3GSM - Yahoo set to appear on LG cell phone screens

Yahoo has reached a deal with LG Electronics to put its "Go" mobile platform on the screens of tens of millions of LG cell phone handsets this year

Yahoo has reached a deal with LG Electronics that should see its "Go" mobile platform on the screens of tens of millions of LG cell phone handsets shipped later this year, the two companies said Monday.

Under the deal LG will pre-load Yahoo services, including Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0, Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger on phones sold worldwide, they said in the announcement that was timed to coincide with the start of the 3GSM exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. Precise details of the alliance, including which services would appear on what models and in which markets, were not disclosed. Financial terms were also not announced.

LG was the fifth largest manufacturer of cell phones in 2006, according to figures from market research company IDC. It shipped 64.4 million phones during the year, which is 17.3 percent higher than the previous year and amounted to a 6.6 percent market share.

Yahoo has already tied up with market-leader Nokia and number two Motorola in similar deals to get its search box on the cellular equivalent of the PC desktop. However those deals haven't assured Yahoo a place on all screens. Motorola and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications also have a deal with Google and local carriers have struck their own partnerships which sometimes result in the two search engines being switched or displaced.

The two companies said they will also explore putting Yahoo services on LG consumer electronics products. LG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of digital consumer electronics including flat-panel televisions and video recorders.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Martyn Williams

IDG News Service

1 Comment

shamjhana

1

how to set net in cell phone

plz say that how to get net in cell phone

Comments are now closed.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?