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Alcatel Blaze 918N: Dual SIM Android for PHP 5,999 anyone?

A couple of days ago we reviewed the Lenovo A60, a dual SIM Android 2.3 device that only sets you back by only PHP 7,990.00.

Now here’s another frugal gem we found in the local market for even less. Meet Alcatel’s Blaze 918N, a decent Android powered smartphone for less than seven grand. So it isn’t dual SIM but that’s completely OK for those of us who are single-minded when it comes to telco of choice. IT’S DUAL SIM WTF!

Specs include:

Android 2.3 OS
3.2MP camera
320×480 screen resolution
Up to 32GB microSD support
Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP (A2DP means you can stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth, not just calls)

Of course the phone also comes with the usual bells and whistles of Android such as App marketplace support, WiFi, tethering and the like. It doesn’t say anything about how much internal memory it comes with neither does it say anything about a secondary front camera, but the product shot clearly shows that it comes with one.

If you wish to view Alcatel’s other Android powered smartphones, click here.

Review to follow soon.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

7 replies on “Alcatel Blaze 918N: Dual SIM Android for PHP 5,999 anyone?”

Ah, Alcatel. My very first phone was an Alcatel. My phone right now is an Alcatel, actually — I just wanted a super-cheap dual SIM phone with a QWERTY keyboard, and the one I got ticks off all those boxes.

Let me know if this one’s worth it, Jayvee! 🙂 Although at this price point, is it approaching the cost of, say, a lower-end BlackBerry?

And Merry Christmas! 😀

Pwede ba gamitin ang qwerty keyboard in landscape mode? wala kasi akong nakikitang pics showing that it is possible e.

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