Category: Alcatel (Android)

Cheap Android alert! Alcatel One Touch T’Pop on Virgin Media

An Android handset for £39.99? Well, straight up we know it’s not going to have a quad-core CPU, hi-res screen and an 8 megapixel camera. But, if you want a cheap and cheerful Android then Alcatel have a solution. It’ll be available today with Virgin Mobile on Pay …

Vodafone Smart III Android phone – Review

The Vodafone Smart III is a budget Android phone (real name Alcatel 975), designed to introduce the world of smartphones to those who haven’t discovered it yet. It’s fun, colourful and comes with some innovative thinking behind it. However, does it justify its £95 price point on pay …

Vodafone Smart III Android phone – Initial Impressions

The Vodafone Smart III (aka Alcatel 975) is an entry level Android smartphone with an eye on those who want something a little different; something fun, functional and funky (you can have that one, Apple, if you’re after a tag-line for iOS7!). I’ve got one for a week, …

MWC – Alcatel One Touch Idol X and Idol Ultra

Top of the tree, this is the Idol X and Idol Ultra from Alcatel. I’ve gotta be honest, the Idol X is easily the best handset I’ve seen from the company in a long time. The One Touch Idol X is painfully thin at just 67.5mm thick and …

MWC – The One Touch Star

Another Alcatel handset with a dual-SIM version and it’s this – the One Touch Star. Shock, horror, there’s only one version of this particular device (Alcatel are famed for making several flavours of each device). This one is a sort-of mid-range puppy with a 5 megapixel shooter (plus …

MWC – The Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and Scribe HD

I usually approach the Alcatel stand each year with a sense of foreboding. They usually have a humongous selection of new handsets and they’re as confusing as heck. This year, it’s slightly less confusing. There’s still a couple of different versions of the same handsets such as we …

Vodafone Smart II Tate Edition in stores tomorrow

A few weeks ago we reviewed the Vodafone Smart II which is a budget phone from Vodafone. Vodafone were running a competition in conjunction with the Tate Collective where people were invited to design a back plate for the phone. The winning design would be available in select …

Vodafone Smart II Review

  So, if we’re looking at budget Android handsets we have to look at this – the Vodafone Smart II. It’s going on sale for just £70 and is powered by Android 2.3. Inside it’s actually an Alcatel device – the charger and battery gives it all away …

There’s something very familiar about the Smart II

Whilst reviewing the Alcatel-built Vodafone Smart II we noticed something very familiar with the recovery mode. If you’ve ever used CWM, aka ClockwordMod, you’ll probably be more than familiar with this screen. It was developed by Koushik Dutta (@Koush). CWM is pretty much open and is licensed under …

MWC – A tour around the Alcatel One Touch stand

Imagine your next phone. Perhaps you’ve already seen it during Mobile World Congress. Now, let me try to guess what that phone will have. First, I’m guessing it’ll have a touch screen. Second, I’m thinking it’ll have a high-resolution camera, probably 8 megapixels. It’s probably got another camera …

Alcatel OT-990 gets previewed, coming to O2 soon

Back at Mobile World Congress we got some time with the Alcatel One Touch 990. It’s powered by a 600MHz CPU and has a 320×480 pixel screen with a 1300mAh battery, WiFi, GPS and a 5 megapixel camera. Aimed squarely at the mass market, this is coming to …

Alcatel One Touch 990 – Up close

Alcatel have a range of devices on show here at Mobile world Congress in Barcelona. We took a look today at the One Touch 990 today which features Android 2.2, WiFi, HSDPA connectivity, 3.5″ capacitive screen (320×480), 5 megapixel camera and a VGA face-mounting camera. Sure, it’s “only” …