TCL have uploaded another promotional video for the Alcatel OneTouch. This time they do spend a bit more time on the Windows Pone 7.5 handset, which they bill as â€œbringing Windows Phone to the mass marketâ€ but the video can clearly do with a lot more production, using for example still the old Windows Phone logo from about 3 years ago.
Be that as it may, hopefully the cheap and cheerful Windows Phone will in fact draw in the customers and increase the size of the pie for developers, thereby helping us all out.
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The Alcatel OneTouch will be hitting the Russian market tomorrow, and to help the device along the company has posted this promotional video, which does not show much of the handset, but does show that, in common with other windows phones, the device will be available in multiple colours.
The handset has a 4 inch WVGA screen, 1 Ghz processor, 5 megapixel camera, 512 MB RAM and will be launching at 6990 rubles ($226) and will mainly be hamstrung by having only 4 GB of internal storage (3GB available to the user) without any expansion.
Do our readers think this device has a chance to compete against cheap Android handsets in the market? Let us know below.
Here is a bit of a surprise.Â We knew the Alcatel One Touch is on its way, and now Hi-tech.mail.ru reports the handset, which they will as the most affordable Windows Phone yet, will also be the the first to drop the rather iconic hardware camera button.
The phone, which has a 4 inch WVGA screen, 1 Ghz processor, 5 megapixel camera, 512 MB RAM, will be launching at 6990 rubles ($226) and will mainly be hamstrung by having only 4 GB of internal storage (3GB available to the user) without any expansion.
From Hi-techâ€™s review however the device is otherwise a pretty good performer, and at 1000 rubles cheaper than the Nokia Lumia 610 is still a good buy, if you insist on going for the very cheapest Windows Phone. Of note of course is that the phone does not benefit from Nokia value adds such as free GPS navigation, but with 512 MB RAM the phone can run apps like Skype which the NL 610 can not.
The handset will hit the Russian market in only a few days, on December 15th.
Read a full review of the device, which includes passable sample pictures, at Hi-tech.Mail.ru here.
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