Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Coming Soon: Alcatel Tribe 3040

Smartphones. Ever since it became affordable, it was always on the spotlight. Everyone started wanting one. Some manufacturers even made a way to squeeze their prices more by cutting off on the hardware department, which unfortunately some consumers dislike. That's where featurephones come in mind. If you're on a really tight budget, this phone might be the right one for you, instead of sticking on an affordable but laggy, underperforming phone.

Alcatel may have been more focused on their smartphones but they didn't forget about making featurephones for simple people. And today, I'm featuring the Alcatel Tribe 3040, a device that will soon be launched in the country. Let's take a look at the specs below.

Alcatel Tribe 3040 specifications:
3.5" HVGA TN 262k color display
320 x 480 pixels resolution
GSM quadband (850/900/1800/1900)
260MHz processor
128MB internal memory
1MB end user memory
expandable up to 8GB
2MP camera
Obigo Q03c browser
Bluetooth 3.0/WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
microUSB v.1.1
Facebook/Twitter apps
single-sim/dual-sim
1000 mAh battery
560h standby
8h talktime
17h music playtime
3h charging time

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Judging the Tribe 3040's specs, this could be a perfect phone for those looking for a simple call and text phone with a smartphone feel in it. The screen is large enough especially for a featurephone. With that processor, we couldn't expect multitasking but I guess it would be fine for a secondary phone. A good addition is the dual-sim (for the dual-sim version - Alcatel Tribe 3040D) which can save you from the hassle of swapping sims. The battery capacity is large enough for me, considering you will only use it for basic phone functions.

There's no price and availability date yet but we'll keep you posted.

Who's up for a battle with this phone and the upcoming Nokia Asha 501?