Alcatel is a French manufacturer with a long and storied history in the business. While they are best known for their feature phones and budget-conscious handsets, the recent One-Touch series are fully-featured smartphones that have embraced the Android operating system and offered something genuinely appealing for those coming into the smartphone market for the first time.
Alcatel has roots in the telecommunications industry that date back to the 19th century. They have maintained a focus on innovation and the Alcatel-held Bell Labs is actually one of the most prominent R&D houses in the industry, holding a total of 7 Nobel Prizes and nearly 30,000 patents over the course of its 85 year history. Active in over 130 countries, Alcatel is a truly international firm with a longstanding commitment to progress.