Vodafone Group today announces its range of Christmas 2007 consumer handsets offering the widest choice of exclusive and Vodafone branded handsets ever. The line-up includes the latest premium models from leading handset suppliers, a range of open system devices enabling easy downloads and a compelling set of Vodafone branded handsets.
In the UK Vodafone has also announced its range of handsets for Christmas as well as MusicStation, a new, unique and exclusive music service from Omnifone, the UK based mobile music company. This offers customers unlimited music downloads direct to the mobile from all the major record labels, as well as leading independents, on a raft of new handsets for Christmas. The service will work on Vodafone UK's new handsets as well as current 2.5 and 3G mobiles.
The Group selection of handsets offers customers further choice of stylish, easy to use mobile phones which deliver best in class internet services as well as the best in music and entertainment at prices to suit everyone's needs. Handsets are also smaller and lighter with longer battery life. By closely working with handset suppliers, platform and application providers, Vodafone is on track to deliver fast and easy access to the internet this Christmas.
Three premium 3G broadband (HSDPA), handsets - the Nokia N95 8GB, the Samsung SGH-F700V and the Sony Ericsson W910i - will offer customers the opportunity to experience high speed internet services, access their online digital communities and enjoy a range of music and entertainment services on a selection of user-friendly and stylish mobile phones
Two sleek and slim BlackBerryR handsets from Research In MotionR (BlackBerryR CurveT 8310 and BlackBerryR PearlT 8100) now positioned to appeal to consumers as well as business customers, featuring Vodafone live! services with news, music and entertainment on the move, including an exclusive version of the BlackBerryR CurveT 8310 with built-in GPS
A broad range of open system devices customised for Vodafone will deliver excellent browsing, internet services and message support, including two new MicrosoftR Windows MobileR handsets as well as a range of six devices based on the S60 platform
Six exclusive 3G handsets from leading suppliers, tailored for Vodafone customers looking for value and quality. Three new Vodafone branded handsets, featuring stylish designs as well as the latest features and services
13 3G broadband (HSDPA) consumer handsets allowing faster access to data services, offered at appealing prices
The range of internet ready mobile phones will meet a variety of customer preferences, from advanced mobile phones such as the premium touch screen Samsung SGH-F700V or the Samsung SGH-i640V to mid-tier priced handsets in classic 'candy bar' design such as the Nokia 6120c.
The Christmas line-up also includes new Vodafone branded 3G phones. The Vodafone 810 is a stylish slider in luxury metallic-silver finishing and packed with latest multimedia features. The Vodafone 720 comes in a modern clam shell design with an innovative hidden display and super flat keypad.
For customers looking for some of the best music devices, the Vodafone exclusive Sony Ericsson V640i will be available in a fresh new candy bar design offering 3G broadband (HSDPA) to support faster downloads of music services.
"Vodafone has one of the widest ranges of the very best internet ready handsets offering technical superiority, sleek design and optimised services at high 3G speeds for our customers this Christmas," said Frank Rovekamp, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Group. "Customers can simply and quickly get what they want on the internet, communicate with friends and family in whichever way they wish, as well as access their favourite music and entertainment services from a great range of mobile phones, with prices to suit everyone".
Earlier this year, Vodafone launched internet services on the mobile in five countries, bringing millions of customers internet services on their handsets, in the same way as they had been used to on a PC. From updating their MySpace profile, through sending and receiving emails, to buying and selling on eBay, Vodafone customers experience a significant improvement in the way they access the internet from their phones, coupled with the confidence and freedom to surf whenever and wherever they want through easy-to-understand, great value pricing.