Vodafone Australia builds ‘Android Man', takes him out and about

In preparation for the launch of HTC’s Desire HD handset, Vodafone Australia has been doing a little pro-Android marketing. The carrier, which holds the exclusive launch rights to the Desire HD in Australia, has a life-size Android Robot (dubbed the ‘Vodafone Android Man’) walking around Sydney, posing for photos and raising awareness for the fast-growing platform.

If you’re in Sydney, or going to be in Sydney over the next few days, grab a photo with the Vodafone Android Man, post it on their Facebook page, and you’ll go into the drawing to win one of 12 Android-powered handsets (only one is a Desire HD, sorry guys) and the chance to win one of 30 double passes to Vodafone’s “Android Island Party” – which to my understanding, is some kind of Android Island Party.

Oh, and did I mention that there’s a giant Vodafone Android Man near the Opera House?

  

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Its a shame their network is the worst of the big 3 lol Otherwise id sign up with them just to get a phone....

Baked said,
Its a shame their network is the worst of the big 3 lol Otherwise id sign up with them just to get a phone....

I'm glad you said "big 3" because Three's network is beyond **** out of the main group of telcos.

tele-fragd said,

I'm glad you said "big 3" because Three's network is beyond **** out of the main group of telcos.

Optus is so much worse.

Smigit said,
Got my Desire HD yesterday. Awesome handset. Nice to see Vodafone didn't overprice it either.

What does this have to do with the price of cheese?

Smigit said,
Got my Desire HD yesterday. Awesome handset. Nice to see Vodafone didn't overprice it either.

Yo, this is great but in the Andriod Man news posting?

Mr Spoon said,

Yo, this is great but in the Andriod Man news posting?
errr from the article

"In preparation for the launch of HTC's Desire HD handset, Vodafone Australia has been doing a little pro-Android marketing."

The marketing is for the handset in light of it being a Vodafone exclusive...which also means the pricing is important to those not importing from elsewhere since other carriers wont have it.

Seemed relevant to me *shrug*

Oh right. So they've been ****ing around with this junk, instead of fixing a very apparent nationwide network issue that is plaguing many, many users over the past few days.

Good one Vodafone. Really glad you convinced me to stay.... for my 8th year.

FloatingFatMan said,
Yeah... Y'know... The marketing department of a company usually has bugger all to do with the technical support or hardware departments...

I know that. I'm just pointing it out.

Not to mention. Woo. Advertising phones that are currently crippled on the network. Luckily for me, I don't have call drop outs and SMS delays. At lease mine's only crippled data across all 3 of their networks (4 networks for some 850, 900, 2100 and the GPRS/EDGE network).

FloatingFatMan said,
Yeah... Y'know... The marketing department of a company usually has bugger all to do with the technical support or hardware departments...

yes they do have little, but the money still comes from the same place