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After revealing the "world's thinnest" smartphone earlier today with the One Touch Idol Ultra (at a svelte 6.45mm), Alcatel has let fly news about the rest of their planned CES 2013 lineup.

Alcatel's got more devices in line than you've got pockets, from a pair of 7" tablets (in standard and HD variants) to a bevy of "Pop" smartphones, all of them apparently aiming squarely for the budget market. Grab a snack, because we're going to take a peek at the full array.

One Touch Tablets

Evo 7 / HD

First up is the Evo 7 and its HD counterpart (despite how it sounds, neither tablet has anything to do with HTC).  Both variants are described as Wi-Fi tablets that can be "easily upgraded" to 3G (or, in the Evo 7 HD's case, 4G) through their removable 3G/4G modules. The regular Evo 7 runs Android 4.0.3, and carries a seven-inch 1024x600 TFT display, 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, a VGA front camera, and a microSD slot. As for pricing? Alcatel indicates that's still to be determined.

Evo 7 HD Flip Cover

Despite its name, the HD variant isn't too much better, only packing a 1280x800 display, though it does run Android 4.1 and has a boosted dual core 1.2GHz processor. Elsewhere in the tablet's innards, you'll find 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, a microSD slot, VGA front camera, and a 3MP rear shooter. This tablet is set to debut at $179 without its removable module, $249 for the 3G-packing version, and $349 for the 4G model. All are slated for a Q3 release in the states, with a May EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) release target.

One Touch Tab 7 / 7 HD / 8 HD

TAB 7 HD

The One Touch Tab 7 and 7 HD tell much the same story as the Evo 7 duo. Both tablets are running Android 4.1, carry 1GB RAM, microSD slots, and VGA front cameras, but the Tab 7 HD has a 1280x800 display, dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 8GB internal storage (with microSD), and a 2MP rear shooter, while the regular Tab 7 has a 1024x600 display, single core 1GHz processor, 4GB storage (with microSD), and lacks a rear camera. The Tab 7 and Tab 7 HD are set for Q3 releases in the US at $129 and $149 respectively, making them the cheapest tablets of Alcatel's lineup.

Tab 8 HD

Finally we come to the Tab 8 HD which, despite its larger display, has a resolution of just 1024x768. Under the surface, the Tab 8 HD has a dual-core 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (with microSD), and a 2MP rear camera with a VGA camera around front. It's slated for a Q3 release at $179.

One Touch Phones

POP 1

The One Touch Pop lineup is an interesting example of an entire family of devices meant for the budget-minded. All three of the Pop phones are slated to skip the US for Asia/Pacific releases, and they span the gamut from budget to extremely budget. Still, if, as Intel predicts, the budget market will be expanding in coming years, the devices may just find a niche.

S'Pop

First up is the S Pop. It's running Android 4.1 under Alcatel's minor skinning, and packs a teeny tiny 3.5" display at HVGA (480x320) resolution, a 3.2MP rear camera with a VGA front shooter, Quad GSM connectivity (900/2100, 850/1900/2100), a 1GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM, and up to 32GB storage if you've got a microSD card. Pricing and availability are still pending.

X'Pop

The X Pop, likewise, runs Android 4.1, but offers a slightly better 4.5" QHD (960x540) display, 5MP camera (with flash), front VGA camera, the same Quad GSM connectivity, 512MB RAM, and a 1 GHz dual core processor.

T'Pop

The T Pop is truly at the bottom of the budget barrel with a 3.5" HVGA display, a 3.2MP camera, Quad GSM connectivity, a 1GHz processor, 256 MB RAM, and – here's the kicker – Android 2.3 Gingerbread. You read that right.

So there you have it, a brief look at all the goodies Alcatel is set to present at this year's CES. Nothing too exciting, unless you're in the market for an extremely budget-friendly device later this year. For more info, just check out Alcatel's full summary below and stay tuned for the rest of our CES coverage through the rest of the week.

Alcatel One Touch summary

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajac09 Anthony Evans Jr

    whats the point of showing anything in the US CES if its not coming here?

    • Paul

      Exactly!

  • Wayne Randall

    Was the T met with a roar of laughter? Does it run on AAA batteries too?

    • Elias

      The AAA part just made me burst laughing

  • RocketScience11

    Ew

  • mgamerz

    Sounds like a lawsuit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    Why is it that the crappy budget phones always look the nicest with pretty colours and the awesome spec'ed phone's you have to sell your soul to afford are just a slap of black or white?

  • abhisahara

    Welcome Gingerbread....again :(.....this is nuts

  • Elias

    Seriously, google shoud give a slap in the wrist of companies who insist in launching phones with outdated versions of Android. Anything prior to project butter should be forbidden, given the leap in performance and usability it represents.

    • PINJ

      Stupid. Stupid Comment.

  • PINJ

    So What Gingerbread? I Didnt Expect Anything Else From Budget Phones; Its In The Name.

  • Just Me

    Ok ppl, what is wrong with a 260dpi 3.7" phone with decent specs? Why does everyone always thinks bigger=better? But I guess some still compare their p's when they go p'ing, so there we have it.

  • http://twitter.com/nirvanaman_1985 sam

    I want to know how much ROM they have as normally alcatel give their low end phones 512mb rom which isn't enough as they bundle junk applications and foreign language files which take up nearly all the space once you have run the app update on android market and updated everything to the latest versions. They need 768mb or 1gb rom to be usable.

  • Floorgarden

    Hey Liam I like how you started your introduction with Alcatel :) One thing I noticed though; Isn't the Huawei Ascend P6 the thinnest smartphone in the world at the moment with 6.18mm?

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