May 31st, 2018

ALCATEL’S FIRST ANDROID OREO (GO EDITION) SMARTPHONE ADDS APPEAL TO ULTRA-AFFORDABLE DEVICES WITH PREMIUM FEATURES AND DESIGN

The Alcatel 1X offers the Google Assistant, 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor and many more features in an elegant package for under $100

IRVINE, Calif. – May 24, 2018 – If you’re looking for an ultra-affordable smartphone that comes with inspiring design and features typically found on more expensive devices, look no further than the Alcatel 1X, available next week to U.S. customers at Amazon for $99.99. It’s one of the first U.S. smartphones under $100 to utilize an 18:9 full view display and is packed with other intuitive features like an all-day battery, high-resolution front and rear cameras, and a reliable fingerprint sensor. The Alcatel 1X also comes with an elegant suede fit and finish that gives it a much more premium look and feel. Sporting Android Oreo (Go edition), the Alcatel 1X is the perfect device for anyone who wants a robust smartphone at a lower price without sacrificing features.

“With the introduction of the Alcatel 1X, we are building a new definition of what ultra-affordable smartphones can and should be,” said Eric Anderson, General Manager for Alcatel North America. “Now anyone can enjoy a high-quality mobile experience for the same price as taking your family out to dinner and a movie.”

ANDROID OREO (GO EDITION)

The Alcatel 1X comes with Android Oreo (Go edition), which is optimized to help ultra-affordable smartphones run Android faster, more efficiently and safer than ever.

Android Oreo (Go edition) is the ideal platform for customers who want to enjoy a powerful Android experience at an affordable price. The Alcatel 1X with Android Oreo (Go edition) features a rebuilt set of popular Google apps including Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go and more. It also comes with Facebook Lite and provides access to a full suite of Android apps and games on Google Play.

“Android’s mission has always been to bring the power of computing to everyone, and part of that is ensuring a great experience across a broad range of devices,” said Sagar Kamdar, Director of Product, Android. “Android Oreo (Go edition) is specifically optimized to bring an easy, powerful software experience to devices with 1GB of RAM or less. We’re excited to see Alcatel further that mission by launching the Alcatel 1X in the United States.”

Android Oreo (Go edition) is designed to give you two times the available storage out of the box, freeing up space for you to do a lot more with 16GB built-in storage on the Alcatel 1X, in addition to a microSD slot for up to an additional 32GB of expandable memory.

GOOGLE ASSISTANT (GO EDITION)

Additionally, the Alcatel 1X comes with the Google Assistant Go, which helps you get things done and find answers on-the-go, using just your voice. Simply touching and holding the home button to get started, and you can ask the Google Assistant to send messages, make calls, play YouTube videos and music, set alarms and manage many other tasks and services. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.

GREAT VIEWING EXPERIENCES

Leveraging parent company TCL’s award-winning display technology, the 18:9 display on the Alcatel 1X lets customers enjoy a 5.3-inch screen in a smaller form factor and makes it easier to comfortably browse the Internet, connect with friends and loved ones via social media and catch up on the latest news.

BETTER SOCIAL SHARING

Alcatel makes it easy for customers to take pictures and seamlessly share them with friends and family. The Alcatel 1X comes with a suite of intuitive photo editing tools called Social Mode, which will allow you to take, edit and share photos in a fun and more efficient way. With Social Square, you can review recently captured photos in one half of the screen, while the camera viewfinder remains active in the other half. This enables customers to review pictures as quickly as they take them, while making it possible to take new pictures at the same time. Instant Collage lets you mash up your best shots into pre-set arrangements. Each section of the collage is taken one-by-one using the camera viewfinder and shifts to the next shape as you progress through the collage. Photo Booth brings back those nostalgic photo moments from the fair or friends’ parties by taking four pictures in a row, one shot per second.

The Alcatel 1X with Android Oreo (Go edition) is unlocked to GSM networks and is available in the U.S. for $99.99 on Amazon next week, rolling out to Best Buy and Walmart.com in the coming weeks.

May 22nd, 2018

THE ALCATEL 3V OFFERS TCL CUSTOM-BUILT 2K DISPLAY, DUAL REAR CAMERAS, BIOMETRIC SECURITY AND MORE FOR UNDER $150

IRVINE, Calif. – May 22, 2018 – TCL Communication is today introducing one of America’s best smartphone values with the introduction of the Alcatel 3V. Featuring the company’s latest 18:9 near bezel-less design, custom built 6-inch TCL 2K display, dual main-camera, fingerprint sensor, Face Key biometric security and more, the Alcatel 3V is one of the most advanced and feature-packed smartphones available for under $150. The Alcatel 3V is carrier unlocked to support GSM networks and will be on-sale starting next week for customers in the U.S. at Amazon for $149.99.

“The Alcatel 3V reflects our continued commitment to making great mobile technology available to everyone,” said Eric Anderson, General Manager of Alcatel North America. “Now you can access elegant design and premium features like 2K displays, dual rear cameras and facial recognition technology for a price that was previously unattainable to smartphone customers on a budget.”

SIMGANIC DESIGN AND 2K DISPLAY

The Alcatel 3V is the first device in the U.S. to utilize Alcatel’s new SIMGANIC design, which was introduced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This new design philosophy, offers a balance of organic and simplicity from a human centric perspective, and reflects a beginning for the evolution of Alcatel’s product portfolio. With SIMGANIC design, the 3V is crafted with beautifully curved lines, sleek 2.5D contoured edge glass, and curved backs, for a comfortable fit.

By leveraging parent company TCL’s award-winning display technology, Alcatel is able to deliver high-quality custom panels to a much lower price point than competing devices. Because of this, the Alcatel 3V includes an impressive 2K (2160×1080) screen in an 18:9 form factor, allowing customers to watch high-resolution movies, browse the Internet easier, and connect with friends and loved ones with social media more quickly and efficiently.

IMAGING AND SOCIAL SHARING

The Alcatel 3V uses a 12MP primary rear camera paired with a 2MP secondary depth camera with LED flash, which produces greater depth of field and enables customers to re-focus shots after they’re taken, resulting in beautiful images using real-time bokeh effect. It also comes with 5MP front-facing cameras with LED flash for well-lit selfies, no matter what time of day.

Alcatel also makes it easy for customers to take pictures and seamlessly share them with friends and family. The Alcatel 3V comes with a suite of intuitive photo editing tools called Social Mode, which will allow you to take, edit and share photos in a fun and more efficient way. With Social Square, you can review recently captured photos in one half of the screen, while the camera viewfinder remains active in the other half. This enables customers to review pictures as quickly as they take them, while making it possible to take new pictures at the same time. Instant Collage lets you mash up your best shots into pre-set arrangements. Each section of the collage is taken one-by-one using the camera viewfinder and shifts to the next shape as you progress through the collage. Photo Booth brings back those nostalgic photo moments from the fair or friends’ parties by taking four pictures in a row, one shot per second.

BIOMETRIC SECURITY

Another key experience featured in the Alcatel 3V is enhanced biometric security. In addition to the built-in fingerprint sensor conveniently located on the back, the Alcatel 3V comes with Face Key, a new level of facial recognition security that enables you to easily unlock your device by simply glancing at the screen. In a process that takes less than half a second, Face Key breaks down each facial scan into over a hundred data points to ensure a more reliable match.

The Alcatel 3V is unlocked to GSM networks and will be available in the U.S. in Spectrum Black for $149.99 starting next week at Amazon.com, and will also be available at Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com and Walmart.com in the coming weeks.

February 24th, 2018

TCL COMMUNICATION INTRODUCES ITS FASTEST LTE MOBILE BROADBAND HOTSPOTS EVER WITH ALCATEL LINKZONE CAT12 AND LINKZONE CAT7 AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2018

BARCELONA – February 24, 2018 – TCL Communication has today unveiled its fastest ever LTE mobile broadband devices with the introduction of the Alcatel LINKZONE CAT12 and LINKZONE CAT7 at Mobile World Congress 2018. Featuring lightweight and portable designs, along with significantly improved LTE speeds and battery life, this new evolution in Alcatel’s mobile hotspot series will connect customers to their work, loved ones, and the rest of the world quickly and easily.

“We live in a highly connected world where access to reliable Internet is essential to our everyday lives no matter where we live or where the road takes us,” said Christian Gatti, Global President Alcatel Business Division and Executive Vice President TCL Communication. “It’s crucial that we have reliable data access that enables us to communicate and interact with everyone, at all times and in all places, and our all-new LINKZONE devices provide the connectivity necessary to make that happen.”

Alcatel’s fastest 4G LTE-enabled mobile Wi-Fi device to date, the Alcatel LINKZONE CAT12 supports maximum download speeds of up to 600Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps using 3-channel carrier aggregation. It’s also one of the smallest hotspots available on the market, despite having a massive 4300mAh battery that delivers 15 straight hours of working battery life before you need to recharge it, or up to 300 hours standby time with the device’s dual-band WiFi a/b/g/n/ac turned on.  The LINKZONE CAT12 comes with a built-in power bank function, making it also possible to charge your other mobile devices.

Additionally, the Alcatel LINKZONE CAT7 achieves maximum 4G LTE download speeds of up to 300Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps using 2-channel Carrier Aggregation, and is rated to get 8 hours of battery life so you can be productive through an entire workday.  Weighing 85g and measuring 13.3mm thin, the LINKZONE CAT7 is incredibly light and portable, making it very easy to throw in your pocket or bag without having to worry about losing out on connectivity.

The Alcatel LINKZONE CAT12 and Alcatel LINKZONE CAT7 will be available in select regions around the world starting later this year at 179,99EUR and 99,99EUR respectively.

February 24th, 2018

TCL COMMUNICATION UNVEILS TWO NEW ACCESSIBLY-PRICED ALCATEL TABLETS WITH ANDROID 8.1 OREO™ AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2018

BARCELONA – February 24, 2018 – TCL Communication has today introduced the all-new Alcatel 1T tablet series as part of the company’s press conference to kick off Mobile World Congress 2018. With two new compact and portable tablets – the Alcatel 1T 10 and Alcatel 1T 7 – this new series is aimed at being affordably priced while offering simple, sleek designs and the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. The Alcatel 1T series continues Alcatel’s legacy of making mobile technology accessible to consumers around the world, particularly in households looking to share entertainment and gaming experiences as a family.

“Today more than ever we count on our mobile devices to keep us connected to the news, people and entertainment we love, and with our all-new Alcatel 1T tablets, we’re giving consumers around the world a fantastic tablet experience,” said Christian Gatti, Global President Alcatel Business Division and Executive Vice President TCL Communication. “Not only are these two of the best tablets we’ve ever made, they’re also two of the most affordable Android Oreo tablets in the market starting at under 100EUR.”

Both tablets feature Kids Mode, a dedicated mode that comes with pre-loaded applications and content, such as games, kids camera, and drawing app, all designed with the youngest members of our families in mind. This mode also comes with an easily manageable built-in parental control interface that gives parents the ability to set usage limits. Also included in the 1T tablet series is Eye Care mode, which is designed to reduce blue light in order to relieve visual fatigue and have the most enjoyable viewing experience possible, regardless of the time of day or night.

ALCATEL 1T 10

Featuring a 10.1-inch IPS display, the Alcatel 1T 10 tablet offers Wi-Fi connectivity and is Alcatel’s newest and most affordable 10-inch tablet ever.  Weighing 415g, it is also the lightest tablet you can get in its size and price range, allowing for greater portability when sharing the device with the entire family. It comes with a 4000mAh battery that will ensure that your family is able to enjoy entertainment, gaming and productivity for 8 hours on one charge, along with 16GB of internal storage and microSD expanded storage up to 128GB. For maximum productivity, an optional dedicated Bluetooth keyboard and textured cover will be available to make typing quicker and easier while providing protection against scratches, drops and dust.

ALCATEL 1T 7

The Alcatel 1T 7 Wi-Fi tablet also comes with an incredibly pocketable form factor and lightweight body, weighing in at 245g and measuring 9.15mm thin, making it ideal for sharing the device within the home. The 2580mAh battery provides up to 430 hours of standby time and 7 hours of usage, so no matter if you and your family are using it for streaming movies, playing a game together or simply doing email and other work.

The Alcatel 1T 10 and Alcatel 1T 7 tablets will be available later in Q2 across Europe, Latin America and Asia, starting at €99,99 and €69,99 respectively. Both tablets will come in Premium Black and Bluish Black color options.

February 24th, 2018

TCL COMMUNICATION FORMALLY INTRODUCES WORLD’S FIRST COMPLETE 18:9 SMARTPHONE PORTFOLIO WITH THE ALCATEL 5, 3 AND 1 SERIES AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2018

BARCELONA – February 24, 2018 – TCL Communication today formally kicked off Mobile World Congress 2018, introducing its all-new and evolved smartphone portfolio, which features experiences that modernize its Alcatel smartphones, bringing flagship-style features and premium design language across the entire lineup. Alcatel will be the world’s first brand to deliver an immersive 18:9 display experience across each series in the portfolio, made possible by using custom-built displays leveraging parent company TCL’s award-winning television technology and bringing the immersive entertainment experiences to smartphone customers. The portfolio also features all-new Alcatel experiences such as Face Key, a facial recognition technology, and enhanced camera options that give users more control over how they capture the moments they want to remember and share. Additionally, Alcatel is committed to the security of its devices and will be offering regular Android security updates, on a minimum quarterly basis, on its most popular smartphones, including its all-new 2018 devices.

With Alcatel FullView 18:9 displays, Alcatel smartphone customers in all of our categories will experience more screen space in smaller form factors across the entire portfolio, making it easier to comfortably browse the Internet, connect with friends and loved ones via social media, catch up on the latest news and enjoy cinematic views for the entertainment they love. Since 18:9 displays reduce the width of the phone, each device feels smaller and easier to hold than comparable devices with the same display size.

“For nearly 20 years, Alcatel has been a leader at delivering high-quality, premium mobile technology experiences that are accessible to consumers around the world,” said Christian Gatti, Global President Alcatel Business Division and Executive Vice President TCL Communication. “As we introduce an all-new direction for our smartphone portfolio, we remain focused and committed to pushing the boundaries of what an affordably priced smartphone can be, providing even richer experiences and flagship-style designs for our customers around the globe.”

SIMGANIC: ALCATEL’S VISION FOR SIMPLE, ORGANIC INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 

“In order to evolve our product portfolio, we needed to start by re-thinking the way we approached the design of our smartphones so that user interaction feels more natural and intuitive,” said Hagen Fendler, Chief Design Officer, TCL Communications. “With our newly introduced smartphone portfolio, we’re unveiling the beginnings of our new design philosophy we call SIMGANIC. This approach conveys organic and simplicity that aims at creating truly caring products with human centric perspective, allowing us to deliver iconic style with thoughtful details and the ability to standardize this philosophy across our entire lineup.”

The SIMGANIC design language can be seen and felt across Alcatel’s all-new 5, 3, and 1 series of smartphones. The series are broken down into the following:

ALCATEL 5 SERIES 

Geared towards everyday lifestyle, the Alcatel 5 series gives customers the best in an affordable flagship for under 300EUR. This series will include the Alcatel 5, which features a bezel-less 5.7-inch Alcatel FullView 18:9 display, premium brushed metallic unibody design and octa-core processor. It also includes experiences that are built for social media lovers to share, such as a 13MP f/2.0 front-facing camera with a secondary 5MP 120-degree super wide-angle lens and LED flash, offering amazing self-portraits that capture three times more than a typical selfie, for stunning group shots. The intelligent camera intuitively switches from portrait mode to super wide-angle mode when it detects more than two faces in the shot.

Additionally, Alcatel is also focusing on customers who love taking pictures to share their lives with friends and family. As a result, the Alcatel 5 comes with a suite of intuitive photo editing tools called Social Mode, which will allow you to take photos in a fun and more efficient way. With Social Square, you can review recently captured photos in one half of the screen, while the camera viewfinder remains active in the other half. This enables customers to review pictures as quickly as they take them, while making it possible to take new pictures at the same time. Instant Collage lets you mash up your best shots into pre-set arrangements. Each section of the collage is taken one-by-one using the camera viewfinder and shifts to the next shape as you progress through the collage. Photo Booth brings back those nostalgic photo moments from the fair or friends’ parties by taking four pictures in a row, one shot per second.

The Alcatel 5 will feature several key experiences designed to deliver greater value to customers, including Face Key™. Face Key is a new level of facial recognition security that enables you to easily unlock your device by simply glancing at the screen. In a process that takes less than half a second, Face Key breaks down each facial scan into over a hundred data points to ensure a more reliable match.

The fingerprint sensor is conveniently located on the back, and will include functionality beyond unlocking your phone, such as doubling as a shutter key when taking selfies and keeping sensitive information locked away in privacy mode; additionally, the sensor is programmable allowing each individual finger to launch a different app or service, so you can go straight to your commonly used apps; like Facebook with your index finger, Instagram with your middle finger and your phone dialer with your pinkie.

The Alcatel 5 is now available in select markets in Metallic Black and Metallic Gold for 229,99EUR.

ALCATEL 3 SERIES 

Offering the best in affordable innovation for under 200EUR, the Alcatel 3 series provides many of the great key experiences in the 5 series, including Alcatel FullView 18:9 displays, fingerprint sensors and Face Key™. The 3 series is designed with beautifully curved lines, sleek 2.5D contoured edge glass, and curved backs, for a comfortable fit.

Within the 3 series are three new devices that come with high-quality Alcatel FullView 18:9 displays. The Alcatel 3V packs an impressive 6-inch 2K (2160×1080) screen for an immersive viewing experience; the Alcatel 3X offers a 5.7-inch (1440×720) IPS display; and the Alcatel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch (1440×720) IPS display.

The 3 series also features dual rear cameras (in select devices). The 3V uses a 12MP camera paired with a 2MP secondary depth camera with LED flash, providing real-time bokeh and the ability to change the area of focus on any shot, even after it’s taken; and the 3X has a 13MP primary camera and 5MP 120-degree super wide-angle lens with dual-tone flash, making it possible for you to get more content into each shot, whether it’s a group photo or a panoramic vista. Each device in the series also offers 5MP front-facing cameras with LED flash for well-lit selfies regardless of the time of day.

Now available in select markets, the Alcatel 3V comes in Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue and Spectrum Gold for 189,99EUR. The Alcatel 3X will be available in select markets next month for 179,99EUR, and will come in Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold, Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, and Spectrum Gold. The Alcatel 3 will be available in select markets next month in Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue and Spectrum Gold for 149,99EUR.

ALCATEL 1 SERIES 

Starting at under 100EUR, the 1 series of smartphone products is Alcatel’s most affordable lineup, providing universal access to great technology for everyone around the world. The 1 series breaks the entry-level stigma of bulky design, low quality displays, poor performance and disappointing camera experiences. This series will include the Alcatel 1X, the first sub-100EUR device from a major global brand to come with an 18:9 screen. Select variants of the 1X also come with other key Alcatel experiences like Face Key and fingerprint sensor, and all variants come with Social Mode for the camera, along with a fit and finish that makes it much more premium than its price tag. Available in select markets in April with single-SIM and dual-SIM options (depending on market), at 99,99EUR and 109,99EUR respectively, the 1X will feature black and blue color options in Suede, as well as gold and rose color options in a satiny finish.

January 9th, 2018

SIGNALING A NEW DIRECTION IN THE COMPANY’S MOBILE HANDSET PHILOSPHY, ALCATEL INTRODUCES RE-IMAGINED SMARTPHONE PORTFOLIO AT CES 2018

LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2018 – Demonstrating TCL’s continuing commitment to its mobile handset business, today at CES 2018 it has previewed a new smartphone philosophy and product portfolio direction for the company’s Alcatel business unit. Featuring re-imagined product designs and features that modernize Alcatel’s 2018 smartphones, it is also one of the first smartphone lineups to bring an immersive 18:9 display experience standardized across three new product series. Offering a universal design language, these new Alcatel product series will help make flagship style smartphone features accessible across the mid and entry price tiers.

“As the global smartphone market continues to evolve, we come into a new year recognizing the need to stabilize and transform our Alcatel smartphone portfolio to better serve our customers and meet the opportunities ahead,” said Christian Gatti, Global President Alcatel Business Division and Executive Vice President TCL Communication. “By modernizing our smartphone designs and being one of the first global manufacturers to offer 18:9 full view displays across the majority of our lineup, we’re able to refocus our efforts at democratizing flagship style features and making these experiences accessible to almost any consumer worldwide.”

With this portfolio evolution, Alcatel will also standardize the use of panel manufacturing across the entire product portfolio by utilizing Alcatel 18:9 full view displays. As a top-three LCD panel maker worldwide and America’s fastest growing TV brand, TCL will provide the Alcatel business unit with access to critical manufacturing efficiencies and billions of dollars in research and development, ensuring considerable cost savings and faster time to market for upcoming devices.

Alcatel’s 2018 product lineup can be categorized into three distinct series, each one representing a different pricing tier. These series maintain a flagship look and feel across the board to ensure all users will have the same sense of pride of ownership. The series are broken down into the following:

ALCATEL 5 SERIES

Representing Alcatel’s affordable premium tier of smartphones, The Alcatel 5 Series is designed to deliver the best possible features consumers want at a cost that’s much lower than comparable flagships. This will include offering features like face unlock, 18:9 full view displays and more. With the Alcatel 5 series, users will enjoy fantastic imaging, a cinema-style viewing experience and large battery for a full day’s use.

ALCATEL 3 SERIES

The Alcatel 3 Series provides users with an optimal blend of the latest trendy features and affordability, bringing dual cameras, beautiful design and 18:9 full view displays to more consumers without breaking the bank. This series will feature a variety of devices and will include products with large-screen, high-resolution displays.

ALCATEL 1 SERIES

Providing the best in affordability for the 2018 Alcatel lineup, the Alcatel 1 Series brings an amazing smartphone experience to the masses at the most affordable price point. It offers universal access to unibody hardware with stylish design and premium materials, as well as higher-end features like 18:9 full view displays and face unlocking.

November 1st, 2017

The Alcatel QUICKFLIP™ is Coming to Cricket Wireless, But It’s Not Your Average Flip Phone

ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2017 – Are you budget conscious, seeking simplicity, or looking to buy your pre-teen their first mobile phone? The Alcatel QUICKFLIP™ is likely the device you’re looking for and will be available at Cricket Wireless beginning Nov. 10, 2017 for only $29.99 for new and existing customers. Just in time for the holidays?

The QUICKFLIP is perfect for talk-first, text-next customers who prefer an easy-to-use phone without all the added bells and whistles of most smartphones. It’s also a great option for consumers on a budget who depend on a mobile device to stay connected to family and friends. For parents purchasing their child’s first mobile phone, the QUICKFLIP helps your child stay connected while alleviating many safety concerns that come with most smartphones.

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September 28th, 2017

The Alcatel IDOL 5, Exclusively from Cricket Wireless, Offers the Premium Features You Want at a Fraction of the Price of Today’s Big Brand Smartphones

ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2017 – Why pay $800 or more for a premium smartphone with an excellent camera and sound system, when you can enjoy premium features in a smartphone that costs less than $200? College students, budding professionals and young couples will find all the entertainment they want, with all the features they need, in the new Alcatel IDOL 5 smartphone – available exclusively at Cricket-branded stores or at cricketwireless.com beginning October 27, 2017 for $199.

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June 27th, 2017

Three New Feature-Packed Alcatel Smartphones Available for Pre-Order Beginning Today on Amazon; On-Sale Starting July 10

IRVINE, Calif. – June 27, 2017 – Alcatel – a top-five smartphone manufacturer in North America – today announced that the IDOL 5S, A50, and A30 PLUS are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Offering a variety of feature-packed experiences, all three of these new Alcatel smartphones offer the familiarity and convenience of Android Nougat and outstanding affordability; on-sale starting July 10 starting at under $280. Amazon Prime customers will also have an opportunity to purchase these new Alcatel smartphones through the Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones program. (more…)

May 16th, 2017

Discover More of The Entertainment You Love With the Alcatel A30™ Tablet 8”; Available Beginning May 12 At T-Mobile


IRVINE, Calif.
– May 11, 2017 – Making the entertainment and content you love accessible, whether you’re at home or on-the-go, just got easier with the all-new Alcatel A30 TABLET 8”. Available online and at participating T-Mobile stores nationwide starting tomorrow, May 12, for $125 (SRP), the A30 TABLET features 4G LTE connectivity and a vibrant 8-inch display, perfect for surfing the web, gaming and so much more. To top it off, this new tablet from Alcatel comes loaded with the exclusive CloserTV™ app that turns your A30 TABLET into a personal remote, thanks to a built-in infrared blaster. (more…)

January 17th, 2017

ALCATEL’S IDOL 4S WITH WINDOWS 10 NOW AVAILABLE UNLOCKED AT MICROSOFT STORE

Alcatel’s Windows 10 smartphone offers a mobile experience unlike any other Windows 10 Mobile device before it, including support for Continuum and in-box VR

IRVINE, Calif. – January 17, 2017 – Alcatel – the number four mobile phone manufacturer in North America – today announced availability of the company’s flagship IDOL 4S with Windows 10 unlocked from the Microsoft Store. Available at select Microsoft Stores in the U.S. and Canada and MicrosoftStore.com – including the flagship Microsoft Store in New York – the IDOL 4S offers full unlocked GSM compatibility throughout North America. (more…)

January 5th, 2017

Alcatel Launches A3 XL 6-Inch Phablet Offering Speed, Security and Style

  • First of a new premium range of affordable mobile devices
  • Fingerprint recognition gives exceptional functionality and security
  • 6-inch IPS HD display for a rich entertainment experience
  • Super-fast LTE Cat 4 connectivity offers a smooth experience at speed

LAS VEGAS – January 5, 2017 – Alcatel today announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the launch of the Alcatel A3 XL phablet, a cross between phone and tablet, which comes with a stylish 6-inch screen for a better viewing experience, fingerprint recognition feature and super-fast LTE Category 4 connectivity. (more…)

January 4th, 2017

Alcatel and CBS Interactive to Launch Star Trek VR Experience at CES

IRVINE, Calif. – January 4, 2017 – Alcatel, the fourth-largest mobile phone manufacturer in North America and a brand under TCL Communication (TCT), in partnership with CBS Interactive, is debuting a VR experience during CES 2017 that will give fans a look back at major ships from the Star Trek franchise. This VR content will be available at CES and as a 360 video on CBS’ YouTube channel. The immersive VR experience is part of Alcatel’s partnership with CBS All Access as an official digital presenting sponsor for its upcoming original series, Star Trek: Discovery. The CBS All Access subscription service also offers every episode of all previous Star Trek television series on demand. (more…)

November 17th, 2016

ALCATEL APPOINTS WAYNE WHITE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES FOR NORTH AMERICA

A mobile technology executive, with over 25 years of experience, White joins Alcatel to drive growth and expand marketshare for North America’s fourth largest handset OEM

IRVINE, Calif. – November 17, 2016 – Alcatel – the fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer in North America – today announced that it has appointed Wayne White as Vice President of Sales for North America. White assumes responsibility for growing the Alcatel product family among carriers and expanding the company’s presence in the enterprise segment. (more…)

October 12th, 2016

OFFERING THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF CONNECTIVITY, ALCATEL ANNOUNCES THE LINKZONE™ NOW AVAILABLE AT T-MOBILE

With LINKZONE, turn any area into a Wi-Fi zone powered by 4G LTE

IRVINE, Calif. – October 12, 2016 – Alcatel – the number four mobile phone manufacturer in North America – today announced the availability of LINKZONE at T-Mobile. With a lightweight and portable design, the LINKZONE can connect up to 15 devices simultaneously offering on the go connectivity powered by 4G LTE. LINKZONE is available beginning today at participating T-Mobile stores nationwide for $79.99 (SRP). (more…)

August 29th, 2016

ENJOY MORE FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE WITH THE ALL-NEW BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AND BEAUTIFULLY PRICED FIERCE™ 4 FROM ALCATEL

FIERCE 4 will be available to MetroPCS customers beginning today; coming to T-Mobile later this year

IRVINE, Calif. – August 29, 2016 – Alcatel – the number four handset manufacturer in North America – today unveiled FIERCE 4 with its sleek design and wallet-friendly price for MetroPCS customers. Building upon the FIERCE product family legacy of great quality and value, FIERCE 4 brings the perfect amount of expression with on-the-go entertainment and connectivity. FIERCE 4 will be available nationwide at participating MetroPCS stores beginning today for $69 with eligible phone activation or upgrade. FIERCE 4 will also be available at T-Mobile starting this fall. (more…)

August 15th, 2016

ALCATEL TRU™ BRINGS RELIABLE SMARTPHONE PERFORMANCE TO METROPCS FOR LESS THAN A DATE NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Delivering The Perfect Amount of Smart Value, the Alcatel TRU Offers Budget Conscious Users a Pocket-Friendly Balance of Features and Performance

IRVINE, Calif. – August 15, 2016 – Alcatel – a top five smartphone manufacturer in North America – today unveiled TRU, its latest value-packed smartphone for MetroPCS customers. Continuing Alcatel’s partnership with MetroPCS, the TRU combines all-around reliability with a pocket-friendly design. Offering the perfect amount of smartphone for less than the average date night at the movies, TRU will be available at participating MetroPCS stores nationwide beginning today for $29.00 with eligible phone activation or upgrade. (more…)

July 13th, 2016

READY 4 MORE? ALCATEL ANNOUNCES THE AWARD-WINNING IDOL 4S WITH VR GOGGLE PACKAGING BUNDLE

DELIVERING UNREAL VALUE AND USER EXPERIENCES, ALCATEL’S FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE COMBINES THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF DESIGN AND FEATURES WITH AN INDUSTRY FIRST VR GOGGLE PACKAGING

IRVINE, Calif. – July 13, 2016 – ALCATEL – the number four mobile phone manufacturer in North America – today unveiled its unlocked Android flagship with the award-winning IDOL 4S. A follow–up to the award–winning IDOL 3 – widely regarded as one of the best smartphone values of 2015 – the IDOL 4S brings a new level of design and features that has made Alcatel’s IDOL flagship line one of the most prized in the industry. Unveiled globally earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, the value–packed IDOL 4S is loaded with all the features customers need in an affordably priced unlocked smartphone, including a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 652 processor, 3.6–watt JBL certified speakers with Waves Audio and Synaptics’ fingerprint sensor technology. IDOL 4S also comes packaged with an industry first with the world’s first VR goggle packaging bundle, as well as Alcatel’s exclusive Boom Key which brings a variety of experience enhancements with just one push of the Boom Key button. (more…)

April 20th, 2016

STAY CONNECTED ON THE GO WITH YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA AND CONTENT WITH THE POP 7 LTE TABLET FROM ALCATEL

Coming to T-Mobile, the affordable and portable POP 7 LTE brings the perfect amount of entertainment to the palm of your hand

IRVINE, Calif. – April 20, 2016 – ALCATEL – the number four mobile phone manufacturer in North America[i] – today announced availability of their newest portable LTE connected tablet with the POP 7 LTE for T-Mobile. Continuing Alcatel’s tradition of bringing high-quality and affordable mobile technology to the masses, the POP 7 LTE will be available online and at participating T-Mobile stores nationwide beginning on April 20 for $129.99 (SRP). (more…)

April 7th, 2016

MEET THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF HOME SIMPLICITY: XESS

Designed to bring more engaging experiences to the home, the 17-inch Xess is the perfect kitchen accessory with pre-loaded recipe applications and other partner content

IRVINE, Calif. – April 7, 2016 – Alcatel – the number four mobile phone manufacturer in North America* – today announced a new device category in partnership with the TCL brand, with the North American launch of Xess. Initially unveiled at CES in January, Xess is purpose built to be the perfect 17-inch accessory for the kitchen, whether it’s for discovering and creating new meals via the pre-loaded recipe applications, accessing Nickelodeon content, such as PAW Patrol for kids, or catching up on the latest news and entertainment. Xess will be available for early-access purchase beginning on April 22 for the online exclusive price of $499 USD. (more…)

March 29th, 2016

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW: ALCATEL UNVEILS THE COMPANY’S NEW GLOBAL BRANDING IN NORTH AMERICA

With the recent unveiling of the brand’s new look and feel at Mobile World Congress, Alcatel eyes further North American business and brand expansion; with a focus on the Gen-X and Millennial consumer segments

IRVINE, Calif. – March 29, 2016 – Alcatel – the number four mobile phone manufacturer in North America – today announced the rollout of its new branding for the North American market. Unveiled globally during last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, this new branding simplifies the company’s image from ALCATEL ONETOUCH, and now aligns the leading global mobile technology brand under the Alcatel name with a new logo and renewed market focus. (more…)

February 22nd, 2016

Alcatel Launches PLUS 10, its first 2-in-1 LTE Connected Device Powered by Windows 10

  • Alcatel’s first 2-in-1 device powered by Windows 10 is one of the few connected 10-inch 2-in-1s on the market
  • A quad-core Intel processor combined with Windows 10 provides for maximum productivity during the day
  • Dual front speakers with 3D audio effect and coupled with a high-resolution IPS display guarantee a stunning surround sound experience
  • Innovative, detachable 4G LTE keyboard can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 15 devices; a great way to stay connected in a jiffy!
  • Multiple ports, including standard USB, micro USB and micro HDMI, make adaptors a thing of the past

MWC, Barcelona, 22 February, 2016 – Increasing its offering of Windows devices, alcatel announced the launch of its PLUS 10 2-in-1 device, running on the latest Windows 10 operating system. (more…)

February 22nd, 2016

Alcatel Launches POP 4 Series: The most customizable smartphones, inside and out, to best suit all desires

  • 3 devices for 3 desires: POP 4, POP 4+, POP 4S
  • Vast collection of colors and styles: Hairline-Brushed, Leather, Wood, Baby Skin
  • Curved design with a slim body and fully laminated black crystal display
  • Take great group selfies in the parties with the front camera of wide viewing angle and front flash
  • 4G LTE for fast browsing and streaming

MWC, Barcelona, 22 February, 2016 – alcatel announces POP 4 series, a full line of customizable smartphones with design and performance in mind. The iconic POP 4 series includes variants of POP 4, POP 4+ and POP 4S. These smartphones offer customization – from style, color, design, size, performance to user experience. (more…)

February 20th, 2016

IDOL 4 Series Takes Everything Up a Notch With Augmented Multimedia Features and the Boom Key Experience

  • The Boom Key delivers an innovative user experience by offering custom-made features for taking photos, listening to music, the user interface and gaming
  • The IDOL 4 series offers a stunning display and pro-quality camera
  • The superior audio experience is supported by Waves and JBL with high quality in-box JBL headphones
  • The IDOL 4 series is reversible in three ways: sound that goes from left to right, front to back and a user interface that works upside down
  • VR-in-the-box: the innovative product packaging is a pair of VR goggles, creating an immersive virtual reality experiences anytime, anywhere*

MWC, Barcelona, 20 February, 2016 – Alcatel announces its premium IDOL 4 series. Building on the success of its trend-setting IDOL 3, the uniquely designed IDOL 4 and IDOL 4S smartphones take everything up a notch with a new Boom Key and an augmented multimedia experience. (more…)

February 20th, 2016

Keeping It Simple: ALCATEL ONETOUCH Becomes alcatel

  • Alcatel will operate under the name alcatel, with a new logo and new focus
  • The brand will increase its engagement with millennial customers
  • Alcatel will continue to create curated, carefully considered, fun devices at the right price point

MWC, Barcelona, 20 February 2016 – Alcatel, a member of TCL Communication, announces that it will now be operating under the name alcatel. (more…)

January 11th, 2016

ALCATEL ONETOUCH Recognized Twice in the 2015-2016 Global Top Brands

The brand was among IDG’s Global Smart Phone Top 10 and the Global Smart Connected Devices Top 15

Las Vegas, January 11, 2016 – During the 49th International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ALCATEL ONETOUCH, a brand of TCL Communication, was recognized twice at an awards ceremony for the 2015-2016 Global Top Brands hosted by International Data Group (IDG). ALCATEL ONETOUCH was among both the Global Smart Phone Top 10 and the Global Smart Connected Devices Brands Top 15. Brands such as Samsung, Apple, Huawei and Lenovo are also on both lists. (more…)

January 6th, 2016

IT ALL BEGINS AT START WITH ALCATEL ONETOUCH AND T-MOBILE’S FIRST WINDOWS 10 MOBILE SMARTPHONE

Coming exclusively to T-Mobile, the affordable ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile offers a seamless Microsoft Office experience anywhere

LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2016 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the top five mobile phone manufacturers in North AmericaA, today announced availability of the brand’s first smartphone running Windows 10 with the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce XL™ with Windows 10 Mobile hitting T-Mobile stores nationwide in the coming weeks. The affordably priced Fierce XL with Windows 10 offers consumers more of the popular Microsoft Office Mobile productivity applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, as well as OneDrive, to help keep on the go workflow a breeze. (more…)

January 6th, 2016

ALCATEL ONETOUCH® INTRODUCES RIDE-FI™; THE EASY TO USE CONNECTION TO IN-CAR 4G LTE WI-FI

Ride-Fi will be available exclusively at Sprint allowing users to easily connect nationwide 4G LTE Wi-Fi to any car via the vehicle’s 12V power socket and includes USB 2.0 port for power supply

LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2016 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the top five mobile phone manufacturers in North America*, today unveiled the Ride-Fi mobile 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot available exclusively from Sprint beginning in February. With Ride-Fi, users can easily turn their car into a mobile hotspot connecting up to eight devices to 4G LTE Wi-Fi while also offering pass through charging for other devices via a USB port; so they can stay connected wherever the road takes them. (more…)

January 5th, 2016

ALCATEL ONETOUCH Launches the New PIXI 4 Family: A Line of Premium Entry-Level Devices

  • A range of 3.5-inch and 4-inch smartphones, 6-inch phablet and 7-inch tablet
  • Powerful quad-core processor in the 4-inch, 6-inch and 7-inch
  • Polaroid software for perfect, personalized photos
  • Power-saving functions for up to 25% longer battery life
  • Louder and clearer sound on all apps, music and video players

CES, LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2016 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH announces a brand-new PIXI experience: the PIXI 4 family offers premium entry-level smartphones and tablets with a comprehensive user experience in design, audio, camera and battery life. (more…)

January 5th, 2016

ALCATEL ONETOUCH Launches PIXI 3 8-inch Tablet with Windows 10 at CES

  • 8-inch tablet offers the tablet-optimized Windows 10 Mobile operating system
  • Lightning-fast browsing and downloading with Qualcomm chipset driving 4G LTE connectivity
  • Easily customizable with add-on covers and cases

CES, LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2016 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH announces the brand’s first tablet to offer the Windows 10 Mobile operating system. The PIXI 3 8-inch tablet will be available with the Windows 10 Mobile operating system and features 4G LTE for fast browsing. (more…)