great news for Globe subscribers: Globe Free Apps!

Globe Free Apps is the telco’s new initiative for its mobile users, aiming to provide a wide range of free mobile phone and desktop applications. Most of the apps are from Globe Labs developers while others are popular ones from all over the web. You’d be wondering, why would Globe Labs launch free apps? In a nutshell:

The vision of Free Apps is to be the showroom of applications developed by members of the developer pool of Globe Labs.

It also aims to promote the developers by providing them a venue to display their products and also allow them to earn from their products through an express commercialization scheme.

Free Apps also aims to provide spice to the everyday subscriber by making available applications for entertainment, productivity and information purposes.

As of now, there’s a handful of useful applications in Free Apps though I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more in the coming weeks. Try them now!

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Jolicloud is a new netbook–specific OS for your ultraportable. You’d be surprised that it works with most netbook models out there. Comments Off on Jolicloud is a new netbook–specific OS …

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Apple iPhone 3GS Globe Prices

Like what we’ve told you about a week ago, Globe will be offering the just released Apple iPhone 3GS here in the Philippines. Reservations are accepted at Globe Business Centers since the 15th of this month, so head on there if you’re planning on getting one. Prices are still just as expensive as the first time they released the iPhone 3G:

Regular Plans iPhone 3GS 16GB iPhone 3GS 32GB
Plan 500 PHP 29,500 PHP 35,100
Plan 800 PHP 25,350 PHP 30,950
Plan 1200 PHP 23,100 PHP 28,700
Plan 1800 PHP 19,050 PHP 24,650
Plan 2500 PHP 11,850 PHP 17,450
Plan 3500 PHP 3,950 PHP 9,550
Plan 5000 FREE PHP 1,000
Plan 7000 FREE FREE
Plan 10000 FREE FREE

Like before, you can also get the 3GS in a prepaid kit, but you’ll be paying a lot more:

iPhone Prepaid Kit
iPhone 3GS 16GB PHP 38,850
iPhone 3GS 32GB PHP 45,250

There’s no other official way of getting the iPhone 3GS here in the Philippines but through Globe, so if you’ve been waiting for it, you can get it now!

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Globe will be offering the Apple iPhone 3GS starting on the 31st of this month. Reservations can now be made through their hotline at 7301000, their site at www.iphone3g.globe.com.ph, or through Globe Business Centers. Unfortunately, no final word on pricing just yet. Comments Off on Globe will be offering the Apple iPhone …

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