The TCL View S606, Alcatel One Touch View's brother-in-arms
TCL is expecting to launch a new Windows Phone 7.8 handset in China, branded the View S606. This Windows Phone looks to be a Chinese version of the Alcatel One Touch View, which we reported on yesterday after images were published by the official Alcatel Russia Twitter account. Alcatel Mobile is a joint venture by both Alcatel and TCL China, thus the same handset will launch in both markets (and potentially beyond).
Expected pricing of the Alcatel Windows Phone in Russia is 7990 rubles (approx. £160 / $256), and while we've only seen the handset in one colour, the TCL View S606 will be available in Sapphire Blue and a unique Dutch Orange - we expect a similar price tag for the Chinese offering.
To recap on specifications of the Alcatel One Touch View, we're looking at single-core Qualcomm MSM7227A chip - 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. A 4" display, 1500mAh battery, and a 5MP camera (with VGA FFC) are also included. Dimensions come in at 124.2 x 64.2 x 10.75 mm.
Unfortunately, as mentioned above, pricing and dates of availability remain unknown. Both Windows phones should prove to be a hit in the targeted markets, Nokia will have further internal competition for low-end Windows Phone marketshare.