Gadget of the Day ­- Alcatel OT-E201

Mobile phones have reached pocket money prices, but does this mean we've become a throw away society?It's not a poser that keeps us awake at night but

Mobile phones have reached pocket money prices, but does this mean we've become a throw away society?It's not a poser that keeps us awake at night but the peeps at Alcatel have been losing enough sleep to make sure the packaging on the new OT-E201 consumes just a third of the plastic and cardboard cladding its older phones use.On sale at Woolies, it's quite a looker for the £15 asking price (yes, that's without contract) with its leathery finish (faux, mind) and diminutive proportions.Don't expect too many features for your loose change. A colour screen, polyphonic ring tones, two games and a free handsfree kit are about the sum of it. Still, at least there's less to throw away - the packaging, we mean.Essentials Alcatel OT-E201 Price: £15 on Orange PAYG On sale: Now Contact: AlcatelRelated stories: Eco Media Player – Baylis strikes again Tree-hugging Dell goes green Go green with FreeLoading charger