The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has recently confirmed that their new smartphone, the Alcatel OneTouch, will debut before the end of the year 2015. It will also be running with the latest operating system brought in by Microsoft – the Windows 10 software.
The Windows 10 operating system was just recently launched just over a month ago to personal computers, laptops, and tablets around the globe. With this new smartphone from Alcatel, the software will now be available to mobile phone users as well.
Steve Cistulli, Alcatel OneTouch’s senior vice president for North America, stated in an interview that the smartphone company is very supportive of the Windows ecosystem.
Windows 10 Has a New Mobile Ally in the Form of the Alcatel OneTouch
The senior vice-president’s confirmation of an old leak about the Alcatel OneTouch to have a Windows 10 operating system have set netizens and mobile phone enthusiasts in a frenzy. However, Cistulli declined to comment anything further about the supposed leak.
While personal computer vendors and manufacturers have already embraced the new operating system brought about by Microsoft, things are looking different on the smartphone side. Smartphone makers still have a lukewarm feeling over putting Windows 10 into their mobile devices. Allcatel’s upcoming smartphone may change the way other mobile phone makers think about the operating system on ther gadgetry.
Consumer interests have been seen to be on the moderate side so far when looking at Microsoft’s Windows 10 on smartphone devices. Many fans of the operating system would still prefer Windows 10 on their desktop or laptop computers, or their mobile tablets.
Still, the cooperation between Windows 10 and with the OneTouch is something to be thankful for since Microsoft turned down some of its smartphone partners during their acquisition with Nokia last year.
The new phone is set to appeal towards their high-end market when it will be released by the end of this year. Many analysts have mixed feelings about this since high-end Windows phones struggled in terms of sales when being compared to more budget friendly phones that still contain the same operating system.
The Alcatel OneTouch is hoping to catch up with the competition quickly with their new mobile entry as they have struggled against competitors ever since they began selling smartphones two years ago. Microsoft, on the other hand, has declined to comment on the subject on if the upcoming smartphone will partner up with at least one mobile carrier.