Well, looks like Virgin Mobile hasn't been subsidizing their handsets enough. Or something like that. Because they've reduced the prices of two of their phones. The relatively new LG Aloha is now down to a mere $15, on equal footing with the Kyocera Marbl. Not sure which one is better; the Marbl was surprisingly better than its non-Virgin Mobile counterpart, so maybe the LG Aloha wil present a similar tale of success. Ad cli...er...alms for the review?
Oh, and the Kyocera Cyclops is down to $50...a quick search will bring up my review on it. Considering all the features packed into the little phone, it might even be worth the $50, but that's only if you don't particularly value your battery life. Or phone construction. Still waiting on that new wave of awesome Virgin Mobile handsets to make their ways onto the scene.
Speaking of Cyclops, there's a red version now on the loose. It looks just as plasticly as ever, and costs an extra $10, but hey, if lipstick-red is your deal (my favorite color is red but not favorite enough to buy such a phone again) then this might be an alternative to the more passive white Cyclops.
Speaking of $50, the Cyclops is now in exact line with the Super Slice pricing-wise. Again...if I remember correctly (I'm too lazy to look back at my previous posts) the Slice started at $60, the same price that the Cyclops has carried for awhile now...well, until a day or two ago. So choose your poison: no Bluetooth and disgusting battery life or a mere VGA camera in a mere bar phone. Both available at the same price as, when it was introduced, the original UTStarCom Slice.