Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Vodafone Launches First Vodafone-only Branded 3G Handset
Posted on 29-Sep-2006 10:26. | Tags Filed under: News.


Vodafone Launches First Vodafone-only Branded 3G Handset
Vodafone has unveiled its first Vodafone-only branded 3G consumer handset, the Vodafone 710, which will see the mobile network operator become a brand name in its own right in the consumer handset market.

The Vodafone 710's features, design and functionality were specified by Vodafone to maximize customers' use of its services. It is the first handset manufactured for Vodafone by China's Huawei Technologies as a result of a handset alliance signed by the two companies in February 2006. The device is based on a Qualcomm chipset.

The handset is part of the company's strategy to leverage its purchasing power with Original Design Manufacturers (ODM). The mobile operator believes the move will assist the uptake of 3G services, due to the lower cost per handset and the fact that the Vodafone 710 will be offered on prepay as well as contract, and will provide wide market access to 3G.

The Vodafone 710 incorporates easy access to core Vodafone services including Vodafone Radio DJ, Mobile TV, music downloads, video telephony and Vodafone live! with 3G. In addition, the handset includes an MP3 music player, a 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth. The Vodafone 710 will be launched in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, Romania and Portugal from early October 2006.

As part of Vodafone's intention to introduce further Vodafone-branded handsets and devices to the market, the company has relocated part of its terminals division from Japan to Hong Kong.







comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA - Who do you think?
Created by TimA, last reply by freitasm on 5-Dec-2016 11:04 (898 replies)
Pages... 58 59 60


Woooaaahh earthquake 2016-11-14
Created by Fred99, last reply by Pumpedd on 1-Dec-2016 11:50 (470 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


Christmas. Bah, humbug.
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by alasta on 3-Dec-2016 13:43 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


'Quality' NZ news on the way?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by alasta on 4-Dec-2016 09:49 (91 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Spark Ultra Fast Fibre MAX performance and discussion (Some might say Gigabit)
Created by Talkiet, last reply by sbiddle on 3-Dec-2016 21:15 (55 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Pike River - Seal or recovery?
Created by gzt, last reply by frankv on 4-Dec-2016 22:06 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Gigabit cable now available
Created by sub, last reply by Scotty1986 on 2-Dec-2016 12:00 (712 replies)
Pages... 46 47 48


Best of both worlds finally - Plex on kodi
Created by davidcole, last reply by reven on 1-Dec-2016 21:00 (15 replies)