|Virgin Mobile Launches New Vox 8610|
Posted: 22-Mar-2004 [Source: Audiovox]
[Virgin Mobile announces the new Vox 8610 flip-phone featuring custom graphics, color screen along with new music offerings, Superphonic Ringtones and Song ID.]
Warren, NJ and Hauppauge, NY -- Virgin Mobile USA, LLC and Audiovox Communications Corporation introduce the Vox 8610 handset designed with the youth market on the brain. A sleek and compact flip phone, the Vox 8610 boasts Virgin Mobile- custom graphics, a vibrant color screen and the latest in ringtone offerings: Superphonic Ringtones.
The introduction of the Vox 8610 coincides with the launch of two new Virgin Mobile music offerings, Superphonic Ringtones and Song ID. Superphonic Ringtones crank up the dial on polyphonic ringtones, delivering actual music clips from users' favorite artists. Song ID gives Virgin Mobile users the ability to ID songs on the fly. In addition, everyone choosing the Vox 8610 will have access to all of Virgin Mobile's VirginXtras -- a host of music, entertainment and lifestyle applications -- and exclusive MTV content via the *MTV wireless portal.
Major Music Features
Music lovers really have something to celebrate with the launch of Superphonic Ringtones -- an enhanced ringtone platform with true audio reproduction of an original recording, voice or sound. With sounds that are the actual songs and voices, Superphonic Ringtones drop polyphonic ringtones in the audio dustbin alongside LPs and 8-tracks. Superphonic Ringtones cost up to $2.50 each and are available for browsing and purchase at www.virginmobileusa.com.
Song ID, powered by Musicphone, is the salvation for anyone who hears a hot track, but can't place the artist or title. Whether they're in a club or listening to the radio, all a Virgin Mobile user needs to do is dial *ID and hold their Virgin Mobile phone up to the source of the sound for 15 seconds. Virgin Mobile quickly sends back a text message with the track name and artist -- all at the price of only $1.00 per use plus airtime. The entire Song ID experience takes less than a minute and currently has name recognition for over 1.8 million tracks, a number that's growing daily. The service is expected to be available on all Virgin Mobile handsets in April
Custom built with America's youth in mind, the Vox 8610 features dual LCD displays with a main color 65K TFT 1.8" LCD display and a black and white TFT 1" LCD outer display. The phone comes with a built-in two-way speakerphone, vibrating alert, CMX 32 polyphonic ringtones and two-way short message service.
The Vox 8610 will be available through Virgin Mobile retailer partners for a MSRP of $119.99. These stores include Amazon.com, Best Buy, CompUSA, Media Play, Sam Goody, Sprint Stores, Target Stores, Wal-Mart, Virgin Megastores and select college bookstores. It's also available online 24/7 at www.virginmobileusa.com.
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