Alcatel unveils the One Touch Idol 2, Idol 2 Mini and Pop Fit smartphones

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Alcatel has unveiled three new smartphones named One Touch Idol 2, Idol 2 Mini and Pop Fit.

The Idol 2 features a  5-inch IPS LCD display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and 7.3mm body and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 MP camera, 1.3 MP front camera and supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and 3G connectivity. In addition, the smartphone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly bean. The 3G model has a price tag of €199 ($273) while the 4G model is priced at €249 ($342).

The Idol mini 2 has a 4.5-inch 540×960 display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 MP camera, » Read the rest

TCL (Alcatel) Idol X+ leaks in high quality close-up images, sports dual SIM support

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Right on the heels of its last leak comes new images of the Idol X+ from TCL (Alcatel). In the image above, you can see clearly there is dual SIM support due to the “SIM 2″ slot. According to GSM Insider, the Idol X+ has “a front-facing camera together with light sensor to trace the brightness. On the rear-side, there is a camera lens and also single LED flash.” Also, the Idol X+ is going to have MediaTek’s new octa-core processor that we’ve been seeing plenty of as of late. The power button is on the top of the handset and there is a 3.5mm audio jack up there as well.

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Successor to Alcatel Idol X appears to be in the works, images leak

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TCL Corporation, parent company of Alcatel, announced a few days ago that they were preparing a successor to their Idol X device tentatively named the Idol X+. Based on the MediaTek logo spotted in some images that leaked online, the device is expected to come with MediaTek’s latest high-end octa-core processer. Other specs are unknown, but something in the 5-inch or better range with 2GB of RAM and of course, a high-end processor, is expected. » Read the rest

Photos of colorful OneTouch Pop 7-inch tablets from Alcatel leaked

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Alcatel looks to be preparing some colorful new devices. The best leaker in the business, @evleaks, has provided us with the above photo showing these new colorful 7-inch tablets from Alcatel, allegedly part of the OneTouch Pop family. OneTouch Pop, if you remember,  is the same family that has the colorful budget phones in other parts of the world.

Along with the colors above, black will also be an option. The backplates will be removable and switchable to change hues as often as you want. Also, it looks like there will be a translucent flip-cover for safety. There’s not much additional information on these, but we’ll be sure to let you know as we hear more.

Source: @evleaks

Alcatel One Touch Fierce and Evolve coming to T-Mobile in October

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ALCATEL ONE TOUCHIf you’re looking for a budget Android phone, T-Mobile is going to carry both the Alcatel One Touch Fierce (pictured above) and One Touch Evolve (pictured below) on October 5. The Fierce sports a 4.5-inch (960 x 540) display, a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1,800mAh battery, and Android 4.2. The Fierce will be available at select stores beginning October 5, and will be available in all stores, select dealers, and online starting October 23. It will run you $19.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $6 each.

The Evolve (pictured below) comes with a 4-inch (800 x 480) display, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 5MP rear camera, and Android 4.1. It will be available in select stores on October 5, and will be available in all stores, select dealers, and online on October 16. It will run you $27.99 down and 24 equal monthly payments of $3 each.

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Alcatel Wireless introduces its OneTouch Star smartphone, brings Jelly Bean goodies to a modest package

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Modest wireless carrier Alcatel has gotten in the spirit of Valentine’s Day and formally introduced its OneTouch Star smartphone. This device comes in a lovely pink shade and will come with all the bells and whistles found in a typical lower-level midrange device: an AMOLED display with an 800 x 480 resolution, a 1GHz dual-core processing unit plus 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and oh by the way will arrive with Jelly Bean fully-loaded.

No word on when it will be available exactly, but we suspect we’ll see it at a certain trade show coming up very soon

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Hands on with the Alcatel Scribe HSPA+ Smartphone [Video]

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One of the more stunning revelations at CES has been the intriguing, yet attractive Alcatel Scribe X HSPA+ smartphone. Right off the bat, you can see the device’s large, but gorgeous 5-inch 1080p display which demonstrates the fluidity of the quad-core MediaTek processor in all its wonderful glory. In addition to seeing the gorgeous (and welcomed near-stock Android UI), we can see one of the big features that’s highlighted as the device is fitted with its special smart cover accessory.

The Scribe HSPA+ is due to arrive in stores and retailers shortly, while the Scribe HD-LTE will land on shelves by year’s end. To see the humble, but impressive device– hit the break to check out the video.

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Hands on with the Alcatel One Touch Tab 7 HD, Tab 8 HD, and EVO 7 HD Tablets [Video]

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Alcatel announced an update to its line of tablets yesterday, effectively bringing fresh hardware across the spectrum. The Tab7HD features a 7-inch WXGA 1280 x 800 IPS display powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The larger Tab8HD sports the same specs as the smaller Tab7HD, although with a larger 8-inch display.

The One Touch Evo 7 HD utilizes the same internals as the other devices, though it comes with the option to purchase an additional mobile data module which Alcatel is claiming to be the first of its kind. With the additional HSPA+ module, the device is slated to be available for $249 at launch. There will also be a 4G LTE version in the future for $349.

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Hands on with Alcatel Idol and Idol Ultra smartphones [Video]

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Along with its new line of Evo tablets, Alcatel is dipping its toes into the higher-end Android smartphone market with the introduction of its Idol and Idol Ultra handsets.

The company is touting its One Touch Idol Ultra as the thinnest smartphone currently on the market, measuring in at just 6.45mm thick. It also sports a 4.7-inch OLED HD display and an 8-megapixel camera. The One Touch Idol is aimed more towards the lower-end market, featuring a 4.7-inch qHD panel and an 8-megapixel camera. Both devices run atop Mediatek’s 1.2GHz dual-core 6577 processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. » Read the rest

Alcatel updating Evo line of tablets

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Earlier today we reported on Alcatel’s new products being shown at CES 2013. These included some high end smartphones, some new tablet devices, and some lower end smartphones. New products are not the only thing Alcatel is announcing today. They are also releasing some details about some upgrades to their existing line of Alcatel One Touch Evo tablets. The One Touch Evo 7 HD is very similar to the One Touch Tab 7 HD with both devices sporting 7-inch WXGA 1280 x 800 screens backed by 1GB RAM, a 1.6GHz cpu and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Even the base price is the same at $179. However, the One Touch Evo 7 HD has the option to add a mobile data module. Two versions are available – 3G for $249 and 4G for $349.

Moving down a bit, mirroring the One Touch Tab 7 is the One Touch Evo 7. This 7-inch 1024 x 600 screen device carries 1GB of RAM, a single-core 1GHz cpu and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The mobile data option is not as impressive either with only an HSPA+21 module and Bluetooth 2.1. Pricing has not been announced for this model.

Be sure to check back throughout the day here at TalkAndroid for more CES 2013 coverage.

source: Engadget

 

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