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The Vodafone 845, announced on Wednesday, is the company's first own-brand handset to incorporate the Android platform.
Patrick Chomet, group director of terminals for Vodafone, said in a statement the phone "shows [Vodafone's] commitment and ability to take high-end trends and make them an affordable option for many". Android handsets have generally competed at the high end of the market, although other operators such as T-Mobile have also released low-end handsets using Google's mobile operating system.
The phone is due out in May.
The smartphone has a 2.8-inch screen and includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. It operates on 3G and HSDPA networks, and features a 3.2-megapixel camera and 500MB of internal memory.
Vodafone claim the device will be provided at a relatively low price compared to other mid-range smartphones, but would not respond to a request by ZDNet UK on Wednesday for tariff information.
A video demonstration of the phone by Vodafone UK eForum staff shows the 845's smaller form factor, compared to the HTC Legend.