Finds on Ebay.ph

Was trolling through ebay.ph for deals in time for Christmas and found two interesting ones (besides my earlier find with the HP 2133 MiniNote) – a Canon Digital Ixus 860IS for just Php14,000 and a Samsung i780 (with 2GB SD Card) for only Php15,600 (of course, it’s just available in red, so it’s not very business-like but who cares?). I’ve got an old (as in 1-2months old) flyer from one of the retailers of the Canon, and it lists for Php24,950. The Samsung, on the other hand, is listed at Php20k here.

The Canon is, of course, for Mrs. ‘toy who says Cnet rates it at 8/10. If you’re brand-linked like her, i.e. you become attached to a brand because of previous good experience (she’s brand-linked to Nokia, Canon and IBM Thinkpad), then the Canon is a pretty good investment – it’s not THE very latest, but with 8 Megapixels, image stabilizers and very consistent high quality shots, it should satisfy 80% of all our photo requirements. The other 20% should be taken cared of by our Canon EOS Rebel XT and the Olympus 850SW.

The Samsung, on the other hand, is my personal choice if Santa finds the Php20k HP 2133 MiniNote too expensive. It’s got Wi-fi, bluetooth, HSDPA, a touchscreen and can play videos. It’s rated a high 8.4 by GSMArena, and, with its bigger touchscreen and larger QWERTY keypad, should fit my needs better than a Nokia E71.

Again, where the hell is that bonus!?…

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