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Vodafone Introduces The Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone

Vodafone has announced that it will offer the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone as an exclusivity to its UK customers.

The phone is an Android-based model that comes with 16GB onboard storage (that can be expanded to 48GB thanks to a microSD card), a Snapdragon 1Ghz processor, a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display - possibly with a resolution of 480x800 pixels - and a 5-megapixel camera.

The latter offers HD video recording, the first Android phone to allow this. Initially, Vodafone announced that the phone would come with a Google Chrome browser but sadly it seems that it was an unfortunate oversight. Other than that, the Galaxy S will run on Android 2.1.

The phone is currently on pre-order at Vodafone with contract prices set to be unveiled at a later stage. We expect it to go on sale on 24-month contracts worth £35 and more.

The Galaxy S is the latest model to join Vodafone's growing Android family, with Sony Ericsson's X10 range, HTC popular model, Google's Nexus One, Samsung's Androids and Vodafone own range making the rest of it.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.