These are two of the first Windows 10 smartphones that should be launched this year
posted by Florin T. / Jun 03, 2015, 3:13 PM
While Windows 10 for PCs and tablets will be available starting June 29, Windows 10 for smartphones will arrive a bit later. Naturally, Microsoft will be among the first to release handsets running Windows 10 out of the box (new Lumias, of course), but there are also little-known companies that will join the party. One of these companies is Cherry Mobile, a top smartphone maker in the Philippines.
Cherry Mobile this week announced that it's getting ready to launch two Windows 10 handsets: Alpha Prime 5, and Alpha Prime 4. Both will be powered by 1.1 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processors, featuring LTE and 2 MP front-facing cameras. The Alpha Prime 5 (pictured above) will sport a 5-inch display of unknown resolution, also offering an 8 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of storage space. The Alpha Prime 4 (which probably looks a lot like the Prime 5) will feature a 4-inch display, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal memory.
Cherry Mobile didn't say exactly when it's going to start selling its Windows 10 smartphones, and neither for what prices. In any case, this is the first company (besides Microsoft) to announce Windows 10 handsets.
sources: Cherry Mobile (Facebook), Gadgetpilipinas via Windows Central
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Im looking forward windows 10, for desktop and lappy of course, M$ smartphone is not for me
posted on Jun 03, 2015, 3:22 PM 8
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me to, i dont see anything new for phones but looking forward to it on my surface pro 3.
posted on Jun 03, 2015, 3:28 PM 2
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That's still half-baked on the phone end, but it's definitely going in the right direction. When they unveil a SmartPhone that performs on-par with an i5/256GB SSD/8GB RAM Surface Pro 2, and has a dock that transforms it into a FULL Surface Pro 2 (i.e. equal in hardware/software versatility, compatibility, AND performance). In other words, unveil a SmartPhone that merges the gap between the SmartPhone, Tablet, Laptop, & Desktop PC form-factors, similar to this rendering (but with full WIndows of course), then Windows Continuum would be complete on the phone end: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ruf9
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q8lo Tablet%20Dock.png?dl=0 6z3txp2u1ju/SmartPhone%20to%20
The Surface Pro has already merged the gap between the latter 3 PC form-factors. If Microsoft manages to pull this off, it would be the FIRST SmartPhone that justifies a price tag way over $600 (I can justify a 64GB S6 at this price), IMO, and I would proudly pay $1500 for it. Tablet%20to%20Laptop%20Dock.jp g?dl=0
posted on Jun 03, 2015, 11:37 PM 0
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The question is all about price. While you may pay 1500, the market wouldn't support such a price, putting it into very small company. For me, I want an AMD phone, running windows 10 phone. Priced around 500 with a 1520+ snapper on the back.
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 7:11 AM 0
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That's what shortsighted people were thinking about the Surface Pro; it's just another tablet so it's overpriced being over $1000. All it takes is proper marketing and it'll begin selling well like the Surface Pro 3. Can't be holding back and limiting technology just 'cause of the ignorant people on earth when you're not the greedy Apple...innovation for the better is always welcome. As for AMD, not sure if I'd want that in any of my devices...based on experience. But if they pull it off with that, would still give it a shot and see if AMD is any better than what it previously offered.
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 7:58 AM 1
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Id never heard about Cherryl before (Honduras).
posted on Jun 03, 2015, 4:04 PM 0
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Anyone got anything about the SP4 announcement?
posted on Jun 03, 2015, 4:06 PM 0
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Theyre the no1 selling phone by volume in the Philippines
posted on Jun 03, 2015, 4:12 PM 2
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I understand that the low end market is Microsoft's bread and butter for the Windows Phone platform, but to trot out these two super low end phones to herald in the next version of the platform is dumb. I wan't windows phone to succeed, but I demand a high end device that can compete with the iPhone's and Galaxies of the world if I were ever to even consider switching. It is also kind of lame to name the thing PRIME; the word alone makes you think of something premium.
posted on Jun 03, 2015, 6:09 PM 0
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Its not surprising that Windows 10 will run smoothly with 512MB RAM, even android OS in its early days runs smoothly with that memory and designed to run with low-end to midrange devices.
posted on Jun 03, 2015, 10:58 PM 0
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