Windows Phone 7.8-powered Alcatel One Touch View leaks

09 October, 2012

Alcatel has been using Android to power its smartphones, but it seems it will be moving into Windows Phone territory - not high-end WP8 devices, but an entry-level WP7.8 phone instead.

It will likely be called Alcatel One Touch View and its specs make it a competitor to the Nokia Lumia 610 and the rumored Lumia 510.

According to Hi-Tech, the One touch View will be powered by a Snapdragon MSM7227A chipset with a single 1GHz Scorpion core, 512MB of RAM and Adreno 200 GPU (both Lumias have 256MB RAM, which limits app compatibility).

Alcatel One Touch View

The screen on the Alcatel WP7.8 phone will reportedly be a 4" IPS LCD of WVGA resolution. The phone will have a 5MP main camera (likely shooting VGA video) with LED flash and a VGA front-facing snapper.

Connectivity features include 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The phone has only 4GB of built-in storage (of which 2.9GB will be available to the user) and since this is WP7.8 it's not expandable.

The Alcatel One Touch View is expected to launch by the end of the year with a price set at 8000 rubles or less ($260, 200). The Nokia Lumia 510 is rumored to have a $150 price tag, so the View might find it hard to compete if the pricing rumors pan out.

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