Yahoo launching an Android phone in Japan

19 August, 2011 | Comments (54) | Post your comment

Yahoo is launching an Android based smartphone in Japan on the country’s third biggest mobile operator, SoftBank.

Yes, as strange as it sounds, Yahoo is launching a phone running Android, an OS made by Yahoo’s biggest competitor in the search engine space. Having said that, Yahoo is a lot more popular in Japan and in fact it is the biggest site in the country.

As for the phone, it will be manufactured by Sharp and will have a 4-inch LCD with qHD resolution, Android 2.3, 8 megapixel camera with a CMOS sensor, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microSDHC card slot, a built-in digital TV tuner, an e-wallet function and infrared communications.

The phone will come with some of Yahoo’s apps pre-installed, such as Yahoo Japan Home, Yahoo Japan Auctions, Yahoo Luco, etc. The Yahoo phone will start selling late next month in Japan.

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Yahoo launching an Android phone in Japan - reader comments

  • Yani

This just in... Apple is finally going to release an affordable version of their iPhone alongside their flagship iPhone 5 and it's going to be run by Android. Hahaha, well... it CAN happen! :D Steve is out and Yahoo made an Android phone, let t...

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  • 2011-08-25 11:40
  • 3pw6
  • amitG

spot on man...spot on!

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  • 2011-08-23 00:23
  • QG@Z
  • Jon23

Japan vs the world. Yeah right. Sharp,kyocera,toshiba, nec, panasonic, fujitsu, sony VS SAMSUNG. Did I miss anything?

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  • 2011-08-22 16:11
  • t7yI