File this under “rumors,” but according to a report from InfoWorld, T-Mobile USA is in talks with Yahoo to include their OneSearch product pre-installed on some of the T-Mobile handsets. And while this is far from being confirmed at this stage, it would make sense for T-Mobile not to put all eggs in a single basket called “Google.”
Sure, the T-Mobile G1 was and still is a hit for the Deutsche Telekom owned mobile operator, but it’s a fact that Yahoo’s mobile offering is at the moment much superior to Google’s. That being said, I don’t see a reason why wouldn’t T-Mobile want to offer the Internet giant’s OneSearch mobile app bundled with some of the future devices. It’s easy to use and it integrates a bunch of Yahoo’s services.
Naturally, we’re looking at the ad-supported model here, and we’re sure T-Mobile will get a piece of any advertising revenues generated through the use of OneSearch. We’ll have to wait and see where this goes…
[Via: Unwired View]