Alcatel Pixi 3 Smartphone with WP, Android, or Firefox OS options, to be showcased at CES 2015

by Chetan Bhawani 6

Alcatel Pixi 3 Smartphone

We’ve seen rare projects about smartphones with dual-boot between Android and Chrome/Windows Phones, and none of them really could make it into reality, one of them very promising but not getting the funds expected by the startup. Finally, Alcatel, the brand recently hitting the news for acquiring the Palm brand, has announced a Pixi smartphone with a unique feature: compatibility to run three operating systems – Android, Windows Phone and Firefox OS.

Don’t get tricked here, as the smartphone will not be booting into different operating systems as we discussed above but the Pixi 3 will be coming with the same hardware but the user has the choice to go with the variant running the OS they need. You are getting a total of 12 devices to choose from, mathematically, as there are variants with screen size 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0-inch and each of them can run Android, Windows Phone or Firefox OS.

Alcatel is clearly not looking to combat the top-tier devices, as the specs aren’t going to be impressive, but the giving the users a lot of options is what might attract the users, to choose what they need with an affordable pricing. The little difference between the devices based on screen size, is that the 3.5-inch device supports only 3G connectivity, while the three other ones with larger screens support both 3G and 4G LTE connectivity.

Keeping the underlying hardware the same, Alcatel is taking some risk as not all the three operating systems might run the same with the internal specs, but it is too early to comment. We’ll be checking this out for sure at the CES 2015 floor, and let you know what Alcatel has in plans for this special kind of smartphone series, the Pixi 3.

Chetan Bhawani

Chetan Bhawani is a dentist, a tech blogger and a passionate writer in the field of technology. He keeps himself connected to the web for the entire day, of course except when he's dozed off! Add +Chetan Bhawani on Google Plus for more!

  • Shanky Yadav

    Well I am too impressed by Alcatel, providing people’s a choice to choose the operating system they want and love except of proving one operating system, I will go for Windows because I would love to use a Windows phone under low price than Android which eats lots of ram to run, people like me have now a choice to choose and show off. This CES Alcatel have decided to do different from others ( I think).

  • vivek ganeriwal

    i was wondering if it comes with three os run on same time how wonderful it can be hope in future it can come though its exciting waiting for more in ces 🙂

  • Very impressive showcase from alcatel. Naturally I would lean towards the Android variant and a bigger display since Alcatel would run much better with the Android OS and I trust it more.Its really cool to implement a dual boot feature to appeal to all users and I would like to see more phones with multiple OS capability!

  • Suraj Racharla

    Wow thats really amazing!!! Now people have choice into which operating system they want to use and i have some questions about this. What if you download a game from the google play store and then switch to the windows operating system. Would the game still be available to play. If yes then people you like windows operating system more then android this is good news. Windows should look upon this strategy and offer Android and Windows in their phones now. With this you are able to keep the people who like windows and gain more people who want to use Android.

  • Jugal Mudoi

    That’s one of the most interesting and amazing topic.. and it’s now going to be a reality and by revealing this Alcatel would descend upon the era of new phone technology. I’m happy that someone atleast started this and hope it would be more usable when more brands will start to implement it in their phones. With the same hardware and other specs we have choices to choose one of three os…to me that’s a pretty cool thing to hear and I hope each of the os will run smoothly. But excitedly waiting to hear the actual benefit of having such capability in a phone in your words once they reveal it in CES 2015.

  • Its funny how android windows dual boot is the most realistic image for the future of db smartphones. When someone proposes an android apple dual boot it seems to be a joke that isn’t taken seriously. Nonetheless this is a great interesting step forward and I hope to see more in the future!