September 21, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
The low-budget Android HTC Tattoo phone is scheduled to arrive in the United Kingdom next month on a Vodafone UK contract. Vodafone UK’s website includes a product page for the Tattoo that promises an October release and allows interested consumers to register for updates. Vodafone have not announced how much the phone will cost but it is likely to be free on certain plans based on comparison to other Android phones.
Vodafone promises that the Tattoo will offer “everything you love about the internet, exactly how you want it.” Will it do the same for Android apps? As we mentioned previously, many existing Android apps will be unavailable to Tattoo owners because the device has a 2.8-inch screen and QVGA resolution. Most existing apps were designed at a different resolution and require editing to be compatible among different sizes. If developers choose not to update an app to be compatible, Tattoo owners won’t be able to use them.
However, while looking around at the product page, I noticed that Vodafone lists the Tattoo screen as 3.2 inch instead of the 2.8 inch screen previously mentioned by HTC. Is that an error or are they getting the Tattoo with a larger screen? I’m guessing that’s just a listing error and the Tattoo will face the same problems as other QVGA phones.