Available for the MOTORAZR maxx V6 and MOTORAZR V3xx, More Than 70 Other Mobile Devices and Through Major Mobile Operators Worldwide First Half 2007
LAS VEGAS, January 8 /CNW/ - Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO - News) today launched a beta version of Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007 in Las Vegas. Yahoo! Go 2.0 is an innovative new application that redefines the mobile Internet experience for consumers through a unique product design, ability to personalize with content from the entire Internet and a reinvention of mobile search. With this launch Yahoo! expands its mobile Internet leadership.
The Yahoo! Go 2.0 beta (http://go.yahoo.com) is available for consumers to download today on Motorola's new MOTORAZR maxx V6 and MOTORAZR V3xx devices as part of the two companies' ongoing alliance to deliver an optimized Yahoo! experience on the world's coolest devices. Beginning in the first half of 2007, Yahoo! Go 2.0 will be pre-loaded on select new mobile devices from Motorola. Consumers can also download Yahoo! Go 2.0 on more than 70 other mobile devices from major manufacturers worldwide and use it on most wireless networks.
Additionally, Yahoo! expects to distribute Yahoo! Go 2.0 through mobile operators worldwide including Bharti Airtel, DiGi Telecommunications (Malaysia), Globe Telecom, Hutchison India, Idea Cellular, Rogers Wireless, Smart Communications, Taiwan Mobile and 3 Group in the United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden.
"Yahoo! intends to be the number one mobile Internet player globally," said Marco Boerries, senior vice president of connected life, Yahoo!. "Today we are changing the game by putting the full power of the open Internet into consumers' pockets. Yahoo! Go 2.0 creates an entirely new and beautiful experience that fits great phones, like the new MOTORAZR maxx V6 or V3xx devices."
"Consumers crave cool experiences on the coolest devices and the desire for seamless connectivity has never been stronger," said Scott Durchslag, corporate vice-president of product and xperience invention, Motorola mobile devices. "Integrating services like Yahoo! Go 2.0 with Motorola devices enables consumers to stay connected with the people, places and information they want, whenever they want it."
Yahoo! has created this new version of Yahoo! Go from the ground up to bring the Internet to the mobile phone with a suite of services that are fast, easy to use and highly personalizable. The unique carousel design of Yahoo! Go 2.0 makes it simple for consumers to navigate the selection of Yahoo! Go widgets for e-mail, local information and maps, news, sports, finance, entertainment, weather, photo sharing and search. The new service also includes Yahoo! oneSearch(TM) a completely new mobile search service designed to give consumers what they want on their mobile phone -- instant answers. Yahoo! Go 2.0 is the next generation of the service that launched for Symbian and Windows Mobile phones in 2006.
Key features of the service include:
? Search reinvented for mobile consumers -- oneSearch recognizes the intent of a search term and presents relevant content -- not just a list of web links to PC sites -- on the results page. Results are grouped by subject
making it easy to read through and drill down to get more details. (See press
release titled "Yahoo! Reinvents Internet Search for the Mobile Phone")
-- Be local, no matter where you are -- The Local & Maps widget gives
consumers quick access to comprehensive local directory information for
businesses across the US, enhanced with ratings and reviews from the
millions-strong Yahoo! community. Interactive maps, driving directions and
real time traffic updates help consumers find their way. Local guides provide
at-a-glance detail on what's happening in a specific city that day, as well as
the most popular places to eat, shop and visit. Consumers can set their
location and the experience will be tailored appropriately.
-- Rich, highly personalizable content from millions of sources to keep
consumers connected -- Current headlines and a breaking news ticker in the
News, Sports, Entertainment, Weather and Finance widgets keep consumers
connected to the information that matters to them. Each widget also includes a
"command center" where consumers can access more articles, use watchlists to
track topics of interest -- from sports teams to stocks to celebrities -- or
add new content from the millions of sources on the Web that publish in RSS.
-- Photo sharing keeps consumers connected to their community -- The
Flickr widget integrates one of the Web's most innovative and prolific
photo-sharing communities, making it easy for consumers to upload(x) and manage
images from their camera phone. Consumers can also easily share photos, view
their friends' pictures and browse or search the millions of images posted by
the Flickr community.
-- Streamlined e-mail keeps consumers in sync -- The E-mail widget
allows consumers to quickly respond to, delete or compose new messages or view
attachments with a single click. Advanced search capabilities allow consumers
to locate important e-mail easily by searching in the subject line, the
message body or an attachment. Automatic synchronization allows consumers to
access messages and contacts in their Yahoo! Mail account in real time. Any
changes made on the phone are instantly reflected on the PC and vice versa.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most
trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!'s mission is to connect
people to their passions, their communities, and the world's knowledge. Yahoo!
is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
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wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless
Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay
connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment
that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have"
products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full
complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and
impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties concerning the Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 beta (including
without limitation the statements contained in the quotations from management
in this press release), as well as Yahoo!'s strategic and operational plans.
Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this
press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks
and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the expected or
planned further implementations of Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 described may be
delayed, may not ultimately be implemented, or if implemented may not be
successful; consumers may not accept or respond as positively to Yahoo! Go
Mobile 2.0 as anticipated; and competitors may offer similar competing
services. More information about potential factors that could affect Company's
business and financial results is included under the captions, "Risk Factors"
and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
of Operations," in Yahoo!'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2005 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter
ended September 30, 2006, which are on file with the SEC and available at the
SEC's website at www.sec.gov.