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Good news for all Android smartphone owners on the Vodafone network. The network operator has just announced that you can now purchase apps from the Android Market and charge it to your monthly phone bill. No longer do you need to bring out your credit card. If you’re using a pre-paid SIM, instead of making calls to purchase apps, you can use your credit card to pay for apps.
According to Vodafone, the service is now available for users who have purchased their smartphones from Vodafone shops as well as on their website. It will soon roll out to the rest of their subscribers.
Vodafone addressed developers through a blog post saying, “In addition to facilitating the best possible user experience, Vodafone operator billing extends your reach to the large number of app buying customers who are unwilling or unable to use credit cards. In some countries this can be more than 90% of the market.”
This new service can now be enjoyed by Vodafone customers in Germany and in the UK. Although this will allow you to enjoy more from games, eBooks, tools, and more, you might want to monitor app purchases if ever you have kids on Android phones. They might just give you a heart attack with all the apps they purchase through your phone bill.
Vodafone has just confirmed that the Sony Ericsson would be added to their list of products. The news was confirmed on the network operator’s website, which announced that the Gingerbread-powered smartphone would be “coming soon”. Despite the announcement, it is still unknown when the smartphone will be available, but we’re guessing that it won’t be a long wait.
Aside from the original black version, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Ray will also be available in a gold version. Hope it doesn’t look tacky though.
If you like the slim dimensions of the XPERIA Arc, you’re going to love the Ray. Compared to the Arc’s width of 63 mm, the Ray is a mere 53 mm wide. Due to its spender profile, it only comes with a 3.3 inch touch screen. Despite this, SE managed to pack in a 1 GHz single-core processor under the hood.
Other features include an 8.1 MP camera, powered the Exmor R CMOS sensor, which will allow you to capture high-quality images and record high-definition videos in even the poorest lighting conditions.
Are you looking for a slender Gingerbread-powered smartphone that does not fall short on processing power and allows you to enjoy high-quality images and videos? Does the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Ray fit the bill? Let us know what you think.
For all of you compact-smartphone lovers out there, Vodafone now offers the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Pro.
This new handset is powered by Android’s smartphone-optimized operating system Gingerbread. Aside from more updated software, like its predecessor, the phone comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with predictive text and the Type and Send feature. Despite its compact dimensions, you will still get to enjoy easy typing when it comes to emails, chat, and SMS. With all of these goodies, you’ll be surprised to find out that the phone is only 136 grams.
You might not find the smartphone’s 3 inch touch screen ideal for viewing websites, pictures, and watching videos. However, you’ll be surprised to know that its display is powered the Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine. This will allow you to watch videos in 720p or HD. You can also record videos in HD with its 5 MP camera.
Do not worry about getting the same processor just like its predecessor. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Pro does not sport a dual-core processor like a lot of the flagships around today, but it comes with enough clock speed that rivals other high-end smartphones in the market. It packs a 1 GHz single-core processor under the hood.
Vodafone is offering the Mini Pro for free at £25 a month with a 24 month contract. This comes with 500 minutes, 250 text, and 500 MB data allotment.