Alcatel One Touch EVO 8HD tablet official with Android 4.2, support for 3G/4G LTE moduleAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Smartphones aren't the only goodies that Alcatel has stuffed into its IFA 2013 luggage. Following a slew of new handset announcements, Alcatel today introduced a trio of new One Touch Smart Connectivity devices, including a new tablet and an LTE dongle/Wi-Fi hotspot. Here's what Alcatel's got in its latest bag of wares:
- One Touch EVO 8HD: As its name suggests, the EVO 8HD is an 8-inch tablet whose claim to fame is its removable module that allows its wireless connectivity to be easily upgraded. The device's Wi-Fi connectivity can be supplemented with a 21Mbps 3G or 100Mbps 4G LTE connection thanks to a user-replaceable module. Also included with the EVO 8HD is a 1024x768 screen resolution, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 3-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 4GB storage, microSD slot, 1GB RAM, Android 4.2 and a 4160mAh battery.
- One Touch Link W800 and Y800: Alcatel's Link W800 and Y800 are 4G LTE devices that allow the user to suck down an LTE signal and spit it out as Wi-Fi airwaves that can be used by other devices. The Link W800 can be paired with a Wi-Fi Multi Power Kit that allows the device to be plugged into a wall or car outlet and then produce a Wi-Fi signal while plugged in. Another accessory, known as the Pocket Wi-Fi Zone, utilizes a 5200mAh battery to power the W800 and emit a Wi-Fi signal wherever the user goes. Meanwhile, the One Touch Link Y800 features a slim design and is capable of supporting up to 10 connected devices at once.
- One Touch Home V101: Rounding out Alcatel's array of new hardware, the V101 is a small TV link that works with Miracast-enabled devices and Android hardware running 4.2 Jelly Bean or higher. The V101 plugs into an HDMI port and requires USB power. Once plugged in, a user can transmit content from their phone or tablet to the V101. Pictures, videos and games are all supported, and the V101 can transmit 1080p content at 30fps.