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Alcatel will ship its Idol 4S with packaging that doubles as a VR headset

Alcatel will ship its Idol 4S with packaging that doubles as a VR headset

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Alcatel has a new OneTouch-branded phone called the Idol 4S. It isn't too interesting by itself, but it's packaging is totally cool.The 5.5-inch handset is one of the more premium handsets from Alcatel, as the phone comes with a quad HD AMOLED display,... >>

Nokia buys Alcatel for £11.2 billion, but not to get back into the smartphone game

Nokia buys Alcatel for £11.2 billion, but not to get back into the smartphone game

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Nokia has officially confirmed that it is to buy Alcatel-Lucent for a total of around 15.6 billion euros (£11.2 billion). It calls the move a merger but also states that the business will operate under the Nokia brand in future. As part of the deal,... >>

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 pictures and hands-on

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 pictures and hands-on

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Alcatel has just shown off four new smartphones under the OneTouch PIXI 3 line. Although they're considered affordable handsets, they're still really interesting primarily because they are being marketed as "OS-agnostic" and customisable. The OneTouch... >>

Alcatel's smartwatch is called Watch like Apple Watch but looks like the Moto 360

Alcatel's smartwatch is called Watch like Apple Watch but looks like the Moto 360

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On top of a new smartphone, Alcatel has announced it made a smartwatch for the first time. It's being marketed as an affordable smartwatch.Alcatel has named the smartwatch "Watch" - just like Apple's Watch - and said it will be available at a "fraction... >>

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 lets you choose between Android, Windows Phone, or Firefox OS

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 lets you choose between Android, Windows Phone, or Firefox OS

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Alcatel OneTouch is getting ready to show off a new smartphone at CES 2015. It's not your average phone, however. It's compatible with three different operating systems.Called the Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3, it's the latest generation of the PIXI smartphone... >>

Alcatel OneTouch announces octa-core Hero 2 smartphone, POP 2 handsets and Hero 8 tablet

Alcatel OneTouch announces octa-core Hero 2 smartphone, POP 2 handsets and Hero 8 tablet

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Alcatel OneTouch has announced a new line of mobiles and tablets from the IFA trade show in Berlin. The Hero 2, POP 2 and Hero 8 have all been revealed. The Hero 2 is Alcatel OneTouch's flagship smartphone featuring a 4G LTE enabled 2GHz  octa-core MediaTek... >>

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 and Idol 2 Mini come in separate 3G and 4G flavours

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 and Idol 2 Mini come in separate 3G and 4G flavours

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Alcatel has unveiled two, slim mid-range Android handsets on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with both coming in 3G and 4G variants. The 3G-enabled Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 has a 5-inch 960 x 540 IPS display, a 7.3mm waistline and 1.3GHz... >>

Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit combines wearable fitness tracker with smartphone

Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit combines wearable fitness tracker with smartphone

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Alcatel has revealed a small smartphone that is aimed at those who run or spend a lot of time in the gym. The Acatel OneTouch Pop Fit combines the build and features of a phone, but with the wearable nature of a fitness tracker. It's not the most well... >>

UK 1.4 terabit internet achieved, that's 44 HD movie downloads a second

UK 1.4 terabit internet achieved, that's 44 HD movie downloads a second

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British scientists have just smashed the speed record for an internet connection in a real world environment. They managed to achieve 1.4 terabits per second, which is the equivalent of 44 1080p movies downloaded in a second. The achievement was made... >>

Transparent solar panel display charges your phone through the screen

Transparent solar panel display charges your phone through the screen

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Alcatel has demoed a mobile phone with a transparent solar panel over the screen that would let users charge their phone by simply placing it in the sun.The technology, unveiled at at CES in Las Vegas, sits over the screen and still allows users to... >>

Alcatel 4-inch E Ink display works as a reader companion for your phone

Alcatel 4-inch E Ink display works as a reader companion for your phone

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Alcatel has demoed a new 4-inch E Ink companion device for its 6-inch Hero smartphone launched at IFA in 2013. The new device, called Magic Flip, was announced at CES in Las Vegas this week and is designed to let you read information from your phone that... >>

Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 and Pop 8 tablets add a dash of colour to Android thrills

Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 and Pop 8 tablets add a dash of colour to Android thrills

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Alongside its OneTouch Pop, Idol and Hero smartphone line-up Alcatel has introduced two Android 4.2 Jelly Bean tablets that combine decent specifications with fun and potentially colourful design aesthetics. A range of brightly coloured accessories have... >>

Hands-on: Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ review

Hands-on: Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ review

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The Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ is one of the big surprises so far at CES. Looking at the spec sheet it's a powerful smartphone keeping up with the flagships of 2013, but with a low cost that should see it go up against the Motorola Moto G in terms of price. ... >>

Alcatel One Touch POP C9 and Idol X+ Octa Core smartphones revealed at CES

Alcatel One Touch POP C9 and Idol X+ Octa Core smartphones revealed at CES

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We caught up with Alcatel at CES 2014 to see its new range of smartphones including the Octa Core Idol X+ and phablet sized POP C9. Alcatel has announced its One Touch Idol X+ smartphone that packs in a 2GHz Octa Core processor. But it doesn't stop at... >>

Alcatel One Touch POP C9 pictures and hands-on

Alcatel One Touch POP C9 pictures and hands-on

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Alcatel has taken the wraps off its new POP C9 phablet smartphone here at CES 2014, and we've grabbed a play with the new phone at a behind closed doors briefing ahead of the official announcement.  The Alcatel One Touch POP C9 fits into the phablet... >>

Telefónica reaffirms Firefox OS plans: Q3 2013 availability, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela first

Telefónica reaffirms Firefox OS plans: Q3 2013 availability, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela first

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Telefónica has confirmed its launch plans for Firefox OS devices, with Q3 2013 being the launch date for Alcatel and ZTE devices in Spain, Colombia and Venezuela first.This will be followed by Firefox handsets from LG, Huawei and Sony, with further launches... >>

Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and Scribe HD go big on screens

Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and Scribe HD go big on screens

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Alcatel hopes to break away from its tradition of budget handsets with the flagship One Touch Scribe Easy and One Touch Scribe HD. The new Scribe range mimics Samsung's Note handsets with big 5-inch screens and a removable pen with which you can write... >>

Alcatel Onetouch Idol Ultra pictures and hands-on

Alcatel Onetouch Idol Ultra pictures and hands-on

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Yep, it's another phone company that you probably weren't expecting to make a phone you might want to own, but nonetheless that's starting to be the theme and trend at Mobile World Congress. Sitting at the top of a pile of new phones that all look very... >>

First Firefox OS handset launches in Europe this summer with the Alcatel One Touch Fire

First Firefox OS handset launches in Europe this summer with the Alcatel One Touch Fire

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Mozilla has detailed the consumer build of Firefox OS at its Mobile World Congress 2013 press event, with Alcatel, LG, and ZTE signing on as partners. In 2013, Mozilla says, it plans to rollout Firefox OS to nine countries over a slew of carriers to kick... >>

Virgin Media unleashes sub £10 handset

Virgin Media unleashes sub £10 handset

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Virgin Media has announced what has to be one of the cheapest mobile phones of all time - the £9.99 VM560. Manufactured by Alcatel One Touch, the VM560 is a candy bar handset that doens't have any of the hardware or features to worry the iOS or Android... >>