Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Acer Philippines continues to provide its channel partners with enough selling skills through continuous training provided by the tech giant’s Channel Partners Enablement Program (CPEP). The program was designed to equip Acer’s commercial sales partners with the latest updates on Acer products and solutions together with Microsoft Philippines. CPEP also lets channel partners be further trained to develop not just their selling skills but also their personality
through a soft-skill trainer. 

Later, the attendees were given a certification examination and qualified channel partners received sales certificates from Acer Philippines, Inc. Company officials such as Manuel Wong, Acer Philippines Managing Director welcomed the participants, while Microsoft Philippines Windows Marketing Client Specialist Eufer Pasion, provided Microsoft Windows 10 Pro updates. 

Jeffrey Mariano, Acer Philippines Product Lead for Mobility presented product updates on Mobility, Alex Araneta conducted the soft-skills training while Laura Lu, Business Development Manager from Acer headquarters lectured on Smart City Solutions.

For more about Acer Philippines’ innovative products and other updates, go to, follow Acer via Twitter ( or

Friday, April 22, 2016

It’s official: OPPO’s camera phone with a 16- megapixel front camera has been finally launched in the Philippines. The F1 Plus, the second device after the F1 in the camera-centric F series, is being touted as the “bigger, better Selfie Expert.”

The global tech giant’s new device retails for P21,990 and is available for pre-order nationwide from April 16 to April 29. Down payment is just P1,000, and you get a free OPPO selfie stick along with the unit as soon as you pick it up starting April 30.

Great selfies whenever, wherever

The F1 Plus has a 16-megapixel front-facing Hi-Light Camera that captures clear, vivid photos in any lighting condition.Four times more sensitive than standard cameras, the F1 Plus’ Hi-light Camera excels in low-light, back-lit, and night-time photography. The camera also offers twice the dynamic range of cameras without the Hi-Light technology, and captures photos with four times 
less noise.

“Selfies will always turn out bright and clear no matter the time of the day because of the F1 Plus’ unique sensor technology and wide f/2.0 aperture lens,” said Marton Barcza, OPPO’s product expert. “The F1 Plus also has the highest front camera resolution on the market.”

The phone comes with the new Selfie Panorama and Beautify 4.0 features, and the front-facing Screen Flash. Its custom-built sensor arranges pixels in a unique pattern to create clear and bright photos that are strikingly rich in color.

Sarah Geronimo, OPPO Philippines’ brand ambassador, said all these camera features allow users to “get the perfect shot on the first snap, anywhere and anytime.” OPPO has likewise upgraded its built-in selfie beautification app with Beautify 4.0. After six months of testing and 150 revisions, Beautify 4.0 is optimized to enhance one’s look in a snap.

By highlighting the user’s best facial features and minimizing flaws, Beautify 4.0 produces natural-looking photos. “You’ll never have to take bad selfies again thanks to Beautify 4.0, which serves like your own styling team,” Geronimo said.

With the Selfie Panorama feature, you can take extra-wide 120-degree shots, as the F1 Plus seamlessly combines three photos to ensure that everyone in the group is in the photo.

“I’m sure everyone will look good in every ‘groupie’ because of the F1 Plus’ easy-to-use Selfie Panorama,” Geronimo said.

Light, thin and comfortable

The smartphone has an elegant frame that’s fit for style-minded users. The F1 Plus has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 4th Generation Gorilla Glass. But with ultra-thin 1.66-mm bezels, the F1 Plus looks like a smaller 5.2-inch phone.

 “It doesn’t only take great selfies and groupies, it’s a fashion statement, too,” pointed out Geronimo.

“When we designed the F1 Plus, we wanted to create a light, thin, and comfortable device, so our O-Fans can effortlessly carry the smartphone and take photos anywhere they want,” Barcza said. “The frame went through 68 polishing processes before we finally attained what we believe is the perfect grip for a smartphone.”

“With its non-slippery metal surface, users won’t worry about this phone slipping from their hands,” he added.

Fast, convenient, secure

Who says the F1 Plus is only good for taking selfies? With a 4GB RAM and an 8-core processor, this smartphone promises users a faster and smoother experience while gaming, browsing the Internet, or using resource-heavy apps.

The smartphone is fit for people on the go, with a VOOC Flash Charge feature that requires only 30 minutes of charging for its battery to reach 75 percent capacity. The battery also can last up to 14 hours and 5 minutes of constant use.

“‘Charge for five minutes, talk for two hours’ became an iconic slogan for OPPO in China last year. It convinced more than 18 million users so far to say goodbye to dead batteries,” Barcza said. “The F1 Plus is set to bring the convenience and safety of VOOC to even more users around the world.”

The new phone is the first to feature the all-new ColorOS 3.0. This software offers a tidy and refreshing new look, along with increased efficiency and speed.

Overall system speed is now 25 percent faster when compared to ColorOS 2.1, with home screen loading speed increased by 35 percent, and app installation speed boosted by 41 percent.

You can likewise save time with the F1 Plus’ Touch Access technology, which makes unlocking the phone faster and easier. It is OPPO’s first phone to use front-facing fingerprint recognition.

The phone’s advanced ceramic material recognizes its owner’s fingerprint and unlocks the phone in just 0.2 seconds, one of the fastest in the industry. 

“The F1 Plus not only captures moments in greater color resolution and detail than ever before, it also brings a smooth and enjoyable user experience,” said Barcza.

Press Release

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Acer Inc. President and CEO are pointing at the idea of Acer undergoing some transformation, how it began as a PC company and now offers from 1 inch to 100-inch products, not just software, and services but practically everything centered on innovation. 

It’s all about making people feel great through excitement and innovation, starting by creating ideas then creating the excitement to keep the continuous growth of the industry.

Check out the video of Acer's CEO Jason Chen below;

Thursday, April 7, 2016

TAGUIG CITY, PHILIPPINES— It is always great to look forward to weekends or long vacations to be able watch your favorite movie, TV series, musical spectacles or must-love sporting events. But great as it may be, wouldn’t you want to change your viewing habits a little bit by watching

your favorite content on a much bigger screen? No, it’s not about investing on a bigger TV; it’s about choosing a meaningful option for you to “up the ante” in your home entertainment and give it a more cinematic experience.

Then the best choice should be the Acer K138ST short-throw projector, a name you can rely on when it comes to spearheading a silver-screen revolution and change your movie night habits right at the comforts of your own home.

When upgrading your home entertainment system in your living room, it should not be seen as a luxury anymore because the Acer K138ST short-throw projector can definitely make home entertainment even more inviting—and more appealing to your family, relatives, or best buds during movie night on a lazy weekend.

Catch all the cinematic details in both visuals and audio through the Acer K138ST short-throw projector’s features that are at par with home theater requirements. In terms of visual clarity, the Acer K138ST is a Digital Light Processing or DLP projector and its biggest advantages against LCD or Liquid Crystal Display projectors is that contrast is more pronounced in DLPs, plus the fact that the Acer K138ST has LumiSense+ that dynamically optimizes images for those ultra-realistic visuals, thanks to the enhanced dark-detail visibility and color saturation features.

Also, DLP projectors are more compact, easier to carry around for greater mobility and great to use in small spaces (living room, office meeting room, etc.) since it’s so flexible to install. And because the Acer K138ST is a short-throw projector, all you need is a 1.7m distance to be able to project a 100-inch screen. Definitely, this feature makes you enjoy viewing any type of content on a much bigger screen landscape. All you’d need is a bowl of popcorn, chips and soda and you’re ready to go.

Consider these other features of the Acer K138ST short-throw projector like the 800-lumens projection power, WXGA or Wide XGA graphics display resolution, an unbelievable 30,000 hour LED lamp life, ColorBoost 3D and Color Safe II, both advanced technologies for more authentic and realistic images and unmatched color fidelity. Even after thousands of hours of usage, you can rely on the Acer K138ST to provide unfailing natural colors and bring unparalleled viewing pleasure to you and your viewing companions.

So you don’t have to buy larger and more expensive TVs just to create a silver screen revolution right at your home. Just think smart and be practical. Choose the Acer K138ST as your smart and practical solution to your desired cinematic, large-screen quality viewing with your family and friends any time of the year.

For more about the Acer K138ST short-throw projector and other products, go to, follow Acer via Twitter ( or

Press Release

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

O-Fans were in for a special treat as OPPO held the Philippines’ biggest Phone x Music Festival at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds in Makati City.

Dubbed the OPPO Music Fest, the event celebrates the official local availability of the rose-gold variant of the OPPO F1.

The first in the global technology company’s new camera-focused F series, the F1boasts an 8-megapixel front shooter with a large, 1/4-inch sensor that produces clearer images than an ordinary, 5-megapixel camera, and a wide, f/2.0 aperture that allows for 44 percent more light to enter the cam than what you would normally get from a standard f/2.4 aperture lens. 

Its Beautify 3.0 camera feature enhances a user’s natural glow, removes blemishes, and includes three beautification levels and eight filters. 

The mix of its software and hardware components makes the OPPO F1 the ideal selfie phone, hence its “Selfie Expert" tag.

Priced at P11,990, the F1was rolled out to OPPO concept stores and authorized dealers in February, but only the gold version was initially available.

Spotlight onOPPO F1’s Selfie Expertise

The OPPO Music Fest, headlined by OPPO endorser Sarah Geronimo, Up Dharma Down, Marc Marasigan, Victor Pring, Marga on the Mic, Kat DJ, and Deuce Manila’s Patty Tiu,brought to the fore the selfie expertise of the F1. 

One major attraction for the crowd, for example, was a replica of the camera phone, which was attached to a giant selfie stick – the biggest one used in a festival in the Philippines. They got to take photos of themselves with what’s happening during the event as their background.

Activities like the OPPO Amazing Race, Caught on Cam, and Photo Scavenger Hunt revolved around the OPPO F1’s sophisticated front-camera experience as well.

“Majority of our users comprise the youth,” saidOPPO Philippines’ brand marketing managerStephen Cheng. “Technology and music are an integral part of their culture and digital lives. And what better way to celebrate both than by organizing a phone-slash-music festival. We hope that through this activity, 

we get to support the local music scene as well.“

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

LG Electronics amassed a total of 33 awards at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 including the event’s top honor, Best Mobile Handsets & Devices Award, securing status as the most honored company at the show. The wins highlighted the Modular Type innovation behind LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5 and Friends, demonstrating that the company is at the forefront of mobile communications. LG G5 and Friends earned top honors from Android Authority, Digital Trends, Trusted Reviews and Ubergizmo, among others.

The initial response to our new LG G5 has been phenomenal and rewards the effort our experts have made to create something genuinely innovative and unique in the smartphone space,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G5 and its Friends modules are aimed at giving consumers a more playful smartphone experience and these awards suggest that we have offered something truly different in the market.” 

LG unveiled the G5 to a 2,000 strong crowd prior to the main MWC event to high acclaim. The flagship smartphone is a brand new design with a sleek, metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out Battery and a Modular Type design that gives a greater smartphone experience. Complete with LG Friends, a collection of companion devices, the G5 can be transformed into a digital camera, Hi-Fi player and more.

With an estimated 100,000 attendees, MWC 2016 is the mobile industry’s keynote event. Awards won by LG at MWC 2016 include:
GSM Association (GSMA)
Best Mobile Handsets & Devices - LG G5
Men’s Health
Editor’s Choice - LG G5
Major Revelação - LG G5
Best Smartphone - LG G5
Most Innovative Company - LG Electronics
Best Smartphone - LG G5
Best Smartphone - LG G5
Best Accessory - LG Rolling Bot
Android Authority
Best of MWC 2016 - LG G5 / LG Friends
Best in Show - LG G5 & Rolling Bot
Best Phone - LG G5
Best Wearable - LG 360 VR
Android Central
MWC Top Pick - LG G5 / LG Rolling Bot / LG 360 VR
Best of MWC LG G5
Android Pit
Best Innovation - LG G5
Tom’s Guide
Best of MWC - LG G5
MWC 2016 Winner - LG G5 / LG Rolling Bot
Tom’s Hardware
Best of MWC - LG G5
Chip Chick
Most Innovative - Rolling Bot
Trusted Reviews
Best of MWC 2016 - LG G5 / Rolling Bot
Digital Trends
Top Tech of 2016 Winner - LG G5
Top Tech of 2016 Audio - LG Hi-Fi Plus
Best of MWC – LG G5 / LG Friends
Expert Reviews
Best of Innovation - LG G5
Best Smartphone - LG G5
Know Your Mobile
Best of Innovation - LG G5
Best Smartphone - LG G5


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