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  • Vodafone 360 takes on the Mobile App stores

    Vodafone 360 takes on the Mobile App stores

    Vodafone today launched Vodafone 360 (its replacement for Vodafone Live) which brings together mobile phone contacts,  social networking accounts, email, IM, etc.  so they can be accessed seamlessly on phone or PC. It currently covers Facebook, Live Messenger and Google Talk. Twitter will be added soon. Vodafone has also added a range of new apps, games, music and mapping services as part of the… Read More

  • Vodafone thinking of buying T-Mo UK?

    Vodafone thinking of buying T-Mo UK?

    Vodafone, the world’s largest cellular operator, is thinking about buying T-Mobile UK, making the giant even bigger. The plan is under scrutiny right now as it would essentially create a massive Euro-monopoly on the cellular front. Vodafone declined to comment. But people familiar with the situation said the company was examining the case for making an offer for T-Mobile UK, or setting up a… Read More

  • HTC Magic con Google now available from Vodafone Spain

    HTC Magic con Google now available from Vodafone Spain

    That’s right, folks. Earlier today, Vodafone Spain officially launched the highly anticipated HTC Magic (con Google, for you Español speaking readers). While it may not be got for free (read: 139€ for the phone on the cheapest plan w/ mandatory 18 month contract) like its UK sibling (expected to launch in early May), the real point is that it is here, now (in Spain at least). I’d… Read More

  • The HTC G2 Magic spotted, Vodafone bound

    The HTC G2 Magic spotted, Vodafone bound

    If we are to believe this Vodafone ad (and who are we to doubt the Internet), the European carrier will be the exclusive provider of HTC's next Android phone, the Magic. The phone does somewhat resemble early spy shots so we could be looking at the real deal, folks. Read More

  • Telecom Giant Vodafone Gets Into Location Based Social Networking With Pocket Life

    Telecom Giant Vodafone Gets Into Location Based Social Networking With Pocket Life

    Pocket Life, a geo-aware social network backed by mobile network giant Vodafone, has launched to the public. The service allows users to update their friends on their current locations automatically, and also allows them to syndicate status updates and their recent activities to popular social networks like Facebook and MySpace. You can also use GPS to create a route (say, for mountain biking… Read More

  • Android Rising: Sony Ericsson, Vodafone, and 12 Others Join Open Handset Alliance

    Android Rising: Sony Ericsson, Vodafone, and 12 Others Join Open Handset Alliance

    Android just got stronger. The industry consortium behind the Google-developed mobile operating system, the Open Handset Alliance, just added 14 new members, including ARM, Garmin International, Sony Ericsson and Vodafone. The other new members are AKM Semiconductor, ASUSTek Computer, Atheros Communications, Borqs, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, Omron Software, Softbank Mobile, Teleca AB, and… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm hits Vodafone and Verizon

    BlackBerry Storm hits Vodafone and Verizon

    And we’re off: the BlackBerry Storm 9500 touchscreen phone just went live on Vodafone an hour before the official embargo date. You’re looking at the Vodafone… wha!!! So I don’t know how they did this but as far as I can tell they didn’t spoof the domain and that someone in London was dumb enough to leave this page up. It seems to talk about the actual phone, which is… Read More

  • Verizon and Vodafone (Update: and Telus!) finally speak up about the Storm

    Verizon and Vodafone (Update: and Telus!) finally speak up about the Storm

    At long last, Verizon and Vodafone have officially acknowledged that they plan to offer the Storm in the coming weeks. Prepped to fit the needs of the enterprise user who may be tempted to sway from RIM, this much-coveted handset is the first touchscreen BlackBerry. With the 480×360 screen, 3.2 mp autofocus camera, Bluetooth 2.0, “ClickThrough” user selection for a button-like… Read More

  • Vodafone bringing the BlackBerry Storm to the UK?

    Vodafone bringing the BlackBerry Storm to the UK?

    We’ve got a bit of good news for anybody lookin’ to get their mitts on the BlackBerry Storm over in the UK. According to Pocket-lint, Vodafone will be bringing the touchscreen handset to the sovereign isle sometime in the next two months. Read the rest at MobileCrunch >> Read More

  • Customer receives million-dollar bill AND poor service

    Customer receives million-dollar bill AND poor service

    The Register has a report on possibly the largest ever single-person phone bill, and the winner is…James Abdale, a Vodafone customer from Norwich, who got a bill for £588,198, and fifteen pence ($1,175,455 and two cents). Abdale, who posted his saga on Vodafone’s forum, spent over two hours on the phone with customer service before being told that all managers had gone home and he’d… Read More

 
  • Italians may get to activate their iPhone 3G from home

    Italians may get to activate their iPhone 3G from home

    Bear with us, readers. We know you’re sick of iPhone news, but it’s almost over. This may or may not put your panties in a bunch, but the Italians supposedly have the pleasure of activating their iP3G from home because Vodafone and Telecom Italia are incapable of the task. However, Voda and TI customers will have to agree to a 2-year contract. Hutchison G3 Italy has also come out to… Read More

  • WSJ reveals launch date for BlackBerry Thunder

    WSJ reveals launch date for BlackBerry Thunder

    After the BGR first announced to the world that Verizon and Vodafone would have exclusivity to the Thunder, the WSJ did a little more digging and managed to find out that the device will launch in Q3. That’s it for now. Read More

  • Phillips jumping into touchscreen phone race

    Phillips jumping into touchscreen phone race

    Looks like Phillips is looking to get a piece of the touchscreen phone action with the X800, says Chinese site CCID. Based on the pictures they’ve obtained it looks like the UI is a mishmash of Sony’s PSP/PS3/whatever else and Samsung’s Croix interface. Details are very scant with this one, but one picture suggests it will launch in Hong Kong under Vodafone. Read More

  • Verizon to test standards-based 4G network in 2008

    Verizon to test standards-based 4G network in 2008

    How’d you like to have maximum rates of 100 Mbit/s down and 50 Mbit/s up on your phone? It’s coming to certain test areas next year and, if successful, should be rolled out by 2010 at the latest. Read More

  • T-Mobile: for you my friend, a special deal: no-contract iPhone $1,500

    T-Mobile: for you my friend, a special deal: no-contract iPhone $1,500

    Well, boppers, you can now get your iPhone fix (in the old country, at least) without signing up for that stifling 24-month contract. Of course, it took Vodafone suing them to make it happen, and then there’s the catch: they’re selling it for 999 Euros, or about 1,500 of our Yankee “dollars.” You’ll be able to use other SIM cards, but T-Mobile warns that not all of… Read More

  • Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    If things go well, we might finally see that Gphone by the middle of next year. Google is in heated talks with wireless carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, (and Vodafone internationally) to carry the Gphone, reports the WSJ. Google already competes (and cooperates) with some of these carriers. It recently fought with Verizon, for instance, over the rules of the upcoming… Read More

  • Ello Guvnah!

    Ello Guvnah!

    Taken from the top of the Eye Greetings CG readers from Merry Olde England. I’ve been in London for almost a week now and thought I’d say hello. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my trip so far including the usual tourist traps like Big Ben/Parliament, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. I’m in absolute heaven with football coverage everywhere I look. Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl 2 Launching Next Month

    BlackBerry Pearl 2 Launching Next Month

    The BlackBerry Pearl 2 aka Komet is set for launch in September according to the Spanish fanboys at Miblackberry. The Komet will launch with Vodafone and while it’s hardly worth frothing over unless you’re a woman or you have small hands, it’s a sign that our refresh of the popular Pearl is imminent. Be sure to tell your lady friend about it. I’m sure she’ll be giddy… Read More

  • RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Equipped With GPS, Not Available Here

    RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Equipped With GPS, Not Available Here

    The BlackBerry Curve is a hot piece of Canadian machinery, but the 8320 we have here in the States lacks the GPS that everyone and their mother seems to crave. You could opt for the 8800 series if you really want GPS, but it’s slightly bigger and doesn’t have a camera. What’s a geek to do? RIM announced today the 8310 Curve in Germany. How could you, RIM? How could you release a… Read More