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Alcatel's new gold phone won't break Fort Knox

Bar of gold

Not overpowering

Side view

Grey and gold

One last look

With a fresh coat of paint in just the right shade, Alcatel has turned its OneTouch Idol Alpha smartphone into a covetable handset.
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Alcatel's new gold phone won't break Fort Knox

Bar of gold

Not overpowering

Side view

Grey and gold

One last look

The shade is restrained champagne, just like another famous phone.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET

Alcatel's new gold phone won't break Fort Knox

Bar of gold

Not overpowering

Side view

Grey and gold

One last look

Color rims the phone face and back, but doesn't overwhelm.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET

Alcatel's new gold phone won't break Fort Knox

Bar of gold

Not overpowering

Side view

Grey and gold

One last look

Straight sides give the form substance.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET

Alcatel's new gold phone won't break Fort Knox

Bar of gold

Not overpowering

Side view

Grey and gold

One last look

Both Idol Alpha colors, side by side.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET

Alcatel's new gold phone won't break Fort Knox

Bar of gold

Not overpowering

Side view

Grey and gold

One last look

The 4.7-inch 720p HD Android 4.2 phone is notable in its own right. A higher-end device, it features a 13-megapixel camera and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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