Remember the Shuttle phone that was mentioned during the official merger of Helio and Virgin Mobile?

Here it is. It's pretty sleek and trendy with the bright orange and black color tandem. Aside from that, this slider also features a 2-inch display, 1.3-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and expandable memory though no specific medium was mentioned. As earlier mentioned, it will come with Helio’s Buddy Beacon service despite it being sold under the Virgin Mobile brand. Look for it to become available starting September 28 exclusively at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile.

It looks like a very promising maiden device that officially marks the entry of Virgin Mobile into the EV-DO 3G scene. Of course it's still no match to the Helio Ocean, but it's nevertheless, a pretty decent first try.