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.

Via Press release (in Japanese), Tech Crunch


Author: Florin

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