Alcatel has had a good track record of releasing Android powered mobile devices that are easy on the budget. The phone maker tries to keep that going by debuting a quarter new handsets with prices all under $170.
Alcatel is making its newest flagship device, the Idol 4S, available for preordering starting at 8 AM PT on July 15th of this year by way of the phone maker’s official website, for a price of $350 (retail at $400). On top of that, Alcatel is also offering an installment payment arrangement that allows mobile users to grab hold of the Idol 4S at $37 a month.
As reported by Counterpoint Research, Samsung has beaten Apple in terms of smartphone market share across the United States. This is the first time that the South Korean phone maker has surpassed Apple in nearly a year.
This year’s Mobile World Congress held in the city of Barcelona in Spain has officially wrapped up. For those who were busy the last few days and were not able to follow the world’s biggest tech conference focusing on the mobile industry, we are presenting you this summary of the most significant things that happened and the coolest devices that were highlighted during MWC 2016.
While mobile giants like Apple and Samsung are waging a battle for smartphone supremacy, especially in the area of premium priced handsets, players such as Alcatel OneTouch, Freetel, and Blu are locked in a heated skirmish of their own, fighting for dominion over the sub-$300 smartphone market in the United States.
Fans of Microsoft’s Windows 10 mobile operating system have been clamoring for a smartphone that would become the true face of the platform. But truth be told, the current available Windows 10 smartphones out there, most notably Microsoft’s own Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, as good as their specifications are, still leave some things to be desired. And it does not help that Microsoft seem to be reducing its efforts in promoting the flagship devices.
During this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) held at the city of Las Vegas in Nevada, Alcatel OneTouch took the opportunity to introduce a full new series of smartphones (PIXI 4), a new tablet device that is powered by the Windows 10 Mobile operating system (PIXI 3), and a parenting focused GPS tracking device (CareTime Children’s Watch).
It has only been a couple of weeks since T-Mobile made some potentially industry shaking announcements during its Uncarrier X event held in the city of Los Angeles in early November this year, and it is quite understandably, mobile users might not have recovered yet. But it appears that it is still full steam ahead for the wireless carrier, which is launching yet another promotion for subscribers of its Simple Choice plans.
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