Vodafone plans to sell the shares it holds in Verizon Wireless for 88 billion euros

verizon-wireless-logoBritish telecommunications group Vodafone, plans to sell its stake in Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile operator in the U.S. to receive 115 billion dollars (about 88 billion euros) from Verizon Communications, American telecommunications company that holds 55% of Verizon Wireless, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg. Vodafone owns 45% stake of American operator.

Following this transaction Verizon Communications will wholly owns the most profitable division of the company. In the last quarter of 2012, Verizon Wireless has made a record 2.1 million customers, surpassing the rival operator AT&T and other competitors.

Verizon wants to control the world’s best asset“, said Jonathan Chaplin, an analyst at research firm New Street Research in New York.

In December last year, the two companies, Vodafone and Verizon Communications discussed a possible merger, said sources close to the situation. However, negotiations were intrerupte because of disagreements about the appointment of new management companies and headquarters location. Vodafone stake sale to Verizon Wireless became more likely. Talks will resume this year, said the immediate situation.

Verizon’s share price rose yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange for the 12 consecutive day by 1.2% to $47.69 (36.58 euros) per unit. Vodafone share price rose by 5.2% to $ 26.68 (20.46 euros), according to Bloomberg.

New BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands in UK at Vodafone and O2

New BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands in UK at Vodafone and O2

BlackBerry Bold 9790 is heading to Vodafone and O2 in UK.

One of the newly announced smartphones from RIM, BlackBerry Bold 9790 is already set to join two mobile carriers from UK, O2 and Vodafone. Word on the street is that it will be available to everyone on O2 starting January next year and to enterprise customers from Vodafone. What we don’t know yet is the price of the new Bold 9790 but I’m sure it won’t be long until the information will come out.

If you don’t know what’s the deal with Bold 9790, let me bring you up to speed: it packs a 1GHz processor with internal memory of 8GB, 768MB of RAM and possibility to extend the memory up to 32GB using a microSD card. Also, it has a 2.45-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 480×360. Of course, the traditional QWERTY keyboard is present, the accelerometer and proximity sensor also along with the multitouch feature.

It has a 5MP camera with 2592×1944 resolution, autofocus and LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1, a microUSB slot , a 3.5mm audio jack and runs the BlackBerry 7.0 Operating System.

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Vodafone 858 Smart

Vodafone 858 Smart

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BASIC Announced 2011, May
  Released Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, Q2
  2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  3G Network HSDPA 900/1900/2100
SIZE Dimensions 103.8 x 56.8 x 12.6 mm
  Weight 104 g
DISPLAY Size 2.8 inch, 240 x 320 pixels
  Type TFT capacitive touchscreen 16M colors
  Accelerometer Yes
  Multitouch Yes
  Sensor Proximity
SOUND Vibration Yes
  Speakerphone Yes
  Audio Jack 3.5 mm
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
  Internal 130 MB storage
DATA GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
  EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
  WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/, Wi-Fi Hotspot
  Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
  Infrared No
  USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERA Primary 2 megapixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels
  Secondary No
  Video Yes
OTHERS CPU 528 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset
  OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
  Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  Browser HTML
  Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
  Games Yes
  Colors White, Black, custom graphic designs
  GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
  Java Via third party application
    MP4/H.263/H.264 player
    MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player
    Organizer
    Photo/ Video editor
    Vodafone music
    Voice memo/dial/Commands
    Digital compass
    Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY   Standard battery
  Stand-by 250 h (2G) / 380 h (3G)
  Talk time 4 h (2G) / 4 h 30 min(3G)

HTC Sensation also known as Pyramid, confirmed by Vodafone UK

htc sensationThe HTC Sensation also known as Pyramid has been spotted on Vodafone UK’s site and it might be officially announced by HTC today.

The phone is currently listed as “coming soon” and there’s no price revealed but it does confirm some specs that we’ve only heard as rumors so far. One of the features confirmed for HTC Sensation is a qHD screen with 960 x 540 pixels resolution, measures 4.3 inch and uses S-LCD technology, and it seems that the Sensation’s screen is more appreciate than the Desire HD screen.

The second confirmation is about the processor, which is a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon and it will run on Android OS. Also an 8 megapixels camera on the back and a 1.2 megapixels front-facing camera, the main camera can record HD video. More HTC Sensation specs will be announced at the HTC’s event in London.

HTC Sensation

Update:HTC Sensation is officialy announced

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Vodafone 945

Vodafone 945

Vodafone 945

BASIC Announced 2010, September
  Released Coming soon. Exp. release 2010, Q4
  2G Network GSM 900/1800/1900
  3G Network HSDPA 900/2100
SIZE Dimensions
  Weight
DISPLAY Size 3.2 inch, 240 x 400 pixels
  Type TFT capacitive touchscreen 65.000 colors
  Accelerometer Yes
  Multitouch Yes
  Sensor
SOUND Vibration Yes
  Speakerphone Yes
  Audio Jack
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
  Internal 300 MB
DATA GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
  EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
  WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  Infrared No
  USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERA Primary 5 megapixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, LED flash
  Secondary Yes
  Video Yes
OTHERS CPU
  OS Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
  Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, RSS
  Browser HTML
  Radio No
  Games Yes
  Colors Black, Silver
  GPS Yes, with A-GPS support;
  Java Via third party application
    MP4/H.263/H.264 player
    MMP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
    Organizer
    Voice memo
    T9
BATTERY   Li-Ion
  Stand-by
  Talk time

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Samsung preparing to launch the Galaxy Tablet P1000 in September

Samsung-Galaxy-Tablet-P1000This new Samsung gadget will be announced and revealed this September at the IFA 2010 event, that will take place in Berlin between 3 and 8 September.

Samsung Galaxy Tablet P1000 features a 7 inch touchscreen display, a 3.2 megapixels camera and also a front camera, 1 GHz ARM11 S5PC110 processor, FlashPlayer and runs Android 2.2.

It seems that the first carrier that will launch this phone is Vodafone, but this is just a rumor because Vodafone doesn’t have yet a release date for this device. We don’t know anything  about the price but assuming that this device has almost the same features as the Galaxy S, the price should be about the same.

Vodafone 247, the solar powered mobile phone comes in India

Vodafone 247 solar-powered mobile phoneVodafone 247 is a solar powered handset that i’m sure it will be very welcomed in India because it will enable a lot of people from rural communities to communicate wireless and efficient.

It seems that a third of Indians don’t have access to electricity, so this phone it’s just perfect.

Vodafone 247 needs 8 hours of direct sunlight to be fully charged, and it can go on more than 8 days of standby and 4 hours of talk time. It also features an FM radio and a powerful torch light.

This solar powered phone will be available in stores next month at 1,500 rupees ($32).

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Vodafone Froyo update for Nexus One

Nexus One Froyo updateVodafone announced that during next week it will incorporate Android 2.2 Froyo into Nexus One. Even though Google oficially released Android 2.2 a long time ago, the Nexus One bought from Vodafone still runs Android 2.1.

This Android 2.2 Froyo will hit all handsets in a few days. Although it doesn’t come with the Amazon MP3 store and Google Goggles in the ROM, both of them are available for download in the Android Market.

An important feature of Froyo is Wi-Fi tethering hotspot which is set to open but you’ll have to secure it.

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Nokia C6 QWERTY for sale in UK at £289

Nokia C6 in UKThe QWERTY Nokia C6 is now available at Nokia Online Shop UK and the price is 289 pounds/340 euro for the SIM free handset and 229 pounds for the Pay As You Go version available at Vodafone or T-Mobile.

If you want to buy it for free, you can pick O2 or Vodafone contracts from £25.00/month.

This Nokia Symbian-powered C6 has similar features as N97 mini, but is missing the huge internal storage and digital compass.

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The QWERTY Nokia C6 is now available at Nokia Online Shop

UK and the price is 289 pounds or 340 euro for the SIM

free handset and 229 pounds for the Pay As You Go version

available at Vodafone or T-Mobile.
If you want to buy it for free, you can pick O2 or

Vodafone contracts from £25.00/month.

This Nokia Symbian-powered C6 has similar features as N97

mini, but is missing the huge internal storage and

digital compass.

Vodafone 360 H2

Vodafone 360 H2

Vodafone 360 H2
BASIC Announced Not officially announced yet
  Released Exp. release 2010, 3Q
  2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  3G Netork HSDPA 2100
SIZE Dimensions 125 x 60.8 x 11.7 mm
  Wight 137 g
DISPLAY Size 3.7 inch, 480 x 800 pixels
  Type Super AMOLED capactive touchscreen 16M colors
  Accelerometer Yes
  Multitouch Yes
  Sensor Proximity
SOUND Vibration Yes
  Speakerphone Yes
  Audio Jack 3,5 mm
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
  Internal 16 GB
DATA GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
  EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
  Infrared No
  USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERA Primary 8 megapixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, LED flash, autofocus, image stabilization
  Secondary Yes
  Video Yes, 720p@30fps
OTHERS CPU ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1 GHZ, PowerVR SGX graphics
  OS LiMo OS
  Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  Browser HTML
  Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
  Games Yes
  Colors Silver, Black
  GPS Yes, with A-GPS
  Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
    Digital compass
    MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ player
    DivX/WMV/MP4/H.264/H.263 player
    Organizer
    Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    Voice memo
    T9
BATTERY   Li-Ion
  Stand-by
  Talk time

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