Motorola and Yahoo! Announce Plans to Bring Consumer Applications to the Mobile, Auto, and Home
Companies to Align on Linux and Java Platform for Optimized and Seamless
Mobile Consumer Experience
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless and broadband communications, and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced they intend to collaborate to provide consumers with easy access to Yahoo!'s core products and services on millions of Motorola Linux-based mobile devices, broadband-enabled products for the connected home, and through Motorola's forthcoming iRadio solution, starting in 2006. Motorola and Yahoo! plan to make these services available to key operators worldwide to increase consumer adoption of mobile data services. "Many of our operator customers have asked us for easier access to the types of Yahoo! services consumers know and love. By aligning with Yahoo! we're able to expand our offerings to customers, while providing a great Seamless Mobility experience for consumers around the globe," said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola's Mobile Device business. "And, by optimizing these products for our leading Linux and Java software platform, we're making it just that much easier for operators to maximize revenue while delivering the most innovative consumer experiences." "Yahoo! is focused on providing our millions of users with the opportunity to connect to their Yahoo! services on the devices they use. Our plans with Motorola are an important step toward making this vision a reality," said Marco Boerries, senior vice president of the Connected Life business unit, Yahoo!. "By working with Motorola and leading carrier partners on a global basis, we will be able to further extend Yahoo!'s presence beyond the desktop and onto millions more mobile devices, into the home and even into the automobile." The companies intend to offer both operators and consumers Motorola devices optimized for direct access to the full suite of Yahoo!'s leading products and services. Motorola's Yahoo! optimized products are expected to be available to consumers in major markets starting in 2006. About Yahoo! Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! seeks to provide online products and services essential to users' lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. About Motorola Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need on the go. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: http://www.motorola.com. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.RELATED LINKS
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