It looks like Alcatel is more and more present in the smartphone business. The company recently launched several Android phones in various regions, such as China, US and the UK.The handset maker is also rumored to launch a Windows Phone 7.8 device next year. Today, Alcatel launched a new Android device, the One Touch EVO7 tablet.
Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, the slate features a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display and offers 3G capability via a removable module.
The “modular tablet” can be used in either Wi-Fi mode or it can be upgraded to 3G capability, but users will have to pay separately for the 3G module that enables data speeds when Wi-Fi is not available.
However, Alcatel claims the 3G module is either sold in bundle or in standalone, depending on regional availability, so some customers might be luckier than others.
Featuring a unique compact design, the Alcatel One Touch EVO7 tablet has a silver back cover, which is bordered with a movable frame. This can be removed and replaced with another one in a different color.
It is also worth mentioning that the tablet is Google-certified and provides access to more than 600,000 apps and games via Google Play store.
Google’s complete package of apps and services is included as well, so users will be able to take advantage of Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Picasa, Gtalk and more.
Hardware-wise, the tablet is far from being impressive as Alcatel One Touch EVO7 is powered by a 1GHz single-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
The slate also features microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB), as well as front-facing camera, allowing users to take photos and record videos. No word on the tablet’s availability and price tag yet.