Tiny Vodafone 845 Android 2.1 phone spotted

Android devices with 2.8-inch QVGA displays haven't exactly been flooding the market, but if you're holding out for an ultra-compact handset running Android 2.1 Eclair then just such a thing may be almost upon us.  Freshly leaked to the::unwired, the Vodafone 845 has dualband UMTS/HSPA, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1, along with a 3.2-megapixel camera, but measures a sub-Tattoo 100 x 55 x 13 mm.

The 845 hardware is apparently the handiwork of Huawei, with the phone being otherwise known as the Joy.  It won't be the first time we've seen a Huawei Android device attempt to take a bite out of the entry-level market; the company are responsible for the T-Mobile Pulse, a budget Android smartphone though with a 3.5-inch touchscreen rather than the Vodafone 845's compact panel.

Like HTC's recent devices, the 845 uses an optical joystick rather than a trackball or D-pad, flanked by some physical buttons (including a combined Home/Back key).  As for the UI, that seems to be some sort of Vodafone 360 port, though the anonymous source responsible for the photos says that all the usual "Google Experience" apps are onboard too.  No official launch date, of course, but word is that the Vodafone 845 will arrive sometime in Q2 2010.

[via Android Community]