Huawei already has its own online store in the US, through which it sells the Ascend Mate 2 in unlocked form along with a bunch of accessories. And now fellow Chinese company TCL has created a virtual storefront of its own, for the Alcatel brand. Unlike Huawei, though, Alcatel also lists those devices that it has customized for carriers.
So if you’re in the US, you can now order Alcatel devices straight from their maker. The store is clearly a move meant to make the Alcatel brand more well known in the US. Its French origins mean it has a good deal of notoriety in Europe, but not so much across the pond.
Alcatel’s US store is powered by Amazon, which means you can get Prime benefits if you’re subscribed to that. The brand already has an online presence in a few countries in Europe, which it plans to expand later this year. By the end of March, we should also see an Alcatel store in Canada.
Up for grabs over at the company’s US establishment are accessories (device covers, NFC tags, power banks, Bluetooth headsets, and more) but also some mobile devices too, as you’d expect.
You can get the Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+, Idol Mini, Pop C9, and Idol 2S smartphones, as well as the Pop 7 and Pop 8 tablets.
The unlocked devices are all up for pre-order at the moment, with the shipping date being January 28.