The Virgin Mobile Awe is slow and has a poor camera, but don't completely write off the device just yet.
For one thing, it has solid call quality, and consistent, respectable 3G speeds. But perhaps the device's saving grace is its rock-bottom price.
Currently going for $89.99 but initially released with a $99.99 price tag, the Awe is a good deal for what it is. And while you can get a better handset if you're willing to spend a bit more, the Awe is a good choice for those who are mindful of every dollar.… Read more
Reality TV is struggling like a man trying to get out of a glass coffin full of scorpions on a Japanese game show.
How can the producers make it more interesting? We've surely seen everything.
Well, we've never seen the winners being shot into outer space, have we?
So it has come to pass that Mark Burnett, the very clever man behind such cultural artifacts as "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice," has persuaded NBC to buy as show called "Space Race."… Read more
As someone who's thinking seriously about ditching his "tiny" iPhone 4S and pricey AT&T service in favor of a bigger phone and cheaper, no-contract plan, my ears pricked up a couple weeks ago when Virgin Mobile announced the 5-inch Supreme -- a ZTE-made Android phone reasonably priced at $299.99.
But what's this? There's already a deal to be had? Yep, for whatever reason, you can now get the Virgin Mobile Supreme smartphone for $249.99 shipped. And Virgin's no-contract plans still start at $35 per month.
I've been test-driving a … Read more
According to the prepaid carrier's Twitter, it will begin selling the devices on October 1.
This is uncommonly fast for Virgin, since it usually takes a couple of months after an iPhone's debut for it to arrive on the carrier.
Though Virgin's promo site for the devices does not outline pricing information, the company has confirmed the following contract-free pricing:
16GB 32GB &… Read more
It's like accusing Peyton Manning of being scared of football.
It's like accusing William Shakespeare of being scared of drama.
It's like accusing Miley Cyrus of being scared of publicity.
What has stretched my credulity beyond its normal, troubling limits and made my ears go extremely pointy?
Why, it's that Richard Branson, the man behind Virgin Galactic, has accused Captain James T. Kirk of being scared of flying.
Please forgive me, but Branson's attempts to boldly go where no man has gone before pale in comparison to the great captain's.
And yet he felt … Read more
Virgin Mobile is relying on your eyelids to aid its new viral marketing campaign.
The company recently posted a video, called "blinkwashing," to YouTube that uses the computer's Webcam to help viewers skip ads. The video is outfitted with a host of quick Virgin Mobile ads. Whenever viewers want to skip an ad, they need only blink and they're brought to the next video.
In order to get the feature up and running, the video attempts to access the viewer's Webcam. After doing so, it asks that the viewer blink a couple of times to … Read more
Virgin Mobile announced on Thursday that the 5-inch Supreme has joined the no-contact carrier's roster.
The Virgin Mobile Supreme is an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone with a 5-inch, 720p HD display and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, the 4G LTE handset also features microSD expansion, and a 2500mAh battery.
As one of the more robust devices on Virgin Mobile, the Supreme is aimed at media lovers and gamers. Those who fall in the latter category will be pleased to learn that the device comes preloaded with EA Mobile's "Real … Read more
Ever wanted to know what it looks like from the tail of a rocket soaring to an altitude of 70,000 feet? Thanks to Virgin Galactic, you don't have to wonder anymore.
Thursday, the private space tourism company run by Richard Branson conducted its second rocket-powered supersonic test, blasting to nearly 70,000 feet above California's Mojave Desert. Today, Virgin Galactic released a video, shot from the tail of SpaceShipTwo, showing the flight in action from up close.
This is likely as close as most of us will ever get to getting aboard SpaceShipTwo, since Virgin Galactic is … Read more
We're one step closer to being able to cruise at 2,500 mph and experience five minutes of weightlessness 364,000 feet above the Earth -- if you happen to have a quarter of a million dollars lying around, that is.
It may not have as cutting-edge a name as Elon Musk and SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, but Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (SS2) is the real deal, and it successfully sailed Thursday to supersonic speeds with the aid of a rocket engine for the second time.
"We couldn't be more delighted to have another major supersonic milestone … Read more