Vodafone: Data revenue exceeds SMS for first time

Vodafone Europe has confirmed that, for the first time, mobile internet revenue for the carrier has exceeded SMS revenues. The news marks a significant milestone in the European mobile segment, which has historically seen particularly strong SMS revenues.

The data revenue news was revealed at the launch of the HTC Sensation, HTC's newest Android smartphone. Vodafone has clinched a one month exclusive deal with the handset in Europe, and it will go on sale in mid-May 2011.

Meanwhile, HTC has already told SlashGear that the Sensation will go on sale in the US with carrier T-Mobile USA as the HTC Sensation 4G, complete with HSPA+ support. That's expected to happen sometime in May or June 2011.