Helio Adds Mobile Device

Los Angeles-based mobile phone service provider Helio announced today that it has introduced a new, mobile device with full keyboard support. Helio said today that its new Helio Ocean combines a numeric keypad, QWERTY keyboard, in a single device. The device, which the company bills a "dual-slider", works as a phone but slides open to reveal either a keypad or a QWERTY keyboard. Helio is a provider of consumer wireless services, and is a joint venture of Earthlink and SK Telecom.