Windows 10 finds a new smartphone ally: Alcatel OneTouch

OneTouchAlcatel OneTouch has Microsoft’s back.

The Chinese company known for its low-cost phones will make a smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows 10 software, which launched just over a month ago on PCs and tablets. It plans to unveil a Windows 10 smartphone before year’s end, Steve Cistulli, Alcatel OneTouch’s senior vice president for North America, said in an interview here Thursday at the CTIA wireless trade show.

“We are very supportive of the Windows ecosystem,” Cistulli said.

Cistulli’s confirmation comes on the heels of a leak about a purported Windows 10 smartphone from Alcatel OneTouch. Details of the device, dubbed the Fierce XL, emerged from tech leaker Evan Blass, who posts on Twitter under the handle Evleaks. Cistulli declined to comment on the leak.