New 1GB Prepaid Data Plan From Virgin Mobile Announced

If you are tight on budget and would like to buy wireless data plan at an affordable price, Virgin Mobile has an offering for you. The company has added a new prepaid data plan option to its Broadband2Go offering that will give users access to 1GB of data at a monthly price of $20. The new plan sits nicely between the 400MB $10 and unlimited $40 plan that is already on offer.

But there is a catch here. The option will be available exclusively on Wal-Mart and is only available to customers who have purchased a Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 device or Ovation MC760 USB device from a Wal-Mart store.

In case you are planning to buy one of these devices, then do remember to check them out at Wal-Mart and also sign up for this new wireless data plan from Virgin Mobile.

New Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go Plans To Launch

Virgin Mobile may not be the most popular network in the American market. But the company surely has got a loyal subscriber base and according to a recent report, the company may be simplifying their Broadband2Go data plans to these users.

According to these rumors, Virgin Mobile may replace the current four-option plan with a new two-option plan. Currently, the four plans are in the $10-$60 price range that will give users data cap anywhere between 100MB and 5GB. With the new announcement though, there are only two plans to choose – a $10 plan that will offer up to 100MB for a 10 day validity and another $40 per month plan that offers unlimited data.

That should really get a lot of broadband users happy and should even get many of the $10 plan users to migrate to the larger $40 plan. The new plans are expected to go into effect from August 24.

Samsung Player 5 Anelka Edition Launch In France

Samsung S5560, which is sold as Samsung Player 5 in France is getting a special edition ahead of the FIFA World Cup. The new Samsung Player 5 Anelka edition will be a tribute to the French football star, Nicolas Anelka.

The phone comes with 3 inches WQVGA touchscreen and TOUCHWIZ UI, Wi-Fi connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Additionally, the special edition will be in white and will come with a 4GB memory card containing exclusive Anelka content. Also, the device shall be signed by the football star.

Samsung Player 5 Anelka edition will be sold exclusively by Virgin Mobile France. Contract starts at 1 Euro and the pay-as-you-go plans begin at 179 euros.

[via MobiFrance]

HTC Wildfire : Features And UK Launch Date

Virgin Mobile and T-Mobile UK have announced that HTC Wildfire will be launching on their networks in June this year. While the exact launch date and tariff on Virgin Mobile have not been announced as yet, the device shall be available on T-Mobile starting June 14th. Prices on the carrier range from free with £20 ($29) monthly payment for 2 years.

Here are the notable features on the new HTC Wildfire entry level Android phone

5 megapixel camera
3.2″ touchscreen
Android 2.1 OS
Social media integration with Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
MP3 player and radio

Check out a video walk-through of the new handset

[via SlashGear]

Blackberry Curve 8530 To Come With New Carrier And OS

Virgin Mobile has not been a popular name in the world of smartphones. However, it now appears that the carrier could soon be getting a new carrier and operating system.

The Blackberry Downloads page now lists Virgin Mobile as an official carrier for the device. And what’s more – the device is expected to come with a brand new version of the Blackberry OS : v5.0.0.1013

This will be the first real smartphone that Virgin Mobile will be carrying and it will be interesting to see how the company copes with the fresh demand for 3G services from its subscribers.

[via Phone News]