Google’s latest Android operating system, the Ice Cream Sandwich nowadays uses on-screen keys for navigation instead of physical or capacitive buttons, while stubborn manufacturers such as Alcatel which apparently struggles (at least that’s how it looks like from outside) to make an impact on a very competitive (smartphones) market by bringing a new portrait physical keyboard device.
Alcatel plans to launch an entry-level Android device at this year’s MWC in Barcelona called Alcatel OT 915, which sports a 2.8-inch (240 × 320p resolution), a 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi, an FM radio and a CPU clocked somewhere around 800Mhz or maybe less.
It’s a shame to see well-known feature phone manufacturers like Alcatel, not keen to embrace the latest Android 4.0 OS unless they don’t really want too. There is no pricing details about OT 915 nor an official release date scheduled yet. ElectricPig claims it will eventually debut in the UK sometime this year.