Last month, I posted an article about Alcatel's first waterproof phone, the One Touch 997D ULTRA, which I think is their new flagship phone (as it is a higher unit). Here's the LINK anyway.
Just today, I saw this picture at Alcatel Mobile Philippines Facebook page:
One Touch 997D has P2i water resistant coating to keep the water from getting inside the unit. Specs include a large enough 4.3" TFT WVGA capacitive touchscreen (16M colors, 800 x 480 pixels), a dual-core 1GHz processor, 8MP autofocus camera with flash, front VGA camera, surround sound experience with SRS feature, and Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Battery capacity is at 1800 mAh
Seems like Alcatel will be releasing this phone after all. Alcatel One Touch 997D has been in Alcatel One Touch Global website for a month now and its good that it will be released here. As far as I can remember, only one brand has waterproof smartphones in the market today, Sony (acro S and go). It's good that Alcatel will be joining the roster. This will surely be perfect for people who can't keep their phones from getting wet (just kidding!).
No pricing and availability date yet but I'll keep you posted once I get the info.
UPDATE: Price is PHP11,990
By the way, here are two promotional videos from Alcatel, which I find awesome:
PRODUCT PAGE: http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/global-en/products/smartphones/one_touch_997d.html