Alcatel (mobile device brand)
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|Trademark owned by Nokia (earlier Alcatel-Lucent)|
|Founded||April 2004(as Alcatel ONETOUCH)|
|Owner||TCL (Manufacturer and Company)
|Parent||TCL (Manufacturer and Company)
Alcatel (previously Alcatel OneTouch) is a brand of mobile handsets used under license by Chinese electronics company TCL Corporation. The Alcatel brand was licensed by Alcatel-Lucent to TCL for mobile phones and devices and this license expires at the end of 2024. When Nokia acquired the assets of Alcatel-Lucent in 2016, this also included licensing agreements for the Alcatel brand.
In 2005 the joint venture was dissolved and TCL acquired Alcatel-Lucent's 45 percent share. Since then, Alcatel became a wholly owned subsidiary group of TCL. Alcatel-Lucent later sold its shares in TCL and is no longer related to the Alcatel mobile phone brand.
TCL Mobile Limited (former name: T&A Mobile Phones Limited) is a member of TCL Communication listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE: 2618) which was established in August 2004 by TCL Communication and Alcatel.
TCL Mobile Limited manages three business units: Alcatel, TCL Mobile Phones and Brand Design Lab.
The first Alcatel phone was the OT Easy HF. It was released in 1998, and had a battery standby life of up to 140 hours.
- "About Us". alcatel-mobile.com. TCL Communication. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
TCL Communication designs, develops and markets a diversified range of mobile devices in more than 170 countries under the Alcatel brand [..] Alcatel is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent used under license by TCL Communication.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alcatel mobile phones.|
- Official website (in English)
- TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) site
- Press release about TCL-Alcatel Joint Venture
- Official website UAE
- Alcatel OT Easy HF
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