We've said it before and we'll say it again: Ikaw na talaga, Cherry Mobile!
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The Pinoy phone brand once again proved it has the cojones to slug it out with the big boys (read: bigatin foreign brands) by unleashing not one, not two, but a total of four new devices that run on—wait for it—Windows! This is great news for us with wallets as empty and dirty as the Smart Araneta after a huge concert, primarily because this means the prime operating system will now be available on more devices and at affordable prices. Awesomesauce!
To be technical about things, however, this isn't the first time Cherry Mobile had a Windows device. Back in 2010, they had this little phone called the Eclipse 2 which ran on the now-obsolete Windows Mobile 8.5. But that was eons ago, and this rekindled partnership between Cherry Mobile and Microsoft is a big development.
Enough with the history lesson, here are the new Windows-powered phones and tablets from Cherry Mobile. Spoiler alert, a record-setter is in the mix!
CHERRY MOBILE ALPHA STYLE
Now you can't use the "I'm-too-poor" excuse for not buying a Windows Phone gadget. Here's the Alpha Style, a phone that Cherry Mobile dubs as the world's most affordable Windows Phone device! The surprising thing is, despite the "Whoa!"-inducing price tag, it manages to pack a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon chip! #BelieveIt
Hardware highlights: 4-inch touchscreen (800 x 480 resolution), 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 5-megapixel rear camera, Windows Phone 8.1, dual-SIM
Get it: P2,999
CHERRY MOBILE ALPHA LUXE
If you have a bit more cash on you, then maybe you'd like to see the Alpha Style's bigger, more packed bro, the Alpha Luxe. With 1GB of RAM and a 5-inch HD display, this one has nice hardware at a really competitive price point.
Hardware highlights: 5-inch HD touchscreen, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, Windows Phone 8.1, dual-SIM
Get it: P4,999
CHERRY MOBILE ALPHA PLAY
Two things make this tablet a surefire hit: First, it is a legit Windows 8.1 device; second, it runs on a quad-core Intel processor, which basically means it's got some nice processing chops under the hood. We'll go ahead and predict that the Alpha Play will sell like yosi in prison. Book it!
Hardware highlights: 8-inch HD touchscreen, 1.33GHz quad-core Intel processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 5-megapixel rear camera (2-megapixel front cam), Windows 8.1 OS
Get it: P7,999
CHERRY MOBILE ALPHA MORPH
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A 10-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core Intel processor, and a large 8,000mAh battery—these are the reasons why the Alpha Morph is a beast. More good news: It won't bite a huge chunk out of our meager sweldo!
Hardware highlights: 10-inch HD touchscreen with IPS (in-plane switching for more viewing angles), 1.33GHz quad-core Intel processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 2-megapixel rear camera with BSI (backside illumination for low-light shooting), 8,000mAh power pack, Windows 8.1 OS
Get it: P11,999
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