have emerged, the Vodafone 845. As the name suggests, the handset is apparently headed to European carrier Vodafone, but going by the:unwired's anonymous tipster it's actually the handiwork of Huawei and is known elsewhere as the Joy. As well as triband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSPA, the Vodafone 845 packs WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 3.2-megapixel camera. We weren't joking when we said it was small, either; with a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen and dimensions of 100 x 55 x 13 mm it's actually a little smaller than the HTC Tattoo. Hardware controls include an optical joystick and a number of physical buttons, which should please those less enamoured with touch-sensitive keys, and apparently Vodafone's 360 networking and app platform is preloaded along with the usual "Google Experience" apps. There's talk of a Q2 2010 launch in Europe, but no word on pricing at this stage. [gallery]
already knew Vodafone UK were planning to offer the HTC Desire sometime in April, but the company have just confirmed that preorders for the Android 2.1 smartphone are being taken from today. The Vodafone HTC Desire is expected to ship by April 8th, with the handset being offered from free on select monthly contracts.
has announced that it will be offering HTC's two latest Android smartphones come April. The HTC Legend - which will be an exclusive to Vodafone UK - and the HTC Desire will both drop next month. Pricing for the two handsets is yet to be officially confirmed, though we're guessing Vodafone will end up offering them free on at least a few high-end plans. The Legend has a 3.2-inch HVGA AMOLED touchscreen while the larger Desire has a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen; both run Android 2.1 with HTC's Sense UI enhancements. If you're looking for more on the HTC Legend, check out our full review over at SlashGear. We're still waiting for HTC Desire review units to come through, but you know we'll be all over the Snapdragon-based Sense-toting smartphone when they do. HTC Legend hands-on: [vms 1715466cd580a448cf82] Press Release: HTC Legend and HTC Desire Coming Soon to Vodafone UK Android options grow for customers on the UK's best network NEWBURY, England, March 15 -- Vodafone UK customers can now register for the HTC Desire and HTC Legend, two of the most eagerly anticipated smartphones of the year. The new handsets, both powered by the Android operating system, are set to launch in April and customers can sign up for all of the latest information here. HTC Legend The HTC Legend will be available exclusively to Vodafone UK customers at launch and will come pre-loaded with a range of Vodafone 360 services, including Vodafone Music and MyWeb, sitting on top of the HTC Sense user interface in addition to full access to the Android Marketplace for apps. The Legend has a stunning 3.2 inch, AMOLED HVGA display allowing you to view the very best shots taken with the impressive 5 megapixel camera, as well as browsing the web and videos. In addition, the new optical joystick functionality makes the device quick and easy to use. HTC Desire HTC Desire will offer one of the richest mobile phone experiences. The large 3.7 inch screen AMOLED WVGA display enhances visual content, whether viewing photos, videos, browsing the web or catching up with mates with the Facebook, Twitter and Flickr integration of HTC's Friend Stream functionality. The HTC Desire is powered by a powerful one GHz Snapdragon processor, enabling multi tasks from app-to-app, and also comes with full Google application / app store integration. And the Vodafone UK, Android goodness doesn't end there: More devices will be available soon, including Google Nexus One and the Sony Ericsson X10, giving Vodafone UK customers plenty of options when it comes to choosing their favourite Android-based smartphone.
running on Verizon's CDMA network, and while the search giant have confirmed that such a variant is in the works, they haven't made the exact timescale for its release public. Now, according to a report in a Chinese newspaper, HTC have begun shipping CDMA versions to Verizon, in preparation for a launch this month or in April. The handset is expected to offer exactly the same functionality as the existing GSM Nexus One, only replace the UMTS/HSPA modem with a CDMA version. However it's not believed to be a so-called world phone; i.e. it isn't expected to include both CDMA and UMTS/HSPA connectivity for worldwide roaming use. The paper also suggests that HTC will ship the GSM version of the Nexus One to European carrier Vodafone "soon". The UK arm of the carrier put up a new information page for the handset in their "coming soon" section last Friday. [via DigiTimes]
Google Nexus One, what we haven't known so far is when it might be arriving or how much the Android 2.1 smartphone will cost. Still no figures or exact dates, but Vodafone UK have updated their Coming Soon page with a "register for updates" option for the Nexus One. So far all the listing says is that the Nexus One is coming soon, though we previously heard from a UK paper that the launch would take place in April 2010. As for pricing, a leaked Vodafone Germany document suggested that the subsidized handset would come in at €149.90 (£136). We wouldn't be surprised to see the Nexus One hit the UK from free on high-priced contracts, however. [Thanks Andy!]