By Stephen Schenck | September 13, 2011 1:26 PM
Virgin Mobile looks like it will be getting a much-needed dash of Gingerbread in the near future, thanks to the reveal of the JukeB Android handset manufactured by TCT Mobile. The JukeB features an exposed QWERTY keyboard; Virgin already has handsets the like of the Samsung Intercept with a QWERTY slider, but so far lacks an Android with this Droid-Pro-like form factor.
It doesn’t take too much of an imagination to guess that the JukeB is going to be promoted with an emphasis on music. As of now, though, the details on any such arrangement are still unknown, so we can’t tell if this means some kind of streaming service through Virgin, or maybe an HTC/Beats-like arrangement that would see the JukeB bundled with quality headphones.
What we can tell you is that the JukeB will have a QVGA display, be 12.43 millimeters thick, and arrive running Android 2.3.4. We’ll just have to wait a little longer to get a full picture of the phone, once we learn something about its processing and memory capabilities.
One last bit to the mystery: the JukeB is planned for Virgin Mobile in North America, but that could mean either the US or Canada. There’s no sign just yet where it might hit first.