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Linksys has just launched their best consumer router in the market – the WRT1900AC. And if it looks a lot like a tank or a Gundam robot, that’s because it is. With four external antennas – all user upgradeable; Gigabit WAN & LAN ports; 802.11ac WiFi (supports a/b/g/n); eSATA & USB 3.0 ports; plus a powerful 1.2Ghz Dual-Core processor and 256MB DDR RAM + 128MB flash memory, you’re getting everything you need for the highest demands in home networking. Plus if you can recognize that classic form factor, its offers the same Open Source firmware upgradeability as the legendary WRT54G – the largest selling router of all time.

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Pardon the Buzzfeed-esque title but wow, talk about a completely new market segment for Cherry Mobile. They’ve just recently launched 4 new devices; all of them running Windows – Microsoft’s phone and PC OS. And yes you heard right – Cherry Mobile is now selling PC x86 devices as tablets with full Windows 8.1 installed, ready for all your PC applications. For how much you say? Well how about a Quad-Core Windows Phone 8.1 Device for only PHP 2,999? How about an 8” tablet with full PC capabilities for only PHP 7,999? That’s both the most affordable Windows Phone to date and the most affordable Windows PC tablet to date. Hell to the yeah. Video and specs are below!

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If you’re looking for an affordable smartphone with 3G and a decent camera, the recently announced Starmobile Vida might be for you. It’s a fairly chic-looking Android phone with the latest Android OS, Kitkat. Which means that while the processor is still Dual-Core, it should still be smooth enough for most tasks. For the money you’re getting a 5MP camera, decent RAM, SD card installs, and freebies like a free case + screen protector. Starmobile has also thrown in some interesting features like Talk to Unlock, which even higher end phones don’t have. Have a gander at the specs below and see if its for you!

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if you haven’t heard of it yet, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is one of the newest phones out there from the Chinese manufacturer, and it is a very affordable Quad-Core midrange phone for only PHP 5,599. (Here’s our unboxing!) The demand for the phone is actually so high that their online retail partner Lazada.Com.Ph is asking interested buyers to click a “Register” button to be able to buy one this coming Friday, September 12 at 12 Noon. (Limited quantities!) But that’s just half of our Rafid Fire News. We’re also giving one away for free! Check out the Rafflecopter Widget below and also the embedded video to learn more about the sale registration and how to join the raffle!

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This may or may not sound a little advertorial-like to you guys, but we wanted to show you how you can create some great-looking interviews using the Nokia Lumia 1020’s camera and Windows Phone 8.1’s new video editing apps. By combining the two you wouldn’t need to manually copy your raw video files onto your PC and start an extended editing and rendering process – everything is edited and rendered on the phone and uploading is just a few clicks away. No need for a PC! Watch our quick editing process below and see for yourself.

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If you’ve seen our review of the Xiaomi Mi3, you’ll know that the Chinese brand is no stranger to competitive pricing here in the Philippines. That might even be an understatement when it comes to their newest product arriving next week – the Redmi 1S. Priced at only PHP 5,599 it offers fairly high specs which includes a 1.6Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 Processor, 4.7” HD Dragontrail display, 8MP Camera, and a decent 2,000mAh battery for good measure. What’s more, you can pick up first party accessories for it as well! So check out the Redmi 1S launch preview and its full specs below!

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Whoops, we’re posting this raffle a bit late but hopefully there’s enough time for you to get your entries in. If you haven’t heard, the #BigTimeShow is celebrating its third year and we’re giving away some free phones and stuffs! So check out the Rafflecopter widget below and join! Just a reminder: winners will be picked live on this Saturday’s BTS. Also, don’t forget that its required to join the Big Time Show Community on Facebook so we can coordinate with our winners!

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The MRT train has had an apparent derailment accident earlier at Taft Avenue Station this afternoon. Several pictures and individual accounts have shown up on a Facebook page where consumers can complain about MRT issues earlier today. Currently, it seems there are some injured people in the derailing (20 – rushed to a Pasay hospital) and are being attended to. The operations of MRT and possible passengers intending to ride today is still unclear though.

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A few weeks ago, Electroworld put up a great sale for the flagship Nokia Lumia devices – namely the Lumia 1020 with the 41MP Camera for only PHP 11,000; and the Lumia 1520 Snapdragon 800 phablet for only PHP 12,000. We were a bit skeptical then, but we ordered online to see if their system worked. Long story short though, we did get our Lumia 1020 and for only PHP 11,000. That’s good enough in itself to be newsworthy. If you’re interested, you should check out Electroworld.com.ph and order there, or take your chance at their brick & mortar stores to see if actual units are available.

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Well guys, you asked for it. You asked for it and despite our extreme lack of sleep we’ve managed to give it to you: the first (we think) detailed video unboxing of the new and improved Cherry Mobile Flare 3, the local brand’s current “Phablet ng Bayan”. With specs that you would normally find in a PHP 5k or even higher price point, the Flare 3 manages the PHP 3,999 sweet spot while simultaneously boosting its specs up to a 5” qHD IPS display, 1GB of RAM, 8MP camera, and 8GBs of storage. So what does it look like, and how do the specs perform in our sort of detailed unboxing battery of tests? Find out in our video below!

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