Philippine budget phone maker Cherry Mobile beat South Korean giant Samsung as the leading smartphone brand in the Philippines in 2014, IDC said today. It was the second straight year that Cherry has whipped Samsung in the nation. According to the research firm, Cherry cornered 21.9 percent of the Philippine market in terms of volume of smartphones shipped in 2014, overtaking Samsung, whose share declined further to 13.3 percent.
MANILA, Philippines – Cherry Mobile recently launched two new Alpha series devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain recently. In its five years in the industry, Cherry Mobile has continued to expand its gadget lineup and market share despite international brands dominating the country. In 2014, Cherry Mobile it worked with Microsoft to introduce the Alpha series which boasted of two smartphones and two tablets – all equipped with a Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating systems.
Google announced today it is finally offering the much-anticipated Android One smartphones in the Philippines. This comes five months after the Android One program first launched in India. Two Android One phones will be available in the Philippines, made by homegrown phone brands Cherry Mobile and MyPhone. Caesar Sengupta, Google’s vice president for product management, says that the new phones – the Cherry One and MyPhone Uno – will be sold for below PHP5,000 (US$113).
MANILA, Philippines – The search is over for the country’s most powerful and affordable locally branded smartphone with the launch of the Cosmos One Plus. With the newest addition to Cherry Mobile’s extensive gadget line-up, the local tech giant once again takes a step forward in the industry as it stays true to its commitment to provide quality phones to fit every lifestyle.
NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced a new preload agreement with Cherry Mobile, a large mobile device brand in the Philippines with distribution in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand, as well. The deal broadens distribution of NQ Mobile’s award-winning suite of apps that includes its flagship, NQ Mobile Security™, through preinstallation on Cherry Mobile’s Android smartphones for users throughout Southeast Asia.