Android seems to be gaining great velocity in the UK – not only has Vodafone shown great interest in Android recently (besides already major Android players such as T-mobile) but Network 3 too. 3 UK’s head of internet services –David Kerrigan – said that the company will release 6 Android phones all within the next 3 months and will focus on devices with Android as the platform will help push sales. Sounds like a good plan to me!
They didn’t exactly point out what handsets they’ll be stocking but did however share they’ll be working closely with Samsung and Sony Ericsson to market the devices. Just having a guess here but I would say you’ll probably have a choice from the Samsung Galaxy, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, maybe some budget or entry level handsets and of course HTC’s slew of devices will probably appear. After all we already know the Desire is coming to 3 among other networks.
David Kerrigan also confirmed that all these six devices launched will support Music service Spotify.BONUS!
“The Spotify application will be available on all Android devices we launch on the network. These applications have been important in driving mobile data and will be available as an add-on for all contract tariffs going forward”
Network 3 already sells the popular HTC Hero on two different price plans. £25 without and £35 with a premium spotify account the length of the 24 month contract, so I would imagine these new releases would be on very similar tariffs. It’s worth noting if you get a £25 plan without spotify, a premium spotify account is £10 a month anyway.
It’s great to see more operators showing interest in Android phones and gadgets, helping Android grow and giving people the opportunity to choose what operator they might want to go with!
[Via Mobile News]