Now that I've seen it, what can I say about the Helio Ocean? For starters, its not as huge as I thought it would be with the triple layer of LCD, 9-key, and QWERTY. It's nice, with a lot more functionality than a Sidekick III (never mind the 3G network access), but I wouldn't call it as stylish, not even next to Helio's other handsets. It has the buddy finding, a new browser, and a nice dual sliding setup. For more impressions check out John Biggs' post at, and for lots of videos, keep an eye on Vincent Nguyen's

Release? We're thinking May.

Video of the slides after the jump. (Give YouTube a few minutes to catch up, though.)

Helio Ocean [Gizmodo]