Cherry Mobile, a smartphone and tablet OEM based in the Philippines, has just announced their first Windows Phone smartphones along with their debut Windows 8.1 tablets.
The Cherry Mobile Alpha Style is a 4-inch device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage, along with a 5 megapixel rear camera. The Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe is a 5 inch smartphone with the same processor as the Alpha Style, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage, along with an eight megapixel rear camera. The Alpha Style is due out later this month for 2,999 Peso (about $69) while the Alpha Luxe will be priced at 4,999 Peso (about $114)
The 8-inch Alpha Play tablet, using Windows 8.1, has a 1.33 Ghz quad-core Intel processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. It will sell for 7,999 Peso (about $182). The 10.1 inch Alpha Morph tablet uses Windows 8.1 and has the same processor as the Alpha Play. It has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage and will sell for 11,999 Peso (about $274) Both tablets will go on sale later this month and both will come with Office 365 pre-installed along with 1 TB of free OneDrive cloud storage for two years. It looks like the Alpha Morph also supports an optional keyboard.
What do you think of Cherry Mobile entering the Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 ecosystem? Thanks to Jason for the tip!
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