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Alcatel's 3V dual-camera budget smartphone arrives in the US and UK
Alcatel's 3V dual-camera budget smartphone arrives in the US and UK By Maggie Tillman

Alcatel’s 3V is now launching in the US and UK.After being announced in February, the 3V can finally be purchased for $150 in the US or £95 in the UK. Keep in mind this is a budget phone, though it has some great specs. It's a big, glossy phone with... Read more

Alcatel 5 initial review: Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package
Alcatel 5 initial review: Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package By Cam Bunton

Long aspect ratio screens in smartphones has quickly become the norm, despite being a trend that's barely 12 months old in the mainstream market. The challenge then is to offer up this trendy long screen in a way that's not like anyone else. Enter: the... Read more

Alcatel 3v initial review: Big, sharp and shiny budget phone
Alcatel 3v initial review: Big, sharp and shiny budget phone By Cam Bunton

It was back in 2015, at that year's Mobile World Congress that Alcatel started to catch the eye. In the Idol 3, it created a device that promised close-to flagship performance and specifications at a fraction of the cost. In the following years it failed... Read more

Alcatel A5 LED is a fun mobile light show
Alcatel A5 LED is a fun mobile light show By Cam Bunton

Alcatel has taken the wraps off its latest smartphone, and is attempting to offer something completely unique to the younger end of the consumer market. The Alcatel A5 LED is a refreshing change.Starting with its most notable, and most unique feature,... Read more

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 review: Not Microsoft's mobile saviour
3.5 stars Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 review: Not Microsoft's mobile saviour By Cam Bunton

The smartphone market is almost completely unrecognisable from just five years ago. Back then the Windows Phone platform was tightly controlled by Microsoft and only available on (since deceased) Nokia phones.But we're talking about an era when BlackBerry... Read more

Alcatel Vision VR headset hopes to better the Gear VR
Alcatel Vision VR headset hopes to better the Gear VR By Stuart Miles

Mobile phone maker Alcatel is the latest company to embrace VR with the launch of a new headset, and a new 360 camera to create Virtual Reality content with.  The headset, known simply as Vision, opts for an over the head bracket design rather than a... Read more

Alcatel Idol 4S: Premium smartphone, budget VR in one
Alcatel Idol 4S: Premium smartphone, budget VR in one By Britta O'Boyle

Alcatel, formerly known as Alcatel OneTouch, announced the Idol 4 series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, succeeding the Idol 3 range.The Idol 4 series comprises two handsets - the Idol 4 and the Idol 4S - both of which have an interesting... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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,... Read more

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 pictures and hands-on
Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 pictures and hands-on By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Alcatel OneTouch Watch pictures and hands-on
Alcatel OneTouch Watch pictures and hands-on By Elyse Betters

Alcatel OneTouch has just showed off its new smartwatch, aptly called Watch, at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. It looks and feels really great, despite a few disappointing bits.Alcatel OneTouch Watch reminds of Pebble Steel in two ways: the watch itself is made... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha: The smartphone with selfie lighting (hands-on)
Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha: The smartphone with selfie lighting (hands-on) By Luke Edwards

Alcatel OneTouch has added a new flagship handset to its Idol range in the Alpha. Yes it's similarly named to another recent release, yes it also has a premium build with metal edge. But no, it's not the same.We got to spend time using the Alpha, trying... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini review
4.0 stars Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini review By Mike Lowe

Budget smartphones are becoming increasingly popular, with a number of capable but affordable choices on the market. Such demand has prompted us to pluck the months-old Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini out of its box a year after its initial announcement.Priced... Read more

Firefox OS explained and hands-on with the Alcatel One Touch Fire C, ZTE Open C and Huawei Y300
Firefox OS explained and hands-on with the Alcatel One Touch Fire C, ZTE Open C and Huawei Y300 By Britta O'Boyle

Mozilla announced the future of its Firefox operating system during Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona with a preview of what to expect to see at the show. Several devices running the operating system were revealed from its partners including Alcatel... Read more

Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit combines wearable fitness tracker with smartphone
Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit combines wearable fitness tracker with smartphone By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Transparent solar panel display charges your phone through the screen
Transparent solar panel display charges your phone through the screen By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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 By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Hands-on: Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ review
Hands-on: Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ review By Stuart Miles

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. It's... Read more

Alcatel One Touch POP C9 pictures and hands-on
Alcatel One Touch POP C9 pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and Scribe HD go big on screens
Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and Scribe HD go big on screens By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

Alcatel Onetouch Idol Ultra pictures and hands-on
Alcatel Onetouch Idol Ultra pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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 By Jake Smith

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... Read more

Alcatel launches One Touch XTRA
Alcatel launches One Touch XTRA By Paul Lamkin

Alcatel has launched a "dual function" mobile phone, the One Touch XTRA. But don't worry, the "dual function" aspect doesn't mean the handset is only capable of carrying out two different things simultaneously, it refers to the fact that it has got both... Read more