Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Vodafone and Nokia Agree on Handset Apps/Services

Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator by revenue, and Nokia, the world's largest handset manufacturer, have agreed to launch an integrated suite of Vodafone services combined with Nokia Ovi Services on a range of Nokia handsets. Vodafone and Nokia also agreed that a number of these handsets will be exclusive to Vodafone.



The companies said their services will offer customers a greater choice of communications, Internet services, content and browsing through a range of premium handsets on high speed 3G and 3G broadband networks.



"Web2.0 is all about social networking and enabling people to connect with each other in new ways. Bringing location and context awareness to web2.0 services is the next stage in the web development and Nokia multimedia computers enable people to participate to their favorite internet services on-the-go," said Executive Vice President and General Manager Nokia Multimedia Anssi Vanjoki.

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  • In August 2007, Nokia introduced "Ovi", its new Internet services brand name for mobile devices. Ovi, meaning "door" in Finnish, will be Nokia's portal enabling consumers to access its gaming and music store services. Also under the Ovi umbrella is Nokia Maps, the company's navigation service, as well as future Internet-based services the coming plans to introduce in the coming months. Nokia also promised to make Ovi "an open door to web communities, enabling people to access their content, communities and contacts from a single place, either directly from a compatible Nokia device or from a PC." The English language version of Ovi is expected to debut in Q4.

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