Virgin Mobile Launches UTStarcom Arc Handset

Virgin_Mobile_Arc.jpgRight on the heels of Virgin Mobile’s $19.99 TNT! handset launch, the popular mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is dropping another flip phone on the unsuspecting public: the $50 UTStarcom Arc.

As FierceWireless reports, and like the TNT!, the Arc is intended to be another of the carrier’s “reasonably” priced phones that are geared toward users who want a handset primarily for making calls and texting.

It comes with a basic VGA camera, Bluetooth, IM, mobile Web, and e-mail capability. Interesting, in light of the fact that UTStarcom recently decided to dump its handset business. Hope the new buyers like the Arc.