NEW YORK, December 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Leading mobile phone manufacturer is now shipping its ALCATEL ONE TOUCH handsets with the popular OANDA Android Currency Converter mobile app
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, one of the world's top ten phone manufacturers, has chosen to preload its Android smartphones with a co-branded version of the Android Currency Converter mobile app developed by OANDA Corporation, a provider of innovative mobile and online currency applications, data, and custom solutions.
"Currency conversion utilities are one of the top financial apps that mobile users download to their devices, because they're useful in many situations-for example when traveling, tracking foreign expenses, or online shopping," said Dr George Guo, CEO of TCL Communication Technology, which uses ALCATEL ONE TOUCH as one of its brands. "We aim to expand our smart phone product portfolio with advance feature to satisfy customer needs. We want customers to have a useful suite of mobile apps at their fingertips from the moment they activate their ALCATEL ONE TOUCH phones."
Dr Guo added, "OANDA is a leader in the foreign exchange industry and has a reputation for providing innovative applications based on quality data. We liked the fact that their mobile currency converter app has been downloaded almost 1.5 million times in 2011, and that the Android version includes a widget that can be installed to display a handy 'cheat sheet' of rates, updated daily, on a phone's home screen."
"Mobile development is a key focus for OANDA, given the increasingly mobile world we live in and the related demand for mobile solutions to read, share, and otherwise interact with information," said Michael Stumm, CEO, OANDA Corporation. "Our partnership with ALCATEL ONE TOUCH is an opportunity to reach its smartphone users with a custom-branded version of our Android currency converter. Our app gives them immediate access to the same daily, filtered exchange rates used by global banks and auditing firms."
OANDA also has mobile Currency Converter apps for iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, Symbian, and J2ME enabled devices.
About ALCATEL ONE TOUCH
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and internet products designed to be as individual as the people who use them. Currently the fastest growing of the world's top ten mobile phone manufacturers, ALCATEL ONE TOUCH makes access to today's mobile lifestyle simple by offering colorful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most at prices they can afford. ALCATEL ONE TOUCH is a brand of TCL Communication, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics. For more information: http://www.alcatelonetouch.com.
OANDA Corporation has transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to forex trading. The company's online trading platform, fxTrade, introduced a number of firsts to the marketplace, including immediate execution; trades and accounts of any size; 24/7 trading; and interest calculated by the second, eliminating the need for rollover swaps. OANDA was the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information, and today the company's OANDA Rate® data is the benchmark for corporations, tax authorities, auditing firms, and central banks. OANDA also offers global currency transfers through a fast, efficient, automated platform at ultra-competitive prices.
OANDA Corporation has eight offices worldwide, in Chicago, Dubai, London, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zurich. The company is regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA); the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS); the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA); the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC); the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of the UK; and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA).
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