Vodafone To Launch Its Own Smartphone In The UK This Summer

UK wireless carrier Vodafone has revealed the details of its newest Android based handset, which is expected to launch early this summer.

The Vodafone Smart is a light weight Android 2.2 Froyo based device that is a replacement for the Vodafone 845 handset. The device will be launched under Vodafone’s PAYG line-up.

The smartphone comes with a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen, an improvement from the 845’s resistive touch screen. Smart also features a 2MP camera and come with an update version of Froyo, which runs faster than previous versions of Android OS and comes with lightning fast browsing capabilities.

The Vodafone Smart is also the lightest Android based smartphone on the market, weighing in at 100 grams. The device features dimensions of 56 x 106 x 12mm. Vodafone will also offer customisable cover designs for its customers.

The company will offer the phone with some pre-loaded apps that will allow customers to kick-start their Android experience on the word Go. The device’s home screen will feature direct links to Facebook, Twitter, email, web browser and Vodafone’s ‘Prepay Manager’ for top-ups on the go.

The company is expected to offer the device at around 90 pounds, making it one of the most affordable Android phones.