Alcatel One Touch Fierce, Evolve
T-Mobile will start selling two budget smartphones, the Alcatel One Touch Fierce and One Touch Evolve, on Oct. 5. Following the news that smartphones surpassed feature phones in sales for the first time this year, the need for affordable smartphones has provided space for vendors that do not specialize in high-end smartphones to compete. The Fierce, with a 4.5-inch display, is the more advanced of the two smartphones, running Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and able to connect to 4G. The Evolve, a 4-inch device, runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and connects only to T-Mobile 3G. Both smartphones have a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Price: Fierce: $169.99 without contract; Evolve- $99.99 without contract