Alcatel Throws Hat Into Android Smartphone Ring, Promises ICS
Well what do we have here? Alcatel is hinting at an Android smartphone, which they’re dubbing the Alcatel One Touch 995 (we’re hoping the name gets changed, should this device come to fruition). It’s reportedly packing a 1.4GHz processor, a 5MP rear camera, what appears to be a front-facing camera, and a UI that looks remarkably like SPB Shell 3D. Word on the street is that the 995 will be unveiled at MWC 2012, which is down the road a bit. The big news here is that, if the device is not launched with Ice Cream Sandwich, Alcatel has promised an update to the latest and greatest Android version.
Not much else is known about the device at the moment, except that Alcatel plans to price it competitively. More on this as it develops.
Is anyone surprised by this move? Who thinks Alcatel should stay out of the Android party? Drop a comment below! Thanks to Martijn for the tip!