updated 11:15 am EDT, Tue May 15, 2007
Alcatel C825 Vintage
Alcatel today added a new media phone to its C-series phones. The C825, better known as the Vintage Slider, is meant to recall classic electronics with a copper and chrome look; even so, it also pushes advanced media with MP3 playback and dedicated music controls directly below the screen. A 128MB microSD card helps users get started, the company says. Stereo Bluetooth and a 1.3-megapixel camera with USB webcam support round out the phone's media features.
The Vintage is a tri-band GSM phone and should reach Europe first in June or July. A North American release is possible given Alcatel's presence in the US, but wasn't included as part of the announcement.