CRIMSON MOBILE NETWORK Vodafone will launch the Huawei Ascend G 300 on Friday, 13 April, making it the first UK mobile operator to sell a Huawei-branded handset.
The phone was announced at Mobile World Congress in February as a mid-range alternative to the Huawei Ascend D Quad. Features include a 1GHz processor with a 4in touchscreen, and the phone comes running Android 2.3 Gingerbread underneath what Huawei is calling its own "unique platform". There's also a 5MP camera, support for 32GB microSD cards and 7.2Mbit/s HSDPA speeds.
Vodafone UK and Ireland director of Terminals Dee Kaul commented on the firm's partnership with the Chinese phone maker, saying, "We've collaborated successfully with Huawei for several years introducing a popular range of Vodafone branded devices to our customers. We believe that Huawei's innovation and design will make their handsets a compelling proposition for our customers."
Starting Friday the Huawei Ascend G 300 will be available from Vodafone for £100 on pay as you go and free on a 24 month £15.50 tariff. Cheap as chips it might be, but we can't see it swaying customers from a similarly configured Samsung branded smartphone. µ