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Cherry Mobile Fusion Wave

Cherry Mobile Fusion Wave (Price: P7,499)

Sporting what seems to be a Samsung-made Exynos 4412 chipset, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, and Mali-400MP graphicsthe same winning combination inside the Samsung Galaxy S3Cherry Mobile's 8-inch Fusion Wave has the makings of a tablet to watch for.

It helps that the 5,100mAh battery inside the tab should be more than enough to last a day with moderate usage. It's unfortunate, then, that despite its perceived "newness," the Fusion Wave makes use of Android Ice Cream Sandwich instead of Jelly Bean. That said, it might be stuck in upgrade limbo for quite some time.

Newly announced Cherry Mobile devices (June-July 2013)

Cherry Mobile is on a roll in announcing new smartphones and tablets.

One of those recently announced is the Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0, the follow-up model to last year's first-gen Blaze, which saw some "semi-hot in 2012" specs. These include a dual-core processor, a 4.7-inch display, and backside-illuminated 12- and 3-megapixel main and secondary cameras. An upgrade except in terms of single-handed usability, the 2013 Blaze retails for P9,499, a good P3,000 more than its predecessor when the first Blaze was introduced.

Note: We have already reviewed the Blaze 2.0.

Also in the mix of newly launched Cherry Mobiles are the Cherry Mobile Razor, Cherry Mobile Superion TV, Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0, the Cherry Mobile Fusion Wave, and the Cherry Mobile Fusion Wind, priced at P6,499, P4,999, P6,299, P7,499, and P5,999, respectively.

Unlike the others, the Fusion Wind is bundled with the company's MF1, a feature phone-slash-3G USB modem valued at P1,999, to sweeten the deal. (BY ALORA UY GUERRERO)