Alcatel has another line of smartphones that may or may not appeal to so many smartphone users who plan to buy new smartphones this year. Alcatel announced the Pixi 3 line of smartphones that do not only come in different screen sizes but also able to run more than one operating system. Pixi 3 devices can be loaded or compatible with Android, Windows or Firefox OS platforms. Sounds cool right?
Alcatel did not actually revealed more details about the devices yet but confirmed that the Pixi 3 will come in four different screen size options, those are going to be a 3.5" one that supports 3G network and 4-inch, 4.5-inch and 5-inch sizes that will all support 4G LTE network, that's all for now.
Now back to the three-OS support feature, as of writing no one exactly knows how this thing is going to work in action. Does this mean there will be all three systems pre-installed in the devices and users will just need a button to switch OS whenever they want? Does this mean that consumers will be able to choose OS they want upon purchase? Or does this mean an operating system is already installed and will all depend on the availability at carrier's outlet which version with which OS at time of purchase?
According to a post on Phandroid, Alcatel mentioned that the OS' availability per device or variant will depend on the carriers that will offer the Pixi 3 smartphones. It's up to the carriers which version of the devices with which OS will be offered to their consumers. I hope that is not the case.
We will hear more about this Pixi 3 devices at this year's CES event in Las Vegas that will take place from 6th to the 9th of January.