Alcatel’s at CES
This year's Consumer Electronics Show will kick off next week, and many tech companies are ready to show off their gadgets. Alcatel OneTouch is gearing up to attract attention on the show floor with its line of affordable phones and watches. But this time the price isn't the biggest draw.
The Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 series of handsets offer screens ranging from 3.5 to 5 inches. The smallest will only support 3G, while the 4", 4.5", and 5" options should handle 4G LTE as well. All will apparently be able to run Android, Firefox OS, or Windows. Alcatel describes the devices as OS agnostic but doesn't specify if the same hardware will run each platform or if there will be different models to choose from. The company also didn't include photos with the press release, so you’ll have to wait and watch until the Show.
In the meantime, Alcatel is also teasing a new smartwatch. It says the WATCH will offer an elegant design at an affordable price. It shows off a circular display and bands that looks like they were made of metal.
The WATCH will be able to connect to Android devices and let wearers receive notifications, control music playback, and snap photos. The announcement, however, doesn't specify if the accessory will be powered by Android Wear.
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.
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.