In case you haven’t heard yet, Helio, which we talked about a few months ago on our sister site, has officially launched in the US today. They’ve launched with two phones geared towards the youth market (Helio service on a whole is geared towards the youth demo) and have included integrated MySpace access, video messaging, news feeds, and a whole slew of other multimedia features.
MySpace Helio members will also receive extra storage for their MySpace pictures, and be able to update their MySpace pics directly from their Helio handsets. Live news feeds can be received and displayed to their idle screen and has been aptly dubbed H.O.T (Helio on Top). H.O.T content is fed from an assortment of sources for 10 different live channels, including such partner content as Fox Sports, IGN, MTV News, MySpace, POPSUGAR, Surfline, The Onion, Yahoo! and more.
Exciting as this all maybe, don’t expect to get into one of these handsets without a little damage to your plastic. The Korean manufactured handsets will run you $275 for the Hero and $250 for the Kickflip. How these prices will fly in a ‘free handset world’ remains to be seen. Service options include an “All In