Pantech Matrix Dual Sliding Phone Has More Buttons Than Sense

Formed from the same genetic ooze as Pantech's Slide Duo smartphone and rebranded Helio Ocean handset, the Matrix is a mildly frustrating device: spec'd with the best, but dressed in the worst. An HSDPA-enabled handset with GPS, a full QWERTY keyboard in addition to a dialpad, and two cameras should have the software… » 10/14/08 5:30am 10/14/08 5:30am

Opera Mini Browser Now on Helio Ocean, Officially

Sure, with a little third-party app hacking you've been able to get Opera running on some Helio phones for a while. But today Helio and Opera have released Opera Mini in what's the first official deployment of the tiny browser by a US service provider. Apparently Helio listened to their enthusiast community and then… » 3/19/08 9:01am 3/19/08 9:01am

Helio's YouTube 2.0 Client Hands-on and Impressions (Verdict: It's Good)

YouTube and Helio aren't strangers in the least, but compared with the iPhone's gorgeous implementation, Helio's first version was found to be a little lacking. No more. The latest release, available today, bumps Helio up onto the same tier as Apple's offering. Here's what we think. » 12/12/07 9:00am 12/12/07 9:00am

Helio Offers Unlimited Service for $99/Month, Refurbed Ocean for $99

Good news for people thinking of picking up a Helio Ocean: Helio has lowered its rates for its all-in plans, giving you all-you-can-eat service for $99 a month. It's also starting to offer refurbished phones through the Helio Refreshed service, with the Ocean now available refurbed for a mere $99. That's a pretty… » 11/12/07 12:47pm 11/12/07 12:47pm

AT&T's Dual-Sliding Pantech Duo In the Wild

The Pantech Duo, seen previously as the Helio Ocean, has just been spotted in the wild by a tipster. He takes some sample shots next to his V3xx RAZR, which should give you a good idea of how large it is in comparison. If it's as thick as the Ocean, prepare to be either appalled or flattered when your friends comment… » 9/19/07 4:20pm 9/19/07 4:20pm

Sizemodo: Helio Fin vs. Ocean vs. iPhone vs. HTC Touch

Here's how the Helio Fin, the thinnest clamshell in the US, stacks up against other equally thin phones. As you can see, it's pretty much the same thickness as the iPhone, which is amazing since the Fin actually flips open. It's slightly thinner than the HTC Touch, and is dwarfed by the bulge-tastic Helio Ocean. More… » 8/16/07 1:47pm 8/16/07 1:47pm

Custom Apps Now Possible on Helio Ocean (Opera Mini)

Not only is the iPhone getting its third-party cherry popped, the Helio Ocean is now running third-party apps now as well. The first proof of concept app is Opera Mini, the smallish browser from Opera that lets even lousy phones browse like a star. To get it to work on your Ocean (even though the default Ocean browser… » 8/03/07 3:48pm 8/03/07 3:48pm

Helio Adds YouTube Features, New MySpace App

We told you the YouTube on Helio's 3G was free now, but they've gone and added a couple more features to it since Monday. First, Helio users can record videos on their Oceans and upload them to Helio Album. Why's that cool? Because if you configure your Helio Album correctly, it can push those videos to YouTube and… » 7/06/07 3:40pm 7/06/07 3:40pm

Helio's 3G YouTube Access Now Free

Helio originally wanted to charge a few bucks a month for YouTube, but in response to the iPhone's free access, they're doing it free, too. And that's over 3G, so it'll be fast where ever you have EVDO coverage. See? One-up-manship can be beneficial for all. Oh, did I mention that you can upload your Helio vids to… » 7/02/07 10:10pm 7/02/07 10:10pm

Helio Fights Apple with Official YouTube Over 3G (and the Genius of…

Sky Dayton, who has been quoted several times in the last week in iPhone critique pieces, is officially putting a more powerful set of YouTube features on his 3g phones. Here comes the bloodbath. This is going to be complicated to explain, so sit down and listen up.
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Helio Ocean Roundup: All The Hot Details in One Place

If you were around last week, you saw that we got ourselves a fever for the Helio Ocean and we covered the silly out of that thing. If you want to go back and see what all the fuss was about, this is the place to find it. We've got everything you could want to know about the phonedevice that Gizmodo readers prefer to… » 5/14/07 7:40pm 5/14/07 7:40pm

Helio Ocean Feature-by-Feature Review

We've had lots of time to use, re-use, and digest every feature available on the Helio Ocean. We've done UI videos, hardware galleries, handset sharing tutorials and sync tutorials, but what you really want to know is what we think of it. Here's our review, broken down feature by feature so you can easily see the ones… » 5/10/07 10:30pm 5/10/07 10:30pm

How to Sync Your Contacts with the Ocean

The Helio Ocean is an emailing machine, allowing you to manage a whole slew of email accounts at once. Also, Helio, unsurprisingly, would love it if you stocked up on their phones. You know, if you grabbed an Ocean for going to work and a Heat for going out at night. But what about loading your contacts up on it? Won't … » 5/10/07 7:30pm 5/10/07 7:30pm