(IDGNS) - Samsung Electronics will pre-load services from Yahoo on its mobile phones, along with one-click access to applications and services from Yahoo's competitor Google on select models of its mobile phones, beginning early this year, the company said in announcements Monday and Tuesday.
Samsung will distribute Yahoo services including Go for Mobile 2.0, Yahoo oneSearch, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, and Yahoo Personal Information Management on millions of new Samsung mobile phones in more than 60 countries, the company said.
Yahoo on Monday unveiled a beta version of Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new services suite includes oneSearch, a new search engine designed for mobile devices.
Samsung has already launched its first mobile handset, the SGH-E570, pre-loaded with Yahoo Search. Samsung plans to greatly expand the number of its mobile handsets with pre-loaded Yahoo services in 2007, and will roll out oneSearch after it goes live globally in the coming months, it said, reports Trend.
Probably recognizing that there is a segment of users that may want to use services from Google, Samsung will also offer Google Maps for mobile, Google search, and Gmail for mobile devices on select handsets, the company said in a separate announcement Tuesday.
The company has also launched the SGH-Z720, its first mobile handset installed with Google mobile search and Gmail services. The phone is ready for HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) a 3G (third generation) mobile telephony protocol, the company said.
Samsung mobile phones with Yahoo services will be available to consumers through both mobile operators and direct distribution channels, the company said.