Well here’s a good bargain. Cherry Mobile is launching their dual-SIM, dual-standby Android phone this Thursday for half the price. The Cherry Mobile Orbit will be launched on May 19, on three Cherry Mobile concept stores nationwide for PHP 6,500. Half its original price of PHP 13,000.
We’ve covered the Orbit before when we spotted it on their fliers about two months ago, but it looks like its finally poised to arrive on Thursday. The phone is an Android 2.2 powered, dual-SIM, dual-standby device with a 3.2” 480×360 resolution screen and 528Mhz processor. At the back is a 5MP camera with LED flash. (No info yet of its video recording capabilities) Its major feature, and one of the first to have it – is the dual-SIM, dual-standby capability. This is something we’d like to see more in action – especially since our local market promotes maintaining multiple phone numbers.
The sale happens on May 19, 12NN to 9PM – so you should have enough time to pick one up. The participating stores are limited to the Cherry Mobile Concept Stores at SM North, SM Cebu, and Lit Kat Kai Mall at Cagayan De Oro city. We’re hoping the sale goes well and everybody comes home with a device. We are tempted to get one ourselves so you might see us at SM North this Thursday with our own Cherry Mobile Orbit phone. (Rest assured, if we pick one up, we’ll put it through our review process!)
For those of you waiting for the Cherry Mobile Cosmo, our contact at Cherry Mobile have confirmed that it would be launched this month. Here’s hoping that it comes out with a big sale as well!
Update: If you’re curious about the Orbit and want our opinion on performance, we wrote a follow-up feature here: 50% Off Cherry Mobile Orbit-Specs In Review.
Thanks to our commenter, Elvie, for letting us know about the Orbit sale!
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