Introducing the 7-inch Alcatel One Touch T10 budget tablet

by: Kristofer WoukOctober 6, 2012

The market for lower priced tablets like Google’s Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire series continues to grow, and more and more companies are announcing their own entries into the market. The latest company to throw their hat into the ring is Alcatel, with its recently announced One Touch T10.

While other companies are trying to top the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire by offering better specs or a dramatically lower price, it isn’t clear what Alcatel is trying to do here. While we don’t know pricing specifics yet, the specs alone are certainly not enough to help the Alcatel One Touch T10 compete in the increasingly crowded market for budget tablets.

The One Touch T10 is powered by a 1 GHz single-core processor and includes 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage expandable by 32 GB via a microSD slot, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480. The tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and icons for the Google Play Store are seen in promotional photos, but no other details on included software are known at this time.

With tablets with similar specs found online for around $80 USD, Alcatel is going to have to be very aggressive with pricing to make the One Touch T10 stand out at all. If it is priced low enough, the tablet could surely find a niche, but with prices dropping all the time, this seems to be a curious move on Alcatel’s part. One advantage the tablet may have is that, unlike many lower-priced tablets, the Google Play Store icons shown in marketing materials seem to indicate that this is a fully Google-certified device.

Would you consider buying the Alcatel One Touch T10 at the right price? Or do you already have your eye on another tablet?

  • Alcatel is a shit company. I will NEVER buy another of their products. The problem is not the devices, but Alcatel itself. They make promises of OS upgrades but they don’t come through.

    I would suggest anyone looking for a good mid-range device keep moving, Alcatel will not deliver.

  • AndroidBrian

    When will there be a budget tablet with 720p and expandable storage!?

  • AndriodMind

    How about a budget quad core tablet with 720p and expandable storage. A quad core sound a lot better than a single core.

  • Raf

    Help… Got my unit yesterday but now i cannot turn it on even after charging the battery… I don’t know why…

    • CraftRiot

      This is months late, but pinhole reset.

  • Paolo

    where do i find the drivers of this device? i downloaded one from alcatel official website however, my device is still not detected on my PC? should i upgrade the firmware

  • Aussie Col

    got mine two days ago…and its terrific…well done Alcatel…Im now the proud owner of my first tablet