Two dual-SIM smartphones running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich (version 4.0) were launched by local phone company Cherry Mobile last Oct. 24. The price points: only P3,999 for the Cherry Mobile Flare which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core Processor. The slightly larger Titan, on the other hand, is priced at P6,499 and has a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen.
Both phones are preinstalled with the Opera Mini 7.5 web browser. It’s something I still have to try in a phone, although Opera Mini overall is well-reviewed. Mostly, I just can’t believe a brand new android smartphone with a good feature set is available at this price.
The first phone with a touchscreen I ever used was a Cherry Mobile Nova which ran on the now-outdated Android Eclair. It never gave up on me although its operation became rather slow, especially after I used more advanced phones from other brands Mostly, my main complaint against these phones is the battery life. You never know until you use one for a long time.
But since Christmas is just around the corner, a cheap Cherry Mobile android shouldn’t be a bad proposition if you’re planning to give a gadget to a loved one or significant other. Also take a look at this brand’s TV phones and wi-fi ready affordable handsets. For more information: www.cherrymobile.com.ph