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Vodafone to Carry Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Starting in February

Vodafone has announced it is going to add the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus to its line up in the coming month. Other devices likely to be featured in the line up include the Nokia Lumia 710 and BlackBerry Bold 9790.

Prices of the forthcoming devices have yet to be revealed by the company, however.

The Galaxy Ace Plus is basically the successor of the previously released Galaxy Ace - the Android 2.2 powered device with an 800 MHz processor and 3.5 inch touchscreen. In comparison to its older sibbling Ace, the Ace Plus is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has an 1 GHz processor, and 3.65 inch touchscreen. The screen resolution of both devices remains the same though (320x480p), reportsTechRadar.

With this new announcement, Vodafone has virtually confirmed it is shifting its focus to mid-range Android smartphone market which in recent months, has seen a tremendous growth - not just in the UK, but across most of the major markets out there. As Android continues to gain in popularity amongst smartphone users, it will be interesting to see how many other carriers enter this mid-range smartphone market.