Is Vodafone Shaping Up To Offer iPhone?
Vodafone hasÂ just launched an iPhone portal right here in the UK – could this mean that the operator is planning to offer Appleâ€™s lovely mobile phoneÂ pretty soon?
As you’re probably aware, O2 and The Carphone Warehouse share exclusive rights to sell the iPhone in the UK, with O2 being the sole official operator.
ThereÂ have beenÂ rumours that this arrangement is to end and with this portal cropping up it can only fuel this even further.
There has been talks between Apple andÂ VerizonÂ concerning the introduction of the iPhone to its network in the states (where AT&T is currently the sole carrier) – Verizon happens to be co-owned by Vodafone.Â
Vodafone already carries the iPhone in several other countries, so itâ€™s not that far-fetched to see AppleÂ looking to widen the iPhoneâ€™s appeal by offering it to more consumers.
Vodafone aint giving any such hints (yet) and is happy to state that its free iPhone portal is â€œavailable to all iPhone users, including non-Vodafone customersâ€.
I’m guessing they’ve not gone to all that time and money to develop an entire site to cater for O2â€™s customers and those with a jailbroken iPhone though………..do you?
The Vodafone iPhone portal allowsÂ visitors to the site toÂ build a custom page by dragging widgets around, and includes UK-centric content from Sky News, the Premier League and the BBC.
So, do you think that O2 are gonna be sharing with Voda soon?