Helio announces launch lineup, MySpace Mobile

Feb 16 2006 - 03:49 AM ET | MVNO

HelioUpstart MVNO Helio today announced its two launch phones. The company is a partnership between SK Telecom and Earthlink and plans to launch service in the US this Spring. It aims to bring Korean like technology to the US market and is probably Amp'd Mobile's biggest competitor.

The two phones that will debut first on Helio are the Pantech Hero (shown right) and VK Mobile Kickflip (shown below). Both sport high-end features--a little about each:

Form factorSpinnerSlider
DisplayQVGA with 262k colorsQVGA with 262k colors
MultimediaMP3, MPEG 4 playerMP3, MPEG 4/H.264 player
Camera2 megapixels2 megapixels
Memory70MB plus T-flash slot70MB plus T-Flash slot

Helio also announced a partnership with MySpace to exclusively debut MySpace Mobile. MySpace Mobile will allow users to perform the most popular functions on MySpace (read and write messages, view and post photos, browse profiles, etc).