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


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


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.


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.

Mobile Phones 2010- Many advanced handsets are waiting to be picked up

Much like last year (2009) this year also has many offers for the Mobile Phones lovers in the range of highly sophisticated and advance featured handsets. At a time when there are very tough competition in the market, every mobile manufacturer wants to cover more market share by providing new launch. There are many mobile companies worldwide such as Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, Motorola, Blackberry, HTC and many others are ready to deliver their new editions.


The latest mobile phones of these companies are expected   to cater advanced technologies in the integrated features such as video calling, 3G network, video blogging, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi service, AMOLED touchscreen etc. Taking the fact that these features probably attract users so manufacturers are expected to come with the better performance this year. We discuss some of the selected mobile phones of the year that either have come or ready to hit the market in a very near future.

The latest launch the people witnessed is Google’s Nexus One. The highly featured smartphone is recognised as an advanced Android signature device. This sleek designed handset is made by HTC but its branding is mostly by Google. It perfectly fits into the vision of Google to launch an Android device along with glamorous look and fast Snapdragon processor to the compatible software of Google navigation, voice keyboard and live wallpaper. This touchscreen device is 11.5 mm deep, slightly thinner than the iPhone 3GS. It is integrated with the 4Gb MicroSD storage card along with 32GB expandable memory, USB charger and microphone handset. According to the official information this gadget can support up to 7 hours talk time, 250 hours standby, 5 hours of 3G Internet use, 7 hours of video playback and 20 hours long audio playback.

Another much talked handset of the year is Sony Ericsson Equinox (TM). Its great features enable users to never miss a call or text message from the memory. This 3G phone has many enhanced designed features along with inbuilt GPS. It is equipped with the 3.2 megapixel camera and great multimedia features. It also has amazing video and easily upload features.


Nokia has also made its presence with the announcement of the new handset Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition. This touchscreen mobile phone is an upgraded version that comes with the device lifetime voice-guided navigation for North America. It features Ovi Maps with full-fledged car navigation solution along with the features of speed limit warnings and speed camera alerts. There is 3.2 inches long display with high resolution to provide perfect view of satellite and terrain maps including 3D landmarks. Talking its some other much sought features, it has 3.2 hours of playback time, speedy HSDPA internet connection, 3.2 megapixel camera of Carl Zeiss optics and expandable memory of up to 16Gb.

LG Lotus Elite Phone is expected to be another buzz in the market. Slated to be released in the first quarter of this year, this model is a fashionable clamshell designed with unique square shape and tattoo pattern. There are many high ending features in this LG model such as stereo Bluetooth, microSD, dedicated shortcut keys for social networking, email and many entertainment features. It has 2.4 inch external touchscreen display where you can access spirit TV and navigate songs without opening it.


So 2010 is full with many launches of the new models. And users might find more that expectation, so everyone has to be in touch to grab them.