Yahoo! Mobile for Web Launches New Versions for 300 Devices

Posted by at 10:30 am on April 1, 2009

Yahoo! today announced the availability of Yahoo! Mobile, an open and highly-personalized mobile starting point to the Internet, on both the mobile Web and as an Apple iPhone app, allowing consumers to discover, stay connected and stay informed through their mobile devices. Additionally, the company will preview the soon-to-be-launched Yahoo! Messenger app for the iPhone.

Announced at Mobile World Congress in February, Yahoo! Mobile for the Web is now available across more than 300 devices with H L-enabled mobile browsers by visiting http://new.m.yahoo.com, while the Yahoo! Mobile iPhone app is now available in the Apple iPhone App Store. Both are currently available in eight countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, with additional localized versions expected to launch over the next several months.

“Consumers around the globe are demanding compelling mobile Internet services that offer increased personalization,” said David Ko, senior vice president, Yahoo! Mobile. “To further capitalize on the market potential and continue our mobile leadership, we created Yahoo! Mobile, a dynamic starting point enabling consumers to discover the world around them, stay connected through a variety of communication services, and customize content to define their Internet experience on mobile devices.”

Yahoo! Mobile -“ the starting point on mobile devices

With a feature-rich design and interactivity that maximizes the capabilities of today’s mobile devices, Yahoo! Mobile offers an open environment within which consumers can bring together their favorite content and services from across the Internet. Consumers can now make their Internet experience on mobile personally relevant through the ability to:

  • Discover: via results from Yahoo!’s award-winning mobile search and editor-selected content;
  • Stay Connected: through access to email and social network accounts from the most popular Web providers, as well as instant messaging, address book and calendar tools;
  • Stay Informed: by bringing together favorite content – websites, sports teams, news sources, RSS feeds, weather, stocks, horoscopes and more – into a single location.

Yahoo! Messenger App for the Apple iPhone

The new Yahoo! Messenger application will provide iPhone users in the U.S. with the industry’s leading messaging experience. Features include the ability to send and receive instant messages, exchange photos, add contacts, change status, send emoticons, and stay logged in an idle state when using other applications on the iPhone. In addition to this standalone iPhone application, Yahoo! Messenger is also available within Yahoo! Mobile (both for the Web and iPhone) and as an application on several other types of mobile devices from leading manufacturers. For more information on the upcoming Yahoo! Messenger application, visit the Yahoo! Messenger blog at http://www.ymessengerblog.com/.

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