Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, and Vodafone, the world’s largest mobile phone company, announced plans today to provide easier and faster access to the Internet on selected handsets. Nokia will provide Vodafone users some of its top-end models, which allow high speed, third-generation (3G) connectivity.
Few details were given and no financial information was disclosed. But the partnership will enable customers to access Vodafone’s sound service and the Nokia sound store through Nokia’s Ovi Web site.
“Vodafone and Nokia will make it easier to access the Internet quickly at the click of a button,” Nokia said. “Customers will get the full suite of communications, content, Internet services and browsing, through seamlessly integrated Vodafone services on Nokia handsets.”
Vodafone, which has over 230 million customers, said the partnership with Nokia was “a logical stride” for Vodafone. The company plans to upgrade existing services with leading Internet partners.