Just before Christmas, the first 7- and 8-inch tablets running Windows 10 Mobile were officially announced, by Chinese manufacturer Sunty World. Now, it's the turn of Alcatel OneTouch, which has previously launched Windows Phone handsets, including the Pop 2 and Pixi 3.
Today, Alcatel OneTouch announced the 'Pixi 3 (8)', an 8-inch tablet running Windows 10 Mobile, with integrated 4G LTE connectivity. The device is being promoted with the tagline: 'My first Windows tablet'.
According to the company's website, its key specs include:
- 8-inch IPS LCD with 1280x800px resolution
- Quad-core 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM 8909) processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB storage (plus microSD support up to 32GB)
- 5MP rear camera
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- GPS / A-GPS
- microUSB connector
- 4G LTE connectivity ("voice call enabled in handset mode or through BT headset")
- Model 9023X:
- GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- UMTS: 900/2100MHz
- LTE: B1/3/7/8/20
- Model 9023A:
- GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz;
- UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100MHz;
- LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/28
- Model 9023X:
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 3240mAh battery
- 209 x 124.9 x 8.3mm; 340g
The Pixi 3 (8) with Windows 10 Mobile will be available in three colors - white, gold and 'volcano black' - when it goes on sale in April, starting in Europe and Latin America.
The company will also sell various accessories, including removable 'Color Skin' covers in bright blue, pink and yellow, along with a 'Stand Flip Case', which it says "allows users to prop up the tablet for easy viewing on a desktop or counter.
Alongside the Windows 10 Mobile version, Alcatel OneTouch says that the device "is also available with the newly updated Android 5.0 Lollipop" - although it seems that someone forget to let them know that Android 5.1, 5.1.1, 6.0 and 6.0.1 have all been released since the days when version 5.0 was still new.