T-Mobile is introducing the first Windows 10 Smartphone
Like many major phone manufacturers do with their flagship devices, Alcatel is releasing a slight variation of the already released OneTouch Fierce which is currently available through T-Mobile and Metro PCS. The variation of the OneTouch Fierce will come with different specifications and a different operating system from the one it is currently using which is good news for fans of Windows phones. Not only is the OneTouch Fierce XL an affordable smartphone, but it is powered by the Windows 10 Mobile operating system making it the first one on the T-Mobile network.
Aside from the fact that the device is running Windows 10 right out of the box, Alcatel’s affordable smartphone offers both LTE and VoLTE (voice over LTE) support, along with HD video function. In terms of hardware, the OneTouch Fierce XL is equipped with a low-power 1.1 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, a 2,500 mAh battery, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 128 GB through a microSD card.
The OneTouch Fierce XL sports a 5.5 inch touch screen HD (1280 x 720 pixel) display, a black bezel with cyan back frame, and features an 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and video recording capabilities with a front facing 2 megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. Not only will the device have the Windows 10 operating system, it will also come with Windows Hello support as well.
The device was recently spotted at Bluetooth SIG putting it one step closer to release. Although Alcatel has yet to confirm the exact release date of the OneTouch Fierce XL, we know that this device is in fact real and will debut on the market very soon. No information has been received regarding the price however it is suspected to be pretty cheap since it comes with lower-end specifications. The OneTouch Fierce XL will be the only Windows 10 device to be sold on T-Mobile’s shelves as of now however consumers that prefer the Microsoft Lumia 950 or 950 XL could always buy an unlocked version directly from Microsoft and pop in a T-Mobile SIM card if they prefer.
More info: T-Mobile