Alcatel One Touch Evo7 brings modular tablet to the Android world


Alcatel has been riding on its most impressive smartphone showing in its history, but the company also has a tablet it wants to show off ahead of its launch. Alcatel has introduced the One Touch Evo7, a modular tablet that can be as connected as you want it to be.

A base WiFi model can be purchased for one easy price, and should you decide to want 3G and 4G capabilities later on Alcatel has made it easy to purchase an expansion module to add the radios. The company makes it sound as if users will be able to make this change themselves, noting that you can add or remove the module anytime you want to.

We’re getting a 7 inch device that houses a 1.6Ghz dual-core chipset with quad-core graphics, and it’ll run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (and we would hope that can be upgraded to the latest and greatest at some point down the line). The tablet is only 10mm thin and weighs just 12.35 ounces, so you’ll have no problem touting it around as an everyday, on-the-go device.

As you’d expect, the One Touch Evo7 will be compatible with a number of accessories. “Integrated” flip covers, interchangeable colored frames and more will give you customization options that most tablets don’t. We wouldn’t expect to go much further than the second quarter without seeing this thing, but as it stands Alcatel is not yet ready to give us a time frame for release.

With that, we’re also left guessing about its price. We assume this won’t cost you an arm and a leg, but we’ll have to see just how nice this tablet is before making any concrete assumptions. You can learn more about it by reading on for full press details.

Las Vegas, Nevada (Consumer Electronic Show) – January 8, 2013 – TCL Communication, designer and manufacturer of ALCATEL ONE TOUCH branded mobile devices, today introduced two new-to-market mobile devices, including a thinner, sharper and faster modular tablet with end-user upgradeable 3G/4G module and a mobile Internet Key with WiFi LTE hotspot capability at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“When developing these connected devices, the goal was to truly empower the end-user and provide them with the opportunity to customize the way they want to connect,” said Hugo Hernandez, Director of Business Development at ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, North America. “With our lives are becoming increasingly more mobile, the devices we choose are playing a more crucial role, which is why we are developing products to meet the consumer’s lifestyles.”

The ONE TOUCH EVO7 HD is a unique modular tablet that gives the end-user the freedom to enhance and upgrade their tablet as their needs change.  The HD WiFi 7” tablet can be easily upgraded to 3G/4G connectivity thanks to removable a 3G/4G module that can be installed, removed and connected at any time.

The ONE TOUCH EVO7 HD also provides easy, on the go accessibility with its faster, thinner, and sharper design.  The tablet features a compact design (10mm thin and only weighing 12.35 oz), 1.6GHz dual-core processor and quad-core GPU, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Additionally, the ONE TOUCH EVO7HD provides users with freedom of expression, with more choices to customize their tablet, including a complete set of stylish accessories, including integrated flip covers, leather pouches, colored frames and much more.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. This type of product is very intriguing. As a first run Nexus 7 owner, I would love to be able to upgrade to a 3g ready version without having to shell out 250 bones on a new device.

  2. Alca-who?

    1. Only funny once

  3. Um, would the name be a problem with HTC..?

  4. I’m having flashbacks to the days of the changeable faceplates and on Nokias and Nextels…

  5. archos did the 3g module idea first.
    their gen9 tablets have a little slot you can slide an archos 3g usb stick in

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