Feeds

Virgin Media readies Android attack

HTC Desire and Sony Xperia X10 launches lined up

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Virgin has become the latest mobile phone network to catch the Android bug - it has launched two smartphones based on the Google OS and will release two more next month.

April will see both HTC's Desire and Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 come to Virgin Media on what the company promised would be a range of "compelling" tariffs.

The Android 2.1-based Desire was announced in February and is set to appear on almost every UK network. Android buffs are looking forward to its 3.7in OLED screen and 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Sony Ericsson will be pushing the X10 hard next month, touting its 4in touchscreen and custom TimeScape social networking-centric UI. You can see our video demo here.

VM currently offers the Samsung Galaxy Portal - due to be upgraded to Android 2.1 in the coming months - and the LG InTouch Max GW620, reviewed by Reg Hardware today.

The GW620 is available now, VM said, on a range of pay monthly tariffs, including a £22 per month deal that includes 250 call minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited mobile internet, and provides the phone for free.

The Galaxy Portal is available on the same rate. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Don't call it throttling: Ericsson 'priority' tech gives users their own slice of spectrum
Actually it's a nifty trick - at least you'll pay for what you get
Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'
Network throws hat into ring with Linux-powered handsets
Fifteen zero days found in hacker router comp romp
Four routers rooted in SOHOpelessly Broken challenge
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
New Sprint CEO says he will lower axe on staff – but prices come first
'Very disruptive' new rates to be revealed next week
US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale
Broadcasters upset about coverage and cost as they shift up and down the dials
Trans-Pacific: Google spaffs cash on FAST undersea packet-flinging
One of 6 backers for new 60 Tbps cable to hook US to Japan
Tech city types developing 'Google Glass for the blind' app
An app and service where other people 'see' for you
Canadian ISP Shaw falls over with 'routing' sickness
How sure are you of cloud computing now?
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.