Vodafone signs mobile deal with MySpace

Vodafone signed the first European deal with MySpace to allow its mobile phone subscribers to access the social networking Web site, an AFP report said.

The AFP report said the tie-up is MySpace's first mobile phone deal in Europe and will allow Vodafone customers to access their online journals on the move, the companies said in a joint statement.

The service will launch in Britain later this year, before rolling out to other European countries, a Vodafone spokesman told AFP.

The AFP report said customers will be able to view and edit their MySpace profiles, find and add friends, post photos and blogs and send and receive MySpace messages on their phones, according to the statement.

'This partnership brings together the world's number one lifestyle portal and the world's leading mobile operator,' said Colin Digiaro, SVP of international corporate development at MySpace, was quoted by the AFP report as saying.