Cherry Mobile is big, and we mean BIG! The homegrown brand officially outed the Philippines’ first tablet phone, the Cherry Mobile Superion, not one hour ago and it looks like as though it’s undercutting all of its competitors in more ways than one.
For starters, this Froyo-lovin’, multitouchin’, multitaskin’ tablet sells for a mere P19,990. That makes it P15,000 cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab (if the rumored SRP holds true) and at least P2,010 cheaper than the Apple iPad (if the US SRP is to be followed). And unlike the Redfox Wizpad and the ASUS Eee Pad, this thing actually exists!
For the price, you get a 7-inch WVGA (480 x 800-pixel) capacitive touch screen, 3G/HSDPA connectivity, a 600MHz Qualcomm proc, and GPS capabilities, all running on the zippy Android 2.2. Our initial impression is quite good, with the unit operating smoothly and with build quality that does not resemble the horrific iPed in any way.
Like its smartphone counterparts, the Cherry Mobile Nova and the Cherry Mobile Magnum HD, the Superion will feature Cherry Mobile’s proprietary Cherry Zone App (on top of Android Market, of course).
Cherry Zone gives CM users access to exclusive customization options such as wallpapers and programs such as Cherry Shop, an app store, and Cherry Messenger, a chat service. More on these features as we await our demo units.
Cherry Mobile Superion specs
- GSM: 850/900/1900/2100
- 3G: HSDPA
- Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 7 inches
- Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
- RAM: 512MB
- Expansion: microSD up to 32GB
- Bluetooth: yes
- Cable: USB
- GPRS: yes
- WLAN: yes
- Resolution: 3 megapixels
- Autofocus: yes
- Operating System: Android 2.2 Froyo
- Size: 179 x 110 x 11.5mm
- Weight: 410g with battery