Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer has sent an email to all of Yahoo’s full time and part time employees in the US which promises them a new Apple, Samsung, Nokia or HTC smartphone.
An internal memo received by Business Insider seemingly confirms that, through the program, Yahoo employees will have a choice of several smartphones: iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, HTC EVO 4G LTE or Nokia Lumia 920.
In addition, Yahoo will cover the costs for its employees’ data and phone bills. Their IT support for Blackberry phones, however, will be discontinued.
The leaked memo shows that the idea is for each Yahoo employee to utilize the phones that Yahoo users are using.
We have a very exciting update to share with you today – we are announcing Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun! As of today, Yahoo is moving off of blackberries as our corporate phones and on to smartphones in 22 countries. A few weeks ago, we said that we would look into smartphone penetration rates globally and take those rates into account when deciding on corporate phones. Ideally, we’d like our employees to have devices similar to our users, so we can think and work as the majority of our users do.
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:
* Apple iPhone 5
– Samsung Galaxy S3
– HTC One X
– HTC EVO 4G LTE
* Windows Phone 8:
– Nokia Lumia 920
We’re getting started right away and taking orders starting now.