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Helio's Hot New Heat Phone Brings It

Helio's Hot New Heat Phone Brings It

Helio's Hot New Heat Phone Brings It

We'd like to give a very special thank you to our Oscar sponsor Helio, who helped us bring you live red carpet coverage and just happens to be one of the coolest gadget makers around. To show our thanks for their sponsorship I hope you will check out their newly-launched slim and sexy phone that looks to be the new must-have in Hollywood - and not just because it's pretty.

The Heat is a gleaming slider phone with an electrostatic touchpad (think iPhone-like sleekness but available now!) that's chic, but has all the right geeky qualities. The touchpad is set so you can customize its sensitivity (super, high, medium, low) for navigation through a simple finger tap, which means no more pushing extra hard while trying to navigate through applications.

Produced by Samsung for Helio members in the US, the Heat comes in two colors: high-gloss Onyx and shimmering Gold. I am sure most of you know by now that you can read PopSugar on your Helio, but the company has added even more of your favorite websites and features to their service!

Earlier this month, Helio introduced Helio Music, which allows users to organize their music, create custom playlists and get instant access to their favorite tunes through their phones. It's a service that got the attention of Pete Wentz from Fallout Boys and celebs like Kim Kardashian and caught my eye because it means you get all the goodness of a MP3 player inside your phone.

The Heat features stereo Bluetooth support, 136MB available internal memory, 1.3 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash for shooting photos and video MP3, MPEG-4 and VOD support. It also features Helio Music compatibility and built-in GPS capabilities for access to Helio services including GPS-enabled Google Maps for mobile and Buddy Beacon. Another chic and functional feature: the Helio service now allows users to interact with online communities like Boing Boing, Craigslist, Digg and Wikipedia.

  • The Heat is now available for $150. Boing Boing, Craigslist, Digg and Wikipedia are free with Helio All-In Memberships, data charges apply for A La Carte Memberships.
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redsox26 redsox26 10 years
I wanted the Gold RAZR but it was too pricey. Finally there is another gold phone on the market!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
I am sure they will add a heart rate monitor to it soon too. I want a gold one!!!!
wiggle wiggle 10 years
That gadget looks so totally rad. It does so much too. Wonder if it would baby sit the kids while I go for a night on the town. JK
marissaguenther marissaguenther 10 years
it's not a phone, it's a helio..haha I love those commercials and the GPS is something I would totally use
viking1 viking1 10 years
oohhh! I want to see what the onix one looks like!!
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 10 years
This phone is smokin' hot!
Tech Tech 10 years
Good question eclaireassuch! From the Helio website: We’re a new mobile service dedicated to giving young, passionate people the type of wireless experience they've been waiting for. HELIO offers unique, exclusive devices and innovative services that connect you to your friends. HELIO is a joint venture between SK Telecom, one of the world's most innovative wireless carriers, and EarthLink, the next generation Internet service provider. You would have to get the Helio service, but as you can see, this phone was made by Samsung for Helio. If you're interested, check out membership facts.
eclaireassuch eclaireassuch 10 years
Gold phones are totally bling. Also, I don't really understand Helio. Is that a phone company? Do I have to swtich my phone service if I want this phone?
bjornwinner bjornwinner 10 years
whoa, hot! you can read popsugar!!?? do they work on any network? also i like boing boing, but that's just because it's fun to say....i also enjoy saying the phrase "bundt cake."
7bits 7bits 10 years
It would be awesome if they could make a green one and when it turns on says, "me hulk...smash Iphone"
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