Apple and Samsung have enjoyed a long run at the top of the smartphone game. In fact, it could be argued that the two companies, who produce iOS and Android devices respectively, have the smartphone industry pretty much dominated. Sure, there are companies out there manufacturing seriously impressive hardware, but no-one comes close to breaking the dominance of these two. In an effort to try and appeal to the masses with something unique and entirely different, Alcatel is about to introduce a new smartphone that comes packed in a box which can double as a Virtual Reality headset. Seriously.
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The smartwatch industry has been brewing ever since Pebble's smartwatch took Kickstarter by storm, and alongside its vaguely-detailed Pixi 3 smartphone, Alcatel has revealed plans to deliver a new wearable to compete with the likes of the Moto 360. In fact, design-wise, Alcatel's inaugural smartwatch effort isn't too dissimilar to the traditional quirks of Motorola's Android Wear-ready device, and although Alcatel hasn't revealed too much thus far, it will follow the company's trend of hitting the market at a base-level price point.
When a new smartphone hits the scene, you're usually stuck with just one choice when it comes to the platform. But Alcatel, looking to find a bit of a niche, has announced a new handset capable of running Android, Windows Phone or Mozilla's Firefox OS.