Cherry Mobile launches price-point and performance-focused Intel-Powered MAIA series, with Janella Salvador as new endorser

Cherry Mobile launches price-point and performance-focused Intel-Powered MAIA series, with Janella Salvador as new endorser



Cherry Mobile MAIA, Jannela Salvador, Intel X3

Meet Cherry Mobile’s new Intel-powered and Janella Salvador-endorsed devices – the 4-inch P1,999 MAIA i4, the 7-inch P2,999 MAIA Pad, and the dual-booth (Android and Windows 8.1) 8-inch P4,999 MAIA Smart Tab. At the launch, Janella Salvador was announced as Cherry Mobile’s new ambassador. The MAIA series will be available this October 2015.

Cherry Mobile MAIA Smart Tab price, Cherry Mobile MAIA Smart Tab review, Janella Salvador

Intel powers these devices, while Cherry Mobile has the reach, distribution, and the brand.

Cherry Mobile MAIA i4 price, Cherry Mobile MAIA i4 review, Janella Salvador

Cherry Mobile MAIA i4 Specs

Intel Atom X3, 1GHz 64-bit
Android Kitkat 4.4
4-inch, 480×800 display
4GB ROM | 512MB RAM
MicroSD up to 54GB
2MP Rear | 0.3MP Front
Dual SIM, WiFi, HSPA+
Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG Support
1350mAh Battery
Comes in White/Black
SRP P1,999

 

Cherry Mobile MAIA series, Intel X3, Calum Chisholm

Intel inside. “The new MAIA series can help us provide amazing experiences to the youth, empowering them through affordable but competitive devices,” said Intel Country Manager Calum Chisholm.

 

Cherry Mobile MAIA Pad price, Cherry Mobile MAIA Pad review, Janella Salvador

Cherry Mobile MAIA Pad Specs

Intel Atom X3, 1GHz 64-bit
Android Kitkat 4.4
7-inch 600×1024 WSVGA
8GB ROM | 1GB RAM
MicroSD up to 32GB
2MP Rear | 0.3MP Front
Dual SIM, WiFi, HSPA+
Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG Support
Comes in White/Black
2800mAh Battery
SRP P2,999

 

Cherry Mobile MAIA Series, Cat Ocampo, Janella Salvador

MAIA stands for Making Amazing Innovations Accessible. Cherry Mobile Marketing Head Kat Ocampo talks about her company’s push toward value-for-money, youth-oriented fun devices.

 

Cherry Mobile MAIA Smart Tab price, Cherry Mobile MAIA Smart Tab review, Janella Salvador

Cherry Mobile MAIA Smart Tab Specs

Intel Atom Z3735F, 1.8GHz Quad-Core
Smart Boot: Kitkat 4.4/Windows 8.1
8-inch HD Wide Screen, 800×1280
32GB ROM | 2GB RAM
MicroSD up to 64GB
5MP Rear | 2MP Front
WiFi b/g/n
No SIM
Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG Support
Comes in White/Black
3800mAh Battery
SRP 4,999

 

Cherry Mobile MAIA, Jannela Salvador, Intel X3

Left to right: Lawrence Pedrajas (Intel Business Development Manager), Kathy  Arceo-Ocampo (Cherry Mobile Marketing Head), Lorraine Javalera (Cherry Mobile Product Manager), Calum Chisholm (Intel Philippines Country Manager), Maynard Ngu (CEO, Cherry Mobile), Prakash Mallya (Intel Managing Director for Southeast Asia), and Randy Kanapi (Intel Philippines Marketing Manager).

 

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.