As part of its own-brand portfolio refresh, Vodafone Group has announced eight new handsets designed to meet a range of customer needs and preferences – from ultra low cost, through fashion and design influenced, to competitively priced mobile internet devices with cutting-edge smartphone functionality.
Patrick Chomet, Group Director of Terminals said, “Our aim is to offer our customers the best choice of compelling mobiles as well as the best-in-class experience of new services over Vodafone’s reliable network. This regular portfolio refresh ensures that we continue to deliver contemporary and relevant Vodafone branded devices to our customers across all our markets.
“In February we launched the world’s cheapest handset. Today we are again breaking new ground. I’m proud to be announcing the ‘845’, Vodafone’s first own branded Android smartphone. It runs the very latest Android ‘Eclair’ software and shows our commitment and ability to take high-end trends and make them an affordable option for many.”
Vodafone Group calls those devices "tablet" form factor. Other "tablet" device include the Vodafone 547 and Vodafone 543. The rest of the range include devices in the bar and bar+qwerty form factor. Mobile Internet-enabled devices come with Opera Mini pre-installed. Some devices in the ultra low cost range include handsets with integrated solar charger.
The Vodafone 845 comes with a 3.2megapixel digital camera, 2.8" QVGA LCD, Bluetooth 2.1, FM radio. It should be available in Europe from May 2010. Other devices in the new range are available now othr through July 2010.