Alcatel OneTouch launches the Fierce XL budget phablet

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CES 2016 hasn't been known for new Windows 10 Mobile phones so far - Acer's Jade Primo got yet another airing, but there's been nothing else really top end. Alcatel, in its OneTouch brand, did announce the oddly named 'Fierce XL' though, a budget 5.5"-screened phablet, see the specs below.

Fierce XL
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The Fierce XL has:

  • 5.5" 720p LCD Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset, Adreno 304 GPU
  • 3G/4G/LTE
  • Wi-fi b/g/n compatibility
  • 8MP rear camera, 2MP FFC
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage plus microSD
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Capacitive controls
  • Windows 10 Mobile OS

The use of capacitive controls is a break from what Microsoft is currently pushing and probably more a reflection on this being an adaptation of an Android design with similar control spots. The use of 2GB RAM is also interesting for a 720p-screened device and possibly also inherited from the Android sister device.

Pricing is set to be in the $150 range all-in, in the USA, and £100 or so in the UK if it ever gets released here.