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Alcatel Intros One Touch Scribe Easy, Idol X and Fire Smartphones at MWC

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After a surprisingly strong showing at CES in January, Alcatel is making the headlines again at MWC with the growing One Touch smartphone lineup. There are three new kids on the block, dubbed OT Scribe Easy, Idol X and Fire.

The first two are not exactly brand new phones, but more like slightly tweaked versions of the existing Scribe HD and Idol Ultra. Still, the tweaks are significant enough to warrant some attention.

The Idol X looks like the pack leader, with a 7.1 mm thin body, a 5-inch Full HD panel, a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. That’s basically as good as it gets for high-end smartphones these days, but unfortunately Alcatel needed to cut some corners in order to keep this fellow’s profile so slim. The battery is by far the biggest compromise, featuring a meager 2,000 mAh capacity.

The Scribe Easy is far more modest hardware-wise, but it does come with a stylus, so it’s a low-budget alternative for Samsung’s Galaxy Notes. Low-budget, because its 5-inch screen only features an 800 x 480 pix res, while the CPU is a dual-core 1.2 GHz unit.

Last and also least, we have the Firefox OS-running Fire. The petite 3.5-incher is, let’s be frank, quite ugly, not to mention slow, with a single-core 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. Oh, well, you at least know this is going to be dirt-cheap.

Via [Phone Arena]

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