Yahoo and Nokia poised to unveil “Project Nike” on Monday

Today Yahoo has sent out an invitation for a press event scheduled on Monday in New York that reads:

Please join Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz for an exciting announcement about providing global consumers with rich online and mobile experiences, and bringing forward a new era in keeping consumers connected.

According to BoomTown’s sources this will the the announced of a deal to build Yahoo’s mail, search (err Bing?) and other services into some of Nokia‘s handsets. The deal is apparently named “Project Nike” and has been in the work for a while now (even before the Microsoft / Yahoo search deal). I will be interesting to see if this deal affects Nokia devices sold worldwide or only in the US. If it’s the later then it unfortunately wouldn’t mean much fro Yahoo in light of Nokia’s current marketshare in North America and given that Yahoo search is soon going to be powered by Bing the Redmond software giant will probably in some way be involved.

Source: Yahoo via BoomTown