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This 'Alpha' Android glimmers in gold at CES 2014 (pictures)

Alcatel parades around its OneTouch Idol Alpha in a luxe new shade.

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

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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Bar of gold

The shade is restrained champagne, just like another famous phone.
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Not overpowering

Color rims the phone face and back, but doesn't overwhelm.
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Side view

Straight sides give the form substance.
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Grey and gold

Both Idol Alpha colors, side by side.
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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.

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