In yesterday’s press release concerning the relaunching of Helio, there was a brief mention of a new handset dubbed the Shuttle but no details were included. Today we find out that the phone is really a 3G Virgin Mobile branded slider loaded with 1.3 megapixel camera, Facebook app, stereo Bluetooth and Helio’s software suite, including Buddy Beacon. The new phone could be yours for only $99 if Virgin Mobile is the cell phone service you rock.
- Founded 2005
- Overview Helio is a premium mobile service that targets multimedia services for the youth market and runs over a high-speed 3G network. Premium services include MySpace mobile, GPS-enabled Google Maps, GPS-powered Buddy Beacon and downloadable content sharing through "gifting & begging". Helio has retail stores in Santa Monica, San Diego, Palo Alto and Denver. A New York store is opening soon. Helio …
- Location Los Angeles, California
- Categories Mobile
- Website http://www.helio.com
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- Founded 2001
- Overview Virgin Mobile is a brand used by several mobile phone service providers. Each Virgin Mobile provider acts as an independent entity, usually in a partnership between Richard Branson's Virgin Group and an existing phone company. In the US Virgin Mobile uses Sprint's network.
- Location Warren, New Jersey
- Categories Telecommunications, Software, Mobile
- Website http://www.virginmobileusa.com
- Full profile for Virgin Mobile USA