ALCATEL ONE TOUCH today announced the availability of the ONE TOUCH Shockwave, the perfect device for consumers seeking a durable smartphone that provides dependable connectivity to social networking and easy access to multimedia. With built-in durability features including shock resistant casing, super tough Dragontrail tempered glass and water resistant housing, the device provides protection without the added bulk of a case. The phone is currently available through U.S. Cellular online and in stores starting October 23 for $49.99 with a smartphone compatible plan.

Today’s on-the-go customer doesn’t want to compromise looks and performance for durability,” said Reza Sadr, Carrier Sales Director at ALCATEL ONE TOUCH. “The ONE TOUCH Shockwave provides a tough exterior in a low profile case and provides quick-access tools for social media, productivity and entertainment.”

The ONE TOUCH Shockwave is part of the unique ALCATEL ONE TOUCH phones designed to provide customers with simple, different and smarter mobile lifestyle products.
The ONE TOUCH Shockwave comes equipped with productivity apps, advanced email, texting and IM as well as popular social networking and music apps.  It features an integrated Traffic Manager that monitors data and calling usage, warning the user when they are approaching their monthly limits. The ONE TOUCH Shockwave operates on the Android 2.3 platform, is Wi-Fi enabled and has an 800MHz processor, 3.5″ HVGA capacitive touchscreen display, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. The phone’s anti-slip finishes and materials are scratch and ding resistant, while the sealed housing design and rubber port covers resist dirt and water intrusion.

ALCATEL ONE TOUCH has been successful in global markets such as Europe and Latin America.  Currently ranked #7 in worldwide shipments of mobile devices (Published by ABI Research), the company has become the fastest growing OEM in the US, with devices launched at every major retailer and operating on most service operators in the US including AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile and Tracfone.