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Sony partners with Vodafone for Vita

Mobile network the preferred partner for 3G in the UK and selected territories

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has named Vodafone as its preferred partner for the PS Vita's 3G feature.

"With social gaming and connectivity at the heart of PlayStation Vita it is important that we partner with a market leading network provider, to ensure users have a high quality 3G experience," said SCEE CEO Jim Ryan.

"Partnering with Vodafone will enable PS Vita users in the selected countries to always be connected with their PlayStation life, friends and games, wherever they are."

The handheld device is due to launch on February 22.

"We want our customers to have the best choice of devices and PlayStation Vita is a great addition to our range," said Patrick Chomet, Vodafone's Group Terminals Director.

"We know from our application downloads that games are hugely popular with our customers, so we're delighted to be SCEE's preferred connectivity partner for 3G Vita devices sold across Europe and other selected regional markets."

The partnership will extend across a number of territories, UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands, and via SFR in France.

"Using the device over Vodafone's high-performance network with extensive 3G reach and market leading download speeds brings a reliable 'anywhere anytime' dimension to gaming."

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