What do you know, Yahoo also wants a piece of the ever-growing Android market despite the fact that the mobile platform is owned by its archrival – Google. However, the Internet giant isn’t going for the users in the Western hemisphere — rather, they decided to launch an Android-powered Yahoo! Phone in Japan, where they are still the single most visited website.
The device itself is pretty solid, rocking a 4-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) touchscreen, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus, GPS and Bluetooth 3.0… it’s actually a rebranded version of the Sharp-made SoftBank 009SH.
Pre-installed apps, as you can imagine, include a number of Yahoo! services, allowing users to quickly get their Yahoo! fix while on the go.
SoftBank didn’t mention how much the Yahoo! Phone will cost, but considering just how competitive Japanese market is, it’s safe to bet interested users will be able to get it for free as long as they commit on a two-year contract…
[Via: Unwired View]