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T-Mobile’s efforts to continue a budget-friendly atmosphere took a step forward today with the announcement of three new smartphones. The Alcatel ONE TOUCH Evolve and ONE TOUCH Fierce mark the return of the Alcatel name to T-Mobile’s lineup with two new affordable smartphones.
“The ONE TOUCH Fierce and ONE TOUCH Evolve are compelling smartphone options that fit several types of consumer lifestyles, while eliminating the need to make a choice between looks, performance and price,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONE TOUCH. “We are excited to join T-Mobile as it makes bold moves to change the wireless industry by delivering more choice and affordability to customers.”
The ONE TOUCH Fierce Evolve features Android 4.2, a 4.5″ qHD display, 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and 4G data speeds. The ONE TOUCH Evolve is more of an entry-level smartphone with a 1GHz MediaTek MT6575 chipset and Android 4.1. Both devices will come preloaded with Swype as well as a “pre-configured home screen” (read Alcatel launcher) with the most “essential apps and widgets pre-loaded.”
Pricing & Availability
- ONE TOUCH Evolve: October 16th – $27.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $3
- ONE TOUCH Fierce: October 23rd – $19.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $6
T-Mobile’s also introducing a new member of the Galaxy lineup with the Galaxy Light. The Light will be one of T-Mobile’s most affordable 4G LTE devices with a 4″ WVGA display and 5 mega-pixel camera. The Light has no pricing or launch date but is expected to hit store shelves in the “coming weeks.”
Last but certainly not least is a device we’ve already seen uncovered thanks to some training slides and a user manual is the Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro. The Pro launches today for $49.99 down with 24 equally monthly installments of $5 and provides 4G LTE Hotspot coverage for up to ten Wi-Fi enabled devices at the same time.
T-Mobile continues to offer budget-friendly and feature-rich smartphones. Starting today, T-Mobile will offer the Alcatel ONE TOUCH Evolve through participating T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online at www.T-Mobile.com, followed by the availability of the ONE TOUCH Fierce on October 23. Both devices feature high-end industrial designs and premium features that are ideal for consumers who are upgrading to their first smartphone.
In addition, T-Mobile continues to offer the latest devices from Samsung’s trusted Galaxy brand. In the coming weeks the Samsung Galaxy Light – one of T-Mobile’s most affordable 4G LTE Android smartphones, featuring a vibrant 4-inch WVGA touch screen and 5-megapixel camera – will launch.
All of the above devices can be paired with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan and JUMP! program.
T-Mobile is also committed to expanding its portfolio of mobile broadband devices and will begin offering the Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot PRO today. The hotspot device delivers access to T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network for up to ten Wi-Fi enabled devices at the same time.