O2 have finaly got the Alcatel onetouch 990 out in the UK, only 2 weeks after the 'offical' launch they have stock in store... £99.99 + £10 topup (if your not an existing customer)..
It's quite another nice little budget Android device, in a market that seems to be filling up, its a lot more sturdy built than the ZTE Blade, feels nice and heavy, but still plastic, there are 4 front buttons, 3 of them being touch and 1 physical.. it has the USB and headphone socket at the top of the device, and seems quite a nice little device.
From Stock it's running 2.2.2 and has a fair amount of customisation going ontop, but not as bad as the Bloat that Orange inflict on their devices. It has quite a strange layout, Alcatel seem to split the system partition into 2 and then applied a bunch of nasty hacks to get it working, so there are two app directory and a 3rd directory where the resources for the apps on the system partition live.... I'm really at a loss as to why they did this, when it all ends up on the internal storage anyway....
Anyway, as ever I have build a copy of Clockwork Mod Recovery for it, and updated the Stock ROM to the usual place..
http://blog.podtwo.c.../alcatel ot990'> http://blog.podtwo.com/tag/alcatel ot990
I'm working on a debranded ROM, but due to the strange partition layout its trickier than usual... probably be out in the next few days.