Alcatel will release its very first Android phone, the OT-980, to sell for £99.95 on prepay.Featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen display, the phone looks similar in design to the Palm Pre or BlackBerry Torch, although the handset is designed to be a far more affordable offering.
The OT-980 will ship with Android 2.1, but when What Mobile saw this phone at a recent event we were told that it should be possible to upgrade it to 2.2 in the future.
The phone will be available in October 2010 from The Carphone Warehouse for £99.95 on prepay.
- Quad-Band 2G / Dual-Band 3G + HSPA (7.2Mbps download)
- Portrait-slider design, with QWERTY keyboard
- 2.8-inch QVGA (240×320 pixel) resistive touchscreen
- 2-megapixel camera
- Android OS 2.1
- WiFi 802.11b/g
- USB 2.0 high-speed
- Bluetooth 2.0
- 70MB user memory + microSDHC card slot
- Cherry Red or Silver colour finishes