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    Day 2 of CES (which is still day zero, as the show starts today, January 6) has been a rather busy day. Also known as "press day", it's when most of the companies show off their latest tech. Not that the day before was any slouch. In case you missed all the action on January 4, you can go ahead and see what you missed. Otherwise, read on for a recap of the most notable things that happened on January 5, 2016. Alcatel OneTouch Alcatel OneTouch brought a mix of Android and Windows 10 Mobile devices to this year's CES. There's a new OneTouch Pixi 4 family of smartphones with something for ...

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    Technically, the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas only kicks off on Wednesday, January 6. But the very Monday after New Year’s has always been the actual inauguration day of the internationally renowned technology trade show, as all exhibitors want an early piece of the spotlight. Some lower-profile ones, like Alcatel OneTouch, know full well they have to get a head start on their product announcements to make a few headlines, and stir up the interest of CES attendees. The Pixi 4 family, Pixi 3 tablet, and CareTime kid-friendly wearable will be displayed at Alcatel’s booth ...

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    Although Lumia 950’s AT&T exclusivity stateside was initially supposed to be limited and expire within three months of the flagship phone’s debut, it’s possible Microsoft’s new software update policy permanently drove away other carriers. There’s no word of an approaching T-Mobile expansion, let alone Sprint or Verizon launches, and instead Magenta is reportedly looking to sell an entry-level, low-cost Windows 10 Mobile device starting next month. The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL was rendered in both Android and Windows flavors back in October, subsequently seeing daylight on ...

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    After spoiling fans of AT&T prepaid subsidiary Cricket Wireless with a robust yet exquisitely cheap 5.5-inch Idol 3, up-and-coming device manufacturer Alcatel OneTouch has a big surprise in store for MetroPCS and T-Mobile customers too. Well, the Fierce XL hasn’t exactly been the world’s best kept secret, as specs of a Windows version were leaked a long time ago, then renders of both that and an alternative Android model surfaced about ten days back. But the handheld is still big (literally), at 5.5 inches, loaded with 5.1 Lollipop software goodies, and quite affordable, as ...

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    In the interest of device manufacturer equality, the most prominent figure in the mobile leaking business has recently started giving phones from smaller brands some pre-release time in the spotlight. Of course, Alcatel isn’t exactly a high-profile Samsung, Apple, LG or even Huawei rival, but the looming OneTouch Fierce XL deserves a bit of attention, since it’s one of the very few non-Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile products on the horizon. By no means a flagship, the 5.5-incher was revealed last month to pack a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 2GB RAM, and 4G LTE connectivity, which ...

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    Up-and-coming TCL-owned device manufacturer Alcatel had quite a strong showing at IFA 2015 earlier this month, essentially taking the wraps off at least one model of everything you can think of. Cross-platform smartwatches, rugged phones, ultra-low-cost Androids, slightly higher-end handhelds, a gigantic tablet, you name it, Alcatel brought it to Berlin. Incredibly enough, there’s even more to come from the budget specialist, including a Windows phablet and camera-centric 5-inch Android. The latter has just quietly gone official under the moniker OneTouch Flash 2, obviously following in ...

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    You know you’ve made it as a device manufacturer lacking Apple or Samsung’s big marketing bucks when one of your unreleased, unannounced cost-conscious Windows handhelds has its specifications disclosed by mobile leak legend @evleaks on Twitter. Of course, Alcatel OneTouch is still not exactly what you’d call a household name in the smartphone business, despite promising recent launches of the Idol 3 “budget flagship”, rugged Go Play, customizable Pop Star, or even the eerily familiar Idol 3C, and ultra-low-end Pixi First. We shouldn’t forget about the Chinese company’s ...

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    It’s a tablet. It’s an Android all-in-one PC. It’s… something else entirely. A tablet “so different we can’t call it a tablet”, according to the device’s very manufacturer. That’s right, Alcatel Onetouch is playfully uncertain exactly how to market the colossal 17.3-inch Xess, which manages to get a precious head start on that crazy rumored 18.4-inch Samsung pad. Of course, this isn’t the first time we’re seeing Android loaded on a physical keyboard-lacking touchscreen device rivaling the sheer size of your home computer, but what makes the Xess special at a first ...

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    Alcatel Onetouch’s IFA 2015 product announcements aren’t quite done yet, and much like the Go Watch and Go Play phone, the Pop Star handheld aims to stand out with a quirky, special feature or two, and presumably, sensible pricing. The 5-inch Android isn’t as rugged as the Go Play, or sporty like the Go Watch, instead allowing consumers to “really express themselves” with the choice of more than a dozen different rear covers. You can pick a hip finish and freaky paint job from the Funky Collection, go a more glamorous route with the Fashion Collection, or in an obvious nod to ...

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    We're already moving into the second half of 2015, and it's been a great year for smartphones — and the people looking to buy one. We've seen devices improve across the board at all different price points, from the affordable to the high-dollar. It's getting harder and harder to buy a *bad* phone these days, as the market grows more mature and full of great options all around. But of course, there still has to be that one "gotta have it" phone. For all different kinds of people, these are our top picks for the best smartphones in early 2015. [embed width="780" ...

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    A good audio experience is one of the biggest deciding factors for me when I’m looking into buying a new smartphone. “Does it have front-facing speakers?” “How loud do the speakers get?” “What about earpiece sound quality?” Especially given how much music I listen to and how many YouTube videos I watch with my friends and coworkers on a daily basis, having loud, clear sound no matter where I go is important to me. Ever since the One M7, HTC has become sort of a household name when it comes to smartphone audio. Its BoomSound speakers are louder than just about anything else ...

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    “You get what you pay for.” We’ve all heard that before. The philosophy is simple: inexpensive products are shoddy, pricey ones are premium. Working for two years as a sales rep at T-Mobile, I’ve seen countless customers come in to complain about their $100 smartphone, only for an overhearing bystander holding the latest flagship to chime in with that very phrase. But like all black-and-white statements, there are exceptions to this idea, and the Idol 3 from Alcatel OneTouch may be the biggest exception of them all. I wasn’t thrilled when I was first approached about reviewing ...

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    Over the past few days, we've talked about lots of new mobile hardware that premiered at CES 2015, from flagship smartphones to interesting little accessories. That spread's included more than a few models from Alcatel Onetouch, such as the Pixi 3, a hardware platform that will be available configured in your choice of three different mobile operating systems, as well as a very affordable circular-screened smartwatch (above). But we'd forgive you for thinking “Alcatel Onetouch? Where the heck do I find one of those?” Well, depending on your carrier, you may already have a few options ...

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    Lots of news coming from the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show and we're only on Day 1. Today, it's time for Alcatel OneTouch to introduce its new products, and, pictured above, is the new PIXI 3 family of products. “We are proud to announce the launch of our high-performing PIXI 3 family, which supports different OS platforms” said Dan Dery, the company's CMO. The PIXI 3 product family supports Firefox, Android, as well as Windows. We're looking at four different devices, out of which those with higher resolutions support 4G connectivity as well. Check out the specs for each ...

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    Aside from lots of smartphones and a tablet, Alcatel OneTouch is also introducing a smartwatch, joining the wearables game. As expected, the smart timepiece has a round shape (in line with current trends), and is compatible with both the iPhone and Android phones. There will be different style options to choose from, including sporty dark red/volcano black, feminine all-white, classic chrome/dark gray and elegant metal-white. Materials used include brushed chrome, micro-textured resin bands and white stainless steel. In terms of its capabilities, the Alcatel OneTouch Watch has a 1.22-inch ...

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    If 2014 was the year that smartwatches started getting more legitimate, 2015 is already looking like the year that wearables mature even further. One of the first wearables announced in 2014 was by Alcatel Onetouch, a manufacturer that's managed to fit a round screen (something that would have had our jaws drop had we seen it a year ago) into a chassis that stays ultra-affordable – at least, compared to other devices like the Moto 360. The company let us try out the product at CES 2015, so here's our Alcatel Onetouch Watch hands-on and initial impressions video. The Watch is ...

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    It's been a long time coming, but smartphones that share the same hardware across disparate operating systems are finally starting to go mainstream. Sure, models like the HTC HD2 have managed to run nearly every OS under the sun thanks to a dedicated dev community, but we're talking commercial support here: like how HTC introduced that Windows Phone version of its One M8. Now Alcatel Onetouch is the latest to join that crew with a new tri-platform lineup of phones, as well as the arrival of a new, affordable smartwatch. The Pixi 3 can run your choice of Android, Firefox OS, or Windows ...

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    Phones today are getting larger and larger. I hearken back to the days when it was fun to brag about how small your smartphone was. Now, it’s all about the size of the boat, and not so much about the motion in the ocean. There’s just one small problem with big phones – evolution. You see, a billion years (give or take a few billion) of trial and error have determined what an ideal hand size is on a biped. Spoiler alert, it isn’t big enough to hold a Note. So what is a big-screen toting user to do? Obviously, some compromises have to be made. If you want all that prime screen real ...

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    Android has joined iOS at the 64-bit table, having seen the recent launches of phones like the HTC Desire 820 with 64-bit SoCs at their core. Where does that leave Windows Phone, though? Will we see Microsoft actively pursue 64-bit components for its platform's hardware? As it turns out, Windows Phone may be coming to 64-bit handsets sooner than you might expect, as we get word of an upcoming model running a 64-bit Snapdragon 410. Remember that confusing Alcatel Onetouch Pop 2 IFA launch? The one that announced a new family of smartphones, but was painfully vague with its details, not the ...

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    Yesterday we shared with you news of a couple of the latest products form Alcatel Onetouch to launch at IFA 2014, the Hero 8 tablet and Hero 2 phablet. Before the company calls the expo a wrap, though, it's got some additional hardware to show off, and this morning announces its Pop 2 family of devices. The Pop 2 lineup includes handsets of various sizes and materials, including some premium options. Both 4.5-inch and 5-inch versions will be available, powered by the new Snapdragon 410 SoC with its 64-bit support. One of the highlights of the family promises to be its multiple color ...

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    A little earlier today we brought you news of the first Alcatel Onetouch smartphone to debut at IFA 2014 this year, the six-inch Hero 2. While it didn't look like much of a show-stopper, it managed to combine a metal build with a big screen and decent battery, not to mention the inclusion of a stylus – even if it was capacitive. Now we've got one more model from the manufacturer to share with you, as it announces the Hero 8 tablet. The Hero 8 has (surprise, surprise) an eight-inch screen, and thankfully it's a 1900 x 1200 panel. The tablet's powered by an octa-core MediaTek MTK8392 SoC, ...

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    After new devices today from Microsoft, HTC, Huawei, and more, it's now Alcatel Onetouch's turn to start showcasing some hardware of its own, and it's getting us started with its latest phablet, the six-inch Hero 2. The Hero 2 features a six-inch 1080p display, runs a 2GHz octa-core SoC, and has a 13.1MP main camera with 5MP front-facer. There's only one 16GB storage option, but that's user-expandable via microSD. The phone packs 2GB of RAM, has a 3100mAh batter, and will arrive running Android 4.4. So what's so notable about this guy? Alcatel Onetouch points out the expansive display, ...

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    During CES this year, Alcatel unveiled the One Touch Idol X+, destined for China and other non-US markets. US availability details were scarce at the time, pictures and other information sent in to Android Central have us thinking that a U.S. launch on AT&T could be imminent. For those of you who are just hearing about the phone (and we don't blame you), it features high-end specs such as a 2 GHz octa-core CPU, and a 1080p 5-inch display. It initally launched with Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, but this AT&T version reportedly rocks Android 4.4.2, KitKat. Some other points of interest ...

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    With March now upon us, the early year expo season has drawn to a close, as first CES and then MWC delivered their one-two punch of new hardware, services, accessories, and as much mobile news as we could handle. With Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera on the floor in Barcelona, we had dozens of great opportunities to check out all the new Mobile World Congress gear for ourselves, while our team back in the States brought you word of the latest product announcements as they broke, while also swinging by New York City to check out the US side of Samsung's Unpacked event. While the whole week is ...

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    While the big news at MWC is coming from those companies hosting large press events, we knew going in that we'd also be hearing a lot from some of the smaller players. Sure, they may not have handsets that capture our imagination for months, like the Galaxy S 5 has managed to, but this is a big industry, with room for flagships and budget models alike. Today, we learn about a few of the latter from Alcatel, announcing its One Touch Idol 2, One Touch Idol 2 Mini, and the One Touch Pop Fit. The Idol 2 runs a 1.2GHz quad-core SoC, has a five-inch 720p LCD, an 8MP rear camera with 1.3MP ...

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