8/14/2012 2:33:50 PM
Vodafone gets smart with artistic design for new limited edition handset
A 19-year-old artist has designed a new limited edition Vodafone Smart II after the operator and the Tate Galleries launched a competition to give the phone a new cover.
Only 1,000 handsets will go on sale and they will be available exclusively at Harrods until 16 August, when the limited edition device will be carried at selected Vodafone stores. The design was created by arts student Gaby Sahhar after a search was launched by Tate Collective, which supports a group of young artists.
Each device will come with a two-for-one ticket for the Tate Modern or Tate Britain galleries. The Smart II runs Android Gingerbread and is priced £70 on pay-as-you-go. It features a 3.15-megapixel camera and a 3.2-inch display.
Editor: Graeme Neill