Last Friday, I ran into this beautiful clamshell mobile on the desk of an acquaintance of mine. Meet the Alcatel OT-808, a clamshell mobile that was released in 2010. This beauty looks like a woman’s powder box or something of the sort, but what do I know?
Opened up, we find a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4-inch colour screen.
The OT-808 is GSM-only and offers email and a WAP 2.0/xHTML browser, as well as MMS (remember MMS?).
The only camera is a 2.0 megapixel unit. The processor is clocked at a mere 208 MHz. The OT-810 is a feature phone. The owner informed me that it packs a few modern apps built in, like WhatsApp and Opera Mini.
Internal storage is only 80MB, with microSD support of up to 8GB cards. The OT-808 has FM Radio too, and is powered by an 850 mAh battery.
The interesting thing is that it does not seem that the Alcatel OT-808 has been discontinued. From what I am told, you can still get these to purchase at retailers in the UK. So, if you want one….
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.