Vodafone UK now sells the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro and LG GT540 Optimus

Vodafone has started sales of three new handsets in the UK, the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro and the LG Optimus.

Vodafone’s Blackberry Pearl 3G (9105) is an odd one, as it’s basically a Pearl 9100 sans the QWERTY keyboard. Yes, a Blackberry without a full keyboard. An interesting experiment, I guess, we’ll have to see how many takers there will be.

Features include:

  • 624 MHz processor
  • 360 x 400 screen
  • 256 MB internal memory, expandable via microSD card slot
  • HSDPA 3.6 Mb/s and HSUPA
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • 3.15 Megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and video recording
  • aGPS
  • 3.5 mm headset jack and dedicated music keys
  • 1150 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 108 x 50 x 13.3 mm
  • Weight: 93.6 g

It can be yours for free if you sign-up for a £25/month or higher 2-year contract. For £25, you get 300 minutes and 500 MB for mobile data each month.

The Blackberry is joined by two smartphones powered by Android.

Both the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro and the LG Optimus can be yours for free if you sign up for a 2-year £20/month contract. For £20, you get 100 minutes, 500 texts and 500 MB of mobile data each month.

The Sony Ericsson has a side-sliding full QWERTY keyboard, but a tiny 2.55″ touchscreen. This may go well with texting-addicts that care for pocketability.

Other features of the X10 Mini Pro include:

  • 240 x 320 screen resolution
  • 600 MHz processor
  • 5 Megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and video recording at VGA (640 x 480) resolution at 30 fps with video light
  • HSDPA, HSUPA
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • 128 MB internal memory expandable via microSD card slot
  • 930 mAh battery
  • Android 1.6
  • Dimensions: 90 x 52 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 120 g

The LG GT540 Optimus brings another alternative for those willing to take the plunge into the Android world, and has the following features:

  • 3-inch, 320 x 480 resistive touchscreen
  • HSDPA 7.2 Mb/s
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • 130 MB internal memory expandable via microSD card slot
  • 3.15 Megapixel autofocus camera with VGA (640 x 480) video recording at 17 fps
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Android 1.6
  • Dimensions: 109 x 54.5 x 12.7 mm
  • Weight: 115.5 g

All in all, an interesting trio for Vodafone customers. If your contract is up for renewal, or if you were considering signing a deal with Vodafone, you may want to consider one of these for your next phone.

Via TechRadar

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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