Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 to be Delivered on a Variety of HTC Devices
High Tech Computer (TSE:2498) (“HTC”), the world’s leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based smart devices, and Yahoo! (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced a new strategic global partnership to preload and distribute Yahoo!’s industry leading mobile services on millions of HTC devices.
Yahoo! services, including Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 and Yahoo! Mail will come pre-loaded on many of HTC’s smart devices. The recently launched Yahoo! oneSearch, an entirely new search experience designed to give consumers instant answers on their mobile devices, will also be included.
“HTC is always seeking new ways to keep people connected to their community of friends and personalized content while mobile,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC. “With high resolution displays and breakthrough designs, HTC’s products are the ideal platform for Yahoo! Go 2.0. We are pleased to offer users the ultimate Yahoo! Go 2.0 experience on our innovative devices.
“Since we launched Yahoo! Go 2.0 less than two months ago, there has been strong demand from the Windows Mobile community to get this innovative service on their mobile devices,” said Marco Boerries, senior vice president of connected life, Yahoo!. “By partnering with HTC to put Yahoo! Go 2.0 on its mobile devices, we are bringing the true mobile Internet to an even broader audience around the world.”
The recently launched Yahoo! Go 2.0 service redefines the mobile Internet experience for consumers through a unique product design, ability to personalize with content from across the Internet and a reinvention of search for the mobile phone through Yahoo! oneSearch. The innovative carousel design of the service makes it simple for consumers to navigate the selection of Yahoo! Go widgets, personal channels for e-mail, local information and maps, news, sports, finance, entertainment, weather, photo sharing and search. As a result, users of an array of HTC’s smart devices will be able to easily use Yahoo!’s innovative services to stay informed, entertained and in touch with their Internet community.
Through this new partnership, the companies will focus on extending their leadership in the mobile industry. HTC mobile devices with Yahoo! services will be available to consumers through both mobile operators and direct distribution channels.
Founded in 1997, High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature rich Smartphone and PDA Phone devices.
Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations, and launched state-of-the-art PDA Phones and Smartphones for mobile operators and distributors in Europe, the US, and Asia. These machines are available as HTC devices and as products individually customized for operator and device partners.
HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit http://www.htc.com
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities, and the world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
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