Feeds

Virgin claims first ever MP3 mobile

Actually made by Samsung but Virgin has better PR

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Virgin Mobile has staked its claim to the world's first mobile phone with an in-built MP3 player. Available from today, the Samsung SGH M-100 is a fancy bit of kit and will set you back a not-inconsiderable £349.99.

The phone has actually been around for a while and can be found Spain, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Italy etc etc. However, in a further example of Virgin's PR being ahead of the game, Virgin Mobile has knocked up a press release saying it is launching the phone in the UK.

The phone itself comes with a 32Mb memory (just over half an hour of music), stereo headphones and a microphone. As well as this it offers: play, stop, skip, shuffle controls, graphic equaliser, and will play music for nine hours. Other features include vibration ring, PC compatibility, games and all the usual stuff.

Basically, it's a pretty nice phone. Whether it's "the epitome of modern mobile technology - a technology which knows no bounds" or worth coughing up £350 for, that's a different matter. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.