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

40 thoughts on “Cherry Mobile Cutie P9

  1. 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). 

    • 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.

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

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

    • 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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  5. 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…

  6. 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 :)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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