Alcatel launches QWERTY clamshell

Open up most clamshell phones and you'll find a run of the mill 3x4 standard keypad. Not so the Alcatel OT-808, no siree. Sporting a full QWERTY keyboard, you'll be able to bang out those text messages without having to resort to predictive text, or update your social networking statuses with shortcuts to Facebook, Bebo and Twitter. The colour screen measures a satisfactory 2.4-inch while there's also a smaller OLED display on the outer shell alerting you to any incoming calls or messages. Other highlights include a two-megapixel camera, with the ability to store microSD cards of up to 4GB.


According to Alcatel the handset is designed exclusively for women, presumably on account of it being pink and (not our words) being "perfect for catching up with the gossip." That aside, there's no denying the £49.99 price point is very appealing.


The Alcatel OT-808 is available from April on Pay As You Go, exclusive to Carphone Warehouse.

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