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Alcatel Evo 8HD unveiled: sleek aluminum tablet

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Alcatel Evo 8HD unveiled: sleek aluminum tablet
In addition to its new flagship, the Alcatel One Touch Idol X, and a bunch of new Android handsets, Alcatel has also unveiled a tablet - the 8-inch aluminum and sleek Alcatel Evo 8HD.

The Evo 8HD is by no means cream of the crop - it shoots for affordable and stylish instead. The aluminum body is merely 9mm thick, and the tablet features an HD display, a dual-core 1.6GHz chip and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

It has 1GB of RAM, and internal storage is only 4GB, but you can expand via microSD cards of up to 64 gigs. The Evo 8HD also sports a 3-megapixel rear camera, 2MP front camera, and a 4160mAh battery.

Alcatel touts the Evo 8HD to be a modular tablet, and in this case this means that you can swap its cellular modules and upgrade it to either 3G or 4G LTE radios. It’s offered with plenty of accessories like a ‘magic’ flip cover that informs you about incoming messages with an LED light. Then there’s a docking station, or a simpler magnetic flip cover.

Alcatel has not yet announced pricing and release date for the Evo 8HD, but our guess is for affordable device.



source: Alcatel

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 02:38 1

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice sleek design. I liked it.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 02:50 9

2. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


That bezel is HUGE!!!!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 02:57 1

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Dual core???

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 03:28

4. gx3kgx3k (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


LOL at the comparison with the Galaxy Mega 6.3. Of course the 8 inch screen will be bigger, and they forgot to mention the bigger bezels.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 04:13

6. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


And they even got the image mirrored - look at the capacitive buttons of the Galaxy Lolmega. Their darned graphic artists are lazy.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 05:20

8. gx3kgx3k (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


They even put black bars at the bottom of the Mega and a Google search bar on top to make it look even smaller. The arrows on the mega doesn't even point at the actual corners of the screen unlike on the tablet they are selling.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 07:43

12. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


yeah but this is also a giant phone to hence the comparison.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 04:10

5. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Dat bezel.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 05:19

7. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)


MegaBezel

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 06:39

9. tomn1ce (Posts: 103; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


These bezels need their own zipcode O_O

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 07:11

10. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Forget the bezel guys. They brought a very cool innovation here IMO. I'm impressed with the idea of be able to swap the cellular module of a tablet.
We all were waiting for the "customizable" hardware of the Moto X, and now that we finally are able to make some, you guys only complain about the bezel!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 07:24

11. tomn1ce (Posts: 103; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


Sure with 4GB of internal storage how much of that will the user be able to use. I understand it has a sdcard slot but how many apps can you put on that 64GB sdcard that you would get for it when you can't store apps onto the sdcard. Why would I want to swap the cellular module? If I'll be able to swap out the cpu for a better one or swap out the ram module that would be nice but it's not possible. Oh by the way those bezels are still huge O_O

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 08:59

13. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


The design alone is very nice.

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