Vodafone has updates its range of own brand phones with three new additions, the Vodafone 945, the Vodafone 533, and the Vodafone 543.
Of the three, the Vodafone 945 is more our sort of thing, being an Android based follow up to the Vodafone 845, which we thought was just OK, when we looked at it in June.
The 945 offers Android 2.1 out of the box, and a 3.2in 480 x 272 capacitance touch-screen with haptic feedback, which should make it an improvement over its predecessor. It also sports a 5-megapixel rear camera, a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB, and 300MB of built in memory. Also packed in there is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio, and comes in black or silver. It may not be bleeding edge but it’s likely to be very affordable when it’s released next month.
The Vodafone 553 is a budget side slider featuring a Qwerty keyboard and a 2-megapixel camera, with a focus on social networking. It has a 2.8in rotatable screen, and features Opera Mini 5.0 for web access. Opera crunches web pages down before they hit the phone, which is good as the 553 doesn’t even feature 3G – topping out at EDGE speeds.
Finally, the Vodafone 543 is a style conscious phone, designed in collaboration with fashion brand Miss Sixty – and features a 2.4in display, Opera Mini 5.0 and again no 3G.