Orange has launched on May 28, Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2, the successor of its Onetouch Pixi, across Africa & Middle East. The smartphone retails from $60 with data, voice and SMS offers.
“The smartphone landscape is rapidly changing – with high quality smartphones becoming increasingly affordable and accessible,” said Yves Maitre, Executive Vice President, Connected Objects and Partnerships at Orange. “At Orange we continue to make the internet more accessible to our customers in Africa and the Middle East by providing the best phones and tablets, on the best networks, with localised content and services at a price that is accessible for even more of our customers.”
Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 Orange offers customers a full featured 3G smartphone which is running on Android Jellybean 4.2 OS. It sports a 3.5”HVGA touchscreen display, powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. The sleek smartphone weighs in at 100g and is only 10.5mm thick.
The Onetouch Pixi 2 also comes with 2GB of internal storage, which is further expandable with up to 32GB of memory card.
This device comes pre-loaded with the top social networks and other popular applications, and Orange customers will have access to a range of great benefits, including:
Orange Football Club: Easily follow the news about their favourite teams and gain access to international football news. Personalise the app in order to follow your favourite teams. In-app gaming also allows you to play and bet on matches and to win prizes.
Orange Updates: This application brings relevant and local applications directly to customers. Orange Updates offers the possibility to access the Orange apps catalogue which has been created together with local and international partners, and allows customers to download a variety of Orange apps at no additional cost.
My personal hotspot: Access sharing across multiple screens with only one internet connection, and simply manage connections from all devices. Through ‘my personal hotspot’, in just one click the smartphone is transformed into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Lookout Mobile Security: Installed on every Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 , this app provides anti-virus protection, monitors and saves data, encrypts your confidential information, and tracks the smartphone when it is either lost or stolen.
My Orange: With ‘My Orange’, customers can stay in touch with their Orange account, following the rate of voice, SMS, & data consumption, and recharge their account.
Control My Data : Allows customers to monitor their data consumption on the mobile network, Wi-Fi network and also when roaming. Control My Data notifies customers when they reach a data limit that they choose, and allows customers to block data usage by application.
“ALCATEL ONETOUCH is proud to be launching the ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 2 with Orange, bringing the benefits of mobile internet available to even more consumers around the world.” said Dr. George Guo, CEO of TCL Communication Technology, creators of the ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 2. “With our strategic partner Orange, we are committed to help everyone to explore and to create more in their daily lives.”
Key specifications of Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 2 :
- Screen size: 3,5 inches HVGA
- Weight: 100g
- Thickness: 10.5mm
- Chipset: MT6572M, Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU
- Camera Features: 2 mega pixel
- Connectivity: WiFi, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP, GPS/A-GPS, HSPA+ (HSDPA/HSUPA)
- Memory: RAM: 512MB; EMMC: 2GB, MicroSD (up to 32GB)
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean (4.2)
- Sensor: Gravity sensor
- User interface: Micro USB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack headset, build-in MIC,
- Battery: 1300mAh
- Standby Time: 3.5 hours working time
The Alcatel Pixi 2 from Orange is available today in Kenya, Madagascar, Jordan, Cameroon, Egypt, Senegal and will be available in 15 other countries across AMEA in the coming weeks including Botswana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Republic of Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vanuatu and Tunisia. Outside of AMEA, Orange will also be selling the Pixi 2 in Armenia and the Caribbean. Other countries may be added in the future.