|Kyocera and Virgin Mobile have announced a new mobile phone targeted at today’s teens. This hip new handset has several features that will appeal to the younger generation. Not only does it have dedicated text messaging keys, a camera, AOL Instant Messenger, email applications, and web browsing, but it also has a QWERTY keyboard. The QWERTY keyboard is hidden within the clamshell, along with a secondary screen. The handset has an external 65k color 128 X 128 display and internal 65k color 128 X 160 widescreen, and features 32MB of internal memory. The phone is expected to retail for $149.00, and will be available from Virgin Mobile.|
"Switch_Back's sophisticated communications capabilities, along with its refined design and affordable price tag make it the perfect fit for Virgin Mobile customers," said Howard Handler, chief marketing and strategy officer for Virgin Mobile USA. "With this phone, our customers get the total package - text messaging , IM, the Web and a camera -- all at their fingertips and within their budgets."
"We're excited to continue our winning partnership with Virgin Mobile USA," said Tom Maguire, vice president of global marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "With its cool content, unique look and suite of tools designed around today's mobile lifestyles, the Switch_Back is the ideal constant companion for Virgin Mobile customers. This is going to be a hot handset for 2006."
Large hidden QWERTY keypad