Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hankering for a Phablet: Cherry Mobile W500 Titan

Ok, let's see. Where do I start with this post? I want to ask the world, what makes a phone a phone, and a tablet a tablet and what makes a phablet, well, neither of the previous two and at the same time both of them?

Well, personally I guess a phone ceases to be a phone when you hold it up to your head when answering a call and it blocks half your face, but is not quite a tablet when it can still ride somewhat comfortably in your pocket. That's what the Samsung Note was. Something else the Note was also was expensive. If you're looking something with a reasonably large screen to watch videos on, but don't want to spend the money for a Note, then you can check out the Cherry Mobile W500 Titan.

Launched at roughly the same time as the CM Flare, the Titan also shares many of the same specs, like 3g connectivity, a dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 5MP digital cam with LED flash and a VGA front facing camera for video chat. Two major differences would be a larger display, 5 inches to be exact, and battery capacity, at a whopping 2350 mAh. The picture above shows a pen, though you can bet that you won't get any S-Pen functionality. While it can't compete with the Samsung Note II, or the first Note either, it's a phablet you can afford at Php 6,499 (it's even cheaper than the A878!).

If you really need a cheap phablet, I'd give it a go. But since I'm not inclined to get one, I'll leave it up to the future owners.

Cherry Mobile W500 Titan Specs:
MediaTek MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
5.0″ capacitive touch panel (800 x 480)
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
HSPA+ 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS w/ aGPS support
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
5-megapixel rear camera with flash
VGA front-facing camera
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
2350mAh battery
SRP: Php 6,499.00


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