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Virgin Mobile introduces the Reef, its first waterproof smartphone

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Yesterday, Virgin Mobile added the Reef to its lineup. Built by ZTE, this is Virgin's first waterproof smartphone and features a 4-inch touchscreen.
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Advertised as "a smartphone that's not afraid to party poolside," the Reef is the first waterproof handset to join Virgin Mobile's lineup. This Android powered smartphone is made by ZTE and can spend up to 30 minutes in up to 3 feet of water, being IPX7 certified.

Featuring support for Virgin Mobile's 3G network, the Reef offers the following main features:

  • CPU: 1 GHz single core
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB; microSD slot, up to 32 GB
  • Display: 4-inch, 480X800 pixels touchscreen
  • Camera: 5 MP rear camera with HD video capability, VGA front camera for chat
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi
  • OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Weight/Dimensions: 4.5 oz; 5x2.55x0.44 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: 1,650 mAh; up to 9 hours talk time and 6.8 days in standby mode (when connected to a 3G network)

Additional features include GPS, compass, light and proximity sensors, as well as built-in support for Picasa and for uploading videos to YouTube (a YouTube player app is also included).

The ZTE Reef costs $149.99 (with free shipping and Virgin's 30-day money-back guarantee) without any contracts.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2013-08-23 (Update: 2013-08-24)