|Founded||April 2004(as Alcatel ONETOUCH)|
|Lanz Engel M. Ilagan (CEO)|
|Owner||Nokia and TCL|
Alcatel (previously Alcatel OneTouch) is a French-Finnish-Chinese brand of mobile handsets owned by Nokia and used under license by Chinese electronics company TCL Corporation. The Alcatel brand was licensed in 2005 by former French electronics and telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent to TCL for mobile phones and devices, and the current license expires at the end of 2024. Nokia acquired the assets of Alcatel-Lucent in 2016 and thus also inherited the licensing agreements for the Alcatel brand.
In 2005, the joint venture was dissolved and TCL acquired Alcatel-Lucent's 45 percent share, and Alcatel Mobile Phones became a wholly owned subsidiary group of TCL. The brand name was licensed to TCL.
In 2010 Alcatel One Touch became the corporate brand. In February 2016 it was changed back to simply Alcatel and a new logo was introduced.
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. Since 2016 TCL Communication is also the developer of BlackBerry devices.
The first Alcatel phone was the OT Easy HF, released in 1998, and had a battery standby life of up to 140 hours.
In 2014, 'Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7' was released.
In 2016, Alcatel Pop 4, Alcatel Pop 4+, Alcatel Pop 4s and Alcatel Pop 7 lte were released.
In 2015, they released the 'Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit', which could be strap it to a wrist.
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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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- 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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