Yahoo’s Free Phone Offer Snubs RIM’s Blackberry

Ouch! ~ As if Research in Motion Needed Another “Slap in the Face”…

Marissa Mayer offers all employees the hottest handsets — including an unreleased Windows Phone 8 Nokia phone — but leaves Research In Motion off the list.

Research In Motion is getting no respect from Marissa Mayer.

Yahoo’s new CEO informed employees yesterday that they would be getting the new smartphone of their choice from Apple, Samsung, Nokia, or HTC. Through the program, Yahoos will have access to the industry’s newest and hottest phones, including the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC Evo 4G LTE, and Nokia Lumia 920.

In addition to purchasing the phones, Yahoo will also pay employees’ voice and data bills.

But what they won’t pay for is a BlackBerry. Once the de rigueur instrument of business communications, RIM’s smartphone was left off the list.

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by Steven Musil for CNET News