The Alcatel OT-990 Android-powered smartphone that we fondled back in February during MWC has finally become available in the UK. O2 has nabbed itself an exclusivity deal on this handset, and is now offering it on Pay & Go.
The Alcatel OT-990 can be yours if you agree to part with £99.99. Despite the cheapish price, this is anything but the lowest-end Android phone we’ve ever seen. The OT-990 has a 3.5-inch 320×480 touchscreen, a 600 MHz processor, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and video recording, 200 MB of internal storage space, microSD card support, a 3.5 mm headset jack, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, and a 1300 mAh battery. The Alcatel OT-990 runs Android 2.2 Froyo unfortunately, which is its only obvious fault so far. Of course, considering the price, you could just ignore that. It’s your call.
And anyway, the OT-990 compares very favorably to such devices as Vodafone’s Smart, which is a bit cheaper but comes much lower-specced. And it also runs Froyo.
It certainly looks like all recent cheap Android devices have something in common (save for the Orange Monte Carlo): not running the latest software. Make of that what you wish.
Now if you’re interested in picking up an Alcatel OT-990, this link will take you to O2 where you can do just that.
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