ALCATEL ONETOUCH announces Canadian launch of Idol X and Idol Mini

Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada to offer flagship ALCATEL ONETOUCH smartphones

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Consumer Electronics Show -- ALCATEL ONETOUCH today announced the upcoming availability of the flagship Idol X and Idol Mini smartphones in Canada. Part of the Idol family of smartphones, designed to deliver rich features within a slim form factor, the Idol X and Idol Mini will be available in Canada through Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada in the coming weeks.

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"This Canadian launch is a major step in ALCATEL ONETOUCH's continued growth in North America," said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. "We look forward to delivering on our promise to offer customers high quality smartphones at a great price."

The Idol X offers customers a feature rich smartphone experience packed into a stunning form factor, and was recently awarded the 2013 GOOD DESIGN™ Award*. The phone offers a 5" 1080p fullHD IPS display, with an edge-to-edge design that maximizes the touchscreen and viewing experience. The phone measures only 6.9 millimeters thin and is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13 MP camera, MicroSD slot for up to 32 GB of storage and operates on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).

The Idol Mini is the smallest member of the Idol family with a 4.3" touchscreen and 7.9 millimeters thin body. Its stylish compact design packs a 5 MP camera, 1.3GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.2 platform at a very competitive price.

ALCATEL ONETOUCH has seen significant growth in North America during 2013 and continues to position itself to align with the strategy of delivering a full range of mobile devices through carriers and partners across the globe. ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communications which was recently named the world's sixth largest mobile phone vendor by Strategy Analytics.

The Idol X and Idol Mini will be available in the coming weeks online at Bell.ca and VirginMobile.ca, and at Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada stores, The Source locations and select retailers across Canada.

For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.com

About ALCATEL ONETOUCH
ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. One of the fastest growing of the world's top ten mobile phone manufacturers, TCL Communication makes access to mobile technology simple, designing their products around individual's lifestyles, enabling the end users to do more. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.

For 20 years now, the ALCATEL brand has brought consistent innovation and quality in mobile telephony to the widest audience. The ONETOUCH smartphone product line is leveraging on that expertise bringing unique products, priced to be accessible to all. For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.com.

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Media Contacts
Virginia Strickland
ALCATEL ONETOUCH
949.892.2975
virginia.strickland@alcatelonetouch.com

Ashley Colette
Porter Novelli
206.770.7088
ashley.colette@porternovelli.com

*The GOOD DESIGN award is the world's most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

Strategy Analytics, Wireless Device Strategies, November 8, 2013: "The Quiet Rise of TCL-Alcatel"

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