I am not sure whether Alcatel new Sribe offering should be compared with phone tablets or smartphones. The Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy comes with a stylus, something more associated with Samsung's Note series which have created the Phablet category. One the other hand, the display is "just" 5-inches in size, which puts it more in the category of a smartphone. Given its wide 78.4 mm girth, which is all of 10% or so more than 5-inch smartphones, I think this will appeal to those looking more for a phablet.
Priced at Php8,990, the Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy looks like it will be facing rough waters. Cherry Mobile Titan and Omega HD are priced lower at, Php6,499 and Php7,990. The Omega HD is also more powerful and has a sharper display than the Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy.
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 5-inch WVGA display (480 x 800)
- 4 GB internal storage, expandable via MicroSD card
- 512 MB RAM
- 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm S4 Play processor
- Adreno GPU
- 5 MP primary camera, autofocus with LED flash
- VGA front camera
- 2500 mAh battery
All-in-all, this device would have made a decent proposition in late 2012, but is looking a bit dated relatively expensive for a Quarter 2 2013 release.