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14 Feb 2009

Helio's Ocean 2 Available Now for $149 on contract

Helio's Ocean 2 Available Now for $149 on contract

If you're still unaware, the Helio Ocean 2 phone is now available for puchase, as shown in the image above. It costs $149 on contract, and if you want to buy it outright, you can do so for $400.

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03 Feb 2009

Virgin Mobile USA to release Helio Ocean 2 on Feb 12th

Virgin Mobile USA to release Helio Ocean 2 on Feb 12th

Virgin Mobile USA has released some more information regarding the recently announced dual-slider, the Helio Ocean 2. It will be available for purchase online on February 12, and will sport the following specifications:

  • 3G data;
  • social networking: Facebook and Myspace;
  • Text, IM, and e-mail: Yahoo!, Gmail, AOL, MSN, and Hotmail;
  • Onboard GPS with integrated Google Maps;
  • 2.

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31 Jan 2009

Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2 Gets Unboxed

Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2 Gets Unboxed

Virgin Mobile USA announced the upcoming release of its new Ocean 2 multimedia device. The second Helio Ocean will retain the dual slider form-factor, with both the sliding numeric keypad or QWERTY keyboard. Features will include 1GB of internal storage, microSDHC card slot, 3Mpix camera and a web browser supporting flash video.

The complete unboxing review can be viewed here.

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22 Jan 2009

New Pics of Helio Ocean 2

New Pics of Helio Ocean 2

Here are some more leaked pictures of the upcoming Helio Ocean 2 handset, which is set to launch in early or mid-February, as mentioned earlier. Besides the availability of a 3Mpix camera, the rest of features was revealed before.

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19 Jan 2009

Helio's Ocean 2 Coming Next Month

Helio's Ocean 2 Coming Next Month

Reportedly, the release of the Helio's long-awaited Ocean 2 handset is very close. It could even be going on sale next month, but the price is sill kept under cover. Anyway, they'll have to lower the price as much as possible to attract the attention of those who have chosen G1, iPhone or Palm Pre as their next handset.

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20 Sep 2008

Helio Ocean 2 Appears at FCC

Helio Ocean 2 Appears at FCC

The Pantech OZII known as Helio Ocean 2 for most of you has landed at FCC today. The phone that could have saved Helio isn't all that exciting in terms of specs, but it's still a nice mid-level handset equipped with a QVGA display, EV-DO, 2Mpix camera, full HTML browser, and A2DP support.

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10 Sep 2008

Helio by Virgin Mobile relaunched

Helio by Virgin Mobile relaunched

Virgin Mobile USA has relaunched Helio with a new branding: Helio by Virgin Mobile. First, they've changed Helio's $80 A La Carte 1500 minute plan to unlimited, and announced the Shuttle, Virgin Mobile USA's first handset capable of running Helio services such as Buddy Beacon. So far so good.

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17 Jul 2008

White Mysto and Red Heat from Helio

White Mysto and Red Heat from Helio

Despite that Helio is being taken over by Virgin Mobile, it doesn't mean that it should stop releasing new products, right? What new products? Ocean 2, you ask? No, just new colors for a couple of existing handsets, namely Mysto and Heat, which are now available in white and red, respectively. Both will be available soon exclusively in Korea.

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27 Jun 2008

Virgin Mobile to Buy Helio for $39 Million

Virgin Mobile to Buy Helio for $39 Million

Finally it happened. Virgin Mobile has agreed to acquire Helio for $39 million from SK Telecom and Earthlink. The deal is expected to close sometime in Q3.

However, allthough Helio brand will no longer exist, we might still see the Ocean 2 and other cool devices in the near future, as Virgin intends to incorporate Helio's technological advantages and content offerings.

[Continue reading Virgin Mobile to Buy Helio for $39 Million]

 

Helio Began Shutting its Stores Down

Helio Began Shutting its Stores Down

This sign was photographed at a Helio store in Denver, and it says: “The Helio Store is closed. Contact their customer support”. Don't know what to think: first news about Helio being sold off to Virgin, then spy shots of the upcoming Ocean 2, and now this... Let's hope for a happy ending.

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