Once a prolific handset maker, Alcatel is now releasing only a limited number of budget-friendly devices, which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, the company's products are pretty hard to find in some regions, so we can't say that Alcatel is now a well-known brand anymore.
Anyway, the company has just announced an interesting 7-inch slate, which is about to make its debut in Europe. Dubbed Alcatel
One Touch T10,
the upcoming tablet will be one of the cheaper on the market.
Although Alcatel is yet to officially confirm it, word is that the One Touch T10 slate will be available for purchase for only €120 ($155), which is pretty low for the European market.
More importantly, the tablet is powered by Google's Android 4.0.3
Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and pack a Rockchip RK2918 chipset with a single-core ARM Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1 GHz.
We doubt the slate will get any further operating system updates, but anything is possible these days, so we will keep an eye out for any word coming from Alcatel.
Furthermore, the company confirmed the One Touch T10 will pack 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
Alcatel's One Touch T10 7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display supports 800 x 480 pixels resolution and features a 16:9 ratio.
Although the slate does not come with a rear photo snapper, users will be able to make video calls thanks to the included VGA front-facing camera.
Various connectivity options are available, including mini HDMI port, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB and Wi-Fi support. Even though there's no word on GPS and Bluetooth, we can safely assume the tablet features at least the latter.
Last but not least, Alcatel One Touch T10 is a Google-certified device, which means it comes with Google Play access and the full range of Google apps and services.