If we take a look at the history of Cherry Mobile, they have launched several devices positioned for Filipinos of all walks of life. In the earlier years of Cherry Mobile (pre-2011), they have launched lots of feature phones (Java-powered), which are specifically aimed for call-and-text users. As the mobile revolution progresses, Cherry embraced Google’s Android and started selling smartphones with ‘meh’ to impressive hardware specifications. Cyberpress noticed this and eventually gave Cherry Mobile the IT Company of the year last 2010.

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For “Mang Kulas” to “Genevieve Roxas”

Cherry Mobile revolutionized and pioneered the local mobile phone industry, and most of you can attest to this. It sprung a healthy to fierce competition that benefits Filipinos. Today, Cherry Mobile, true to its brand – “Everything for Everyone”, they are continuously bringing exciting products for the typical “Mang Kulas the Tricycle Driver” to “Genevieve Roxas, the socialite.”

Christmas Sale and the Number 80

You’re probably aware that CM is readying a mega Christmas sale. Unless you’re living in a rock or you just don’t actually care, Cherry Mobile fans (especially Mac-Mac) posted several leaked specifications of Life, Titan 2.0, Omega XL, W900 LTE and Flare S.

Last October 18, CM also posted this Christmas-themed yet very enigmatic photo with number 80 on it. I just can’t help but speculate that these 2 somewhat enthralling events are linked; and I’ll bet my balls that some of you probably think the same way.

Christmas is the “season to be Cherry” for Cherry Mobile, and from what I see, it looks like the “fruit-company” is going to flaunt 80+ phone either on sale/discounted or with a freebie per every unit purchased. This connects the 2 leaked poster (with phone specs) and the “enigmatic” photo I was referring to earlier. Hold your horse though; this doesn’t mean that CM is going to sell 80 Android smartphone variants this Christmas. It could be a healthy mix of feature phones and Android smartphones.

Last October 21, Cherry Mobile officially announced that there will be 80+ new devices to be made available for all Filipinos this Christmas Season! That will be 42 Feature Phones and 42 Android Smartphones and Tablets this Christmas, to be exact.

Cherry Mobile Christmas 2013

Of course, 84 gadgets aren’t the total kickers. According to Cherry Mobile, some of the upcoming devices will have32GB ROM and 2GB RAM. CM also teased that they will finally have an NFC Certified Phone, Full HD Phablet and the sought-after LTE Smartphone (Smart LTE and Globe LTE ready).

It’s expected for CM – as teased – to release a phone with front auto focus camera with flash, new more phones with Flare monicker and quad core tablets that will bear the superion mark.

What’s Next for Cherry?

Cherry is expected to evolve into something better (so does other local brands). Most, if not all, of CM’s devices are rebranded. But as mentioned by Cherry Mobile President and CEO, Maynard Ngu, during the Cosmos Launch, Cherry will soon release phones that aren’t rebranded but purely made by Filipinos for Filipinos.
In another light, if things go as planned and as expected, Cherry Mobile will bring more devices with “…ng Bayan” monicker. The future of us seeing more “LTE ng Bayan”, “NFC ng Bayan” and ‘fHD ng Bayan” is bright. But as these new devices come, the brand that Cherry created must be made synonymous to ‘good service’. As they bring in more devices for Filipinos, they should further beef up their service.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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