Alcatel Blaze 890D–Another Low Spec Dual-SIM Android For Under 5K

Alcatel Blaze 890D–Another Low Spec Dual-SIM Android For Under 5K
July 31 21:27 2011 Print This Article

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Alcatel OneTouch Blaze Duo 890D

 

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.

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  1. jesiboi
    September 28, 03:16 #1 jesiboi

    request!!

    baka makakuha po kayo ng comments from other users regarding usage of this phone and the troubles they encountered..

    kung meron po, please post naman po or email me kung may time kayo. thank you ng one million plus!!

    great site for new tech inno!
    kudos!

    • panzerpuff
      September 28, 03:19 panzerpuff Author

      Sure! We’ll try to let you know. Also, we’re hoping to review more Alcatel devices soon so hopefully they’ll send over an 890d for us to check out.

      Thanks for checking out our site!

  2. Krishalie
    October 03, 15:15 #2 Krishalie

    may alcatel android phone (unit 890D )was not functioning well ,, what should i do ? for better appriciatation of this phone.

    • Krishalie
      October 03, 15:16 Krishalie

      please answer may question urgent.. thank you for the concern

      • panzerpuff
        October 03, 18:53 panzerpuff Author

        Hi Krishalie, it might be best if you brought it to Alcatel customer service and have it looked at if you’re having problems. Do please keep us posted on the progress!

  3. Mostafa Adel
    October 31, 08:48 #3 Mostafa Adel

    what about messaging storage,is it unlimited,same for contacts,or just like samsung it should be all stored at phone memory ??

    • panzerpuff
      October 31, 08:56 panzerpuff Author

      Most android phones have a pretty big storage for messages and contacts so there shouldn’t be much of a problem. It would take tens of thousands of messages to fill a minor part of the memory provided. Same with the contacts. It shouldn’t be much of a problem. Hope that helps!

  4. alpha
    November 29, 22:57 #4 alpha

    Hi, cud u tell me how to connect to FTP and where n how can i get VRS software for my Alcatal OT 890D. this is the best phones i hav ever used till date.

    • panzerpuff
      November 29, 23:44 panzerpuff Author

      Hi alpha, for FTP try this app called AndFTP:

      https://market.android.com/details?id=lysesoft.andftp

      And for VRS try Purple VRS:

      https://market.android.com/details?id=us.purple.purplevrs

      Hope that helps!

      • alpha
        November 30, 00:50 alpha

        thank you panzerpuff for ur prompt help. cud u help me by telling whether i can download Voice Recognising Software for my medical transcription on my PC for free and from where.

        my alcatel OT 890D is Android but not 3G, how can i make it faster for internet as i need internet most of the times due to my work profile.

        • panzerpuff
          November 30, 03:00 panzerpuff Author

          There’s a lot of voice recognition software for PC but not a lot are free and great. Windows has their own dictation software built-in so try that.

          Unfortunately, you can’t really improve the internet speeds on your phone because you’re limited to only 2G. There’s not much you can do about that.

  5. romy rivera
    December 25, 13:20 #5 romy rivera

    @panzerpuff

    Hope you could help me. When I did a factory reset on this phone I eventually got stuck in the “touch the android to begin” screen. Nothing happens even if i click on the android. Is there a stock rom for this particular kind of phone?

    • panzerpuff
      December 26, 21:09 panzerpuff Author

      Hmm that’s weird. Even waiting doesn’t work? Try doing the recovery mode boot. It’s usually a combination of a volume button + power button when turning the phone on. If that doesn’t do anything, maybe you have to call customer service.

      Let us know how it goes!

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