Alcatel Flash 2 (2015) | Key Specification
About Alcatel Flash 2
The Alcatel Flash 2 looks much more expensive than it is, thanks to its bold styling and impressive material and construction quality. It does have some nice features, especially its unencumbered software UI and solid battery life, but other aspects are disappointing. The cameras, which Alcatel touts as a major feature, were far less capable than competing phones at this price. The Flash 2 doesn’t break any new ground but is a decent choice for those who prioritize style.
France’s second-largest company in terms of market capitalization (after France Telecom), Alcatel S.A., formerly known as Alcatel Alsthom Compagnie Générale d’Electricité, has transformed itself into a telecommunications solutions provider for the 21st century. Led by Serge Tchuruk, former head of French petroleum powerhouse TotalFina Elf, Alcatel has shed much of its traditional industrial base to make increasing inroads in the worldwide mobile and fixed telephony market, with a focus on ATM equipment and network integration, as well as a mobile telephone manufacturing operation that places it as the number three producer (behind Nokia and Ericsson) of mobile telephone handsets in Europe. Yet it is the North American telecommunications market–worth about 60 percent of the world’s market–that is receiving most of Alcatel’s attention, as the company rushes to build a position to enable it to compete head-to-head with U.S. industry giants Cisco and Lucent. Toward this end, Alcatel took a huge step when it acquired Canada’s New bridge Networks in a deal worth more than US$7 billion in early 2000. That purchase completed a two-year US$16 billion spending spree–begun with the US$4 billion purchase of DSC Communications in 1998–that has allowed Alcatel to build a manufacturer and service network capable of providing turnkey network and telecommunications systems. In addition to its fiber optics capacity, a segment in which the company holds worldwide leadership, Alcatel is also the North American leader in supplying DSL (digital subscriber line, for high-speed Internet access) equipment