Yahoo! Vietnam and Q-Mobile, a Vietnamese mobile handset manufacturer, have tied up to have Yahoo! applications preloaded into all Q-Mobile data-enabled handsets.

Following the agreement signed last week, users of Q-Mobile handsets will have several applications as a default feature in the quick-launch menu.

Similarly, Q-Mobile's Android operating system handsets will be preloaded with Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, and Yahoo! News.

Tommaso Del Re, head of mobile and business development, Yahoo! Southeast Asia, said: "Yahoo!'s partnership with Q-Mobile is an important part of our strategy to create an immersive experience that leverages the unique attributes of these devices.

"Working with Q-Mobile will allow us to bring exciting services to consumers through a seamless PC to mobile experience."

Nguyen Quang Minh, CEO of ABTel, owner of Q-Mobile, said: "The co-operation between Q-Mobile and Yahoo! is an important milestone in our quest to be a prominent player in the data-enabled device market./.