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Globe Telecom has officially announced the CloudFone Ice, its initial budget Android handset offering.  The CloudFone Ice sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen display (320×480 pixels) and runs Android 2.1 (Éclair).  Other specs of the CloudFone Ice include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and 3.15MP camera and up to 32GB storage via microSD card.  The CloudFone Ice is actually a re-branded Huawei U8500.

CloudFone Ice (Huawei U8500) Specifications

  • 3.2 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels, 180 ppi pixel density)
  • OS Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
  • 600MHz CPU
  • 256MB RAM, 512 ROM
  • microSD slot, up to 32GB
  • 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
  • USB, microUSB v2.0
  • 3.15 MP camera, 352×288 video @15fps
  • Radio FM Radio
  • GPS, with A-GPS support
  • Li-Ion 1150mAh battery
  • Dimensions 112 x 58 x 12.8 mm
  • Weight 115 g

The CloudFone Ice is available for P4,990 on prepaid and is free at My Super Plan 499.  Globe Telecom says that the CloudFone Ice is only the first from the CloudFone range so let’s hope that Globe will offer more budget handsets in the future.

The question that naturally comes to mind is, is this Globe’s answer to the Smart Netphone 701? The CloudFone Ice is a lot cheaper but Smart’s Netphone has better specs and has the SmartNet ecosystem, so I guess this does not compete head on with the Netphone but is just a budget offering from Globe.   For the price of P4,990, the CloudFone Ice could be the cheapest Android handset in the market right now.

78 Comments

  1. hi pnu po mkaconnect sa cloudfone ice 400e?dual cam nga peo d amn aq mkainternet,,,,ty

  2. Elvis Tugot Reply

    hi…pwede bng mlman kng m promo nga kau buy 1 take 1 tablet  kng saan un para mkpunta..ska kng magkanu thank you…

  3. VernonSalarda Reply

    anu bayan nong december kupa pina-ayos ang cluodefone ko sa globe telecom branch valencia, bukidnon. hanggang ngayun hindi parin tapos. nung unang punta ko sabi 30 days pagbalik ko 45 days ulit tapos sabing mag txt lang daw cla. hangang kailan pa kaya ako mahihintay. binabayaran ku naman ang buwanang paln ko sa globe. sana mabigyan ng aksyun ang reklamo kung ito baka matapos nalang bayaran ang plan ko wala paren ang clofone kode

    • GalaxyYuser Reply

      mas maganda kung bibili k nlang ng Cherry Mobile Flare… or anything… pero kung mapiilit ka.. Galaxy Y kasi 800mHz ang CPU… pero lag pa din

  4. pauline montoya Reply

    Hindi ko maunlock etong cloudfone unit ko. Pano bas ggwin ko. Nakakainis nman kung gusto kng mglaro ng games hindi ko maopen open.pano ggwin ko?

  5. Hanna_racelle Reply

    pano po ba ma-activate ung dual sim ng cloudfone thrill?? one sim lang ang gumagana.. ung 2nd slot ng sim ayaw gumana…

  6. Samfabro23 Reply

    Cloudfone ice+turbo android ver2.3.5 the best, smooth animation hindi nag hahung. at a very affordable price, imagine a 3,000 pesos compared to a 40k iphone w/c is the functionality is comparable. 

  7. how to connect with gprs on this i have this kind of phone but i cant use my mobile net

  8. Alan_manacap Reply

    pangit ang cloudfone ice para sa akin.. mas maganda pa ang blackberry curve 9220…

  9. i’m planning to get a plan, can somebody tell me w/c is more worthy to have ; cloudfone ice, galaxy y , cloudfone temptation, blackberry curve 9220 or lg optimus ME ?? so confused ….

    • as for me its better to get a cloudfone ice kasi android na maganda pa ang specs and also im an agent ng globe actually i got my own plan in globe with my officemate yung family combo kasi 3 lines agad un

  10. cant enoy games..it early geting hang..and i cant find my data counter..how cud i monitor my surfing mb????

  11. san ba ako pwede mag download ng games? sa ice ko..??? anung website?

  12. cloudfone ice is my cellphone unit i think it is very excellent but it is more cheaper other any brand. 

  13. I want to Instagram on Cloudfone Ice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its not working at all though naka download nmn ako :(((9

  14. Jeffreycoz15 Reply

    how too change my cloudfone glass ?? nabasag po daw e’ saan daw po pwede pag gawa..

  15. 9 out of 10 ang rating nyan pag dating sa kabagalan at pagkahung XD

  16. nasa gumagamit naman siuro kung madaling masira tng unit na to diba…

    pano pala if nag hahang may solution ba ??want to buy one eh..

  17. misUnderstood Reply

    which one is much more better blackberry curve 9220 or this cloudfone ice? dunno kse which one to get eh.. +639163978826

  18. Hello 🙂 which one is better? Blackberry Curve 9220 or Cloudfone Ice?

    • Anton Boromeo Reply

      maganda ang BB 9220 yan ang phone ko ngayon kaya lang ang init ng unit. pag nag surf ka napaka init ng phone tapos madaling mag lobat. kahit mag music ka habang tumatagal painit ng painit ang phone. piro pag call napaka stable nya kahit isang oras d sya umiinit.

  19. pano idownload ang instagram to this phone? i cant find it on google play.

    • hindi po pwede ang instagram sa cloud fone, i already tried it 🙁

  20. john michael Reply

    its my first time time to have this… i only ask how to use my own sim is this android cloudfone.. when i insert my sim pass 10sec its automatically shutdown… can u help me… please!

  21. maganda sana kya lng bago p lng nag ha hung na kaagad… ka bad trip…

    • Jonald_malicdem Reply

       meron afflication sa market na pwede gamitin pag nga hahang at mabagal

  22. Romer Imperial Reply

    maganda ang surfing service nia, facebook, twitter, youtube,, but in terms of playing games,, it sucks,,.. 

    • Try to search for it in Google. I think it has some developers for it. And if you’re lucky enough, you can even get Gingerbread.

  23. VIRIEL_1206 Reply

    cloudfone specs is good the only problem is when it get trouble.where your gonna go for the repair of this?..is there any service center here?.like what i have experience to my VERZIO handset before.

  24. Emanfiedalan Reply

    sirain po mga cloudfone device napaka fragile. i know coz im an employee of a telco na nagbebenta nito ang daming mga return for repair don not buy this piece of wood

  25. Karl_xtrmly4u Reply

    CAN U POST A VIDEO FEATURING ITS FUNCTIONALITY? THANKS
     

  26. Leekyungri Reply

    A nice product produced by Globe. Gonna buy one this year. 😀

  27. Bernadettefer Reply

    Bought cloudfone in Manila; Unable to use in California? Is there a Customer Service Cloudfone to ask questions?

  28. Sjc_arwenaj Reply

    want that cloudfone @ globe for 499, is that fone ok? i mean the specs are nice.. am not that techy kc i just settle for a c3 fone ryt now..

  29. if you’re into gps, this is better than those galaxy etc…. messaging, browsing, they’re almost the same when it comes to speed. the only drawback is the battery life which is 24hrs for a full charge. but with the gps, sync, and other applications off, it can stand up to 36 hrs. close to what globe claim which is 2 days.

  30. It’s better to choose the Galaxy Y than this. I mean, it’s running on Eclair for crying out loud. That’s an outdated Android OS.

  31. Whoa! This made me more confused:|. With my P5000 budget, 
    I want to buy an Android handset and i am thinking to buy
    that of Cherry Mobile. Can someone who already bought one
    share to me how efficient this phone is so that i can decide
    what brand to choose? Thanks…

    • just add P700 to your 5k and you’ll be able to buy a samsung android phone.. that’s samsung galaxy Y.. it is sold at P5700 at link plus..

      •  Do not buy at LinkPlus, they sell second hand units which they claim as bnew specially iPhones, and masungit mga tao dun if may complain ka, mumurahin kpa.

  32. Is the cloudfone better than locally produced Android handsets?
    such as Cherry Mobile, Torque and myPhone?

    for a 5k budget im thinking twice of buying this item
    i know for a fact that there might be a drawback for that…

    • we know that cloufone is made by huawei. at least we know the company is capable of making decent handsets. as to locally branded phones, they are also from china from what i know. but i have no idea which companies make them. 

      • Mommynigabby Reply

        would you know kung may capability ang cloudfone for internet sharing or mobile tethering?

    •  if you want im selling my htc wildfire for 6k lady owner here,no scratches..you can search all the info..

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