Alcatel is now fast catching up with the big ones in Indian mobile market like Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung and many more. They have launched many phones that were on par with these premium brands in quality yet were highly and more affordable than the products of these manufacturers.
Alcatel now has a large customer base in India and is hoping to increase it further. The company hopes to make it into the top 5 Mobile manufacturers list in India and going by the looks of things, the firm looks all set to achieve that target very quickly.
Today we preview one of their upcoming models which we expect to hit Indian shores by November of 2011. The model is christened Alcatel OT 906. The OT is of course the abbreviated form of One Touch Series to which the mobile belongs to. The One Touch Family has been highly successful and has made a good name among Indian customers.
Alcatel OT 906 is a mid range phone that is powered by Google Android 2.2 Froyo Operating system. The phone has a small 2.8 inches resistive full touch screen based display and has a bubbly design with round edges and no sharp corners any where. It looks very cute at the first glance. But don"t let the looks fool you. Alcatel OT 906 is a monster when it comes to all the technical features it boasts of except the camera which is a tad disappointing.
The phone has a weak camera of 2 Mega Pixel rating. It allows Video recording in VGA format and we would have loved it to have at least a 3 Mega Pixel camera. But the other specs will just about compensate for the weak camera.
Alcatel OT 906 has the latest in entertainment and multimedia features available in almost every multimedia and mid range Smartphones today. The phone has support for a music player with support for formats like MP3, WAV, WMV etc and also provides playback of video files in 3GP, MP4 and AVI formats. Some other formats too are supported.
The phone is abundant in connectivity options as it is loaded with Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity and USB PC sync. The phone supports Wi-Fi internet access and has GPRS and EDGE to access the internet anywhere on the go. It has high speed 3G internet access with data transfer speed of up to 7.1 Mbps.
Alcatel OT 906 comes with 200 MB of internal memory and there is an external memory expansion option via a Micro SD card that allows expansion of up to 32 GB.
The price of the phone is not yet known but we expect it to be priced under Rs 10000 which will make Alcatel OT 906 almost an irresistible package.