INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brightpoint, Inc.
("BrightPoint") (Nasdaq:CELL), a global leader in providing device
lifecycle services to the wireless industry, today announced that its
subsidiary, Brightpoint North America L.P. ("BrightPoint Americas"),
has entered into a distribution agreement with TCT Mobile Multinational
Limited, a subsidiary of TCL Communications. Under the terms of the
agreement, BrightPoint Americas will provide distribution services to
CDMA regional carriers and the ACG group to support the delivery of
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH branded wireless devices including Android and full
qwerty smartphones to retailers and customers throughout the United
"The agreement is an opportunity for two world-class companies to
broadly distribute ALCATEL ONE TOUCH products throughout the United
States," said Rayford Higginbotham, Executive Director - North America,
TCT Mobile. "We are committed to delivering cutting edge, innovative
products for North America. Our agreement with BrightPoint enables us
to offer our customers a deep portfolio of connected devices. And being
able to serve the ACG operators is a great compliment to our GSM
"Accessing the latest technology is critical in the world today, and
TCT Mobile believes in bringing more choice and more value to
end-consumers," stated J. Mark Howell, BrightPoint's President
Americas. "BrightPoint Americas is focused on bringing world-class
products to retailers and customers throughout the United States, and
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH wireless devices will be an excellent addition to our
About ALCATEL ONE TOUCH
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH(R) designs, develops, and markets globally a growing
range of mobile and internet products designed to be as individual as
the people who use them. One of 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 companies in
the world. For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.com.
About Brightpoint, Inc.
Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in providing device
lifecycle services to the wireless industry. In 2011, BrightPoint
handled more than 112 million wireless devices globally. BrightPoint's
5 key service areas -- Plan, Market, Customize, Move, Recover, offer
over 110 innovative services, such as distribution channel management,
procurement, inventory management, reverse logistics and repair
services, software loading, kitting and customized packaging,
fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other
outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers' IT
systems and operations. BrightPoint's effective and efficient platform
allows its customers to benefit from rapidly deployed, flexible and
cost effective solutions. BrightPoint has more than 4,000 employees, as
well as a significant number of temporary staff, and a global footprint
covering more than 35 countries, including 13 Latin American countries
through its investment in Intcomex, Inc. In 2011, BrightPoint generated
revenue of $5.2 billion, from customers in over 75 countries.
BrightPoint provides distribution and customized services through over
100,000 points-of-sale and to over 25,000 B2B customers worldwide.
Additional information about BrightPoint can be found on its website at
www.BrightPoint.com, or by calling its toll-free Information and
Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).
CONTACT: Brightpoint, Inc.