The Alcatel JOY TAB(TM) Comes to the U.S. as an Affordable 4G LTE-Enabled Family Companion

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TCL Communication, the fourth-largest phone manufacturer in North America(1), today announced the affordable Alcatel JOY TAB. Featuring a vibrant 8-inch display, slim and lightweight design, Android(TM) 9 Pie, CloserTV(TM) video streaming capabilities, long-lasting battery and 4G LTE connectivity, the Alcatel JOY TAB is an ideal companion for you and your household. Your family will also have the information-gathering capabilities of Google Assistant(TM) and Google Lens(TM) at their fingertips. It will be available at T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile this October.

"Many families need a device that will keep them connected to every aspect of their digital life and help manage the multimedia experience for the entire household," said Eric Anderson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of TCL Communication, North America. "The Alcatel JOY TAB gives you the features your entire family wants in a lightweight and portable tablet without a premium price tag."

Search What You Speak and See
Google Assistant, a hands-free voice recognition service, comes included with Android 9 Pie on the Alcatel JOY TAB. This personal assistant is capable of managing hundreds of tasks and services, all of which are easily accessible by just asking. Google Assistant can now help you get things done and find answers about a wide range of things, such as the day's news, the weather, sports scores or traffic conditions.

Google Lens turns your camera into a learning tool that can search Google for most anything you take a picture of. Learn more about that prominent landmark you're curious about, translate a sign in another language, or find the name of that flower you pass by every day through an image search.

Closer to Your Entertainment
Acting as a one-stop shop for video streaming, CloserTV gathers all of your favorite streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, cable and satellite TV, all in one place. Simply log in to your favorite providers, search for the titles you want to watch, and view available content across all your services through the Alcatel-exclusive app. You can cast your favorite show onto your smart TV or view it directly on your tablet, and the JOY TAB comes equipped with a built-in infrared (IR) blaster which turns your tablet into a remote control for your TV.

The Alcatel JOY TAB is powered by a 4,080mAh battery, capable of providing 8.5 hours of video streaming over Wi-Fi or 8 hours over LTE, so your tablet can keep up with uninterrupted streaming, reading, and gaming.

Safe on the Eyes
The Alcatel JOY TAB also comes with a blue light filter called Night Light. By reducing blue light, Night Light helps to relieve visual fatigue and offers optimized brightness and tonality in the most extreme lighting conditions, at day and night.

The Alcatel JOY TAB will be available as a T-Mobile exclusive at stores and online in October with availability at Metro by T-Mobile later to follow. For more information on all of Alcatel's latest smartphone and other mobile devices, please visit

About TCL Communication
TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services worldwide through a comprehensive, multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry branded products. Additionally, TCL Communication is the brand owner, R&D developer and manufacturing partner of Palm branded devices. The company's products are sold in more than 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its own manufacturing in China as well as global R&D centers. For more information, please visit

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication.

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(1) Based on IDC Mobile Phone Tracker - Q1 2019

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