Yahoo launch an Android-based smartphone called “Yahoo Phone” in Japan, in collaboration with mobile operator Softbank. The move has come as a surprise for many as Yahoo is considered to be close to the Microsoft, the search and productivity rival of Google, with Yahoo going so far as to power its search by Microsoft’s Bing.
According to TechCrunch, the phone will be manufactured by Sharp and is a remodelled version of the “AQUOS PHONE THE PREMIUM SoftBank 009SH”.
The Yahoo Phone features are:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread as its operating system
- 4-inch LCD with QHD resolution
- 8MP camera
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- MicroSDHC slot
- Digital TV tuner
- E-wallet function,
- Infrared communication, and plenty of other geeky Japanese features.
The Yahoo Phone come with pre-installed Yahoo apps such as Yahoo Japan Home, Yahoo Japan Auctions, and Yahoo Luco, etc. According to reports, the phone will launch next month in Japan