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BlackBerry Empowering woman through Mobile Technology

Eight esteemed women, led by Alicia Keys, will select up to ten recipients from over 500 applicants to receive full four-year tuition scholarships in STEM-related fields

 

Globally, women are vastly under-represented in technology fields.  To help attract more women to our industry and address this massive gender gap, BlackBerry® is championing the next generation of women leaders in mobile computing as they advance their careers in this highly-competitive industry.

The BlackBerry® Scholars Program, announced in May by Alicia Keys, BlackBerry’s creative director, is a global four-year scholarship program for outstanding women entering their first year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. The Program is designed to help drive the number of women engaged in mobile computing and related science, technology, engineering and math fields.

We are pleased to announce that in this first year of the program, we received over 500 applications from women across 43 countries over the two month application period. From this group, up to ten talented and passionate young women will be chosen to receive full tuition scholarships.

A panel of inspirational and accomplished women leaders in this space will choose the scholars based on their academic merit and passion for entering the mobile computing industry. This panel, headed by Alicia Keys, includes:

·         Barbara Stymiest, Chairperson, BlackBerry (Canada)

·         Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo, Founder, Bubu.com; Managing Partner, Nusantara Ventures (Indonesia)

·         Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, Executive Director, Orange (France)

·         Linda D. Hallman, Executive Director and CEO, American Association of University Women (USA)

·         Sara Martinez-Tucker, President and CEO, National Math and Science Initiative (USA)

·         Belinda Parmar, Founder and CEO, Lady Geek (UK)

·         Maria Teresa Ruiz, Astronomer (Chile)

In addition to providing full, four-year course tuition, BlackBerry® will also offer mentorship and professional opportunities to each of the scholars. Selected scholars are expected to be announced on the 31st July.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

[Event] Blackberry Z10 Launch

Blackberry invited a few of us bloggers and press to its launch of  their latest unit the Blackberry z10 smartphone in the Philippines. It was held at the Marco Polo Hotel last March 08, 2013.  During the launch, we got to experience the greatness of this new Blackberry Z10 via demonstration done by Blackberry officers. I was really amazed by the features this new phone has. Its something most of the well known phone has not had for now. The lightweight phone is not just slim, but also powerful, packed with lots of useful features. I know most of us don’t consider buying a Blackberry since its a bit more expensive than others and its hard to find some of the apps we want since most of us are using Android phones. But Blackberry has an answer to this android apps. They also are producing more apps to fit our lifestyle.
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The Blackberry Z10 an all touch smartphone is the first smartphone powered by Blackberry, the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented smartphone phone creates a new and unique mobile experience.

Blackberry’s country director of the Philippines Cameron Vernst said that 2013 is the 10th year since Blackberry smartphone were first officially introduced in the Philippines. And Mr. Vernst is excited to announce that the Blackberry Z10 is now in the Philippines. Blackberry Z10 offers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts you its user. Every feature, every gesture and every detail is designed to keep the user moving. It is available in 2 colors, Black and White. The Blackberry Z10 phone is elegant and distinctive, and its the most advanced smartphone yet.

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Here are some of its specs:

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-1.5GHz dual core processor

– 2GB RAM

– 16 GB of internal storage

Expandable memory card slot that supports up to 64 GBcards.

Blackberry Hub – a single place to manage all your conversations whether personal or work email.

Blackberry Flow – enables features and apps to flow seamlessly together, helping you complete the task at hand effortlessly and efficiently.

Keyboard that understands and adapts to you- it learns what words you use and how you use them, so you can type faster and more accurately.

BBM Messenger – allows you to share things w/ people that matter to you. BBM in Blackberry z10 includes voice calling and video chat, and introduces the ability to share your screen with another Blackberry z10 contact.

Blackberry Balance- Elegantly seperates and secures work applications and data from personal content on Blackberry devices.

Time Shifts- astonishing camera feature that lets you capture a group shot where everyone is smiling with their eyes wide open. Story maker, which lets you bring a collection of photos and videos together.

Blackberry 10 browser – faster browsing, scrolling and zooming

Blackberry Remember– combines memos, task, and much more into single experience.

Blackberry Safeguard technology that protects what is important to you and the business you work for.

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Cameron Vernst w/ Davao Bloggers 🙂

[Events] Canon Opens its Mindanao Regional Office

Last November 8,2012, Canon has inaugurated its Regional Office here in Davao. Bloggers were invited to witness its opening. Canon Marketing Regional office serves as the service center f& showroom for canon users. During the event, there where tribal dances that were presented which represents some of the tribes from Davao. The new office is equipped with a showroom and a service center for the full range of Canon products. It has interactive product displays and friendly customer service.

According to Ms. Karen Joie Cabonce, regional operations head for the Mindanao region ” To continue to bring canon products close to consumers not only here in Davao, but the whole Mindanao Region.  The heart of our business  lies on our technology & reliability as well as our after-sales service. This new office is a testament of our continues improvement and commitment to our customers,”

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Top execttives from Canon in Japan also joined the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Canon Mindanao Regional Office

333 Sunbright Building, Monteverde St., Davao City, adjacent to the DTI Regional office.
Customer Care Center is open from Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

Contact # (082) 227-8929

[Events] SM Lanang Cyberzone Opening

Last September 27, a day before the official opening of SM Lanang’s Cyberzone. We were invited to attend this event with other bloggers and the media. Upon entering the Cyberzone, you’ll discover that everything you need in terms of tech stuffs you can find it all here. From Laptops to mobile phones and other gadgets are here. Its indeed a one-stop place for the “techies”

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During the event, they had invited a Brazilian model and a host to cover the event, there were also games like kinect, they where also 2 robots and they had a photobooth. Among the stores that where opened where Qube, 8telecoms, Octagon, Tekpone and lots of other tech stores.

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To know more about the company, visit SM Lanang Premier Facebook Fanpage (http://www.facebook.com/smlanangpremier) and SM Cyberzone’s website at http://www.smcyberzone.com
To connect with Cyberzone on Facebook, follow https://www.facebook.com/smcyberzone and like them on https://twitter.com/smcyberzone

 

[Events] Samsung launches its NEW Wireless Audio Dock

Samsung has invited a few bloggers to their newest addition of products, which is the Wireless Audio Dock. A first-class Wireless Audio with Dock, the DA-E750 is the world’s first dual-docking system for the premium audiophile that supports both Samsung GALAXY devices and Apple iOS devices—via both docked and wireless connectivity.

“The DA-E750 is a world-class audio system that underscores Samsung’s commitment to extend its strong leadership in the premium market,” said Amby Navarro-Molina, SEPCO Product Marketing Head . “As audio is an integral part of the overall home entertainment experience, we’re proud to provide consumers around the world with superior sound quality that can be enjoyed in the home.”

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Allowing audio enthusiasts to enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard, Samsung’s new vacuum tube amplifier technology provides a warmer, more natural sound compared to conventional audio systems that use transistors. By also combining the vacuum tube with a digital amplifier, the DA-E750 reduces unnecessary, harsh sound distortions—while its 2.1-channel woven glass fiber speakers and powerful built-in subwoofer produce 100 watts of crystal-clear sound with enhanced bass for a quality music experience.

Delivering a total wireless solution, the DA-E750 provides superior convenience, supporting wireless audio file playback via AllShare for Samsung GALAXY devices and AirPlay for Apple devices, or via Bluetooth® 3.0 for additional devices. The DA-E750 also features an analog (composite) input and a USB port to play audio files directly from a thumb drive, music player or portable hard drive—supporting MP3, WMA and WAV file formats.

The elegant design of the DA-E750 exudes the highest level of sophistication by combining classic design elements with a touch of luxury. The sleek high gloss wood finish is available in either mahogany color

which is accentuated by the warm glow from the vacuum tubes inside the docks when in operation.

With the DAE750 launch, Samsung also released an online commercial video showcasing the spectacular “Flavor of Sound” the wireless Audio with Dock delivers. The video stars George Craig, lead singer of the British indie rock band One Night Only.

Other Wireless Audio Dock models are also available such as the DA-E550, DA-E570, and DA-E650.

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DA-E650

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DA-E570

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DA-E550

HTC One S & HTC Desire Launch @ Gmall

HTC  a Taiwanese manufacturer of Smartphones had their roadshow held at Gaisano Mall of Davao, last Friday July 20,2012.  They launched its latest addition to the HTC Family, which are the HTC One S and the Desire V & C. Its a smartphone which has the mid-ranged price.  It was attended by the press and bloggers alike.

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The HTC Philippine’s Marketing Communications Manager, Mr. Franciso Torno III, introduced the 3 latest models, the features these smartphones have. Here are the phones that was launched that day. After the introduction they invited us to dinner at Crab Gusteaus @ The Peak, Gmall.

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During the dinner, we were seated with Sir Kiko Torno, who gave us the chance to have hands-on experience in using the phones. I love how HTC has more applications and how highly durable it is compared to other smartphones. HTC has a concept store here in Davao which is located at the 3rd floor Gaisano Mall of Davao.
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HTC ONE S 

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Key Features:

– Camera Never miss a shot. A speedy one second start-up, rapid-fire continuous shooting, simultaneous 1080HD video and imaging, and an 8MP camera. And with HTC ImageChip get great shots regardless of lighting and movement.

Sound The HTC One series all come with Beats Audio™ so everything you hear on your phone—from music and videos to games and YouTube—is rich and authentic.

-Design The 4.3-inch Gorilla Glass screen is wrapped in a slim 7.8 mm metal unibody for durability.Available in ultra-matte black and an anodized gradient.

For the HTC One S, it combines slim design with super fast dual-core processor, an ultimate combination of style and powerful technology. It compliments an active lifestyle since it has an excellent picture quality on 8 megapixel camera with advanced camera functions. For music lovers, this phone integrates Beats Audio for authentic, studio-quality sound.

-SRP: P26,990

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HTC Desire C 

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–Large 3.5″ HVGA Display

– 5mp camera

-Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

-Integrated 25gb dropbox

SRP: P10,990

DESIRE V (Dual Sim)

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– Brush Metal finish

– 30% bigger display & 22% lighter

– 25GB cloud storage

– 5MP w/ audio focus & flash

– Active Dual Sim

SRP: P16,990

If I’ll be needing a new phone I would consider the HTC One S or HTC One X to be my next phone, I am simply impressed by the quality of this phones.