CES 2016: ALCATEL ONETOUCH launches an 8-inch Windows 10 Mobile tablet, the PIXI 3

Mark Coppock

CES 2016 is shaping up to be a strong Windows 10 affair, with a number of Windows OEMs offering up new and updated Windows 10 (and even some Windows 10 Mobile) devices. One of the most different devices we’ve seen so far is ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s new PIXI 3 8-inch Windows 10 Mobile tablet, which we mentioned the other day. Now, we have a few additional details.

As we reported, the PIXI 3 is an 8-inch tablet running Windows 10 Mobile, not Windows 10. The device runs a “tablet-optimized” version of Windows 10 Mobile, which as WinBeta staff has seen demonstrated means an extra column in the Start screen and apps that scale for a larger screen. And, the PIXI 3 has a cellular radio and so can be used as a very large Windows 10 Mobile phablet.

Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 3

The machine’s specs are decidedly low-range and definitely suited for a low-priced device:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM 8909) quad-core 1.3GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Storage
  • 8-inch 1280X800 IPS screen
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • G-Sensor, GPS, A-GPS
  • Micro-USB
  • MicroSD support up to 32GB
  • 3240mAh battery
  • GSM and LTE radios
  • 340g
  • 209mm X 124.9mm X 8.3mm
  • A range of available accessories including colored back covers )white, gold, volcano black, so far)

Sources peg the price at $199, which seems reasonable enough for what you’re getting–a device that should perform well, with a decent resolution for the screen size, and that will serve as a smallish, comfortable adjunct device to a larger stable of Windows 10 machines. We’ll definitely be keeping our eye out for this one, although we’re not yet sure exactly when it will be shipping.