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?

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