Alcatel has a new Android smartphone that was (and still is) showcased at the company’s MWC 2011 booth, which we’ve just visited.
Called OneTouch 990, the handset is Alcatel’s current flagship smartphone. It should be released in the UK and other European markets starting April or May, running Android 2.2 Froyo. Don’t worry, Alcatel says an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is planned.
The Alcatel 990 is a “with Google” device and comes with a 3.5 inch capacitive display (WVGA, as far as I can tell), HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5MP camera on the back, and a front-facing camera for video calling. Interestingly, the handset also features Wi-Fi tethering.
The OneTouch 990 is quite thin, it feels nice in the hand, and is made out of good-quality materials. Basically, nothing on it says it’s a cheap smartphone – although it is, and Alcatel intends to sell it for slightly under $200. There will be several color options available, including silver, purple, and orange.
A video preview of the Alcatel OneTouch 990 is embedded below (and you can also check out more photos in the gallery at the end):
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