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Alcatel One Touch M'Pop hands-on

Alcatel One Touch M'Pop hands-on
The exhibit of TCL Communication, who uses the Alcatel name under license from Alcatel-Lucent, was awash with numerous new handsets and tablets. was there and got to get hands-on with all of them. Part of the One Touch line-up are the "Go Pop" handsets, there is the T'Pop (Tiny), the S'Pop (Small) and the M'Pop, which is "Mega Fun."

Spec-wise, the M'Pop is step up from the smaller Go Pop handsets, but would still pass as entry-level in many markets. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is on board, processed by a single-core 1GHz MediaTek CPU. The main camera is 5MP and is supplemented by a front facing VGA camera. Also a quad-band GSM device with HSPA support on 850/1900/2100MHz, Alcatel informed us that the M'Pop will definitely make an appearance in the US, though dates, pricing and carrier support information was not forthcoming.

There is 1.4GB of native storage which is expandable with a microSD card. The 4-inch WVGA (480x800) screen is clear and keeps the overall form factor compact. For some markets outside the US, the M'Pop will also have a dual-SIM option device. As for its pending US debut, the M'Pop will fit the bill for a entry-level Android smartphone.

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