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Virgin unveils 2011 mobile phone line-up

Consumer entertainment conglomerate Virgin Media has announced their handset portfolio for the early part of next year, with new Windows Phone 7, Android and BlackBerry offerings.

The formally known as Virgin Mobile part of Virgin Media will be bringing in an updated range of phones starting on Boxing day, with access to social networking and rich mobile entertainment - with their own media in mind.

Making its debut on Virgin Media is the 4-inch display WP7 Samsung Omnia 7 handset, which we reviewed last month here. This new mobile comes with unlimited text messages, 1,000 minutes and a 1GB data allowance for £35 a month.

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 and Bold 9780 is also arriving on the Virgin Network, at £35 a month and £25 a month – respectively.

Both handsets arrive with unlimited text messages, 1,000 minutes and unlimited BlackBerry web access whilst running the very latest BlackBerry 6 OS.

Also tipping up on the network is the HTC Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 Desire HD, for £35 a month with unlimited text messages, 1,000 minutes and a 1GB data allowance – which is accompanied by the PushLife music app, for syncing of iTunes and other music with the phone.

The Sony Ericsson Android Xperia X8 arrives with Virgin in exclusive red and black colours, with the Nokia’s candy bar C3-01 also bein featured in the new line-up - both are on a £10 a month tariff with 50 minutes, 250 texts and a 500MB mobile web allowance.

Lastly, by no means least, is the Nokia C7 with its 3.5-inch screen preloaded with the Virgin Media player app for access to the networks TV content. This handset is accompanied by an unlimited text message bundle, 600 minutes and a 1GB data allowance for £25 a month.

Virgin Media customers with the likes of TV services, phone or mobile broadband can also benefit from exclusive extra services such as free calls to their home and mobile phones.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.