There’s nothing more refreshing than seeing a new face stealing the spotlight from the usual suspects at one of the world’s biggest tech-related trade shows.
Alcatel has made enough of an impression at CES already to be called one of the stars of this year’s trade show, but that can’t stop the surprisingly active French company from revealing yet another enticing Android product.
Let’s recap the highlights of the crazy first day of CES 2013 in an attempt to distinguish the signal from the noise. We’ll include in this roundup Nvidia’s event on Sunday evening, which could turn out to be the biggest news for Android enthusiasts at CES 2013.
Today at CES, Alcatel unveiled a number of new devices including the Evo 7 and Evo 7 HD tablets and the Scribe line of 5-inch phablets led by the full HD Scribe X. The phone maker didn’t stop here though, and has also introduced what it calls “the world’s slimmest smartphone”, the One Touch Idol Ultra.
Alcatel has spilled the details on the One Touch Evo 7 and Evo 7 HD tablets. These small, budget Android tablets offer an optional cellular module as an add-on.
CES 2013 got off to a raging start with a press conference where NVIDIA revealed its newest quad-core chip, the Shield gaming handheld and the Grid cloud system, but we knew all that’s going to be no more than a drop in the ocean compared with what’s coming.
The Sony Xperia J and Alcatel One Touch 903 smartphones have both come available for those in the UK by way of Three. The handsets are available both on-contract and pay-as-you-go.
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.
The Alcatel One Touch Shockwave was announced for US Cellular customers in a press release today. While it isn’t going to wow anyone with its specs, the phone’s tough construction and low price point may be exactly what some users are looking for.
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.