FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teletouch Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: TLLE), a leading U.S. wireless services, cellular and consumer electronics distributor, today announced that it has entered into a comprehensive distribution agreement with Unimax Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based telecom electronics manufacturer, Unimax Communications Corporation, to sell and distribute their UMX® branded mobile handsets. Unimax is one of the fastest growing handset manufacturers in China, specializing in low cost, high quality Android®, CDMA and WCDMA handsets, including the new, ruggedized and waterproof MAXCombat and MAXArmadillo line of phones. Built to military specifications, these Android phones are fully certified for the U.S. market, and will be available for delivery Fall 2012. Teletouch has been named as a distributor for North America, with a focus on rural carrier operators and providers.
“Unimax Communications has made significant inroads launching their products into the U.S., with a number of UMX handsets approved at Tier 1 networks in North America and available for purchase beginning October 2012. UMX handsets have also already been certified and launched at a number of rural and regional carriers,” said T. A. “Kip” Hyde, Jr., President and COO of Teletouch. “Based on initial customer interest, we expect significant multi-million dollar sales growth from this product line, through our PCI Wholesale subsidiary, during the second-half of fiscal 2013.”
Dan Gannon, President of Unimax Communications, Inc. stated, “Teletouch’s long history in both retail and wholesale cellular handset sales and distribution makes them the perfect choice for us to increase our penetration and growth throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. We are pleased to work with this great team of professionals to support our continued worldwide growth.”
About Unimax Communications Corporation
Unimax Communications Corporation was founded in San Jose, California in 2008, with a related R&D center in Xi'an, China. All members of the Unimax founding team received Ph.D. degrees in the U.S. and Japan and have proven track records of industrial experience. The goal of Unimax is to build a leading 4G broadband wireless technology company, providing 4G chipsets to support both LTE and WiMAX, and manufacturing cost effective Android, CDMA and WCDMA handsets for distribution worldwide. Unimax focuses on innovation and has invested heavily in advanced research to develop its large patent portfolio.
About Teletouch Communications
For over 48 years, Teletouch has offered a comprehensive suite of wireless telecommunications solutions, including cellular, two-way radio, GPS-telemetry and wireless messaging. Today, Teletouch is a leading Authorized Services Provider and billing agent of AT&T (NYSE: T) products and services to consumers, businesses and government agencies, operating a chain of retail and authorized agent stores in North and Central Texas under its “Hawk Electronics” brand, in conjunction with its direct sales force, call center operations and various retail eCommerce websites including: www.hawkelectronics.com, www.hawkwireless.com and www.hawkexpress.com.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Progressive Concepts, Inc., Teletouch operates a national distribution business, PCI Wholesale, primarily serving Tier-1 (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint) cellular carrier agents, Tier-2, Tier-3 and rural carriers, as well as auto dealers and smaller consumer electronics retailers, with product sales and support available through www.pciwholesale.com and www.pcidropship.com, among other B2B oriented websites.
Teletouch's common stock is traded Over-The-Counter under stock symbol: TLLE. Additional information about the Teletouch family of companies can be found at www.teletouch.com.
All statements from Teletouch Communications, Inc. in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the PSLRA of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While the Company's management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto, as well as other public filings with the SEC since such date. The Company operates in a rapidly changing and competitive environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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