Kyocera got on the RAZR-like naming trend with its Oystr phone last year, which Virgin Mobile snapped up; now the two are teaming up again for yet another vowel-missing handset, the Marbl. The Marbl's name does not seem to have any bearing on the phone's form factor, however, the phone is incredibly simple and priced at $29.99. The handset sports a basic flip-phone design with a plain, black front, speakerphone, text messaging, a Web browser and no external display. Virgin Mobile has yet to disclose when it plans to bow the phone, but its website says "Coming Soon."
For more on Virgin Mobile's Marbl:
- check out Wired's Crave Blog