Yes it is sub 50 Pounds if you buy it as a simlocked prepaid unit, unlocked the phone is more dear (still good value though). Go check out www.protel.de.
in china, handset is unlock and no contract.
people get it from retail not from operator.
i will ask again seeing as my question was removed for no apparent reason, where, other than china, is this handset available? i.e. somewhere possibly in europe? it was billed as a sub-£50 handset so i cant believe it is 100 euros in china!
Alcatel OT-V770 Review
Look and feelThe mirrored flat keypad gives the Alcatel OT-V770 a real sense of prestige. Its slim build makes it comfortable and light in the hand.
Ease of useDespite there being no definition amongst the buttons, the numeric keys are spaced out enough that there shouldn't be any accidental key nudges. The various menu icons are a breeze to navigate around.
Features With a built-in music player, Alcatel has also bundled in a 2GB microSD card so there is plenty of space for you to store your media content. The handset also boasts a webcam that can be hooked up to your PC, a 1.3-megapixel camera as well as Stereo Bluetooth.
PerformanceThe music player is the handsets standout feature, with various ways of storing and displaying your tunes. The camera in today's multi-pixel market may disappoint, but this should be compensated by the fact you can record unlimited length video.
Battery lifeAn impressive battery life of 210 minutes talktime and 400 hours' standby time.
The full Alcatel OT-V770 Review
There is and always will be a market for entry-level handsets. We don't all want the latest five-megapixel, HSDPA-enabled, sat nav boasting super phone. Firstly you might not be willing to pay through the nose for one or sign up to some long-term contract. Secondly, you may have no desire to use your handset for anything more than taking the odd snap, sending text messages and of course making phone calls. French-Chinese manufacturer Alcatel has long been at the forefront of producing such handsets. The Alcatel OT-V770 is the newest member of its ‘Flavor' family, but will it prove to be the big daddy of the clan?
Alcatel OT-V770 mirrored keypad
The V770 is an impressively thin candybar at just 10mm. This in itself is a move away from Alcatel's more recent delve into the clamshell market (a la Mandarina Duck) and we've got to admit it's quite striking. This is in large part due to the mirrored flat keypad that dominates the front fascia. As it catches the light, the keypad gives off a sparkle and with it a touch of prestige not often associated with entry-level handsets. Available in a glossy white or soft touch black, we'd have to say we much preferred the black version, but perhaps that's just down to our own gothic taste.
The keypad is described as being touch-sensitive, which often sets off alarm bells here at Choice Towers. There's little more infuriating than a handset that launches into a function with the slightest accidental brush of a finger. Thankfully this is not the case with the Alcatel OT-V770. The keys require a degree of pressure for a command to be acknowledged. Although there is no definition between the keys - except for the navigation wheel found under the screen - they are large enough and spaced out so that there shouldn't be any problems keying in the correct digits, even for the larger thumbed among us. The navigation wheel itself, as well as guiding you through your various menu options also acts as various shortcuts, which can be altered to your preference.
The OT-V770's screen is not the biggest at just 1.9-inches, but this is compensated with a bright display that can showcase up to 256,000 colours. When in the menu interface, the various icons are well spaced out, transforming from a cloudy grey to a colourful display when you move the cursor on to it.
Alcatel OT-V770 unlimited video recording
The phone only offers a miserly 10MB of internal memory, but there is a microSD card slot found on the right-hand side of the handset and Alcatel has very kindly bundled a 2GB memory card into the box, providing plenty of storage for all your media content. This is especially good news as the OT-V770 has a built-in video player that can capture an unlimited length of video, as long as you have the battery power and sufficient memory of course.
The camera is only 1.3-megapixels and in today's market when two-megapixel cameras are almost becoming standard, even for entry-level handsets, it may disappoint some. However, there are a few features to help you capture half-decent snaps, though if you're looking for a phone with a good camera, this is probably not the handset for you.
Alcatel OT-V770 music player
At the heart of the Alcatel OT-V770 is its music player. As well as MP3, the phone also supports AAC and AAC+ formats. While playing your tunes in the music player, you have the option from three dazzling graphic displays. The navigation wheel acts as the media player’s controls; press to the left or right to skip or rewind tracks, up and down to alter the volume, while the middle key acts as the play/pause button. The ‘My Star List’ allows you to add 100 of your favourite songs by simply pressing the * key when playing that track. You can also view your tracks via album, artist or genre. There’s no 3.5mm jack port, but the OT-V770 does support Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP).
When trying to pair a Bluetooth device to the handset, you have to wait a couple of seconds for the search to come to an end before you can select the relevant device, which can take up to a minute. This can prove a minor irritant especially if the device you’re looking for is the first to be found. We managed to pair our Alcatel OT-V770 with a Sony Ericsson T650i without any problems and were consequently able to transfer music to and from each device. However, when we tried to pair it with a Motorola KRZR K1, we were unable to do so despite numerous attempts.
The Alcatel OT-V770 is the first tri-band handset to be produced by the manufacturer. It is also GPRS-enabled and this connectivity can even be used to surf the internet via your PC. Simply hook up the phone to your computer with a mini USB lead and hey presto. Yet with most PC’s hooked up to broadband or Wi-Fi anyway, it’s difficult to see when you might use this function. One feature that may be utilised more is the built-in webcam. Once again, plug your handset into your PC and the theory is that your Alcatel OT-V770 will be transformed into a webcam enabling you to view and broadcast live action over the internet. Unfortunately, as our review model was hot off the manufacturing line, we don’t yet have the relevant lead. Alcatel assures us though that this function will be included in the box when it starts hitting retailers.
Alcatel OT-V770 overall
Alcatel has really hit the low-end jackpot with this handset. The music player is a real plus as is the bundled in 2GB microSD card, not to mention the phones mammoth battery life. Yet above all, the Alcatel OT-V770 looks the business. This is one prepay handset you won't be ashamed to pull out in front of your friends and colleagues.
what about playing vedio and dawenloadable picture and themes????
nice one THWS, keep up the good work. Happy to see that the interface had being changed for the better. The music player interface for the older models like my OT-C825 is crappy but the ones in V770 looks good
The Alcatel OT-V770 test is online now! You can find it on www.handyinsider.de
There are a lot of pictures and videos too!
THWS dude: it's in German! Nvm, detailed pictures of the phone would be fine
Sound volume is okay. Phone supports 2GB MicroSD Memory Cards.
my homepage: www.handyinsider.de
The test would be available at saturday evening / sunday.
what's the address of your website? would love to see the test :)
I wanna bye this one but what about the camera .. some 1.3 mp are even worse than VGA .. also the sound volume? as someone said it s low ..help plz
The keypad isn't touch sensitive.
Oh - yes! The User-Interface (menue, and so on..) is new now. You can say, the complete phone - software was updated. You can watch videos in landscape-mode, you can send and receive data by Bluetooth - this phone is great!
You can read a first test about the phone at my homepage at weekend if you want...
Compared to the OT-C825..is this phone much improved in terms of usability etc? Hope you enjoyed this phone :)
You can use your downloaded MP3 for ringtones. This phone also supports photo caller ID and Video tones. Meaning, you can personalized your ringtones and message alert tones.