Yahoo offering employees a free Nokia Lumia 920 or other smartphone, Nokia throwing in Wireless Charging mat
September 17, 2012 at 17:46 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
A recently leaked Yahoo memo revealed that Yahoo are dumping all their corporate Blackberry phone for the latest iOS, Android and Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia 920) devices. The program called "Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun!" is intended to get Yahoo employees across 22 countries updated with the latest smartphones. The memo reads:
We have a very exciting update to share with you today - we are announcing Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun! As of today, Yahoo is moving off of blackberries as our corporate phones and on to smartphones in 22 countries. A few weeks ago, we said that we would look into smartphone penetration rates globally and take those rates into account when deciding on corporate phones. Ideally, we'd like our employees to have devices similar to our users, so we can think and work as the majority of our users do.
Moving forward, we'll offer you a choice of devices as well as provide monthly plans for the data and phone.
The smartphone choices that we are including in the program are:
* Apple iPhone 5
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- HTC One X
- HTC EVO 4G LTE
* Windows Phone 8:
- Nokia Lumia 920
We're getting started right away and taking orders starting now.
What more could anyone ask for really? We hope some of the Yahoo employees will be wise enough to look up the devices instead of just following the crowd. No doubt there will be a few iSheep amongst their 12,000 strong workforce who will opt for an
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