Vodafone Group announces its Christmas 2007 handset portfolio

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News:

Vodafone Group has revealed its handset portfolio for the Q4 Christmas 2007 period. The line up consists of a broad range of devices including further expansion of Vodafone’s branded portfolio, several exclusive handsets and a total of 13 devices supporting HSDPA. The portfolio reiterates Vodafone’s commitment to its terminal platforms programme (TPP) with a number of handsets from multiple vendors supporting both Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile platforms.

The portfolio also demonstrates further development of its ODM (original design manufacturer) strategy and clear steps to integrate a suite of Internet services across the device portfolio with prominent brands such as Google, Google Maps, eBay and MySpace.

The Vodafone handset range includes:

  • Four HSDPA S60 handsets including the Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia 6120c, Samsung SGH-i560V and Samsung SGH-i450V
  • Two Windows Mobile slider devices including the Samsung SGH-i640V and Vodafone 920 manufactured by HTC (a third Windows Mobile handset (the Treo 500v) was launched by Palm the day after Vodafone’s announcement)
  • Two RIM BlackBerry devices including the BlackBerry Curve 8310 with GPS (exclusive to Vodafone) and BlackBerry Pearl 8100
  • Samsung’s SGH-F700V featuring HSDPA, 3MP camera, touch screen and slide out QWERTY keyboard
  • Sony Ericsson’s HSDPA W910i with an exclusive ‘Havana Gold’ variant (Sony Ericsson V640 is also available in this colour)
  • A range of exclusive 3G handsets including the Vodafone 810 slider, Vodafone 720 clamshell, Sony Ericsson V640 candy bar, Samsung SGH-ZV60 clamshell, Sharp 880SH and Sagem my850V clamshell
  • Two exclusive clamshell 2.5G devices with VGA cameras including the Sharp GX33 and Sagem my411Cv