Alcatel Onetouch has announced some of what they plan to show next week at CES 2015. The company will debut its latest Pixi 3 series of smartphones, as well as their WATCH smartwatch.
The Pixi 3 series comes in 3.5-inch, 4-inch, 4.5-inch, and 5-inch models, the last three of which are LTE-capable. The line is also platform-agnostic, running on Android, Firefox OS, and Windows Phone. The Alcatel Onetouch Watch is a circular, metal device. While no price has been announced, Alcatel Onetouch says that they aim to create an affordable device.
ALCATEL ONETOUCH at CES 2015:
Opening Access to the Latest Technology to Everyone
- 4G LTE connectivity is now within everyone's reach
- OS-agnostic smartphones available on Firefox, Windows, or Android
- The ALCATEL ONETOUCH WATCH opens up a new smartwatch category
- Color Run makes the ALCATEL ONETOUCH booth a blast
CES - Las Vegas, January 2, 2015 – With a series of announcements at the International CES, ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the world's largest smartphone brands, makes good on its commitment to offer the latest technological innovations to all.
The brand's new PIXI smartphones make mobile Internet available to everyone, while offering another innovative feature of OS-agnostic. It is available with Firefox, Windows or Android, providing the flexibility to all consumers. What's more? The smartly priced WATCH creates a newly attainable smartwatch category.
4G LTE at an affordable price
First among ALCATEL ONETOUCH's announcements at CES, the smartphone brand is launching its affordable PIXI 3 series, ranging from a pocket-friendly 3.5-inch display to a larger 5-inch display. Offering both 3G and 4G LTE connectivity for the PIXI 3 (4"), (4.5") and (5") and 3G for the PIXI 3 (3.5"), the PIXI 3 series further features easy customization and the most popular applications pre-loaded.
OS-agnostic - Firefox, Windows or Android
Besides being the first among the PIXIs to offer 4G, the PIXI 3 series is also first to be compatible with three major operating systems: Firefox, Windows and Android. "Our users do not want complicated systems — they want something familiar from their work environment in the office, but also on a smartphone," said ALCATEL ONETOUCH Chief Marketing Officer Dan Dery.
Cross-device integration, from smartphones through to PCs. PIXI 3 series offers consumers simplicity of use and the reassurance of having the same system at home, at the office and on the go. With its OS-agnostic PIXI 3 series, ALCATEL ONETOUCH presents operating-system choices to its customers. This continues the efforts begun last year, when the brand teamed with Mozilla to launch the Firefox OS on its FIRE series of smartphones.
A Smartwatch at a Smart Price
It looks like a watch and feels like a watch but it's much smarter than that. ALCATEL ONETOUCH introduces the WATCH series, a smartwatch that puts a premium on elegant design at a very accessible price. In launching the WATCH, ALCATEL ONETOUCH creates a new market segment: the affordable smartwatch.
Offering the WATCH at a fraction of the cost of competitors, the smartphone brand has implemented its compact design expertise to offer a series of fine finishing that meet the demands of everyone looking for the same look and feel as a traditional watch.
While offering choices and styles, the WATCH is also packed with sensors and apps that allow users to monitor daily activity, and connects to Android smartphones to control music, take photos, receive notifications and more.
Visitors to ALCATEL ONETOUCH's CES booth will not only be able to test the brand's products but also really get in the game with activities such as the Interactive Color Run. Color Run is a five-kilometer race during which runners are doused with color at every kilometer. In this virtual version, a video wall will display landscape at a scrolling speed that matches the runner's speed. To win points, players will be able to throw colored sand at the images of other people as they run. Four different smartwatch functions will also display onscreen.
Here’s what the canceled Google Pixel 4a XL would have looked like
Renders showing the design of Google's canceled Pixel 4a XL have surfaced online. The phone would have been significantly more compact than last year's Pixel 3a XL, despite featuring a marginally larger screen.
Android Central reviews the new iPhone SE — and likes it a lot
The iPhone SE is one of the best phones you'll find for under $500 in 2020. With the latest A13 Bionic chipset and a compact form factor as well as great cameras, the iPhone SE has plenty going for it. Find out if you should make the switch from Android.
Daily Coronavirus updates: Amazon offers full-time jobs to seasonal workers
COVID-19 has caused untold devastation around the globe, with entire industries shutting down in the wake of the virus. Here's how coronavirus is affecting the tech industry.
The best flip phones you can buy in 2020
Smartphones are great, but they aren't for everybody. Whether you're after a simpler experience or just want the cheapest possible phone for calls, texts, and light browsing, these are the flip phones that should be on your radar.