LAS VEGAS -- Alcatel debuted a 10-inch 4G LTE capable tablet at CES 2015 that is uniquely voice-call enabled but, from our initial impressions, it offers little else to entice shoppers.
To be sure, it's one of the thinnest and lightest 10-inch cellular-capable models out there -- at a 7.9mm girth and weighing in at 400 grams (14 ounces) -- but a seemingly sub-par build and dated internal specs render it dated before it's even released.
The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 10 runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop and houses a quad-core CPU, but it only offers 8GB of internal storage -- a tragically low amount for any device these days. Thankfully, there's a microSD card expansion slot, but its maximum storage capacity is unknown. It also houses a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Associate editor Lynn La got some hands-on experience with what Alcatel claims is a prototype of the OneTouch Pop 10. Initial impressions indicate that performance was slow and unresponsive at times. This may all be due to its anticipated inexpensive price tag, which is a predictable indicator of mediocre performance, but both pricing and availability have yet to be announced.
Check back to CNET for more details on the OneTouch Pop 10, as well as Alcatel's upcoming line of tablets, as they become available, and make sure to keep up with all of the latest news from CES 2015 here.