Yahoo Mobile Service Lands on Nokia, Samsung, BlackBerry Devices

By Patrick Hoffman  |  Posted 2007-01-08 Print this article Print

Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 services give users of Nokia and Samsung mobile phones and BlackBerrys a search service and e-mail access.

Yahoo announced Jan. 8 that Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 will be available for Nokia and Samsung mobile phones as well as BlackBerry users. Yahoos mobile Internet application offers users a search service; the ability to access and manage e-mail; ways to view content such as news, sports, weather, entertainment and finance; access to Yahoos Local and Maps service that provides users with directory information for businesses and traffic news; and a Flickr device that allows users to access and manage images from their mobile device.
Nokia mobile users will now be able to download Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 on their Nokia mobile phones such as the Nokia 6103, Nokia 6131 and the Nokia 5300 Xpress Music phones, all of which operate on the Series 40 platform, which is a software user interface that runs on Nokia mobile devices.
For Yahoo and Nokia, this is just part of their extended relationship, as they have been working together to provide Nokia mobile device users with Yahoos Internet services. Yahoo previews next-generation Messenger. Click here to read more. "As part of our goal of putting the Internet in every consumers pocket, Yahoo is excited to expand our successful, long-running relationship with Nokia to bring our groundbreaking Yahoo Go 2.0 services to consumers on their Nokia devices," Marco Boerries, senior vice president of connected life at Yahoo, said in a company release. Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 will also be made available on Research In Motions BlackBerrys. BlackBerry users will be able to download Yahoos Internet service on select handsets such as the BlackBerry 8700 series, BlackBerry 7130 series and BlackBerry Pearl. Yahoo Go 2.0 will also be available on future BlackBerry handsets. "Together, Yahoo and RIM have already successfully launched Yahoo services to BlackBerry users through more than 120 mobile operators in almost 60 countries, and with todays launch, we are continuing to make it easy for people to stay connected to whats important to them," Boerries said in a company release. Not only will Samsung mobile phones now feature Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0, but they will also feature Yahoo services such as Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Personal Information Management, which will enable users to keep their personal contact information intact. Samsung featured Yahoo Search on its first mobile handset, the SGH-E570, and hopes to increase the number of handsets that will feature Yahoo services. "Samsung mobile phones with Yahoo services will provide consumers with fast and convenient access to the Internet, even on the move," Kitae Lee, president of Samsungs telecommunications network business, said in a separate release. Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 will be available on Nokia and Samsung mobile phones beginning in the first half of January while BlackBerry users can download the beta version starting today. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.

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