Filipino blogs and forums have a plethora of discussions and comments about the new iPhone. Too bad for some Pinoys last June 29 last year when the 1st Gen iPhone was released in Cupertino; but too good for us now because Globe Philippines was able to tie-up with Apple to sell the 2nd Gen iphone in the Philippines!

Abe Olandres, a blogging mogul in the Philippines, mentioned in his blog Yugatech that they got a email tip from an alleged Globe insider that 3G iPhone will be softly launched with the following rates for postpaid plans:

G-Max 3500 iPhone 3G
Initial Fee: Php9,995
Monthly Fee: Php3,500
Free Text: 650
Free Calls: 750 mins.
Globe to Globe: Php3.50/minute
Globe to Non-Globe: Php4.50/minute
Excess SMS Rates: Php0.50/text

Globe Platinum 5000 iPhone 3G
Initial Fee: FREE
Monthly Fee: Php5,000
Free Text: 650
Free Calls: 1,100 mins.
Globe to Globe: Php3.50/minute
Globe to Non-Globe: Php4.50/minute
Excess SMS Rates: Php0.50/text
Optional: Additional Php2,000/month for Unlimited 3G Plans (Globe Visibility). Plans have 2-year lock-in period with Globe.

Prices quoted may not be so appealing, but hey, the one who spilled the tip to Yugatech is an alleged email from a Globe insider. For more info, you can check out http://www.yugatech.com.

Meanwhile, you might want to look at the new 3G iPhone ad unveiled last WWDC ’08.

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Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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