Virgin Mobile JukeB runs Android Gingerbread, has full QWERTY keyboard
Virgin Mobile is getting ready to introduce a new Android smartphone, reportedly named “JukeB” – possibly coming from jukebox, although I can’t discover the music-related capabilities of the handset.
Manufactured by TCT Mobile (the Chinese company that currently makes Alcatel phones), the Virgin Mobile JukeB runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and features a full QWERTY keyboard, QVGA display, Bluetooth, a camera on the back, and a 1,300 mAh battery. The handset measures 119 x 58 x 12.43 mm, weighs 122 grams, and looks like this:
According to the Bluetooth SIG, the JukeB should be out in “North America” sometime soon, so both Virgin Mobile USA and Virgin Mobile Canada could launch it. It could become the first Gingerbread smartphone to be sold by Virgin USA, but not by Virgin Canada, which already offers the Samsung Galaxy S II with Gingerbread.