Dumaguete Info Search


Electronics & Appliances Need Cellphone or Tablet...

Discussion in 'Businesses - Services - Products' started by RPlongtymer, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. RPlongtymer

    RPlongtymer DI Junior Member Restricted Account Infamous

    Messages:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    49
    Ratings:
    +30 / -12
    Can anyone recommend either a cell phone or tablet available to buy locally (no online orders or shipping, has to be available in a store here-preferred, or in Cebu) that has the following features?

    Keyboard built in-I don't like touchscreens

    Easy to use, intuitive.

    Good battery life

    Good reputation for being reliable.

    Ability to easily add data to user phone number entries and to search them.

    No Windoze OS-Android with easy to add software. Something that comes closest to a non-locked notebook would be cool, but I want it small enough to easily carry in a small backpack

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dr. Shiva

    Dr. Shiva DI Senior Member Highly Rated Poster

    Messages:
    651
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Ratings:
    +372 / -0
    Blood Type:
    O-
    There are not many cell phones with build-in keyboards available. For tablets the keyboard is sold separately. There are no tablets with build-in keyboards. And if you want a tablet with keyboard then you can look also for netbooks. Dunno if there are Blackberry cell phones with keyboards available in DGT. Or check for the LG Xpression 2. There are other LG cell phones with QWERTY keyboards available. Here is an article with even more models.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Dave_Hounddriver

    Dave_Hounddriver DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster

    Messages:
    1,860
    Trophy Points:
    316
    Ratings:
    +2,226 / -2
    I guess the guy who wrote the following article did not know that
    Top tablets with keyboards

    Unfortunately I do not know where any of these are available in Dumaguete but obviously they ARE available.
     
  4. okiebound

    okiebound DI Member Showcase Reviewer ✤Forum Sponsor✤

    Messages:
    233
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Occupation:
    Loan Administration Document Processing Specialist
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +386 / -0
    I doubt you will find a tablet with built in keyboard in Dumaguete. Your best bet may be to purchase a Bluetooth wireless keyboard for your tablet. CD-R King used to have them, not sure if they still do.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. Wrye83

    Wrye83 with pastrami Secured Account Highly Rated Poster SC Connoisseur Veteran Army

    Messages:
    9,563
    Trophy Points:
    451
    Occupation:
    Electronic Warfare
    Location:
    Herat
    Ratings:
    +10,819 / -10
    Blood Type:
    O+
    Your best bet is to go to Cebu and look around the malls. They are going to have a wider selection and you will be able to try them out there.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. Dr. Shiva

    Dr. Shiva DI Senior Member Highly Rated Poster

    Messages:
    651
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Ratings:
    +372 / -0
    Blood Type:
    O-
    Yeah I forgot to add the laptops with tablet function or the convertibles. I thought primary about if there is a tablet available with a slide out keyboard similar to many cell phones.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Dave_Hounddriver

    Dave_Hounddriver DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster

    Messages:
    1,860
    Trophy Points:
    316
    Ratings:
    +2,226 / -2
    Which is this then? I would have said (and so would Samsung) that it is a tablet with a keyboard.
    Tab.jpg

    To the opening poster, if you want one of these you could try taking the picture to any shop that sells Samsung tablets and asking where you can buy it.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. Jack Peterson

    Jack Peterson DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster SC Connoisseur Veteran Air Force

    Messages:
    8,532
    Trophy Points:
    451
    Occupation:
    Happily Retired
    Location:
    Northern Junob, Dumaguete City
    Ratings:
    +4,453 / -1
    JFYI all, Samsung now have a Shop on level 2 of Robinsons place to the right of the Globe office
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
  9. Dr. Shiva

    Dr. Shiva DI Senior Member Highly Rated Poster

    Messages:
    651
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Ratings:
    +372 / -0
    Blood Type:
    O-
    These types of tablets with keyboards I did mentioned already:
    Most of the keyboards to standard tablets are sold separately. When getting a convertible the keyboard is included.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. ChMacQueen

    ChMacQueen DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Army

    Messages:
    1,117
    Trophy Points:
    320
    Ratings:
    +1,175 / -0
    You won't find such really here in Dumaguete besides Apple or possibly at Algorithm looking more at the hybrid tablet/netbooks like Dave mentioned. They aren't true tablets but also not true netbooks. You won't find them at any of the average type of places here as they will run outside the budget of locals compared to a straight tablet and most have no issue with tablet touch keyboards. If you don't want Apple and Algorithm doesn't have anything (highly doubt the Robinsons Samsung shop has anything unless you order) you best head off to Cebu.

    You'll be looking at Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft (maybe Acer and Asus as well). Asus Zenpad 10 looks great but unsure of its availability yet in the Philippines or if any other Asus tablets have built in keyboards.

    Asus ZenPad 10 (Z300CL) price, specifications, features, comparison
     
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page

Loading...