Helio Announces Launch Phones, MySpace Mobile
Feb 16, 2006, 4:59 AM by (staff)
New MVNO Helio today announced select details of its planned spring launch, including the first two phones and one of the key services. The first two phones are dubbed the Hero and the Kickflip. The Hero (previously known as the Pantech 8300) is a jet-black slide-style phone with stereo speakers. The Kickflip, made by VK Mobile, is a "pearlescent" phone with a spring-assisted swivel mechanism that opens in either direction. Both phones are CDMA EV-DO with QVGA displays, 2 megapixel cameras, 70 MB of memory, microSD memory card slots, and speakerphone. All Helio phones will come with an MP3 music player, MPEG-4 streaming video, and Mobile Flash for interactive content. Helio also announced that MySpace Mobile will debut on Helio at launch, offering rich mobile access to the MySpace community from Helio phones, including moblogging.
MediaTek Brings the Smarts with Helio P60 SoC
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
HTC's Desire Series Goes Upscale with Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle
HTC today announced the Desire 10 series, a re-imagining of its mid-range handsets. Both the Desire 10 pro and Desire 10 lifestyle feature metal designs with matte finishes and gold highlights.
Alcatel Idol 5 Offers a Premium Design for $200
Alcatel today announced the Idol 5 for Cricket Wireless. The Idol 5 is a $200 Android phone with a premium design that marries a solid metal body with a curved glass front.
Sony's Mid-Range Xperia XA1 Goes On Sale May 1 for $300
Sony today announced the XA1 will be available to purchase online starting May 1. Internet retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, BrandsMart, Fry’s, and others will offer the phone unlocked for $299.99.
Is the irony lost on everyone but me? ;)
JUST ANOTHER AMP'D
Who the faaak is really going to sign up with such company? First of all it is going to be way over-priced and second they are borrowing VWZ's EV-DO cell sites. Good luck to anyone who signs up with this piece of sh*t company.
This is just another attempt to get a piece of the cell phone industry pie. It's just another Amp'd.
Remember that the folks with this service are going to be able to do more frequent equipment upgrades as a part of their ...
MYSPACE IS TAKING OVER THE WORLD!!!
Verizon Network Overload?
Kick Flip Bluetooth???
1) Will it have the A2DP bluetooth profile?
2) Will it be out in time for my NE2, which comes due April 1?
If so, I think I'll have to get it. If not, I think I'll have to get the Q.
Also note that this is a Helio phone, not Verizon.
This is one area where the Japanese manufacturers have definitely been pushing the envelope - screen sizes on average are 2.4" with many 2.6" ones on the way, all while keeping form factors very manageable.
As Helio is supposed to push it when it comes to content, I'm hoping that they'll get some 2.4" screens on this side of the pond.
it seems that it may be, but they changed a few things physically. I'm more interested in finding out if the kickflip still has the tv-out
I think I'll be waiting for the Helios SLIM Samsung phone.
While using the pentech 8300
i've been using it for just one year now..
The camera on it .. is so awsome..even tho it says 2.0 mega, seems more better .. very durable phone, dropped it so many times..
but still hasn't given me a problem
i've been using it though verizon, other then
the internet.. it works so fine.
i have mp3/music video/ect..
the memory slot can be maxed with 1gig tranflash card.
out of 10 i give it 9 ..
pentech 8300 is now old news
after that pentech 8400 came out then 8500
8600 then 8700 , then u110 and u100
so 6 models came out after the 8300
u100 has the 5.0 megapixal cam
and u110 has 1gig internal memeory..
and 2.0 megapixal.
well hope other people can use the 830...
the korean version on this phone has
3d games.. very good quality games.almost
like playstation one
Also last I heard, Helio wanted to use both Sprint's and Verizon's networks, hopping between both - not sure if they're going to go through with that though.