updated 01:00 pm EDT, Thu August 16, 2007
LG Aloha at Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile's US branch today experimented with LG handsets in the form of the Aloha. The simple clamshell keeps costs low but is advanced enough to offer a few extras absent from the least expensive phones, including MP3 ringtones rather than the MIDI tones of others. A speakerphone, voice dialing, and pre-installed games playable on the color LCD are also included with the white and silver phone, Virgin says.
The Aloha should work with both the network's pay-per-minute and monthly plans, and should be available for $35 in September without the obligation for a contract.