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Alcatel launches its own line of Android phones in the Philippines

The OT Blaze Duo 890D wasn't the only hugging the spotlight in Alcatel's latest launch as a couple of other mobile goodies were given the go signal here in the Philippines. Techies, say hello to the OT Blaze 990 and 906, two more Androids coming our way that seem to say, hey, the European handset maker is back and is as active as ever. Now, let's cut to the chase, shall we?

Alcatel OT Blaze 906

The OT Blaze 906 is a pretty basic-looking touchscreen phone though its internals might (and that's a big might) appeal to you more. The handset comes with a 2.8-inch touchscreen and Android 2.2 FroYo in tow. Mobile connectivity enthusiasts will be pleased to know that, aside from the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the 906 also has 3G HSDPA connectivity for data connection. A 2-megapixel camera and USB 2.0 port round up the list of notables for the handset. See specs below.

  • 3G: UMTS 900/2100, HSDPA 7.2
  • Display: 2.8-inch, 240 x 320 touchscreen
  • Capacity: expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • Camera: 2-megapixel
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: v2.1 w/ A2DP
  • OS: Android 2.2 FroYo
  • Video playback: H.263, MPEG4, H264
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC+, WAV, WMA
  • Radio: FM radio w/ RDS
  • Talk time: Up to 4h
  • Standby time: Up to 400h
  • Size: 109.3 x 57 x 14mm

Alcatel OT Blaze 990

We'd like to call the 990 as the biggest star of the trio (including the 890D). Not because it's the one that the highest asking price but because it packs the most nifties under its hood. Just like the 906, the 990 has both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity as well as a larger 5-megapixel camera with autofocus. The 990 has more display real estate with a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen and, as with its siblings, the device is slapped with Android 2.2 FroYo. Alcatel says that there's still no definite date for an Android upgrade though it could be in the works. As added surprises, the 990 also has Bluetooth v3.0 and a front-facing VGA camera.

  • 3G: 850/1900,AWS/2100, 50/2100 HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • Display: 3.5-inch, 320 x 420 touchscreen
  • Capacity: expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • Camera: 5-megapixel (main), VGA (front)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth: v3.0 w/ A2DP
  • OS: Android 2.2 FroYo
  • Video playback: H.263, MPEG4, H264
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC+, WAV, WMA
  • Radio: FM radio w/ RDS
  • Talk time: Up to 5h
  • Standby time: Up to 550h
  • Size: 116 x 62.2 x 12.15mm

Both Androids comes at special introductory prices with the OT Blaze 906 at P6,399 (from P7,999) and the 990 at P9,999 (from P14,999). If you're planning to snag a unit, we recommend saving up now and buying one soon since the discounted SRPs are only good for this month. In the meantime, you could check the gallery below for more photos.

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