Alcatel has just announced a new budget friendly Pixi 3 smartphone, which comes in three different flavors running Windows Phone, Android and Firefox OS.
While Alcatel was recently in the news as a probable new home for the Palm brand, the smartphone makers doesn’t seem to have anything to share on that front just yet.
But the Pixi 3 is indeed an interesting development, especially as the phone allows the users to choose their preferential OS and their desired screen sizes. The Pixi 3 comes in four different sizes: 3.5-inch, 4-inch, 4.5-inch and 5-inch screens; the smallest of these only works with 3G while the rest also support 4G LTE.
It’s also worth pointing out that this isn’t Alcatel’s first stint in the Windows Phone ecosystem. The company previously launched a handset in the Windows Phone 7 days. More recently, Alcatel was the first company to launch a Windows Phone with a 64-bit processor.
The Pixi 3 is a budget-friendly device and as such we’re bound to see it launch in developing markets though we’ll likely find out more about price and availability next week at CES.