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Babble Messenger: The filipino mobile messenger that is worth checking out

So recently i’ve started my Internship at Voyager Innovations Inc (A Subsidiary of Smart Communications Inc) and from there i’ve discovered that they have built a mobile messaging app called Babble Messenger.

Babble Messenger is a filipino made mobile messenger ready to take the IM titans like WeChat from China, Viber from Cyprus, KakaoTalk from South Korea, WhatsApp from the U.S.A, BBM from Canada and Line by Naver from Japan.

Here are some cool features to try in Babble:

Babble is a realtime mobile messaging app which allows you to send unlimited messages for FREE.

ᗚ GROUP CHAT – Chat with all your friends at once! Join groups or create your own.

ᗚ SECRET MESSAGING – Send messages to your friends and watch them disappear, leaving no trace!

ᗚ JOIN CHATROOMS- Find & make new friends. Meet random people and talk about absolutely anything!

ᗚ NEW CHATROOM FEATURES- Send PRIVATE MESSAGES to fellow chatroom users, or IGNORE pesky users.

ᗚ SEND PHOTOS & VIDEOS – Attach photos & videos and send them instantly to your friends or groups

ᗚ EMOJI & STICKERS – Make messaging fun! Use Emoji & Stickers to express yourself!

ᗚ VOICE CHAT – Send audio notes to friends or groups with just a click of the button.

ᗚ AUTO BUDDY MATCHING- Your Address Book contacts who have Babble installed will automatically appear.

Similar to Whatsapp, Viber, WeChat, Line, KakaoTalk.

Babble is available to download for FREE on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

My|Phone A818 Review

I wanted to try Android app development and was on a hunt to find the right android phone that could become my test device and at the same time my second phone. And recently i find out about the My|Phone A818.

My Phone

I’ve decided to buy the said phone, why? The price: For just Php. 3,999.

It’s REALLY affordable and when you own one, you’ll be surprised by its features!

So let’s say, i’ve convinced you to buy one…

The first thing you’ll touch when you buy this product is the box and it’s pretty sleek. You’ll just have to lift the box upwards and the first thing you’ll see is the actual phone.
My Phone

They offer three different colors: White, black and dark brown, and i bought the dark model. Which is quite elegant.
My Phone

Unboxing

Inside the box, you’ll see a battery, charger, ear piece, usb cable, a cd (pinoy content), and some manuals and a warranty certificate.

Now let’s get into the phone details.. At the back of the phone, there’s two sim card slots and a MicroSD reader. I’ve asked the sales rep and she said that this phone can accept up to 16GB MicroSD card. Not bad. (Take Note: MicroSD is sold separately.)

Once configured, you’ll see the My|Phone logo that will be animated after a little while.

Once done you’ll see an android robot widget to assist you on how to use your phone. It’s quite nice because it’s my first time to own an actual android device.

Battery Life & Internet Connection

This phone’s battery life is pretty impressive, it took almost 2 days before the phone losts its power on stand-by mode connected on wifi. I’ve also tried using this phone using cellular data connection (In fact, it can actually tether) on GPRS and EDGE.

Sound Quality & Accesories

I was amazed by this phone’s speaker. It’s pretty loud and the sound quality is great and it doesn’t have any buzzes or noise. In fact, it’s louder than an iPhone 4S. It also has a free earpiece and the sound quality is good.

I also bought a screen protector and a soft cover both cost at Php. 100.00. The soft cover is actually nice and comfortable on the hands and feels natural when you try to grip the phone.

Camera

Let’s talk about the camera..

The back camera has 3.2 Mega Pixel, which is fine for basic photography. I’ve tested the phone’s camera inside a room with fine lighting.
My Phone

I haven’t used the front-camera on an actual video call but here’s a sample image using the front-camera.

My Phone
Apps
My Phone

Facebook & Skype is built-in, but not Twitter. So the first thing you’ll do is to launch Google Play – Android’s official application store. From there you can buy or download apps available for your device. (Some apps may not support your device, but don’t feel bad about it. There’s a lot of alternative apps out there. Feel free to explore! And did you know that there are 600,000 apps available in Google Play?)

It also has a built-in My|Phone exclusive app called “PINOY”… It has TONS of Filipino content like prayers, famous quotes, history facts, jokes and etc.

Verdict

From all the features you have read, for just Php. 3,999 PLUS a Filipino brand? Totally worth it! If you need an android phone but totally concern about your budget why not buy this phone? :)