But the French-Chinese outfit has still managed to cram the slender OT-V770 with a decent set of features including a 1.3-megapixel camera and a touch-sensitive keypad.
The emphasis is definitely on the music with a built-in player able to spin MP3, AAC and AAC+ audio files and support for Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) for those who dabble in wireless music streaming shenanigans. There's even space for a microSD card to handle storage duties.
For such a slither-of-a-phone, the GPRS-enabled OT-V770 also has impressive stamina with a marathon 400 hours standby time and seven hours talktime. The OT-V770 is also Alcatel's first ever tri-band phone and comes in glossy white and soft-touch black finishes. There's no news of network take-up but we expect it to come in at prepay level.