T-Mobile Intros the Alcatel Fierce and Evolve
T-Mobile today announced two new Android smartphones from Alcatel, the OneTouch Fierce and the OneTouch Evolve. Both are slab-style devices that can access T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, but not its LTE network. Shared features include 5-megapixel cameras with 720p HD video capture; Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and FM radios; and support for microSD cards up to 32GB.
- Fierce: The Fierce (pictured) runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and features a 4.5-inch qHD display, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, and an 1800mAh battery. The Fierce will be available in select stores beginning October 5, and all T-Mobile sales channels on October 23. It costs $169.99 unsubsidized. With T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan, it can be purchased for a down payment of $19.99 and 24 payments of $6.50.
- Evolve: The Evolve (gallery) runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 4.0-inch WVGA display, 1GHz processor, and 1,400mAh battery. The OneTouch Evolve will be available in select stores beginning October 5 and all T-Mobile sales channels by October 16. The Evolve costs $99.99.
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Hands-On: Alcatel Fierce 2 and Evolve 2
Alcatel scored a win with T-Mobile, which has agreed to sell the OneTouch Fierce 2 and OneTouch Evolve 2. These low-cost handsets redefine value with their solid build quality and eye-popping price points.
Hands-On with the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL with Windows
Making good on a promise it made last year, Alcatel has shown off its first Windows 10 smartphone. Rather than start from scratch, the copy repurposed the Fierce XL handset, swapping Android for Windows.
Review: Alcatel Fierce XL with Windows for T-Mobile
Alcatel ported Windows 10 to its Fierce XL handset and the result is a low-cost point of entry to Microsoft's ecosystem of productivity apps. The Fierce XL with Windows in a simple smartphone that impresses and bores at the same time.
T-Mobile to Sell Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2 and Evolve 2
T-Mobile and Alcatel today announced the addition of the Fierce 2 and Evolve 2 to T-Mobile's value handset roster. Both devices run Android 4.4 KitKat.
Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows Now Available Unlocked
Alcatel today made its Idol 4S with Windows 10 smartphone available unlocked from the Microsoft Store. The Windows Idol 4S has a 5.5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 21-megapixel camera, and USB Type-C.
4" display 480 x 800 pixels
Mediatek MT6575 processor 0.5 GB RAM
1,400 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
This is the U.S. version of the Alcatel M'Pop. Will most likely reach Metro PCS with a 59.99 price tag before the end of the year. Is a good phone, if a bit slow (it has just 512MB RAM)
Oh, and has a fixed focus camera