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New dual-sim handsets launched to help you save money abroad


UK company unveils range of stylish, new handsets to allow UK consumers to use international sim-card to save money on holiday

London, 20th August 2009: A range of stylish, new, dual-sim handsets have been launched today. The exciting new dual-sim handsets mean users can insert an international sim-card, and keep their home number when on holiday. UK holiday-makers can save money on their calls and texts while abroad and still receive calls from friends and family at home on the regular number.


They can also save money when back in the UK, making full use of all the money-saving tariffs on offer from operators; or conveniently use the new handsets to have only one handset for both business and personal calls.

The handsets being launched today are:

– FLIP – A lightweight and stylish clamshell dual-sim handset. The FLIP is perfect for the style conscious looking to use multiple tariffs that best match their usage or save money on calls and texts while abroad.
– SLIDER – A smart, music-player that also has email functionality and a 2MP camera, combined with a dual-sim mobile phone. With the SLIDER you can stay connected and save money while abroad; or have all your personal and business needs in one handset.
– NERO – A handset that combines touch screen desirability, with dual-sim practicality. The NERO also has email functionality and a 2MP camera.

The range of dual-sim handsets has been launched to provide an alternative choice for consumers that might want:
– To save money – by using an international pay as you go sim-card to save money abroad, or using two UK sims cards to make the most of the multiple offers in the market
– Added convenience – having two contact numbers on the same handset means they can easily combine personal and business numbers, making life easier as they only need to carry one handset and set of accessories
– A stylish solution – no longer do they need to fill pockets with two handsets
– An environmental solution – as they now only need to charge one handset rather than two

The handsets are being launched by Onyx (, a British handset company that is finding and serving the gaps in the current handset market, both in the UK and internationally. Onyx’s experienced team brings together sales expertise, design and engineering and will introduce more handsets over the coming months.

“These new handsets offer consumers a different choice, one that many people have been crying out for,” said Zafar Mirza, Chairman of Onyx. “They are stylish, practical and will be very competitively priced. And the dual-sim function means that consumers can shop around for the best tariffs or have a great phone to take with them as they travel abroad.”

Mirza continued, “these are exciting times for Onyx and for the UK handset market. What is particularly exciting is that the FLIP, SLIDER and NERO are just the first three handsets that we are launching and we’re equally excited about the next handsets in the range.”

Additional handsets that are in development include a dual-sim handset with an 8MP camera, a Windows Mobile smartphone and a dual-sim Android handset with a 5MP camera.

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About Onyx
Onyx is a new UK company that is offering elegant, lifestyle, mobile products that provide consumers with affordable, aspirational, alternative devices.
Onyx offers beautifully designed products, that are produced to the highest possible quality. Onyx provides consumers with alternative solutions for managing their mobile lifestyle and with full, UK-based customer services Onyx products provide excellent value for money.

For additional information, please contact:
Patrick Smith
Joshua PR
+44 (0)7734 600553 or