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Vodafone 845: Low cost Android handset out in May

Vodafone is all set to bring an own-brand Android handset to the UK in the shape of the Vodafone 845. Running Android 2.1 (also known as the rather more delicious-sounding Éclair), the most up-to-date version of the OS, it will be able to run all the most recent apps as well as coming pre-loaded with Vodafone 360 apps.

The handset itself has a 2.8-inch touchscreen, as well as a physical Qwerty keyboard. The Vodafone 845 also features a 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and HSDPA (super high speed 3G). There’s also 500MB of internal memory as well as the option to extend it with a microSD card.

White-labeled, low-cost Android handsets seem to be in vogue at the moment, with Vodafone now following where T-Mobile has led with its Pulse handsets and Orange not far behind. Great that everyone’s really embracing Android, but let’s hope the hardware lives up to the quality of the operating system.

Out at some point in May, there are no prices available for the Vodafone 845 just yet. But hop on over to the official site for some more images and to register for updates if you’re keen.

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