Don’t like the idea of buying a smartwatch or other wearable device to pair with you smartphone? Alcatel OneTouch is positioning its new phone as a one-size-fits all device. It’s both a phone and a wearable… if you don’t mind strapping a 2.8 inch phone to your arm.
The Alcatel OneTouch Pop is basically a small Android phone. But it comes with an armband case with a transparent flip cover that has touch-sensitive keys so you can interact with the phone even while it’s covered. It also comes with JBL earbuds.
Alcatel OneTouch doesn’t necessarily expect the average consumer to pick up a phone like this and strap it to their wrist in place of a smaller watch. But runners and other fitness enthusiasts have been buying armbands for iPhones and other phones for years. This is one of the first phones designed to be worn on your arm.
It has a 2.8 inch, WVGA display, a 1 GHz MediaTek dual-core processor, 16GB to 32GB of storage, a 2MP camera, and a 1000mAh battery. The phone supports HSPA+ networks, 512MB of RAM, GPS, and optional NFC. The Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit is expected to sell for around $120 without a contract.