Virgin Media goes Android crazy – Android handsets arrive in force on Virgin Media

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Hot on the heels of the recently launched LG InTouch Max, Virgin Media has secured a range of new Android™ handsets for customers looking for the best in mobile entertainment and browsing on the move. With thousands of apps, widgets and games, handsets based on Google’s Android phone operating system have been taking the UK by storm and Virgin Media has secured some of the latest and greatest to date.

Virgin Media first introduced its customers to the world of Android by launching the popular LG InTouch Max. Just out on Virgin Media is the hot new Samsung Galaxy Portal on a range of exceptionally compelling tariffs. In the coming weeks, the sleek and high-spec HTC Desire will also join the Virgin Media network as well as Sony Ericsson’s flagship Android handset, the Xperia X10.

With these new high-end data-enabled smartphones, Virgin Media customers will now be able to enjoy some of the best of the mobile web, all neatly brought together by Google’s Android operating system. From Twitter to navigation, music to mobile video, there’s an Android handset for every taste on Virgin Media this spring, with extra special benefits for existing customers of Virgin Media’s home services.

The LG InTouch Max The LG InTouch Max is an Android powered and Wi-Fi enabled handset which can automatically link onto all your favourite social networking sites so you can stay in touch with everyone and access the ever-growing world of applications. It also comes with an easy-to-use touch-screen and slide out 5-line QWERTY keyboard.

Available now on a range of pay monthly tariffs, including free on a £22 per month tariff (250 minutes, Unlimited texts plus Unlimited mobile internet)

Samsung Galaxy Portal

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The Samsung Galaxy Portal comes with GPS capabilities, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and is just 13.2mm thick. Featuring a 3.2inch screen and a 3.2 megapixel camera, it’s perfect for using the ‘augmented-reality’ app, Layar. By simply pointing the new Samsung Galaxy Portal phone in any direction, Layar’s visual search engine will show you the exact location of loads of exciting places, from new bars and clubs to cash machines and train stations.

Available now on a range of pay monthly tariffs, including free on a £22 per month tariff (250 minutes, Unlimited texts plus Unlimited mobile internet)

HTC Desire The HTC Desire is a powerful, sleek touch-screen handset, boasting a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor that provides an ultra-responsive experience with a rich and colourful display through its 3.7inch AMOLED screen.
The HTC Desire also has a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and high-quality video recording capabilities. Staying in touch through social networks is a joy with built-in apps for Twitter and Facebook, as well as HTC’s Friend Stream app that consolidates all your social network updates into one place. The handset also comes with the latest Android 2.1 operating system as well as HTC Sense, HTC’s unique design philosophy that delivers a mobile experience that is focused squarely on the user.

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Due to launch in April on a range of compelling tariffs

Introducing signature applications like Mediascape™ and Timescape™, the XperiaX10lets you organise everything in your phone in an intuitive way. Timescape manages all your interactions with contacts in one place, with the ability to browse through conversations on Facebook, Twitter, emails, texts and more all through a simple timeline. Mediascape is the smart way to get all the music, photos and videos you want from your favourite friends and artists, all displayed in high-quality on its impressive 4inch touch screen.