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Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit demands to be considered a wearable

Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit demands to be considered a wearable

Alcatel certainly knows what a proper wearable device is - the company's BOOMBand fitness tracker proves that - but it's also hoping you'll believe its justifications why strapping a small smartphone to your arm can be considered "wearable tech" too. Launched at MWC 2014 today, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit is a 2.8-inch budget Android phone; where once that would just mean a play for the cheap end of the market, Alcatel is now trying to spin it as part of the fashionable wearable trend.

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Alcatel One Touch IDOL X+, POP C9 phone, POP 7 and 8 tablets unveiled

Alcatel One Touch IDOL X+, POP C9 phone, POP 7 and 8 tablets unveiled

This week the CES 2014 release waves continue with Alcatel One Touch's full collection of new machines, both tablets and smartphones included. Starting off the set is the Alcatel One Touch IDOL X+ and POP C9 smartphones, both of them bringing some smooth industrial design to their ever-growing handset lineup. The team is also bringing on a couple of high-powered tablets in the Alcatel One Touch POP 7 and POP 8 - have a peek!

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ and BOOMBand wearable hands-on: Gunning for Moto G

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ and BOOMBand wearable hands-on: Gunning for Moto G

Alcatel has some big ambitions in the midrange, and it's counting on the OneTouch Idol X+ to bludgeon its way through the market. Revealed at CES 2014 - alongside a Bluetooth 4.0 wearable - the new OneTouch delivers specifications more akin to some company's flagships, like a 5-inch Full HD display, 13-megapixel camera, and "true octacore" processor courtesy of MediaTek, but with a price that Alcatel says will come in under the $350 mark unsubsidized. This isn't just frugality for its own sake, either.

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Alcatel One Touch Fierce and Evolve head to T-Mobile USA

Alcatel One Touch Fierce and Evolve head to T-Mobile USA

Smartphone manufacturer Alcatel this week announced a partnership with T-Mobile to roll out its latest handset offerings in the One Touch line, the Fierce and the Evolve. The phones, which are scheduled for release in October 2013, were specifically designed to deliver a strong entry-level smartphone experience at a relatively low cost compared to Alcatel's current stable of handsets.

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Alcatel One Touch Hero hands-on

Alcatel One Touch Hero hands-on

With the smartphone with what's undoubtedly the most home-baked accessories to be shown off at once here at IFA 2013, the Alcatel One Tough Hero is certainly a smartphone to behold. What we're witnessing here is a device that's interesting in and of itself with a 6-inch display running at Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - over an unnamed quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal memory OR 8GB of internal memory. This device may or may not be launching later this year with a variety of add-on bits and pieces as well.

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Alcatel One Touch Pop C-series brings the low-end spread

Alcatel One Touch Pop C-series brings the low-end spread

Over the past several months, Alcatel has been hard at work creating one relatively large spread of smartphones, today bringing on an additional four smartphone models to meet the other two shown off earlier this week. This is the Alcatel One Touch Pop C-series, and it includes the Pop C7, C5, C3, and C1, starting with a 4.5-inch display and working their way down to a 3.5-inch display. Needless to say, these devices will be aimed squarely at the low to mid-tier market.

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Alcatel ONE TOUCH IDOL ALPHA revealed with light-up edges

Alcatel ONE TOUCH IDOL ALPHA revealed with light-up edges

This week the folks at Alcatel have revealed the likes of the ONE TOUCH IDOL ALPHA - all in caps, just like that - as the lead for its new line of IDOL smartphone devices. This machine brings on a 4.7-inch display coming in at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution with IPS LCD technology backing it up. This machine works with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean under the hood with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor (of unnamed pedigree) with a 12.1-megapixel camera at its back.

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Alcatel One Touch Hero brings Note-like stylus, E Ink case, and pico projector

Alcatel One Touch Hero brings Note-like stylus, E Ink case, and pico projector

In what must be IFA 2013's best candidate for "Jack of All Trades" smartphone device is the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH HERO (all in caps, to be proper), with a built-in stylus, E Ink cover, and Pico Projector accessory. This device is like a cherry-picked do-it-all smartphone made to take on every odd ability smartphones have been graced with over the past two years. Alcatel presents in the HERO a device that - believe it or not - may just be able to live up to its name.

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Firefox OS launching: Spain this week for open-source Android challenger

Firefox OS launching: Spain this week for open-source Android challenger

The first Firefox OS smartphones, the Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open, will hit the market "soon" Mozilla has confirmed this morning, promising imminent launches from Duetsche Telekom and Telefonica. The two new handsets run Mozilla's own alternative to Android, Firefox OS, taking a web-centric perspective on apps and services in order to keep costs down and make the phones more appealing to developing markets. According to Telefonica, the first device will hit this week.

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