TCT Mobile, the company behind the Alcatel mobile phone brand, has announced the Alcatel One Touch Net handset. It's designed for emerging markets and is preloaded with a suite of Yahoo!'s products, including Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Homepage, Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Social Pulse, Flickr and Yahoo! Address Book and Calendar.
The Alcatel One Touch Net phone has a QWERTY keyboard and is equipped with a 2.4-inch screen, an 80MB memory, a 2 megapixel camera, an MP3 player, FM radio and stereo Bluetooth technology. It's due in Q3 2010.
Irv Henderson, vice president of Product Development for Yahoo! Mobile and Local, said "As part of Yahoo!'s commitment to delivering highly compelling mobile services to consumers in emerging markets and growing audience in those markets, we partnered with TCT Mobile who designed an affordable mobile phone that will offer consumers a personally relevant Yahoo! experience. This partnership enables Yahoo! to provide consumers in emerging markets with a highly-discoverable and truly compelling Internet experience, encompassing communication, content and search services to connect consumers with the people and things that matter most."