Yahoo Mobile launches across eight countries, 300 devices

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YahooMobile1The mobile content service which Yahoo previewed at Mobile World Congress in February launched today across eight countries, available both as an iPhone app and a mobile content site optimised for 300 devices ‘with HTML-enabled mobile browsers’.

Yahoo Mobile, available at http://new.m.yahoo.com or from the App Store, combines what you’d expect from Yahoo’s services — search, news, social networks and email — with other web content which users can select to personalise their experience. The ordering of that list of services, taken from the official press release, is a clear indication of Yahoo’s priorities.

The service and app launched in the UK, Germany, France, the US, Canada, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, with additional localised versions expected to launch over the next several months.

Yahoo says the launch, which comes a scant eight months after Google launched its iPhone app in the UK, is all about continuing the company’s mobile leadership and capitalising on its market potential, which it plans to do through rich media display advertising that will encourage user engagement, so for example, allowing users to send ads to a friend or click to call the advertiser directly.

So far the app’s received a lukewarm response on the App Store, garnering a mere 1.5 star rating (though of course, only six people have rated so far) and complaints about the speed of the app over GPRS and loads of ‘page not available’ error messages.

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    Doesn’t work with the Krave, which has a HTML-enabled mobile browser.

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  • http://www.welovemobile.co.uk/ Simon We Love Mobile

    My big question is, why?

    Why would I want Yahoo! to be my mobile home-screen. Aren’t internet portals for lazy people who never make it past their ISP’s walled garden? Does anyone persevere or spend any time on web portals like iGoogle. And more importantly, do portals like this fit in with mobile usage?

    Overweight offerings like Yahoo portal don’t seem to really fulfill any need apart from offering Yahoo! execs the prospect of mobile land-grabbing. But doing everything doesn’t count for much unless you are doing everything really really well. Google manages this trick for quite a bit, but doesn’t claim to the home for content discovery, for instance. Yahoo! doesn’t look like it is offering anything new or better than what is already out there, its just lumped everything in one great big purple sandwich.

    I have written a longer article about Yahoo portal, you can check it on: http://www.welovemobile.co.uk/blog/?p=468

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  • http://www.fetchmedia.co.uk mobile media

    If you’re going to launch an app like this then at least get it right. In face of stiff competition from Google, Yahoo! has probably acted rather a bit too much in haste, although it has unquestionably and rightly so acknowledged that mobile leadership and mobile media is definitely the battleground of the future.

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