Vodafone's Christmas crackers

Our idea of Christmas planning is getting an extra round in before closing time on Christmas Eve but over in Newbury, Vodafone’s already testing

Our idea of Christmas planning is getting an extra round in before closing time on Christmas Eve but over in Newbury, Vodafone’s already testing the bulbs on its Yuletide line-up.Finding their way under the tree this year will be the black-suited threesome of the new 8GB N95, the Samsung SGH-F700V avec sliding keyboard and the Sony Ericsson W910i Walkman phone. Two new Blackberries, the Curve and Pearl, will also be ripe for a Christmas crumble.This season's must have feature will be high-speed HSDPA, which luckily for us will be cropping up on 13 phones from the range.There'll also be debuts for two new Vodafone-branded handsets: the 3G 720 clamshell has a PEBL-esque flat black keypad and a titanium silver finish, which hides a light-up outer display and a lowly 1.3MP camera. The pricier 3G 810 slider (pictured) gets a 2MP snapper, roomy 2.2in display and a metallic finish.And to top it all, they'll each also get access to Vodafone's new £2 a week MusicStation service with unlimited music downloads. Beats another pair of gaudy socks from your nan.EssentialsContact: VodafoneRelated stories:New Nokias take on the iPhoneSTUFF EXCLUSIVE: MusicStation to take on iTunesMake mine a music phone with MusicStation