Yahoo! and Nokia enters into a worldwide strategic alliance to leverage each others’ strengths in e-mail, instant messaging, maps and navigation services, to provide consumers with access to world-class experiences on both PC and mobile devices. As part of alliance:
- Nokia will be exclusive, global provider of Yahoo!’s maps & navigation services, integrating Ovi Maps across Yahoo! properties, branded as “powered by Ovi.”
- Yahoo! will be exclusive, global provider of Nokia’s Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat services branded as “Ovi Mail / Ovi Chat powered by Yahoo!”
- Nokia and Yahoo! plan to work on ID federation between their services, beginning by making it easy for people to use their Ovi user IDs across select Yahoo! properties to easily access online content & services they need.
Select, co-branded service offerings are expected to become available from 2nd-half of 2010, with global availability expected in 2011.