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Vodafone UK took some time out to sit down with Symon Whitehorn, the resident camera expert at HTC. Discussions covered the Duo Camera as well as what consumers can expect to see in the future. With the HTC One (M8) sporting an impressive shooter, it only makes sense that we look ahead to see what HTC has planned.
Vodafone has today started taking orders for the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini, a new super-budget Android model the network is selling for just £50 with a PAYG SIM. It’s not disastrous on paper either, offering Android 4.2.2 running on a 4-inch screen that manages to output at a resolution of 480 x 800. A bit low, but not bad for a £50 model.
The Vodafone Smart 4 Mini is powered by a dual-core MTK6572 chipset running at 1.3GHz, so ought to be a vast step up from previous models in the Vodafone Smart range, although don’t go capturing any life firsts on the 3.15MP camera.
Vodafone UK sends word this morning of a hot new Android phone added to its lineup. No, it’s not the Samsung Galaxy S5, say hello to the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini. OK, so it’s not that hot, but it does occupy an important part of Vodafone’s lineup, being a truly entry level Android phone at just £50.
Specs are exactly what you’d expect of such a cheap phone. 4-inch display, dual-core 1.3GHz CPU and just 512MB of RAM. It’s running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which isn’t exactly current but will be more than ample for the sort of buyer picking it up. With phones this cheap running Android, is there even a point to buying a feature phone anymore?
11 April, 2014: The latest addition to the Vodafone Smart range has landed, bringing you top-notch performance and functionality at an unbelievable price. For just £50 the Smart 4 mini outperforms its predecessor with a highly responsive 4” capacitive touch screen, dual core 1.3Ghz processor supported by 512Mb of RAM, and the latest version of Android Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.2).
Designed to bring you the full Vodafone experience at an affordable price, and with a simple user interface it’s easy to get to grips with all that the Vodafone Smart 4 mini has to offer. With just a click or a swipe enjoy everything from high-speed internet browsing and access to the latest news, entertainment, maps and transport apps while you’re on the go as well as email and social networking services.
Vodafone UK has announced that current pre-orders of the Sony Xperia Z2 will be shipping on April 14. Rival carriers seem to be experiencing delays in getting the device into the hands of customers, with delivery times slated for late April or early May. A Vodafone UK representative confirmed the date in a post on the official Vodafone forum.
HTC has released a whole slew of kernel source files for the 2013 version of the One today, following the gradual rollout of Android 4.4.2 to the device around the world. There are, frankly, too many variants to name in this post individually, but some of the highlights include Vodafone UK, AT&T, Sprint, O2 in Germany and the UK, and a number of unlocked variants. The screenshots below tell the full story.
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HTC Releases One (2013) 4.4.2 Kernel Source For Numerous Carriers And Unlocked Devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Vodafone UK sends word that it’s reduced the price of three of its older Android smartphones on PAYG, as part of a promotion running this weekend. The deals include the last two Samsung flagships, a couple of weeks out from the global Galaxy S5 launch. The Galaxy S3, previously £170, now costs £119, and the Galaxy S4 falls from £475 to £330. Meanwhile the Vodafone Smart Mini III drops to £52, down from £75.
The Sony Xperia Z2 was officially unveiled by the Japanese manufacturer a couple of weeks ago and it hasn’t taken long for retailers across the world to put it up for pre order. The smartphone is now available through Vodafone across the United Kingdom on contract with an attractive offer in place as well. The first 3,000 pre orders will reportedly get a 32 inch television with the smartphone for free. This isn’t a high end TV of course and features a paltry resolution of 1366 x 768, so it might not necessarily replace your home TV, but it’s a television nonetheless.
Speaking more about the plans in place, Vodafone will offer the smartphone for £42, £47 or £52 per month with varying data caps with no additional charge for the handset. The cheapest option starts from £34 per month but that requires users to shell out £149 for the smartphone up front. As usual, a standard two year agreement will need to be signed if you’re looking to get the handset on contract. Head over to the links below to make this smartphone yours from Vodafone UK and check out other promotions/offers with the device as well.
Source: Vodafone UK
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32-inch Bravia set offered with Sony’s latest smartphone
Vodafone UK is the latest carrier to announce pre-order details for Sony’s upcoming flagship phone, the Xperia Z2. The device is now available to pre-order from Voda, with launch day scheduled for April 10. As always, Vodafone offers a range of price plans, but the cheapest monthly contract offering a “free” Xperia Z2 is a £42 per month 3G plan with 1GB of data. Switching up to 4G, a £47 per month plan gets you 3GB and a free Z2.
And to sweeten the deal — for early customers, at least — Vodafone is offering a free 32-inch Sony Bravia Smart TV for the first 3,000 Xperia Z2 pre-order customers.
More: Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on
The Motorola/Lenovo Moto G, which is almost certainly the best combination of price and tech specs the Android world has ever seen, is now available through Vodafone UK. For £100 plus a £10 credit top-up it can be yours with a PAYG SIM, plus the network is also selling it on monthly contracts, where £13 a month gets you a “free” Moto G and a 100 minutes, 100MB SIM. You’d be best going PAYG.
Here it is:
It’s the best budget phone you can get today by a wide margin, as long as you don’t mind camera quality that’s a little bit worse than the HTC Desire managed back in 2010. Check it out on Vodafone here.
Mid range device coming to large UK carrier soon
We've seen that Motorola is set to launch what we believe is the Moto X in Europe next week, and Vodafone UK has announced that they will be carrying the Moto G as well. Unfortunately Vodafone has yet to announce pricing, as they are holding that for the launch, but we can bet it will likely be less than from Motorola directly.
If you haven't already checked out our review of the Moto G or checked out how it compares to some other devices, you will want to do that now. Would you be interested in making the Moto G your next device?
If UK folks on Vodafone find themselves without 3G in some places, it’s because the telcom has failed to reach the minimum geographical coverage imposed by Ofcom. In 2010, the government-directed mobile regulator required the expansion of 3G networks until they cover the area where 90 percent of the …
Vodafone has announced that it's extending its "4G bonus" program through until the end of January. The promotion, which was originally due to expire at the end of October, gives Vodafone Red 4G subscribers 4GB of bonus data for the life of their contracts. What's more, SIM-only customers and 12/24-month customers on contracts that include a bundled 4G phone will get unlimited data for three months, then double the standard data allowance plus 4GB for the life of the contract. That's a lot of data.
With the extension of this Vodafone deal and new price plans launching from EE today, we're starting to see the UK LTE marketplace becoming a bit more competitive. That trends looks set to continue into December, when Three UK launches its LTE network along with unlimited data and a promise not to charge extra for the service.
Prices for the 5.9-incher start at £585
The HTC One Max has been available from Vodafone UK since shortly after its announcement, and now we're starting to see stock trickle through to SIM-free outlets. Unlocked Mobiles has the device in stock today, priced £584.98 inc. VAT; Clove, MobileFun and HandTec are expecting stock in the next day or so, and offer similar price points.
The One Max is a competent enough big-screened phone, but it's a tough sell at its current SIM-free price, which is perilously close to the higher-spec'd Samsung Galaxy Note 3. For a complete walkthrough of the Max, hit up our full review.
More: HTC One Max review
Source: Unlocked Mobiles
Without much fuss or fanfare, Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Express 2, a slight upgrade from last year’s Galaxy Express model. This mid-range smartphone will be heading for the UK first and has given UK carrier Vodafone an exclusive advantage.
In terms of hardware, the Samsung Galaxy Express 2 is unimpressive but solid. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, probably a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 1.5 GB of RAM. It sports a 4.5-inch qHD display with a 540×960 pixel resolution. It has 8 GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card. It has a variety of connectivity features, including NFC and, like its predecessor, LTE support. If the specs sound a bit like the Galaxy S4 Mini, albeit with a larger screen, you would not be the only one to think so.
On the software side, the Galaxy Express 2 will be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and, of course, Samsung’s TouchWiz custom interface. It will also have access to some Samsung exclusives such as S Travel, Story Album, and S Translator to help users maximize their travel experience. Smart Stay face detection and Group Play file sharing will also be available.
Samsung has not mentioned pricing details but the Galaxy Express 2 will be available in the UK, starting today as a Vodafone exclusive with other retailers to follow. The smartphone comes in a Ceramic White color option, but Vodafone customers will also be able to purchase it in Rigel Blue, also exclusive to the carrier.
Updated mid-ranger exclusive to Vodafone at launch, other operators coming later
Samsung UK has announced an updated version of the mid-range Galaxy Express handset it launched earlier in the year, the Galaxy Express 2. The LTE-capable handset features a 4.5-inch qHD LCD display, a 1.7GHz dual core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Samsung's latest TouchWiz UI, the Galaxy Express 2 also features some of the software features from higher-end Samsung phones — Smart Stay, Group Play, Motion UX, S Travel, StoryAlbum and S Translator.
The Galaxy Express 2 will launch tomorrow, Oct. 23, at Vodafone UK, with other carriers to follow at a later date. It'll come in "ceramic white" and "rigel blue" color options, with the latter being exclusive to Vodafone.
We've got specs and the full press release after the break.
'Max' coming to Europe first, with UK launch this week; Verizon and Sprint getting it by year's end
A little earlier than we were anticipating, the HTC One Max is official. So just when will you be able to get your hands on HTC's latest super-sized handset? Well, the good news for folks in the UK is that the Max will be launching there later this week. Vodafone UK will be the first launch partner (though no exclusive deal is in place, HTC says), with the rest of Europe following soon afterwards.
Stateside, the HTC One Max will be coming to Verizon Wireless and Sprint in time for the holidays. We don't have any pricing information for the device just yet, but we'll keep you posted as details emerge.
Liverpool on Oct. 17, Glasgow on Oct. 24, Manchester 'soon afterwards'
Vodafone UK is beginning to build out its 4G LTE network, and it's today announced that three major British cities are due for a 4G switch-on in the near future. First up is Liverpool, next Thursday, Oct. 17. That's followed by Glasgow on Oct. 24, with Manchester completing the trifecta "soon afterwards."
Vodafone reports that since launched its LTE network at the end of August it's attracted 100,000 customers to its "4G-ready" Vodafone Red plans. Unlike other UK carriers, Voda focused on London as its sole launch market, and it now says that 80-plus towns and districts in the capital have LTE service. In September this expanded to include Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield.
By 2015 the carrier aims to have LTE coverage for 98 percent of the UK population.
Two new imaging-centric handsets available with LTE connectivity
Vodafone is hoping to bulk up its camera-centric smart phone options today by adding the Sony Xperia Z1 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom as its latest offerings. Together with the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Xperia Z1 and S4 Zoom are the latest LTE "4G-ready" handsets to hit the carrier.
The Xperia Z1 with its huge screen and 20.7MP camera is available now in either black or white (no purple, sorry) with no money down and plans starting at £42 per month 2-year agreement, or at £99 down and £33 per month for the plan. You can pick up the Galaxy S4 Zoom with its not-quite-camera not-quite-phone form factor as well, but not until tomorrow, unfortunately.
Both phones will be available online from Vodafone at the source link below.
Rogers’ patience in finding a replacement CEO has paid off in spades. The Canadian telecom giant has just confirmed that Guy Laurence, Vodafone UK’s current chief executive, will be its new leader as of December 2nd. The hire gives Rogers a CEO who’s not only well-versed in mobile and media services, but has a reputation as a reformer — he shook up Vodafone UK’s corporate culture shortly after taking the reins in 2008. While it’s not certain that he’ll repeat history at Rogers, we wouldn’t expect him to maintain the status quo for very long.
Via: The Globe and Mail
Customers moving to 4G plans also receive unlimited data for three months
Gearing up for the expansion of its 4G LTE network in late September, Vodafone UK is offering new plans in a promotion it is calling "4G Bonus". Customers signing up for new 12 or 24 month contracts with Vodafone on its new "4G-ready" plans will receive double the standard amount of data it offers, plus an additional 4GB of data for the life of their contract.
This means for someone who goes for the entry-level plan and opts to be 4G-ready will get 6GB of data per month instead of the standard 1GB on a regular plan — and the starting price for such a plan with 6GB of data and unlimited talk and texts is just £26 per month.
As a gesture to those who signed up for its 4G-ready plans before this point, Vodafone is extending the 4GB of additional data to anyone who is already a customer at no additional cost. For those wanting to switch carriers or plans starting with this promotion, you have until the end of October to get on-board. You can find a full chart breakdown of the new plans and prices after the break.
Verizon is perhaps the most intimidating fish in the sea of US cellphone carriers (okay – it’s more of a pond). Now the Big Red is in talks to buy Vodafone’s 45% stake in the company for $130 billion, and signs suggest that this deal could be completed within a week. If this goes through, it will mark the closure of a deal Verizon has wanted to secure for years.
If you aren’t familiar with Vodafone, it’s a British company with roughly four times the number of subscribers that Verizon has and the largest mobile network operator outside of China.
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Verizon Could Be On The Verge Of Buying Out Vodafone’s Stake For As Much As $130 Billion was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Vodafone UK has just made available the HTC One Mini which is available in 3G or 4G plans on a 24 month contract. This device is a smaller version of the HTC One, comes with mid-range specs, and with no upfront cost required by the carrier.
Plans start at £33 a month which gives subscribers unlimited calls and texts messages as well as 1 GB of 3G data. If you’re looking for more speed you might be interested in the £42 a month plan which also gives unlimited calls and text messages but with 2 GB of 4G-LTE data. The 4 GB 4G-LTE data plan costs £47 a month while the 8 GB 4G-LTE data plan costs £52 a month. All 4G plans come with free 2 GB of Wi-Fi data.
HTC One Mini Technical Specifications
- 4.3-inch S-LCD3 display with 1280 x 720 resolution (341 ppi)
- 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU
- 1GB of DDR3
- 16GB of storage but no microSD card
- 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera with HTC Zoe support
- 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera
- LTE support
- Bluetooth 4.0
- BoomSound support
- Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 on top and BlinkFeed
- 1800mAH non-removable battery
- 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm
If you love the HTC One but think that its size is just big for you then the HTC One Mini might just be the smartphone for you. It uses the same HTC Sense 5 UI experience that’s available with the flagship model. It also has a bright and vivid display that’s great to use even under direct sunlight.
Although its hardware specifications are no match for its bigger brother it can match it in almost every feature.
If having a non-user replaceable battery as well as absence of a microSD slot isn’t a problem for you then this model is highly recommended.
via vodafone uk
Prices start at £33 per month on 3G, or £42 p/m on 4G
Vodafone UK has launched HTC's new miniaturized handset, the HTC One Mini. The Mini, which we reviewed a few weeks back, packs a 4.3-inch 720p display and a similar metal chassis to the full-sized HTC One. The 4G LTE-capable handset arrives on Vodafone ahead of the network's 4G switch-on (in London, anyway) on Aug. 29.
The HTC One Mini on Vodafone is available on 3G contracts starting at £33 per month — that gets you unlimited calls and texts, a free One Mini and 1GB of data — or on 4G contracts from £42 per month which ups the data cap to 2GB. If you're after a larger 4G allowance, you can get a 4GB HTC One Mini bundle for £47 p/m or 8GB for £52 p/m. Voda's 4G plans also come with a choice of free Spotify or Sky Sports Mobile.
Still unsure as to whether the HTC One Mini is the one for you? Check out our full review.
Source: Vodafone UK
Vodafone UK has just announced its 4G network rollout will begin on August 29th, with London to be the first city to go live. Twelve more locations will get switched on before the end of the year, including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Sheffield (full list after the break). Price plans will begin at £26 a month (SIM only, for 2GB of data) and the operator already has a choice of compatible hardware to choose from — such as the Nokia 925, Galaxy S4 or BlackBerry Z10. Although the official turn-on won’t be until the end of the month, those eager to get the service will be able to sign-up from the 12th in store or online. Existing customers with an LTE handset can upgrade their plan for an extra £5 a month. As a sweetener, Vodafone is throwing in unlimited data for the first three months, along with a choice of Spotify premium or Premiership football content bundles. While the UK has had LTE services for a while now, until recently, choice was very limited. Now, with O2 coming soon, and EE already up and running, the UK market is set to enjoy the benefits of proper competition.
Twelve more cities by the end of the year; Data in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB allowances
Vodafone UK will be launching its 4G LTE service on Aug. 29, the same day rival operator O2 will be going live with its 4G offering. At launch, Vodafone 4G will only be available in London — so unless you live in the British capital, there's not much reason to care at this stage. (By contrast, O2 says it'll launch in London, Leeds and Bradford.) Vodafone is promising LTE in a further twelve cities by the end of the year, however.
4G plans will be available from Aug. 12, Vodafone says, ahead of the switch-on on the 29th. Vodafone "Red 4G" deals will provide double the data of its existing Vodafone Red packages — which means data will come in 2, 4 and 8-gigabyte bundles.
Vodafone UK has just announced its 4G network rollout will begin on August 29th, with London to be the first city to go live. Twelve more locations will get switched on before the end of the year, including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Sheffield (full list after the break). Price plans will begin at £26 a month (SIM only, for 2GB of data) and the operator already has a choice of compatible hardware to choose from — such as the Nokia 925, Galaxy S4, or BlackBerry Z10. Although the official turn-on won’t be until the end of the month, those eager to get the service will be able to sign-up from the 12th in store or online. Existing customers with an LTE handset can upgrade their plan for an extra £5 a month. As a sweetener, Vodafone is throwing in unlimited data for the first three months, along with a choice of Spotify premium, or Premiership football content bundles. While the UK has had LTE services for a while now, until recently, choice was very limited. Now, with O2 coming soon, and EE already up and running, the UK market is set to enjoy the benefits of proper competition.
These days, carriers seem to be gravitating towards “less for more” — as in, giving users less while charging more. For those situated in the UK, however, Vodafone’s offering up a new pay-as-you-go arrangement that actually smacks of value. The Red Freedom Freebee plans are pretty simple. For instance, £30 a month nets you unlimited texts and talk within the United Kingdom coupled with 1GB of data. Cough up £40 each month, and that data cap doubles to 2GB. A couple of cheaper plans are available for those who need little more than text messaging and enough data to keep tabs on their email, all of which can be seen in detail at Vodafone’s site.
Via: Tech Digest
1GB, unlimited calls and texts for £30, 2GB for £40 on new PAYG plans
Vodafone UK has announced some new additions to its Pay As You Go line-up today. The new "Vodafone Red Freedom Freebee" gives customers unlimited calls and texts — much like the contract-based Vodafone Red service — with the option of 1GB of data for £30, or 2GB for £40. That's a large amount of money to be spending on a pre-paid service plan, but it also gets you access to a greater data allowance than some other carriers are offering, in addition to unmetered calls and texts.
Vodafone has also tweaked its other PAYG offerings, allowing customers to get unlimited texts on a £10 "Freebee" deal, as well as 1GB of data from a £20 bundle.
The operator's PAYG announcements follow the launch of new, competitive pre-paid prices from rival Three.
The great Huawei/Vodafone LOVE-IN continues, with the network putting the massive Huawei Ascend Mate up for sale today on its usual range of contracts. The Huawei Ascend Mate is a 6.1″ device that runs on Huawei’s own 1.5GHz quad-core chipset, and will arrive with Android 4.1 onboard and the maker’s own Emotion UI suite of software tweaks.
Vodafone’s pay monthly contracts start at £25 a month for the Ascend Mate and a SIM with 300 minutes and a paltry 250MB of mobile data. And there are some better ones for more money. It’s not currently for sale on PAYG contracts.
And there it is. Here’s a thing from Vodafone confirming all of the above in a slightly more serious tone:
Huawei Ascend Mate now available exclusively at launch from Vodafone UK
The NEW Huawei Ascend Mate combines all the benefits of an almost tablet sized screen with the convenience of a slim and compact handset, designed to fit easily into your pocket or handbag.
Available exclusively at launch from Vodafone UK, the Huawei Ascend Mate is free for £29 per month (including 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data) for pay monthly customers and £300 for pay as you go customers. As well as the super-sized 6.1 inch HD display it packs a powerful 1.5GHz quad core processor and runs on Android Jellybean 4.1 for both speed and seamless browsing.
With Huawei’s Emotion UI, you can customise your new device as you wish, and what’s more you can use it anywhere and at any time. Its highly-sensitive IPS touchscreen is not only designed to cope with almost all light conditions, the unique Magic Touch technology means you can even use it with your gloves on.
Designed for both work and play, you can move the Huawei Ascend Mate’s keyboard to the side of the screen for one handed typing – whether you’re writing emails or updating Facebook – and the 8MP camera with Full HD recording and playback is great for capturing and re-living all those memorable moments.
There’s also loads of memory and a durable battery so you can store and enjoy films, games and entertainment when you’re on the go.
For further information on the Huawei Ascend Mate please visit the Vodafone online shop.