With the help of Sprint and T-Mobile, Yahoo is moving onto Google’s turf. The company announced late yesterday that it intends to make Yahoo products and services more accessible to users of certain Android devices.
Let’s address the deals in alphabetical order. With regards to the Sprint pact, Yahoo explained on the Yodel Anecdotal blog, "We announced an extended partnership with Sprint around Sprint ID – providing Sprint customers with a Yahoo! ID pack of services, including 1-click access to 12 different Yahoo! Android apps."
Sprint ID is supposed to launch on the LG Optimus S, Samsung Transform, and Sanyo Zio, and the apps include things like Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, and Yahoo Sports.
As for the other partnership, the blog post stated, "Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced their latest Android powered MyTouch device delivering hi-definition video and 4G speeds, and we’re thrilled to partner with them and deeply integrate Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger (with video chat!) into the latest MyTouch device."
The T-Mobile myTouch, as it’s known, is supposed to launch before Christmas, by the way.
At any rate, it’ll be quite a victory for Yahoo if it’s able to carve out a user base among Android device owners.