Cherry Mobile is setting itself up to get a few more headlines it seems as its gearing up a new extremely budget Android phone. According to YugaTech, this time they’re adopting the WinMo Eclipse 2 into an Android 2.2 powered dual-SIM phone. The new product is called the Eclipse 2.2 and will run Google’s mobile OS. It’ll have some processing-power deficiencies, but hopefully will do the trick. For the price of PHP 4,999, it just might attract some Android newcomers.
The Eclipse 2.2 is an Android 2.2 Froyo device with some slightly under-powered internals. First off, it has a resistive screen – so no multitouch and you’ll need to press the touchscreen a little harder. Speaking of the screen, it is 3.2 inches running at 432×240 resolution. Slightly better than 320×240, but not as good as the 320×480 that we’re seeing these days. As for processor power it only has 416Mhz – which should run, but let’s not expect any decent gaming to be had. For imaging it has a 2MP camera, but we’re not sure if it has a front facing one or a flash. Finally, the main draw here would be its dual SIM, dual standby capabilities – although the specs does seem to point out that it has no 3G capabilities, so don’t expect that if you’re interested in this device.
Overall, the specs seem like a reasonable sacrifice to bring the prices down. However the audience for this has got to be the most frugal buyers of smartphones ever – opting to not just bring their budget up a few thousand pesos and buy a 600Mhz or so device under 10k. Still that niche does exist, so if you’re one of the interested individuals, you can hopefully check these out soon at your nearest Cherry Mobile stores.
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