Virgin Mobile USA this morning announced its first 3G handset, the Shuttle, created by PCD (formerly UTStarcom). The Shuttle will be available in Best Buy Mobile stores and on Best Buy’s Web site starting on the 28th of this month for $79.99, and that price includes a Totally Unlimited voice plan. First and foremost, the slider form factor Shuttle sports support for EV-DO data connectivity, a 1.3MP camera with video recording capabilities, and a 2-inch display. The Shuttle also offers the ability to stream multimedia from the Web, and enables users to side load their music, which presumably means the device has a microSD slot as well. Virgin Mobile says the device has 235 minutes of talk time and almost 2-weeks of standby. Since Virgin Mobile USA is a large prepaid carrier, its data services will be available as pay-as-you-go, too. $5 will get you 5MB of data and grants you the ability to surf the Web. But paying $10 for 20MB or 20 for 50MB will allow you unlimited access to Virgin mobile USA’s mobile Web content.