TCL’s sub-$500 5G phone?! Butterfly Hinge & more (video)

It’s CES 2020, and even if mobile is not necessarily what this show is known for, TCL is giving us a sneak peak of what to expect for their mobile launch at MWC.

TCL announces Alcatel product lineup for the first half of 2020

TCL has unveiled its line-up for the first half of 2020 at the ongoing CES, with smartphones, tablets, as well as a mobile USB dongle.
Alcatel 3V

Alcatel 3V (2019) available in the U.S. at $189.99

Announced at the beginning of the month, the Alcatel 3V (2019) is now available in the United States on Metro by T-Mobile.

TCL launches Alcatel JOY TAB KIDS, an Android tablet for children

TCL is announcing a tablet specifically designed for children, with the Alcatel…

TCL announces two Alcatel phones and one tablet

TCL brought two Alcatel phones and a tablet to Berlin this year: the Alcatel 3X, the Alcatel 1V, and the Alcatel Smart Tab 7.

Entire Alcatel line-up of MWC 2019 budget phones leaked

Alcatel has had six of its budget phones leak out, specs and all. And we’re about to learn more from the company about its smartphones at MWC 2019.

Alcatel and ZTE prepare Android Pie budget phones

Two new budget phones are expected to be unveiled soon. The Alcatel 1S and the ZTE Blade A5 2019 will probably be cheap judging by the specs.

Alcatel ONYX makes it to Cricket Wireless for $120

TCL’s mobilizing its new budget phone lineup to the prepaid networks and it begins with AT&T-onwed Cricket with a modified version of the new Alcael 1X.

CES 2019 Wrap-Up: What we covered

From $400 gaming phones to strong laptops that weigh a little, write a lot and a whole lot more. Plus, watches and headphones!

TCL pre-announces Alcatel and BlackBerry plans, edge-to-edge displays for CES 2019

New mid-range and budget phones to be expected, further availability of the latest BlackBerries and edge-to-edge displays are due in Vegas.

Metro by T-Mobile to pick up Alcatel 1X Evolve, price to be revealed

The Alcatel 1X came on T-Mobile and left behind its original Android Go nature. The Alcatel 1X Evolve steps it up a tad on Metro by T-Mobile.

Samsung still leads, Huawei gaining, Nokia growing in global smartphone shipments

The smartphone market remains stagnant, not really growing at all for the third quarter of 2018. But the microcosms in the trends data are intriguing.

Alcatel 3T 8 drops Android Go to make its way to T-Mobile

It was the first tablet to bring in Android Go, but there’s more to the 3T 8 than dancing light on its feet. And it’ll get to do so on a major network.

Survey says Samsung’s business out front, iPhone’s party at back in university

Occasionally, we come across these unscientific, weird surveys that characterize owners of certain brands of phones in certain ways.

Alcatel 3T 8 brings Android Go with LTE to a tablet

TCL’s BlackBerry Mobile may have taken the most attention at IFA 2018 for the company, but Alcatel is still chuggin’ at it.

Alcatel 1 is $80, but there’s one big feature missing…

TCL has added another option at the budget end of its phone offerings and it is as bare bones as it can get. But is it worth $80?

MetroPCS snatches up sub-$200 Alcatel 7, but it’s free for select customers

You’ll have to be switching from another network to get it for free and the Alcatel 7 looks to be something that may punch above its original value.

Alcatel 5V wants to be a flagship phone for $200

Like many of its compatriots this year, the Alcatel 5V aims to provide a lot of essentials with pretty good specs, but at an affordable cost.

Alcatel 1 with Android Go is the most basic you can get

TCL introduced us to the Alcatel 1X earlier this year with what we thought was the most basic setup with modern trimmings you can get in 2018. Well, this.

UNREAL Mobile decides to undercut Sprint Unlimited Kickstart with $10 unlimited data

Sprint’s deal for switchers was low, sweet and so far gone. So, what’s left for bargain seekers in the cellular space? FreedomPop’s UNREAL Mobile, perhaps.

Alcatel 1X with Android Oreo (Go edition) and 2:1 screen goes on sale in the US at $100

Officially priced at $99.99, the entry-level Alcatel 1X combines Google’s Android Oreo (Go edition) software optimizations with a trendy screen and generous 16GB internal storage.

Apple had a stellar Q1 2018 in the US, with six iPhones among the nation’s ten best-selling SKUs

iPhones completely dominated the US market between March and January 2018, with the 64GB iPhone 8 declared the nation’s most popular handset, followed by the 64 gig iPhone X.

Alcatel 3V goes unlocked in US for $149.99

Dual rear cameras, an extra-tall full HD display and a fingerprint sensor. Alcatel was able to pull this off well below $200.

Microsoft still has Windows 10 Mobile phones for sale, even though they were out of stock for a bit

The Microsoft Store was completely out of stock of Windows 10 Mobile phones for a time last week, but they have been replenished this week. There are two models remaining.

Alcatel 3V and Alcatel 1X headed to the US soon

What may be considered the best of the crop and the most accessible of Alcatel’s Android smartphones for 2018 are coming to the US.