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Unreleased (and now cancelled) Helio-branded Samsung F400 captured on camera

Long before Virgin Mobile acquired Helio, we started hearing whispers that the Samsung F400 was destined for the carrier’s lineup. With its vertically dual-sliding design featuring a number pad

Unreleased (and now cancelled) Helio-branded Samsung F400 captured on camera

Long before Virgin Mobile acquired Helio, we started hearing whispers that the Samsung F400 was destined for the carrier’s lineup. With its vertically dual-sliding design featuring a number pad

The history of the Easter Egg hidden within the Helio Connect press image

When I clicked my way through to the image attached to this morning’s Helio Connect press announcement, I couldn’t help but laugh. Not because I find social news site aggregators inherentl

Helio Ocean II (Oz2) gets the FCC photo treatment

Now that the Ocean 2 has slipped back until January of ’09 at the earliest, we’ve cruised right by the September confidentiality date of the original FCC filing back in March. As a result,

Helio Ocean II (Oz2) gets the FCC photo treatment

Now that the Ocean 2 has slipped back until January of ’09 at the earliest, we’ve cruised right by the September confidentiality date of the original FCC filing back in March. As a result,

No Ocean 2 until 2009 — too little too late?

Already blue-faced from holding your breath for Oz 2? You might just go purple before you’ve got one in your hands. According to Jayne Wallace, spokeswoman for Virgin Mobile, we won’t be s

The Shuttle from Virgin Mobile blasts off today

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

Helio is back and powered by Virgin Mobile

Helio always had pimp-ass mobile phones and it was kind of sad watching them slowly die, still clenching some of the best handsets in the States. Virgin Mobile picked up the struggling service provide

Find the fun around you with buzzd on Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile USA today announced that they had sealed the deal to bring buzzd’s location-based services directly to the WAP deck of all VirMo handsets. buzzd uses your location to find local ha

Virgin Mobile/Helio merger starts wrapping up

As part of the $39 million dollar merger agreement between Virgin Mobile USA and Helio back in June, Helio is contractually obligated to cut down their costs by around 70 percent. According to Virgin

Virgin Mobile grows up

Virgin Mobile, which recently announced plans to acquire Helio, continues to mature while mostly avoiding growing pains. With 5.1 million customers and well over a billion dollars in revenue last year

Helio posts Virgin Mobile acquisition Q&A

Oh, how I shall miss Helio . In light of this morning’s long expected announcement that Virgin Mobile had purchased Helio, a Q&A has gone up to answer some of the more pressing questions. It

The Tick Tock: What we know about the Virgin Mobile and Helio merger [Update]

Rumors surrounding the possible merger and/or acquisition between Virgin Mobile and Helio began surfacing in May. Shortly after this rumor circulated around the Web we learned that Helio’s Chairman

Helio Hangs it Up

Virgin Mobile purchased Helio today for $39 million in equity. Helio is a small MVNO that made its name by selling powerful and high-end telephones aimed at technophiles and, thanks to an investment b

Live: Virgin Mobile/Helio conference call

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/19220Free video streaming by Ustream The call starts at 11am eastern, 8am Pacific. Listen in live as Virgin and Helio describe their new partnership.

Virgin Mobile acquires Helio for $39 million

Here’s the press release for now. There will be a conference call at 11am EDT that I will broadcast here live. More as we get it. WARREN, N.J., June 27, 2008 – Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. (NYSE: V

Virgin Mobile acquires Helio for $39 million

Here’s the press release for now. There will be a conference call at 11am EDT that I will broadcast on CrunchGear live. More as we get it. WARREN, N.J., June 27, 2008 – Virgin Mobile USA, Inc.

Virgin Mobile to acquire Helio, says FT

Let’s be honest. We’ve seen this coming for more than a month now and the Financial Times is reporting that VM and Helio could announce sometime this week that the two MVNOs will merge leaving SK

Helio Ocean 2 in the wild

It seems a video of the Ocean 2 was up last night, but that’s clearly not the case now since we can only provide a screen shot. Not a whole lot to glean from the Heliocity message board, but it

Helio's Ocean 2 surfaces?

Those of us here at CrunchGear who use Helio’s excellent Ocean (which is most of us) are thrilled up at the prospect of the rumored Ocean 2, or OZ2, which is purportedly set to drop on or around
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