So we got our long-awaited chance to check out Helio's latest, the Drift. Yeah, it looks like your run of the mill black Samsung slider -- certainly nothing compared to the graphic impact the Kickflip makes -- but outward appearances aside, this comfortable, smooth handset is among the first in the states to feature hybrid GPS (A-GPS and real GPS both!), which enables some sweet services like Google maps nav, and their new Buddy Beacon location-based service. It's also finally rocking a much more refined XCE Java version of the Helio UI, which definitely takes care of some lingering niggling concerns we've had with the thing. We've been playing around with ours for a bit and have mostly good things to say about it, click on for a boat load more shots!