Technology.am ( Apr. 6, 2009 ) — US-based web portal Yahoo launched its personalised web service for mobile devices Yahoo Mobile.
This site is currently accessible by users in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, with more countries to be included in the rollout in the near future.
Yahoo! Mobile offers a number of different online services, including search, email and social networking – similar to its current app, Yahoo! Go, which also offers mobile access to Flickr, weather updates and other services.
“The service is available across more than 300 devices with HTML-enabled mobile browsers. This includes Opera Mini browsers, RIM browsers, Webkit-based browsers, Windows mobile browsers and so on,” Yahoo India’s Senior Director, Mobile Products, Manish Dalal said.
Dalal said the service allows the browser to personalize his/her page by getting stock quotes of a desired company or accessing social networking sites.
“Instead of paying for stock updates, you can add the name of a particular company on your page to get its quotes. It also allows access to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other email services,” Dalal said.
From the Nokia stable, some of the devices on which the service can be accessed are N95, E90 Communicator, E71, E66, N85 and 5320 XpressMusic.
HTC Touch and Touch Pro, Herald, Pilgrim, Blackberry Storm, Blackberry Bold and Motorola Q and Q9 are other devices on which Yahoo Mobile can be accessed.