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MWC 2018: Phones This Cheap Shouldn’t Look This Good

Look, it’s hard to give a shit about budget phones. They often sport uninspired designs, lack any sort of innovative features, and frequently cut corners to hit those low, low prices. And with previous phone names like Pixi, Pop and Idol, Alcatel’s previous phones seemed more concerned with the latest saccharine teen singing sensation than actual tech. Read More >>

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CES 2018: This Super-Tall Phone Will Be Super Cheap

The biggest trend among smartphones in 2017 was extra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio displays. Samsung and LG got things started back in the spring, and even Apple hopped on the trend earlier this fall with the iPhone X. But if you’re looking for budget handsets with one of those super-tall screens, the best you can do right now is the Honor 7X at £250. At least until Alcatel got in the mix. Read More >>

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This Smartphone’s Packaging Turns Into a VR Headset

Alcatel has been synonymous with cheap and somewhat cheerful Android phones for years now, but its latest play could be surprisingly interesting: not only does its rumoured upcoming handset sound good, but even the box it comes in could be useful – as a cheap VR viewer. Read More >>

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Nokia May Make Smartphones Again

When Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile division in 2013, it made a deal that the Finnish manufacturer couldn’t make any smartphones until after December 31, 2015. Now with that date approaching, Nokia is ready to get back in the game. Read More >>

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Alcatel Watch Hands On: A Beginner’s Wearable or The Poor Man’s Moto 360?

A smartphone company launching a smartwatch is in no way original. In fact, we saw five of them last year – and that's just counting the Android Wear crowd. So Alcatel OneTouch, a company best known for budget-friendly smartphones, is just another marching band in the continuous wearable parade. Read More >>

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Asda’s Alcatel Mobile Costs Less Than a Portion of Fish and Chips

You barely get change out of a fiver for a sandwich these days, but head down to Asda and you could walk away with a brand new mobile phone in exchange for your crisp £5 note. It's admittedly a bit rubbish but, well, FIVE POUNDS, making it the nation's cheapest phone. Read More >>

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E-Ink Smartphone Flip Covers Are a Wonderful Idea

Despite being relatively primitive devices compared to the phones and tablets we all carry, the strength of e-ink displays have kept dedicated ereaders on the market for a lot longer than many had predicted. And at IFA, companies like Alcatel and PocketBook were demoing smartphone flip covers enhanced with an extra e-ink display complementing their primary touchscreens. Read More >>