Vodafone 845 (with Android 2.1) and 7 other new “Vodaphones” announced (video)
Vodafone has officially introduced no less than 8 new phones, all included in its own-branded series of devices.
The most interesting of the new handsets is the Huawei-made Vodafone 845, which is the carrier’s first own-branded Android device.
The Vodafone 845 runs Android 2.1 and features a 2.8 inch QVGA touchscreen display, 3G, Wi-Fi, Vodafone 360 services, and a 3MP camera. The 845 should be available starting next month in 12 Vodafone markets (including he UK). The handset will be affordable, about €150 free of contract.
Next we have the Vodafone 546, a phone made for emerging markets. The 546 features a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.2 inch landscape display, GSM/EDGE connectivity, and Opera Mini browser.
Vodafone 543 and Vodafone 547 are both full-touch phones. The 543 comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA display, Opera Mini, exchangeable covers and “Vodafone’s innovative pre-pay balance indicator”.
The 547 doesn’t have exchangeable covers, but it has a larger display (2.8 inches):
Vodafone 246, 247 and 248 are all ultra low cost handsets (ULCH) that feature FM radios and color displays. The 247 even has a solar panel on the back:
We now leave you with a video preview of the Vodafone 845 with Android 2.1: