This morning at CES 2016 Alcatel OneTouch has announced the new Pixi 3 8-inch tablet running Windows 10 Mobile with full support for 4G LTE. The tablet utilizes the Snapdragon 210 processor letting users get a full tablet experience anywhere they go letting them check email, send SMS messages, use Skype and leverage the growing Windows 10 Store for apps and games.
The Pixi 3 with Windows 10 Mobile will retail for $199 and should be available sometime in April in Europe and Latin America. No immediate plans for a U.S. release have been announced, but the company is considering expanding the launch based on feedback from consumers.
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 with Windows 10 Mobile
- 8-inch IPS WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT 5 point multi-touch display
- 209 x 124.9 x 8.3 mm
- Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.29 with support for direct OS updates from Microsoft
- Micro SIM: GSM 850/900/1800/1900; UMTS 900/2100 MHz; LTE B1/3/7/8/20
- CPU: Quad Core 1.3 GHz Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909)
- Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1
- 5MP rear camera; 2MP front-facing
- 8GB internal storage with microSD card support
- 1GB RAM
- 4060 mAh battery
- Voice call enabled, GPS
- Micro USB connector
- Headphone jack
- $199 street price
Windows Central will have a more in-depth look at the Pixi 3 from Alcatel OneTouch shortly, including more details about the hardware and a video hands-on. For now, you can read the press release from Alcatel OneTouch below.
ALCATEL ONETOUCH Launches PIXI 3 8-inch Tablet with Windows 10 at CES
CES, LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2016 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH announces the brand's first tablet to offer the Windows 10 Mobile operating system. The PIXI 3 8-inch tablet will be available with the Windows 10 Mobile operating system and features 4G LTE for fast browsing.
"With Windows 10, PIXI 3 (8) offers a tablet-friendly Start screen," said Vittorio Di Mauro, General Manager of Smart Connectivity at ALCATEL ONETOUCH. "Users can also personalize their devices the way they like with the PIXI 3's dedicated line of accessories."
All the Feature Users Want
PIXI 3 (8) offers Qualcomm chipset driving 4G LTE connectivity. It is perfect for fast downloading and smooth browsing. The PIXI 3 (8) also offers all the features users want: easy apps management through multiple windows and desktops; voice-call-enablement; GPS; front and rear cameras; and a quad-core processor.
A Range of Accessories
The PIXI 3 (8) has a range of accessories for users to customize their devices according to their tastes and needs. The removable Color Skin covers come in three bright colors, and the Stand Flip Case allows users to prop up the tablet for easy viewing on a desktop or counter.
PIXI 3 (8) comes in three colors: white, gold and volcano black. In addition to the Windows 10 Mobile operating system, the tablet is also available with the newly updated Android 5.0 Lollipop. It will first be available in Europe and Latin America in April 2016.
About ALCATEL ONETOUCH
ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation, one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.
For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.com.
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