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Virgin Mobile launches vDesire with over 1000 SMS storage capability news
18 December 2008

New Delhi: youth focused mobile service brand Virgin Mobile  has launched its new handset, vDesire.

Distinctively slim, measuring just 11.5 mm, this stylish, chrome finished mobile device is endowed with 1000 SMS storage capability and supports a large internal phonebook with 500 X 5 entries.

The phone comes with an attractive 65K color screen, FM Radio, Stereo headset, Speaker phone, Prepaid connection and a lifetime validity at a price point of Rs1,699, to lure in young users.

Tthe handset allows users one touch access to Virgin Mobile's data portal Vbytes, from where they can download wallpapers, ring tones and games at a daily access charge of just Rs5.

Deval Parikh, chief officer, handsets, VAS & procurement, Virgin Mobile India, said, ''Constant access to social circles is a top priority for youth consumers. The need for style and instant communication has hit the younger generation like never before and SMSing has become an integral part of their lifestyle today. Keeping this in mind, we have introduced the vDesire phone that comes with a harmonious blend of style and features at a price that no other phone offers in this space''.

''Weighing merely 63 grams, the stylish, ultra slim vDesire phone with just 11.5 mm thickness and 1000 SMS storage capacity is a steal in this price range for the stylish youth,'' he further added.

To appeal to the youth segment, Virgin Mobile handsets have all been designed to present a blend of competitive pricing, style and features. This includes introduction of a few bundled offers such as vKewl, vBling, vSleek, vTrendy and vSwing. vKewl has features like video recording, 1.3 mega pixel camera, MP 3 player, FM radio and is loaded with MMS, speakers and headset.

Along with the handset, Virgin provides lifetime incoming and prepaid connection for Rs3,499. vBling offers a stylish mirror finished, dual screen, clam shell handset bundled with lifetime validity and a prepaid connection at Rs2,199 whereas vSleek offers an ultra slim phone priced at an attractive point of Rs3,299 bundled with lifetime validity and a starter user kit. vTrendy is a combination of an extremely stylish color screen phone loaded with FM Radio.

This is available at an attractive price of Rs1,499 and comes bundled with lifetime validity recharge and a starter user kit. vSwing is yet another handset which comes bundled with lifetime validity and a starter user kit, all of this at Rs1,799.

Nationally Virgin Mobile handsets are available at retail outlets including The Mobile Store, Univercell, Croma, Convergem, Big C, Vishal Mega Mart, Planet M, Vijay Sales and Sangeetha to name a few. Customers can enjoy Virgin Mobile service in over 7,400 cities across the country.

vDesire - the ultra slim,  stylish, chrome finish handset loaded with most wanted features at  just Rs. 1699/-

  • Dimensions - 106 mm x 44.3 mm x 11.5 mm
  • Weight - approx 63 g (including the battery)
  • 1000 SMS storage capacity
  • Phone book with 500 x 5 entries
  • 65000 color display
  • FM Radio including speaker phone mode
  • Access to vBytes (Virgin Mobile data portal)
  • Speaker phone
  • Stereo headset
  • Lifetime validity and a prepaid connection

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Virgin Mobile launches vDesire with over 1000 SMS storage capability