Vodafone Snaps Up Social Networking Company

British cell provider Vodafone is moving into the world of cellular social networking.

Vodafone has acquired ZYB, a Danish company that connects cell phone features to the internet. ZYB lets users sync information like their contacts, pictures, texts, and calendar appointments with an internet database, creating a dynamic relationship. Users can update the info either via their phones or via the ZYB online interface.

ZYB also allows photo sharing and content tagging with friends and is currently preparing to launch a new Social Phonebook feature. The new tool will let you see friends’ physical locations, availability, and even connect to their Facebook and Twitter posts from your cell phone.

ZYB says it’ll continue to offer all its features for free under the Vodafone deal and will not limit its services to Vodaphone customers.