Vodafone UK grab HTC Tattoo for October release

Vodafone UK have confirmed their second Android smartphone, the HTC Tattoo, which will arrive on the network come October.  The Tattoo is HTC's most recent Android-based device, and is being positioned as an entry-level model with a focus on customization; to that extent it has a 2.8-inch resistive, rather than capacitive touchscreen, but features the HTC Sense UI and replaceable covers.

Other specifications include a 3.2-megapixel fixed-focus camera, dualband 900/2100MHz HSPA, and both WiFi b/g and Bluetooth.  There's also a 3.5mm headphones socket, microSD card slot and USB 2.0 connectivity.

What's unclear is pricing, but we're expecting the Tattoo to be offered free with a new contract, and likely a cheaper one than the Vodafone HTC Magic.

Press Release:


Following last week's announcement of the Nokia E72, LG GM750 and Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X2, Vodafone UK will be ranging another innovative smartphone exclusive. The new Android-powered HTC Tattoo is a smartphone which will keep you entertained and up to date wherever you are.

The HTC Tattoo, available exclusively in black on Vodafone UK, lets you customise your own mobile experience using the latest HTC Sense technology. It delivers lots of the features of the enormously successful HTC Magic at an affordable price, for example, you can create shortcuts to your favourite internet sites, social networks, games, widgets and applications – and there's an amazing opportunity to personalise your phone further with thousands more applications and widgets available for download in the simple to use Android Market. Android also gives you quick and easy access to popular Google services such as Google Maps, Google Mail and Google Search as well as favourites like YouTube.

Take your favourite snaps with the 3.2 megapixel camera with sharp focus, and view them on the HTC Tattoo's high resolution screen or upload them to your social network via the handset's superfast internet connection. And you are able to alter the look of your phone further with the unique covers that you can design yourself and purchase, or simply choose one from popular cover designs available.

Key features of the exclusive black HTC Tattoo include:

3.2MP Camera

Android technology

FM Radio and MP3 player

2.8" Touchscreen

Unique personalised covers

Available in October, customers can pre-register for the Vodafone exclusive HTC Tattoo here: http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/mobile-phone/htc-tattoo