Sep 25th, 2013 publishUpdated   Sep 26th, 2013, 12:46 pm


Alcatel is not a brand we hear often around the US of A. The TCL Communication-owned brand is very popular in other markets, and it seems like the name will start sounding much more familiar to all of us soon. T-Mobile is getting ready to bring Alcatel to the States by releasing the ONE TOUCH Fierce and ONE TOUCH Evolve.

Alcatel devices are not bad options for affordable handsets. In fact, I would go as far as saying I tend to prefer them over manufacturers like Huawei. The only problem is they don’t have a presence in the states and most people won’t trust a new brand. Let’s see what you can get from Alcatel on T-Mobile, though.

ALCATEL ONE TOUCHThe Alcatel ONE TOUCH Fierce is the best out of the two T-Mobile smartphones, but it is still considered mid-end. The device will feature Android 4.2, a 4.5-inch qHD display and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. Meanwhile, the ONE TOUCH Evolve is much more modest with a 1 GHz processor and Android 4.1.

We know these specs are no longer something to be surprised by, but I don’t know what will please you if the prices don’t! You can get both of these very affordably with a Simple Choice plan. The Evolve costs $27.99 for the down payment and only $3 per month for 2 years! The Fierce costs a bit more, with a $19.99 down payment and $6-dollar monthly payments for 2 years.

Not bad, right? I would look into these if I were looking for an affordable smartphone. These will be available beginning October 5th, but only from select national retailers. The Evolve will be available for pre-sale starting Oct. 14th, with its release being on the 16th. The Fierce will see its full release on the 23rd.

What do you guys say – are you going to look into these? May be a good gift for mom, your kids or for the non-techies in your family!