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.