Alcatel's 6-inch Hero 2C phablet features a 720p display, a 13-megapixel camera, and 4G capabilities.
As a GSM version of the recently launched Motorola Droid Turbo, the smartphone promises 48 hours of battery life and super-fast charging.
The $1.875 billion deal follows its acquisition of Iusacell and bid to expand its presence in Mexico.
The carrier previously charged 1 cent a minute to wireless and landline numbers in Mexico.
Video-streaming service posts improved subscriber growth overseas for the fourth quarter, making up for slower growth in the US.
Scrolls that were damaged, but not destroyed, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius may now be read for the first time in nearly two millennia.
A team of commercial drone developers are creating a drone whose sole purpose is to seek, intercept and destroy other drones.
Announced at CES 2015, Monotype's Spark font-rendering system promises to bring more readable text to small and low-resolution screens.
Smartphone shipments for the Chinese company top 75 million units in 2014, pushing revenue to about $11.8 billion, according to Reuters and The Wall Street Journal.
New Web and email address options exploded this year with 469 new top-level domain names. Next year, Google, Amazon and 10 others will bid for rights to oversee .app.