This really is either a terrible logical conclusion towards the recent trend of larger and larger phones, or Alcatel has an obsession using the old Xzibit meme. (Yo dawg, we heard you wish phones, so we're giving your phone it is own phone.) The Pop Mega is really a 6-inch Android phablet from Alcatel coming to Tracfone's prepaid Straight Talk next month, however the most interesting might be what else comes inside the box.
Included using the Pop Mega is really a device popularly known as Buddy, which looks such as a feature phone from about 10 in the past, but it surely connects towards the Pop Mega via Bluetooth. The Buddy can serve double duty by allowing you to possess a much smaller device pressed within your head for telephone calls, and likewise to offload a little bit of battery usage every now and then. The Buddy will surely be inside the box using the Pop Mega, which should cost users $249 total. That is a far better deal compared to the old HTC Mini+, which has been an identical device that cost $100 by itself (though the Mini+ was much prettier).
Along with the 6-inch Pop Mega, Alcatel will even have 4-inch and 5-inch Pop phones for Tracfone available next month. All of these are starter phones for those that just need a smartphone whatever the features. Alcatel Pop Mega's 6-inch screen is simply 960 x 540, and also the 4-inch Pop Star ($149) is really a sad 800×480. They do include LTE though, so that is nice. No word upon the name or price from the 5-inch model, but we'd assume it may be $200 to slide in involving the Mega and also the Star.
But, the actual question of all of this is whether or not we should expect more phablets or cell-enabled tablets to include companion phones. It may not be quite bad to possess a 7-inch tablet having a companion phone.