Tuesday, March 06, 2007
It looks like my buddies over at Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent) will be getting in to the handset biz.
Wow - just sounds strange to think about Alcatel being in the handset business (hey, John-Boy, let's have lunch and take mobile handsets!)
Here's the scoop:
Alcatel Mobile will be launching its presence in the North American market later this month at the CTIA Wireless trade show with partner Cellatel.
Their lineup of GSM/EDGE phones falls in the lower and mid range end of the mobile spectrum. Cellatel trialled several of its "E Series" phones with Cingular last summer, but so far there has been no word if Cingular chose to carry any of the handsets.
Based on information from its web site, Alcatel Mobile / Cellatel is targeting the MVNO market and will offer branding/customization services, as well as logistics, support and marketing.