You heard it right there’s an unofficial Yahoo Phone and its called the Alcatel OneTouch Net. Tata Docomo of India announced that they are now launching this unofficial Yahoo phone to cater to their customers who are very loyal to Yahoo’s web services. The Alcatel OneTouch Net is called the unofficial Yahoo phone because it comes in Yahoo’s official color of white and lavender and also comes pre-installed with tons of Yahoo apps! This was mentioned in our earlier article today about the new Facebook Android Phone.
The Alcatel OneTouch Net comes with one-click access to Yahoo’s home page and it has widgets for Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger 10, Yahoo Search with Voice Support, Social Pulse and FlickR. Tata DOCOMO wants this phone to be India’s new mobile internet device.
Yahoo has so far failed to make any comment about this news but I’m sure they are delighted that the Alcatel OneTouch Net feature phone is now being branded as a Yahoo phone!
Having the YM 10 integrated with Yahoo Phone Alcatel OneTouch Net is a cool feature in my view because in using it in my Nokia E72, the Yahoo Messenger and Email client are the ones most difficult to setup. With our Blackberry Torch 9800, the setup was a breeze. The same thing can be said about YM 10 on the Nokia C3 smartphone.
In terms of specs, the Yahoo Phone Alcatel OneTouch Net is going to be sold cheap as it is an entry-level phone that runs on a custom operating system and is powered by a reputed 500MHz processor. This phone comes in a candy-bar design with full QWERTY keyboard with 320×240 2.4-inch TFT display. The new Yahoo Mobile Phone Alcatel OneTouch Net can play both MP3 and MPEG 4 files and will support Bluetooth and Java 2.0. It only has 80MB of internal storage but it does have a microSD slot, meaning you cannot expand its storage capacity.
It’s got an optical trackpad like the BlackBerry Curve 8520 but sadly, the Alcatel OneTouch Net won’t have any 3G or Wi-Fi. Tata DOCOMO said no need for 3G or WiFi since they are offering unlimited GPRS/EDGE plan to their subscribers!
We’ll update you more about this phone’s release date, price range and cheap deals when press releases become available from the manufacturers or third-party sellers like Amazon and Ebay.