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Alcatel A5 LED Hands-on: Release Date, Price

Hands-on with the wildest smartphone gimmick I saw at MWC

February 28th, 2017

Alcatel on Monday announced three new Android phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, including a new high-end device that ships with an amazing, albeit unnecessary gimmick: an LED-covered back. The rear panel lights up for notifications and alerts, turns into an equalizer visualization when you listen to music, or just lights up the room …

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Hands-on

Meet Alcatel’s new Android phones, the biggest underdogs of MWC 2015

March 5th, 2015

Apple’s 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models are the smartphones to beat this year, and some companies have already come out with worthy rivals, including the HTC One M9 and the Galaxy S6 that both debuted at this year’s Mobile World Congress. But these top devices were not the only Android handsets unveiled at the show, …

Alcatel One Touch Fire Hands-on

Alcatel One Touch Fire preview: This anemic Firefox phone might be a tough sell

February 26th, 2013

Another day, another Firefox OS-powered handset here at Mobile World Congress. We had the chance to take a hands-on look at Alcatel’s first Firefox phone on Tuesday and walked away with some distinctly tepid impressions. As a disclaimer, the software we played with was in beta, but Firefox and Alcatel are planning to launch these …

Alcatel OT-707 and OT-800 leave us longing for Legos

March 2nd, 2009

We never thought we’d see the day when a pair of phones would actually make the Lego Phone we scooped seem interesting, but that day is upon us. Behold the Alcatel OT-707 and OT-800, a pair of entry-level handsets that will do little to up Alcatel’s street cred. Touting design cues from the late 80s …

Lego and Alcatel teaming up to release Lego phone

February 11th, 2009

Earlier this year Lego and Digital Blue announced combined efforts that would yield a variety of Lego-centric electronics aimed at kids. Slated to be released by this Summer, the announcement included details on a digital camera, a walkie talkie and an MP3 player – nothing too crazy. These functional toys would appear as though they …