FCC Reveals Alcatel Sparq II for T-Mobile
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site today revealed details about an unannounced handset from Alcatel. The Sparq II is a sideways slider with a numerical keypad on the front and a QWERTY keyboard for messaging. The FCC confirms that it supports T-Mobile's spectrum bands, in addition to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Pictures show that the Sparq II includes a camera with a flash. A draft user manual included with the FCC filing mentions features such as an FM radio, web browser, media player, and support for microSD cards, but these details are not confirmed. Neither Alcatel nor T-Mobile has announced the Sparq II, and its pricing and availability are unknown.
Huawei P10 Revealed by FCC
The FCC today approved a new, unannounced phone from Huawei that matches leaked photos of the P10. The company is expected to announce the P10 flagship phone in a little over a week at the MWC trade show in Barcelona.
Alcatel's A30 Plus Bumps Up the Screen, Processor, Camera and Battery
Alcatel today announced the A30 Plus, an improved version of the A30 we saw earlier this year. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen (up from 5.0 inches) and a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor (up from 1.1 GHz) with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
FCC Reveals the Alcatel Idol 5
Documents recently published to the FCC web site show what is likely the Alcatel Idol 5, which has not yet been formally announced by TCL. A device with the model name 6058 was cleared by the FCC for operation in the U.S.
Alcatel's Modular A50 Parties with Light Up LED Accessory
Alcatel today followed through on its promise to bring the A5 LED to the U.S., though it has changed the phone's name to simply the Alcatel A50. The phone, first revealed in February, is compatible with a handful of modular accessories, the most significant of which features an LED-covere panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
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