Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Every day, the country’s biggest fast-food chain Jollibee serves millions of Burger Steaks across its extensive network of stores nationwide. This figure is not at all surprising, considering that millions of Pinoys prefer the Burger Steak over other fast-food meals at the same price points.

There are many reasons why diners fall in love over and over again with this Jollibee best-seller. Some love how it is an affordable and deliciously filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner option; while others just cannot get enough of the patty and the mushroom gravy, which they believe is good enough to be ulam on its own.

The Jollibee Burger Steak is just one of those menu items that were successful in captivating the taste buds and hearts of diners. This leads us to ask what the real secret behind it is. Is it a special recipe that makes the gravy more nuanced in flavor and texture? Is it a top-secret ingredient that makes us crave for the Burger Steak?



“There’s no top-secret ingredient,” Jollibee Core Category Marketing Director Cath Capati said. “If there’s one thing we can credit for the enduring popularity of the Burger Steak, it would be the patty, which is made with 100% real beef and seasoned to fit the Pinoy palate, made even more delicious with our flavorful mushroom gravy”

While we hardcore Burger Steak fans will definitely find it hard to believe that there is no sorcery involved in the creation of the best fast-food rice meal, there really is no secret ingredient. It really is just the 100% pure beef patty—without extenders—that brings everything together to deliver unforgettable flavors with every bite.

Real beef does not only deliver real flavors, but also contributes to the overall dining experience, from the color of the patty—satisfyingly dark brown and slightly toasted on the edges—to the delectable, mouthwatering beefy aroma. Real beef makes Jollibee Burger Steak the undisputed best-seller and ultimate winner in our hearts.

Even actress-host Anne Curtis is not immune to the beefy charm of the Burger Steak, as seen in the product’s latest TV commercial.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The country’s number one Pinoy branded eat out is making Filipino dessert history as it unveils the Philippines’ first ever National Halo-Halo Sarap Day on March 19.

The country’s number one Pinoy branded eat out is making Filipino dessert history as it unveils the Philippines’ first ever National Halo-Halo Sarap Day on March 19.

“Filipinos love halo-halo,” Mang Inasal Brand Manager Paygee Anne Palmos said. “And this love is rooted in various reasons—from cultural to heartwarming personal stories and memories associated with family and loved ones. With our well-loved Pinoy Halo-Halo, we wanted to pioneer a celebration that everyone could easily relate to. And with the hot Philippine summer settling in, we decided to launch a nationwide celebration of our love for halo-halo.

On March 19, all Mang Inasal branches nationwide will offer the small Pinoy Halo-Halo (PHH) for only P25 for the entire day. The regular sized PHH will also be available at a discounted rate of just P45. Lucky customers in select branches will also get a special treat on National Halo-Halo Sarap Day.

Palmos added, “The shared love for halo-halo unites us as dessert-loving Filipinos. We are proud and excited to lead this celebration of simple joy that brings together friends, families, and loved ones.”

Why do you love halo-halo? Share your story using the #HaloHaloSarapDay. And don’t forget to follow Mang Inasal’s official Facebook andInstagram accounts for updates on National Halo-Halo Sarap Day.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Yes, Liza Soberano is very much in love. No doubt one of the most popular and highly talented young actresses today, Liza can no longer keep it a secret: at her tender age, she finds herself in a love affair that she simply could not resist. It was indeed love at first sight, she reveals, leaving her forever smitten and her heart truly aflutter. And all this took place when she was first introduced to jewelry from MyDiamond!

Liza Soberano falls in love with My Diamond

My Diamond is the new apple of Liza Soberano’s eye – exquisite creations that are elegantly designed and finely crafted lifestyle pieces. And like her, you too will fall in love – intensely and purely – with MyDiamond jewelry, proving that it is never too early to own pieces of value, objects that even those her age and generation can already enjoy and appreciate.



My Diamond offers high-quality diamond jewelry set in either 14 or 18 carat gold. Each piece is made by internationally-trained craftsmen using diamonds of top-tier cut, clarity, color and carat weight, and as an option an assured authenticity certificate from the Gemological Institute of America.

“Liza Soberano exemplifies the value of Choose True Brilliance,” John Paul Paglinawan, MyDiamond Marketing Manager, enthuses. “Her talent shines the brightest among her generation and she stays true to herself both in her personal life and professional career. Like My Diamond’s exquisite pieces – Liza is authentic and naturally beautiful both inside and out.”

Also a noted fashionista, Liza can always select a piece that easily matches her sense of style, one that has been described as super chic, stylish, and playful. And no matter the occasion – casual to formal and everything else in between – there’s definitely a piece of My Diamond jewelry that Liza can choose from.

For a bigger, bolder look, there’s the Dream Collection that features rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings in round brilliant, princess, pear, and heart-shaped creations shine and give off a romantic, dreamy look. Meticulously arranged settings also make the diamonds appear as one big stone, giving each piece a brilliant and very elegant effect. This intricate design is inspired by the famous illusion setting that gives customers more value, something that My Diamond does not fail to deliver.

Whether it’s your first heirloom piece or maybe even an engagement ring or a wedding band, My Diamond has diamond jewellery that is a perfect match for you – selections that will take your breath away and make you fall deeply in love.

To know more, visit a MyDiamond concept store today.

My Diamond can be found at: Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Supermall, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Lanang Premier Davao.
Bringing home “pasalubong” for our kids have always been part of our culture. Whether there is an occasion or not, seeing our loved ones’ eyes light up brings warmth to our hearts and makes a stressful day seem worth it, especially, if the treat you bring home is joyfully appreciated by the people receiving it.

While there are many things that you can bring home as “pasalubong,” a new and delightfully different treat never fails to surprise your family, especially if it is from Red Ribbon, one of the most loved bakeshop chains in the country.

This time, Red Ribbon introduces another exciting and indulgent treat with the latest addition to its mamon staples—the new Red Ribbon White Choco Almond Mamon.



Red Ribbon’s While Choco Almond Mamon perfectly blends soft, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth white chiffon, creamy white chocolate and crunchy almond bits for a combination that is both heavenly and indulgent. It’s a sweet treat that kids and grown ups cannot resist!

“We, at Red Ribbon, are always finding ways to give our customers new treats that they will enjoy and love. The new mamon variant promises a new exciting experience,” said Ned Bandojo, head of marketing of Red Ribbon. “The right combination of white chocolate and almonds make this a treat that will turn even the simplest moments into a sweeter and more memorable experience,”

The new White Choco Almond Mamon joins Red Ribbon’s other mamon flavors like the Butter Mamon, Cheesy Mamon, Caramel Mamon, Creamy Mamon, Mocha Mamon, Cookies and Cream Mamon, and Ube Mamon. Like the other much-loved mamons, the White Choco Almond Mamon is sure to make a perfect pasalubong and pambaon treat.

Customers can now enjoy the new mamon for only PhP24 a piece. However, if they buy the five-piece bundle pack, they can get it for only PhP99.00, saving up to PhP21.00! The White Choco Almond Mamon is available in all Red Ribbon stores nationwide starting February 28, 2017.

As one of the fastest growing bakeshop chains in the country, Red Ribbon is dedicated to making everyday moments more special by bringing new, exciting, and delicious cakes, breads, and pastries. To know more about Red Ribbon’s many delights, visit www.redribbonbakeshop.com.ph

Monday, March 13, 2017

The summer season is truly one of the most awaited times of the year in this our tropical isles. It is when we can finally hit the beach, frolic in the sun and sand, and at last get away from it all.



For Liza Soberano, undoubtedly one of the hottest and most bankable young stars today, she has always loved summer and the sea – who can forget her 18th birthday party held last year in Talisay, Batangas, with its fun beach boho theme? And there, too, was the time she went on a memorable beach trip with her family, taking the opportunity to bond and catch-up with her younger siblings, away from the spotlight and cameras.

Indeed, there’s no denying that Liza keeps quite a full calendar and has never been as busy, with her numerous magazine shoots, product endorsements, plus the filming of her latest movie success, My Ex and Whys, that has excited her fans once again. And while Liza remains as of yet mum regarding her vacation plans this summer, what with her many commitments including doing promotional rounds with screen partner Enrique Gil, it is definitely time for her to take a breather.

Helping Liza keep track of time, recharge and live deeper is her TechnoMarine watch. Possessing an edgy yet elegant style with precision Swiss movement, TechnoMarine watches easily suit Liza’s lifestyle and personality, and is sure to keep her in step and in time this sizzling summer season.

And for this summer, there’s the Cruise collection with its vibrant style. Crafted for any adventure by land or sea, the TechnoMarine Cruise collection comes with interchangeable covers and straps of silicone or pure stainless steel with gold tone. With a personality all its own, its distinctive and charismatic design is a perfect fusion of fun and active luxury.

With TechnoMarine’s combination of Swiss craftsmanship, sophistication and originality, Liza can easily stay in vogue and make waves wherever she goes – be it in the studio, on the road, or for some fun under the sun!

Founded in 1997, TechnoMarine successfully merges the art of horological innovation with spirited design. Technomarine is available at TechnoMarine Megamall, TechnoMarine Greenbelt, TechoMarine Trinoma, Technomarine Cebu, MyDiamond Megamall, and Rafael Jewellry Shangri-La Plaza.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Looking for a cool and exciting learning experience for kids this summer? The Premier Apple Reseller, Power Mac Center promises its most creative, fun, and colorful set of workshops yet.

Now on its 10th year of shaping future-ready kids, Power Mac Center Apple Authorized Training Provider rolled out its latest series of summer workshops set to run from April 17 to May 26. These courses aims to help kids become creative innovators of the future by giving them the competitive edge on this years course offerings.



The workshops are especially designed for 9- to 13-year olds, with each class consisting of only 10-15 participants to ensure focused instruction. Courses are conducted for two hours per session, with a total of five sessions each course. Classes are a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, guided hands-on trainings, and project creation.

“Power Mac Center is truly committed to kids’ learning and development. This year, we want kids to be able to make full use of the technology available to them in pursuing their individual passions so we are offering non-digital courses with a digital twist, alongside our usual digital courses,” said Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez.

The workshops will be held at the Greenbelt and Trinoma branches. Kids can choose from the following subjects:

Digital Courses:

Game Design & Development

3D Architecture Design

Graphic Design & Photo Editing

Cartooning & Animation

Stop Motion Animation & Digital Storytelling



Non Digital Courses:

Kiddie Cooking Class

Drawing & Painting


The fee is at PHP 4,500 per course, inclusive of the use of Mac portables or iPads during the training sessions. Kids will then get to take home the course kit, a certificate of completion, and a USB drive with their individual projects.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. It may be done at Power Mac Center Trinoma and Greenbelt 3 or at the Apple Authorized Training Provider office at 2L Cedar Executive Bldg. 1, 1006 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.

Inquiries may be submitted to pbsi@powermaccenter.com or at the following numbers: (632) 553 4211 / (632) 553 6399 / +63 908 885 6277. More information about products and services may be obtained from the website www.powermaccenter.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@powermaccenter).


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About Power Mac Center

Power Mac Center is a recognized Apple Premium Reseller, Authorized Education Reseller, Apple Authorized Training Center, and Apple Authorized Service Provider in the Philippines. Power Mac Center has become a reliable retail shop and service provider of Apple products to the Filipino consumer.

The company has grown to 28 branches, with stores located in Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 5, The Annex at SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia,  SM Megamall, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Festival Supermall, Cash and Carry Mall, Circuit Makati, SM East Ortigas, Abreeza Mall, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Marikina, Power Plant Mall, SM City BF Parañaque, Harbor Point, SM City Southmall, SM City Pampanga, SM City Bacoor, SM City Lipa, SM City Santa Rosa, SM City Batangas, SM City Dasmariñas, and Vista Mall Sta. Rosa.
Industry leader Petron Corporation recently signed a partnership with the leading ride-sharing platform Grab, to offer exclusive benefits to Grab drivers and employees through its Grab-branded Petron Value Card.


Forming part of the benefits that Grab drivers enjoy when they sign up with Grab, the PVC cards will be given free to all Grab vehicles, except Grab Taxi.  With their Petron Value Card, Grab drivers earn peso-points every time they fill up with Petron fuels—Petron Blaze 100, XCS, Xtra Advance, Turbo Diesel, and Diesel Max. Peso points earned can be redeemed for Petron products at over 2,000 Petron stations nationwide. These can also be converted to cellphone load, air miles, groceries, movies, and other options.

Other ways to earn more points are through the Frequent Visit promo where the PVC cardholder gets additional points on every 5th visit to a Petron station, and the Birthday Promo that awards bonus points when the Grab driver gases up within five days of his birthday.

Petron takes care of its loyal customers, and Grab drivers can enjoy the following benefits —subject to terms and conditions—through their Petron Value Card: free 24/7 towing and roadside assistance, free personal accident insurance coverage of PHP 10,000 for accidental death and PHP 1,000 medical reimbursement, and privileges at partner establishments.

The Petron Value Card mobile app, available for iOS and Android smartphones, provides the transaction history and points summary, as well as access to the various promos, rewards and benefits.

Beyond the perks and privileges they will enjoy as PVC cardholders, Grab drivers have the assurance that Petron fuels and engine oils are of world-class quality, thus offering savings not just through fuel efficiency, but by reducing maintenance costs through better engine protection.

According to Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu, “Our goal has always been to take care of our Peers and drivers, and we want to stretch their income in any way we can. We are positive that this partnership with Petron will give our drivers more flexibility in their expenses.”  He points out that the tie-up will not only expand the drivers’ income but also benefit their families.

Grab will handle distribution of the co-branded Grab-Petron Value Card, which can be claimed at the following locations: Libis, Araneta-Cubao, Fisher Mall, Manila, Imus, and Metro East. For more information visit Grab Philippines’ Facebook page or visit their website www.grab.com.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The marvellous month of March is set to usher in the best of Anime, turning primetime viewing into a truly enjoyable experience for anime fans of all ages.

Girlish Number


College student Chitose Karasuma begins a new phase in her life when she lands a job in a voice-acting agency. Believing she is destined for greatness, Chitose is excited at the prospect of her becoming a famous voice actress.

But when she’s cast in mediocre roles, Chitose feels disappointed because her ambition fell short of her expectations.

As she continues to find her way to fulfil her dreams, Chitose faces tough competition from other aspiring girls when she realizes that there’s more to succeeding in the industry than she could ever imagine.

Girlish Number airs every Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm, with 2 episodes back-to-back, first & exclusively on Animax.

Danganropa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Future Arc


The optimistic Makoto Naegi and his friends join the Future Foundation, an organization founded to save the world from chaos. However, Makoto becomes suspected of treason for harboring their enemy.

As Makoto’s friends gather to decide his fate, the evil bear Monokuma imprisons them. To find the true traitor, Makoto and his friends are pushed to their limits as they are forced to participate in a final game of death.

Danganropa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Future Arc airs every Thursday & Friday at 10pm with 2 episodes back-to-back, first & exclusively on Animax.


Danganropa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Despair Arc


Promising student Hajime Hinata dreams of becoming a part of elite students at Hope’s Peak Academy, a special school that nurtures those with exceptional talent and abilities.

However, little does he know that something foreboding is about to happen…..

What follows is a series of unfortunate events that will lead Hinata to a fateful encounter which will bring about tragedy and despair for the elite school’s students who are thrust into a world of murder and mayhem in order to survive.

Danganropa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Despair Arc airs every Thursday & Friday at 10:30pm with 2 episodes back-to-back, first & exclusively on Animax.

Luck & Logic


Mankind faces great danger following the end of the hundred-year war in the land of Tetraheaven. With purely evil intentions, the losing gods search for a new place to live and invade the human world.

The government employs the Logicalists, a special police force to protect its citizens from these otherworldly beings.

Now back to his fighting form, 17-year-old Yoshichika Tsurugi makes a covenant with the Goddess Athena in combining their powers. They work together to stop the threat and fight side by side to defend their world.

Luck & Logic premieres 24 March, every Friday at 8pm, with 2 episodes back-to-back, first & exclusively on Animax.

Animax is available on Sky Cable Channel 46, Cignal Channel 73, Dream Satellite TV Channel 07, and G Sat Channel 24.

Teen Dance Princess Ella Cruz has been popular for her dance covers uploaded on her very own Youtube Account.  Some of these are her cover of Twerk It Like Miley and  Versace on the Floor that made her an online internet sensation. 

Fans will be excited for another jaw dropping dance cover of the Teen Dance Princess as she shares a cover of "No Scrubs".

Here's the link of her latest upload. Enjoy!


You may follow her on her social media accounts:

Monday, March 6, 2017

Set yourself up for a great morning with the 5th National Breakfast Day happening on March 13! McDonald’s invites you to have the ‘best Monday ever’ by stopping by your nearest participating McDonald’s restaurant from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM.





This year, close to 450 participating restaurants nationwide will be giving away free breakfast sandwiches via dine-in, takeout, or drive-thru. Each customer can either get an Egg McMuffin, a Sausage McMuffin, or McDonald’s newest breakfast offering, the Burgerdesal.

The Burgerdesal is McDonald’s twist on a Filipino staple – the pandesal. The Burgerdesal is made with a soft pandesal, paired with a tasty burger patty and is topped off with a sweet, creamy, and flavorful sauce. Other breakfast sandwiches that will be given during National Breakfast Day include the iconic Sausage McMuffin, a juicy and savory all-beef sausage with melty American cheese finished off with perfectly toasted English Muffins and the classic Egg McMuffin, made with lean Canadian bacon, American cheese, and Grade A egg in between English Muffins.

“As we enter the 5th National Breakfast Day, we want our customers to know that they can count on us to make their mornings extraordinary,” says Kenneth S. Yang, McDonald’s Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer. “We hope that this one-of-a-kind breakfast experience will provide Filipinos with a warm and happy smile on their faces that will keep them going throughout the day.”

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the biggest National Breakfast Day yet. Share your National Breakfast Day experience and tag @McDo_PH on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #NationalBreakfastDay. For more details, please visit www.mcdonalds.com.ph

Thursday, March 2, 2017

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today unveiled a new generation of Nokia smartphones, setting a new standard in design, quality and user experience throughout the range. The highly anticipated global portfolio features three new smartphones – the new Nokia 6, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design; Nokia 5, an elegant smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand; and Nokia 3, which delivers an unprecedented quality at an affordable price point. The new range of Nokia smartphones all run Android™ Nougat and offer a pure, secure and up to date experience and will all feature Google Assistant. Today also sees the return of a modern classic – the iconic Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design.

The family of products announced demonstrate a belief that every consumer should have access to premium quality, not just those with high end flagship devices. Combined with a thoughtful design philosophy that focuses on improving the smartphone experience at every level, each technical component has been carefully considered and integrated into the phone design to have the biggest benefit on consumers’ daily lives. Drawing on the hallmarks of the Nokia phone heritage of quality, simplicity and reliability, the range is designed for a new generation of fans.

With a commitment to deliver pure Android, users can expect a simple, clean and clutter free experience. Featuring the latest Google services, as well as monthly security updates, Nokia smartphones keep your phone safe, secure and up to date. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure the Google Assistant is integrated, allowing for conversations with the Google Assistant to take place easily on Nokia smartphones.

It was also announced that the world-renowned game Snake will be snaking its way back into people’s hearts with a new version available to play on Messenger, part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross platform experience. The new free Snake game is designed to be played with groups of friends making it even more playable than the first time around.

The new Nokia range of Android smartphones unveiled today ahead of Mobile World Congress includes:



Nokia 6 is going global – combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with immersive audio and an impressive bright and colourful 5.5” full HD screen, the Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deeper bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® delivers an engaging entertainment experience. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 6 will retail at an average global retail price of €229.


Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition – celebrating the worldwide Nokia 6 portfolio is the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition. With 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, this special edition combines the best features of the Nokia 6 family in a stunning black high gloss package and will retail at an average global retail price of €299.



Nokia 5 – a sleek and compact smartphone that nestles in your hand. The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5.2” IPS HD display. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm® Adreno 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship to everyone. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189.



Nokia 3 – a stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value.  With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, a sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5” display and seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White – the Nokia 3 will retail at an average global retail price of €139.

Also announced today were:



Nokia 3310 – a modern classic reborn. Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date. The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49.

Accessories – also introduced was a portfolio of Nokia accessories that follows iconic design philosophy. As perfect companions to these smartphones, the full Nokia Accessories portfolio includes a range of headsets, portable and Bluetooth speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors

Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, said:

“Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has been overwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter. Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. Our efforts in bringing together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudly unveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul, delivering the very best experience to everyone.”

Florian Seiche, President of HMD Global, said:

“Strategic and meaningful partnerships are essential to our success, both for the products and manufacturing. Equally we are committed to building the right kind of partnerships at a market level so we can reach and service all of our fans. The encouragement, support and excitement we have felt from the operators and retailers we’ve met globally so far has been humbling. The excitement and anticipation for our first global family of smartphones has been tremendous, and we’re delighted to offer fans the ability to register their interest for the new range a

t nokia.com/phones.”

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said:

“Nokia phones stir real emotions; people know them for their beautiful design and craftsmanship, together with a built-to-last quality that you can rely on.  Our new portfolio combines these classic Nokia hallmarks with a best-in-class Android performance and a new level of craftsmanship. For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand.  Fundamentally, it is about making sure that right across our portfolio we are delivering this pure Nokia experience.”

“We also believe that everyone deserves access to the premium quality and attention to detail that is usually reserved only for flagship devices. With our new range of Nokia smartphones, we aim to democratise technology and bring this experience to everyone.”

Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global, said:

“Consumers today are seeking relationships with brands that they can trust. The Nokia brand has over 150 years of heritage giving it an authentic, differentiating experience which we are proud to introduce to a new generation of fans.  Our new Android Nokia smartphone portfolio, together with the return of the iconic Nokia 3310, is a real statement of our ambition and commitment to honouring the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience.”

Brad Rodrigues, interim President of Nokia Technologies, said:

“What HMD has created is remarkable. We’re excited to see the launch of a new family of smartphones, built to the standards that Nokia is known for. We believe that their strong design and quality will appeal to Nokia fans around the world, and the return of the Nokia 3310 has us smiling too!”

Enrico Salvatori, SVP and President, Qualcomm EMEA said:

We are pleased to have collaborated with HMD on the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 and look forward to working closely with them on future devices. The Nokia brand has a rich heritage in advancing mobile technology and to see new Nokia smartphones on sale is a welcome sight.  Both devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform which offers a rich feature set for smartphones: integrated X6 LTE, cutting-edge camera technology with dual-Image signal processors, next-generation Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU all means Snapdragon 430 supports fast downloads and uploads, stunning graphics and photos with battery life to spare.”

The new portfolio of Nokia smartphones and feature phones is on display at Mobile World Congress.  Local availability will be announced in markets in Q2 2017. To get hands-on with the full range of Nokia phones, visit HMD at the Nokia stand (Hall 3, stand 3A).