Vodafone Announces Vodafone 360

25 September 2009 by
Vodafone today announces the launch of Vodafone 360 - a new suite of internet services for the mobile and PC. Two new devices from Samsung was also announced today. The Vodaphone 360 H1 and M1

Vodafone 360 is a brand new set of internet services for the mobile and PC which gathers all of a customer's friends, communities, entertainment and personal favourites (like music, games, photos and video) in one place 

Two tailor-made Vodafone 360 mobile handsets, manufactured by Samsung, give the best customer experience of the services including the unique 3D contacts display, driven by Vodafone's 'proximity algorithm', bringing the most frequently contacted people closer to the front.

Vodafone 360 H1 and M1 by SamsungVodafone 360 H1 key features
  • 3.5" OLED touchscreen
  • 16GB internal memory
  • Wi-Fi / HSDPA / Bluetooth 2.0
  • 5Megapixel autofocus camera with flash
  • 58x115.9x12.9mm / 134g

Vodafone 360 M1 features

  • 3.2" TFT touchscreen
  • 1GB expandable internal memory (MicroSD card)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 / HSDPA
  • 3Megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
  • 55x111x13.3mm / 111g

All of a customer's contacts, status updates and messaging services are brought together in one place enhancing the customer's experience and use of social media. Customers will have integrated contacts, music, photos and mapping services and can share their favourite music choices and even their physical location, how and when they choose, with their chosen groups of friends.

The service is automatically backed up and synchronised, regularly and wirelessly, between the mobile and PC or Mac. All contacts updates, emails, photos and conversation history or settings changes made either at home or when on the move are saved, keeping all the content up-to-date.

"Vodafone 360 is the first service of its kind to offer customers the benefits of a truly integrated mobile internet experience that gathers all their contacts and content, all around them, in one place," said Pieter Knook, Director of Internet Services at Vodafone Group.

"The beauty of Vodafone 360 is that all the services work together and they are easy to use. Vodafone 360 enables customers' digital lives. Customers can stay in touch and share experiences through social networks, instant messaging, email, apps, maps, music and buying digital content on their mobile bill, with the personalised address book at its heart."

Vodafone 360 is a substantiator of Vodafone's new brand expression – 'power to you' - which is focused on putting the customer in control and enabling simple and easy to manage communications, both mobile and fixed.


  • bringing together all contacts and content in one place and allowing customers immediate access to their various contacts across different networking sites – all the latest information updates including Facebook status updates and the ability to chat through Windows Live Messenger and Google Talk
  • the ability to create different contact groups across social media networks, allowing customers to organise their contacts the way they want and manage how they share different information with different groups
  • the ability for customers and friends to share locations, tag and share pictures and favourite places
  • confidence that your connected address book is synchronised between your phone and the web and you can easily recover your phone contacts if you change or lose your mobile
  • access to the service through a variety of handsets and operating systems from multiple manufacturers – the ultimate experience being through a custom-built device
  • a catalogue of over one thousand Apps at launch available to different handsets, downloadable through the Vodafone Shop
  • the ability for non-Vodafone customers to access some of the range of services, linking them to their social networks via mobile.

The Vodafone 360 suite of services has been designed and developed by Vodafone. At launch the full Vodafone 360 experience will be available on two exclusive handsets built to Vodafone's specification by Samsung. The Vodafone 360 H1 by Samsung boasts a 3.5" multitouch, high definition OLED screen, 16GB memory, WiFi, a maximum talk time of over 400 minutes (3G) and a 5 megapixel camera. It will be followed shortly by a second Samsung handset, offering customers a range of colours and price points.

At launch four Nokia Symbian smartphones will come pre-loaded with Vodafone 360 and part or all of the service will be downloadable to over one hundred popular phones. In the coming months Vodafone will be making the service available through as wide a selection of handsets and operating systems from multiple manufacturers as possible.

The 2009 launch in Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK will be followed by launches in a number of other countries in 2010, including India, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand and Romania and in France through SFR. through MTS in Russia, and through Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

Vodafone 360 specifications

  • 115.8 x 58 x 12.9 mm
  • 134 gram
  • 3.5 inches widescreen multi-touch display with AMOLED screen, 800x480 pixels, 16 Million colours
  • 16GB / 8GB internal user memory. Expandable with MicroSD card
  • Networks: HSDPA7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.6 Mbps, UMTS (900, 2100MHz), GSM Quad-band, GPRS, EDGE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Assisted GPS
  • FM radio
  • Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, DivX
  • Camera: 5 megapixels, autofocus, 8x digital zoom, flash
  • Sensors: Motion sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Opera 9.6 browser, flash player support
  • Messaging: MMS, SSM, Email IMAP4 supporting OMA Push, Chat

Vodafone 360 H1 by Samsung

Vodafone 360 H1 by Samsung

The Vodafone 260 M1

Vodafone 360 M1 by Samsung

Tags: vodafone h1 m1

On 29 Sep 14:03 iamandrew wrote
In terms of integration of contacts, email and IM, Windows Live on Windows Mobile eg the X1 works a treat. All my email and contacts synchronised both ways between my phone, work and home PCs. It really is excellent (as long as your using Windows Live!). So they are are being a bit bolshy to say they are the first, even if they have enhanced things a bit to include facebook for example.
On 27 Sep 17:33 anon wrote
Worst looking phone that i have ever seen. NOthing special about it.
On 26 Sep 11:31 chris wrote
kinda looking like the tocco ultra but without the keypad
On 25 Sep 14:30 esato wrote

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