Alcatel Pop

Alcatel has announced today that it is launching its own e-commerce channel to sell unlocked phones and tablets directly to consumers, breaking away from its traditional model of selling via carriers. The new store expansion to the U.S. follows a launch in Europe in November of 2014, and an expansion to Canada will be coming at some point in Q1 2015.

The store, which can be found at its website, is powered by Amazon and will accept checkout with Amazon's own payment system. It will launch in the U.S. with a variety of phones and tablets available, including the Idol X+, Idol 2 S, Pop 8 and Pop 7. Unlocked prices for these devices are quite low, in the $150-300 range. Along with phones Alcatel is also selling a variety of cases and other accessories directly, including battery packs and NFC tags.

As part of the announcement Alcatel also said that its online store will expand to new European countries in 2015, though it is already available in the U.K., Italy, Germany, France and Spain.

Press release:


Expanding Its Commitment to Bring Affordable Smart Technology to Consumers, ALCATEL ONETOUCH Has Launched Its First E-Commerce Channel, Powered By Amazon

CES – LAS VEGAS, JANUARY 8, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH today announced the inaugural launch of its first-ever e-commerce channel for North America, allowing consumers to purchase unlocked smart devices and accessories directly. Beginning today, consumers looking for affordable unlocked smart devices and accessories can visit to begin shopping in the U.S. A new e-commerce channel for Canada will be available later in Q1 2015.

"Launching this e-commerce channel allows us to form a more direct relationship with our customers, while providing them greater access to affordable, feature-rich technology," said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. "Bringing our key global devices to consumers, unlocked, is a natural progression of our growth in North America and is another step we're taking to ensure consumers have the choice and opportunity to buy the smart devices they need at affordable prices."

This first for ALCATEL ONETOUCH in North America is an expansion of the online channel which went live in Europe in November 2014 offering a full range of accessories for customers in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain. In 2015, the European e-commerce store will expand to include other countries in Europe.

In the U.S. this new online sales channel, powered by Amazon, gives consumers the opportunity to experience the best of ALCATEL ONETOUCH's global technology with the flexibility to choose what fits their needs best. These are the first unlocked devices and accessories offered directly to shoppers online in the U.S. by ALCATEL ONETOUCH, which includes some of our most popular smartphones and tablets.

Accessories available on the webstore range from device covers and NFC tags, to 1800mAh power banks and Bluetooth headsets.


IDOL X+ (4G):

  • 5-inch Full HD IPS 1920x1080, 440 PPI capacitive touch display
  • 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek processor
  • 13MP rear camera with auto-focus, LED flash, 4x digital zoom and EIS video stabilization
  • Ultra-slim, lightweight design, weighing only 4.5 ounces
  • 2500mAh battery for up to 16 hours of talk time and up to 600 hours of standby time
  • 2GB RAM / 16GB of storage (Expandable to 32GB via MicroSD)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
  • Available starting at $275 (USD)


  • 5-inch (12.7 cm) HD IPS 1280 x 720 16M color display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 4x digital zoom + 1.3MP HD front camera
  • Lightweight design, weighing only 4.4 ounces
  • 2150mAh battery for up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 400 hours of standby time
  • 1GB RAM / 8GB of storage (Expandable to 32GB via MicroSD)
  • Android 4.3 operating system
  • Available starting at $198 (USD)


POP 8 (4G):

  • 8-inch IPS 1280x800 16M color capacitive touch display
  • Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor
  • 4060mAh battery for up to 3.5 hours of gaming, 5.5 hours of video playback and 350 hours of standby time
  • 1GB RAM / 4GB of storage (Expandable to 64GB via MicroSD)
  • 2MP main camera with additional front facing camera
  • Lightweight, thin design, weighing just over 11 ounces
  • Available starting at $199 (USD)

POP 7 (4G):

  • 7-inch TFT 1024x600 16M color capacitive touch display
  • Dual-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor
  • 3240mAh battery for up to 8 hours of browing and 280 hours of standby time
  • 1GB RAM / 8GB of storage (Expandable to 32GB via MicroSD)
  • 2MP main camera with additional front facing camera
  • Lightweight, thin design, weighing just over 10 ounces
  • Available starting at $149 (USD)

To shop the new ALCATEL ONETOUCH web store in the U.S., or learn more about the company, visit


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