Not intending to give up its budget Android niche to competitors, Alcatel OneTouch Philippines is poised to offer a new dual-SIM Android solution – the Blaze Duo 890D. Its designed to compete with the extremely budget line of Androids and sits below PHP 5k – at least for the promo price. While the competition isn’t exactly fierce in the dual-SIM Android market, we’ve already seen a few of them pop up. This is Alcatel’s answer to that niche and it’s demand. (Source: YugaTech)
So the phone’s whole name should be called the Alcatel OneTouch Blaze Duo 890D – which is quite a feat to say in one breath. Features include a 420Mhz processor, 2.8” 320×240 resistive display, 2MP Camera with no flash and front facing, and that’s pretty much it aside from the standard WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Of course, the phone runs on two SIMs which would probably be the selling point to some buyers – as well as the introductory price tag of PHP 4,999. As far as budget Androids go, this and the Cherry Mobile Eclipse 2.2 are competing for the cheapest – and they’re both dual SIM Android 2.2 devices too. Plus, they both don’t seem to have any 3G antennas either.
While we can’t really tell which of the two budget phones is better than the other, they’re both still quite underspecced for an Android. Still, if you’re in the market for it, this is one of your options. We’re not sure when this comes out, but since we’re attending an Alcatel launch this week, we’ll have that info soon. Until then, check out your local Alcatel retailers when you pass them by. Normal SRP is PHP 5,999.