Vodafone is to offer three new smartphones, including the Samsung Wave – the first mobile phone to run Samsung’s Bada operating system.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini will be available from Vodafone, while the Samsung Galaxy S 16GB will be exclusive to Vodafone, according to the company.
Smartphones from Vodafone
The announcement bolsters Vodafone’s smartphone offering, which includes the likes of the HTC Desire, Apple iPhone, Nokia X6, and Google Nexus One.
The Samsung Wave is a powerful mobile phone, which includes access to Samsung’s Bada app store to download new applications.
It’s been designed to bring together a range of communication, such as texting, instant messaging and social networking, into a single, customisable interface, according to Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy S 16GB
The Galaxy S is one in a number of emerging Samsung handsets in the Galaxy family. It runs Google’s Android operating system, has a four-inch screen and can capture high definition video and 5Mp photos.
Like the Samsung Wave, the Galaxy S is a powerful handset with a 1GHz processor.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini is a scaled down Xperia handset. ‘Mini’ mobile phones were the them of this year’s Mobile World Congress show, where HTC and T-Mobile showed of smaller, more portable smartphones.
Ceri Stanaway, Which? mobile services expert, said: ‘With Orange and T-Mobile merging to become the UK’s biggest mobile company, O2 and Vodafone may find themselves up against tougher competition than before. Vodafone securing these high-profile handsets will help the company maintain a competitive edge.’