Vodafone Adds Own Brand Handsets
Vodafone has announced two new and one re-vamped branded smartphones. These are the 945, 553 and 543.
The Vodafone 945 is believed to be a top of range device running Android 2.1 operating system. It also features a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera with flash, WiFi and 300MB of built-in memory.
The Vodafone 553 is thought to be a low to mid range handset with a QWERTY slider keyboard and a 2.8 inch touchscreen. It also features a 2 megapixel camera and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 8GB.
The phone also come pre-loaded with Facebook, Twitter, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk and Yahoo! Messenger.
The last Vodafone phone which is an update is the Vodafone 543. The update was performed in collaboration with an accessories company called Miss Sixty. As such, the 543 comes with personalised covers and mobile accessories.
As for its features it has a 2.4 inch touchscreen.
You can’t get hold of any of the handsets yet; Vodafone says they will be available in December.
In other news, Nokia seems to have suffered yet another blow to its resurgent ambitions. It seems, according to Mobile technology analysts Informa, Android is likely to supersede Nokia’s Symbian operating system by 2012.
Talking in a press release, Malik Kamal-Saadi, an analyst at Informa said that Nokia had the most to lose. He added: “Informa expects that the market share of Symbian, from total smartphone users, to drop significantly from 53 per cent in 2009 to 32 per cent in 2015.”