The 2012 MWC has officially ended. Even so, we have something that you might like to add to your list of new Android handsets. Dubbed as the Alcatel OneTouch 991 Play, the smartphone is a proud member of Alcatel’s OneTouch Series.
Sporting its 4.0 inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, the Alcatel OneTouch 991 Play can definitely allow you to watch your favorite YouTube streams. In terms of looks, the smartphone seems to flaunt its curved housing with four virtual buttons. The bezel is very apparent and you can also see the handset’s front facing VGA camera that you can readily use for video calls. Most importantly, you can take advantage of the OneTouch 991 Play’s dual-SIM function. Thus, if you do plan to get a second number, this handset can help you lessen the hassle of switching between two phones.
Nonetheless, you cannot really expect that the smartphone can give you a super smooth performance as it is only equipped with an 800MHz processor. Still, that’s reliable enough to handle your calls, messages and applications. The phone is currently being powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and we doubt that it will be upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Anyways, the Alcatel OneTouch 991 Play comes with a built-in 3 mega pixel rear facing camera that you can use for practical photo-grabbing reasons. As long as you are fine with low-res images, you can give this phone a go. And, just like any other Android handsets, the smartphone supports Wi-Fi access. You’ll be able to access the Android Market (soon to be called as Google Play) along with Google’s exclusive suite of services that includes YouTube, Google Maps and Google Mail.
As of now, there’s no clear word that could somewhat confirm the phone’s retail price and official date of release. But we do think that it will be sold for a very affordable cost.