Cherry Mobile Cutie P9

As I was strolling the mall a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a small phone from a Cherry Mobile kiosk. It looked like a cellphone split into two, length-wise. It reminded me of a phone from Samsung years ago, though I don’t know what model it was (Update: some people told me that it was Samsung SCH-U470, though I’m not really sure). The CM phone was a cute one, small indeed, hence the name Cherry Mobile Cutie. It really was a cutie phone about the size of a pocket MP3 player. I was about to ask the attendant on the CM kiosk, but I figured out that they’re not that sociable, they weren’t so enthusiastic to entertain potential customers, they just sit crouching down near the floor, texting carelessly, ignoring my curiosity. And yeah, it wasn’t the first time that they do that.

Then last week, as I was walking on another mall, I managed to pass by another cellphone store that distributes Cherry Mobile phones and decided to inquire. They were friendly and gladly answered most of my questions. I asked about the Cherry Mobile Cutie and here are some of the specs I managed to get from them, though I can say the specs are very rough, rough estimates especially if it was from a sales lady perspective: (See update below post for the official specs)

  • Colored screen (Probably TFT, not sure about the size, I think it’s around 1.2″)
  • Single SIM
  • Plays MP3
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • microSD card slot
  • Available in different colors
  • No camera

The price is at P1,299, not bad for a small phone that packs most common feature that regular-sized phone has. Though I asked them if the unit can play videos, in a tongue-in-cheek manner, and they said, “Uh, yes”. And of course I highly doubt it, due to the extremely small display. I believe that this phone has the potential and the cultural impact as the older Cherry Mobile P1 has. It’s an icon that can attract customers not as a for-techie-only object, but as a new meme.

I’ll probably come back later and shoot a picture of the Cutie and post it here.

Update: I added the pics and the specs from the box. And yeah, the person on the store is still snobbish, though they let me take the pictures.

Specs:

  • 1″ Colored LCD Display
  • Single SIM
  • Dual Band GSM
  • Multimedia Player
  • MMS / WAP / GPRS
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm Headset Jack
  • Bluetooth
  • Calendar
  • Calculator
  • Alarm
  • SIM Toolkit
  • Cherry Shop
  • Micro SD up to 8GB

  • Lance

    About the video: my answer to your question is, yes. It can play video file, MP4. Surprisingly, the size of the video is extremely smaller than the actual screen size. It appears as though there’s a default frame on it. I even did try playing The Lord of the Rings, which lasted more than 2 hours and I finished the movie. (of course the movie is converted to fit the size of the screen which is 1.2). 

  • taduL

    http://shopdrops.co.uk/?p=5235 kaw ba nagpost nito or copycat to? stop online piracy ! tsk

    • http://www.aitenshiproject.com Vekou X Aitenshi

      what you saw there uses content scraper for purposes of SEO, which in turn returns profit. well, the date of posting is much more obvious isn’t it? Besides I don’t think that there are Cherry Mobile phones in the UK.

      • taduL

        ya its plagiarism, by the way u have phone review of TORQUE DROIDZ MATE? Have you tested or see it personally? keep posting :)

      • http://www.aitenshiproject.com Vekou X Aitenshi

        I’ve seen it once before when I was out of town, but in the area where I live, they say that the model is not available at their store at the moment.

  • Xearjjemjr17

    at what specific mall did you see the cherry mobile p9 cutie?

    • http://www.aitenshiproject.com Vekou X Aitenshi

      I believe that the Cutie is out now in most Cherry Mobile stores and kiosks. I took the picture of the P9 at a CM kiosk at SM City Lucena.

  • Sexy_onix

    how to convert the size?

  • ricky

    I HAVE CHERRY MOBILE P9 IT’S SO SMALL… GRAB NOW!! LIMITED STOCKS ONLY!!

    • Atgimeyldatcom

      ano po contact nyo? want ot buy po sana cherry mobile p9.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=777944862 Go Chu Chin

    i wanna know if this phone or P9 cherry mobile works on asia or in saudi?

    • Guest

      i just want to know how to put application in cherry mobile cutie, i hope you can help me.. .

  • cutie

    anu po pde wallpaper para d2?
    ayaw kase malagyan.. lage not supported resolution..i tried small pix with small resolution pero ayw pa din..

    • http://www.facebook.com/kensky001 Kensky Digma

      resize mo sa 96×64 pixel

      • disqus_YiVS6ba0dn

        how to install games in cherry mobile cutie

  • http://www.facebook.com/natius.datuin Ignatius Datuin

    i bought an 8 GB memory card hoping that it can hold more messages but it seems it can only keep quite a few messages regardless if it has a memory chip..or am i doing it wrong..help please..thanks!

  • Natius

    i bought an 8 GB memory card hoping that it can hold more messages but it seems it can only keep quite a few messages regardless if it has a memory chip..or am i doing it wrong..help please..thanks!

    • http://www.aitenshiproject.com Vekou X Aitenshi

      I think that SMS messages can only be saved on the phone memory, like any other phone.The memory card can be used to store multimedia files like photos and MP3s though.

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      • Natius

        thats a bummer..thats one of the things i dislike about this phone but overall, it aint that bad..thanks!

    • http://www.aitenshiproject.com Vekou X Aitenshi

      I think that SMS messages can only be saved on the phone memory, like any other phone.The memory card can be used to store multimedia files like photos and MP3s though.

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  • makoy

    my problema ako sa p9 ko na low bat kasi sya tapos nung charge ko sya ang lumalabas n sa kanya not calibrated help wala pa 2 months yung fone ko… tnx in advance…

  • jhanchel

    sana dual sim din xa…

  • Rj Gonzales

    Maganda ba to? Hindi ba siya madaling masira? cute kasi siya eh at saka pag nilabas ko sa classroom at hindi nila malalaman na cellphone akala nila laruan kaya pwedeng mag cellphone sa classroom :)

  • Rj Gonzales

    planning to buy this phone! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kensky001 Kensky Digma

    astig to nakakaopen ng fb haha, kaso maduduling ka, pwede ka din manood ng full movie in 3gp format zoom mo lang by pressing *, tutok mo nalang mata mo.
    malakas tumunog, kasya sa secret pocket.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kensky001 Kensky Digma

    astig to nakakaopen ng fb haha, kaso maduduling ka, pwede ka din manood ng full movie in 3gp format zoom mo lang by pressing *, tutok mo nalang mata mo.
    malakas tumunog, kasya sa secret pocket.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rastamanrenielallen Reniel Allen Salazar Agcanas

      panu po i configure ung gprs at mms nito di pa kasi subscribe GPRS NITO… kabibili q lang kc t.y.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rastamanrenielallen Reniel Allen Salazar Agcanas

      panu po i configure ung gprs at mms nito di pa kasi subscribe GPRS NITO… kabibili q lang kc t.y.

  • Yham

    Help naman po.! Like ko po sana lagyan ng “Phone lock” Cutie P9 ko.! Kaso.! Nag hahanap po ng code.! Di ko po alam ilalagay.! Diba po kadalasan 12345 or 123456.

    • Tins

      Try 0000

  • sheila

    how much is this phone? I want to buy it soon. It is so cute.. Thank you for the immediate rply.

    =bashengshen

    • http://www.facebook.com/sound3per Francis Martin Cerbo

      1300

  • http://www.facebook.com/sound3per Francis Martin Cerbo

    hindi mgan da ang battery life

  • Jamz

    How to activate the internet services ng p9? Kasi parati na lang po nakSabi na gprs not subcribe. Pano po ba? Pahelp po.. Salamat

  • Jen

    Ano pong version ng bluetooth ng cutie? I want to send pics from my nokia c7.. Cannot connect lagi. Thanks.

  • Jen

    Tsaka ano po ba yung “L1″? Diba single sim naman?

  • jay ar

    matibay ba batery nyan
    ?

  • Abie Abucay

    Hi anybody knows how to remove the small L1 icon on the top left of the standby screen? :) thank you….

  • rhose

    xan meron nito??meron po b xah bulacan nitong p9??

  • Tins

    May problem po ako about sa memory card ko. I bought 4Gb sd card and I tried to save some mp3 music pero di po makita ng phone paginiopen ko na. Help pls