Alcatel’s been involved in some rather crude celebrity tie ins of late (The Professor Green phone, anyone?) but this new “celebratory” edition Alcatel One Touch commemorating the royal wedding next is bit too far, one thinks.
It’s the same old One Touch blower, complete with “dazzling” 1.5-inch colour screen, FM radio and alarm clock and calculator functionality. It just so happens to be adorned with a terrible Union jack cover, and comes pre-loaded with a ringtone of Mendelssohn’s famous Wedding March.
The question is, do you want to celebrate the marriage of two people you’ve likely never met by owning a phone with their initials on, for years? This seems like the sort of gift better suited to a tacky ceremony out of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. It’s a good thing it only costs £14.95 on Pay As You Go (Via Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy), or it’d be off with one’s head, for sure.