CES 2013: Alcatel announces the US-bound One Touch Tab and Evo 7 family of Android-powered tablets

Alcatel used CES 2013 to unveil a series of  Android  tablets that’ll land in the US. The two device lineups feature a nice mix of mid-range specs and affordable pricing. Like most of the tablets introduced at CES, the One Touch Tab and Evo 7 family will compete with the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD.

First up is the One Touch Evo 7 HD, a 7-inch tablet with a 1280 x 800 IPS display. It has a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU with a quad-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and a front-facing web camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 3G and 4G. The series of tablets include a removable SIM card module, so users can easily switch from WiFi-only to cellular and from 3G to 4G. Pricing starts at $179 for the WiFi model, $249 for the 3G model and $349 for the 4G model.

The One Touch Evo line also includes the Evo 7 model, which is a scaled down version of the Evo 7 HD. Unveiled late last year, the Evo 7 model has a 7-inch display with a 1024×600 resolution. It features a 1GHZ single-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It’s powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich.

The One Touch Tab 7 HD is another 7-inch offering that fall in the mid-range market.  It is similar to the Evo 7 HD with the same CPU, GPU, display and RAM. Alcatel cut the price on this device by including only a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB of internal storage, and Bluetooth 2.0. It’s available in a WiFi-only model and will be priced at $149. The One Touch Tab 8 HD, an 8-incher with a 1024 x 768 resolution that sports the same internal specs as the Tab 7 HD. It will launch for $179.

At the bottom of Alcatel’s tablet line is the One Touch Tab 7, which offers a 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution. It also includes a 1GHz single-core processor, 4GB of internal storage, and a VGA front-facing camera. It’ll land with a $129 price tag.

Alcatel’s tablet line will debut in the US sometime before or during Q3 2012. The HD variants will ship with the latest version of Android.

[Via CNet]

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