Cherry Mobile may not be an OEM but the Pinoy handset company sure knows how to pick the right smartphones from Chinese manufacturers to make available locally.

Perhaps fully aware that a lot Filipinos love watching TV and that more and more mobile users are starting to jump into the 'smartphone' bandwagon, CM - it appears - didn't think twice about bringing Karbonn A30 Android smartphone to the Philippines, tweaking its specifications, and rebranding it as the new Cherry Mobile Titan TV.

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This smartphone - which became available at Cherry Mobile booths and kiosks last Friday, February 8, 2013 - has almost similar specifications to that of CM's 2012 best-seller, the Cherry Mobile Titan, albeit it has a far larger display, handles multitasking with 1 GB of RAM, features mobile analog TV, and flaunts an antenna that doubles as a capacitive touchscreen stylus.

cherry mobile titan tv

Bigger than Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and coming replete with internal specs approximating that of Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Cherry Mobile Titan TV costs only Php 6,999, which - I think - is already very low for a handset of this calibre. I mean, features and specs wise, this appears to be a very sound and 'sulit' release.

I really wonder, though, how durable and reliable it is. I don't know if you'll agree with me but I'm inclined to believe that sacrifices and comprises had to be made to keep the price of the handset that low. Like what I shared in a previous entry, I haven't owned a Cherry Mobile phone -- but I totally have no qualms about getting one if only to check out the quality of CM products. For now, however, I'd like to invite those who have owned or are currently using an Android smartphone from this company to answer our TP poll and to share their experience with their device via our comments section.

To wrap this up in true TechPinas fashion, allow me to present the totally complete technical specifications table of the all-new Cherry Mobile Titan TV, a 5.9-inch Android smartphone running Ice Cream Sandwich with its Dual Core MediaTek chipset and featuring mobile analog TV and stylus support.
TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Cherry Mobile Titan TV
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Dual SIM Dual Standby Android Smartphone with Mobile TV
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions166 x 91 x 10.7 mm
Weight 280 grams
Available Colors Black
Operating System Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Display 5.9 inches (~158 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core MediaTek chipset
RAM 1GB RAM (declared in box)
Internal Storage 4 GB, 2.56 GB user available, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32 GB
Camera 8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, back-illuminated sensor, and LED flash, 2MP front camera (declared in box)
Video Capture Non-HD, to be confirmed, not specified
Audio and Video Playback WAV, AAC, AAC+, MP3, MIDI, AMR, AVI, H.263, 3GP, H.264, MP4 player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only, HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 2500 mAh
Uptime Standby of up to 600 hours, Talk time of up to 10 hours
Value-Added Features Mobile Analog TV, Dual SIM Dual Standby support, Stylus
Announcement In the Philippines: February 2013
Availability February 2013
Price Official Suggested Retail Price: Php 6,999