Alcatel One Touch Evo7 is a modular tablet with optional, removable 3G radio

Alcatel One Touch Evo7 is a modular tablet with optional, removable 3G radio
Here is a concept that we don't get to write about every day. The folks at Alcatel have come up with the idea of a modular tablet – the One Touch Evo7, which is a Wi-Fi-only slate, but a removable 3G radio is also being offered for it. The idea is to allow consumers to get the tablet on its own and later add 3G connectivity in case they feel like they need it. The Alcatel One Touch Evo7 comes with a removable frame, available in multiple colors, that is used to cover the module.

The Alcatel One Touch Evo7 tablet

The Alcatel One Touch Evo7 tablet

In terms of hardware, the Alcatel One Touch Evo7 won't exactly blow your socks off – it has been outfitted with a 7-inch screen, 1GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM. Furthermore, it offers a front-facing camera and a slot for microSD cards. Android 4.0 ICS comes pre-loaded, along with the standard set of Google applications. Quite modest, we know, but who knows, the tablet might end up being sold at a very competitive price.

What do you, guys, think of the removable 3G module concept? Would it be nice if other makers allowed Wi-Fi-only tablets to be user-upgradeable to 3G with the purchase of the necessary radio? Let us know what you think down in the comments!

source: Alcatel via Android Community

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9 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Id like to see more modular tablets. Buy a plain tablet that you can add wifi gps bluetooth 3g and 4g to whenever you want. Heck maybe even be able to add more memory and internal storage.

2. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

To add more flash memory or RAM via upgradeable modules would give the mod community something similar to the PC world. Upgrading to a faster WiFi chip, adding more RAM to an aging smartphone, installing a high res LCD... it could be so sweet...

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I doubt the processor is upgradeable. Really the only lacking point though.

4. DetroitTech

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

What a hack device. EVO? Smart cover? Come on. I know it's hard to be original with all devices basically composed of plastic/metal/glass. But come on... lol. Isn't Alcatel a Chinese company. Man they just love copying crap. BE ORIGINAL! Removeable 3G radio isn't a bad idea though.

7. ˇಠ_ಠˇ

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Alcatel is a French company. It doesn't make phones. Its mobile division was bought out by a Chinese company, which makes phones under Alcatel's name, but Alcatel has nothing to do with it.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I like the concept. Instead of selling two separate tablets which is 3G or wi-fi enabled only. This could be used in other major selling brands too...

6. mihaidenis

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

The idea is good enough. The questions are: *will lead to other ideas? *other manufacturers will implement this? *Apple gonna sue Alcatel? Anyway those "big" companies Apple/Samsung should invest more in making tablets expandables as the others say:memory/ processors/battery. Because some of them are overpriced and equally or more than a laptop.

8. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

If implemented properly, this can be a better solution compared to the usb dongles available in the market today.

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

alcatel... :)

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