Although Yahoo, which emerged in the 1990s, only remains in our memory now, its name and brand still linger on zombies like other products of its owner Verizon-this time, ZTE Blade A3Y is Yahoo Mobile’s exclusive phone with The familiar purple shade of its namesake company.
In addition to color highlighting, ZTE’s 5.4-inch 720p phone can also display its Yahoo tradition on your home screen and is packed
Bloatware Useful pre-installed Yahoo apps, such as the ad-free Yahoo Mail Pro (yes, Yahoo Mail usually comes with ads), Yahoo Weather and Yahoo News. The purple back of the phone has a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the device, an 8MP camera, and a detachable back panel to retrieve the phone battery. To charge the battery, there is a USB-C port on the bottom of the phone.
The blade comes with Android 1
Yahoo Mobile joined Visible in March as another MVNO from Verizon, and has the same unlimited (by name) plan for $40 per month. This is the operator’s first exclusive mobile phone since its launch at the beginning of this year, and in its own way, it perfectly captures the decline of Yahoo in 2020.
The brand budget phone is just the latest work in Yahoo’s long journey from the Internet service giant to Verizon. The telecommunications giant bought the company’s brand, email services and advertising technology in 2016, prompting the remaining search engines, forums and blog sections to try to rebrand its brand as Altaba. Verizon later merged Yahoo and AOL to create Oath. After experiencing several data breaches and privacy issues, Oath wrote down the operator’s acquisition of the two companies and further changed its name to Verizon Media.
Compared with Yahoo, all these moves seem pale: this is one of the first places where many people visit the Internet, and it was a major search engine before Google. ZTE’s Blade A3Y is not the old Yahoo, it actually only has its color, but it is interesting to remember its meaning. The phone’s entry price on Yahoo Mobile today is $49.