Alcatel

  • Alcatel’s new Windows phone is a T-Mobile exclusive

    Alcatel’s new Windows phone is a T-Mobile exclusive

    Alcatel’s new Windows phone is coming exclusively to T-Mobile on November 10 here in the States, priced at $470. And the company’s cramming the package full of free stuff, including a pair of VR goggles built specifically for the device, a 45-day free trial of Hulu Plus, a 30-day trial of Microsoft’s Groove music service and a copy of Halo: Spartan Assault, all aimed to get… Read More

  • An entry-level VR headset that doesn’t need a phone

    An entry-level VR headset that doesn’t need a phone

    If you’re going to do yet another VR headset, the least you can do is bring something new to table. For Alcatel, that means an all-in-on solution, doing away with the need for a tethered computer or handset. The Vision is a self-contained VR device. All the hardware you need is right there in the box. It’s not clear exactly what niche the company is trying to address here. Read More

  • Orange Ramps Up Own-Brand Range With 3 More Android Handsets, And Its First LTE Device, Has Sights On Windows Phone

    Orange Ramps Up Own-Brand Range With 3 More Android Handsets, And Its First LTE Device, Has Sights On Windows Phone

    Perhaps aware of the tsunami of news that will hit during Mobile World Congress, we are seeing an increasing amount of news releases coming out before the actual event. France Telecom/Orange has already told us about one device — an Android smartphone with Fujitsu aimed at the senior market — and now it is following that up with three more, own-branded, Android handsets aimed… Read More

  • Alcatel E66 Man-Handled By Charming Greek Lady

    A Greek website, DigitalLife, has posted a long hands-on with the Alcatel E66, an Android tablet running at 800×460 resolution with a seven-inch screen. Nothing absolutely amazing, but I do love the woman’s voice demoing it. It sounds like a cross between a British Airlines flight safety warning and a mysterious archeologist heroine in a Dan Brown book. Read More

  • Alcatel Unveils Cellphone On The Cheap

    Not every consumer is looking for the latest, greatest iphone out there. That’s why when carriers still give people basic options as far as hardware-selection goes, it’s always a win. I mean, who doesn’t like choice? Those on a budget and living across the pond should peep Alcatel’s new £15 cellphone, the OT-E201. It has a 65k color screen, dual-band GSM, and most… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Details on Alcatel's $1.5 B Win Against Microsoft

    Here’s some added detail on the biggest patent litigation settlement in history: Microsoft ordered to pay Alcatel $1.5 B based on its Windows Media Player infringing the French telecoms’ MP3 technology. The jury found Microsoft infringed the RE39,080 patent for a “rate loop processor for perceptual encoder/decoder” and
    US 5,341,457 on “perceptual coding of… Read More