Vodafone launches social networking service 360

So, looks like this social networking thing is popular and stuff. Vodafone launched Vodafone 360 today, a social network aggregator that syncs contacts from your phone, email and social networks, and also includes an app store.


There's Vodafone People, which is essentially a giant, cloud-based address book that will be open to customers on any network, on over 100 mobiles, and will sync contacts from phone, Facebook, Windows Messenger and Google Talk. Twitter, Hyves and studiVZ to follow.


Speaking of, Samsung will be launching two handsets specially for the Vodafone 360, which means the mystery of the rumoured Samsung high-end handset is solved - it'll be sold as the Vodafone 360 H1, which boasts a 3.5-inch multi-touch, high-def OLED screen, a five-meg snapper and a whopping 16GB of onboard storage. There's also the M1, which will have a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 1GB storage, push email, a 3-megapixel camera. Both phones are high-techy marvels packing the usual HSDPA/Wi-Fi/GPS specs.


The service will also come preloaded on four Nokia Symbian smartphones too, and at launch, at least part of Vodafone 360 will be downloadable to other phones. Vodafone are working on making 360 available to as many mobiles and networks as possible. 


An app store will open at launch with over 1000 apps. Vodafone 360 launches in eight European countries including the UK by Christmas. 

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