Feb 16 AT 1:33 AM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

Hands on Alcatel OT-890 Android phone

Alcatel is aiming to product one of the cheapest Android phones and they might have succeeded with the OT-890. We previewed the phone several weeks ago and our readers were not impressed. The device will probably never make it to the United States, but I still find it interesting for the slide-out portrait keyboard.

Our friends from and.roid.es are in Barcelona and captured Alcatel’s first Android phone on video. It sounds like they were equally unimpressed noting the resistive screen was bad (“the worst I’ve seen so far at the MWC2010″).  They liked the concept of the phone but thought it was poorly executed saying, “I don’t think Alcatel really spent much engineering time on this device.”

The specs for the Alcatel OT-980 include:

  • Android 1.6
  • Resistive QVGA (240×320) Touchscreen
  • 600 MHz processor
  • 192MB RAM
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Compass, Accelerometer, WiFi, A-GPS, 3G
  • microUSB
  • microSD memory card slot
  • 1150 mAh battery
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