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

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 been designed to complement the tablets, with rear cases and front covers ranging from shocking pink to clear plastic.

The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 is a 7-inch device with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 3G connectivity as well as Wi-Fi.

Its 3,240mAh offers up to 70 hours of life with Wi-Fi and 3G switched to "on", up to 360 hours with them both off, and its cameras are 2-megapixels on the rear, 0.3-megapixels on the front. HD video recording is possible, with 720p footage being captured. And the built-in storage is limited to 4GB, of which 2.4GB is available to the user. You can expand that by a further 32GB through a microSD card, though.

It is 192 x 113 x 8.9mm and weighs 285g.

The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8 is an 8-inch tablet that offers somewhat of a step up to the Pop 7 in spec and, presumably, price.

It features an IPS 1280 x 800 display (the Pop 7's is TFT) and comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It too has 1GB of RAM on board and 4GB of storage (2.4GB accessible to the user). However, the microSD card slot compatibility allows for up to a further 64GB.

Again, its rear camera is 2-megapixels, with the front being 0.3-megapixels, and 3G connectivity is included with the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless support.

Battery life is claimed to last for up to 140 hours with everything switched on, thanks to a beefier 4,100mAh cell.

Its dimensions are 209 x 123 x 7.9mm, while the weight is 325g.

Release dates and prices are yet to be revealed.



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