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It’s new from Yahoo

2:04 PM Wed, Apr 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko
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Yahoo is making another attempt to position itself as a primary destination for mobile phone users.

The new Yahoo Mobile service provides search functions along with news, e-mail and RSS feeds tailored to your personal preference. There’s an iPhone App available for those who carry the Apple product in their pockets; a mobile Web version works with some other phones, and a smartphone edition is promised for the end of May.

I tried to use the Mobile Web version on my Samsung BlackJack smartphone, but it is apparently not compatible, so I can’t give you my first impressions.

Yahoo Mobile is taking the place of Yahoo Go, which we first told you about back in 2007. Yahoo Go is an application that gives compatible phones (like the BlackJack) some of the whiz-bang functionality of an iPhone. While it was a nifty interface, I still found it to be klunky and slow compared with the other tools that were already built-in to my handset, and I used it only occasionally.

If your cell phone is Yahoo Mobile-friendly, try it out and give us your review!




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