Alcatel One Touch View with Windows Phone 7.8 appears, images and specs now out in the open

Alcatel is going to be the next company to release a Windows Phone. That’s interesting, because so far we haven’t heard about TCL’s involvement with Microsoft’s newest mobile platform (TCL being the Chinese company that sells devices under the Alcatel brand).

The first Alcatel Windows Phone will probably be called One Touch View, and it will run Windows Phone 7.8 (so not the newest and greatest version, but that which is destined for low-end hardware).

Speaking of low-end hardware, this phone’s specs scream exactly that. It will have a 4-inch 480×800 IPS touchscreen, a 1 GHz processor, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, a front-facing VGA camera, 4 GB of built-in storage space, 512 MB of RAM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 1,500 mAh battery.

It looks like it will make its debut in Russia before the end of this year, for a maximum price of 7990 rubles (that’s about $257 or €199). No word yet on when (or if) the One Touch View will make it to other markets.

Given that the upcoming Nokia Lumia 510 is rumored to cost around $150, this Alcatel device doesn’t look like it will stand a chance to sell well in markets where it will compete head-on with Nokia’s cheapest Windows Phone yet. Then again, TCL might just cut its price in time. We’ll see.


Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • euch

    Initially I thought it is silly to create a cellphone to a dead platform but since it will have the .net framework some WP8 apps will run on it and the lower hardware demands will lower the cost,
    I like the fact that it is better hardware-wise then the 520, but it will miss out on all the goodies Nokia hands out, will be a tough choice between them as a backup phone,

  • Lina Stein

    Which 520? The Lumia 510 has better specs!

  • euch

    true, 510 (got the number mixed)
    the lumia got weaker cpu, lower RAM and same storage
    no word on battary but you can bet it wont be amoled/clear back what its name, they did the same with the 610