As you may have known, the iOS 5 was announced in Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2011. iOS 5 comes with more than 200 new features, and the keynote highlighted the best 10 of them. I’ll be leaving the details about the top ten features with TUAW and Gizmodo.
Yet, I would like to highlight the features that I’m most excited about:
Check out what they are »
I was recently looking for a good backup phone. I was scrounging through some of the China phone models from Cherry Mobile, Torque and MyPhone. My initial criteria for a good backup phone were:
- Dual sim (i.e., dual standby);
- A good battery life (despite the dual sim capability);
- Less bells and whistles – to support the long battery life;
- Sleek, sturdy and small — that puts Qwerty phones out of the question (I already had a Qwerty phone);
- A sub-P2K price;
Having these in mind, I settled for the Cherry Mobile D15, features of which include:
- Dual SIM / Dual Standby;
- FM Radio;
- MP3 / Video Player;
- Micro SD Card up to 2GB;
At a price of P1,999, I guess the extra features (on top of my minimum requirements) including the FM Radio and MP3/Video Player make CM D15 worth it. And these features are basically what make up the pros.
Now, for the cons:
I’m not one of those people who hop from one blog to another just to bash about the cheap cellphones’ lack of this and that “loser” features. Why look for a cheap phone when the features you really want don’t come cheap to begin with?
As the cliche goes “you get what you pay for”.
As for me, I’m half-satisfied with my purchase. At least I have my dual-sim phone and I intend to push it to its limits. For its price, I wouldn’t mind if it won’t get me even a year of extreme usage.
The upcoming release of the dual-sim phone from Nokia (the Nokia C1 or C2) is a welcome development. Hope it comes with the *needed* long battery life just like the Nokia 1202 and within the same price range.
P.S. Another insightful review of the Cherry Mobile D15: A good phone is a useful one: the Cherry Mobile D15.