Alcatel One Touch Shockwave announced for US Cellular

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The Alcatel One Touch Shockwave will probably not win any awards for being a high-spec’d device, however given the rugged design we suspect it could be a good match for more than a few. You know, the ones that are either working in a field like construction or the ones that are frequently dropping their phones. That being said, the handset has been announced for US Cellular and the availability will begin today, October 23.

The phone will set you back $49.99 on a two-year agreement and those interested will be able to make the purchase either online or at a US Cellular retail store.

The price and release date aside, the One Touch Shockwave will arrive running Android 2.3 Gingerbread along with specs to include a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display, an 800MHz processor and 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera. In addition, the handset will have an anti-slip finish and a casing that is scratch and ding resistant as well as waterproof.

“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.”<

Finally, the handset will have some pre-loaded apps to include some for productivity, “advanced” email, texting and IM. Those making the purchase can also expect to find some social networking and music apps along with one called Traffic Manager, which as the name would imply — will monitor your data and calling usage and send a warning when you are approaching your monthly allowance.

Via [PR Newswire]

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