Rebranding changes Alcatel OneTouch to… Alcatel

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It’s still early on in the new year, and so there’s time for a company to rebrand itself with a new identity for the future. TCL Communication’s Alcatel OneTouch announced today at MWC 2016 in Barcelona a rebranding of its own that will condense the name to just Alcatel.

With the new name comes a new logo and new focus.

Dan Dery, CMO at Alcatel, said this about the rebranding:

“Millennials want to have fun, but they also want those experiences to be simple, meaningful and authentic. Because both quality and price are important to millennials, we feel that Alcatel — with our DNA of making innovation accessible to everyone — is uniquely in tune with their needs.”

Alcatel will be targeting millennials by engaging with the group and designing products carefully considered for them. The company sees college students, young adults, young professionals, and young parents as the target for the newest phones and tablets they’re offering.

The Idol 4 series, Pop 4 series, Pixi 4 series, and the Plus 10 are all carrying the new branding and fresh design choices meant to deliver a unique, whole mobile experience.

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Keeping It Simple: ALCATEL ONETOUCH Becomes ALCATEL

MWC, Barcelona, 20 February 2016 ALCATEL ONETOUCH, a member of TCL Communication, announces that it will now be operating under the name ALCATEL.

With its business in key segments and markets increasing, ALCATEL felt it was the right time to launch the new branding. In tune with its target market of millennials, ALCATEL is simplifying: simplifying its name, simplifying their message and streamlining their devices.

Consumer focused devices and consumer focused marketing

With the launch of its new branding, ALCATEL is also increasing its engagement with millennials, who are uncompromising in what they expect from brands in their everyday lives. ALCATEL seeks to offer the features and technology their customers need, but keep surprising the users with great experiences.

Aimed at college students/young adults, young professionals and young parents, the brand’s new lineup, currently being launched at Mobile World Congress, offers an array of personalized choices particularly suited to these markets, including fun customizable covers, DJ mixing software, amped-up audio systems and the innovative virtual reality experience.

  • IDOL 4 series: The ALCATEL flagship augments the user experience with a Boom Key that enhances taking photos, listening to music, gaming and more
  • POP 4 series: “Designed by you, inside and out,” with vast collection of colors and styles, and optional technology upgrades
  • PIXI 4 series: Offers a comprehensive and reliable user experience at an affordable price
  • PLUS 10: The brand’s first connected 2-in-1 Windows® device for unbeatable productivity on-the-move

Fun, But Thoughtful  

“Millennials want to have fun, but they also want those experiences to be simple, meaningful and authentic,” said Dan Dery, Chief Marketing Officer at ALCATEL. “Because both quality and price are important to millennials, we feel that ALCATEL — with our DNA of making innovation accessible to everyone — is uniquely in tune with their needs.”


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the LG V20 and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.