Alcatel 990

A Preview of the Alcatel 990

24th February 2011

The Alcatel 990 is the sequel to the keyboard wielding OT-980, offering a "high end" Android experience on a budget.

Unilke its sibling there's no QWERTY keypad, the handset instead packing a 3.5 inch 320 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, complete with onscreen keys. There's also an optical trackpad onboard for easy navigation, and 3 touch-sensitive buttons.

It may only boast a 600MHz processor and Android 2.2 OS, but the Alcatel 990 still features all of Google's goodies that we all know and love. The handset arrives with Facebook and Twitter integration, access to the Android Market, mulitple customizable homescreens and a host of pre-loaded apps, including Google Search, Talk and Maps.

When it comes to media, don't let the OT-990's price fool you. It packs a 5 megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with flash and video capture, alongside an integrated media player. Round the front there's a videocall camera, which can be put to good use once the handset is upgraded to Gingerbread.

The handset, available in Auberguine, Bluish Black and Spicy Red, also features HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1300mAh battery and up to 32GB of storage via microSD.

The Alcatel OT-990 will be available on both Pay As You Go and pay monthly deals once launched in Q2 2011.

A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.

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Alcatel 990 Specifications


116mm x 62.2mm x 12.2mm


Full capacitive touch screen


Size: 3.5 inches

Resolution: 320 x 480


Keyboard: On-screen

Operating System

Android 2.2



Internal: 200MB

External: microSD up to 32GB


CPU: 600MHz

A-GPS with maps



Data Speed

Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed

Data Protocols



Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g



Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack

Data: Standard microUSB

Quad Band

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900



Bluetooth 3

A2DP for wireless stereo headsets



5.0 megapixel camera

Auto Focus and LED Flash

Video Recording

Front facing camera with video calling



Social Networking Features

Twitter and Facebook Widgets

Email Access



Battery Capacity: 1300 mAh

Talk Time: 360 minutes

Standby Time: 550 hours



Radio: FM with RDS

Audio supported formats

Playback: MP3, WAV, AAC+, WMA

Recording: Supported

Video supported formats

Playback: MP4, H.264

Recording: Supported

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