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Yahoo CEO: Employees to get Smartphones Including iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, Lumia 920 and One X

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Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012, 17:54 [IST]

Yahoo CEO: Employees to get Smartphones Including iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, Lumia 920 and One X

As the smartphone industry is flooded with flagship product launches from the tech titans across the world, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has sent an email to all the employees of Yahoo in US stating that they will receive a new smartphone from Apple, Nokia, HTC or Samsung.

A couple of weeks back, Mayer reportedly claimed that the plan of offering every Yahoo employee a new Android smartphone or iPhone is under consideration.

Now, according to a Business Insider report, under the “Smart Phones, Smart Fun" initiative program, all the Yahoo employees will be getting one of the following smartphones – Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One X.

This smartphone offering initiative will begin with the US employees initially and will spread over 22 countries all over the world.

Interestingly, the company will not only offer new smartphones, but it will also cover the monthly voice and data usage bills. The handsets are selected based on the market penetration rates all over the world.  

As per the internal memo which was sent to the employees, “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:

iOS:

- Apple iPhone 5

Android:

    - Samsung Galaxy S III

- HTC One X

- HTC EVO 4G LTE

Windows Phone 8:

    - Nokia Lumia 920

“We're getting started right away and taking orders starting now.”

Are you looking forward to own any of the above mentioned smartphones for free? Secure a job at Yahoo and you can get one for yourself. 

Story first published:  Monday, September 17, 2012, 17:54 [IST]
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