As a thank you for their sponsorship I would like to take the opportunity to explain that there is a reason behind the Helio "Don't call us a phone company" ads. The devices aren't just phones, they actually are mobile, talking and messaging machines. Case in point: The Helio Ocean  device released earlier this month is a dual-slider with both a numeric keyboard and a separate QWERTY keyboard.
The device merges instant messaging, text messaging, picture messages and e-mails with over-the-air music downloads, video-on-demand, a camera, HTML browser, GPS-enabled Google Maps, photo caller ID and audio with stereo bluetooth. It also features Myspace for Helio and Helio Music . If the device's features weren't enough to convince you, check out the Helio Ocean Cake  one of our readers made as an ode to hers.
The Ocean is available for $295 at Helio Stories or Helio Online .