Alcatel’s Idol 5 smartphone will be arriving in the United States mobile market exclusively through Cricket Wireless, the prepaid arm of major US wireless carrier AT&T, starting on October 27th, for a price of only two hundred bucks.
During this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) trade show being held in the city of Berlin in Germany, Alcatel (which is owned by TCL) took the opportunity to debut no less than four new Android powered smartphone devices, namely the Idol 5S, the Idol 5, the A7 XL, and the A7. American mobile users may already be familiar with the Idol 5S -- Alcatel, after all, first released the device in the United States back in June earlier this year. Just to be clear about everything, the Idol 5S being launched in IFA 2017 is the European edition.
According to HMD Global, the Finnish tech company that is now producing new mobile devices under the Nokia brand, it will be releasing the Nokia 6 in the United States mobile market starting next month. The device, though, will not be sold through any wireless carrier, but through Amazon. The Android powered handset will be offered in color options of black or silver, and with a pricing of $229.
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.
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.
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