Alcatel is already front-runner for Stupidest Name at this year’s Mobile World Congress thanks to the One Touch Idol X. Some people actually sat around a table and thought that was a good idea. Sigh.
Not quite as bad is the Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy (Shepherd of Judea), and its more muscular and already-launched brother the One Touch Scribe HD (we’ll maybe let them away with that one).
Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy specs include a 5in WVGA display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 2,500mAh battery, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).
The Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD is kinda similar, but with a 5in 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.2).
Storage weighs in at a decidedly modest 4GB, but you’ll be able to expand on that – thank Moses – via the microSD slot.
There’s also the Smart Cover-esque Magic Flip case, with a Galaxy Note-style stylus. Another slightly odd feature is the display's resistance to… oil?
Prices for the Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and One Touch Scribe HD have yet to be confirmed, but you’re looking at March for the former, and April for the latter.