Virgin Mobile Launches HTC HD2

Virgin Mobile has managed to get the stylish and super sexy HTC HD2 for its customers on a rather cheap deal, shortly after Vodafone decided to ditch the device as the arrival of the Google Nexus One and the iPhone looms.

The device, which comes with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, packs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5, costs only £30 per month at Virgin Mobile, a deal that provides you with 800 minutes, unlimited texts and internet (up to 3GB) on a 24-month contract.

Alternatively, there's a 18-month contract which comes with 100 minutes and 100 texts and bears a total cost of £444.99. In comparison, the unlocked version of the phone costs £499.99 at Expanys albeit with £30 vouchers.

Jonathan Kini, director of mobile at Virgin Media, said in a statement announcing the launch that "The HTC HD2 is a stunning handset and the first-ever HTC-branded phone ranged by Virgin Media. Its launch kick starts a new range of high-end handsets coming to Virgin Media, perfect for mobile internet, social networking and entertainment on the go

The phone also boasts a 5-megapixel camera with two LED flashes, WiFI, FM Radio, microSD Slot, GPS and HTC's own signature Sense User Interface.

Virgin Mobile is also offering to existing Virgin Media customers two months free rental worth up to £60 and unlimited calls to other VIrgin mobile customers.

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The deal also comes with three months warranty and the fact that Virgin Mobile has already confirmed that other HTC phones will be coming to the network bodes well for the MVNO whose provider, T-Mobile, has been acquired by Orange. 2010 will be a very interesting year indeed.

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