MyPhone Team is probably saying, "Enough is enough! We need to fight back!"

First, the Pinoy company's celebrity endorsers Anne Curtis and Sarah Geronimo jumped shipped to Cherry Mobile. Then, Cherry Mobile released a Php 3,999 Android smartphone that totally slayed their similarly priced A818 Duo handset in terms of specifications. And finally, CM's Titan phablet seemingly pwned all handsets released my MyPhone in its history.

Well, it appears MyPhone is finally shaking the dust off its armament and is just about ready to launch its own counter-offensive! Nope, the Solid Group company refuses to be a sitting duck amidst Cherry Mobile's attention-grabbing, firework-like releases.

And it all begins with this stellar phablet, the MyPhone A919 Duo!

myphone a919 duo

Flaunting a massive 5-inch 480 x 854 pixels IPS display, MyPhone's very own Dual SIM smartphone-tablet hybrid runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system right out of the box with its 1 GHz Dual Core MediaTek MT6577 chipset and handles multitasking with 512 MB of RAM. Other key features include an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash, a 720p HD video recorder, a VGA front-facing camera, and a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery delivering up to 180 hours of standby time. As for connectivity, the phablet supports WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G.

myphone a919 duo
MyPhone calls A919 Duo their Biggest and Best release yet largely because of its screen and its laudable set of technical specifications. But for me, what's really hot about it is its updated, rounded design, which is highly reminiscent of the best-selling Samsung Galaxy S3.

I've yet to see a unit in the flesh but based on the photos and specs-sheet, I think this is a good release. (I can't really say much about its reliability or the company's after-sales service because I haven't really owned a MyPhone handset.) Now, if only MyPhone can price it at Php 6,490 or less, I believe it can give Cherry Mobile Titan W500 a serious run for the money. Frankly, its current official SRP of Php 7,999 might turn off a few penny-pinchers and even make it easier for them to choose CM's more affordable albeit more 'industrial' looking offering. Just my two cents.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name MyPhone A919 Duo
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Dual SIM Dual Standby Phablet
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm est.
Weight 168 grams
Available Colors White, Black
Operating System Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Display 5.0 inches (~196 ppi pixel density), 480 x 854 pixels, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, MediaTek MT6577 chipset
RAM/ROM 512 MB RAM
Internal Storage 4 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Camera 8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus and LED flash, VGA front camera
Video Capture 720p, VGA front camera
Audio and Video Playback MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV/MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA
Network 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2, 3G Network HSDPA 2100
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 2000 mAh
Uptime Standby of up to 180 hours, Talk time of up to 5 hours
Announcement November 2012
Availability November 2012
Price Php 7,999