Alcatel is a name in mobile phones that will be mostly recognised by those who have been around for quite a while. Alcatel used to be a much bigger player until they almost disappeared off the scene years ago. The brand was eventually sold off, but the new owners kept producing mostly low and mid tier devices.
I used to own a few Alcatel devices back in the day, and I remember them as good value for money.
Anyway, the news is that Alcatel has an Android ICS device ready for you – the OT896. Sadly, Alcatel have kept to their dated naming system. Dated names or not, what the OT896 offers is an interesting package. Here are some specs:
– Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
– 4.5-inch HD display
– TI OMAP 4460 Cortex-A9 Dual-Core 1.5GHz processor,
– PowerVR SGX540 GPU clocked at 384MHz,
– 1GB of RAM,
– 4GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD cards,
– 5MP rear camera with LED flash, – 2MP front facing camera,
– HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0.
Not bad at about N60,000. That is, if it ever shows up on Nigerian soil. Alcatel devices haven’t been quite visible here for years.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.