Cracking the smartphone market in Europe isn’t the easiest thing to do if you don’t have all the chops and credentials. Just ask Panasonic, as the Japanese firm is reportedly on the verge of packing its bag and leaving behind its European dream for the second time around. It doesn’t stop Alcatel from trying its luck by releasing the One Touch 903 smartphone.

Alcatel One Touch Evo7-w630

Tablet computers have been a hit-or-miss industry for most Android device manufacturers. While the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire line have met with success, not everyone is basking in the limelight. Manufacturers would usually have to offer something unique and interesting for buyers. Here’s one from Alcatel that we have mixed feelings about.


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.

Alcatel OT Premiere

US Cellular has unveiled the Alcatel OneTouch Premiere, a 2.8-inch Gingerbread-based phone equipped with a non-slider full QWERTY keyboard. The Premiere is already up for grabs over at USC’s official website, going for $29.99 with a new two-year carrier agreement.

Firefox OS

Four months ago at MWC 2012, Mozilla has first unveiled its plans to create a HTML 5-based, open source mobile operating system, although back then there was no way of knowing how far away the project was from reaching the consumer market. Thankfully, Mozilla Foundation has announced today that the first smartphones to use the new Firefox OS will be made by ZTE and Alcatel, and will ship in early 2013 featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Mozilla has also announced that the Firefox OS will be backed up by a number of telecom companies such as Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, Smart, Telecom…


Hey guys, do you remember that Alcatel Android-based high-end smartphone released last year that made so many waves? You don’t? Well, that’s probably because Alcatel hasn’t ever come up with an attractive high-end phone or with a decent mid-ranger for that matter. Things are about to flip 180 degrees, though, because the telecommunications provider based in Paris, France has just announced the launch of the OT986, a phone that, at least on paper, looks dreamy. Sporting a 4.5-inch HD IPS touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, the OT986 (also known as the TCL S900) will be powered by a…