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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Non-Techie Gal Drooling Over a Tablet (Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt Press/Blogger Launch)

Definitely not a techie person… for quite some time my idea of technology is my laptop (because it comes with the job). Then little by little I came to understand the beauty of these high-tech gadgets. I used to think that the only use of my mobile phone was to text and call. But now, it has all sorts of feature that I didn’t even realized I needed till just recently, which made me really thank God for it.

Then just a couple of months (or was that weeks?), I got a new phone. It’s a Cherry Mobile Flame. The truth is, from a distance you wouldn’t really know that it’s a local make. From its physical style up to its performance, it’s a competitive piece of gadget that can compete with Apple and Samsung; except for the fact that it’s more than half the price… really valuable for someone so frugal, LIKE ME!

So fast forward to the present: I got invited to a Cherry Mobile launch last February 18, 2013 at Diamond Hotel… Wow! Well, except for the fact that I love Diamond Hotel’s menu (but that’s totally the “matakaw” in me), I got excited over the company’s teaser invitation….

“It’s time to go FOUR TIMES faster!”

Just imagine that. I know most gadgets nowadays operate in light speed but then, for someone so amateur with gadgets, I know that meant something great. I love my Flame now, and I think it’s not even as fast as some other phones are. But hey, it’s pretty fast for me and for the price I paid for it, I think I just got a great DEAL!

At the press and bloggers launch, you can see everyone was excited but a little clueless as to what Cherry Mobile has in store. We started the event with a sumptuous lunch (yehey!) and a simple product introduction.

Just FYI:

Cherry Mobile has three (3) mobile phones model launched since the success of the FLARE (one of their in-demand units):

The one like the FLARE except for its look and you can get it too for only Php3,999.00

It’s the upgraded one with better performance and sleeker style; it’s priced at Php 4,999.00

Then there’s the brother of the famous Cherry Mobile Titan, but now it comes with a TV and it’s only for Php 6,999.00

On the first half of the showcase, two (2) units were raffled off to lucky guests: one BURST and one THUNDER.  Off to the next part of the event, the launch of the “four-times faster” unit soon to hit the shelves!

Coming this March 2013 is Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt, powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean! It has an A9 Quad Core processor and a 7” high definition IPS display. With dual camera, 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM with expandable memory up to 32GB, the Fusion Bolt is a great catch!

Not many would think that this piece of superb technology is a local brand. Gone were the days when the local brands get overthrown by the industry giants, today, Cherry Mobile really changed the game.
And of course, more than great products, the company lives on with their tagline “Values Your Lifestyle.” So when it comes to the price talk, the media had several guesses depending on how Cherry Mobile markets its products and of course, with the features of the celebrated tablet.

One yelled, “Php 6,999.00”, some guessed Php 9,000.00. I personally thought of P{hp 7,000.00.

Then suddenly, a slide appeared in front of us… Php8,000.00! For me, hey, that’s affordable. I may want to consider getting one for myself.

Then other images came up…

WOW! Php3,999.00? Seriously, media and bloggers were hyped up with that news. It’s really very seldom you see “news” people getting excited over news but this one really surprised everyone. So when another RAFFLE came up, everyone was really shaking and anxious and HOPING that they’ll win!

Three (3) units were raffled off and somehow, the people from Jack TV and a blogger won. I felt a little sting in my heart, I really wished I could have won, but then, I rarely win anything from raffles… so I guess it’s not my time…. OR SO I THOUGHT!

Suddenly, the guys from Cherry Mobile announced that each guest who attended will get ONE (1) FUSION BOLT! Can this day get any better?!!! Yes, I took home one rockin’ tablet, which is not even on the market yet! How cool is that? Cherry Mobile really was very generous to share such great piece of technology to us!

Another FYI:
As soon as I had the chance to play with my new FUSION BOLT tablet, I downloaded Temple Run 2. I used to play this from different gadgets and some of the units weren’t able to keep up with the game. But the Fusion Bolt seemed to give justice to the game, it’s really responsive and since it’s fairly light, I was able to maneuver throughout the game easily.

Then I checked out the camera, I think for a VGA front camera and 2MP back camera, it’s pretty great. I wouldn’t say I can now trade off SLR’s and digicams for this but then, it’s good enough.

Social media apps works great! Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram! I love the fact that the display is really vivid and clear, I enjoyed browsing with this tablet.

Lastly, the battery! Just imagine, since I turned it on yesterday at 80% battery. I played with it, used WIFI, and even played videos. Today, I woke up with 30% left… when they said it has a fairly long battery life, I did not expect this long. For something so affordable, the Fusion Bolt gets a TWO THUMBS UP! (If I had more thumbs, I would probably raise them all!)

Thanks to Cherry Mobile and Sir Sherwin for the invite! I enjoyed your event, and I love the Fusion Bolt, as well as the other freebies! I think I will enjoy getting a little techie from now on!

For more info: Visit Cherry Mobile's FB Page (https://www.facebook.com/cherrymobile) or follow their Twitter @cherrymobilePH


  1. nakaka-inggit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Waiting for the release of this affordable device. Thank you for the preview and the information.