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Virgin Mobile unveils the LG Optimus and HTC Wildfire S
Posted: 02-Oct-2011 [Source: Virgin Mobile]

[Virgin Mobile announces two new Android handsets - the LT Optimus Slider and the HTC Wildfire S. The company has also postponed until next year a recent decision to throttle back network speeds when customers reach 2.5GB of data usage within a monthly billing cycle.]

Warren, NJ -- LG Optimus

Virgin Mobile USA expands its Android™-powered smartphone lineup with the upcoming availability of LG® Optimus™ Slider, providing a new smartphone option with an easy-to-use slide out keyboard. Perfect for the heavy social networker, LG Optimus Slider will be available Oct. 17 at www.virginmobileusa.com for $199.99. The smartphone will be available Oct. 31 in Best Buy and RadioShack stores; Nov. 6 at Target; and Nov. 13 in Sprint Stores.

LG Optimus Slider is the second generation of the popular LG Optimus V™, which launched in early 2011 and is currently available at www.virginmobileusa.com for $149.99. It remains one of the most popular smartphones on Virgin Mobile USA.

LG Optimus Slider offers users:

* An easy to use 3.2-inch touchscreen with a slide out QWERTY keyboard and bright screen

* Enjoy all of the apps in the constantly growing Android Market with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

* Surf the Web and run apps on the Nationwide 3G Sprint Network

* MicroSD support (?32GB) and a 3.2MP camera

* Bluetooth® 3.0

LG Optimus Slider comes preloaded with Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 social networking lifestyle application used to access the Virgin Mobile branded music stream, hosted by DJ Abbey Braden. The app also provides users of Android-powered devices free access to live music performance videos and "check in" features at special events. All status updates made using the app will also sync with Facebook® and Twitter®.

HTC Wildfire S

Virgin Mobile USA strengthens its Android™-powered smartphone lineup with the upcoming availability of the HTC Wildfire S™ in Silver at Best Buy® and White at RadioShack® built for consumers looking to express their personal style without a contract. The HTC Wildfire S in Silver is exclusive to Virgin Mobile. Social networkers and app users will enjoy the bright screen of the HTC Wildfire S and access to the Android Market. The HTC Wildfire S will be available Oct. 23 at Best Buy and RadioShack for $199.99.

HTC Wildfire S offers users:

* Color options of White (RadioShack) or Silver (Best Buy) * 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen * 5MP camera with flash * 3G and Wi-Fi capability * Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) * 600MHz processor * HTC Sense – HTC’s custom-built experience, which puts information most important front and center by providing further customizable widgets and applications.

HTC Wildfire S comes preloaded with the Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 social networking lifestyle application used to access the Virgin Mobile branded music stream, hosted by DJ Abbey Braden. The app also provides users of Android-powered devices free access to live music performance videos and "check in" features at special events. All status updates made using the app will also sync with Facebook® and Twitter®.

The previously announced decision to reduce throughput speeds when any Beyond Talk customer reaches 2.5GB of data usage within a current monthly cycle has been postponed to 2012.

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