My PR contact notified me that Alcatel OneTouch's newest budget friendly, flagship device will begin shipping in two days (May 21st!) in the U.S. The company will be launching some new website features tomorrow as well, so be sure to check it out: http://alcatelonetouch.us/
I'm stoked for this phone to come to market finally so y'all can experience the pure awesomeness the Idol 3 offers. If you're wondering what you'll be able to get for $249, check out the unboxing I did below.
If you're considering this phone as your next daily-driver, but are wondering what kind of update to the OS support the Idol 3 will get, you should not be too concerned. The Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH, Steve Cistulli, was quoted as saying:
“We’re committed to ensuring that we always have the very best user experience possible and plan to have IDOL 3 software updates available to consumers via over-the-air updates. Timing on these updates will be on a rolling basis as needed.”
Ultimately you cannot lose if you decided to buy into what the Idol 3 has to offer. If you're looking to preorder feel free to do so HERE.
P.S. You may want to stay tuned to my YouTube channel for continued Idol 3 awesomeness, you might be in for a pleasant surprise.