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A Windows 10 'superphone' is coming from an unexpected source

• yahoo.com

It's been a rough time if you're one of the few fans of Windows 10 smartphones.

For those of you out there, it's been slim pickings. Microsoft has its two flagship products, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, but sometimes seems as though it doesn't care that much about them. Both were an afterthought at an October event dominated by the Surface Pro 4 tablet and Surface Book laptop. In her review, CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt called the Lumia 950 a "disappointing flagship."

Now the Consumer Electronics Show here in Las Vegas brings another option: the Fierce XL with Windows 10, a budget phone from Alcatel OneTouch for $140.

The phone marks a start to Alcatel's push into Windows 10. The company is planning to build multiple Windows 10 phones this year, including a "superphone," which could potentially compete against high-end phones from Apple and Samsung, said Steve Cistulli, senior vice president of the North America region for Alcatel.


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