Smart Trends Better than Globe on iPhone 5 Launch; iPhone 5 now available nationwide

Manila, Philippines - Dominant wireless company, Smart on Friday at exactly 12:01 unveiled the most sought-after smartphone of 2012, the iPhone 5. Christmas Midnight Rush party held at Republiq, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City with a big bang. Twitter Philippines and Worldwide trending topics however was dominated by Smart as 9 simultaneous events happened around the country for the gadget madness.

Smart iPhone 5 is officially and finally out!
Photo: Smart iPhone 5 is officially and finally out!

Sam Oh, television host and a Korean expatriate hosted the main event together with BNO guys and Ramon Bautista.

Particulary, the netizens enjoyed Boys Night Out's lotto game on Twitter in relation to the release of iPhone 5. DJ's Slick Rick (Eric Virata), Tony Toni (Anthony James Bueno) and Sam YG (Samir Gogna) of Magic 89.9 FM administered the crazy game around 7pm, December 13 with millions of netizens had joined the contest. Starting 8PM, #SmartiPhone5BNOLotto captured no.1 trending slot both on local and worldwide. Around 11 PM, a winner who got lucky combi was announced. It's the first time that a free lotto happened on Twitter and served as good marketing strategy to highlight the event just for fun.

Smart dominates Twitter trending topics
Photo: Smart dominates Twitter trending topics
on iPhone5 launch in Ph

Along with #SmartiPhone5BNOLotto, #iLoveSmartiPhone5, #GoForSmartiPhone5 also trends consistently on top. Globe on the other hand scores a little on the trend spots with #GiveMeThatGlobeiPhone5 and #High5forGlobeiPhone5. Marketing department of Globe should work something to trend better. Just for my opinion!

Globe iPhone 5 launch at New Glorietta
Photo: Globe iPhone 5 launch at New Glorietta
Photo Credit: @michaeljosh

Spotted at the event are famous techno bloggers, celebrities, geeks and early adopters of Smart iPhone 5. They preferred to live more and join more with Smart than Globe's simultaneous unveiling at Glorietta Vibe Makati.

Aside from the main venue of launch, Smart also covers the following locations to experience and bite with the better network: Reserve in Ortigas, Dilingers in Makati, Trilogy Boutique in Alabang Town Center, Jack’s Loft in Eastwood, Penthouse in Cebu City, Starr in Davao City, and the Smart stores located in Greenhills, San Juan, and Limketkai, Cagayan de Oro.

iPhone 5 dubbed as the thinnest and lightest iPhone is now available in Smart and Globe Stores nationwide. Check out iPhone 5 pricing in the Philippines and specs.

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