Not satisfied with just the announcement of its two new Windows Phones, Cherry Mobile has also unveiled two new tablets that run Windows 8.1. One of these is the new Cherry Mobile Alpha Play, an 8-inch tablet for Php7,999.

An entry-level tablet, the Cherry Mobile Alpha Play sports an 8-inch IPS display with HD resolution. Decent performance is provided by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735D processor that’s clocked at 1.33Ghz. Intel HD handles the graphics department, while basic multi-tasking is possible with 1GB of RAM. All in all, the specs are nothing to brag about. On the plus side, this is a tablet that runs a full-fledged operating system. That means users have access to legacy apps even while on the go.

Cherry Mobile Alpha Play Specs

  • Windows 8.1
  • 8-inch IPS LCD with HD resolution
  • 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735D processor
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 5-megapixel BSI main camera
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3500mAh battery


To sweeten the deal, users who purchase the Cherry Mobile Alpha Play will also be entitled to a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 online productivity suite and free cloud storage on OneDrive.

Update: Cherry Mobile Alpha Play Unboxing

Expect the Cherry Mobile Alpha Play to arrive in stores and accredited dealers sometime this month. Soon, dirt-cheap tablets from international brands (such as the Toshiba Encore Mini) will also reach Philippine shores. In the meantime, we have the Alpha Play to consider for Php7,999.

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