Vodafone has set its sights on November for the launch its 3G service in the UK just in time for the Christmas rush. The announcement came hot on the heals of the operators announcement of the handsets it will be making available for the launch.

Rather than opt for just one manufacturer Vodafone has signed with six: Sharp, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, NEC, Nokia and Samsung to provide 10 phones.

The ten new 3G handsets will include the Sharp 802, Sharp 902, Motorola E1000, Motorola V980, Motorola C980, NEC's Vodafone 802N, Sony Ericsson V800, Nokia 6630, Samsung Z110V and Samsung Z107V.

Models to look out for will be the exclusive Sharp 902 which will feature the UK's first 2 megapxiel camera and the Sony Ericsson V800.