has officially unveiled ‘Vodafone 360’, the overhaul of its internet portal
services that was announced at the start of this week.
service includes a connected address book, called Vodafone People, which
automatically syncs all contacts from a customer’s phone with Facebook, Windows
Messanger and Google Talk. It will soon
include Twitter, Hyves and studiVZ
has also promised a ‘wide range of apps, games, music and mapping services’ for
Vodafone 360, which will launch before Christmas in countries including the UK.
online platform will be marketed with Vodafone's new brand strapline, 'power to
has designed two of its own handsets to promote the use of Vodafone 360.
plans to make the service available through as wide a selection of handsets and
operating systems from multiple manufacturers as possible.
Vodafone 360 H1 by Samsung comes with a 3.5-inch touch OLED screen, 16GB
memory, and a 5 megapixel camera. It
will be followed shortly by another Samsung handset.
Symbian smartphones will soon come pre-loaded with Vodafone 360 and part or all
of the service will be downloadable to over 100 popular phones.