Alcatel Announces Three Android Tablets

Alcatel has announced three new small tablets for the U.S. market, which will all be powered by Google's Android platform.

The company unveiled the One Touch Evo7 HD, One Touch Tab7 HD and its Tab8 HD during CES 2013. The One Touch Evo7 HD, for one, is a 7-inch tablet that will be available in WiFi, 3G and 4G variants; the two latter versions will offer a removable SIM card module.

It also sports a 1,280x800-pixel IPS screen, a microSD slot and a Micro-USB port. It's powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU with a quad-core GPU and will ship with Android 4.2. Also included is a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, accompanied by a VGA front-facing camera.

Other specs include 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage and Bluetooth 4.0 support. The Wi-Fi model will be available for $179, while the 3G and 4G variants that ship with removable storage will be priced at $249 and $349, respectively.

The second tablet is another 7-inch device with a 1,280x800-pixel screen. The One Touch Tab7 HD is lighter and slightly thinner than the Evo7 HD and features the same specifications, apart from sporting 8 GB of storage and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, as well as Bluetooth 2.0 compatibility. The One Touch Tab7 HD will be available in just a Wi-Fi version and will be priced at $149.

Rounding off the trio of tablets is Alcatel's 8-inch tablet, the Tab8 HD. Aside from the downgraded 1,024x768-pixel resolution, the device sports identical specifications to the Tab7 HD. It'll be available for $179 upon launch.

All three of the aforementioned tablets will release sometime during 2013's third quarter, which is between April 1 to June 30.

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  • g00fysmiley
    never heard of alcatel, but those are some damn impressive spcs for the pricepoint, going to look up the brand for reveiws but anybody on here have an experience with the brand?
  • Chibinho
    They are Most Known for they Affordable Android Powered Smartphones. Not the best, but, defintly a good choice for the ones that can't afford something like Galaxy S3. i personally liked their OT-990, that i still use. I decided to pick it up instead of a galaxy, so i could use the rest of the money on my PC, and the phone is pretty good. Although powered by GingerBread. They Bring High End Features to the user that can't afford premium Prices.
  • godfather666
    I had an Alcatel phone once (10 years ago!). It worked fine, no issues ... and I liked the fact that it was special at the time.
  • fnh
    I always wonder why French electronic brands nearly go unnoticed.
  • CaedenV
    my last phone was an Alcatel (blackberry knock-off), and from a hardware perspective it was a perfectly usable near-smart phone. The problem however was the crap OS that they had on it... seriously made OK hardware a truly awful expierence.

    It was stupid things... like the selector touch-pad was not off when the phone was locked, so if it was in your pocket rubbing on your leg then the screen would always be on and drain the battery. email would not hook up to my SBS account at work. My gmail would sync to the last 50 messages, but once it had 50 messages then it would quit getting new messages. It would periodically 'forget' where I kept my custom ringtones, so when people would call it would light up... but the vibe and audio would not happen until I re-assigned the ringtones.

    So, as long as someone else is making the software, and assuming Alcatel does not load a bunch of crap on them, then these should be perfectly fine cheap devices.
  • hapotter1000
    This week the Novo 7 VENUS also launched -- made by Ainol Electronics, which one runner up as CES "Best Tablet of the Year" 2012 -- The Novo 7 Venus is a 7 inch tablet with Quad Core processor for $149 -- that takes on the Google Nexus and other major tablets for a lot less -- Venus offers Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, a high resolution 1280x800 IPS screen, 16GB memory, a 4000 mAH battery, both front and rear cameras, a MicroSD memory card slot with unlimited storage, Google Play with access to 400K+ Apps, a MicroUSB port for connection to printers and other electronic devices, HDMI - to view personal videos and to download movies and watch in full 1080p (HD) on to a large screen TV, WiFi, Ethernet, and an option for 3G/4G connection. It's also a great gaming device with its high resolution screen and motion gaming sensor. One of the first U.S. resellers to offer this product is a site called TabletSprint - which also adds in $25 in Bonus Android Apps.