The Purple Yahoo Verizon Mobile Device Innovation

November 2, 2020

I spotted a hard-hitting bit of “real” journalism in “Yahoo’s First Branded Phone Is Here. It’s Purple and Only $50.” One question, “Is the ring tone the Yaaaa-hoooooo yodel? The phone comes from the hard working folks at ZTE. This is a Chinese firm located in Shenzhen with clean, cheerful factories in several locations. The model has been around for a decade. The purple version available from the cheerful Verizon unit managed by Guru Gowrappan. Yep, “guru.” The write up points out that Guru Gowrappan allegedly said:

[You] may have the option to get free access to its Yahoo Finance Premium offering, while a Yahoo Sports fan would get free betting credits or promotions for the company’s sportsbook, assuming they are in a state where sports gambling is legalized.


Stephen E Arnold, November 2, 2020


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