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Alcatel Pop 2 the first 64-bit Windows Phone

Published by at 14:49 UTC, September 9th 2014

Seen at IFA, the Alcatel Pop 2 is a Windows Phone 8.1 version of the Android handset of the same name, with 4.5″ 854×480 resolution screen and 1GB of RAM. Crucially, it comes with the Snapdragon 410 processor, making it 64-bit (and not 32-bit). Other specs are modest, with 8GB storage plus microSD, and a ‘4MP’ camera (an odd figure!). LTE is present though, plus the Pop 2 is quoted at only 119 Euros, making it rather good value.

WMPU broke the news:

Pop 2

To the benefit of the Windows Phone, this means the device comes with 1 GB RAM as standard, despite only having a 4.5 inch FWVGA screen, and the latest Snapdragon 410 processor running at 1.2 Ghz, which in fact means it is the first Windows Phone with a 64 bit processor and the Adreno 306 GPU.

The device otherwise features 8GB storage, a 4 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, VGA front camera, 2000 mAh battery and most importantly LTE support, which for the 119 Euro price point makes it a steal over the Nokia Lumia 635, which is 40 euro more expensive.

The handset is 9.9mm thick and weighs 147g and will be available in white, blue, purple, green, red and yellow. It will also be available in Dual-SIM.

The Android version has capacitive controls in that large bottom bezel and it seems that the Windows Phone version simply omits these – with the on-screen controls now, the device looks a bit unbalanced. Given that the (right number of) capacitive control spots were already in place, could they not have been re-used, changing the functions/assignments as needed?

All a little odd, plus it’s unknown at this point quite what difference a 64 bit processor will make to Windows Phone, especially down at this low end of the spectrum.

There’s a video demo, too, by Drwindows.de and in German:

Source / Credit: WMPU

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Platforms: Windows Phone 8
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Alcatel Pop 2 the first 64-bit Windows Phone

Published by at 14:49 UTC, September 9th 2014

Seen at IFA, the Alcatel Pop 2 is a Windows Phone 8.1 version of the Android handset of the same name, with 4.5″ 854×480 resolution screen and 1GB of RAM. Crucially, it comes with the Snapdragon 410 processor, making it 64-bit (and not 32-bit). Other specs are modest, with 8GB storage plus microSD, and a ‘4MP’ camera (an odd figure!). LTE is present though, plus the Pop 2 is quoted at only 119 Euros, making it rather good value.

WMPU broke the news:

Pop 2

To the benefit of the Windows Phone, this means the device comes with 1 GB RAM as standard, despite only having a 4.5 inch FWVGA screen, and the latest Snapdragon 410 processor running at 1.2 Ghz, which in fact means it is the first Windows Phone with a 64 bit processor and the Adreno 306 GPU.

The device otherwise features 8GB storage, a 4 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, VGA front camera, 2000 mAh battery and most importantly LTE support, which for the 119 Euro price point makes it a steal over the Nokia Lumia 635, which is 40 euro more expensive.

The handset is 9.9mm thick and weighs 147g and will be available in white, blue, purple, green, red and yellow. It will also be available in Dual-SIM.

The Android version has capacitive controls in that large bottom bezel and it seems that the Windows Phone version simply omits these – with the on-screen controls now, the device looks a bit unbalanced. Given that the (right number of) capacitive control spots were already in place, could they not have been re-used, changing the functions/assignments as needed?

All a little odd, plus it’s unknown at this point quite what difference a 64 bit processor will make to Windows Phone, especially down at this low end of the spectrum.

There’s a video demo, too, by Drwindows.de and in German:

Source / Credit: WMPU

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Platforms: Windows Phone 8
Categories: Link of Interest, Hardware
 

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Orange aims to repeat success of Alcatel Pixi in AMEA region

Pixi 2 will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers

smartphone landscape changing rapidly – maitre

Orange has launched a new smartphone which is specifically targeted at consumers across its Middle East and African markets. The new smartphone – the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 aims to repeat the success of its predecessor, the original Pixi. Nearly 250,000 of these handsets were sold in six months as it rapidly became the most popular smartphone in Orange shops in Africa and the Middle East. Presently one out of every five smartphones sold by Orange in the AMEA region is now an Alcatel smartphone. It will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers.

“The smartphone landscape is rapidly changing – with high quality smartphones becoming increasingly affordable and accessible,” said Yves Maitre, executive vp for connected objects and partnerships with Orange.

He added, “At Orange we continue to make the internet more accessible to our customers in Africa and the Middle East by providing the best phones and tablets, on the best networks, with localised content and services at a price that is accessible for even more of our customers.”

With the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2, Orange is able to offer its customers a fully featured 3G Android 4.2 (Jellybean) smartphone.

It comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA screen; dual-core 1.0 GHz processor; 512MB of RAM and 2GB of memory.

Crucially the Pixi 2 comes pre-loaded with the top social networks and other popular applications.

Dr George Guo, CEO of TCL Communication Technology, which makes the Pixi 2, commented, “Alcatel Onetouch is proud to be launching the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 with Orange, bringing the benefits of mobile internet available to even more consumers around the world.”

Tech specs

Operating System:
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: RAM: 512MB; EMMC: 2GB, MicroSD (up to 32GB)
Chipset: Qualcomm MT6572M, Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU
Connectivity: Wi-fi – 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP, GPS/A-GPS, HSPA+ (HSDPA/HSUPA)
Screen size: 3.5 inches HVGA
Camera: 2 mega pixel
Weight: 100g
Thickness: 10.5mm
Sensor: Gravity sensor
Interfaces: Micro USB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack headset, build-in MIC,
Battery: 1300mAh
Standby Time: 3.5 hours working time

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


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Orange aims to repeat success of Alcatel Pixi in AMEA region

Pixi 2 will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers

smartphone landscape changing rapidly – maitre

Orange has launched a new smartphone which is specifically targeted at consumers across its Middle East and African markets. The new smartphone – the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 aims to repeat the success of its predecessor, the original Pixi. Nearly 250,000 of these handsets were sold in six months as it rapidly became the most popular smartphone in Orange shops in Africa and the Middle East. Presently one out of every five smartphones sold by Orange in the AMEA region is now an Alcatel smartphone. It will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers.

“The smartphone landscape is rapidly changing – with high quality smartphones becoming increasingly affordable and accessible,” said Yves Maitre, executive vp for connected objects and partnerships with Orange.

He added, “At Orange we continue to make the internet more accessible to our customers in Africa and the Middle East by providing the best phones and tablets, on the best networks, with localised content and services at a price that is accessible for even more of our customers.”

With the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2, Orange is able to offer its customers a fully featured 3G Android 4.2 (Jellybean) smartphone.

It comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA screen; dual-core 1.0 GHz processor; 512MB of RAM and 2GB of memory.

Crucially the Pixi 2 comes pre-loaded with the top social networks and other popular applications.

Dr George Guo, CEO of TCL Communication Technology, which makes the Pixi 2, commented, “Alcatel Onetouch is proud to be launching the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 with Orange, bringing the benefits of mobile internet available to even more consumers around the world.”

Tech specs

Operating System:
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: RAM: 512MB; EMMC: 2GB, MicroSD (up to 32GB)
Chipset: Qualcomm MT6572M, Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU
Connectivity: Wi-fi – 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP, GPS/A-GPS, HSPA+ (HSDPA/HSUPA)
Screen size: 3.5 inches HVGA
Camera: 2 mega pixel
Weight: 100g
Thickness: 10.5mm
Sensor: Gravity sensor
Interfaces: Micro USB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack headset, build-in MIC,
Battery: 1300mAh
Standby Time: 3.5 hours working time

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


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Orange aims to repeat success of Alcatel Pixi in AMEA region

Pixi 2 will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers

smartphone landscape changing rapidly – maitre

Orange has launched a new smartphone which is specifically targeted at consumers across its Middle East and African markets. The new smartphone – the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 aims to repeat the success of its predecessor, the original Pixi. Nearly 250,000 of these handsets were sold in six months as it rapidly became the most popular smartphone in Orange shops in Africa and the Middle East. Presently one out of every five smartphones sold by Orange in the AMEA region is now an Alcatel smartphone. It will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers.

“The smartphone landscape is rapidly changing – with high quality smartphones becoming increasingly affordable and accessible,” said Yves Maitre, executive vp for connected objects and partnerships with Orange.

He added, “At Orange we continue to make the internet more accessible to our customers in Africa and the Middle East by providing the best phones and tablets, on the best networks, with localised content and services at a price that is accessible for even more of our customers.”

With the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2, Orange is able to offer its customers a fully featured 3G Android 4.2 (Jellybean) smartphone.

It comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA screen; dual-core 1.0 GHz processor; 512MB of RAM and 2GB of memory.

Crucially the Pixi 2 comes pre-loaded with the top social networks and other popular applications.

Dr George Guo, CEO of TCL Communication Technology, which makes the Pixi 2, commented, “Alcatel Onetouch is proud to be launching the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 with Orange, bringing the benefits of mobile internet available to even more consumers around the world.”

Tech specs

Operating System:
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: RAM: 512MB; EMMC: 2GB, MicroSD (up to 32GB)
Chipset: Qualcomm MT6572M, Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU
Connectivity: Wi-fi – 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP, GPS/A-GPS, HSPA+ (HSDPA/HSUPA)
Screen size: 3.5 inches HVGA
Camera: 2 mega pixel
Weight: 100g
Thickness: 10.5mm
Sensor: Gravity sensor
Interfaces: Micro USB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack headset, build-in MIC,
Battery: 1300mAh
Standby Time: 3.5 hours working time

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


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Orange aims to repeat success of Alcatel Pixi in AMEA region

Pixi 2 will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers

smartphone landscape changing rapidly – maitre

Orange has launched a new smartphone which is specifically targeted at consumers across its Middle East and African markets. The new smartphone – the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 aims to repeat the success of its predecessor, the original Pixi. Nearly 250,000 of these handsets were sold in six months as it rapidly became the most popular smartphone in Orange shops in Africa and the Middle East. Presently one out of every five smartphones sold by Orange in the AMEA region is now an Alcatel smartphone. It will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers.

“The smartphone landscape is rapidly changing – with high quality smartphones becoming increasingly affordable and accessible,” said Yves Maitre, executive vp for connected objects and partnerships with Orange.

He added, “At Orange we continue to make the internet more accessible to our customers in Africa and the Middle East by providing the best phones and tablets, on the best networks, with localised content and services at a price that is accessible for even more of our customers.”

With the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2, Orange is able to offer its customers a fully featured 3G Android 4.2 (Jellybean) smartphone.

It comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA screen; dual-core 1.0 GHz processor; 512MB of RAM and 2GB of memory.

Crucially the Pixi 2 comes pre-loaded with the top social networks and other popular applications.

Dr George Guo, CEO of TCL Communication Technology, which makes the Pixi 2, commented, “Alcatel Onetouch is proud to be launching the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 with Orange, bringing the benefits of mobile internet available to even more consumers around the world.”

Tech specs

Operating System:
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: RAM: 512MB; EMMC: 2GB, MicroSD (up to 32GB)
Chipset: Qualcomm MT6572M, Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU
Connectivity: Wi-fi – 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP, GPS/A-GPS, HSPA+ (HSDPA/HSUPA)
Screen size: 3.5 inches HVGA
Camera: 2 mega pixel
Weight: 100g
Thickness: 10.5mm
Sensor: Gravity sensor
Interfaces: Micro USB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack headset, build-in MIC,
Battery: 1300mAh
Standby Time: 3.5 hours working time

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


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Orange aims to repeat success of Alcatel Pixi in AMEA region

Pixi 2 will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers

smartphone landscape changing rapidly – maitre

Orange has launched a new smartphone which is specifically targeted at consumers across its Middle East and African markets. The new smartphone – the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 aims to repeat the success of its predecessor, the original Pixi. Nearly 250,000 of these handsets were sold in six months as it rapidly became the most popular smartphone in Orange shops in Africa and the Middle East. Presently one out of every five smartphones sold by Orange in the AMEA region is now an Alcatel smartphone. It will retail from $ 60 with data, voice and SMS offers.

“The smartphone landscape is rapidly changing – with high quality smartphones becoming increasingly affordable and accessible,” said Yves Maitre, executive vp for connected objects and partnerships with Orange.

He added, “At Orange we continue to make the internet more accessible to our customers in Africa and the Middle East by providing the best phones and tablets, on the best networks, with localised content and services at a price that is accessible for even more of our customers.”

With the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2, Orange is able to offer its customers a fully featured 3G Android 4.2 (Jellybean) smartphone.

It comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA screen; dual-core 1.0 GHz processor; 512MB of RAM and 2GB of memory.

Crucially the Pixi 2 comes pre-loaded with the top social networks and other popular applications.

Dr George Guo, CEO of TCL Communication Technology, which makes the Pixi 2, commented, “Alcatel Onetouch is proud to be launching the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 with Orange, bringing the benefits of mobile internet available to even more consumers around the world.”

Tech specs

Operating System:
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: RAM: 512MB; EMMC: 2GB, MicroSD (up to 32GB)
Chipset: Qualcomm MT6572M, Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU
Connectivity: Wi-fi – 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP, GPS/A-GPS, HSPA+ (HSDPA/HSUPA)
Screen size: 3.5 inches HVGA
Camera: 2 mega pixel
Weight: 100g
Thickness: 10.5mm
Sensor: Gravity sensor
Interfaces: Micro USB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack headset, build-in MIC,
Battery: 1300mAh
Standby Time: 3.5 hours working time

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


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