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Alcatel One Touch View with Windows Phone 7.8 revealed

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Alcatel One Touch View with Windows Phone 7.8 revealed
Now that's interesting. It looks like we have another company planning on having a bite of the Windows Phone pie. The company in question is Alcatel-Lucent, and the device it is about to enter WP territory with is a smartphone that will be marketed under the One Touch brand.

Yet for some reason, the folks have decided to try cashing in on the lower end of the Windows Phone spectrum. Their smartphone, which is being referred to as the Alcatel One Touch View, will launch running Windows Phone 7.8 and will have some pretty modest hardware specs. 

To start, its 4-inch IPS LCD touchscreen will have WVGA resolution, and its Qualcomm MSM7227А SoC will run at 1GHz, paired with 512MB of RAM. There will be a 5-megapixel camera on its back and a VGA snapper up front. Under the hood will be tucked a 1,500mAh battery, along with the humble 4GB of storage capacity. It is said that the unit itself will be a bit under 11 millimeters thick.
With a specs sheet like that, we are expecting the Alcatel One Touch View to be priced accordingly, and sure enough, a price of $250 or below off-contract is being quoted by the source. But will it be worth getting this or a one-year-old WP handset from another maker? Time will tell, folks.

source: Alcatel (Instagram), (2), @AlcatelOneTouchRU (Twitter) via Neowin

Alcatel One Touch View with Windows Phone 7.8 revealed
Alcatel One Touch View with Windows Phone 7.8 revealed

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posted on 09 Oct 2012, 08:02 1

1. stole38 (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

gotta love that cheap screen

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 19:15

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

IPS isnt bad!

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:07

10. stole38 (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

if thats IPS , i dont know what a quality screen is then , i meant to say , the colors are washed out , the black is greyish ... it looks plain terrible

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 08:13 1

2. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I could see this on budget carriers and MVNOs. Seems well suited for the likes of straighttalk and such

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 08:32

3. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

4 gb memory
- space for system files, so we have like 2-2,5 gb and no sd
good joke,

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 08:44

4. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

4gb's ? If i am Alcatel i downgrade the camera to 3.2mp . Just like what samsung did to the Galaxy Y . The Y has a 2mp camera to keep the price down , thats the cheapest android thingy . But the screen is terrible, the speakers are terrrible and the camera too . But this alcatel will be better just that wp7 will not have expandable memory so 4gb is not enough . Or maybe they can use a 800mhz CPU like on Lumia 610

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:03 1

5. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 197; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

you are such a bad organiser. don't ever thing about designing phones.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:08

6. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

The specs i want from a low cost windows phone like this .
At least 8gb storage (no expandable slot ) , at least 512mb ram (if not some apps wont run ) ,

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 20:12 1

7. Tips_y (Posts: 30; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

At the moment, Alcatel sells cheap Androids in emerging markets at about $250 price point. The WP7.8 Alcatel One-Touch View is definitely geared towards the same emerging/developing/underdevelop markets they're in in right now with their cheap Androids. The advantage of WP7.5/7.8 is that it runs absolutely great on 1GHZ single-core with 512MB of RAM. As for the 4GB of storage, I don't think the intended market will complain much about that, especially if they can save their pics in SkyDrive.

Oh yes, this particular market take lots of pictures with their phones - and the 5MP shooter takes care of that! I should know because I live in the Philippines, and had the Alcatel Android! I'm now using the HTC Radar and love it!

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 01:09

8. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

I think markets like this takes photo casually for fun . I dont think they will use data plan so if they upload their photos to skydrive they cant show it to friends and family on the go .
So like a say downgrade the CPU and camera but increase to storage to 8gb

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