CloudFone‘s entry to the mobile device industry in 2011 made this local brand positioning known and felt that year. Globe Telecom was first to take on the cue and carried CloudFone on their list of featured smartphones subscription-based plans. That was the first milestone of CloudFone, a giant telco by their side.
In 2012, they swiped the mobile industry when they released the first ever Android with mobile TV device.
In the first phase of 2013, CloudFone was the first Android device to release the first-ever affordable with a battery capacity of 4160mAh under the Dual SIM capable Thrill 430X model priced at PhP 7,777. It came with a FREE Globe SIM. “As a mobile phone brand that prides itself on innovation, product development, brand building, operational efficiency, and excellence, we at CloudFone see these embodied in the Thrill 430X,” said Eric Yu, president and CEO, CloudFone (PhoneCo Mobile Technologies, Inc), during the Thrill 430X launch.
In that year, CLoudFone was also the first to offer smartphone + tablet bundle with Globe.
In 2014, the brand pride itself as the first to offer the most affordable KitKat smartphones as a local brand player in the Philippines.
Today in 2015, CloudFone set the bar high once more as they launched the first Intel-based Android Lollipop tablet, CloudPad One 7.0. CloudPad 7.0 runs on the latest Android Lollipop 5.0 OS and powered by the 1.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Atom. It has 8GB of memory plus 1GB of RAM to store photos, videos, games and other applications that make the tablet experience both enjoyable and productive. The 7-inch tablet is wifi-ready, and Intelligent Battery Management ensures that the tablet can sustain power throughout the day. More importantly, users have the advantage of over-the-air updates within two weeks of release of the latest Android Lollipop OS for up to 2 years.
“No other brand takes tablets more seriously than CloudFone. CloudFone is driven to empower Filipinos by continuously innovating to fulfill the promise of Tablets For All, and bringing the latest technology within people’s reach,” said Yu at the recently held launch. “Our collaboration with industry leaders guarantees that our products are developed with the highest standards of quality, reliability and performance.”
What Intel says
“The Intel Reference Design for Android (IRDA) was instrumental in enabling CloudFone to become the first local OEM in Asia Pacific Japan to make tablets based on the latest Android OS available in the Philippines. Intel is proud to be working with CloudFone, a homegrown brand that is truly serious about leading edge tablet development and uniquely positioned to grow the tablet market in the country.” said Calum Chisholm, Country Manager of Intel Philippines.
“IRDA delivers a combined roadmap of the latest designs and updates; which, together with CloudFone’s local market expertise, enables CloudFone to easily customize designs based on the demands of Filipino end-users and accelerate their time to market. With the CloudPad One 7.0, today’s consumers can enjoy the best tablet experience with the advantage of the Intel Atom processor and all the latest Android apps.” Chisholm adds.
CloudFone dual-boot Android-Windows tablets
CloudFone’s latest release did not stop with CloudPad 7.0. CloudFone also launched two more tablets that has the CrossOver Technology feature in it. The CrossOver Technology lets the user to shift from Android 4.4 KitKat to Microsoft‘s Windows 8.1 OS.
The CloudPad Epic 7.1 and CloudPad Epic 8.9 are two new tablets with CloudFone’s unique Crossover Technology, which allows users to run both Android 4.4 Kitkat and Windows 8.1. This means that users can have the best of both worlds – rich multimedia experience from Android and an ideal productivity environment with Windows. In Windows mode, users have the option to activate Office 365 applications such as Word, Excel, or Powerpoint, which have all been optimally designed to work on touch-screen devices.
Both tablets have a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera and powered by a 1.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Atom Processor. The CloudPad Epic 7.1 has a 7-inch high-definition display, and 32GB memory plus 1GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the CloudPad 8.9 has an 8.9-inch full HD display and 32GB memory plus 2GB of RAM.
“We are extremely excited to announce this Philippine-first milestone of dual-boot Windows tablets with an industry-leading partner like Cloudfone,” said Jerry Bongco, Director for Consumer Business, Microsoft Philippines. “This clearly differentiates the Windows platform versus our competitors across price, apps and hardware specs parity.”
CloudFone is currently the only brand that offers dual-boot tablets.
CloudFone also introduced the CloudPad 8.0, which runs on Windows 8.1 and powered by the 1.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Atom Processor. The 8-inch tablet has 16GB of memory and 1GB of RAM. The most colorful addition to CloudFone’s newest tablet range, it comes in yellow, red and blue for users who value style just as much as performance.
The introduction of these new tablets has come at an auspicious time, as CloudFone marks its 4th anniversary this year. To celebrate, CloudFone is giving special discounts on select tablet models, making their innovative devices even easier to own.
From PhP 5,999, the CloudPad Epic 7.1 will now have an SRP of PhP 4,999. The CloudPad Epic 8.0, originally at PhP 9,999, now has an SRP of PhP 7,999. The CloudPad Epic 8.9 retails at PhP 8,999 and the CloudPad One 7.0 is easy on the pocket at just PhP 6,999.
To know more about the brand, visit www.cloudfonemobile.com.
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