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Alcatel Fierce 4 launching today at MetroPCS, will hit T-Mobile this fall

UPDATE: The Alcatel Fierce 4’s price on the MetroPCS website is now listed at $69 after rebate.   After announcing the TRU for MetroPCS earlier this month, Alcatel today revealed another new device that’s headed to Metro. The Alcatel Fierce 4 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display. It’s got an 8-megapixel camera on its rear, and on its face there’s a 5-megapixel camera with an 84-degree wide angle lens to help … [read full article]

Alcatel TRU arrives at MetroPCS with Android and $29 price tag

Alcatel and MetroPCS are teaming up to launch a new device called the TRU. The Alcatel TRU is now available from MetroPCS for $29 after instant and mail-in rebates. In exchange for your $29, you’ll get a phone that runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 5-inch 854×480 display and has 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras. Inside of the TRU’s shell lives a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD … [read full article]

Alcatel Idol 4S offers 5.5-inch QHD screen and VR headset, pricing set at $349.99

The battle of the affordable flagship smartphones has been heating up lately thanks to the likes of the OnePlus 3 and ZTE Axon 7, and now another entrant is getting ready to fight. The Alcatel Idol 4S will be available for pre-order in the U.S. on July 15 at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET. Pricing will be set at $349.99, which will get you the Idol 4S, the packaging that doubles as a virtual … [read full article]

Alcatel Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile update brings bug fixes, performance improvements

Alcatel Fierce XL owners, another Windows 10 Mobile update is coming your way. T-Mobile’s Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile is now getting the June Cumulative Update, which include several bug fixes and performance improvements. For example, there’s better stability and improved accuracy for the Maps app, and a fix for a bug that caused unexpected battery drain while syncing email using IMAP. Here’s what Microsoft’s full changelog for the update, which brings the Fierce … [read full article]

Alcatel Idol 4 Pro Wi-Fi certification hints at T-Mobile release

After launching the Fierce XL with Windows 10 earlier this year, it looks like the folks at Alcatel could be bringing another Windows smartphone to T-Mobile. The Wi-Fi Alliance has posted certification info for the Idol 4 Pro (shown below), a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone that leaked earlier this year. The certification doesn’t contain much in the way of exciting new info, but the product name does have one juicy tidbit: It reads “IDOL4 PRO … [read full article]

Alcatel Fierce XL getting Windows 10 Mobile update version 10586.318

One month after pushing 10586.218 to Windows 10 Mobile devices, Microsoft is now rolling out another Cumulative Update. TmoNews reader Joe today receive an update to 10586.318 on his Alcatel Fierce XL. The update includes several bug fixes and improvements, like a fix for a bug that could cause unexpected battery drain while the screen is off, and improvements to Cortana. Here’s what Microsoft’s official changelog for the update looks like: Reliability, performance and stability … [read full article]

Alcatel Pop 7 LTE launches at T-Mobile, runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch display

Surprise! Alcatel today announced that it’s got a new Android tablet that’s now available from T-Mobile. The Alcatel Pop 7 LTE runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch 1024×600 display. It’s powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and includes 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage — which you can supplement with up 32GB using a microSD card — 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and a 3240mAh battery. It’s also got support for LTE bands 2, … [read full article]

Alcatel Fierce XL receiving Windows 10 Mobile update to 10586.218

Alcatel Fierce XL owners, it looks like the time to update your phones has come again. TmoNews reader and Fierce XL owner Joseph today received an update to 10.0.10586.218, which is the April cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile devices. Here are the changes that are included in the 10586.218 update: Reliability, performance and stability improvements. Support for Visual Voicemail on Dual SIM phones.  Improvements for Bluetooth connectivity, including … [read full article]

Alcatel Fierce XL now being updated to Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.164

Alcatel Fierce XL owners, another Windows 10 Mobile update is coming your way. T-Mobile’s Alcatel Fierce XL is now receiving an update to Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.164. The update hit TmoNews reader Joseph’s Fierce XL this morning, so if you’ve got a Fierce XL of your own, you should keep an eye out for this update. You can also check for it manually by going into Settings > Update & security > Phone update … [read full article]

Cam’s Top 5 – Unlocked Budget T-Mobile friendly phones

T-Mobile sells some of the best – and most expensive phones – on the market. But perhaps what’s surprising is that there are a bunch of affordable phones on the market that can (almost) give those devices a run for their money. And they’re not available on T-Mobile’s store shelves. While that means that they don’t come with services like Wi-Fi Calling baked in, it does mean that they’re factory unlocked and free … [read full article]