updated 11:25 pm EDT, Tue September 21, 2010
Offering marks pepaid smartphone push
Virgin Mobile has confirmed that it has selected Samsung's Intercept handset as its first Android offering, according to the company's Facebook page. The offering represents a further push into the smartphone market for the prepaid carrier, which offers several contract-free plans with unlimited data.
As a successor to Samsung's Moment, the Intercept features a QWERTY slider paired with a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen and Android 2.1. The device offers a range of standard smartphone features, including a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS receiver, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Virgin has yet to announce pricing information or a launch date for the Intercept. The company offers unlimited text, e-mail, data and web access with all if its Beyond Talk plans, which include 300 voice minutes for $25/month, 1200 minutes for $40/month, or unlimited voice for $60/month. The only other true smartphone in the lineup, the BlackBerry Curve, requires a special BlackBerry add-on for $10/month.