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Alcatel One Touch T'Pop hands-on

Alcatel One Touch T'Pop hands-on
Alcatel (the mobile phone unit), and its parent company, TCL Communication had a whole collection of new mobile smartphones on display at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.  Some are small, some are large, and some are "teeny tiny."

The One Touch T'Pop is the tiny entry with Alcatel's new line of One Touch series Android smart phones.  The T'Pop is the entry level device which covers the basics in an clean, compact design.  There was no release date, pricing or carrier announcement with this device, though it is a quad-band GSM unit.

The T'Pop runs Android 2.3 Ginger Bread through a single core 1GHz MediaTek CPU.  The device operated smoothly in our hands while we checked it out, observing a mostly stock looking Android on its 3.5-inch HVGA display.  The sole camera is a 3.2MP shooter, no flash to be found.  The T'Pop accommodates microSD cards up to 32GB.

Spec-wise there is nothing to get excited about, but the T'Pop fits a niche of what will clearly be an affordable and compact smartphone.  Since there was no heavy UI getting in the way of basic operations, the T'Pop should perform well.

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