The Samsung H1 mobile phone offers 3G and GPRS connectivity as well as Wi-Fi and comes with a 5Mp camera. Storage is 16GB strong, which means there's ample room to save those multi-megapixel snaps and video footage. Importantly, it also puts the phone in the same space as the Apple iPhone and the top-of-the-range Nokia handsets.
We can see why Vodafone chose the Samsung H1 as the 'hero' product with which to launch the Vodafone 360 service. It has a 3D graphical interface so you can spin through a virtual Rolodex contacts list and has a 16 million-colour ultra-bright Oled display - still a rarity on mobile phones. Relatively large at 58x115.9x13mm and 134g, the H1's 3.6in screen is admirably responsive to the touch.
As well as the 360 service, customers will be able to use the Vodafone Music service and buy non-DRM tracks or subscribe to its £3-a-month unlimited music service. Email, web browsing, calendar, contact management and task lists are also part of the H1's features list.
Customers buying the £35 a month Samsung H1 handset on a two-year Vodafone contract will find the 360 service preinstalled. The H1 goes onsale this Friday, while a cheaper Samsung N1 model is set for launch just before Christmas.