Over a week after it went on sale on QVC, the HTC Desire 816 Phablet finally showed up on the Virgin Mobile Website. The Desire 816 features a 5.5 inch 720p HD display, 1.6GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon CPU, triband (Sprint Spark) LTE, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB on-board storage and support for up to 128GB SD cards.here's a 13 megapixel main camera with 1080 Full HD video recording and a 5-megapixel front camera. Both cameras have back side-illuminated (BSI) sensors for improved low-light performance bass-enhanced, front facing BoomSound speakers. The non-removable 2700 mAh is advertised as providing 15.5 hours of talk time.
The Desire is priced at $299.99 on the Virgin site but is still available for just 199.95 with free shipping from QVC.
LG Aspire which appears to be the same phone as TracFone's LG 305C. The Aspire's specs include:
- 3,2" capacitive touch screen
- MP3 and video players
- WiFi 802.11 b/g
- CDMA and 1xRTT connectivity
- 1540 MAh battery with 5 hours rated talk time
Phones and airtime cards for Virgin Mobile's Walmart exclusive "Custom" service have started showing up in Walmart stores as evidenced by the photo below which was snapped at a Walmart by PrepaidPhoneNews reader Robert LeCompte.
The Virgin Mobile Custom phones are the $129.99 LG Unify; a rebranded LG Optimus F3; the $79.99 ZTE Emblem, which is a rebranded ZTE Awe and the new to Virgin Mobile $99.99 LG Pulse.
All three Virgin Mobile Custom phones are available at Walmart.com as well as in Walmart stores.
Sprint Prepaid Group's Boost Mobile also has a new phone, the LG Realm which appears to be the same phone as Virgin Mobile Custom's LG Pulse and, according to Phonescoop.com, Verizon Prepaid's LG Exceed 2. The LG Realm is available now on the Boost Mobile Website for $79.99. Notable specs of the LG Pulse/Realm/Exceed 2 include:
- 4.5 inch 480 x 800px screen
- 1.2 Mhz dual-core processor
- 5 MP Camera with LED Flash and 480p WVGA video capture
- VGA front-facing camera.
- Android 4.4 KitKat.
- 4 GB internal storage, 1GB RAM
- Removable 2100 mAh battery for a rated 12 hours maximum talk time
- HD Voice (Pulse and Realm only) for better voice call audio quality
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