Friday, October 1, 2010

Made in China - no longer the same Stigma?

Some think things 'Made in China', are just cheap copies of the 'real thing' and although low price, the Quality is not there to make them reliable and/or durable?

Well, nearly 50 Years ago, many were saying the same thing about the Japanese, but now the products Japan produces, from Cars, Motorcycles to a whole range of electronic products, are recognised as being some of the best in the world.

Same is happening in South Korea, originally slated as only able to make cheap cars for example, but Hyundai Motor Company, and Kia Motors (both part of Chung Ju-yung Group in South Korea) , have invested money into making their motor vehicles extremely good value for money and with improved quality. They now offer 5 Year/ 100,000 Km Warranty, on their vehicles now. They have become the world's fourth largest automaker[1]

It is happening in China also, much the same way as Taiwan made electronic products gained respect for quality and reliability. China now makes half of all motorcycles produced worldwide. In export markets, Chinese motorcycle manufacturers have been rapidly gaining share, especially in emerging markets in Southeast Asia and Africa.

There is a new emerging generation of Chinese Motorcycles, notably Zongshen with the new 'Cyclone' range. Zonshen teamed up with Piaggio
of Italy and makes the engines for the 'Zip' Scooter of Piaggio. They are presently in partnerships with Harley Davidson and Piaggio.[1]

Harley Davidson selected Zongshen to partner with to get its Motorcycles into the Chinese market. Harley-Davidson in return, would share certain technology of a non-competing nature, as well as marketing philosophies and practices with Zongshen, under the contemplated agreement.

Zongshen-Piaggio Foshan Company is a joint-venture by Zongshen Industry Company and Piaggio, a leading company in this field all over the world. Piggio scooters, also Aprilia, Derbi, Gilera, Ligier, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, and Laverda.

These liasons with Motorcycle legends in the industry, are bringing about a new generation of Chinese Motorcycle.

These new 'Cyclone' range of Zongshen Motorcycles, cost about 20% more than mainstream Chinese motorcycles, but it shows in improved attention to detail, design and build quality. These motorcycles are very good value for money produts, the same way as the Hyundai and Kia are capturing increasing Market share.

Chinese Car manufacture 'Cherry' is another one to watch also!

Then there are these Chinese Mobile Phones - again with a 'stigma' for cheap copies of well know Makes/Models, but not having the same Specifications/Quality.

What most do not realise is some Chinese Phones are not copies, but designed around the likes of MediaTek Chipsets, such as the MT6235 processor

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MediaTek Inc.
is a fabless semiconductor company, designing and selling components for wireless communication, optical storage, high-definition digital TV and DVDproducts. The company was founde
d in 1997. Its headquarters are in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, with sales and research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, Japan, Korea, USA, Denmark, and England.[2] MediaTek is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchangeunder the code 2454.

MediaTek's products help Chinese Shanzhai products to cut cost.

The MT6235/6 is a processor used in many Chinese cellular phones. It is a member of the MT62xx series of processors by MediaTek.

The MediaTek processor based Chinese cell phones often come with features not common to North American phones such as analog television viewing and recording. While these phones have vastly different builds and configurations, they all run on a common proprietary OS.

GSM/GPRS/EDGE Feature-rich Multimedia solution

MT6236 is a s GSM/GPRS/EDGE solution with high level of integration. Targeted for the feature-rich multimedia market, the MT6236 offers key features such as support for 5Mpixel camera, mobile TV, HVGA LCM, integrated BT and full html browser . MT6236 platform is pre-integrated with MediaTek's highly proven SW solution thus considerably reducing the design cycle time.


● GPRS/EDGE class 12
● ARM9 @312MHz
● Integrated 5Mp ISP camera
● CIF decode; QVGA encode
● Support for HVGA LCM
● Integrated BT2.1 EDR
● Integrated HS 2.0 USB
● Pre-integrated with MediaTek's highly proven SW platform.

This chip technology giving the above 'features', is now being driven by a version of Android OS, now owned by Google. Android has been available as open source since 21 October 2008. Google published the entire source code (including network and telephony stacks)[30]under an Apache License.[31]

While most are still on Android 1.5 or 1.6, some are apparently capable of upgrade to Android 2.1.
We might even see Chinese Products emerging, running
2.2 (Froyo)[44] or latest Gingerbread 2.6.35[45]

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ZTE is one of the few, if not the only, Chinese Phone Manufacturer to enter the USA Market. ZTE Mobile phones are sold in the UK,Ireland, Scandinavia, Australia and elsewhere.

16 July, 2010, by Desire Athow

ZTE has long been associated with the very low end of the mobile phone market with the likes of the ZTE F102 or the ZTE X760 (AKA T-Mobile Vairy or Orange Vegas) gradually cementing the Chinese brand as a great entry level mobile phone manufacturer.

But the launch of the ZTE Racer might soon change this; with a selling price of £99 (excluding a compulsory £10 on PAYG at 3 UK), this touchscreen device is the cheapest Android phone on the market.

Likewise, the ZTE F102 (which we reviewed here) was and still is the cheapest 3G phone on the market, selling for as little as £17.16 here.

Like ZTE, HTC started by selling phones for others to rebadge (Orange and O2 notably) but then started gradually to come out of the shadows with some significant models like the HTC Touch and the HTC Desire.

Expect ZTE to follow the same trajectory in a shorter period compared to HTC although they will be working closely with mobile network operators. They have already confirmed to Techradar that they will be launching a second Android mobile phone soon in the UK.
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ZTE F102 Mobile Phone with Free Skype Calls and Windows Messenger

If you are searching for a cheap mobile phone which is equipped with all latest features then ZTE F102 mobile phone is custom built for you. This mobile phone has a traditional design and is available at a price around £ 30. The stylish black colour and sleek design gives it a sophisticated and catchy look. This mobile phone is equipped with a spectacular rechargeable battery that offers a back up of 150 hours on the standby mode and 5 hours if you are talking continuously. Like most hi-end mobile phone this device is also equipped with a camera. The resolution of the camera is two megapixels which is good enough for a mobile phone.

The MP3 player installed in it enables you to play all sorts of MP3 audio files. It is also installed with Bluetooth so that you can easily connect it with other Bluetooth enabled mobiles, computers, etc. The internal memory of the ZTE F102 is around 128 MB which can store limited data but you can easily increase the memory by installing a memory card. This mobile phone supports only SecureDigital (Micro SD) format memory card which can be easily found at a mobile accessory store near your home. Of course, the phone’s best and most notable feature is its free Skype-to-Skype calling feature, in addition to the free Windows Messenger.

The memory of this mobile phone can be expanded up to 1 GB. The dimensions of ZTE F102 mobile phone are 106.1 x 47 x 12.7 mm and it weighs around 80 g which is fairly low. The camera is provided with a digital zoom feature so that you can record clear pictures of far away objects.


Cherry Mobile’s uber cheap dual SIM phones

Cherry Mobile, a new player in the dual-SIM phone market in the Philippines, introduced 4 new affordable phones with average prices well under Php6,000.

Here’s a list of the 4 new dual-SIM phones:

Cherry S11 Blade
VGA Camera
1.8” 65K Color TFT LCD display
Pitch changer
MP3/MP4 player
FM Radio
GPRS/MMS capable
2GB microSD card
Bluetooth 2.0
Price: Php2,690

Cherry D20 Life
1.8” 65K Color TFT LCD display
VGA Camera
MP3/MP4 player
FM Radio
Voice recorder
2GB microSD card
Bluetooth 2.0
Dual Active SIM/Dual Standby
Price: Php2,990

Cherry D50 Inertia
1.3 MP camera
MP3/MP4 player
FM Radio
built-in Motion Sensor
Bluetooth 2.0
2GB microSD card
Price: Php3,690

Cherry M35Integra
Free-to-Air TV phone
TV Function
2 MP camera
2.2” QVGA TFT LCD display
Dual Camera
MP3/MP4 player
FM Radio
Motion Sensor
2GB microSD card
Bluetooth 2.0
Price: Php5,690

Published by: yuga under:

posted: July 4th, 2010

Cherry Mobile has a new phone that’s capable of handling 3 SIM cards at the same time called the Trident (Q300). Yes, this is probably the first triple-SIM phone to be marketed in the Philippines — and it’s got a TV tuner too.

Designed to look like a cross between the Nokia E72 and the BlackBerry Curve, Cherry Mobile’s Trident phone was launched just last week (July 1) with a suggested retail price of Php6,450.

Cherry Mobile Q300 Trident
* Triple SIM, Triple Standby
* Quad Band GSM
* 2.46” TFT LCD
* 2MP camera
* WiFi
* Analog TV with Record
* FM Radio with Record
* up to 4GB on microSD
* Bluetooth

It’s got an optical trackpad too, just like the ones from BlackBerry. All 3 SIM cards are active but only two are MMS-capable and can connect to GPRS. Not sure what the battery life would be like though {via PTB}.

'Cherry Mobile' is established in Singapore, as well as the Philippines.

Detailed Info

Company Overview:
My phone is Cherry Mobile!

Cherry Mobile brings the latest technology, design and ergonomics. Easy to use, and surely value for money, this new wave of handsets accelerates access to market’s increasing need for dual sim.
Cherry Mobile is the newest player in the local mobile communications industry.

With true dual SIM capabilities and a suite of other top end features, the new collection of mobile phones under the Cherry Mobile brand bring next-generation connectivity to Filipino consumers at incredibly affordable prices.

Cherry Mobile showcases range of handsets that suits every type of user by designing its products that would best match different consumer lifestyles.

Cherry Mobile embarks on expanding into several key markets through having dynamic products and a brand strategy: the ease of use without having to carry two mobile phones at the same time and still providing “value for money’, this new wave of handsets accelerates access to the market’s increasing need for dual SIM handsets.
P1, P2, D10, D15, Trident, F10, F15, X90, ECLIPSE, Q6, Q5i, Q8, Q9, D35, V600, G3, G7, M35, M30...

Authorized Service Centers Nationwide
02.353.9856 Manila
02.436.0050 Philcoa
02.709.2252 Quezon City
02.583.2763 Montalban
02.334.1177 02.363.6006 Caloocan

02.822.7455 Bicutan

045.887.0681 Pampanga

048.434.7098 Palawan
077.412.3332 Ilocos Norte
078.326.5846 Nueva Viscaya
042.660.6216 Lucena
052.480.7234 Legazpi
0922.470.6115 Bulacan
075.522.0787 075.522.2788 Pangasinan

034.707.8080 Bacolod
034.433.0334 034.434.1794 Bacolod
053.321.2537 053.321.2190 Tacloban
032.233.3877 Cebu
032.417.7325 Cebu
038.501.0012 Tagbilaran

082.299.4677 082.221.0506 Davao
082.224.4898 082.227.5168 Davao
082.222.0729 082.300.1707 Davao del Sur
088.856.7999 088.856.9999 Cagayan de Oro
063.221.3659 063.492.3659 Iligan
086.826.8877 086.826.4147 Surigao City
083.553.9000 General Santos
062.991.3030 Zamboanga
062.991.2258 062.992.5114 Zamboanga

Cherry Mobile is going back to the basics with the P3, the hip new model from the leading mobile phone brand that is as easy on the eyes as it is on the wallet.

Based on the popular P1 model which grew a large following in the last year covering all segments of the mobile handset market, the new single-SIM P3 promises a practical, straightforward and stress-free cellular phone experience.

“The P3 model is perfect for tweens, teens or just about anyone who prefers the no-frills mobile phone with only the most essential functions such as calling and texting over more complicated and possibly more expensive units,” said Cherry Mobile Marketing Head Agnes Conopio.

Incorporating the same durable keypad and colored LCD screen of its predecessor, the dual-band P3 provides additional exciting features. P3 features a built-in FM radio that lets users enjoy the latest radio hits wherever they go and now is already colored screen.

A further benefit is the unit’s handiness—the P3 can easily fit into wallets and small pouches and can also be attached to lanyards, making it an instant fashion accessory with its cute calculator appeal.

A useful flashlight rounds out the basic features of Cherry Mobile’s practical P3 model.

The Cherry Mobile P3 comes in six fun and fashionable colors to suit every personality—playful pink, funky yellow, trendy purple, chic red, perky green and mod black.

And with the P3’s bargain price tag of P 1, 290, we all have a reason to keep it basic and simply hip.

Cherry Mobile Phones Features and Pricelist

Published by Marhgil on May 21st, 2010 in Technology with 15 Comments

As we roam around SM City Lipa, we found this Cherry Mobile kiosk at the second floor where lots of people are checking out their mobile phones. Curious enough, we tried to sneak in and asked for their price list. They gave us their poster with their cellphone units and prices. I copied some of them here for your information. Note that prices might be different now because prices are subject to change without prior notice as they always say.

Super Cheap Phones

Cherry Mobile P1
Price: P999
Features: Single SIM, SMS Predictive, Alarm Clock, SIM Tool Kit
Cherry Mobile P1 review here.

Cherry Mobile D15
Price: P1,999
Features: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Camera, FM Radio, MP3 / Video Player, Flashlight, MicroSD card up to 2GB

Qwerty Phones

Cherry Mobile Q3
Price: P2,990
Features: Qwerty Keyboard. Dual SIM, Dual Standby, FM Radio, MP3 Player, 5 Led Flashlight, SMS, MicroSD card up to 1GB

Cherry Mobile Q3i
Price: P2890
Features: Qwerty keyboard, Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Camera, FM radio, MP3 player, MicroSD card up to 2GB.

Touch Screen Phones

Cherry Mobile T80
Price: P6990
Features: Touch Screen, 1.3 MP camera, Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Multimedia Player, FM Radio, Widgets, Bluetooth, MicroSD card up to 2GB

Cherry Mobile G5
Price: P6990
Features: Touch Screen, 2 MP Camera, Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Multimedia Player, FM Radio, Slider design, Bluetooth, MicroSD card up to 4GB

Cherry Mobile Eclipse
Price: P9,999
Features: Windows Mobile 6.5, Touch Screen, 2 MP camera, Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Wifi, Bluetooth, Multimedia Player, FM Radio, GPS, MicroSD card up to 8GB

TV Phones

Cherry Mobile Q6
Price: P4790
Features: Analog TV, Qwerty keyboard, 2 MP Camera, Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Multimedia Player, FM Radio, Bluetooth, MicroSD up to 2GB

Cherry Mobile G7
Price: P4990
Features: Analog TV, 1.3 MP camera, Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Multimedia Player, FM Radio, Slider design, Bluetooth, MicroSD up to 2GB

Cherry Mobile Q7
Price: P5,890
Features: Analog TV, Qwerty keyboard, 1.3 MP camera, Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Multimedia Player, FM radio, Bluetooth, MicroSD card up to 2GB

Cherry Mobile Q8
Price: P5,990
Features: Analog TV, Qwerty keyboard, 2MP camera, Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Wifi capable, Multimedia player, FM radio, Bluetooth, MicroSD card up to 2GB

Cherry Mobile Q9
Price: P5,990
Features: Analog TV, Qwerty keyboard, 2.0 PM camera, Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Multimedia player, Touchpad navigation. FM Radio, Wifi, Bluetooth, MicroSD card up to 2GB

Just visit your nearest Cherry Mobile distributor to buy your Cherry Mobile unit. Feel free to share your experience with Cherry Mobile phones in the comment box below.

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Well the T3000 Product, ended with the highest votes in that Round 4 of the competition, and my name was selected from those have picked the T3000, and I became one of the 10 getting such T3000 as a Prize.

This supplied by

US$ 119.9

I received a Free Gift, that I won in a competition, for selecting such
T3000 Mobile Phone, as the product "I would most like to own" out o

f the 'Top Ten' products of 'Round 4' of the PayPalWorld Shopping Championship.

One had to also give a reason as to why you selected that product.

Unlocked T3000 Phone Quad Band Good Quality Cellphone

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China Wholesale Dapeng T3000 phone is one of the most fashionnable phone. The Handshaking (accelerometer) function can help you change the picture and song easily and convenient. It support 8gb max card. You can use it in any country no matter where you are!!

This phone is free shiping and 2gb card as gift

Main Feature:

Quad Band: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHZ
Dual sim card dual standby
Tree pages menu
Wireless internet
Analog TV supported
Support Java
Handshaking function
Support TF card extend to 8GB max
FM/MP3/MP4/Bluetooth function supported


Quad Band: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHZ
Dual sim card dual standby
Tree pages menu
Screen: 3.2 inch high definition touch screen, QVGA, 320x240
Dual Cameras: 0.3 Mega pixel camera with flashligt, put out the biggest size is 1600x1200
MP3 background play, equalizer
Video: 3GP, MP4, full screen, forward and pause
WIFI: 802.11b/g wireless internet
Free analog TV supported
Support Java, can install applications
Support FM radio, can play without earphone and support background play
Bluetooth A2DP
Sound recorder
Video player and recorder, Audio player supported
Support MSN, 3G Chat, Opera, Map, eBuddy
Support E-mail sending and receiving
Memory: built-in 71.8M, exend TF card to 8GB max
GPRS & WAP connectivity, MMS Transceive
U disk support function to keep the information storage
Telephone directories: 800 groups of contacts, support caller groups and caller ringtone
Support SMS Text Messaging, MMS Picture Messaging, Vociemail serve
Schedule power on/off: support to start/close under set time
Alarm clock: 5 groups, support alarm clock when machine's closed, can set from Monday to Sunday
Games: 4 common games, 1 motion game, support Java games
More information: MP3/MP4/WAP/Bluetooth/SMS group sending/GPRS download/MMS/Calendar/Caculator/Notes/Alarm clock/World
clock/Currency converter/unit converter/Hanshaking/Stopwatch/Slide show/AB repeater/Bookshelf/Answer machine/QWERTY
keyboard/Memory extended...
Size: 115x65x20mm

Color and Language:

Color: Black

keyboard color: black and siver
Language: English, French, Spanish, Danish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Malanxiya, India Language, Czech, Norwegian, Slovak, Hungarian, Tieng viet, Turkce, Bulgarian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek, Swedish, Romanian, Croatian ,Slovenian


One phone
Two 2800mAh batteries (nice to provide a spare battery!)
One power Adapter
One earphone
One manual
One USB cable

Some other Sources/Pricing:-


Price: £129.99
SKU: T3000

DaPeng T3000 Cell Phone Function twirling 360 and leather Case

Wholesale price: $110.63
Wholelse price: $89.99 (19% OFF)

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