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Vodafone Unveils Smart II Smartphone

UK mobile phone operator Vodafone has announced the launched of the Smart II which, the company says, provides with "twice the processing power of the most expensive and sought-after smartphones available just three years ago, but at a fraction of the price".

At its core, the phone uses the Broadcom BCM21552 processor clocked at 832MHz. That processor appears to have been launched two years ago (which would contradict Vodafone's statement that it is brand new) and is based on an ARM11 architecture. Note that it is not the BCM21552G which was launched earlier this year at CES 2012.

It runs on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and features 512MB RAM, 3G HSDPA and Wi-Fi, a 3.2-megapixel camera, a 3.2in 480 x 320 pixels capacitive touchscreen display, 150MB onboard storage and a microSD card slot, FM radio with RDS, AGPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1150mAh battery.

Other features include Vouchercloud as well as a number of Vodafone apps. The phone - which is listed as coming soon - will compete against the likes of the HTC Explorer or the Motorola Defy Mini. It will cost £70 in the UK on PAYG and excluding any topup.

Source : Vodafone

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