Virgin Mobile Launching Second Cameraphone
Sep 14, 2005, 2:04 PM by (staff)
Virgin Mobile USA will launch their second cameraphone this month. The Snapper is based on the UT Starcom 8915 and features a VGA camera, LED flash, speakerphone and large color screen. It is fully compatible with Virgin XL content and ringtones and is also Virgin's first phone to feature an AOL Instant Messenger client. The Snapper will be available later this month for $150.
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