Broadband provider O2 has announced plans to expand its mobile internet service over the next year.
The mobile operator confirmed that an interface for use with touch-screen handsets and other wireless devices which will be released "soon".
While revealing that half a million customers use O2 handsets to access mobile broadband services on a regular basis, the company confirmed that its response to this growing customer demand will be to extend the service.
As well as rolling out mobile broadband to more existing handsets, O2 has started work on a new interface to use on touch-screen phones.
The touch-screen service is expected to include the personalisation features of the current O2 mobile broadband package and also boast several new innovations.
O2 revealed its latest home broadband venture last month. The O2 Joggler is a wireless touch-screen tablet computer which can be added to an existing broadband connection and features a calendar, weather forecasts and news reports to help keep households organised.