Archive for August 1, 2008

The 3G iPhone has not been launched here in the Philippines but nothing is going to prevent Filipinos from bringing one home. Clearly, the picture shows me holding not one, but two iPhone 3G courtesy of a friend – “DubEdition”.

The phone is working using a Globe SIM. “Dub” was able to make calls, send text messages, check emails, surf the web and a lot more. The white one “Dub” bought from Belgium is cool – it’s the 16GB version. The black 3G iPhone is the 8GB version.

More of the 3G iPhone on Monday under INFOCHAT Articles.

SAP Summit 2008

Posted: August 1, 2008 in Tech

SAP Philippines brought together over 100 technology experts and over 30 exhibitors and hands-on demonstrators for the 4th Annual SAP Summit held last July 29 and July 30, 2008.

Entitled “Business Beyond Boundaries”, the summit gathers the top minds of business and the I.T. industry, showcasing the latest in business solutions software, including high-performance, standardized integration and enterprise SOA provisioning; and demand and supply dynamics across a globally distributed environment.

Intel has announced that they have received a major order for their Classmate PCs from the Portugal government. Intel would be supplying as many as 500,000 computers based on the Classmate PC design.

Intel added that they would now also serve as a technology adviser to Portugal’s Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communications.

LG Electronics and Netflix Inc. announced they are joining forces to develop a set-top box for consumers to stream movies and other programming from the Internet to HDTVs – bypassing the need to use a personal computer. The collaboration is expected to deliver a compelling new online home entertainment service via technology embedded in an LG networked player planned for the second half of 2008.

With the availability of the networked LG product, Netflix subscribers can watch movies streamed from the Netflix Web site on their large-screen home theater HDTVs, in addition to the current capability to watch movies instantly on their PCs.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced it will investigate apparent censorship of internet service provided for media covering the Beijing Olympics.

China, which has promised the media the same freedom to report on the Games as it enjoyed at previous Olympics, loosened its regulations governing foreign media in January last year.

The foreign media in China has complained of continuing harassment by officials. This was followed by a report from Human Rights Watch earlier this month which claimed China was not living up to its pledges.