FANS of young stars John Lloyd Cruz and Kim Chiu have a grand time seeing them in the flesh as the two visited Graphic All-In Store main branch at Capt. Vicente Roa Ext. Saturday for the opening of its Cherry Mobile Concept Store.

Cruz and Chiu, who are endorsers of the Filipino-owned phone company Cherry

Mobile, led the ribbon cutting of the concept store along with Cherry Mobile bigwigs. They then gamely sat down for an autograph signing and picture-taking with their fans.

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In an interview, Cruz says he agreed to endorse Cherry Mobile as he sees the potential of the phone company in the market.

"Cherry Mobile is a new and exciting brand. And I want to grow with the brand,"

Cruz says.

Just like Cruz, Chiu also says Cherry Mobile is a new brand that can easily attract consumers, especially the girls.

"I am personally using the Blush model. I like it because it's a girlie thing.

My friends are also using it," Chiu says, who is tagged as the soap opera princess with the success of her soap series "Tayong Dalawa" and "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo" with love-team Gerald Anderson.

Both Cruz and Chiu say Cherry Mobile is basically a new brand to watch out for as it is now slowly getting a considerable share in the market.

Don Landong, Cherry Mobile national sales manager, says based on a survey conducted recently by a private organization, the mobile company is now in the No. 2 spot in Mindanao.

This, he says, is due to the affordable phones that the Cherry Mobile brand carries, which can still very well compete with other leading brands in the market.

Cherry Mobile phones are sold in key cities in the Philippines through its 15 concept stores and more than 30 concept kiosks.