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.