Vodafone to sell Huawei Ascend G 300 smartphone

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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.”

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