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BlackBerry DTEK50 Android phone aims for greatness through security

BlackBerry DTEK50 Android phone aims for greatness through security

We've not yet put our hands on the BlackBerry DTEK50, but based on our experience with the design it's based on, we can say that it's probably a pretty good Android phone. Have a peek at our most recent report on what BlackBerry has done to use Alcatel's design knowledge to create this new device. This is the DTEK50, a device that BlackBerry leads with suggesting is their thinnest smartphone ever - one with a great camera and top-notch security features.

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BlackBerry’s newest phone shows lack of care for Android innovation

BlackBerry’s newest phone shows lack of care for Android innovation

We're living in an age in which we don't just have companies copying smartphone design language, they're releasing old phones with new names. A BlackBerry smartphone has leaked today that's very clearly using the same body as a device that's previously been released by a different company. Alcatel designed this device - we can't ask Alcatel yet whether or not they'll actually confirm it, but its either that or they've got some lawsuit business they need to attend to. UPDATE: Learn more about the actual final release today as the DTEK50 is revealed in full.

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Alcatel Idol 4S with VR headset bundle preorders start July 15

Alcatel Idol 4S with VR headset bundle preorders start July 15

The Alcatel Idol 4S smartphone, first unveiled back during Mobile World Congress, will go up for preorder on July 15. The preorder won’t just be for the phone, however: buyers will get the phone bundled with a VR headset for $349.99 USD, making it a relatively cheap way to get a nice phone with a better-than-Cardboard way to view 360 and VR content. Sales will officially start in early August for the higher price of $399.99 USD.

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Alcatel Flash Plus 2 launches packing metal frame for mid-range shoppers

Alcatel Flash Plus 2 launches packing metal frame for mid-range shoppers

A new smartphone has launched called the Alcatel Flash Plus 2 and the smartphone is aiming at the mid-range shopper wanting high-end design for their money. The smartphone has a metal frame and lots of other features expected in a smartphone today like fingerprint recognition, Hi-Fi sound, and faster battery charging.

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Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 LTE lands at T-Mobile with 7-inch display

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 LTE lands at T-Mobile with 7-inch display

T-Mobile has a new smaller screen tablet that customers can purchase that is called the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 LTE. The tablet supports 4G LTE connectivity as the name suggests and has a 7-inch display making it a smaller tablet. The big feature of this tablet isn't in the spec sheet; it's in the pricing of the device with the full retail price set at $129.99.

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Alcatel Xess all-in-one launch date set for April 22

Alcatel Xess all-in-one launch date set for April 22

At CES early this year, nay even as far back as IFA 2015 last September, Alcatel revealed a rather bold new device that, frankly, still doesn't have an established, let alone widely embraced, category. The Alcatel Xess is practically an all-in-one computer amalgamated with a gigantic Android tablet designed for the kitchen and family enjoyment on the side. Calling it both a kitchen hub and a family entertainment device, Alcatel will be launching the Xess in North America starting 22nd April for the price of $499.

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Alcatel Xess “tablet” to run multitasking Android flavor Phoenix OS

Alcatel Xess “tablet” to run multitasking Android flavor Phoenix OS

Google designed the Pixel C hardware for productivity, but the Android software running on it didn't seem to get the memo. Excellent for smartphones, tablets, and even TVs, "vanilla" Android has not scaled well to PC-like use cases. Companies like Jide, not to mention some crowdfunded projects, have dared to go where Google still refuses to venture. One such attempt is Phoenix OS, which, like Remix OS, spins Android into a more traditional desktop form. Now, it seems that Phoenix has gained a major backer, with Alcatel showing off the OS running on its equally odd Xess "tablet".

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Alcatel Idol 4S hands-on: aiming even higher

Alcatel Idol 4S hands-on: aiming even higher

This week we're taking a look at the successor to one of the finest (and most surprisingly fine) budget smartphones of last year. This is the Alcatel Idol 4S. This device keeps its 5.5-inches screen from last year with the Idol 3, but this time (with the 4S) we're working with a full 2K resolution instead of just 1080p. This device employs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and 3GB of RAM as well as 32GB of internal storage - there's a microSD card slot here as well, of course.

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Alcatel mid-range POP 4 series joins the MWC 2016 party

Alcatel mid-range POP 4 series joins the MWC 2016 party

A few days ago we saw Alcatel unveil its IDOL 4 and IDOL 4S smartphones, practically the company's flagship models for this year. The party, however, isn't over yet. Joining Alcatel's early 2016 team are three new mid-range smartphones, all from the company's POP line. These days, "mid-range" no longer means "cheap", with more and more of these smartphones sporting decent hardware and features, giving budget-tight consumers with the best bang for their buck. And here, the Alcatel POP 4, POP 4+, and POP 4S aim to please.

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Alcatel debuts Idol 4, 4S as low-cost Android flagships

Alcatel debuts Idol 4, 4S as low-cost Android flagships

Alcatel may not be one of the big Android heavy hitters in the US like Samsung or Nexus, but around the globe they've been building a reputation for affordable, quality smartphones. The company's Idol 3 turned out to be a hit last year in the budget category, and now Alcatel is at MWC 2016 to officially announce not one, but two follow-ups: the Idol 4 and Idol 4S.

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Alcatel’s PLUS 10 Windows 10 tablet packs a 4G keyboard

Alcatel’s PLUS 10 Windows 10 tablet packs a 4G keyboard

Alcatel may be particularly pleased with its Idol 4S smartphone at MWC 2016 this week, with packaging that doubles as a VR headset, but it also brought along a convertible Windows 10 tablet. The Alcatel PLUS 10 is a combination tablet and laptop, the company's first 2-in-1 to run Microsoft's latest OS, and one of a rare breed of such models with integrated 4G.

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T-Mobile launches LG K7, Windows 10 Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL

T-Mobile launches LG K7, Windows 10 Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL

Just as the been pre-announced last month, a new kind of Alcatel smartphone has arrived on T-Mobile's shelves. While the carrier already has the OneTouch Fierce XL in its list, that one ran Android as expected. This new version, however, runs on Windows 10 Mobile, making it the first smartphone on T-Mobile's portfolio running that particular operating system. But as if to balance the forces and keep peace during Valentine's Day, T-Mobile has also launched one of LG's most recent budget-friendly, photography-oriented Android smartphones, the LG K7.

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