Original press release:
ALCATEL LAUNCHES UPGRADED MULTIPLE TIER MOBILE RANGE
Singapore, June 6, 2000 - On the occasion of Communicasia, Alcatel today
announced the introduction of three new GSM models in Asia, the One
Touch 300, One Touch 500 and 700 series, WAP-enabled across the range.
This represents a significant overall upgrading in the company's product
portfolio and demonstrates Alcatel's ability to respond the
quantitative and qualitative Asian market demands.
The core market One Touch 300 series will be available from this summer
with the premium One Touch 500 and One Touch 700 high-end models
following in September and November respectively.
"Different types of users are looking for specific features which add
even more diversity to the idea of functionality," explained Jacques
Combet, President of Alcatel's mobile phones activities. "Technology is
becoming malleable, adapting to the users' attitudes rather than the
inverse. Today, usage is the key word. But technology evolution is also
taking us towards a fork in the road with voice going one way , and the
Internet-based services going another," Combet continued.
One Touch 301, 302, 303 : Smaller, lighter (109 & 112g / 95
cc) and even more comfortable, this mainstream collection in three
attractive designs will be a favourite consumer choice. Each of them
comes in 5 different colours : bright and bold for the One Touch 301,
original and eye-catching for the One Touch 302, subtle shine for the
One Touch 303. The last two have interchangeable faces so the users can
adapt them to their mood. These handy models all have a hands-free
function, vibrating system , a 5-line screen, a 3-position navigation
button, and the latest WAP technology for Internet-based services.
One Touch 500 : Stream-lined, compact design, innovative
materials, the One Touch 500 is the perfect elegant, efficient and
discreet companion. It offers a choice of 5 unconventional colours, plus
a large screen - 8 lines of text , a 5-position navigation key,
specified button for voice-mail and services, dictaphone, organiser, PC
connectivity, data functions, interactive services. The One Touch 500 is
small (90 cc) and light (103 g), with highly autonomous battery (talk
time : up to 4h30, standby: up to 220h).
One Touch 700 : Some might call it showing off, others will say
it's demanding the best. One thing is certain : this tiny (82 cc, 88 g)
marvel is big in technological performance. Its sophisticated designer
exterior - with a choice of 4 colours-hides a multitude of cutting-edge
behind its flip : organiser, PC connectivity, dictaphone, 5-position
navigation button, high capacity battery ( talk time: up to 5h, standby:
up to 250h), WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth.