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Alcatel announces the budget-friendly Hero 2+ running Cyanogen OS

Alcatel announces the budget-friendly Hero 2+ running Cyanogen OS

Need a big, unlocked phone that won’t break the bank? Good news! Alcatel is introducing the Hero 2+, a device with a 6-inch screen that comes unlocked. An android device, this one is a touch different than you might imagine it would be on the software side. Rather than running a home-brewed, modified version of Android, Alcatel is wisely turning to Cyanogen for their software needs. Another disruptive tidbit — the Alcatel Hero 2+ can be yours for $299 beginning in Q2 2015.

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Alcatel ONETOUCH IDOL 3 rocks even when held upside down

Alcatel ONETOUCH IDOL 3 rocks even when held upside down

From time to time, we see some new "feature" that manufacturers employ to entice users to their products. Sometimes, those features tend to stick around and become popular (like LG's Knock Code), and sometimes, they leave us scratching our heads in bewilderment. Alcatel's newest smartphone feature maybe of the latter, but it is also one that partly makes sense as well. The new ONETOUCH IDOL 3 announced MWC 2015 boasts of many high-end features, but perhaps its most eccentric one is that it is usable even when held upside down.

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Alcatel Watch aims to low-end their smartwatch competition

Alcatel Watch aims to low-end their smartwatch competition

Wearable smart devices have not yet been known for extreme ease in ownership here in their early days on the market. Alcatel hopes to change the equation for cash exchanged for smart devices worn on your body with the Alcatel OneTouch Watch series. This series of devices works with very, very few details from the start - besides fancy hardware and the promise that you'll be able to connect to your Android device to make all the necessary readings and take photos, of course.

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Alcatel Pixi 3 smartphone runs three operating systems

Alcatel Pixi 3 smartphone runs three operating systems

Inside the newest Alcatel device to be revealed by the manufacturer this week, you'll find the ability to run Android, Firefox OS, and Windows Phone. You'll find four different variations of the device, each with its own display size: 3.5-inch, 4-inch, 4.5-inch, and 5-inch. The smallest of these devices works with 3G internet data connectivity, while the three larger models are made to run 4G LTE. These devices will probably be released outside of the USA at first - but cross your fingers for the future.

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Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 tablet arrives at MetroPCS

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 tablet arrives at MetroPCS

MetroPCS users have gotten a new prepaid tablet option, with T-Mobile announcing that the budget-range Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 slate has arrived at its prepaid stores. This brings a prepaid option for those who want a tablet with a data plan sans contract, and is a direct jab at competing services, with T-Mobile's John Legere saying, "We are blazing trails again – this time with tablets for the prepaid market through MetroPCS. Want a tablet from Boost or Cricket? They've got nothing."

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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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