Alcatel http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/news en-GB Promoted: See you next year, MWC http://www.stuff.tv/promoted-see-you-next-year-mwc/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jools Whitehorn takes a quick look back on the tech conference that was… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="4160" height="3120" title="Promoted: See you next year, MWC" alt="Promoted: See you next year, MWC" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leavebarca2_0.jpg?1395227119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So Mobile World Congress and Barcelona are over for another year. Now we&#39;ve had time to breath and regain sanity, we&#39;re reflecting&hellip; We may hesitate to admit it but we&rsquo;ll miss the hustle and bustle of the show floor almost as much as the sunny winter days and proximity to the beach.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2596" height="1926" title="Ready to leave Barcelona and MWC" alt="Ready to leave Barcelona and MWC" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leavebarca_0.jpg?1395227119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/promoted-see-you-next-year-mwc/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/promoted-see-you-next-year-mwc/feature#comments Alcatel ALCATEL ONETOUCH @ MWC MWC 2014 Promotion Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:59:56 +0000 Maguire 1433169 at http://www.stuff.tv Promoted: Always on with 4G and Alcatel OneTouch http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/alcatel-mwc/promoted-always-4g-and-alcatel-onetouch/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jools Whitehorn sees how mobile tech really begins at home… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="4160" height="3120" title="Promoted: Always on with 4G and ALCATEL ONETOUCH" alt="Promoted: Always on with 4G and ALCATEL ONETOUCH" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CAM00083.jpg?1395227281" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">After a few days at a hectic place such as Mobile World Congress 2014, you start to look forward to spending a night in your own bed and getting time to relax in your own home.</p> <p class="p1">The tech on show here may be all about mobile but that doesn&rsquo;t mean that it doesn&rsquo;t have a place in your home too.&nbsp;ALCATEL ONETOUCH knows this and some of the&nbsp;company&rsquo;s products provide a useful transition from out-and-about use to home use, but keep the best aspects of both.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently 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</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1920" height="1080" title="Promoted: Keeping fit with Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit and BoomBand" alt="Promoted: Keeping fit with Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit and BoomBand" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Alcatel%20onetouch%20stand%20tour%20v2.Still001.jpg?1395227324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spending a week at a technology show is perhaps not the best way to improve your health. Days spent at MWC 2014 in giant halls under artificial light, peering at screens for hours, early mornings, late nights, surviving entirely on coffee and orange juice one day and then eating your bodyweight in tapas the next.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/alcatel-mwc/promoted-keeping-fit-alcatel-onetouch/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/alcatel-mwc/promoted-keeping-fit-alcatel-onetouch/feature#comments Alcatel ALCATEL ONETOUCH @ MWC MWC 2014 Promotion Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:43:05 +0000 Maguire 1432982 at http://www.stuff.tv Promoted: Firefox's major mobile move http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2014/firefoxs-major-mobile-move-promotion/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jools Whitehorn heads to a hotel in Barcelona to watch Mozilla get into bed with Alcatel OneTouch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Firefox&#039;s major mobile move: promotion" alt="Firefox&#039;s major mobile move: promotion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Alcatel_FIRE-E_orange.jpg?1395223679" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Sunday afternoon we made it to the Hotel Arts on the Barcelona seafront for the Mozilla Firefox OS briefing, to find out more about their partnership with ALCATEL ONETOUCH.</p> <p>We had the chance to talk to Johnathan Nightingale, Firefox&rsquo;s vice president, about the new Firefox OS which signal&rsquo;s Mozilla&rsquo;s big move into mobile. We&rsquo;re looking forward to getting our hands on the latest mobile hardware from ALCATEL ONETOUCH that runs Firefox OS. </p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2014/firefoxs-major-mobile-move-promotion/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2014/firefoxs-major-mobile-move-promotion/feature#comments Alcatel ALCATEL ONETOUCH @ MWC MWC 2014 Promotion Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:39:05 +0000 Maguire 1432865 at http://www.stuff.tv Promoted: In Barcelona with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2014/promotion-barcelona-alcatel-onetouch-idol-2s/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seeing the sights with one of the latest phones from MWC 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Promotion: In Barcelona with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S" alt="Promotion: In Barcelona with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/alcatel-onetouch-mwc-1.jpg?1393326095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re in Barcelona at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mwc-2014" target="_blank">Mobile World Congress 2014</a> &ndash; the year&rsquo;s biggest event for mobile technology news and launches.</p> <p>The doors opened on Monday, so we got here over the weekend and spent a hectic day wandering around the city with the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol 2 S and Idol 2 Mini. With barely time for a paella and cerveza (we need to keep our energy levels up) it&rsquo;s been all go.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2014/promotion-barcelona-alcatel-onetouch-idol-2s/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2014/promotion-barcelona-alcatel-onetouch-idol-2s/feature#comments Alcatel ALCATEL ONETOUCH @ MWC MWC 2014 OneTouch Idol 2 Mini OneTouch Idol 2S Promotion Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:00:27 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432810 at http://www.stuff.tv Alcatel Onetouch outs a 2.8in mini smartphone for fitness fans http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-alcatel-outs-28in-mini-smartphone-fitness-fans/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There&#039;s a joke about size and how you use it here, but we&#039;re more mature than that </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" title="MWC 2014: Alcatel outs a 2.8in mini smartphone for fitness fans" alt="MWC 2014: Alcatel outs a 2.8in mini smartphone for fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ALCATEL-FIT-POP.jpg?1393318190" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Alcatel Onetouch has revealed a whole host of devices just before Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona, but its most interesting smartphone is probably the tiniest one in the entire show.</p> <p>The Alcatel Onetouch Pop Fit is a miniature 2.8in smartphone weighing in at a feather-light 78g, and it&#39;ll arrive in a smattering of eye searing colours.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of course, the Pop Fit isn&#39;t meant to be for gadgeteers craving top performance. It&#39;s for people who want to burn calories without lugging around a huge slab of screen, and it comes with JBL in-ear headphones and a transparent flip cover which sweetens the deal.</p> <p>Alcatel Onetouch also announced its new Pop S series which ranges from the 4in Pop S3 to the 5.9in full HD Pop S9 which has a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 4G, 8MP camera and generous 3400mAh battery.</p> <p>It also comes with a Sidekick Bluetooth handset which alleviates the problem of looking like a fool when making a call on a miniature tablet.</p> <p>There&#39;s no price or release date for either device at the moment, but we&#39;ll update this story when we get them through.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">Mobile World Congress 2014 &ndash; the biggest MWC smartphone news so far</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="617" height="462" title="MWC 2014: Alcatel outs a 2.8in mini smartphone for fitness fans" alt="MWC 2014: Alcatel outs a 2.8in mini smartphone for fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alcatel-s9.jpg?1393318190" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alcatel&#039;s fitness phone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-alcatel-outs-28in-mini-smartphone-fitness-fans/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-alcatel-outs-28in-mini-smartphone-fitness-fans/news#comments Alcatel MWC 2014 Smartphones Sun, 23 Feb 2014 01:37:54 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1432742 at http://www.stuff.tv MWC 2012 – Alcatel One Touch Ultra 995 budget smartphone incoming http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2012-%E2%80%93-alcatel-one-touch-ultra-995-budget-smartphone-incoming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheap certainly can mean cheerful when it comes to smart mobiles that don’t require silly spending </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Alcatel_one_touch_1.jpg?1364396644" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1198.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Alcatel One Touch range is growing bigger this year, with the One Touch Ultra 995 smartphone leading the charge. Behind it will follow a One Touch TAB 20, a 7in Wi-Fi tablet, later in the year. But right now it’s all about the 1.4GHz Ultra and its 4.3in display.</p> <p>The Ultra features a plenty useful 5MP camera that manages HD recording – probably 720p since Alactel hasn't specified – and a handy HDMI output.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/mwc/news-nugget/mwc-2012-%E2%80%93-alcatel-one-touch-ultra-995-budget-smartphone-incoming </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2012-%E2%80%93-alcatel-one-touch-ultra-995-budget-smartphone-incoming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/mwc-2012-%E2%80%93-alcatel-one-touch-ultra-995-budget-smartphone-incoming/news#comments Alcatel One Touch Ultra 995 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:52:40 +0000 Luke Edwards 420128 at http://www.stuff.tv Alcatel readies the budget Android OT-915 to take on BlackBerry http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/alcatel-readies-budget-android-ot-915-take-blackberry/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alcatel prepares to launch a BlackBerry-baiting budget Android rival ahead of Mobile World Congress </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/alcatel-ot-915_0.jpg?1364396880" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1354.jpg?1364396880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While smartphone manufacturers are busy putting the spit and polish on their handsets and slates for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/10-of-the-best/10-of-the-best-mwc-2012-phone-rumours?page=0,1">Mobile World Congress</a>, <a href="http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2012/02/14/alcatel-ot-915-budget-android-blackberry-rival-coming-to-the-uk/">Electric Pig</a> is reporting that Alcatel has already let slip the details on one of its handsets – the pocket-friendly OT-915.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/stuff/alcatel-readies-the-budget-android-ot-915-to-take-on-blackberry </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/alcatel-readies-budget-android-ot-915-take-blackberry/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel/alcatel-readies-budget-android-ot-915-take-blackberry/news#comments Alcatel OT-915 Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:39:39 +0000 Lucy Hedges 419929 at http://www.stuff.tv Alcatel OT-808 http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel-ot-808/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alcatel’s latest clamshell effort wants to be the best in its budget class. But do you really want a square phone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2855" height="2141" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OT-808-Light-Pink-Chrome-Open-Perspective.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="983" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/AlcatelOT-808.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="938" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/AlcatelOT808.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="800" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/AlcatelOT808grey.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Quirky form factors generally spell trouble when it comes to mobile phones. From split QWERTY keyboards to swivel screens, they always seem built to cover up a multitude of sins committed under the hood. </p> <p>So, can the square clamshell Alcatel OT-808 really be any good? Or is it a case of looks trumping functionality?</p> <p><strong>Killer keyboard</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An average phone aside from the unique looks, but more than capable as a texting workhorse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/alcatel-ot-808 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel-ot-808/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/alcatel-ot-808/review#comments Alcatel OT-808 Smartphones Thu, 22 Jul 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14822 at http://www.stuff.tv