Alcatel (mobile device brand)

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This article is about the spun-off phone brand. For the original Alcatel telecommunications company and its modern descendant, see Alcatel-Lucent.
Alcatel
Subsidiary
Founded April 2004; 12 years ago (2004-04) (as Alcatel ONETOUCH)
Products Telecommunications devices
Parent TCL Communication
Website www.alcatel-mobile.com
Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3

Alcatel (previously Alcatel ONETOUCH) is a brand of mobile handsets used under license[1]by Chinese electronics company TCL Corporation. It was established in 2004 as a joint venture between Alcatel-Lucent (45%) and TCL (55%).[2] 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.

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.[3]

TCL Mobile Limited manages three business units: Alcatel, TCL Mobile Phones and Brand Design Lab. Alcatel-Lucent later sold its shares in TCL and is no longer related to the Alcatel mobile phone brand.[4]

Awards[edit]

In 2012, Alcatel won an International Forum Design iF design award for its One Touch 818 and the Onetouch 355 Play models.[5]

Models[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Withers, Paul. "Alcatel eyes mid-tier move". Mobile News Online. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  3. ^ "TCL Company Profile". 
  4. ^ "The Disillusion of TCL and Alcatel". 
  5. ^ "ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Wins 2 iF Design Awards". Retrieved 1 December 2014. 

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