Alcatel launches 'My First Handset'
Get you foot on the phone market
It’s hard to believe, but there’s actually a sector of society where people exist without owning mobile phones. Alcatel is trying to change that though and has unveiled a cheap-as-chips handset for first-time phone users.
Alcatel's OT-S520 is basic
Someone who’s never owned a mobile before probably won’t be familiar with HSDPA, Assisted GPS or a touchscreen, so Alcatel’s kept things pretty basic on the candybar OT-S520. It has a 1.8in colour screen that displays images snapped on the integrated 0.3-megapixel camera.
Users only have 2MB of memory to play with and there’s no mention of an SD or Micro SD memory card slot, so – unless that’s a typo – amateur photographers best avoid the OT-S520. On the plus side, the camera also doubles up as a webcam when connected into a PC.
Details of up to 800 people can be stored on the phone and there are several additional funky features included to keep first-time phone users interested, such as MP3 ringtones, two games and support for picture messaging.
All in all, not only a good option for new users, but also for anyone seeking a cheap handset they don't mind losing on holiday.
Alcatel’s OT-S520 is available now through Woolworths for £15 (€22/$30).
Rather go for the Samsung E250
It's £25 from Carphone Warehouse, is a 'cool' slider phone and has lot's of features. Just bought one for my daughter, she's delighted.
Alcatel Phone ?
Alcatel does not exist any longer . After the merge with Lucent , it is now , Alcatel-Lucent and the company does not produce Mobile phones.
The former Alcatel Mobile phones business has been sold to a chinese manufacturer who also purchased the rights to use the "Alcatel" brand
I bought my Nokia 1600 for £15 on the Strand, no contract, SIM free last year.
OK it doesn't have a camera, but who wants a 0.3 megapixel one anyway?
Are you sure you can get this for £15 in the UK. Only managed to find it for £30. Can you show us your source for this price?