Looks like the Apple iPhone 5c and the Moto X are not the only colorful recently released smartphones that is in the mix. Known for showcasing the world’s thinnest smartphone at CES, Alcatel is preparing to launch the ONE TOUCH POP 7 for MetroPCS. @evleaks, a well known insider for device leaks, has posted the photo above of the device. The ONE TOUCH POP 7 will be available in black, yellow, pink, blue and red.
The Alcatel One Touch Hero is a phablet that comes with a stylus that works well with the large size of the device. The One Touch Hero has a 6-inch 1080p IPS display, 2GB of RAM, a 1.5 GHz quad core chip, 8/16GB internal storage with a microSD card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and a 3,400 mAh battery.
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Alcatel fans may be happy to hear that the company has announced a new tablet called the One Touch EVO 8HD. The One Touch EVO 8HD has an 8-inch 1024×768 HD IPS display with a pixel density of 160ppi. It has a 1.6GHz dual-core Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a microSD slot. The One Touch EVO 8HD camera is 3-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing. It also has WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, HSPA+, and LTE. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the operating system powering the One Touch EVO 8HD.
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MuleSoft has acquired ProgrammableWeb from Alcatel-Lucent. This is a way for Alcatel-Lucent to exit from the API market. MuleSoft is a data integration company that is considered a GitHub for APIs. MuleSoft will be integrating their APIhub into ProgrammableWeb’s API database. ProgrammableWeb now has a place where they can extend their API database to a community that can build out apps that use the APIhub platform.
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Ben Verwaayen, the CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, is stepping down. Verwaayen was the CEO of Alcatel-Lucent over the last 4 years. During his time as CEO, the telecommunications company struggled to stay competitive. After Wall Street heard about his departure, the company’s shares jumped 7.7% in early trading to €1.40 per share.
Alcatel is launching the One Touch Evo 7 and Evo 7 HD tablet soon. Both of these tablets can be upgraded to support mobile data connections and add-on modules. The Evo 7 HD has a 7-inch WXGA (1,280 x 800) display, 1GB RAM, dual-core 1.6GHz CPU, 4GB storage, microSD card slot, 3-megapixel rear camera, front-facing VGA camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The 3G module of the Evo 7 HD will cost $249 and the 4G module will cost $349. The Evo 7 will have a 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) display, 1GB RAM, single-core 1GHz CPU, 4GB storage, microSD slot, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Evo 7 is limited to WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and an optional HSPA+ 21 module. [Source: Engadget]
The Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD is a smartphone that is almost the size of tablet. The Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD has a 5″ IPS HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing HD camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD will be arriving in Q2 2013 for a price of $397 in many different colors. The One Touch Scribe HD is coming to Europe in March 2013 and will likely arrive in the U.S. later than that. [Source: UberGizmo]
Earlier this month we wrote about how the Alcatel One Touch Idol is considered the lightest phone in it’s category. Alcatel can also boast that the One Touch Idol Ultra can be considered the ”world’s slimmest smartphone.” The Idol Ultra is 6.45-millimeters (0.25 inches) thick. The phone also packs a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with 720p resolution, 8-megapixel camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and Android Jelly Bean. The iPhone 5 is only 0.05 inches thicker than the Idol Ultra. Unfortunately the Idol Ultra does not have 4G LTE connectivity though.