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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
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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
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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 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

By Rik Henderson

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... 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 and Idol X+ Octa Core smartphones revealed at CES

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

By Luke Edwards

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... 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 One Touch 602 shows its support for England for the Rugby World Cup

Alcatel One Touch 602 shows its support for England for the Rugby World Cup

By Hunter Skipworth

Alcatel returns with another special edition handset to mark England's attempts at the imminent Rugby World Cup. The special England Rugby version of the One Touch 602 features a just 102 MHz processor and 240 x 302 screen resolution.  Keeping up the... Read more

Royal Wedding mobile phone: Chavtastic handset ahoy

Royal Wedding mobile phone: Chavtastic handset ahoy

By Paul Lamkin

If you're a staunch royalist, a collector of royal memorabilia, or just a chav (possibly all three), then you may be interested in the Royal Wedding edition Alcatel One Touch mobile phone that the Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy will be flogging in order... Read more

Alcatel One Touch mobile lineup to make Android easy

Alcatel One Touch mobile lineup to make Android easy

By Ben Crompton

Alcatel One Touch has just announced a series of mobile phones at Mobile World Congress, with the aim of making Android accessible and easy to use.The lineup consists of five different ranges, which wouldn't perhaps be called an Android skin in their... 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

Asda selling £9 phone with £10 credit

Asda selling £9 phone with £10 credit

By Duncan Geere

Here's a deal for the penny-savers amongst you. Asda's just told us that starting on 1 May, it's going to be stocking a phone for £9 which comes with £10 of credit pre-loaded.The handset, which is the Alcatel OT222 - described as "cute and simple" by... Read more

Alcatel launches the TRIBE, One Touch Magic and OT-708 handsets

Alcatel launches the TRIBE, One Touch Magic and OT-708 handsets

By Dan Sung

The BlackBerry has just gone budget with Alcatel taking its first step into the QWERTY-key PDA market. The PAYG TRIBE will be sold at the Carphone Warehouse for £49.99 and will come in a quite funky choice of white, lilac or acid green trim. It's got... Read more

UPDATED: Alcatel creates own brand "Lobster" phone

UPDATED: Alcatel creates own brand "Lobster" phone

By Katie Scott

There's no pics as yet but Alcatel has announced that it has been asked by Virgin Mobile to create a new handset. The Lobster 621 will be a Virgin Mobile branded model, and will be aimed at the lower end of the market. As a result, it will have a price... Read more

Alcatel makes mobile for Woolies

Alcatel makes mobile for Woolies

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Alcatel has launched what it's describing as its first ever completely bespoke unit for Woolworths - the OTS319. To be sold exclusively in Woolies stories on a pay as you go contract with Virgin Mobile, the budget blower will cost just £19.99. Woolworths... Read more

Alcatel V212 mobile phone hits Woolworths

Alcatel V212 mobile phone hits Woolworths

By Stuart Miles

Alcatel has gone all animal for its latest mobile phone announcement in the UK. The new handset, which will come in a catchy black and white zebra print, will be available exclusively to Woolworths as the high street retailer continues to try and save... Read more

Alcatel OT-S520 launches for £14.99

Alcatel OT-S520 launches for £14.99

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Alcatel has introduced their latest handset designed to "entice first time phone users" with the launch of their slim-line candybar camera handset, the OT-S520. Available exclusively to Woolworths, the OT-S520 boasts a VGA camera that can be used as a... Read more

Alcatel announces OT-S120, OT-S210 and OT-S211

Alcatel announces OT-S120, OT-S210 and OT-S211

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Alcatel has launched three new candybar handsets within its "Essence" category for 2008, the OT-S120, OT-S210 and OT-S211. The absolute epitome of budget, low-end offerings, for "pure simplicity" the OT-S120 provides a 1.3-inch 96 x 64 pixel, black and... Read more

Alcatel launches OT-E227 clamshell phone

Alcatel launches OT-E227 clamshell phone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Alcatel has launched the OT-E227, that's exclusive to Orange on a pre-pay basis for an "amazing" £9.99 when purchased with £10 top-up credit. The new dual-band clamshell is available in three colours: Fuchsia (apparently this season's "must-have" colour... Read more

Alcatel officially launches Mandarina Duck fashion fone

Alcatel officially launches Mandarina Duck fashion fone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Previewed earlier this year as part of Carphone Warehouse's Christmas designer line-up, Alcatel has officially unveiled its new Mandarina Duck fashion handset mobile. The clamshell, with a glossy and rubberised finish is a GRPS handset and will come in... Read more

Alcatel OT-C707 floral fashion clamshell for Tesco Mobile

Alcatel OT-C707 floral fashion clamshell for Tesco Mobile

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Alcatel Mobile Phones has unveiled its latest multimedia clamshell handset in its "fashion gallery" collection, the OT-C707. Also available in chic black, the handset boasts multimedia attributes including an MP3 player, MPEG4 player as well as karaoke... Read more

Alcatel launches £15 OT-E221 clamshell phone

Alcatel launches £15 OT-E221 clamshell phone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Alcatel has followed up the launch of the super cheap OT-E201 candybar handset with another budget offering but this time it's a more stylish clamshell version. The OT-E221, launching today, is a dualband GSM handset that will also be available for that... Read more

Alcatel/ELLE No.3 GlamPhone announced

Alcatel/ELLE No.3 GlamPhone announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Designed specifically for women (although there's no good reason a fashion-loving man couldn’t pick one of these pretties up, chortle) the ELLE N°3 GlamPhone is the result of Alcatel's most recent phone-producing team up with the fashion magazine brand.... Read more