Grab a hold of the Virgin Mobile Venture

The Virgin Mobile Venture is a 3G Android Gingerbread device equipped with a tactile keyboard for text messaging and instant messaging.
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A matte back

The back of the Venture is coated with a matte gray material that keeps fingerprints off.
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Typing and texting

Though the shape of its keys is unique, the Venture's keyboard is too cramped.
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A look to the side

The Venture has a solid and narrow build, measuring 4.7 inches tall, 2.3 inches wide, and 0.49 inch thick, and weighing 4.3 ounces.
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Seeing red

The Venture automatically loads Virgin Mobile's "Essentials" Mobile ID pack, giving you Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and other apps, all in one download batch.
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No strings attached

Virgin Mobile's Venture does not require a contract and will cost $79.99.
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