LAS VEGAS -- Smartphone maker Alcatel is diving into the trend of extralarge smartphones with its Alcatel Pop C9, a 5.5-inch Android 4.2 handset it introduced at CES.
Design-wise, the Pop C9 is fairly slim with rounded corners, and with a shape reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S3. Seen together, the range of rich colors absolutely gleams: Bluish Black, Cherry Red, Hot Pink, Fresh Turquoise, and Full White.
The phones are cheery, but build quality wasn't a priority for the budget-seeker's handset. At 6.7 ounces, the C9 sounds heavier than it felt in my hand, … Read more