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Alcatel 7 brings a 18:9 phablet to MetroPCS lineup

Alcatel 7 brings a 18:9 phablet to MetroPCS lineup

At the beginning of the year, Alcatel unveiled its new branding scheme and its three new smartphone lines: the Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3, and Alcatel 1. All of these shared one thing in common: the 18:9 nearly bezel-less design that has become the de facto design standard on both premium and mid-tier phones. Not content with just those three, the TCL-owned phone maker is bringing a fourth one, the Alcatel 7, to the US and to MetroPCS subscribers starting today.

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Alcatel 1 Android Go budget phone arrives in July with 18:9 display

Alcatel 1 Android Go budget phone arrives in July with 18:9 display

Coming about one month after the previously announced Alcatel 1X is a new budget Android Go phone from the maker, this one at a sub-$100 price point: the Alcatel 1. This model brings Android Oreo Go edition and a few notable features at the budget-friendly price of $89 USD. Despite the low-tier cost, specs are decent and include an 18:9 display.

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Alcatel 1X serves up Android Go at a super low price next week

Alcatel 1X serves up Android Go at a super low price next week

Even though the Alcatel 3V is only about a week old, today the spotlight is shifting to the company's first Android Go device. The 1X is the next ultra-affordable phone Alcatel has on deck for US customers, and it's launching next week. Before it does, though, Alcatel is telling us what we can expect from a handset that only costs $100.

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Alcatel 3V brings a budget 18:9 phone to the US

Alcatel 3V brings a budget 18:9 phone to the US

There is no longer any doubt about. 18:9 screens are the norm, from the most expensive flagship down to the cheapest entry-level phone. In India, Samsung just announce the Galaxy J6, so far its most affordable Infinity Display device. Now Alcatel is doing the same for the US market. Announced back at MWC 2018, the Alcatel 3V is the wallet-friendly member of Alcatel's revamped lineup and possibly one of the most affordable 18:9 screen phones in the market today.

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Alcatel 3V and 1X Android Go budget phones will launch in US

Alcatel 3V and 1X Android Go budget phones will launch in US

During Mobile World Congress, Alcatel introduced a pair of phones called the Alcatel 1X and the Alcatel 3V. The company has confirmed that both of these models will be available to purchase in the United States, each as an unlocked GSM device for use with compatible carriers. The Alcatel 1X in particular will be the maker's first phone to offer Android Oreo, pairing it with an 18:9 display and other "premium" features.

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Alcatel brings 5 cheap Android phones and 2 tablets to MWC

Alcatel brings 5 cheap Android phones and 2 tablets to MWC

Alcatel has revealed five new Android smartphones and a pair of new tablets at MWC 2018 today, including the first to run Android Oreo Go Edition. The line-up - all of which focuses on the budget end of the market - plays mix and match with cameras and fingerprint sensors, with select models having twin cameras either on the front or the back. As for the tablets, they're some of the cheapest ways to get Android 8.1 Oreo on a big screen that we've seen so far.

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Alcatel apps just went adware on us

Alcatel apps just went adware on us

Alcatel apps for Alcatel phones have just been updated to include advertisements. While previous apps from Alcatel were free, included with the phone, and weren't half bad, several have been updated with advertisements aplenty. One app specifically, the Gallery app, switched developers entirely, and now appears as "Candy Gallery" instead. These aren't apps downloaded of the users own free will, they're the apps that came with Alcatel phones.

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Alcatel to bring 18:9 screens to all 2018 tiers

Alcatel to bring 18:9 screens to all 2018 tiers

Although not exactly one of the most talked-about smartphone brand, Alcatel, is, perhaps, one of the oldest that still remains in use today. That despite changing owners a couple of times. It has stayed in the race, but hasn’t exactly gained headway over the past years, with its devices commonly associated with mid-tier products. The new year is an opportunity to start anew and Alcatel is redefining its design for 2018, employing a new language that, among other things, will put 18:9 screens on all tiers, whether flagship, mid-range, or entry level.

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T-Mobile REVVL Plus: Wait for reviews before purchase

T-Mobile REVVL Plus: Wait for reviews before purchase

T-Mobile USA revealed the REVVL Plus smartphone this week with what appears to be great specs for a low price. Much like previous smartphones that T-Mobile, or any mobile carrier for that matter, have released in this fashion - we must warn you to be wary. This sort of phone is targeted at users who don't immediately know the difference between one phone and the next. But we're here to tell you: if it seems too good to be true, it usually is.

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Alcatel IDOL 5 VR-optimized phone is a new Cricket exclusive

Alcatel IDOL 5 VR-optimized phone is a new Cricket exclusive

Cricket Wireless is the exclusive US home for the Alcatel IDOL 5, an Android smartphone with a 5.2" display and what Alcatel describes as a VR-optimized design. The company bills the IDOL 5 as a handset with "premium features" despite a relatively budget price ($199). Though the company now has the phone listed on its website, it won't actually be available to buy until October 27.

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Alcatel A30 TABLET doubles as an 8-inch TV remote

Alcatel A30 TABLET doubles as an 8-inch TV remote

Because of Apple's tight grip on everything, there are a few things that iPads can never be or do. They can never cost below $200 brand new, and they can never have IR blasters. Coincidentally, both of those happen to be the two key features of the Alcatel A30 TABLET. An Android slate, it can be whatever Alcatel wants, limited only by the capabilities of its hardware, which isn't much, to be honest. And Alcatel wants it to be your entertainment device, be it on the tablet's screen or on a bigger screen.

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Alcatel PLUS 12 Windows 2-in-1 puts LTE in the keyboard

Alcatel PLUS 12 Windows 2-in-1 puts LTE in the keyboard

Windows 10 tablets, be it detachable 2-in-1s or convertibles are becoming more common that it’s getting harder to stand out from the crowd. You can try to compete in specs or price but, chances are, you won’t be alone for long. Just like with the LED-covered A5 LED, Alcatel might have an ace up its sleeve with the PLUS 12 Windows 10 tablet. It is one of the few of its kind that comes with 4G LTE support but there’s a catch. That LTE connection doesn’t come from the tablet itself but from the detachable keyboard.

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