3 UK Adding 6 more Android handsets to its line up – All Within The Next Three Months


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!

3-logoThey 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]

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  1. Spell check on the article title. “It’s” is a contraction for “it is”. “Its” is the possessive form of “it.” Sorry, sometimes I can’t help being a grammar cop.

  2. @ Brad – Grammar may not be as significant today. But ti’s still important.

    @ phandroid – not only are Android phones becoming more prevailant on networks here in the UK. Store displays and advertising has been at the forefront for at least six months now.

  3. This is just proving that people are going towards Android devices, instead of Apple, Palm etc.

  4. I think the Samsung phones will be new ones. They will have the Samsung Beam which should be coming out in the next few months.

  5. i have visit the 3 shop many times to ask them about the android phones. allways got the answer what is an android / google phone! even one time when they had the htc on the shelf. yeah, real people at those 3 shops.

    anyhow good news as the only reason i’m with 3 is skype so now finally i can get some decent handset, well done 3!

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