Alcatel Venture / Premiere
Phone Scoop Review
Mar 19, 2012 by Eric M. Zeman
Alcatel offers the Venture to Virgin Mobile's prepaid crowd, an Android smartphone that includes a QWERTY keyboard, Gingerbread, and a 2-megapixel camera. Here's Phone Scoop's full review of this $99, no-contract smartphone. read review ›
No Battery Life
Pros: Cheap Price for an android, touch screen with qwerty keyboard.
Cons: No battery life, No memory, Buttons on keyboard are very hard to use.
Overall...I wouldn't suggest this phone to no one.
Nice Basic Android Phone
You can pick these up for $39 and it is a nice basic Android phone. It is a great value for that price.
You get the Google Play store for apps. Touch screen and real physical keyboard.
It is a great basic Android phone for light duty users.
Battery life is ok. Again for light duty. The audio quality is quite good. Clear and pretty loud.
I have an HTC EVO for my primary VM phone, but use this for times when I don't want my $300 phone stolen or damaged. If I lose this puppy then no big deal.
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Carrier: Virgin Mobile
I've been a Blackberry user for a number of years but finally gave up on them after having my last on fail after less than a year. I wanted a couple months and researched pricing I found this model at my local Radio Shack for $79.99 about 1/4 of what I paid for my 1st Blackberry. Now I'm not going to list Pros and Cons cause I haven't really gotten to fully use all the features because I had to replace my 1st one after failed after a 2 days. Overall it it feels a lot smaller and lighter than any other 'smartphone I've ever used. I'm not a fan of touch screens in general so I kinda learning to love it. My biggest issue is with the battery-not really up to the task, I was barely getting 6 hours or in some cases less, which is not acceptable, but overall I do like it