Yahoo! Search coming to AT&T handsets
Yahoo has apparently settled a deal with US AT&T to provide local search information to customers through its Yahoo oneSearch widget.
When it launches, AT&T will offer a collection of Yahoo’s oneSearch mobile Web services such as links to local news, financial information, weather, Flickr photos and search through its mobile Internet portal.
This will all happen directly on a user’s phone. IDC wireless analyst Scott Ellison said the following in a statement from Yahoo:
“This partnership with AT&T will enable Yahoo to reach tens of millions of mobile Internet users in the United States and provide advertisers with reach and scale.”
The usage of Yahoo’s oneSearch services will be absolutely free of charge to the customers, but the carrier’s data rates will apply.