I’ve been getting a lot of searches in this blog for cheap Android phones which only means that there’s high demand for such products. In the Philippines, one of the companies that offer really affordable handsets is Cherry Mobile. I was using a raffle-won Cherry Mobile Nova running on Android version 2.2 for a long time and it never gave up on me. So yes, this brand must be good enough for when you don’t want to put a hole in your pocket by settling for more expensive labels.
I was at Annabel’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato when Cherry Mobile launched their latest array of handsets for 2011. Take a look at the lady in the middle who is carrying the Candy Chat which is the cheapest Android model I know at P3,699. This phone already has wi-fi, qwerty keyboard and a slot for a micro-SD card.
The most high-end of the bunch is the Cherry Mobile 10.1 inch tablet priced at P16,899. It’s powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and runs on Android 2.2, upgradeable to a higher version.
Here’s the rest of Cherry Mobile’s new android phones lineup for 2011:
The Stellar runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. It is powered by Qualcomm 7227T 800 MHz processor and sports a 3.5” HVGA Capacitive Touch Panel. Other features include a 5.0 MP camera, Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities, and of course dual SIM function. Official price is Php7,899.
Magnum 2X is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 Cortex A9 Dual Core processor, each running at 1 GHz. With Android 2.2 Froyo upgradeable to Gingerbread, users get to have a solid smartphone experience– seamless multitasking between applications, accelerated web browsing and refined gameplay interface. Magnum 2X flaunts a 3.8” WVGA Capacitive Touch Panel and retails for Php15,899. It also sports a dual camera with 5.0 MP Main, portable hotspot, Wi-Fi and GPS features.
Cherry Pad and Cherry Pad Turbo are cheap Android tablets that have 7” Full Touch Screen, Wi-Fi Connectivity, 4GB internal storage and expandable micro SD card up to 32 GB.
Cherry Pad runs on an 800 MHz processor and Android 2.2 Froyo platform. Retail price is only P3,899. Cherry Pad Turbo, the higher version of Cherry Pad, is equipped with a 1.2 GHz processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Watch high quality multimedia with its HDMI port or take a snapshot with its 2 MP camera. Go Turbo for only PHP 6,899.