Cherry Mobile Cruize, 5.2-inch Smartphone for $110 (Php4,499)

Just months after releasing their flagship smartphones, the 4-inch Flare and 5-inch Titan, Cherry Mobile just announced their new Bigger XL smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Cruize.

Cherry Mobile Omega: Officially Announced

It's now official, Cherry Mobile just announced their newest Jelly Bean smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Omega.


If you want to own a tablet but cannot afford the likes of Kindle Fire HD or the Nexus 7, maybe the new Enjoy 71 tablet from MSI might suit your budget.


Via, a manufacturer of integrated circuits in Taiwan appears to be playing in the Android game with an intriguing new creation.


Since the tablet trend is now going for the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, more and more tablet manufacturers are catching up by making and updating tablets to be compatible with the OS.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt: Php3,999 Quad-core Tablet

Just this morning, in a product launch attended by press and bloggers. Cherry Mobile just unveiled their new 7" HD Quad-core tablet for only Php3,999!

The Fusion Bolt tablet is almost the same as the Ainol Novo Venus, however, the specs of the Bolt are slightly lowered. From 1.5 GHz to 1.0 GHz Quad-core and the 16 GB internal storage is lowered to 8 GB. Maybe this is the reason for the insanely low price. But it is still quad-core!

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt Specs:

7" IPS LCD 720p (1280×800 pixels) HD display
1.0 GHz quad-core Actions Semiconductor ATM7029 ARM Cortex A9
8 GB internal storage
up to 32 GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2 MP rear camera
0.3 MP front-facing camera
Android 4.1 Jellybean OS
Dimension: 186.2mm x 126.9mm x 10.8mm
Weight: 320 grams

Lithium-Ion 4,000mAh battery

Release Date: March 2013

Benchmark Results:

credits to Alora Guerrero

credits to Alora Guerrero

credits to Alora Guerrero

credits to Alora Guerrero

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cherry Mobile Flare Using 2,200mAh LG P970 Optimus Black Battery (Video)

Two days ago, I posted about one Flare user modifying his Cherry Mobile Flare to use a 2,100mAh Samsung Galaxy S III battery 

However, you need some skill or knowledge in electricity or electronics to modify it.

note: Flare's original battery is only 1,500mAh

Just this morning, when I visited the Flare Facebook Group, one Flare user posted another compatible battery with Flare. He said that there is no need to modify the battery. It only means that you don't need an expert hand to use it on Flare, just insert it and you're good to go.

He used a 2,200mAh battery for LG P970 Optimus Black.



Here's the Flare using the battery:

Here's the video by Christopher Malonhao:

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cherry Mobile Flare Using 2,100 mAh Samsung Battery

One of the biggest frustrations that the Cherry Mobile Flare users share is its low battery life of 1,500 mAh. For a dual-core, dual-SIM and 4-inch smartphone, it is not enough.

To end his frustration, one Flare user (Leshrac Hunter) has modified a Samsung 2,100 mAh battery terminals to fit the Flare. See video below:

He said that he never encountered any problem after using the battery for several hours. If the user gives further updates, I'll post it here.


- It's a class A Samsung Galaxy S III Battery

New: Cherry Mobile Flare using 2,200mAh battery for LG P970 Optimus Black (No Need to Modify!)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Low-priced MSI Enjoy 71 Android Tablet Unveiled

If you want to own a tablet but cannot afford the likes of Kindle Fire HD or the Nexus 7, maybe the new Enjoy 71 tablet from MSI might suit your budget. Although there is no official release date being announced, this tablet is expected to sell for approximately $172 in Taiwan where it was initially unveiled.

The tablet is running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and it is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Amlogic AML8726-MX processor, 1GB of RAM and a Mali-400 GPU. With its 10.5 ounces weight, it is lighter than the Kindle Fire HD (13.9 ounces) and the Nexus 7 (12.2 ounces). The feel and build quality is great because it uses a metallic enclosure, so it is not platicky.

The internal storage is 8GB which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD slot. The tablet also features a 7-inch 1024x600 resolution IPS display touch screen, VGA front camera and 2MP rear camera, and micro-USB connectivity. The 3,200mAh battery can be charged through the micro-USB.

The only thing that I don't like about the tablet is the old Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. They should have pre-installed Jelly Bean.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cherry Mobile Cruize UPDATE: (It's 8MP not 5MP and more!)

After posting the Cherry Mobile Cruize announcement 2 days ago, I immediately joined the Cherry Mobile Omega and Cruize facebook group for updates. Below are the latest updates I've gathered:

- The rear camera of the Cruize is 8MP not 5MP!

- Tagalog language setting.
- The processor is a single core MTK6575
- Temple Run 2 runs smooth
- Antutu Benchmark score: 3921

- Dead Trigger running smoothly (according to Raymon Rosales of Omega and Cruize Facebook Group)

I'll post more updates later!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Cherry Mobile Omega: Officially Announced

It's now official, Cherry Mobile just announced their newest Jelly Bean smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Omega. Although it has the same screen size with that of the Cruize, the Omega is more powerful with its 1 GHz dual-core processor but with slightly lesser battery capacity of 2,300 mAh compared to the 2,500 mAh of the Cruize.

Cherry Mobile Omega full specifications:

SIM Slot: Dual SIM
OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor : 1GHz Dual Core
Camera: 5MP (main); VGA (front)
Dimensions: 152.3 mm x 80 mm x 11 mm
Screen Type: Capacitive
Screen Size: 5.2 inches
Multitouch: 5 point
Internal Memory: ROM: 4GB; RAM: 512MB
Memory Expansion: microSD, up to 32GB
Battery Capacity: 2300mAH
FM Radio: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
USB Port: Yes, micro USB
Wi-Fi: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
GPS: Yes
3G/HSDPA: Yes 
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light
Available Colors: Black, White
Suggested Retail Price (SRP): Php6,699

Many are disappointed to learn that this phone only sport a 512GB of RAM to handle the Jelly Bean and a 5MP camera, because they expected a bigger 1GB of RAM and 8MP camera since last year and some say it's just a Titan II. By the way, Omega is also priced Php200 higher than the Titan.

It is now available at SM North Edsa and it is available in black and white colors. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cherry Mobile Cruize, 5.2-inch Smartphone for $110 (Php4,499)

Just months after releasing their flagship smartphones, the 4-inch Flare and 5-inch Titan, Cherry Mobile just announced their new Bigger XL smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Cruize.

The main features of this smartphone are its huge 5.2-inch WVGA touch screen display and its juicy 2,500mAh battery.


  • 5.2-inch WVGA capacitive display @ 480 x 800 pixels (179 ppi)

  • 1GHz single-core Broadcom processor
  • Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB internal storage  
  • expandable storage via microSD up to 32GB
  • Dual SIM, dual-standby
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G/HSDPA
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS with A-GPS Support
  • 5MP autofocus rear-camera camera with LED flash (720p HD video)
  • 720p HD video capture and playback
  • VGA front-camera
  • Li-Ion 2,500mAh battery

  • For battery life comparison, the 5-inch dual-core Titan has a 2,350mAh battery that will last for 2 days with average use and some even say "with their Wi-Fi always turned on". So it is expected that this single-core Cruize with 2,500mAh battery will last longer than the Titan.

    I just learned that the Cherry Mobile Cruize is the G'Five G95 smartphone from China.

    If you own this smartphone, please share your experiences and how long the battery last for this phone.

    Friday, October 26, 2012

    Leaked Manual of the Nexus 10

    It seems like the 10-inch Nexus 10 tablet is now official, the tablet manual has been exposed at a Korean blog called Seeko. Displaying a really curvy body, it seems to have a few design similarities with the Note 10.1 which is reasonable because they have the same manufacturer Samsung. The Nexus 10 is rumored to possess a very high screen resolution at 2560x1600 pixels so it is not a slouch in that area even though no other specs are shown.

    FCC link

    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Google Nexus 7 New Ad: Curious

    The new Google Nexus 7 Ad shows a curious young girl and her mom reading a book using the Nexus 7 about curious little monkey named George.

    The Ad was placed in the Google Home Page yesterday with a tagline: The playground is open.

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core Developer Tablet Now Available

    The popular distributor of Qualcomm development kits named BSQUARE has announced the availability of Snapdragon S4 Pro mobile development platform for a price of $1,299. Specs below:


    Official Press Release:

    Bsquare Announces Availability of the Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform for TabletsSnapdragon S4 APQ8064-based Developer Tool Gives Access to Android 4.0 platform for application and game developmentBellevue, WA – July 24, 2012 – BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart, connected devices, today announced general availability of the next generation Mobile Development Platform (MDP/T) for Android tablets based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Processor. The MDP/T provides application developers and device manufacturers with access to a high-performance Android 4.0 platform for developing, testing, optimizing and showcasing applications and games.
    The MDP/T is the first Snapdragon based Mobile Development Platform in a tablet form factor available to developers, middleware vendors and others. It's also the first to feature the Snapdragon™ S4 Pro APQ8064 processor by Qualcomm with asynchronous Quad CPU cores, running up to 1.5 GHz each. The tablet development platform offers powerful built-in graphics enabled by the Adreno™ 320 GPU, which is over two times faster than the 225 GPU on previous Snapdragon-based MDPs. Power management and multimedia efficiencies are also increased over previous MDPs due to the 2GB LPDDR2 RAM and 32GB Storage. The device also features a higher resolution 10.1 WXGA Multi-touch Display.
    "Access to the APQ8064 processor with its asynchronous Quad CPU cores gives Android application developers a powerful platform to develop their differentiated applications for rapid market release," said John Traynor, vice president of products, Bsquare. "This access, combined with best-in-class engineering support and testing solutions from Bsquare, provides a major benefit to application and game developers developing for a wide range of pre-commercial devices."
    "It's exciting for us to make available the first tablet form factor Snapdragon -based development platform with Bsquare," said Tia Cassett, senior director of business development, Qualcomm. "The combination of a powerful developer device in the Snapdragon APQ8064-based MDP/T and industry-leading services from Bsquare means faster time-to-market for Android developers."
    The Mobile Development Platform (MDP/T) based on Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor is available now at Bsquare will support developers and manufacturers using the APQ8064-based MDP/T with engineering services and technical support. Customers of the tablet device also have 24/7 access to the Bsquare Knowledge Base, technical documentation, complimentary tools and Snapdragon MDP software updates. Users of the APQ8064-based MDP/T can also benefit from the industry-leading TestQuest automated testing technology from Bsquare, which supports testing of Android software and hardware.