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LEAKED OR FAKE?: Is Vodafone working on a live! Smartphone version?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 08.04.03 - 16:21:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 6117x
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I got the following photo sent by someone anonymous (some weeks ago) which shows a Vodafone live! user interface on a HTC Canary. No more details was given, only the photo and my first thought was that it was Photoshop. But now,  Nghia from PDA France, just published a set of pictures (see right picture below), he made on Möbius last week which reminds me on the photo I got and makes me thinking again if it was Photoshop or not?

So now I truly wonder if this could be true and Vodafone is really working on a Windows Powered Smartphone which includes Vodafone's live! concept or if it is pure Photoshop? Overall it might makes sense as with the upcoming Mitac clamshell Smartphone; a Vodafone live! compliant Windows Powered mobile phone becomes available which also includes the digital camera which all life! phones has today.

Unfortunately the picture (left) is a little bit small but as you can definitely see in the red top bar, the application name is "Vodafone live!" and the icons below looks pretty much like the live! service.

On the other hand - on the PDA France - the MSN Messenger looks like Pocket MSN I wrote about last week.

Again, I have no clue if it is true or a fake but anyhow - that photo is good enough to be published here as two innovative concepts would/could become one: the Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone platform and the Vodafone live! service which isn't based on a propriety technology like i-mode but based on real GSM services like SMS, MMS and downloadable services.

Cheers ~ Arne

Related Links: [PDA France] [Vodafone live!]


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