Japan To Get Android-Based “Yahoo Phone” Next Month

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    Well, isn’t this just the cluster**** of all cluster****s (use your imagination). Carrier SoftBank in Japan has introduced a “Yahoo Phone” complete with licensed branding and possibly a completely customized version of Android. Users will get preinstalled Yahoo applications and, for the cost of the phone, two free years of Yahoo Plus. Yahoo is apparently the nation’s biggest website so it should turn some heads just as we figure a Facebook phone in Europe and the Americas would.

    Yahoo didn’t go and order extensive R&D for hardware, though – this one’s a rebranded Sharp AQUOS PHONE THE PREMIUM SoftBank 009SH. It has a 4 inch qHD display, an 8 megapixel camera sensor, WiFi, Bluetooth and Android 2.3. On top of that looks to be a custom Yahoo-centric user interface that will give you access to time, weather, stocks, news, social, search and more right on your homescreen.
    We’ll probably never see this phone make outside of Japan, but interesting and very ironic nonetheless. SoftBank is set to offer it to their customers next month.

    SOURCE: Japan To Get Android-Based “Yahoo Phone” Next Month | TechCrunch
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    What is Yahoo?
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    Its like Google but different. It was the search engine before google

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    Yah - Who ?
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    It is nothing like Google, that's for sure. :)
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    Before.... Google? BLASPHEMY!!! I thought it was "Let there be light", then there was the big bang, then there was Google....
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    We're all waiting for the Altavista phone.
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    Hardly, I am holding out for the MetaCrawler phone.
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    how about the mIRC phone?
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    With verzon's lte speeds a warez phone would be in order