Agreement with Vodafone is the first handset manufacturer has struck with a UK operator for Huawei-branded smartphones
Huawei has signed a deal for Vodafone to sell its Ascend G 300 smartphone when it goes on sale in the UK this spring.
The agreement with the network operator is the first Huawei has struck with a UK operator for one of its branded smartphones.
The Ascend G 300 will be backed by a multi-million pound joibnt marketing campaign, and presages further Huawei releases from Vodafone in the UK.
The handset is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and runs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It also has a four-inch screen, five megapixel camera and 2GB of internal memory.
Huawei UK executive vice president Mark Mitchinson said: “This is a landmark deal for Huawei. We are delighted to have Vodafone UK on board as a strategic partner.
“Vodafone recognises the ambition of Huawei as we become a genuine partner of choice and a serious alternative for future growth and co-prosperity.”
Vodafone UK and Ireland head of terminals Dee Kaul said: “We’ve collaborated successfully with Huawei for several years introducing a popular range of Vodafone branded devices to our customers.
Building on this heritage we’re very excited to include Huawei’s own branded mobiles to our line up with the Ascend G 300 leading the way exclusively for our customers.”