Alcatel might be associated withsuch as the popular , but we're increasingly impressed with the design and quality of its offerings. No longer are Alcatel's phones something you'd be ashamed of carrying -- they're phones you're going to want to show off.
Take the Alcatel OT-V770 -- it's a slim, sexy-looking handset that's coming out next month and is going to cost under £50. For that humble sum you get an MP3 player and expandable microSD slot with 2GB card included, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. It's available in classy black or Essex white.
Interestingly, the OT-V770 lets you plug it into a PC and use it as a webcam, but we've yet to test that functionality yet, so we can't say how well it works. It might not be the most high-end handset out there, but we think it looks mighty good and look forward to getting our hands on it in the near future. Expect a full review soon. –Andrew Lim