Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Samsung Corby GT-S3653 Bluetooth Problem on Windows Vista

I tried to download my pictures taken by my Samsung Corby to my Windows Vista laptop and I can't connect, getting errors. I can browse and get files from my PC (files on the Bluetooth share folder) but not the other way around.

Note that I can do this on my Nokia E63 aand other Nokia phones but not here on Samsung Corby. Tried uploading it from my phone but it also doesn't work. Tried various settings to no avail.

Tried to find solutions online but can't find one that really solved my problem. Once I tried to buy a USB cable for Samsung Corby on Raon, Quiapo, Manila and even CDR King but didn't find one. I'm currently installing Samsung New PC Studio, something like Nokia PC Suite to test bluetooth functionality. I wonder if I' encounter the same problems for Cherry Mobile, Torque or myPhone cellphones with scant information, hard-to-find service service centers and local support forums.

UPDATE: Problem solved by using Samsung New PC Studio. It can also pose problems for Windows XP and Windows 7as well as other Samsung phones.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cherry Mobile Phone Price List: Dual-SIM, QWERTY, Touch Screen

I always pass by SM City North EDSA The Annex where the Cherry Mobile Phone outlet is located and one day requested for the latest price list of Cherry Mobile Cellphones:

Note: prices are subject to change without notice.
Basic phones:

Cherry Mobile 1202i P999 (FM radio, flashlight)
Cherry Mobile P1 P999 (simplest and cheapest cherry cellphone)
Cherry Mobile 1602 P1190
Cherry Mobile Q1 P1290
Cherry Mobile 1800 P1290 (FM radio, flashlight)
Cherry Mobile P3 P1290

Cherry Mobile Dual-SIM phones

Cherry Mobile D15 P1890
Cherry Mobile Q3i P2890 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile M30 P2990
Cherry Mobile 1802 P1290
Cherry Mobile F10 P1590
Cherry Mobile D10 P1690
Cherry Mobile F15 P1999
Cherry Mobile D23i P2690
Cherry Mobile D35 P2690
Cherry Mobile S15 P2990 (GPRS, MMS)
Cherry Mobile G3 P2990
Cherry Mobile Asteroid P2999 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile Q5i P3490 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile Comet P3490
Cherry Mobile Meteor P3490 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile Comet Evolution P3990
Cherry Mobile Meteor Evolution P3990 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile M35 P3990
Cherry Mobile M39 P3990
Cherry Mobile Q6 P3990 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile T5 P3990 (Touch Screen Phone)
Cherry Mobile S80 P4490
Cherry Mobile G7 P4790 (Slider Phone keypad)
Cherry Mobile V600 P4890 (Touch Screen Phone)
Cherry Mobile M37 P4990
Cherry Mobile Q8 P5790 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile Q7i P5890 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile Q11 P5890 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile Q9 P5990 (QWERTY Phone)
Cherry Mobile X90 Blush P6490
Cherry Mobile Eclipse P9999 (Windows Mobile Touch Screen, GPRS, WIFI, Quad-band GSM, GPS

Cherry Mobile Triple SIM phones

Cherry Mobile Q300 Trident
Features: QWERTY keyboard, TV, 2MP camera, quadband, FM radio, wifi, bluetooth, Expansion memory card using Micro SD

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Cherry Mobile official website: www.cherrymobile.com.ph
Cherry Mobile contact number/hotline: +63.2.400.0336; +63.2.400.0338

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Canon DLSR Camera Prices in Hidalgo, Quiapo, Manila

I noticed some time ago that prices of canon cameras in hidalgo is about P2k more than the prices of canon cameras in hong kong as most of the hidalgo camera stores source their stuff from HK and just offer store warranty, and not really official Canon warranty.


For your reference, herewith is the current price of canon cameras in hong kong (source: YDragon), multiply it with the current HK$ exchange rate to approximate the prices of canon cameras in hidalgo:


Canon EOS-1Ds Mk III (Body) 45,400
Canon EOS-1D Mk IV 32,000
Canon EOS-5D Mk II 16,700
Canon EOS-5D Mk II (Kit: EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM) 23,900
Canon EOS-7D (Body) 11,020
Canon EOS-7D (Kit: EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) 13,160
Canon EOS-7D (Kit: EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM) 15,580
Canon EOS-60D (Body) 8,800
Canon EOS-60D (Kit: EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) 10,000
Canon EOS-550D (Body) 6,380
Canon EOS-550D (Kit: EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS) 6,680
Canon EOS-550D (Kit: EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) 8,200
Canon EOS-500D (Kit: EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS) 5,200
Canon EOS-450D (Kit: EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS) 4,780

canon flash prices:

Canon SpeedLite 270EX 1,130
Canon SpeedLite 430EX II 2,050
Canon SpeedLite 580EX II 3,180


If you want the current price list of canon in hidalgo and malls, you can call the camera stores contact numbers on hidalgo and inquire yourself either Henry's, Mayer's, Avenue et al

possible entry keywords:
canon camera pricelist, canon warranty, canon camera repair hidalgo


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Transfer Funds to Paypal Account from Local Banks

Perhaps a question that needs answers from many people is that Paypal can transfer funds to a Philippine bank account but not the other way around

Well, first we need to know how Paypal transfers funds to your Philippine bank account, say, Metrobank, BDO, or BPI or any BancNet, Megalink or Expressnet bank. It does so using Automated Clearing House (ACH) in New York with a foreign bank as transferer ala-IBFT of BancNet or BSP's PhilPass system.

But how come you can't fund Paypal account from your Philippine bank account? You can only do so with a credit card as of the moment.

It's because technically, Paypal is not allowed to do business in the Philippines, that's according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines), mainly due to consumer protection concerns where they don't have a branch or presence in the country and also they need to be issued an e-money license as required by BSP Circular 649.

I hope to see the day when I can do fund transfers to Paypal using my BPI and Chinabank ATM cards...not in the near future perhaps.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Nikon D7000 Price in Hidalgo, Quiapo, Manila?

Even if I was able to repair my 2.5 years old Nikon D80 and looking at upgrading to D90, I'm drooling for the new Nikon D7000 which came out last month.

I still can't find information on where I can buy the Nikon D7000 in Manila, particularly on Hidalgo, Quiapo. I suspect it's in the price range of P60k though.

If you know the price and contact numbers of Hidalgo stores: Henry's, Mayer's, Watson's, Avenue Photo et al, please click the comment button.

Update Nov 7, 2010:
Nikon D7000 price Philippines is PhP58,000.00 (canvassed by a simple phone call) I can find it sold online for PhP77,500.00 (body only i.e. no kit lens)

Might go to Hidalgo one of these days by taking the LRT Carriedo station to check

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Nikon D80 Err: Aperture Lens Problem, DIY Repair?

Nikki, my 2.5 year old Nikon 80 stopped working after a few shots while I was taking a picture of my baby. The initial symptom is a different sound of the shutter then underexposed pictures.

I'm now looking for DIY Nikon DLSR Camera Repair Guide, if there's one so I can again save a few bucks, even some pictures of how to open my DSLR camera, tinker with the shutter mechanism, repair it myself.

Nikki just displays Err on the LCD monitor and won't take a shot. REset by taking out the battery didn't help. Tried to clean the lens contacts using contact cleamer on the body and using a different lens, a 50mm f1.8, didn't help either. Note that my camera is attached always to a Nikkor 18-200 F/3.5-5.6 VR and seldom separated from each other.

If I can't do it myself, Imay have to go find nikon camera repair shops on Hidaldo St. in Quiapo, Manila or bring it to Columbia (CDSC) somehwere in Frisco (but i know it will cost me an arm and a leg so I'd rather not).

I think it's time to upgrade toa Nikon D90 or a cheaper D5000 or D60 then sell my dear Nikki!

other Nikon Cameras:
FM80,D3X, D2Xs, D300, D300s, D700, D90, D5000, D60, D3000

Nikon DSLR Camera Prices: Hidalgo, Quiapo and Columbia

On shopping mode for a new camera to replace my Nikon D80 with Err message recently. Herewith are the latest prices of Nikon Cameras on Hidalgo after asking around.

Nikon DSLR Camera Prices 2010:


Nikon D3X: P386,000.00
Nikon D2Xs
Nikon D300
Nikon D300s: P74,000.00
Nikon D700:
Nikon D90: kit P49800, body only P45,000.00 (some stores at P33,500.00)
Nikon D5000: kit P36800, body only P31,800.00
Nikon D7000:
Nikon D60: already phased out, try second-hand/pre-owned units
Nikon D3000: Kit P24800.00
Nikon D3100:

Nikon Lens Price:

Nikkor 18-200 VR: P33,000.00
Nikkor 50mm 1.8: P6,600.00
Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR
Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8
Nikkor 70-300mm VR
Nikkor 55-200mm VR
Nikkor 18-135mm
Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Nikkor 10.5mm f2.8 IF-ED Fisheye
Nikkor 12-24mm f.4G IF-ED
Nikkor 10-24 f3.5-4.5
Nikkor 85mm f1.8
Nikkor 85mm f1.4
Nikkor 105 f2.8G VR Micro
Nikkor 14-24 f2.8

Nikon Flashes:

Nikon SB-800: phased out,try other units
Nikon SB-600: P11,500.00
Nikon SB-400: P7,500.00
Nikon SB-900 AF

Nikon Coolpix P50
Nikon CoolPix P5100
Nikon CoolPix S51
Nikon CoolPix S51c
Nikon CoolPix S600
Nikon CoolPix S700

Note: prices are subject to change without prior notice. You can get a higher or loer price depending on the hidalgo camera shops you asked from be it Henry's, Watson's, Mayer's, Avenue photo or some other camera stores there. Most of the stores there don't accept credit cards. Parking is a problem for those who have cars. directions to hidalgo is there not encouraged (how to get to hidalgo quiapo).Some stores sell grey market unitsthus only offer in-store warranty, and won't be honored by Columbia, the official Nikon Sevice Center in the Philippines

Friday, October 01, 2010

How to Play Farmville on iPhone 3G/3GS/4 sans Flash?

Wifey wants a shiny new iPhone 4, recently launched, to replace her 2 year old iPhone 3G. She wants to play Zynga's Farmville while she's away but since I again researched for a solution, hack, or tips on doing so...

It seems you really can't play Farmville on iPhone as long as Apple won't support Adobe Flash on iPhone platform. You're better off buying a new phone that supporst flash or ditch iPhone.

I still can't find an alternative software for Adobe Flash for the iPhone so I can't help you