Alcatel One Touch Smart 916 launches
25 Jul 2012
Budget Android phone with QWERTY keyboard
If you love a QWERTY keyboard and don't want to spend a fortune on your next smartphone, the Alcatel One Touch Smart 916 could be for you.
It's not a high-end device, but the Smart 916 ticks more boxes than you might think. It runs on Android (albeit 2.3 Gingerbread), which means all those apps are at your fingertips.
As for features, the One Touch Smart 916 packs a 2.6-inch touch-screen, QWERTY keyboard, dedicated Facebook button for one-touch updates (Twitter and LinkedIn apps are also here) plus 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.
You also get an MP3 player (that staple of the budget phone), an FM radio, Tune-In for listening to internet radio, some work-based apps and a battery saver, which restricts power use by closing apps not in use.
Virgin Media will be selling the Alcatel One Touch Smart 916 from £50 when purchased with £10 worth of credit. You also get 1GB of free data per month for a year, which certainly makes the deal more appealing.