Alcatel just launched a new tablet to relatively no fanfare at all. Meet the Pop 7 LTE, available exclusively from T-Mobile right now.
Designed to be “the perfect 17-inch accessory for the kitchen,” Alcatel’s 17-inch tablet, the Xess, will be available for pre-purchase April 22.
At IFA 2015, Alcatel OneTouch announced the GO Play for consumers who want to buy a durable phone at a very affordable price; however, the company’s rebranding at MWC 2016 put it in limbo. A release date was never provided at launch and Alcatel didn’t mentioned the GO Play in Barcelona last month. But today the GO Play, out of nowhere, went on sale. And it’s price is mighty attractive for those who dislike purchasing devices through carriers.
In 2015, Alcatel’s Idol 3 burst onto the scene as one of the best off-contract phones for anyone wanting to unchain themselves from carriers without compromising the quality expected from a flagship. The price of the phone has always been very attractive at $279, but Amazon currently has the Idol 3 for an even better price.
Alcatel is back with three new phones, the Pop 4, Pop 4+, and Pop 4S. The phones are all about customization and allowing users to make it truly unique to them.
Newly-rebranded Alcatel is starting its year with a new flagship to join put its new name on. Last year, Alcatel OneTouch released the Idol 3 which surprised everyone and earned praise from critics and consumers. The Idol 3 basically came out of nowhere and proved to be an excellent phone for those wanting to get away from carrier commitments but not lose quality by only spending a few hundred dollars. It really showed the world what you could have for less than $300. Now the company is back with the Idol 4 series, two phones acting as the Idol 3’s successor for 2016. The Idol 4 and Idol 4S are thin, made with metal frames and glass backs, and have slight texture to give that premium look and feel.
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.
Earlier today, an unannounced Alcatel smartphone made a pitstop at the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we’re more than likely looking at the upcoming OneTouch Conquest, which will be heading to Boost Mobile.
When ALCATEL announced their new ONETOUCH Watch at CES 2015, they indicated they had plans to make it available in the U.S. market through a new online store. Those plans have come to pass as a couple versions of the smartwatch are now listed on the web site. The small/medium band version of the ONETOUCH Watch is listed as “coming soon” for the previously announced price of $149.99. Potential buyers can go ahead and add the smartwatch to their cart to pre-order it, which ALCATEL indicates will be available on April 30th. Read more