Tuesday, 26 February 2013

ALCATEL: A TRANSFORMATION BY ONE TOUCH













ALCATEL: LOOKING GOOD @ THE MWC!

Good afternoon, Synapse Circuit Readers... This is the second day of the Mobile World Congress and I can’t say that I am too surprised at what’s on offer... New Android handsets and tablets... However, there were a few surprises was from Alcatel!

ALCATEL ONE TOUCH IDOL X
Alcatel isn’t normally known for quality mobile builds. If you want an ultra cheap handset and not too bothered about longevity then you’d almost certainly go for an Alcatel PAYG model that could resemble a BlackBerry or low end Samsung model... All that is about to change... Check out the One Touch Idol X! Weird name, it is like a combination of a Kung Fu movie meets a talent show...

·         5” 1080p display
·         1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor
·         13MP / 8MP rear camera (dependent upon on launch regions)
·         Dual-SIM version with 16 / 32 GB variants with no microSD
·         Single-SIM with 8GB internal storage and microSD support
·         2,000mAh battery
·         Android 4.2
·         Measures 7.1mm
·         Red, Green, Cyan, Magenta, Black and Yellow colours


I think it looks great! The 5” HD display looks like real edge to edge and the build quality looks like anything else out there! Judging by the 1.2 GHz processor it could mean that the One Touch Idol X is leaning towards the mid-range budget end. Perhaps it’ll be inexpensive enough to by outright!

Then there is the...

ONE TOUCH SCRIBE EASY

·         5” 480 × 800 touch display
·         1.2 GHz dual-core processor
·         512 MB RAM
·         4GB of internal storage
·         5MP rear camera
·         microSD card slot for expansion
·         MagicFlip magnetic cover and Stylus
·         Android 4.1.2
·         Red, Blue or Yellow colours

The One Touch Scribe Easy comes across very much like a budget Galaxy Note. The resolution isn’t so great; the internal RAM is uninspiring... In fact, come to think of it, none of it looks very inspiring other than the One Touch Scribe Easy could very well make for a secondary or even a third handset! The 4GB of storage promises to hold the essential apps for making free calls, Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook. Cool.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY
At the time of writing there were no details of pricing and availability. I suspect that these will come in the second quarter. I can see these handsets vying for the budget end of the market and doing remarkably well. Yep, the budget end of the marketplace is about to get some heat!

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