It’s turning into a big week for mobile phone devices, especially with the announcement of iPhone. But, that’s not all that’s going on in the land of mobile phones. Samsung has announced a cooperation with Google and Yahoo to distribute their services on mobile phones. This comes as no surprise, with both Google and Yahoo pushing their way into the mobile market. This is a separate deal that both Yahoo and Google will benefit from.
In cooperation with Yahoo, Samsung will pre-load Yahoo services including Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0, Yahoo oneSearch, and Yahoo Messenger. The Samsung SGH-E570 already has launched with Yahoo search already on it. Yahoo oneSearch will go live globally during the first quarter of this year.
Google has also gotten in with Samsung to offer pre-loaded services. This new cooperation will allow users to access Google products and services from Samsung phones worldwide. You’ll be able to search for information, find locations, and manage your email. This will come early in 2007 with Google search, Google Maps for Mobile, and Gmail for mobile devices all ready to go.
The first handset to offer these Google services will be the Samsung Ultra Edition 13.8 (SGH-Z720) and will include:
- 3 megapixel camera
- Mp3 player
- Bluetooth connectivity
- HSDPA ready
The director of wireless products and strategy for Google, Deep Nishar says, “Google is dedicated to providing users around the world with easier access information and services when they are mobile. Working with an industry leader like Samsung is a great way to accomplish that.”
This is good news for all parties, and I’m sure we can expect to see further cooperations with other phone manufacturer’s in the future.