Posts tagged with: Alcatel
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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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    Alcatel introduced the One Touch Scribe, and Scribe X models, alongside the One Touch Idol Ultra, at the beginning of 2013, at CES. We haven't heard too many thing about these devices but we're now hearing that the company might be working on a six-inch phablet (bumping the screen size from five-inches in the devices named above). The image above purportedly describes the OneTouch Scribe Pro, with a six-inch display of yet unknown resolution. Accompanying that is a quad-core processor with speeds of 1.5GHz, a 13.1-megapixel camera, 3,400mAh battery and dual-SIM operation. There's also a ...

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    Thinnest smartphone is one of those records like fastest production car, where we're more interested in it from an academic sense then necessarily making the winning model a part of our lives. Just as we don't really need a car that can go 270MPH (especially if that gas-guzzling 16-cylinder engine means we're only getting 10MPG), the thinnest phone may not be the most comfortable to use, nor the most rugged design. Still, it's interesting to keep track of progress. Recently, we heard that a new Oppo phone, its model R809T, might take the thinnest spot away from the 6.45-millimeter Alcatel ...

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    Man, have I ever got a bad feeling about Firefox OS hardware. I've been in this game long enough to know not to be blinded by specs, and appreciate what a difference the platform can make; just look at Windows Phone, which has done admirably well with hardware that's a solid generation behind Android. I can also appreciate that Firefox OS is looking to launch in markets where cost is going to be a big deal, and that's more true than ever when we're talking about a largely unknown, unproven platform. Still, I am all sorts of concerned with the kind of hardware we've been seeing, and worry ...

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    Following up a surprisingly decent showing at the CES, Alcatel is back with new devices to share at the Mobile World Congress, bringing us models like the Firefox-OS-running One Touch Fire we just learned about. While that one was seriously low-end, Alcatel's smartphone lineup is anything but one-note, and models like that are balanced out by phones like the 1080p Android the company just revealed, its One Touch Idol X. The One Touch Idol X is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz SoC, comes with 16GB of internal storage, and has a five-inch full HD display. The processor may be slightly below ...

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    Recently, all of our Firefox OS news has looked at the first hardware on which the platform will be available, but at today's MWC event, Mozilla had some time to more broadly talk about its operating system, the philosophy behind it, and what we can expect as it starts its global roll-out. We just mentioned the European launch, but initial availability will also include Central and South America; all told, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and Venezuela will be included in the first wave. We've heard about ZTE's and Alcatel's Firefox OS offerings, and ...

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    Mozilla's MWC event is currently underway, so while we should have more news on the global launch of its new platform in just a few minutes, one detail has arrived a little early, upon Deutsche Telekom announcing its plans to bring the first Firefox OS smartphone to Europe, in the form of the Alcatel One Touch Fire. Poland will be the first European nation to get its hands on the One Touch Fire, with sales starting sometime this summer. Before the end of the year, the smartphone will be available in additional countries throughout Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, we don't yet have any specs ...

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    Alcatel brought its line-up to the US with the occasion of CES 2013 where it announced phones as well as a phablet, but the story doesn't end there. The OneTouch EVO 7 tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich was announced in October of last year and the manufacturer took this opportunity to show it off, alongside the new OneTouch EVO 7 HD. The EVO 7 features a seven-inch screen with WSVGA resolution of 600 x 1,024 pixels, a single-core CPU clocking at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card), a VGA front-facer, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on-board. The EVO 7 HD ...

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    Alcatel? Who's that? Maybe you're more familiar with Lucent Technologies. Lucent was a telecommunications company established back in 1996 through the "demerger" of the former AT&T Technologies business unit from AT&T Corporation. Lucent went on to become a well-known name in enterprise-level telecom equipment, providing medium- to large-sized companies with VoIP, PBX, and PSTN phone solutions. Lucent's stock roared from $8 to $84/share but was ultimately another victim of the Dot Com Bubble's collapse. By October 2002 their stock was worth only 55 cents. In December 2006 Lucent ...

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