Off New Android
By Joseph Palenchar On May 21 2012 - 4:01am
NEW ORLEANS —
TCT Mobile Multinational
Limited, a subsidiary of China’s TCL
Communications, went to CTIA Wireless
2012 with multiple new Android smartphones
under the Alcatel One Touch name
for U.S. and Canadian carriers.
The company, which markets in the
U.S. under the Alcatel One Touch brand,
showed the OneTouch 995, targeted to regional
carriers. The Android 2.3 phone features
4G HSPA+14 technology, 1.4GHz
processor, DLNA, HDMI output, 5-megapixel
rear camera, VGA front camera, 4.3-
inch WVGA 480 by 800 touchscreen with
16 million colors, and Wi-Fi mobile hot
spot capability, said North American product
manager Aja Schmit.
The 995 will be available in two versions,
both with quadband GSM. One
version will add 850/1900MHz HSPA+,
and the other will add HSPA+ in the AWS
A second phone, the 918 Mix, is also
Android 2.3-based. It will be 3G HSPA
7.2 phone with 3.2-inch HVGA display,
interchangeable front and back plates in
different colors, 5-megapixel rear camera,
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi mobile hot spot capability.
It lacks DLNA.
The 918 Mix will be available in
two versions. One version will add
850/1900MHz HSPA+7.2 technology in
the 850/1900MHz bands, and the other
will add HSPA+7.2 in the AWS band.