Virgin Mobile USA announces Samsung Slash

Ah, low-end models. What mobile phone manufacturer would exist without these? It is these kinds of phones that demand most attention some of the time, simply because they are easy to use and affordable. Virgin Mobile is out to attract more users to its service thanks to a new handset that’s a collaboration with Samsung. It’s a little sliding wonder called the Samsung Slash.

The Samsung Slash has features that won’t be enough to impress most people, but it would serve first time phone users just right. It’s no slouch on multimedia, as it has two pre-loaded games from Superscape and Gameloft, and carries a VGA camera plus Bluetooth wireless technology on it too. And aren’t those features what mobile phones should be all about?

Samsung Slash from Virgin Mobile

OK, not really, but the Samsung Slash good phone nonetheless. Here are some of its key assets:

  • Built-in speakerphone and voice-activated dialing
  • 499-entry phonebook
  • Autotext SMS feature
  • Pre-loaded enhanced Spanish-language user interface
  • Measures 3.8″ by 1.8″ by 0.7″ and weighs only 3 ounces
  • 3.5 hours talk time, 170 hours standby time

Now as you can clearly see, the Virgin Mobile Samsung Slash stuck it out with the basics, but because that means it has a very affordable price, that’s a good thing. The launch is presumably close so spend some time getting to know the handset more via Virgin Mobile’s web site. I might even do so myself in a minute. I’ll be scouting for some pricing details as well, while I’m at it, so stay tuned.

Author: David Gonzales

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