Yahoo! offers U.S. employees any smartphone—except BlackBerry


Great news for Yahoo employees: new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently emailed the company’s full time and part time staff in the U.S. promising everyone a new smartphone. The program is called, “Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun!”

Bad news for Canadian innovation:Yahoo! is promising any smartphone—except BlackBerry. Adding insult to injury, Yahoo will be discontinuing IT support for BlackBerry phones.

The iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, and Nokia Lumia are some of the options Yahoo employees will be able to choose from. The company memo said Yahoo employees should be using the same phones that Yahoo users also have.

RIM shares were down 2.9 per cent in Toronto, and 3.1 per cent in New York.



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