Alcatel lifts the lid on new PIXI 3 smartphones – ‘compatible’ with Firefox OS, Windows Phone, and Android!

Alcatel OneTouch has just lifted the lid on an affordable series of smartphones called the “PIXI 3” series. Entry-level smartphones are a dime a dozen these days, so what makes this series so special? What edge do they have over everybody else? The smartphones are “compatible” with Mozilla’s Firefox OS, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, and Google’s Android.

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Press release:

CES – Las Vegas, January 5th, 2015 – With a series of announcements at the International CES, ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the world’s largest smartphone brands, makes good on its commitment to offer the latest technological innovations to all.

The brand’s new PIXI smartphones make mobile Internet available to everyone, while offering another innovative feature of OS-agnostic. It is available with Firefox, Windows or Android, providing the flexibility to all consumers. What’s more? The smartly priced WATCH creates a newly attainable smartwatch category.

4G LTE at an affordable price

First among ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s announcements at CES, the smartphone brand is launching its affordable PIXI 3 series, ranging from a pocket-friendly 3.5-inch display to a larger 5-inch display. Offering both 3G and 4G LTE connectivity for the PIXI 3 (4”), (4.5”) and (5”) and 3G for the PIXI 3 (3.5”), the PIXI 3 series further features easy customization and the most popular applications pre-loaded.

OS-agnostic – Firefox, Windows or Android

Besides being the first among the PIXIs to offer 4G, the PIXI 3 series is also first to be compatible with three major operating systems: Firefox, Windows and Android.

“Our users do not want complicated systems — they want something familiar from their work environment in the office, but also on a smartphone,” said ALCATEL ONETOUCH Chief Marketing Officer Dan Dery.

Cross-device integration, from smartphones through to PCs. PIXI 3 series offers consumers simplicity of use and the reassurance of having the same system at home, at the office and on the go. With its OS-agnostic PIXI 3 series, ALCATEL ONETOUCH presents operating-system choices to its customers. This continues the efforts begun last year, when the brand teamed with Mozilla to launch the Firefox OS on its FIRE series of smartphones.

We’re not exactly sure how Alcatel made this possible or how the smartphones are compatible with Firefox OS, Windows Phone, and Android. We’re sure, however, that we’ll know more at CES 2015, which kicks off at Las Vegas from the 6th to the 9th of this month.

Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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