Virgin Mobile’s Helio Ocean 2 will debut on February 12 for $149

Shortly after officially confirming the upcoming release of Helio Ocean 2, Virgin Mobile USA has now unveiled the handset’s launch date, price and features.

Although it comes with a similar dual-sliding design, the Ocean 2 is slimmer than the first generation Ocean – which was outed about two years ago, when Helio was still an independent MVNO.

Thanks to its full QWERTY keyboard, as well as its smooth design, the Ocean 2 will probably lure many young mobile users (its launch during Britney Spears’ Circus tour should take care of that). 

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Here’s a rundown over the handset’s specs and features:

  • 2.6 inch TFT display with 240 x 320 pixels
  • 3G connectivity
  • GPS with Google Maps
  • Easy access to Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Flickr
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Media player with background mode playback
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Opera Mini
  • Mail for Microsoft Exchange
  • File Viewer with document editing capabilities
  • 3D gaming
  • 2MP camera with location tagging and video recording
  • 512MB MicroSD card included in the package

Helio Ocean 2 is offered by Virgin Mobile for $149. Customers will be able to buy it starting February 12. Initially, only a red version will be available, but a full-black one is in the works too, and it should be launched sometime later his year.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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