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Alcatel (previously Alcatel OneTouch) is a brand of mobile handsets owned by Nokia and used under license[1] by Chinese electronics company TCL Corporation. The Alcatel brand was licensed in 2005 by former French electronics and telecommunications company Alcatel to TCL for mobile phones and devices, and the current license expires at the end of 2024. Nokia acquired the assets of Alcatel-Lucent in 2016 and thus also inherited the licensing agreements for the Alcatel brand.

Alcatel
Trademark
Founded April 2004; 13 years ago (2004-04) (as Alcatel ONETOUCH)
Key people
Lanz Engel M. Ilagan (CEO)
Products Telecommunications devices
Owner Nokia
Website www.alcatel-mobile.com/global-en/

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HistoryEdit

 
Former Alcatel One Touch logo

Alcatel Mobile Phones was established in April 2004 as a joint venture between Alcatel-Lucent (45%) and TCL Corporation (55%).[2] Alcatel originally started making mobile phones in 1998.

In 2005, the joint venture was dissolved and TCL acquired Alcatel-Lucent's 45 percent share, and Alcatel Mobile Phones became a wholly owned subsidiary group of TCL. The brand name was licensed to TCL.[3]

In 2010 Alcatel One Touch became the corporate brand. In February 2016 it was changed back to simply Alcatel and a new logo was introduced.

Company structureEdit

TCL Mobile Limited (former name: T&A Mobile Phones Limited) is a member of TCL Communication listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE: 2618) which was established in August 2004 by TCL Communication and Alcatel.[4] TCL Mobile Limited manages three business units: Alcatel, TCL Mobile Phones and Brand Design Lab. Since 2016 TCL Communication is also the developer of BlackBerry devices.

AwardsEdit

In 2012, Alcatel won an International Forum Design iF design award for its One Touch 818 and the Onetouch 355 Play models.[5]

ModelsEdit

The first Alcatel phone was the OT Easy HF, released in 1998[citation needed], and had a battery standby life of up to 140 hours.

During the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, TCL launched the Alcatel A5 LED, purportedly the first Android smartphone with an "interactive LED-covered phone."

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Us". alcatel-mobile.com. TCL Communication. Retrieved October 13, 2016. TCL Communication designs, develops and markets a diversified range of mobile devices in more than 170 countries under the Alcatel brand [..] Alcatel is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent used under license by TCL Communication. 
  2. ^ Withers, Paul. "Alcatel eyes mid-tier move". Mobile News Online. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  3. ^ "The Disillusion of TCL and Alcatel". 
  4. ^ "TCL Company Profile". 
  5. ^ "ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Wins 2 iF Design Awards". Retrieved 1 December 2014. 

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