Yahoo Go for Windows-Based Phones

August 30th, 2006 |
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MENLO PARK, August 30, 2006 (PodTech News) — Yahoo Inc. announced Tuesday it’s added Windows-based mobile phones to the list of phones that offer the Yahoo Go for Mobile suite, which includes e-mail, calendar, news, and photo albums. Internet companies are scrambling to give consumers the ability to stay connected to the functions they depend on when they’re tethered to their desks — even when they’re on the go. To do this, the companies are looking for partnerships with wireless carriers and mobile device manufacturers. PodTech’s Catherine Girardeau visited Yahoo’s Sunnyvale campus to talk Yahoo Go with David Riemer, vice president of marketing for Connected Life at Yahoo.

REPORTER’S NOTES: At least some factions in the blogosphere are skeptical of Yahoo Go for Mobile, judging by this post on SMS Text News. The Search Engine Watch Blog has compiled some mobile applications usage stats. Tech Crunch’s Michael Arrington writes that Dave Winer is working on a solution to those excruciating moments lost waiting for stuff to upload to your mobile device.

— Catherine Girardeau

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