Mysto from Helio drops today, sort of

Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we’re going to have to on this particular occasion. The Mysto from Helio, which is keeping up with surf-related theme (I obviously dig that. Mysto is a ultra secret spot that no one else knows about and some may consider a myth), was outed by us a few weeks ago and we just caught wind that it’s hitting the market today. It’s not being widely released, though. Mysto is launching in the Korean American market today under the “Helio powered by SK Telecom” brand.

But don’t worry because those of you residing in the NYC or Santa Monica area will get first dibs on one starting December 26th. You won’t find any demos and you have to tell them a secret password to get one from “behind the counter”. Like we told you before, Mysto is going to retail for $149. Oh yeah, about that password. Just tell the Helio employees CrunchGear sent you. If you don’t live reasonably close to either of these Helio stores then you’ll have to wait till next month. But we’re taking orders so just send us your CC info and we’ll get that right out to you. Heh.

Spec wise, the Mysto loses the 3.2-megapixel camera with AF that’s found on the GSM version, u600. You’ll find a 2-megapixel camera sans AF and a microSD slot and some haptic touch controls.

Look for an unboxing sometime today.