There’s no stopping for local mobile phone brand Cherry Mobile to include in its line a new tablet computer despite the lackluster performance of its first tablet–the Superion.
The Superion is now out of the shelf and Cherry Mobile appropriately replaced it with Android-run tablets. Not one but two new Androids: the 7-inch cherryPAD and the 10.1-inch Cherry Mobile Supreme priced at P6,999 and P16,899 respectively. I haven’t seen the Supreme as it’s yet to arrive here in Cebu. However, here’s a video clip of the Supreme.
Cherry Mobile Supreme 10.1 Tablet
I spotted the CherryPAD at the Cherry Mobile kiosk in SM City Cyberzone. It's a 7-inch Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) tablet.
Like the other 7-incher tablets from China, the CherryPAD's display is not as clear and crisp as the ones in branded tablets. The extra physical buttons side by side with the Home button can be a distraction especially if you hold the tablet in landscape. It's annoying when the back button is accidentally touch by your fingers.
The Cortex 1.2GHz processor, the Android OS, and the capacitive touch panel mark the improvement of this tablet than its predecessor--the Superion.
The cherryPAD has a 2MP rear camera and a VGA camera on its front.
(Left-right) cherryPAD has a USB 2.0 port, a card slot that can accommodate up to 32GB additional storage, power supply input, a mini-USB port, a microphone, a 3.5mm earphone jack, and HDMI port for digital viewing on HDMI monitors.
Though, the cherryPAD is not as good as iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and other popular tablets but it certainly attracts to low-budget tablet aficionados.