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Vodafone 845: Small is beautiful

A tiny Vodafone 845 sporting Android 2.1, HSDPA and a nano QVGA screen has been spotted in the wild, ready to take on the HTC Tattoo

If you like your Androids surprisingly tiny, please welcome the Vodafone 845, which has been pictured in all its wee glory by the Unwired blog.

Like the T-Mobile Pulse, the first pay as you go phone to run Google's Android operating system, the 845 is made by Huawei -- although it wasn't displayed at the Chinese manufacturer's festival of Android phones at Mobile World Congress in February.

The 845 will tempt us with version 2.1 of Android, Wi-Fi and HSDPA for fast downloads over 3G, according to the anonymous leak. A 3.2-megapixel camera and a QVGA 71mm (2.8-inch) screen put it on a par with the HTC Tattoo, another pint-sized Android phone. The 845 appears to use an optical trackpad rather than the Tattoo's clunky five-way navigation button, however.

We also spotted icons for Vodafone 360 apps, including its online address book, music store, configurable home page and email service.

Vodafone hasn't officially announced a release date or price for the 845 yet, but we expect it will sell in the cheap-and-cheerful aisle.