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vGlide - Virgin launches slider handset

BANGALORE, INDIA: Virgin Mobile, a mobile service brand, announced the launch of its slider handset, vGlide, with 65k colour and 1.8 inch large screen, FM radio, a unique Paprika Red colour and soft touch finish at a price point of Rs. 2399.


The phone comes with lifetime validity and a starter user kit worth Rs. 499 that offers prepaid connection, lifetime incoming validity, 499 free local minutes and 499 free local SMSes valid for 60 days. The phone's features include access to Vbytes - Virgin Mobile's data portal, from where one can download wallpapers, ring tones, games, Tring Tunes (Virgin Mobile's ringback tones) at a daily access charge of just Rs. 5/ - , games, speaker phone coupled with the travel charger and stereo headset that provide an enriching mobile experience.

M A Madhusudan, chief executive officer, Virgin Mobile India, said, "Mobile phone is a lifestyle device for youth and has become an extension of their personality and entertainment requirements. Keeping this in mind, we have introduced vGlide, the first CDMA handset in India with the slider form factor in the sub Rs. 2,500/- category. Besides offering the most wanted 'sliding feature' vGlide is stylish, matches the attitudinal needs of youth, is feature rich, and affordable."

Besides the bundled offers on handsets such as vKewl and vTrendy, Virgin Mobile has recently introduced vDesire, vBond and vRage into the market.

vDesire is a slim, measuring 11.5 mm, stylish, chrome finished mobile device and is endowed with 1000 SMS storage capability and supports a large internal phonebook with 500 X 5 entries. The phone comes with an attractive 65K colour screen, FM Radio, stereo headset, speaker phone, prepaid connection and lifetime validity at a price point of Rs.1,699.

vRage is available in the market at a bundle price of Rs. 1699 including a Rs. 499 starter user kit, Life time Validity,499 local outgoing minutes and 500 local SMSes. All Virgin mobile phones are colour and stereo FM enabled.

vBond is a phone that comes loaded with 0.3 megapixel camera, 262k colour screen, a speaker phone and can be used as a modem. It allows net surfers to get back upto Rs. 900 spread over 3 months and this amount can be utilised by users to make Virgin Mobile to Virgin Mobile calls. The phone is priced at Rs. 2799 and comes with lifetime validity and start user kit worth Rs. 499.

vKewl has features like video recording, 1.3 mega pixel camera, MP 3 player, FM radio and is loaded with MMS, speakers and headset. All this is available with lifetime incoming and prepaid connection for just Rs. 3,499/-.

vTrendy is a combination of a colour screen phone loaded with FM Radio. This is available at an attractive price of Rs. 1,499 and comes bundled with lifetime validity recharge and a starter user kit.
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Re: vGlide - Virgin launches slider handset

Hey this phone looks cool!

I would go grab this phone right on tomorrow since this really looks great in the picture! The cost is also cool!
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