We reviewed the Helio Ocean 2 at the beginning of the month, but today is the day when you can finally go out and get your hands on one. Yes, the Helio Ocean 2 officially launched today on Helio's Web site (which is run by Virgin Mobile now). Just some of the goodies in the new Helio Ocean 2 include an optical touch sensor pad, an improved keyboard, a tabbed HTML browser, plenty of e-mail and messaging options, and support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. You can read about all that and more in our Helio Ocean 2 review, and … Read more
Virgin Mobile is on a roll lately, with the Virgin Mobile Shuttle released late last year and most recently the Helio Ocean 2. Now it appears it will also be offering this Kyocera X-tc, a slider handset with a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging. Features include a 1.3-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, a speakerphone, a Web browser, and a media player with external control keys. It also has access to social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. The X-tc costs about $100.
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Let's be clear: we don't know how to cook a Mammoth. But Natali would like to know, because apparently she eats her pets. That is not true at all. But what is true is Google turned the whole Internet into malware this weekend. And that we can tell you why. And will. So listen in.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 902
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Remember that Helio Ocean 2 we mentioned last week? Well, we got our hands on it and reviewed it.
It has the same dual-slider form factor as the original and, of course, the same bulky shape, but it has a couple of improvements over the first Ocean. First, it now has a unique optical-sensor touch pad, which makes scrolling through menus and long Web pages a lot easier. Second, the keypad and keyboard buttons are improved: they're a lot more tactile and easier to press now.
But perhaps more interesting are its features: it has all of the EV-DO … Read more
It appears that the much-awaited sequel to the Helio Ocean has finally surfaced...or at least its photos have, anyway.
MobileCrunch posted some pics of the Ocean 2's unboxing, and Engadget Mobile mentioned that Virgin has released a press release stating that the Ocean 2 will be making an appearance in Britney's big comeback tour.
Looks like a sleek little device. We'll definitely have more information about the Ocean 2 for you soon.
Wilson's back and feeling mellow after yesterday's inauguration, so we take advantage of his good spirits to ream him for taking the day off. He gives us an in-depth review of his party at the Apollo and the movie Gran Torino. We also cover a superwide range of hilarious stories today, including Google crimes, the Razzies, school bus stories, the Phantom Bathroom Smearer, and Phacebook Phishers.
According to this article, Australians apparently have terrible manners when it comes to using cell phones and other tech gadgets in public. Some of the statistics listed are: 48 percent of Australians … Read more
Helio, the "virtual" wireless operator that was bought by Virgin Mobile USA last year, is about to launch the next rendition of its flagship smartphone called the Ocean 2, Silicon Alley Insider reported Friday.
The Web site cited a company representative who said that the new phone could go on sale as early as next month.
Several blogs mentioned the existence of the new phone back in May. At the time, Engadget reported the devicewould have a 3-megapixel camera, a dual-slider design like the first Ocean, 1GB internal storage, Flash support in the browser, 30fps video recording, a touch-sensitive pad, a microSD card slot, plus PC sync capability. … Read more
Big thanks and confusion goes out to listener PacGamer for today's show title. The answer is somewhere in today's show, but it's hidden between a gulch and a burrito. Listen in for a story about Jeff's brother's upchuck reflex to The 404, a magical iPhone application, our best Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker impressions, and more!
I'll start this post by joining the masses in demanding people to stop hating on Chipotle! They're not supposed to taste like an "authentic" taqueria burrito--in fact, I usually skip the burrito altogether and order the burrito bowl, and now I can do it on their new iPhone application. I'm a little scared to use it, though, especially with that "extra filling" button staring my stomach in the face. Sure, you'll probably curse the company in the privacy of your bathroom after the meal, but the app also includes a special "Pepto Bismol delivery" button free of charge!EPISODE 258 Download today's podcast … Read more
It's not exactly the Pepsi Challenge.
A new teaser site, whoppervirgins.com, created by Crispin Porter Bogusky, claims to be the home of the world's "purest taste test."
Created on behalf of Crispin client Burger King, the site looks like it fell off the back of a National Geographic camel. It features people from remote Thai villages, deeper, darker Transylvania, and even the icy tundra of Greeenland.
These places were, apparently, chosen because burgers have never been seen or eaten there. In some cases, the people don't even know the word "burger." So, … Read more
Virgin America announced Thursday it will offer customers the option to pay a voluntary fee when booking their ticket, which will go toward supporting carbon offset projects.
The U.S. domestic airline based in California, of which Richard Branson's Virgin Group is a minority share investor, has partnered with Carbonfund.org on the effort.
Through Carbonfund.org, the money Virgin America collects from consumers will be directed toward projects sanctioned by the Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) official CarbonOffsetList.org.
One of the projects from that list that Virgin America chose to support, for example, is IdleAire.
IdleAire lets … Read more