ALCATEL ONETOUCH Watch surfaces on online store for $150

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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.
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Alcatel’s OneTouch Idol 3 comes with 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display, can take calls upside down

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It’s the opening day at Mobile World Congress, and straight after the HTC event we have Alcatel OneTouch announcing the Idol 3 that will be available with either a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display. The Idol 3’s main claim to fame is that it can be used upside down. So if you often pick up your smartphone upside down when answering a call, with the Idol 3 it won’t matter because there are microphones and speakers at both ends of the phone. How nifty is that? We have specifications for both variants after the break.
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[Deal] Grab the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet for free at T-Mobile for Valentine’s Day

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If you’re a T-Mobile customer and in need of a new tablet, you’re in luck. They have brought back the “Tablet on Us” promotion to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Starting this Thursday, February 12, you can grab the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 for $0 down and $0 payments assuming you have a qualifying data plan (1GB or higher). All you will have to do is pay the sales tax and keep your plan for 24 months. Not a bad deal.

The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 might not be the greatest tablet in the world, but we are talking Free and it will work on-the-go with its 4G connectivity.

You have until February 16th to get in on this deal.


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A Palm smartphone running Android? It could happen in 2015

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Oh how I remember dropping by my local CompUSA in the 90s to buy the first Palm Pilot. Now after the brand (and WebOS) has been killed by HP, it just might be coming back from the dead.

It appears Alcatel Onetouch has bought the Palm trademarks from HP by means of a shell corporation called Wide Progress Global Limited. The transfer of the trademarks was signed by the President of the Americas and Pacific of Alcatel Onetouch.


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MetroPCS offering entry-level Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 tablet

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If you’re a MetroPCS customer and in the market for a new, cheap tablet, there’s a pretty good deal available available for you right now.

The prepaid carrier (through T-Mobile) is offering the Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 tablet for $149 (plus tax) on a pretty inexpensive data plan. For $10/month, you can get unlimited data, which siphons off 1GB  of data to the Pop 7 tablet. If you add the device to an existing plan, you’ll get a $5 monthly discount off your bill. Here are the rates for current subscribers, straight from MetroPCS/T-Mobile’s press release..

  • $10 / month: Unlimited data with first 1GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
  • $20 / month: Unlimited data with first 3GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
  • $30 / month: Unlimited data with first 5GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds

The tablet itself isn’t much in itself — a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch display, 8.9 mm thin, Wi-Fi/4G/Bluetooth and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean — but it still isn’t a bad deal for prepaid customers looking to expand their tech arsenal.

Hit the break for the link to the press release.

Source: MetroPCS/T-Mobile

T-Mobile to add Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2 and Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 to portfolio

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A couple leaked press images reveal some new Alcatel devices are on their way to T-Mobile. The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2 and Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 are successors to a pair of budget smartphones that T-Mobile released last fall. No pricing or availability information leaked with the images, but the original OneTouch Fierce and OneTouch Evolve sold for only a few dollars per month.
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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,
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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.

Hit the break to see the front of the Idol X+.
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