Vodafone will finally offer a range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones on contract from later this week, with an “army” of five devices becoming available on monthly tariff on Wednesday.
The network claims it has been testing the devices “day and night” to make sure they are reliable, and is now ready to make good on its December promise to jump on board the WP8 bandwagon.
As far as “armies” go, a fighting force of five units isn't going to take over the world, especially when the range actually includes just two brands – Nokia and HTC. But we'll let the Vodafone blog post that announced the news get away with a bit of creative licence in the name of enthusiastic marketing.
And anyway, nearly all the expected suspects are present and correct in its lineup: the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, plus the newly launched Lumia 620, as well as HTC's Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S.
The only other name we would like to see on that list of initial choices is the Samsung Ativ S. But for now O2 is your only option if you want an Ativ S on contract directly from the UK's main networks.
Despite the Vodafone “army” being just two days away from active duty, however, Voda is still keeping mum on exact prices and deals it'll be offering for the five devices.
Via The Next Web