After a disappointing year of issuing lower end brand phones, Virgin Mobile has finally decided to give its long suffering customers a decent phone for a change. The new VM Shuttle features a 1.3 megapixel camera with video, music and bluetooth capabilities. Yes, I know that Virgin Mobile’s main focus is to provide a no-frills, no-contract, prepaid wireless service but you have to admit the majority of their phone designs felt old, tired and several generations behind the times. The new VM Shuttle on the other hand seems to be more up-to-date so that now I won’t have to stick out like a sore thumb whenever I’m using my prepaid cellular phone. hell, with the new phone, I might even pass for a verizon or sprint cellular customer! heh. :P
virgin mobile shuttle
look for the new Shuttle at your local Best Buy beginning September 28th.

VM Shuttle Specifications:
Stereo Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Media Player
1.3MP Camera Phone
Bright Full Color Screen
Text Messaging
Mobile Email
Mobile IM
Mobile Web
Speakerphone
Voice Dialing
Capacitado con menú en Español
TTY/TDD Enabled, HAC Rating: M3
microSD
Talk Time: 234 minutes
Standby Time: 13.3 days
Dimensions: 3.9″ x 1.86″ x 0.67″
Weight: 3.4oz

update 11Sep08: PhoneScoop video review