Vodafone has announced a number of new own-brand products today, including the Android-powered Vodafone 845. It's Vodafone's first own-branded Android smartphone – running the latest Android 'Eclair' (version 2.1) software – and is expected in the UK next month.
A new study from ABI Research suggests Orange's recent investment in High Definition voice services is the beginning of a HD voice boom. Its Mobile HD Voice report says today's "virtually nonexistent" market will grow dramatically from 2013, with about 487 million mobile subscribers using HD-enabled handsets on compatible networks in 2015.
Virgin Media says the number of customers choosing 'pay monthly' contracts has increased by over 40% in the last 12 months – and it now has one million mobile contract customers.
Graeme Oxby, Virgin Media's executive director of mobile and home phone, said "We’re delighted to have reached the one million milestone as we continue to build on our unique ‘quad-play’ line-up of mobile, broadband, TV and home phone."