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Virgin Mobile USA announces X-tc from Kyocera Wireless
Posted: 16-Mar-2009 [Source: Virgin Mobile USA]

[Virgin Mobile USA set to debut the Kyocera X-tc equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keypad, 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth and Micro SD card.]

Warren, NY and San Diego, CA -- Messaging on your cell phone will be getting a lot more exciting with the launch of Virgin Mobile USA's X-tc from Kyocera Wireless. The phone is equipped with a sleek, slide-out QWERTY keypad that's perfect for text fiends and fans. The answer to all your messaging needs, the X-tc keeps you connected with full messaging capabilities including IM and email support. The device will retail for $99.99 without an annual contract and will be rolling out to retail stores in April. The X-tc is scheduled to go on sale online at virginmobileusa.com on April 6.

-- X-tc is available without an annual contract on both Pay As You Go and Monthly Plans

-- Messaging lovers can combine Virgin Mobile USA's Monthly Plans, starting at $24.99 with $10 Unlimited Messaging (TXT, PIC, IM, and E-mail) Packs

-- All plans without annual contracts include 7 p.m. Nights & Weekends

X-tc is More Than Just For Messaging

-- Boasts 1.3 MP camera, with a large 2.4" TFT QVGA screen, Stereo Bluetooth® and Micro SD card slot for memory cards up to 8GB

-- Room for 500 contacts and voice recognition to call them

-- Music Player with dedicated music keys and playlist management

-- Messaging support includes SMS, MMS, photos and IM

-- Predictive text input for rapid key entry

-- Web browsing capability with direct links to key social networking sites

"Our five million plus customers just sent and received 1.1 billion messages in December! Messaging is immensely popular among our customer base, so this is one more device to add to the wide selection of sleek and affordable handsets for which Virgin Mobile USA is known," said Matias Monges, Vice President, Mobile Devices, Virgin Mobile USA.

"Kyocera and Virgin Mobile USA have experienced great success pioneering the affordable texting device category and X-tc continues that trend as our third-generation text-centric handset," said Eric Anderson, Vice President of Global Sales, Kyocera Wireless Corp. "We acquired tremendous experience with the very popular Switch Back and Wild Card products for Virgin Mobile USA and we've taken that education to the next level with a more powerful and consumer friendly wireless handset. We believe Virgin Mobile customers will love it."

Virgin Mobile USA expects to release Jax, a new entry-level handset, at retail and online in early April as well.

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