– Yahoo (NASD: YHOO) is expected to announce a major partnership with Nokia (NYSE: NOK) on Monday, which
will entail the company providing email, search and services on Nokia devices,
All Things D reported, citing sources.
The deal is not thought to include a
"Yahoo phone," although the companies reportedly discussed such an
While Nokia is working to compete with the new crop of smartphones,
Yahoo is looking to expand its mobile reach without the benefit of a mobile
operating system like Google’s Android or Microsoft’s various offerings.
Nokia has offered devices that people don’t want and Yahoo has launched mobile
services that they don’t want," one person familiar with the talks told
All Things D.
"Perhaps in working together, they will find a way to
finally create some value."
(All Things D)