Vodafone announced an extensive range of phones to bring 3G services to the mass market.
The range of phones will be marketed in the run up to Christmas and will be the best yet, offering smaller and lighter phones, longer battery life, cutting edge design and new, faster services which will be available at even better value prices.
The highlights are:
15 Vodafone live! with 3G handsets
10 Vodafone exclusive handsets
Wide range of Vodafone live! with 3G phones from premium to entry level prices
10 of the 15 Vodafone live! with 3G phones will be Vodafone exclusives, with the total range offering a broad choice for customers from premium to entry level 3G phones based on European and Japanese designs. Six of the Vodafone exclusives will be targeted at entry level pricing to encourage the mass market adoption of Vodafone live! with 3G.
All of Vodafone's new 3G phones will offer enhanced and new mobile services through Vodafone live! with 3G, with more than 500,000 full track music downloads available to customers, as well as an increasing range of mobile TV services and content. Further details regarding services and pricing will be released later in the year.
At the top end of the range are four exclusive premium handsets:
- Sharp 903, Europe's first 3.2 mega-pixel camera phone with a 2.4 inch screen enabling great mobile TV and 3D gaming
- Toshiba 803, Vodafone's first music dedicated mobile with remote control and optimised user interface
- Toshiba 903, a Japanese exclusive device offering network assisted GPS functionality
- Limited edition Sharp 902 Ferrari with exclusive Ferrari content
Vodafone will also be marketing six entry level Vodafone live! with 3G handsets during the Christmas period:
Sharp 703SH (Japan only)
Sony Ericsson V600i
Motorola RAZR V3x