Virgin Mobile launches a stylish slider handset
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Virgin Mobile launches a stylish slider handset

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 11:50 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Virgin Mobile launches a stylish slider handset
Bangalore: Virgin Mobile, a youth focused mobile service brand in India, today announced the launch of its ultra stylish slider handset, vGlide, with 65k color and 1.8 inch large screen, FM radio, in a unique Paprika Red color with soft touch finish at a price point of just 2399.

The phone's features include access to Vbytes - Virgin Mobile's data portal, from where one can download wallpapers, ring tones, games, Tring Tunes (Virgin Mobile's ringback tones), games, speaker phone coupled with the travel charger and stereo headset that provide an enriching mobile experience. The phone comes with lifetime validity and a starter user kit worth 499 that offers prepaid connection, lifetime incoming validity, 499 free local minutes and 499 free local SMSes valid for 60 days.

Announcing the vGlide phone in India, M A Madhusudan, CEO, Virgin Mobile India, said, "Mobile phone is a lifestyle device for youth and has become an extension of their personality and entertainment requirements. Keeping this in mind, we have introduced vGlide, the first CDMA handset in India with the slider form factor in the sub 2,500 category. Besides offering the most wanted 'sliding feature' vGlide is stylish, matches the attitudinal needs of youth, is feature rich, and affordable."

To appeal to the youth segment, Virgin Mobile handsets have been designed to present a blend of competitive pricing, style and features. Besides the bundled offers on handsets such as vKewl and vTrendy, Virgin Mobile has recently introduced vDesire, vBond and vRage into the market.

vDesire is a slim, measuring just 11.5 mm, stylish, chrome finished mobile device and is endowed with 1000 SMS storage capability and supports a large internal phone book with 500 X 5 entries. The phone comes with an attractive 65K color screen, FM Radio, Stereo headset, Speaker phone, Prepaid connection and Lifetime Validity at a price point of just 1,699.

vRage is available in the market at a bundle price of 1699 including a 499 starter user kit, Life time Validity,499 local outgoing minutes and 500 local SMSes. All Virgin Mobile phones are color and stereo FM enabled.

vBond is a phone that comes loaded with 0.3 megapixel camera, 262k color screen, a speaker phone and can be used as a modem. It allows net surfers to get back up to 900 spread over 3 months and this amount can be utilized by users to make Virgin Mobile to Virgin Mobile calls. The phone is priced at 2799 and comes with lifetime validity and start user kit worth 499.

vKewl has features like video recording, 1.3 mega pixel camera, MP3 player, FM radio and is loaded with MMS, speakers and headset. All this is available with lifetime incoming and prepaid connection for just 3,499.

vTrendy is a combination of an extremely stylish color screen phone loaded with FM Radio. This is available at an attractive price of 1,499 and comes bundled with lifetime validity recharge and a starter user kit.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: there have MP3 Player in Rs.2399 set.
Posted by:Anupam Ghosh - 17 Apr, 2009
If there have Mp3 player,i will buy that set.
Anupam Ghosh Replied to: Anupam Ghosh - 17 Apr, 2009