Aug 18, 2007

New Phones for Virgin Mobile USA

With Virgin Mobile being my favorite carrier, I get excited when they present the public with new and better(hopefully) phones. Here are 4 new phones that are rumored to be coming out before the end of the year.

The Aloha is already being sold in the few Virgin Megastores for about $35. It will begin selling online reportedly by September. It's just your basic entry-level flip phone. Even though there are no bells and whistles, no cam, and no outside display it is a nice looking phone. This is the first phone by LG on Virgin Mobile USA, and hopefully the quality will be better than some of the Kyoceras that have came out on VM. The branding looks nice compared to most VM phones because the colors actually match the phone.

Super Slice (predecessor to the Slice)
The Super Slice is the predecessor to the original UTStarcom Slice. I personally love the original slice because it is so small and thin an it is perfect for what I need it for, making calls and text messaging. The only drawback to the original slice is that the keys were somewhat small and if you don't have smaller hands it would be difficult to use it. To improve this, the keypad on the Super Slice is raised. It will also be the first VM phone to have bluetooth. Another improvement to the original Slice, the Super Slice has a VGA camera...making it even sweeter, now let's hope it will come in red too! The Super Slice will go on sale in September.

Switch_Back II (not sure if this is the official name yet)

I don't know exactly when this one will be released but supposedly before the end of the year. It is the predecessor to the Switch_Back. It is the Kyocera M1000 or "Lingo," but VM usually changes the names of their phones. I don't know the details of it yet but it most surely will improve on the original Switch_Back.

Hello Moto

I don't know what the name of this one will be either, but it's the first Motorola phone coming to VM. It is also reported to have bluetooth and a VGA camera. Motorola fans would be pleased because it's similar to their ever popular RAZR's and KRZR. Also reported to be coming out before the end of the year.

...Now if we could only convince VM to allow us to download some DECENT(and possibly our own!) ringtones and graphics to our new selection of phones.

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