ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, a maker of affordable smartphones, today announced that its ONE TOUCH Shockwave would make its way to US Cellular. It’s a smartphone targeted at consumers looking for durable device that can handle the rigors of everyday life. It has a shock resistant casing, a damage-resistant Dragontrail tempered glass screen, and a water-resistant casing.

The phone is available through US Cellular starting today for $49.99 with a smartphone compatible plan. It is available on US Cellular’s website and at retail locations. It comes with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and preinstalled apps for productivity, email, texting, and IM.

The phone comes with Android 2.3 installed and features an 800MHz processor. While not the most powerful phone on the market by any stretch, its durability and low price-point could make it an attractive option for some consumers. The phone also features a 3.2-megapixel camera for snapping those precious memories.

The press release does not mention if the device is 4G compatible. US Cellular does have 4G data available to 31% of its customers, and they plan to have 4G data available to 58% by the end of 2012. Either way, this looks like a good phone for someone looking to break into owning a smartphone at a low price.

[via Android Central]