Alcatel OT-980

Pop quiz: What phone has a vertically sliding keyboard, 600 MHz processor, 3G, aGPS, 192MB of RAM, a 2MP camera and the best darn operating system around? Nope, not the Palm Pre.

Meet the Alcatel OT-980, which sports the aforementioned specs along along with Android 1.6. It's a low-cost device that'll be released in Europe, but it's a form factor we'd love to get a shot with here in the states. Check out the video of it in action after the break. [Frandroid via Intomobile]

There are 17 comments

rufflez says:

Pass, I had that with the Pre and the Keyboard is practically useless. Too hard to type if you have even normal sized fingers, sausage fingers, or nails.

Xfeghay says:

I think you must have a motor skill impediment.

rufflez says:

Yup, that must be it. I guess no one else has problems typing on that type of keyboard. I must be dysfunctional. Tanks for the diagnosis Dr. Xfeghay.

Nate says:

That was necessary...

Different strokes for different folks. I have a Pre, and have to agree with rufflez, the keyboard is terrible. On the flip side, I have no problem with the Droid keyboard, which has been widely panned.

Like I said, different strokes for different folks.

rufflez says:

It's OK, I've come to realize the Palm Community has turned into a bunch of rude individuals who get upset when you point out the shortcomings of WebOS, like the lack of an API linking the mic, so apps like Shazam and voice activated dialing are Impossible for now, or when you point out the common need to go through 4-5 devices before you find a functional one. Its like talking to an Apple fanboy. I got tired of dealing with Palm Customer Service and couldn't be happier switching to Android. So what if I sold my soul to google. How has this affected me negatively? They aren't selling my credit card numbers overseas or anything like that.

fobrob102#AC says:

LOL sausage fingers (i know...useless comment. sorry, but i couldn't help myself)

rufflez says:

Here's the target audience:

peetee says:

Its features are not exactly on the high-end side: QVGA resistive touchscreen display, Android 1.6, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, accelerometer, 3.5mm headset jack, 2MP camera, MicroSD card support, 600MHz processor and 192MB of RAM.

Anyway its up to you if you're going to get this one (which has a resemblance with the HTC Tatoo) Details:

Xfeghay says:

Looks like a poor mans Pre. Pass!

Anonymous says:


afazel says:

Make it slightly wider and increase the spaces between the keys just a bit and you've got a winner

CavemanOOGA says:

Like the others, I will pass.

On a side note, the dude in the video looked like he never handled a phone before. :/

NickF227 says:

Looks like a Pixi mated with an LG Chocolate.

chuck says:

did you notice how badly does the touch screen suck? the guy had trouble scrolling.

also the operator should be shot dead.

Nate says:

The Pre form factor is way over rated. Give me an Android phone with a Blackberry form factor and I'll be a happy camper.

NickF227 says:

HTC is apparently coming out with something like that. The Salsa or something?

Anonymous says:

that is the wost form factor for a touch-screen device #justsayin