Alcatel was established in 2004 as a joint venture between the telecommunications firm Alcatel-Lucent of France and TCL Communication of China. Their bread-and-butter comes in the form of low to mid-range mobile phones and Alcatel are fairly successful outside of America. The OT-980 is a smart-phone offering that runs Android. This is a change of direction for the company, but one that makes sense as the line between mobile-phones, feature phones and smart-phones becomes increasingly blurred. The OT-980 looks similar to the Palm Pre, although somewhat less classy. The purpose of selling this device is to undercut the HTC Tattoo,…

We stumbled upon a little known Android handset from Korean manufacturer OCOSMOS whose specs rival that of the Nexus One. The OCS5 features a 1.0 GHz processor, a 3.7″  AMOLED /24bit(16MP) color / 800×480 touchscreen display, a 5MP camera, T-DMB mobile TV, WiFi, GPS, twin stereo speakers, and the Android OS with Omos interface. OCOSMOS is expected to launch this handset and other devices in the first half of 2010. Hit the jump for a video of the handset in action. [via OLED-Info]

Michael Dell was caught in Switzerland briefly showing off his new toy in red.  The quasi-tablet/phone has an astounding 5″ screen and looks to fit comfortably in his hand, yet when sitting next to an iPhone, it looks gigantic.  We posted a hands on video a few weeks ago of the device as well as a teardown reveal of the official specifications.  In this video, we get a great look at Dell’s custom Android interface, icon style, and fluidity of the Snapdragon processor. After the announcement of Apple’s iPad and its resounding negative press, it is great to see Dell…

Rumored to be announced at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain, the phone to the right is going by the codename of “Zeppelin”.  This makes little sense as this phone has also been going by that name and has been made very official as of late (although since ditching the Zeppelin title).  For now, we will call it the Motorola mystery until it’s formal announcement arrives.  Specifications are said to include MOTOBLUR running on 2.0 or 2.1, a 5 Megapixel camera, a 3.2-inch HVGA display, GPS, and touch sensitive buttons below the screen. The most interesting part of…

In the midst of all the iPad news today, Google has quietly made available the desktop dock for it’s flagship device, the Nexus One.  For a mere $45 you get the black molded plastic to the right and the following features: Check the local time and weather Set and clear alarms Watch a slideshow of your photos Play music Dim your phone’s display for nighttime use As with the DROID multimedia dock, when the phone is placed into the dock it automatically cues up the “clock radio” mode with an interface that is meant for multimedia or quick viewing of…

Last week we brought you video of the Motorola MOTOROI in action in an extreme closeup of the phone on YouTube.  Another video of even more length has been uncovered from a South Korean press event showing off more of the phone’s unique features, including the HDMI video playback on a large screen.  The quality looks fantastic and the phone continues to tickle our curiosity.  Sporting 5 home screens and some modification of MOTOBLUR, it seems to have similar styling cues to the DROID but trades in a few of the features for others. For instance, its camera gets upgraded…

New pictures have been scouted of the HTC Supersonic and Bravo showing off more detail and less blurriness than previous reports.  The HTC Supersonic, said to be packing HD2 like specs with a Snapdragon processor and, more impressively, WiMAX capabilities has been spotted online in the past few days in some very blurry shots.  The phone can now be seen in a much clearer picture as well as a new rendering (although we believe it to be fan made). The Bravo, which was first spied about a week ago also gets a fresh new pic and looks pretty much the…

Todd Haselton over at our sister site MobileBurn.com, got a hold of the new Fender Edition of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G and shot a quick video unboxing of the phone and also demonstrated some of the music apps, like the drum kit app and the guitar app.

Something fishy is going on at HTC that leds some of us to believe that bad information is being leaked on purpose.  Perhaps HTC is getting tired of all their phones being leaked well in advance of their official announcements.  Two cases have recently popped up showing inaccurate information that has been reported widely by most technology and mobile blogs, including us. We reported on the HTC Supersonic last week being rumored to possess 4G capabilities.  This screen, allegedly of the HTC Supersonic was sent to BGR from a “new tipster”, but there are some odd features.  T-Mobile is the…

I’ve posted my full-length Google Nexus One review on MobileBurn.com.  You should jump over there and give it a read (and watch the videos, if you haven’t watched them here already). In short, I like the device, but don’t love it. Text input is a big weakness, as is the 3G data. The 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 1GHz CPU, and awesome call audio quality are spot on the money, though.