Vodafone currently relies on Google’s services for the default search engine on its mobile phones. But the agreement with Google expires this year, and Vodafone might ditch the big G and choose Yahoo instead.
According to Bloomberg, sources familiar with Vodafone’s plans say that the giant mobile carrier is in talks with Yahoo, although no contract is signed for the moment.
If you remember, Yahoo has already won a contract with T-Mobile, back in 2008, and it also has an agreement with O2. If it manages to strike a deal with Vodafone as well, it will provide mobile Web search services for quite a big number of handsets across Europe.
In case Yahoo and Vodafone do reach a final agreement, it will be interesting to see how Yahoo’s mobile search engine works on HTC Magic, since the smartphone runs on Google’s Android OS.
Anyway, it’s better if we wait for something official about this to come up.
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