There's much to love about the Helio Ocean smartphone, as evidenced by you can score for just $99. You even get free 2-day shipping.. Of course, the $299 price tag always seemed a little rich for my cheapskate blood. That's why I'm geeked about Helio's new "refreshed" (a.k.a. pre-owned) Oceans, which
Helio says these refurbs are "good as new," though I'm troubled by the lack of specifics and warranty details on the company's Refreshed Devices page. Still, it's probably worth a little risk in exchange for such a sweet dual-sliding smartphone. Helio has also dropped the price of its Unlimited talk/data plan to $99 per month.
I've used an Ocean on and off for the past couple months, and while I find it a little on the bulky side, I love the overall design and sense of fun it imbues. Who says smartphones have to be all buttoned-down business? [Via Electronista]