Yahoo is breaking new ground with the introduction of its first branded smartphone, its parent company Verizon announced on Wednesday. Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y is available on the Verizon network as part of Yahoo Mobile’s unlimited phone service. Yahoo is owned by Verizon.
The $ 50 purple phone comes with preloaded apps like Yahoo Mail, News, Sports, Finance, and Weather. It is equipped with an 8 megapixel rear camera with dual flash and a 5 megapixel front camera with flash. The phone runs on Android 10. It has a 5.45-inch 720p HD screen, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, as well as a fingerprint sensor on the back and the ability to use your face to unlock the phone.
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with unlimited 4G LTE talk, text and data for $ 40 / mo, including taxes and fees. Customers who purchase the Yahoo phone can enjoy other benefits of the Yahoo Mobile service plan, including ad-free email with Yahoo Mail Pro and an unlimited mobile hotspot that can be used on one connected device at a time.
Over time, the company could expand the benefits it offers based on the Yahoo services that its customers want, Guru Gowrappan, CEO of Verizon Media, told CNET. Someone who is a heavy Yahoo Finance user may have the option to get free access to their Yahoo Finance Premium offering, while a Yahoo Sports fan would get free betting credits or promotions on the company’s sports betting, as long as they find themselves in a state where sports gambling is legalized.
“Many consumers love our products and want to deepen our relationship with them,” he says, adding that these types of promotions could be in the next year or two.
The new ZTE phone will be available in the US starting Thursday. Customers can also subscribe to the Yahoo Mobile service with iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro max other will be available in November. Verizon’s 5G network will be included in all Yahoo Mobile plans and will be available on compatible devices later this year.While