Recently, we were contacted by Cherry Mobile Philippines so we can feature their new “Like” Phone, which you may or may not have already seen being shown as part of some ads from Smart Communications, Inc. But why is it called the Like Phone anyways? Well, it probably stems from the fact that its even more social-capable with its feature set – having all the prerequisites for a typical user to keep in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Opera Mobile, and other forms of online connectivity. Of course, it packs the all-important WiFi capability so you don’t have to rely on connecting through the Dual-SIM’s GSM signals. Topped off with a large 3.5” Capacitive Screen and a dedicated Facebook button, the phone is offered originally at a PHP 3,699 price. However, it is on sale now (today, August 30, 2012) until September 2, 2012 for the price of PHP 2,999. For a WiFi phone, that’s a pretty compelling deal. So let’s not delay, check out our unboxing video of the Cherry Mobile W3 after the jump!
Like we’ve mentioned before and as you’ve probably noticed in our unboxing, the Cherry Mobile W3 is a decent feature phone that packs WiFi connectivity out of the box. Facebook use is pretty easy and it works most of the time using the built-in Java application. (If it doesn’t, you can always use the very reliable Opera Mobile app.) Users worried about the touchscreen sensitivity also shouldn’t worry, as the capacitive panel responds without fail, and the interface is smooth enough for easy operation.
For a sub-3k phone (PHP 2,999 if you buy it on the sale period), you’ll be getting a decent Facebook-capable phone that can of course connect to your favorite WiFi spots – malls, coffee shops, your house, and the like. Don’t forget that you can browse most websites with Opera Mobile as well, so you’ll no doubt have enough to do with the device in your spare time.
The Cherry Mobile W3 is on sale now for PHP 2,999 until September 2, 2012 and will be available in all Cherry Mobile Concept Stores and Kiosks nationwide. Check them out over the weekend at your nearest CM stores!