Yahoo-branded Android Gingerbread phone announced in Japan
Google and Yahoo are far from being best friends, and yet here we have an Android smartphone that’s Yahoo-branded. The handset has been announced in Japan by SoftBank Mobile, and should become available there starting next month.
Simply called “Yahoo! Phone”, the device is a remake of the SoftBank 009SH (manufactured by Sharp). It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, measures 123 x 61.5 x 12mm, and features: lots of Yahoo services integrated (Yahoo is Japan’s most popular website, in case you’re wondering), a 4-inch qHD (960 × 540) display, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and an 8MP autofocus camera.
SoftBank didn’t say how much the Yahoo! Phone would cost. You can check out the handset here at the carrier’s official website.