ALCATEL ONETOUCH Introduces Canada To The IDOL™ 2 S, The Latest Affordable Smartphone From Bell Mobility And Virgin Mobile

IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2014 /CNW/ -- ALCATEL ONETOUCH today announced the availability of North America's newest affordable LTE smartphone – the IDOL 2 S from Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile Canada.

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The newest addition to the IDOL smartphone family from ALCATEL ONETOUCH, the IDOL 2 S offers a super-slim design, stylish form factor and packs a powerful 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor as well as high-speed LTE performance. Combined with its vibrant 5-inch (12.7 cm) 1280 x 720 16M color display, the IDOL 2 S makes for a simple, smooth user experience that is great for multimedia viewing and browsing.

"The IDOL 2 S aligns with our commitment to bring affordable, innovative devices to our customers in North America," said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. "With its premium design and affordable price point, the IDOL 2 S combines the performance of LTE and a quad-core processor with a larger 5-inch display offering an enhanced user experience."

Key features of the IDOL 2 S include:

  • 5-inch (12.7 cm) HD IPS 1280 x 720 16M color display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 4x digital zoom + 1.3MP HD front camera
  • Lightweight design, weighing only 126 g
  • 2150mAh battery for up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 400 hours of standby time
  • 1GB RAM / 8GB of storage (Expandable to 32GB via MicroSD)
  • Available in Slate or Full White

The ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 2 S is available at Bell and Virgin Mobile stores, The Source locations, select national retailers and online for as little as $0 on a two year term or for $299.95 outright.

For more information on the ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 2 S, please visit: www.alcatelonetouch.com/ca-en/, www.bell.ca/Mobility or http://www.virginmobile.ca/.

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/ca-en/.

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ALCATEL is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent used under license by TCT Mobile Limited. ONETOUCH and Idol™are trademarks of TCT Mobile Limited. Copyright ©2014 TCT Mobile Limited. All rights reserved.

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For further information: Jason Gerdon, ALCATEL ONETOUCH, Phone: 949.245.9913, Email: jason.gerdon@alcatelonetouch.com; or Jason Laszlo, Bell Media Relations, Phone: 855.614.6602, Email: jason.laszlo@bell.ca; or Sheryl Davey, Virgin Mobile Canada, Phone: 416.607.8412, Email: sheryl.davey@virginmobile.ca, http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/ca-en