Virgin adds seven handsets to range


Virgin stocks its first Windows Phone 7 handset and adds Android and BlackBerry smartphones to its range for Q1

Virgin Media has added seven handsets to its range for Q1, which includes its first Windows Phone 7 smartphone.

The Samsung Omnia 7 is Virgin Media’s first Windows Phone 7 device and  sports a four-inch touchscreen with five megapixel camera and HD video record and playback.

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 and Bold 9780 both feature BlackBerry’s new version 6.0 operating system as well as Wi-Fi and 3G with access to to the BlackBerry App World.

The HTC Desire HD comes with a 4.3-inch screen, eight-megapixel camera, HD video recording and is powered by a 1GHz processor. It also features the HTC Sense user interface and the HTC portal, which enables users to manage phone functions from a handset or PC.

The Torch, Desire HD and Omnia 7 are free on a £35 a month tariff with the Bold 9780 free on a £25 a month tariff. All come with 1,000 minutes and unlimited texts. The Desire HD and Omnia 7 comes with 1GB of monthly data and unlimited BlackBerry web is available with the Torch 9800 and Bold 9780.

Two Nokia phones are added to the range. The C7 features the Virgin Media Player application to enable access to Virgin Media TV content and has an eight-megapixel camera, 3.5-inch screen and video record and playback in HD. It’s free on a £25 a month tariff with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of web access. The C3-01 features both a touchscreen and keypad as well as a five-megapixel camera.

The Android powered Sony Ericsson X8 is exclusively available to Virgin Media customers in a red and black variant and comes with Sony Ericsson’s social networking integration tool Timescape as well as a three-inch touchscreen and 3.2 megapixel camera. Both the C3-01 and X8 are free on a £10 a month tariff with 50 minutes, 250 texts and 500MB of mobile web data.